Eth News and Links
- Beam Sync: gets all block headers, executes a recent block using the witness and subsequently fills in state as it executes blocks by getting data from peers. From the Trinity team, it can reduce sync time to minutes.
- Gary Rong reduces disk i/o 10x during Geth full sync by patching levelDB
- evmone v0.2.0 – 66% faster code processing and execution
- Parity v2.5.9-stable and v2.6.4-beta adds block numbers for the Istanbul testnet forks
- Hyperledger Besu v1.2.4 also adds testnet block numbers
- “Wasm execution engine [running in] the shard chain/client we built in lighthouse”
- STARK-proving low-degree-ness of a data availability root
- Cross shard messaging in Casper CBC
- Lodestar Eth2 client update, in the weeds on networking
- A guide to getting started on the Prysmatic testnet
- Ben Edgington’s review of the Eth2 interop lockin
- Connext v2 is on mainnet. Natively supports wallets, more trustless
- Hierarchical Plasma
- Matic’s next release will include Plasma predicates
Stuff for developers
- Yakindu statechart tools for model-driven Solidity development
- Create a Solidity tutorial (“workshop”) in Remix
- ConsenSys Diligence’s Alex Wade found a bug in the Vyper compiler
- Add comments to your dapp with 3Box plugin
- Recreating geth’s event library step by step as a way to learn Go
- Implementing holographic consensus in Aragon, pt 3
- Intro to using web3j
- Get a UX audit at Devcon
- Mass NFT minting with Cargo. Interesting backstory to the product.
- “two types of bytecode on Ethereum but five different names”
- Brownie v1 – Python framework for Eth dev
- Ethereum.org now has a page for Python devs. Submit those pull requests
- The Fairwin Ponzi scheme has critical security vulnerabilities. The vulnerability got fully announced today, fortunately about half of the ETH has been withdrawn in the past couple days. Also relevant: Daniel Luca’s tweetstorm.
- Guide to run a full node on a RaspberryPi 4 (model B)
- DeFi Summit vids
- Dataviz of mining pool % over time
- The most popular names in the ENS auction
- Ethereal Blocks hackathon winners and submissions
- WWF and ConsenSys develop Impactio, a nonprofit funding platform
- uPort, Onfido and PwC to partner on identities in UK financial services
- Hong Kong traded Link REIT partners with Allinfra to tokenize a solar installation
Standards and governance topics
- Maker: upgrading to multi-collateral Dai from current single-collateral Dai (it will be mandatory, though you’ll likely have a few months when it happens), and an update on the new Oasis DEX – trade ETH for MCD assets
- Rune floats ETH purity assets (ie, single-collateral Dai) in MCD
- DeFi Saver had a couple CDPs get liquidated. While they’re covering the cost, it’s always worth thinking about the risks for any product you use.
- Nuo v2 margin trading
- Golem chooses a metric for how often to verify wasm computation: reputation combined with a user chosen variable
- How to use SetProtocol if the front end is down. More apps should do this
- Dolomite launches exchange on Loopring with negative maker fees and a fiat onramp through Wyre
Tokens / Business / Regulation
- IMF: the rise of stablecoins
- Spencer Dinwiddie wants to tokenize a portion of the next 3 years of his NBA contract. Minimum $150k investment though.
- Kik to shut down Kik. Bit of a headscratcher to me.
- Miners are accumulating ETH
- Nonfungible ERC20 tokens
- Chiesa, Ojha, Spooner: Fractal efficient recursive composition of post-quantum SNARKs
- Vitalik: understanding PLONK
- Understanding gas accounting and the fee market
- Filecoin hopes to launch mainnet in March 2020
- Major Lightning Network vulnerability allowed BTC to be stolen
- Your TV is tracking you.
🎂 3 year anniversary 🎂
I did another annotated version for the folks who bought the NFT. They can read the limited edition. This will very likely be the last annotated edition.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
- Sep 30 – Gitcoin CLR matching ends
- Oct 2 – Istanbul fork on Ropsten testnet at block #6485846
- Oct 4 – Enterprise Ethereum in Banking Summit (Seoul)
- Oct 5-6 – Cryptoeconomics System Summit (Boston)
- Oct 7 – ENS workshop (Osaka)
- Oct 8-11 – Devcon (Osaka). Link to agenda. Social events: OffDevcon and Kickback
- Oct 19-20 – Crosslink (Taipei)
- Oct 26 – Zero Knowledge Summit (SF)
- Nov 1 – Ledger EU apply for 200k euro startup funding
- Nov 5-6 – Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
- Nov 8-10 – ETHWaterloo
- Jan 1 – Augur v1 cutoff
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