Week in Ethereum News
September 3, 2022

Eth News and Links

PoW switch off (the Merge)

Execution layer

Proof of Stake consensus layer



  • EIP5539: Revocation list registry
  • EIP5548: NFT operator approval control
  • EIP5553: Representing IP and its royalty structure
  • EIP5554: NFT legal use, sharing, repurposing and remixing
  • EIP5559: Cross chain write deferral protocol
  • EIP5560: Redeemable NFTs
  • EIP5564: Stealth address wallets
  • EIP5568: Revert signals
  • EIP5570: Digital receipt NFTs

This newsletter is made possible thanks to Hardhat!

Hardhat just released support for The Merge, as well as major performance improvements on compilation times, making it fast. Solidity developers can now test their contracts in a post-merge environment, with compilation now taking 40% less in most workflows, and a few taking 90% less!

Install the v2.11.0 release and check out the release notes to learn more.

Stuff for developers


  • Compound v2 oracle update froze cETH market & impacts using ETH as collateral in other v2 markets, update being reverted with 7 day timelock
  • KyberSwap $256k frontend exploit from two victims, malicious code in Google Tag Manager script


Application layer

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