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January 18, 2019

"an abundance of caution" - Constantinople postponed until block 7280000

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Constantinople postponed

  • The day before the scheduled Constantinople upgrade fork, ChainSecurity found that EIP1283 potentially allowed deployed contracts to be vulnerable to a re-entrancy attack. There was no bug in the EIP per se, but it broke an implied invariant for a small but then-indeterminate amount of deployed code. Hence, out of an abundance of caution but with limited time for the community to come to consensus, Constantinople was successfully postponed.

  • A full post-action report by Trail of Bits, ChainSecurity, and Eveem. They proffer a different alternative to 1283 - refund difference of intended cost of writes. Magicians thread on 1283 alternatives and thread on invariants.

  • New ConstantiNOPE client releases by which the fork was avoided (update if you haven’t): Geth, Parity (stable) and beta, Trinity, Nethermind, Pantheon, Ethereum on ARM

  • Constantinople is set for block 7280000, around Feb 27. EIP1283 is not included.

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Housekeeping

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Special edition: Year in Ethereum (& update your clients, Constantinople is postponed!)

The Year in Ethereum

Constantinople is suspended

  • Out of an abundance of caution regarding the invariant broken by EIP1283 discovered by ChainSecurity, the Constantinople fork will be postponed

  • As of now, EIP1283 will not be part of Constantinople when it occurs.

  • A new activation date for Constantinople will be chosen on Friday in the all core devs call

  • Update your clients ASAP (you have ~10 hours from when I’m pressing send). Full details and timeline

January 11, 2018

Hard fork incoming! Update your clients!

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Constantinople is coming

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Housekeeping

Archive on the web if you’re linking to it: http://www.weekinethereum.com/post/181942366088/january-11-2018

Cent link for the night view: https://beta.cent.co/+81o82u

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Jan 4, 2019

Great Expectations - too many 2018 reviews to include any of them

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What about this newsletter sucks?

Link this week: http://www.weekinethereum.com/post/181733281453/january-4-2019

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December 28, 2018

What about this newsletter sucks and you'd like to fix?

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Dates of Note

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What about this newsletter sucks?

What about this newsletter sucks and you wish I would fix? Repeated and bolded for emphasis.

Here are various things I hear: 1) you didn’t include X, Y, and Z this week vs the newsletter is too long now, 2) the category labels suck (I agree with this, but finding preferred categories has been harder than I thought), 3) you didn’t have some random local event in city C, 4) too much non-Eth vs if there was more non-Eth i wouldn’t read anything else, 5) too much vs not enough editorializing, 6) not enough context

Tweet at @evan_van_ness if you have any opinions or reactions to any of those things.

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