Eth News and Links
Latest What’s New in Eth2
Demystifying Eth2 terms - a solid eth2 explainer in the form of glossary
Data viz of Prysmatic’s merged PRs
Mothra: wrappers for libp2p in rust
Stuff for developers
Solidity v0.5.11. calldata structs bugfix in ABIEncoderV2. Some SMT checker bugs fixed. Internal types added to ABI outputs. Yul/wasm improvements
Embark v4.1. better deployment, as well as enabling services from console.
Integrate Gas Station Network into your app
Onboarding crypto noobs with a link or QR code that gives them the asset after they download a wallet
Austin Griffith vid on Burner Wallet collectibles
Managing storage with IPFS in a Java app
Loredana demo of Pipeline: drag & drop to create apps. More Loredana demos: dType 101 and web2 MVC architecture emulated on Web3, with dType & Alias
Playing with dynamic arrays in assembly
How CoinbaseCommerce uses CREATE2 to keep costs down
Attacking timelocks by selling future ownership
Minimal, a modular client written in Go, licensed with Apache or MPL, from Umbracle.
TrustToken is using GasToken-like technique so end users have reduced token transfer cost
Pelle Brændgaard’s Wardley map of Ethereum
ENS supports TOR’s .onion addresses. Originally an ETHNewYork hack
PegaSys’ EthSigner - keep your private key separate from dapps/node
Governance and Standards
Latest core devs call. Istanbul split into two forks.
EIP tracker for what goes in which fork.
Compound’s vote on next asset to add will use lifetime interest earned/paid as a weighting mechanism
EIP2242: transacton postdata
Understanding emergency shutdown in multi-collateral Dai
Alethio’s growth of DeFi data viz is stunning
tBTC - spec for a trustless Eth to Btc bridge from Keep and Summa
rDAI - tokenized interest earned by Compound’s cDAI
Spec for a multi-token private trading using snarks.
Crypto wallets in the Brave nightly release, which means they’re a couple months away from the regular release.
Loopring deployed beta version of its v3, which does 350 transactions a second with data availability on chain, and goes up to 1400 txs per second after Istanbul.
You can now limit your slippage on Uniswap to prevent frontrunning
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
This section was going to be all podcasts, but it would’ve been mostly the usual suspects. I created a Twitter poll to find out whether I should keep podcasts in this section.
Tokens / Business / Regulation
SEC gets asset freeze on Veritaseum/Reggie Middleton, which was discussed for years as the most blatant scam
PIP - Use interest for compound to fund projects in exchange for tokens
Discovery of apps in Status is live as a bonding curve
Electric Capital’s crypto developer report. Ethereum has 4x the developers of Bitcoin at the protocol level, not even counting Ethereum’s huge lead at the app level.
Coinbase buys Xapo’s institutional business, says it has $7b under management
MyCrypto on trust trading Twitter scams
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Aug 21-23 - Dappcon (Berlin)
Aug 23 - Last day for IDEX withdrawals without KYC
Aug 24-25 - EthPlanet Shenzhen hackathon
Aug 23-25 - ETHBerlin
Aug 28-Sep11 - Ethereal Blocks virtual hackathon
Aug 29-30 - ERC1400 security token hackathon (Oslo)
Sep 2-16 - Decentraland SDK virtual hackathon (250k USD in prizes. There’s a referral code on that link that gets both you and me something extra)
Sep 3 - Deadline to apply for EU Horizon Prize. 1m € each to 5 "Blockchains for Social Good" projects
Sep 6-8 - ETHBoston
Sep 10-11 - DeFi Summit (London)
Sep 15 - Augur v1 cutoff
Sep 15 - Ethereal Tel Aviv
Sep 16 - Tachyon accelerator application deadline
Sep 15-16 - StarkWare sessions (Tel Aviv)
Sep 22 - IDEO virtual hackathon ends
Oct 7 - ENS workshop (Osaka)
Nov 8-10 - ETHWaterloo
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