Ethereum News and Links
Lighthouse eth2 client update: focused on testnet stability and networking
Lodestar eth2 client update: shifting to a browser-ready light client
Robert Drost’s BuildEth talk on execution environments for phase 2 of eth2. Probably the easiest 10 minute explanation you will get.
Updated Eth2 mindmap
Vitalik’s twitter explainer of stateless clients in context: markets for storage or data forever with free ride?
Slipper’s EIP1559 implementation study
Raiden UI wizard onboarding tool
Stuff for developers
Samczsun finds another code vulnerability: Livepeer slashing logic
Understanding ERC777 re-entrancy vulnerability if such a token were listed on Uniswap
Zeppelin is kicking off a cryptography for devs series
See the whole execution flow for a given transaction with Tenderly
Elle: a formally verified EVM compiler building on Isabelle
websnark v0.0.5. snark proof generation and verifier in WebAssembly. faster verification time in browser, verifiers for MNT6753-BoweGabizon and BN128-Groth16
AWS $100k VDF competition for people who like math and FPGA designs, sponsored by a coalition including Ethereum Foundation.
Blockade Games tying Lightning Network to Eth NFTs and code. One of the most bullish things for Ethereum is how many Bitcoiners have to build on it.
Grid v1.5 - a desktop Eth tool UI, adds support for IPFS, RPC testing, Geth 1.9.
If you haven’t seen Alethio’s monthly data viz of DeFi users that’s all over social media, it’s worth a click.
Smart wallets to solve key management with 2fa and social recovery.
If you want to advertise to Eth devs, Codefund now has exclusive advertising on Etherscan’s testnet pages. I asked Etherscan for testnet-only ads awhile back, so it’s great to see it
How PegaSys is setting the standard for permissioning with the Pantheon v1.2 client by whitelisting accounts on mainnet.
Ondiflow and BP pilot for onshore oilfield tracking activities on a private chain automated with IoT data
Governance and Standards
Latest core devs call. Tim Beiko’s summary. Per the pull request showing the Istanbul EIP decisions made on the call, EIPs 663, 1380, 1985, 2045, and 2046 were added as “tentatively accepted.” There was discussion around doing a second Instanbul fork and/or when to do the next fork after Istanbul. Disappointingly, the call lacked a rep from Geth as well as Parity.
ERC2225: Methods to merge EVM chains
ERC2222: fund distribution token standard
ERC2224: Automatic signature request (wallet_autoSign)
You can now tip for tweets in the latest version of Brave
Decentraland private beta looks impressive
0x introduces coordinators - execution rules for a specific pool of liquidity.
Spankchain’s SpankPay: a payment rail for the adult industry
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Maker’s Rune Christensen on Epicenter
MetaCartel’s Peter Pan on Into the Ether
Ben Fisch talks accumulators on Zero Knowledge
Nexus Mutual’s Hugh Karp on Wizard of Dapps
Tokens / Business / Regulation
SEC is soliciting bids for Ethereum and Bitcoin data feeds
Loopring LRC staking: lockup your LRC for fees, plus dexes stake for reputation and/or fee reduction
NBA and DapperLabs (CryptoKitties) announce NFT collecitibles for moments like Kawhi’s fall away buzzer beater. The sale should be live in time for the NBA season with the associated game in 2020.
A daily log of what the Ethereum ecosystem shipped in July
MyCrypto Summer crypto education series. Send this to your friends
Lefteris’ crypto portfolio analytics and tax prep software Rotkehlchen v1 release
Zooko asks Zcash community to keep block funding
LocalEthereum planning on adding trusted third party identity attestations.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Aug 4 - deadline to apply for re-opening of Devcon speaker, builder, student applications
Aug 5-Sep 22 - IDEO virtual hackathon
Aug 6 - Devcon tickets, wave 2
Aug 10 - ENS shortname reservation ends
Aug 15 - Grow Ethereum virtual hackathon ends
Aug 16 - 18 - ConsenSys Grants hackathon (Toronto)
Aug 21-23 - Dappcon (Berlin)
Aug 23 - Last day for IDEX withdrawals without KYC
Aug 23-25 - ETHBerlin
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 15 - Augur v1 cutoff
Sep 15 - Ethereal Tel Aviv
Sep 15-16 - StarkWare sessions (Tel Aviv)
Oct 7 - ENS workshop (Osaka)
Oct 8-11 - DeVcon (Osaka)
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