News and Links
[Eth 2] Danny Ryan’s state of the spec
[Eth 2] What’s New in Eth2
[Eth 2] Latest Prysmatic dev update
[Eth 2] Lighthouse dev update
[Eth 2] Coindesk profiles the teams building Eth2
[ewasm] Latest Ewasm call.
[Eth1] State Rent proposal update
[Eth1] How types of contracts would handle contract state-root-plus-witness architecture
Boneh, Bünz, Fisch: Batching Techniques for Accumulators for stateless chains
Justin Drake Ethereum 3.0 tweet
Building MixEth as a state channel dapp with Counterfactual
Celer’s team to play their state channel Gomoku game for real Eth
gas payment abstraction in layer 2
should fraudulent exit bonds be partially burned?
SKALE releases architecture of their sidechain network
Stuff for developers
Ethereum on ARM. Constantinople-ready images
Gnosis Apollo to create your own prediction market interface or tournament
Schedule your token transfers on MyCrypto using Ethereum Alarm Clock
web3j v4.1 for Android
You can now integrate Gitcoin’s Kudos into your app. Gitcoin also hit 500k in issues.
A quick Austin Griffith tutorial on Commit/Reveal
Matt Tyndall’s counterfactual loan repayment for Dharma
Linkdrops: let people send crypto embedded in URLs without gas/wallets
Panoramix decompiler using symbolic execution instead of static analysis
Streamr’s cold chain monitoring tutorial
A teaser for Harvey fuzzer from ConsenSys Diligence
Hard fork enabled client releases
Geth v1.8.20 - hard fork enabled, Puppeth improvements, etc
Trinity v0.1.0-alpha.20 Constantinople support and genesis file support
How I learned Solidity basics for free as a noob dev
Uncle rate keeps falling. Time to start nudging up the gaslimit?
Monetary policy chart of historic and future Ether issuance
Alethio’s EthStats block explorer
Ecosystem job listings
Web3Foundation, Validity Labs and Status working on Whisper alternative
Live on mainnet
OriginTrail: data exchange in supply chains protocol
Cheddar suggests Facebook wants to do its own basechain and is recruiting
See OriginTrail above
Governance and Standards
ProgPOW testnet block explorer
A quick case study on Aragon’s AGP1 proposal
Evolution of a security token standard
ERC1643: Document Management Standard
ERC1644: Controller Token Operation Standard
ERC1666: Decentralized Autonomous Zero-identity Protocol
ERC1613: Gas stations network
Cellarius first anthology released. Free to MetaMask users.
Golem’s Graphene-ng demo part2
XYO Network to launch satellite named EtherX on SpaceX’s Falcon9 in next few months
Data auditing and repair with Storj
The Fluidity stack to allow liquid secondary markets
Vitalik tweetstorm on non-financial apps
Onchain mutual insurance to return insurance to its origin: communities sharing risk
p2p loan offers on Bloqboard using Dharma
Ujo Portal out of beta and in version1.
KyberNetwork’s monthly update - new reserves, wBTC updated
GnosisSafe users can pay gas fees in OWL.
Maker proposal to reduce stability fee from 2.5% to 0.5%. Vote Dec 17
Augur’s controversial US House elections market has been reported as Republican. This is obviously nonsense because no one would have bet on that market and it makes no sense to encourage wordsmith trickery. This is a huge test of Augur and will be interesting to watch. Also, v1.8.4 out with new node endpoint. And a nice Augur 2018 review from Guesser
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Arthur Falls uploads some Joe Lubin Devcon3 video footage
Zero Knowledge ETHSingapore episode
Open Block Explorers community call
Blockchain Insider with Vitalik Buterin
Grid+ Alex Miller and Karl Kreder on Hashing It Out
Prysmatic’s Preston Van Loon and Raul Jordan on Into the Ether
Andrew Keys talks ConsenSys2.0 with Laura Shin
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Chris Burniske argues Ether and Bitcoin prices are undervalued based on fundamentals
4 eras of blockchain computing: degrees of composability from Jesse Walden
Basecoin/Basis quits after raising ~130m and returns money to its VCs, blaming the SEC. I feel there may be more to come with this story.
MythX (formerly Mythril) decides against its announced token
Don’t think there was any doubt, but Coinbase is listing tokens. 30 assets up for consideration
Simon de la Rouviere: Desire paths and recommendation markets
Support starving Venezuelans by buying NFT Christmas cards through Giveth. Easy onboarding for your non-crypto friends.
Results of Bounties Network paying local to participate in Manila Bay beach cleanup. Some interesting UX lessons.
Terra-Bridge: Transfer between Ethereum and Bitcoin protocol
CMEGroup puts up an Intro to Ether course
Boerse Stuttgart and SolarisBank say in next 6 months they’ll launch crypto trading platform in Europe
The state of Surveillance Capitalism is dire: your apps are tracking your location and selling it. It’s very easy to figure out who you are from your location. Bring on web3!
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Dec 17 - vote to reduce Maker stability fee
Jan 10 - Mobi Grand Challenge hackathon ends
Jan ~15 - Constantinople hard fork at block 7080000
Jan 29-30 - AraCon (Berlin)
Feb 7-8 - Melonport’s M1 conf (Zug)
Feb 15-17 - ETHDenver hackathon (ETHGlobal) next hacker application round closes December 31st
Feb 23-25 - EthAustin hackathon (EthUniversal)
Mar 4 - Ethereum Magicians (Paris)
Mar 5-7 - EthCC (Paris)
Mar 27 - Infura end of legacy key support (Jan 23 begins Project ID prioritization)
Apr 19-21 - ETHCapetown
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