December 15, 2019 Week in Ethereum News
Eth News and Links
Latest core devs call. Notes. Lots of EIP1559 (fee market change) discussion now that it has been implemented. Decided to go forward with EIP2384 for Muir Glacier, anyone can propose changes afterwards. Also lots of talk about 1962 precompile calls.
Update your clients for the Muir Glacier fork in early January. Geth, Nethermind, Besu all are ready. Parity, Aleth are coming.
Piper Merriam on the 4 steps to an eth1 stateless client network
Background on eth1 very long-term sustainability problems and options
Lighthouse public testnet, v0.1, the “first with a mainnet configuration”
phase 0 spec v0.9.3
Notes from the last light client call
Aditya Asgaonkar explores cross shard communication
Editorial note: ignore any fake news about launch date changing.
Celer light client SDK, runs in the browser
Stuff for developers
Solidity v0.5.14, defaults to Istanbul, SMT/ewasm updates
Remix IDE v0.9.2
Ethcode v0.8, now supports Vyper. available in VScode
0age: the more minimal proxy
Steve Marx: destroying the indestructible registry
Blocknative’s onboard.js to easily support many wallets
Runtime Verification: K vs Coq as language verification frameworks
Can Ethereum rollups beat Visa’s 2000 transactions per second? Iden3’s analysis of post-Istanbul Ethereum throughput limits with rollup.
Parity’s update on grant progress: 75% of grant paid based on milestones
Nike files a patent application for tokenized shoes on Ethereum and breeding them, a la Cryptokitties
Banco Santander repurchased and cancelled the bond mainnet, of September 10th, 2019 issuance date. “This unequivocally proves that a debt security can be managed through its full lifecycle on a blockchain”
“Seize the day: public blockchain is on the horizon” Forrester/EY enterprise survey says 75% will use public chains (read: Ethereum) in the future
Paul Brody op-ed: If you build a blockchain, will anyone come? “Public blockchains like Ethereum offer a better choice for enterprise users”
Hyperledger Besu v1.3.7 - critical fix for mainnet users, muir glacier compatible
Governance and standards
Extending MolochDAO’s features: TheLAO, Moloch and MetaCartel to standardize for venture-style investments and accommodation of security token standard
Maker’s governance security module puts a 24 hour delay on all governance decisions. This was in response to Micah Zoltu’s “how to turn 20m into 340m in 15 seconds.” The 0 delay was explicitly a tradeoff as MCD launched to ensure that Maker could respond nimbly to any problems.
Vocdoni: an app for anonymous, onchain voting
Sablier is live on mainnet, continuous streaming money
Synthetix inflation changed to exponential decay in the inflation rate with a 2.5% terminal rate
Set Protocol integrates Compound’s cTokens so sets earn interest
RealT’s first property sells out
Undercollateralized lending as next DeFi trend?
Kong.cash releases their whitepaper. As seen at Devcon, Kong is physical crypto cash
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Saga goes live on mainnet with an algorithmic version of the IMF’s SDR
ING is planning to get into crypto custody
ConsenSys Activate’s standards for token launches
“design a circuit construction protocol (such as used in TOR) that is 1) non-interactive, 2) immediate forward-secret, and 3) requires only O(n) message exchanges”
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Jan 1 - Augur v1 cutoff
Jan 1-30 - EthIndia online hackathon
Jan ~4 - Muir Glacier upgrade to delay difficulty increase
Jan 6-20 - Gitcoin take back the web online hackathon
Jan 31 - deadline for EU ledger 200k euro grants for blockchain startups
Feb 14-16 - ETHDenver
Mar 3-5 - EthCC (Paris)
Mar 29-Apr4 - EthLagos
Apr 3-7 - Edcon (Vienna)
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