News and Links
[eth2] Latest what’s new in Eth2
[eth1&2] Nimbus dev update
CBC Casper proofs of properties in Isabelle
OMG’s update on Plasma Prime implementation
Stuff for developers
learning SNARKs from scratch with a board game
Etherlime update - solc v0.5.x, 95% coverage, and what’s coming in 2019
debugging working group with data representation paper
3box.js v1.1 with local and network caching and a GraphQL endpoint
LiveOverflow’s Capture the Flag with video explanations
EnjinX: Eth block explorer. NFT and memecoin support coming in 2019
Threshold ECDSA sigs from Keep.
Basic concepts to understand to control your private keys
Ethereum Explained from PegaSys: Merkle Trees, World State, Transactions, and more
Governance and Standards
ERC1671: bonded fungible tokens
Eth gaming pioneer Etherplay is exploring “blockchain game economies minted by central servers”
Cryptowars (running on Loom) has a tournament going live this week
Loopring v2 is live.
Brave does a hotfix around clearly showing who is a verified publisher. Whiners kept whining in possibly the dumbest complaint ever - they’re upset that BAT can accumulate for a publisher who hasn’t yet verified.
Lympo and the Dallas Mavs have a fitness incentive program using a token on Ethereum and lets you buy Mavs merchandise with it.
Unikrn launches esports betting platform
In response to lawsuit threats from BNY Mellon, Melonport is now waterMelonport. The water may be silent.
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Maker’s Andy Milenius on a16z podcast
Nadav Hollander on Epicenter
Q&A with Buterin Fellowship receipient Mikerah Quintyne-Collins
Georgios Konstantopoulos on Into the Ether
Maurice Herlihy talk on atomic cross chain swaps
A Brian Armstrong, Chris Dixon and Sonal Chokshi conversation from November and a different conversation between Brian Armstrong and Chris Dixon from September.
Ledger responds to the hardware wallet attack talk at 35c3. They’re underwhelmed.
Facebook’s centralized decisionmaking about what people are allowed to say around the world. Yuck.
An intro to the Radical Markets ideas
No surprise that in crypto winter Wall Street’s crypto projects are on hold. Which is great, because then the true believers are better positioned in future competition
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Jan 10 - Mobi Grand Challenge hackathon ends
Jan 10-Feb7 - 0x and Coinlist virtual hackathon
Jan ~15 - Constantinople hard fork at block 7080000
Jan 17 - Aragon vote on funding original AragonOne team
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 (EthUniversal)
Mar 4 - Ethereum Magicians (Paris)
Mar 5-7 - EthCC (Paris)
Mar 8-10 - ETHParis (ETHGlobal)
Mar 27 - Infura end of legacy key support (Jan 23 begins Project ID prioritization)
April 8-14 - Edcon hackathon and conference (Sydney)
Apr 19-21 - ETHCapetown (ETHGlobal)
May 10-11 - Ethereal (NYC)
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