News and Links
[eth1] Quick summary of Constantinople hard fork
[maybe eth1, eth2] ELI5 storage rent
[eth2] What’s New in Eth2 from Ben Edgington
[eth2] An updated Beacon chain mini-spec
[eth2] Prysmatic dev update - sync’d with spec, 100% test coverage; Go BLS sigs ready
[eth2] Stan Kladko: Use validators BLS key pairs to keep transactions encrypted until included in chain
[eth2[ Justin Drake: Eth2 consensus objects natively compatible with multiple hash functions
[eth2] How Vitalik thinks about incentives for stakers to stay online
[eth2] Staking reward spreadsheet by Eric Conner
[eth2-> eth3] Beacon-chain friendly CBC Casper
[eth3] Bitwise LMD GHOST
An overview of state channels projects
Stuff for developers
Paul Berg’s how to write upgradeable code with Truffle5 and ZeppelinOS2
Intro to Mythril Classic and symbolic execution
ConsenSys Diligence’s registry of code weakness and test cases
SmartCheck security tool adds Vyper
Minimal Solidity testing with Ganache and Jest
Yondon Fu: How not to use ECDSA
“stack too deep” error in Solidity
Jez San on thinking about GDPR and blockchain
Video example of queries to GraphQL api with 3box.js
Monitoring events with Kauri’s Eventeum
ConsenSysDesign’s rimble v0.2 adaptable components and design standards
Bernhard Mueller’s hilarious tweetstorm satire of a maxi tweetstorm
EthHub launches. Great documentation and FAQs for devs/users
A note about Blockchains LLC from founder Jeffrey Berns
imToken at 7.5m accumulated installed devices, 30% iOS, 70% Android
To every Bitcoin maximalist who says you can’t run a full node, Afri very strongly disagrees.
More Afri: on Jan 3, only 10.2% of nodes were Constantinople-ready. Update your clients!
ConsenSys and AMD’s W3BCLOUD collaboration “to develop optimized solutions powered by AMD hardware” for enterprise and dapps (link opens PDF)
John Wolpert on lessons learned in blockchain consulting
Kaleido launches Marketplace for “blockchain at consortia scale”
Governance and Standards
Application layer (I decided no 2018 reviews; those could have been the whole newsletter)
Many Augur markets ended on Dec 31, so there is a record 140 disputes in this week’s round. Also prediction markets to facilitate cross-chain swaps?
Grid+ rolling out electricity to more in next couple months; had Samsung stop manufacturing a component of Lattice agent, so had to replace; still on track for Q2
BloqPress - a web3 CMS
Pando - decentralized VCS enabling contribution tracking, via the Aragon client
DX.exchange - buy tokens representing Tesla, Apple and 8 more Nasdaq stocks where the stock is held in custody. Per Bloomberg, this goes live next week. To me, the interesting bit is that now those stacks can trade 24/7
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Starkware’s Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny on Into the Ether
Vitalik Buterin with Kartik Talwar at ETHSingapore
Jutta Steiner on ZeroKnowledge
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Livepeer network economics update. LPT continues to be an interesting experiment (and you probably have some from the MerkleMine airdrop)
Cameroon separatists launch their own currency on Ethereum. Reading the article doesn’t give me great hope for its legitimacy, but it’s an interesting idea.
Interesting funding model from Mintable: selling NFTs that let you use their app for free for life.
Santiment built an Ethereum token market cap
Elegy for a cypherpunk. Remembering Tim May. Nice work about the values from which our space springs.
How much each year Ethereum is mentioned in Google Scholar articles
Proof of existence timestamp chain on Substrate
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 ~16 - Constantinople hard fork at block 7080000
Jan 24 - Aragon vote, including on funding original AragonOne team
Jan 29-30 - AraCon (Berlin)
Jan 31 - GörliCon (Berlin)
Feb 7-8 - Melonport’s M1 conf (Zug)
Feb 15-17 - ETHDenver hackathon (ETHGlobal)
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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