July 28, 2019
4 year anniversary of the genesis block, 5 year anniversary of the sale
|Evan Van Ness||Jul 29, 2019|| 2|
Ethereum News and Links
Ben Edgington: the Cathedral, the Bazaar, and the eth2 roadmap. If you want a succinct “current state of Eth2” in prose, read this.
Prysmatic Eth2 client update - fixing bugs, BLS sigs and state root validations fully enabled in run time
Cryptoeconomics Lab: developing toward layer 2 interoperability
StarkExchange: Fast withdrawals using Cookie Jars
“In 14 days, 5,127 players from 62 countries played 53,180 layer-2 enabled games” on Celer’s state channel network.
Ethereum on ARM: new NanoPC-T4 and Raspberry Pi images with new supported devices and Prysmatic Eth2 client and VIPnode support
Stuff for developers
Solidity’s SMTchecker now supports multi-transaction checks and unbounded loops
web3js stable release. Breaking changes go into v2
Truffle v5.0.29 with stable web3js
Turn any deployed Eth code into a REST API from Fabrx
A VRF Solidity library from Witnet
EthDenver2018 winner Elk’s hardware dev kit is live on Kickstarter
Kauri launches communities, starting with Ethereum for Java devs
Speaker, builder and student Devcon applications re-open today for a week. Rolling decisions but everyone should hear by mid-August.
Winners of Gitcoin’s Beyond Blockchain virtual hackathon
Tornado mixer using snarks live on Kovan testnet
Austin Griffith video on the DAOG - DAO game. Trippy, but very interesting concept
Governance and Standards
Latest core devs call. Notes. EIPs currently accepted into Istanbul: 1344 (chain ID opcode), 2028 (calldata gas reduction), 2024 (blake2b), 1108 (alt_bn128). EIPs tentatively accepted: 2200 (the new version of 1283 from Constantinople), 1962 (ECC precompile), 1884 (trie dependent reprice), 1057 (ProgPoW)
ProgPoW is back into Istanbul (pending audit results), because the audit is back on.
Preliminary report from ZCash ProgPoW audit: “ProgPoW is viable, but its use of GPU compute resources is far from optimal and its biggest advantage over Ethash isn't its "programmability" but rather its different than Ethash's reads from the DAG.”
Ropsten Istanbul fork now scheduled for September 4th.
ERC2212: Interest earning stakes
Jesse Walden: the most interesting apps will need to be actively governed
Results from Aragon’s third vote. The late-voting whale from last time voted in the middle this time, which effectively ended voting.
Numerai launches ErasureBay, an open market for any kind of information
DaiHard: a fiat to crypto onchain exchange using burnable payments
Pooled cDai: pool your Dai together, send to Compound, send the interest to a beneficiary
Guesser expands to 10 weekly markets, gets guesser.com and new UI
UNICEF Ventures using Bounties Network to track mentorship sessions
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Péter Szilágyi and Martin Swende discuss Geth v1.9 on Hashing It Out
Ameen Soleimani on Epicenter
0x’s Will Warren and Amir Bandeali on Wyre Talks
Cent’s Cameron Hejazi on Wizard of Dapps
Anton Evangelatov and Rafael Matias presentation on Swarm
Colony’s Auryn MacMillan on DaoCast
Latest decentralized data call
Ryan Sean Adams on POV Crypto
Matic’s Jaynti Kanani on Into the Ether
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Monerium issues EU compliant Icelandic Krona e-money on the mainnet
SEC issues 2nd no action letter to Pocketful of Quarters, another case where it was painfully obvious that the token isn’t a security.
Fluidity’s Tokenized Asset Portfolio, a legal and technical model to tokenize real world assets to use as DeFi collateral
Fundament gets German regulatory approval for 250m euro of real estate bonds, running on mainnet with no minimum investment
History: this week marks the 5th anniversary of the Eth sale, and the 4th anniversary of the genesis block.
MyEtherWallet’s beginner’s guide to Ethereum
CDP creation skyrocketed from being on Coinbase Earn. An interesting experiment in incentivizing onchain activity.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
July 29-Aug 15 - Grow Ethereum virtual hackathon
Aug 2-4 - ETHIndia (Bangalore)
Aug 2-4 - TruffleCon (Redmond)
Aug 5-Sep 22 - IDEO virtual hackathon
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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