News and Links
Tom Close: Minimal Progamable State Channels
Latest Casper standup call
Drake: Committee-based sharded Casper.
More Justin Drake: “we are considering changing the Ethereum 2.0 roadmap to skip Casper FFG with 1500 ETH deposits. Instead Casper and sharding validators would be unified from the get-go in the beacon chain, and deposits would be 32 ETH.” Two less technical Reddit threads worth reading: one and two.
Prysmatic’s geth sharding implementation update
Hsiao-Wei Wang: what you can do for sharding slide deck. Nice sharding overview in there as well.
Dan Robinson: Plasma Debit. payment channels on Plasma Cash?
Loi Luu video talk on Kyber’s Gormos scalability project: application specific “plasma plus sharding”
Ben Jones, Kelvin Fichter: More Viable Plasma
Alexey Akhunov: latest on Turbo-Geth
Stuff for developers
First Vyper beta release
Truper: compile Vyper contracts to truffle compatible artifacts.
Connext on becoming a network for projects to open hubs
Human readable contract ABIs using ethers.js
sol2proto - Amis’s first step to Contract as a Service
hevm: an EVM implementation for unit testing from Dapphub
ethQL: a graphQL interface from ConsenSys
Loom SDK out in public beta with long update on their plans
dappeteer: e2e testing with Puppeteer + MetaMask
libSTARK: C++ library for Starks from EliBen-Sasson
Eth dev with Go online guide book
Slock.it INCUBED client - a network of server nodes for Slockit’s IoT devices
How Weeve puts an Eth wallet in trusted enclave
Latest Open Block Explorers call
John Wolpert on the future of private and public blockchains
Vitalik’s ELI5 on the difference between full and archive nodes
Tips on applying for ECF grants
Geth v1.8.11: 28% less disk usage, 23% faster block processing, increased memory stability
Governance and Standards
Casey Detrio on what happened to EIP648 (tldr: disk I/O is bottleneck, not CPU)
ERC721 finished last call and is finalized
Dean Eigenmann: against community governance
PoA Network governance model
Augur bounty program opens tomorrow before full launch on July 9
Bloomberg on the Decentraland land rush
Dharma 3 month roadmap: improve dharma.js API, better documentation, standardize terms on some debt agreements
Maker: a Dai primer
How Golem wants to use SGX for computational integrity and privacy
FunFair to seek platform licenses so casino operators don’t have to get their own license
TrustWallet to sell its tokens on Kyber
Brave at 2.7m MAUs and giving away 500k more in BAT
Andy Warhol work to be auctioned by Maecenas
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Truebit’s Harley Swick on Hashing It Out
Grigore Rosu talks K framework on Epicenter
Joey Krug with Laura Shin
5 mins of Joey Krug’s story of risktaking leading him to Augur
Meher Roy gets interviewed by Decrypt Asia
Glen Weyl lecture on Radical Markets at Google
Video of Kyber Network’s event last week
Griff Green revisits The DAO on Zero Knowledge
SEC’s William Hinman: “current offers and sales of Ether are not securities transactions.”
CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam: “Blockchain is more than technology: it is an advance that reaches out into every aspect of life.”
Colony’s Hackathon is an MVP of perpetual inflation to incentivize developers.
Etherisc: democratizing insurance using blockchain
Incentivized music curation with curved bonding rewards
What if BitTorrent had a token? More lessons learned from p2p file sharing by John Backus
Leigh Cuen reports on Code to Inspire offering Afghan women opportunities to earn Eth for completing tasks
How Polkadot is addressing the big issues in blockchain
Academic paper claiming Bitfinex/Tether manipulated Bitcoin price. I skimmed and did not see reason to update my priors. Still maybe.
Coinbase Index Fund is now open.
VB answers a few technical questions on Marginal Revolution.
Irish newspaper interviews Joe Lubin
Discussion of 20 psychological biases around money that is getting passed around in crypto circles this last week
A year after the sale, Tezos adds KYC/AML
WSJ on big pharma companies tracking supply chains using Ethereum.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note:
June 24 -- Colony online hackathon finishes
June 25 -- Etherisc token sale starts
June 28 -- BuildEth (San Francisco)
June 30 -- Solidity Gas Golfing challenge deadline
June 30-July1 -- Off the chain state channel workshop (Berlin)
July 6-7 -- TechCrunch blockchain and Ethereum events (Zug)
July 9 -- Augur scheduled to launch
July 12-18 -- IC3 Eth Bootcamp (Ithaca, NY)
July 14-15 -- FEM governance meetings in Berlin
July 19-20 -- DappCon (Berlin)
July 24-26 -- NIFTY hackathon and NFT conference (Hong Kong)
August 3-4 -- Discon (Boulder, CO)
August 10-12 -- EthIndia hackathon (Bangalore)
September 6 -- Security unconference (Berlin)
September 7-9 -- EthBerlin hackathon
September 7-9 -- WyoHackathon (Wyoming)
Oct 5-7 -- TruffleCon in Portland
Oct 5-7 -- EthSanFrancisco hackathon
Oct 22-24 -- Web3Summit (Berlin)
Oct 30 - Nov 2 -- Devcon4 (Prague)
December -- EthSingapore hackathon
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