Eth News and Links
Trinity v0.1.0-alpha.36 (Python client) - BeamSync improvements, metrics tracking (influxDB/Grafana), partial eth/65 support
Updated Eth on ARM images. Geth fast syncs a full node in 40 hours on 8GB Raspberry Pi4
Miners began bumping up the gas limit (12m now), which sparked some polemics about the tradeoff between state growth versus user fees. Higher gas limit resulted in safelow gas fees in the teens for the first time in weeks.
Prysmatic (Go) client update - stable Onyx testnet, 80% validators community run, RAM usage optimizations
Nimbus (Nim) client update - up to spec, 10-50x processing speedup, splitting node and validator clients
Attack nets - a testnet specifically for attacks
Matter Labs’ ZK Sync rollup is live - tiny transaction fees, withdrawals to Eth mainnet in 15 mins, 300 transactions per second (with 2000 tps coming)
Minimally viable rollback in Validium/Volition
a GKR inside a snark to speed up SNARK proving 200x
Attacking the Diogenes setup ceremony for Eth2’s VDF
Kate polynomial commitments explainer from Dankrad Feist
Reputable List Curation from Decentralized Voting Crites, Maller, Meiklejohn and Mercer paper for construction of private TCR voting
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Stuff for developers
Waffle v3 with ethers v5 support
WalletConnect v1 release, now with mobile linking
ethers-rs, a port of ethers to Rust
Solidity v0.6.10. error codes and bugfix for externally calling a function that returns variables with calldata location.
Sorting without comparison in Solidity
Create dynamic NFTs using oracles
Wyre’s WalletPasses allow push notifications for dapps
OpenZeppelin found a bug that affected 61 Argent wallets
Bancor bug: public method allowed anyone to drain user balances. Amusingly, the white hat draining got frontrun
DeFiSaver exchange vulnerability. They white hat drained it and also got frontrun.
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Reddit announces scaling competition to move Reddit’s community points to mainnet
It seems the mysterious and massive transaction fees were from a hacked korean ponzi called GoodCycle. Various miners have handled differently: Ethermine (already paid out). Sparkpool (said it would pay out but then victim identified, unclear to me if yet resolved). f2pool (said they’d return to new address)
By default, Geth will no longer accept transaction fees over 1 eth
Ethereum Foundation invests in Unicef’s CryptoFund startups
WEF, IADB and Colombian government project to reduce corruption in procurement
EY launches crypto tax reporting app
DAOs and Standards
$COMP was distributed and liquidity mining (“yield farming”) blew up. Compound passed Maker for #1 on DeFiPulse, and $COMP has had a fully diluted market cap over $3.5 billion
Uniswap v2 passes v1 in liquidity
Streamr’s data unions framework is live for anyone to create their own
5m KNC burned milestone
Yield farming on steroids from Synthetix, Ren, and Curve
this artwork is always on sale, v2 with 100% per year tax instead of 5%
ETH disrupting SWIFT: why fintech VCs are missing DeFi
Nick Tomaino on the economics of Eth2
Liechtenstein company tokenizes 1.1m USD collectable Ferrari
Opyn: hedging with calls
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Dates of Note
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