May 23, 2018
Dharma and FunFair live. EthBuenosAires Eve.
|Evan Van Ness||May 24, 2018|
News and Links
Latest Casper standup
Jaynti Kanani: getting block times down in Plasma through propose and commit periodic checkpoints
Kelvin Fichter: Proving UTXO Sum Validity for Mass Exits
Vitalik Buterin: Network latency based “clocks” and their limits
blob serialization code
Github issue for using libp2p in the future, eg sharding
Stuff for developers
Nick Johnson announces the first Solidity Gas Golfing Contest to write gas optimized code
Register .test domain with ENS on Rinkeby
Loom’s ZombieChain: An EOS-Like DPoS sidechain
Solidity-cli: compile Solidity faster and easier
uPort’s code to pay gas for users
What it’s like to go from decentralized dev back to centralized development work
Superblocks online IDE
Truffle v4.1.11: upgrade to solc v0.4.24
Connext v0.2 implements Perun’s virtual channel code
the Aragon developer portal (and tutorial)
Learning Solidity from a Java dev’s perspective
Dan Finlay: why build a new society on blockchain?
Glen Weyl and Vitalik Buterin: Liberation Through Radical Decentralization
Latest “Open Source Block Explorers” call
Etherscan has a bunch of new tools: dex order book, dex tracker, gas tracker, Swarm search
A beginner’s explanation of gas
Ideo on designing for blockchain
ECF: mapping out all the grants available in the greater Ethereum ecosystem
EthPrize on the learnings from their developer interviews: better documentation, better debugger, getting data off the chain, error codes, tooling, etc. Great work by Robbie Bent, Sina Habibian, Andy Tudhope and Josh Stark.
An EthMemphis writeup. FedEx is getting into our space.
ENS dispute resolution: Forced bribes
Live on mainnet
Governance and Standards
ERC721 is in “last call” so there’s a decent amount of discussion.
EIP1108: “proposes a 10x reduction in the gas cost for the
ECADDprecompile, 20x for
ECMUL, and a 14x reduction in the per-pairing cost of the pairing check precompile” due to faster implementation
EIP1109: Remove call costs for precompiled contracts
ERC1081: standard bounties (updated)
ERC1115: decentralized user authentication standard
ERC1111: introspective metadata definition disclosure
ERC1102: opt-in web3 access
EIP1098: Cross-client encrypt/decrypt
Discussion on ERC712 using eth_signTypedData as a human readable standard
Akasha update with their Colored Essence token model
Mysterium updated roadmap
Following a tuni from Fiji to Brooklyn with Viant’s supply chain tracker
What’s next for Livepeer
The crazy things people are building on Decentraland
Pangea fractional tokenized real estate rebrands to Meridio
Neufund’s registration is open
Why and how Gnosis is addressing key management with Gnosis Safe
Get your github login as a subdomain on <githubname>.gitcoin.eth. Also, the bounties going up from the Ethereum Foundation’s grant.
TheNextWeb Q&A with Golem’s Julian Zawistowski
Kauri update on its documentation competition
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Lane Rettig and Alex Beregszaszi talk eWasm on Zero Knowledge
Rob Habermeier presents Parity Substrate
Kraken’s Jesse Powell with Laura Shin
Jacob Eberhardt talk on his zkstark tooling ZoKrates
Jarrad Hope on how Status is implementing a decentralized org
Etherisc at NYC Ethereum
NYC Blockchain week Ethereum panel with Joseph Poon, Kelvin Fichter, Jae Kwon, Vitalik Buterin and Karl Floersch
Joseph Lubin on Crypto101
Video interview of Decentraland founders
An overview of TCR design patterns
Venture bonding: funding network effects on donations and bounties
Jacob Horne on the playful future of NFTs
New decentralized business models from Etherisc
DaoX - an implementation of DAICO
CFTC advisory for exchanges trading “virtual currency” derivatives. This takes me back to the days of holding a series 3 license.
NAASA announces “Operation Cryptosweep” of 32 enforcement actions against fraud plus the recent inquiries from the NY AG’s office (though he has now resigned in scandal). I’ve never heard of any of those 32, but the WSJ reports they’re saying it is the “tip of the iceberg.” SEC Chairman Clayton’s statement applauding them.
There’s also the WSJ report categorizing many ICOs as having red flags.
Polkadot POC1. Still aiming for q3 2019 launch
Parity discontinues its Parity ICO Passport Service (PICOPS) due to GDPR
Seasteading floating islands and crypto is a libertarian fantasy
Jump Trading’s crypto desk is their largest trading desk
Steve Wozniak compares Ethereum to apple
WSJ profiles crypto-friendly banks. The WSJ also says Coinbase and IvyKoin met with regulators about bank licenses. Just writing that gave me flashbacks to my days filling out banking regulatory applications to dozens of regulatory agencies.
Comparing enterprise blockchains: Ethereum v R3 v Hyperledger
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note:
May 25 - 27 -- EthBuenosAires hackathon
May 28 -- Zeppelin’s zepcon0 conference (Buenos Aires)
June 1 -- Blockchain for Social Impact Conference (Washington, DC)
June 28 -- BuildEth (San Francisco)
June 30 -- Solidity Gas Golfing challenge deadline
July 14-15 -- FEM governance meetings in Berlin
September 7-9 -- EthBerlin hackathon
Oct 5-7 -- TruffleCon in Portland
Oct 30 - Nov 2 -- Devcon4 (Prague)
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