News and Links
Sigma Prime Eth2 client update - BLS library standards, 25x merkle root speedup through caching
Nimbus Eth2 client update - public testnet performance improvements. Pledges to get a few things ready by Devcon: cross-client production-ready phase0 testnet as well as phase1 prototype. Plus a POC light client and polished Whisper.
Lodestar client vision: “browser compatible ETH2.0 client (and light client) “ to help dev tools transition to Eth2
Eth2 networking slides from Kevin Chia
Justin Drake on VDF ASICs: An “attacker needs to be 100x faster than our ASICs to break the randomness … [even] if 100x+ is achieved, the randomness gracefully decays to the not-too-shabby RANDAO”
Connext to build v2 on Counterfactual for interoperability
Counterfactual dev update.
LiquidityNetwork v2 mobile app release
Stuff for developers
Alpha version of Play, a simplified Remix for beginners
IEEE 754 quadruple precision (128 bit) floating point Solidity library
Fixed point math in Solidity library
solang: Solidity to wasm PoC compiler using llvm written in Rust
GodsUnchained on gas efficient mass NFT creation
How to integrate 3Box with profiles
ConsenSys Ethereum tools portal
A new ethereum.org launched to be a portal to community resources and maintained through Github pull requests
ENS permanent registrar is now deployed. You have one year to migrate
Metacash: gasless (using metatransactions with CREATE2) noncustodial Dai wallet for Android, with iOS coming.
RicMoo on CREATE2 magic: offchain contract wallets which can be updated
Microsoft publishes Azure Ethereum dev kit
JPMorgan and Microsoft partnership for Quorum adoption
Live on mainnet
CDP Saver live on mainnet. Repay and boost in one click. Auto liquidation prevention coming soon.
dYdX v2 is live on mainnet
Governance and Standards
ERC1973: mint and distribute tokens per block to dapp users
EIP1985: sane limits for EVM parameters
Secondary and tertiary educational institutions in Singapore will issue degrees using OpenCerts
DeFiScan - check your Compound, Uniswap and Spankchain balances from one site
RAC, Goldroom and Ujo launch a music label
Status v0.12 - adds dapp curation through SNT staking
Maker Stability Fee at 19.5%
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Rick Dudley on Into the Ether
PlasmaGroup AMA and freestyle
Andrew Keys keynote at Harvard Business
Aztec’s Ric Williamson on Zero Knowledge
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Fidelity report arguing that institutional money is coming to crypto
Q&A with Caitlin Long about Wyoming’s new crypto laws
London club West Ham join PSG and Juventus in using Socios to issue fan tokens
There were rumors Facebook would launch its crypto project at F8, but it did not. WSJ had initial paywalled report. Wired reports the possible options WSJ laid out.
Stellar crashes if just two nodes fail. Both of which are run by…Stellar.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
May 9 - Fluidity Summit (NYC)
May 10-11 - Ethereal (NYC)
May 16 - Eth2 workshop (NYC)
May 16 - Token Summit (NYC)
May 17-19 - ETHNewYork
May 17 - Deadline to accept proposals for Instanbul upgrade fork
May 23-25 - Swarm Orange Summit (Madrid)
May 24-26 - Ethereum Madrid Hackathon
May 27-28 - EthCon Korea (Seoul)
June 8-9 - WASM in blockchains (Berlin)
June 22-24 - Zcon1 (Split, Croatia)
July 3-5 - WindingTree’s HackTravel (Lisbon)
Aug 2-4 - ETHIndia (Bangalore)
Aug 2-4 - TruffleCon (Redmond)
Aug 21-23 - Dappcon (Berlin)
Aug 23-25 - ETHBerlin
Sep 16-17 - Starkware sessions (Tel Aviv)
Oct 8-11 - DeVcon (East Asia)
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