November 16, 2018
News and Links
[Eth 2.0] What’s New in Eth 2.0
[Eth 2.0] implementers call. Agenda
[Eth 2.0] Notes from Prague workshop sessions
[Eth 2.0] Prysmatic Labs dev update, first RanDAO implementation, validator key management, etc
[Eth 2.0] Who should have to pay storage management fees?
[Eth 2.0] Explaining the liveness guarantee of Eth 2.0
[ewasm] ewasm’s roadmap for monthly testnet releases
[CBC Casper] Barnabé Monnot’s Casper CBC spec explainer part 1 and part 2. Also, a visualization of multi-shard system from Vlad.
[State channels] Counterfactual dev update. monorepo. Specs for state channel protocol, app library and a minimalist contracts layer
[State channels] Magmo launches rock-paper-scissors app with a channel wallet on Ropsten using ForceMove framework. Demo link. repo
[State channels] Raiden v0.17
Blockchain at Berkeley’s Fourth State: Plasma isn’t dead, a rebuttal to Coindesk article
[Plasma] Plasma Cash was a transaction format
[Plasma] Plasma Prime proposal from Bankex
Stuff for developers
Solidity v0.5 - a major breaking release, go read the notes.
Tutorial: deploying a Loom PlasmaChain app
Next 6 months roadmap for 3Box
Unity and Ethereum starter tutorial
Bonding curves explained with code. More (unaudited) code for bonding curve tokens
Grid+ releases SDK for their Lattice agent.
IBM is creating Solidity tutorials for Hyperledger
Gateway contracts: code operating on a shared state through the gateway contract
Academic paper on KEVM
Sojourn dev kit in React - encrypt and store data on IPFS using Shamir’s Secret Sharing with hash stored onchain
Resources for developing with Gnosis Safe
Austin Griffith: Counterfactual loan repayment or “keyless predictive deployment” and what Austin is up to at Gitcoin. Related: Jez San comment on the struggles of user onboarding for FunFair
How to query balances for all Eth addresses in BigQuery. Dappboard is working on an ETL pipeline for Eth
0x launch kit - start a relayer in “under a minute”
Infura dashboard now has stats
A survey of Ethereum based games. Tyler Smith’s tweetstorm on tokenizing game assets
The forever weird Ethereum community made ShatnerHodl.com to welcome William Shatner. And Jonathan Mann wrote a song.
Alethio finds a bunch of CryptoKitty inbreeding
Hour of day gasprice heatmap from Gitcoin
Rachel O’Leary profiles Swarm’s Daniel Nagy
Streamr is following Gnosis’ lead in defaulting to web3 products.
Taylor on lessons learned in the MEW/MyCrypto split -- the whole MyCrypto AMA is worth a read because they put time into it
Parity v2.2.1 beta & 2.1.6 stable
Geth v1.8.18 with Swarm v0.3.6. Big Geth optimization coming?
Nethermind v0.9.1 .NET Core mainnet client with Görli support
Test suite v6.0.0beta2 ready for Constantinople fork
A survey of blockchain use cases by industry
Azure blockchain dev kit with Truffle extension for VSCode. Microsoft also recorded a video chat on dapps with Drizzle
Zug residents get free weekly 20 hours of e-bike usage through uPort. Also Linum Labs does a trial with Swiss Federal Railways using uPort
Governance and Standards
ERC1577: Multiaddr for ENS better defined system of mapping names to network and content addresses
ERC1576: Whisper bid negotiation protocol
ERC1856: risk redistribution for stable payment
ERC1572: contact card standard
Luke Duncan: trust minimized governance tokens
Livepeer’s potential Streamflow release - new orchestrator role, no stake minimum to be a transcoder, and probabilistic micropayments
Brave’s SpeedReader - pre-rendering classifier gives 20x performance improvement, 84x less bandwidth, 2.4x memory reduction. They also called for a GDPR in the US
Market Protocol’s MPX lets you trade gold, SP500, crude live on Rinkeby
Aragon Q3 dev update and transparency. Also, their first governance vote is ongoing, but about to end. Since they launched on mainnet at Devcon, 100+ DAOs have been created
Subby - censorship resistant newsfeed using Eth and IPFS
More than 1% of all ETH is locked in Maker CDPs. Meanwhile, Augur has ~13k ETH in open interest with a big test of Augur market reporting - is standard prediction markets terminology enough or does every word get parsed?
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Devcon4 main hall talks are all online. Early winners of buzz are Andy Milenius and Phil Daian.
Brendan Eich talk at Web Summit
Ameen Soleimani on POVCrypto
NEAR protocol’s Alex and Illia on 51 Percent
BreakerMag’s print interview with Vitalik Buterin
Alex van de Sande on Hashing It Out
Tokens / Business / Regulation
RadarRelay says it will implement OFAC compliance, though it doesn’t define what that means. OpenRelay will blacklist security tokens. New relayer Lake Trade is blocking the US, as Paradex continues to do.
Brooklyn Project on dexes
Airfox and Paragon agree SEC settlements to register as securities, pay 250k each plus refund purchasers. Given the EtherDelta settlement, I would have expected harsher for these particular cases.
Simon de la Rouviere’s history of token curves
Understanding consensus algorithms from Preethi Kasireddy
Jordan Clifford’s Bitcoin Cash ABC/SV fork explainer
A roadmap for ZCash’s next release, Blossom
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new additions in bold):
Dec 7-9 - ETHSingapore hackathon (ETHGlobal)
Jan 10 - Mobi Grand Challenge hackathon ends
Jan 29-30 - AraCon (Berlin)
Feb 7-8 - Melonport’s M1 conf (Zug)
Feb 15-17 - ETHDenver hackathon (ETHGlobal)
Feb 23-25 - EthAustin hackathon (EthUniversal)
Mar 27 - Infura end of legacy key support (Jan 23 begins Project ID prioritization)
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