Eth News and Links
Upgrade your nodes for Istanbul, scheduled for block 9,069,000 which will likely arrive on December 7
A rundown of what is in the Istanbul network upgrade
Meanwhile, the ice age is beginning to occur. Should we fix it in Istanbul or in a separate fork in a month?
All about the difficulty calculation and the mechanism by which we should de-ice the Ice Age
ethereumJS VM v4.1.1
EVMC v7 - client-EVM connector API
evmone v0.3, a fast EVM C++ implementation
Latest what’s new in Eth2
Danny Ryan’s weekly update announces grant for eth2 fuzzer, discusses the mechanics of the eth2 deposit contract, and efforts on lights clients
More on Sigma Prime’s Beacon Fuzz
A tour of the history of how relayers and fee markets will work in Eth2
Jim McDonald proposes some different validator economic parameters
How the Prysmatic testnet is performing
There’s now an Eth2 block explorer using Prysmatic’s client
Rocket Pool wraps up their second Eth2 staking pool beta
Runtime Verification’s plan for Kwasm
How Arbitrum’s multi-round rollup differs from zk and optimistic (and followup post with more details)
WalletConnect supports Connext so app devs can inject channels easily into browsers
Difficulties in building Ethereum and Bitcoin watchtowers
Stuff for developers
Quick vs full analysis in MythX
Monitoring, debugging and gas profiling in Tenderly
New tools for running IPFS nodes from Infura
Austin Griffith’s latest eth.build lesson
Moving Arwen’s code to CREATE2
A beta version of decentralized metadata and source code
Blocknative’s notify.js a front end library for a transaction’s life cycle
BLS12-381 pairing library in Go
3Box architecture to decentrally manage user data
Ethereum Foundation’s Ecosystem Support Program calls for applications
“Hard problems in cryptocurrency.” Vitalik Buterin’s retrospective on progress made in 5 years, and what the hard problems are today.
Microsoft releases an MIT-licensed enclave-ready C++ EVM implementation
Hyperledger Besu v1.3.5
JPMorgan using Quorum to track inventory for auto dealers
Governance and standards
Origin Protocol’s decentralized alternative to Shopify, using ENS domain, IPFS and Eth as money (ie, as payment rail, you can pay in tokens too)
Kyber is removing fees for bridge reserves and smarter use of Oasis orderbook
Aragon releases its decentralized court
Poop.exchange: using UMA’s synthetic builder for a token tracking San Francisco human feces reports. Could align local government incentives.
Tokens / Business / Regulation
GodsUnchained card transfers driving a huge spike in ERC721 transactions
Synthetix adds synthetic LINK, LTC, XRP and a DeFi basket
Token Engineering tools and standards
Monerium emoney now available in Denmark, France, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden & UK
The response from Grin devs. As with many things in privacy/security, depends on your threat model.
Zero fee trading on Shapeshift with their token
VanityFair on Quadriga and Gerald Cotten
Comparing general purpose SNARKs
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Nov ~27 - deadline to register for r/ethtrader donut tokens
Dec 2-16 - Gitcoin Global Communities virtual hackathon
Dec ~7 - Istanbul network upgrade
Jan 1 - Augur v1 cutoff
Jan 13 - Metamask breaking change: inpage provider fully compatible with EIPs 1102 & 1193
Jan 31 - deadline for EU ledger 200k euro grants for blockchain startups
Feb 9-15 - EthLagos
Feb 14-16 - ETHDenver
Mar 3-5 - EthCC (Paris)
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