News and Links
[Eth 2.0] Lighthouse fortnight client update - devcon, libp2p in Rust, basic block processing
[Eth 2.0] Client validator architecture notes
[Eth 2.0] Network-adjusted timestamps
[Eth 2.0] The economic incentives of staking discussion
[Casper CBC] Aditya Asgaonkar’s Casper CBC explainer
Stuff for developers
Leo Alt: built-in formal verification in Solidity in the SMTChecker and how it works
A quick dive into Trail of Bits’ Slither, their Solidity static analyzer
solpp - Solidity preprocessor and flattener
Tutorial on a private layer 2 voting system with Enigma
Zeppelin’s Solidity compiler audit
Pipeline visual IDE now available as a Remix plugin
Atomic batched transactions - multiple ERC20 transfers at once through MetaTX
Parity’s Fether - alpha release of a wallet with a light client, so you can embed light clients in your dapps. (Not audited, defaults to Kovan, don’t use on mainnet yet)
meeseeks.app - a static file hosted on a CDN to allow websites easier IPFS hosting with human-readable ENS names.
Burner Wallet runs on POA’s xDAI and exchanges value between phones without app download
ConsenSys Grants - $500k given through Gitcoin in amounts of 10k-25k
Status’ Cryptolife hackathon winners
MyCrypto’s Taylor Monahan: the unintended consequences of product design
AWS and Kaleido announce plug and play marketplace for enterprise
BBVA, MUFG and BNP Paribas do $150m syndicate loan for Red Electronica on a private chain but timestamped to the mainchain
Governance and Standards
Core devs call. Constantinople hard fork scheduled for Jan 16.
Whitelisting holders and traders of security tokens with ERC-1404
Security token standards creating automatic compliance
Péter Szilágyi proposes Ethereum Engineering Efforts - document (and improve) the necessary cross-team processes
EIP1559: fee market change for short-term volatility in block size instead of transaction fees
Gitcoin has integrated ERC1337 subscriptions to allow devs stable periodic income for OSS work
How TruSet thinks about capital markets reference data
Chainlink acquires Town Crier to use enclaves for oracles.
IBM announces its Data Shield Experimental with iExec (SGX)
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Zooko talks Sapling and more on Zero Knowledge
Video of Future of layer 2 meetup at Devcon
A print Q&A with ConsenSys’ Sam Cassatt and Joe Lubin
Brendan Eich on What Bitcoin Did
Maker’s Steven Becker on BoostVC podcast
Tokens / Business / Regulation
The court docs settling SEC’s case against EtherDelta founder Zack Coburn. He paid almost $400k, which is substantial but a fraction of his earnings and he admitted no guilt. The SEC got to claim that ED traded securities, without having to litigate it and risk losing jurisdiction. Not clear what facts the SEC considers to be dealbreakers and what is mere dicta.
Kyle Samani highlights Livepeer’s MerkleMine as an example of good token distribution
Why crypto networks will eat the SaaS industry. Recommended alone for the first graphic!
Tyler Cowen: the price crash could be good for web3
“the most interesting stuff that’s going on is the beginning of execution on top of blockchain, the most obvious example being the capability of Ethereum.” - Google’s Eric Schmidt with Tyler Cowen
Tim Swanson: Systematically important cryptocurrency networks
Best thing on Twitter this week was William Shatner explaining Eth standards and governance
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)
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