October 27, 2019
Eth News and Links
Latest core devs call. Notes from the call.
Istanbul tentatively scheduled for December 4th with January 8th as a backup.
Train station model: how to get a regular release cadence for Eth1. Hard forks happen on a schedule, EIPs go in when they’re ready and agreed to.
Did raising the gas limit affect the state growth? So far it is inconclusive.
What’s New in Eth2, featuring Ben's thoughts on Eth2 and composability.
Danny Ryan’s quick update on Eth2 plans. The deposit contract is ready, but waiting on BLS standardization. Testnets are coming soon, but phase 0 is getting simplified given how phase 1 sharding has evolved.
Latest implementer call. Notes from the call
Updated spec v0.8.4, minor changes
Muskoka eth2 client test harness
Responding to “a 51% attack would be a moment of joy for the community, as at the cost of a day or perhaps a week’s disruption, an amount of the attacker’s ETH would get burned that counteracts years of protocol-level issuance, increasing the value of ETH and hence making future attacks more expensive”
RuntimeVerification’s formal model in K of the beacon chain
Fuel: optimistic rollup for stablecoin from Nick Dodson and John Adler
Optimistic rollup Q&A with Plasma Group
An overview of rollup, both zk and optimistic
Stuff for developers
web3js v1.2.2 - TypeScript support, transaction signing and confirmation changes, new JSON RPC method, and bloom filters
Guide to using Dai in your code
Istanbul’s SLOAD reprice to 800 gas breaks contract interactions
Eth.Build - Austin Griffith’s new series of tutorials with a dev sandbox
You can now search for people on 3Box
Kevin Kim’s DeFi UX research study
Results from q3 Gitcoin Grants
Hyperledger Besu v1.3.2
A Besu addon: PegaSysPlus which adds RocksDB encryption, event streaming and monitoring
11 requirements for choosing a permissioned chain in production
Trustology for business: a custodial wallet of HSMs
Maker roadmap to Multi-collateral Dai launch on Nov 18
Gitcoin Quests - gamified web3 learning
KyberSwap limit order v2
A bunch of great Alethio stablecoin data viz
STLD Exchange will do instant payouts to winners on Augur v2
Numerai achieves “Meta Model supremacy.” And the tourney now running on Erasure
TruSat - a satellite tracking platform for amateur stargazers
Tokens / Business / Regulation / Global Realpolitik
Chris Burniske on the plethora of mechanics working against 2017’s overfunded eth killers
Mark Zuckerberg appeared before a US House committee and promoted Libra as an instrument of American power
A couple days later, Chinese President Xi says they will increase investment and focus on “blockchain.” Cryptoassets shot up ~30%
On Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s globalcoin
ESPN article how it would work to buy Spencer Dinwiddie tokens
Graph Network indexing protocol. Interesting token model
Ryan Sean Adams: ETH’s monetary policy is underrated
Ex-CFTC Chair Giancarlo says they approved bitcoin futures to pop the BTC bubble
How to calculate Brave’s ad blocker time savings
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Oct 28-Nov 11 - Web3 World virtual hackathon
Oct 28-Nov 1 - SF Blockchain Week
Nov 1 - Ledger EU apply for 200k euro startup funding
Nov 5-6 - Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
Nov 7 - web3 UX unconference (Toronto)
Nov 8-10 - ETHWaterloo
Jan 1 - Augur v1 cutoff
Feb 9-15 - EthLagos
Feb 14-16 - ETHDenver
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