Eth News and Links
Geth v1.9.5 - hot fix release for a larger 1.9.4 maintenance release that sets the blocks for the Ropsten, Rinkeby and Görli testnet forks
Nethermind v1.0.8 - set for Istanbul
Perez, Livshits: attack resource metering in EVM. Bring on 1884’s repricing.
BloXroute says their mainnet test shows they can reduce block propagation time by 25%
Danny Ryan: Eth2 interop in review. Check out the progress made on networking, tools, and running on raspberry pi's.
Latest What’s New in Eth2, discussion of BLS sig standardization
Prysmatic client update - all about faster BLG sigs
Matter Labs releases their zk rollup code
Hijacking routes in payment channel networks. arxiv paper showing how to DOS attack Lightning Network
OmiseGo’s More Viable Plasma
Stuff for developers
Decentralized storage with 3box for Solidity tutorials from within Remix
Terminal, dev and manage artifacts in a unified workspace
Zabo, a wrapper for any wallet/interface
Austin Griffith’s Signatorio, a simple way sign, verify, and share messages signed with your Eth keys
Intro to the AZTEC toolkit: how to use their zk proofs
Gas limit has moved up around 10m per block, so we’re at all time highs in terms of throughput, and puts us in the low to mid 30s for possible transactions per second. However it seems like much of that gas has been used by a ponzi scheme marketed in Asia.
Joseph Lubin and Vitalik Buterin interview at Ethereal Tel Aviv
Gitcoin CLR matching is live, and there will be additional 1:1 matching for $50 grants
Complete transaction privacy using Kaleido’s zero knowledge proof services
Manage identities on Hyperledger Besu
Deutsche Bank joins JPMorgan’s IIN built on Quorum
Standards and governance topics
ERC2280: erc20 extension for native meta transactions support
ERC2294: Explicit bound to Chain ID size
ProgPoW was again largely debated by the community this week, with several places trying to catalog pros and cons. I wonder how many miners know that in the next few months, they can transcode video on Livepeer on their GPUs without loss of hashrate?
Aragon having an interesting conversation about whether the current system of voting on grants is the best way to fund working on their stack
Balancer, a “non-custodial portfolio manager, liquidity provider, and price sensor” using automated market makers. The new thing from Nikolai
Maker and Tether will be added to Compound
Should there be non-trustless assets in multi-collateral Dai?
Why did the Synthetix attacker get his balance deleted? Because his frontrunning got frontrun
Another week, another Set: 26dayEMA
AtStake, an escrow app with an internal reputation system. 2 person agreements where ETH/tokens are later programmatically distributed. Disputes by pre-agreed 3rdparty
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Neufund’s first retail security token offering of Greyp, an electric bike maker
first draft of the legal agreement for an Income Share Agreement for American university
A Fee Flippening occurred this week. This has happened before, but the magnitudes of difference in fee volume between ETH/BTC and every other chain it underscores how only Bitcoin and Ethereum have any traction whatsoever.
SEC charges ICObox for selling a security and broker activity
Steven Nerayoff and Michael Hlady arrested for extortion of a company that did a token sale. Nerayoff once incorrectly claimed to be a “co-creator” of Ethereum.
Marlin by Chiesa, Hu, Maller, Mishra, Vesely, and Ward. Compared to other SNARKs, small proof sizes and fast verifications, however it requires large Fast Fourier Transforms
From Zero to DeFi Hero: a guide for crypto noobs to learn enough to earn high DeFi interest rates
Maker and LoomNetwork creating bridges to take Dai to other chains
🎂 3 year anniversary 🎂
Just to repeat the advertisement immediately above: you can buy the limited edition NFT for 0.11 Eth which will unlock the annotated edition.
All proceeds will be back into Ethereum somehow, likely donated to a public good, at my discretion.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Sep 24 - Eth2 staking pool Rocket Pool testnet beta starts
Sep 27 - ErasureCon (password: information) (SF)
Sep 28 - First ENS short name auctions end
Sep 30 - Gitcoin CLR matching ends
Oct 4 - Enterprise Ethereum in Banking Summit (Seoul)
Oct 5-6 - Cryptoeconomics System Summit (Boston)
Oct 7 - ENS workshop (Osaka)
Oct 19-20 - Crosslink (Taipei)
Nov 1 - Ledger EU apply for 200k euro startup funding
Nov 5-6 - Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
Nov 8-10 - ETHWaterloo (applications open)
Jan 1 - Augur v1 cutoff
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