Eth News and Links
Geth v1.9.3 - maintenance release with Istanbul upgrade finalized
Least Authority’s ProgPow security audit, later discussed on core devs call. “We found no major issues and the design appears to function as intended.”
First call for the finality gadget working group that will use the eth2 chain to finalize the eth1 chain and then drastically reduce mining rewards.
A Casper FFG explainer. How it adapts PBFT
Lighthouse client update - interop with Nimbus, networking to official spec, 50ms slot times with 8 validators
Prysmatic client update - like Lighthouse, prepping for Eth2 networking lockin
Vitalik: layer 1 techniques on layer 2
A gentle guide to the OVM, and where CEL is building.
Latest Plasma implementer call
IACR paper on lightweight watchtowers
Stuff for developers
Zac Williamson video on PLONK, Aztec’s new snark construction
web3Connect v1.0.0-beta.20 - 92% smaller bundle size, some breaking changes
Chainshot’s intro to ethers.js tutorial
filestorage.js for storage on SKALE sidechains
Build a text notification app with IPFS, Twilio and Eth address for authentication
Runtime Verification announces work on bounded model checker, a symbolic execution tool as a component of K’s Haskell backend.
State of mixers - a report on the tradeoffs and progresses of mixers in our ecosystem
Mixicles - Juels, Breidenbach, et al paper with Chainlink. Input payments and decide payouts based on oracle results. two or more parties and yield payouts that are conditioned on oracle reports.
Evolution of Dharma - engaging chronicle of how Dharma has navigated the idea maze
Standards and governance topics
Since everyone is launching a DAO: how to launch a (moloch fork) DAO
ERC2258: Custodial ownership standard
DeFi Saver: automatic CDP liquidation protection
pooltogether v2 is live
PoolDai also live: donate the interest from your cDai to a good cause
More money markets: Outlet, a wallet aiming to abstract away using the protocols using Plaid as the fiat onramp
Podcrypt: podcast discovery webapp with recurring Eth donations
Majority Report: cataloging Augur’s decisions by REP holders, ie LexisNexis/WestLaw for Augur.
Austin Griffith’s latest DAOG version: Three Queens
Guesser markets are competitive for NFL games
SingularDTV’s SNGLS DAO to incentivize content curation
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Joel Monegro: Ethereum and the 77 dwarfs. Nobody in blockchain ever got fired for choosing to build on Ethereum.
Information asymmetry in crypto. web3 moves fast, some aren’t keeping up.
Mougayar’s PIB framework for comparing crypto tokens
Paxos launches a gold-backed token that takes a fee at the contract layer on transfer. It’ll be interesting to see if this gets wrapped
Dan Robinson’s yTokens idea, collateralized fixed-term lending. Zero coupon bonds for a yield curve.
“ETH goes where no Bitcoin has gone before” - William Shatner
80k Hours Podcast talks to Vitalik for a few hours (with transcript!). Lots of “what are blockchains good for” conversation.
China’s digital currency, in the works for 5 years, will be somewhat similar to Libra
LedgerLive finally supports ERC20 tokens
Missed this back then: in June, Jeffrey Berns closed the deal to buy Kirkwood Bank of Nevada. So we should get another crypto-friendly bank, as promised at Devcon.
For the 2nd straight week, I did an annotated version of the newsletter. Anyone who has bought the NFT can read it. Same link, you can still buy the NFT. See immediately below:
🎂 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. And who knows, maybe there will be future benefits for the 200 NFT holders?
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Sep 9-Oct 21 - Kyber DeFi virtual hackathon
Sep 10-11 - DeFi Summit (London)
Sep 15 - Augur v1 cutoff
Sep 15 - Ethereal Tel Aviv
Sep 16 - Tachyon accelerator application deadline
Sep 15-16- StarkWare sessions (Tel Aviv)
Sep 27 - ErasureCon (password: information) (SF)
Oct 7 - ENS workshop (Osaka)
Oct 19-20 - Crosslink (Taipei)
Nov 5-6 - Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
Nov 8-10 - ETHWaterloo
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