Week in Ethereum
April 5, 2018
News and Links
Casper FFG spec and implementation guide - block reward reduced to .6 ETH for miners in hybrid PoW/PoS. Checkpoints every 50 blocks
Prysmatic Labs’ first sharding update
in sharding, “many proposers will just be dApp developers paying transaction fees on behalf of their users”
Stuff for developers
Drizzle v1.1 — now with MetaMask
Capture the Ether — hack Solidity code challenges
Tutorial: Building a fully decentralized user profile app with Ethereum/IPFS
Ethup — keep all your testnets in sync
Clearmatics releases code for a fungible asset as ERC223 token
Chanterelle — Truffle in PureScript
Loom is now letting some external users try its SDK for dappchains (reminder: scalability, but users must trust the dappchain operator)
Nick Johnson debuts the Corner Case — an hour answering Solidity questions and debugging
Ethcalate — bidirectional payment channels deployed onchain using a JS client to call the contract.
Phil Daian says anti-ASIC forks are counter-productive
Status v0.9.16 — with whisper v6 and drastic bandwidth reduction
EtherGlade — “Add Metamask and Ledger support to your website in less than 5 minutes”
You can now listen to the Plasma paper
Tutorial on setting up an Aragon DAO
RecDAO — prediction market for r/EthTrader submissions. Interesting experiment; live on Rinkeby.
A recap of the Ethereum Community Fund event in Tokyo
0x March dev update
If you’re in Texas, you could be a Grid+ beta tester.
Jaak: how the music industry could benefit from data tech convergence
An updated Enigma roadmap
Dether for shops on main net
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Corey Petty and Collin Cusce talk to Nick Johnson on their new Hashing It Out podcast
Olaf and Ryan from Polychain with Laura Shin
FOAM’s Ryan John King on Epicenter
Print interview with Hugh Karp about how Ethereum solves problems in mutual insurance
Vitalik Buterin talk on tradeoffs in blockchains at Deconomy
Video of the Ethereum Community Fund kickoff event in Tokyo
Ripple tried to pay crazy amounts to Coinbase and Gemini to list XRP
SEC Chairman says tokens can start as securities and later become non-security utility tokens.
Vitalik’s livetweeting of some Bitcoin panels at Deconomy.
Video: Vitalik calls Craig Wright out for fraud, but Joseph Poon had the real mic drop moment
Zeppelin’s security audit of the US dollar
Amber Baldet is leaving JPMorgan to start her own thing
“Tech thinks it has a fix for the problems it created: blockchain” from NYTimes’ Nathaniel Popper
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note:
April 9 -- Blockchain for Social Impact incubator begins
April 11 -- European Blockchain Summit in Slovenia
April 17 -- DappDev in Kiev
April 24 -- Oslo Blockchain Day in Norway. 20% off with discount code EVAN
April 25 -- Virtue Poker sale
April 27-29 -- Hackital Eth hackathon in Washington, DC
May 3-5 -- Edcon in Toronto
May 10 -- Fluidity Summit on finance (NYC)
May 11-12 -- Ethereal (NYC)
May 15 -- Kleros sale
May 16-17 -- Token Summit (NYC)
May 17-19 -- Melonport hackthon in Zug
May 18-20 -- EthMemphis hackathon
May 25 - 28th -- EthBuenosAires hackathon
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