Eth News and Links
Paper analyzing Eth’s gas prices, which largely mirrors the upcoming Istanbul gas repricing
Wei Tang: what if we designed a versionless EVM
Prysmatic eth2 client update - swappable database backend, now running disc v5
Secret single-leader election with per block overhead of one SNARK plus 32 bytes
Stuff for developers
Bringing privacy to NFTs using ZoKrates
0x Asset Swapper integration to source liquidity
A guide to deploying Alethio and Ethstats
The intersection of formal verification and agent-based incentive simulation
Academic survey paper on EVM security
Compound’s Open Oracle System for price feeds. Running on Rinkeby.
OpenZeppelin SDK v2.5.3 with Gas Station Network
Manage tokens in Java with web3j tutorial
Zeppelin’s Santi Palladino releases Ethereum for web devs book
You no longer have to Etherscan verify every cloned contract if it is EIP1167 compliant
Large-scale translation program underway starting with the Ethereum website to make sure everyone can learn about Ethereum in their native language
You can now donate to MolochDAO without being a member
Onchain auction for Devcon tickets, Aug 25-27
A majority of r/ethtrader mods quit and started r/ethfinance, so Eth holders now have two large Reddit price-talking communities
EthBerlin hackathon submissions.
Pantheon poised to join Hyperledger and become first public chain
Deploying a full stack app to Azure tutorial
Kaleido: Using rotating signers to scale IBFT
World Bank sells $50m AUD (~35m USD) in bonds on private Ethereum chain
ING executes first commodity transaction on Komgo
Governance and Standards
Lots of core dev discussion about setting expectations for app developers: expect some breaking changes.
Also lots of core dev discussion on how to do 1884 gas repricing: the “correct” way to do it _may_ break some things, but want to try that before a “hacky” way that may be unnecessary. Listen to the call or read the notes for more.
Opinionator - votes weighted by gas usage
Live on mainnet
Clovers Network is live on mainnet. “mine” clover and then buy your collectibles with the in-game currency on a bonding curve.
Panvala is live on mainnet. Anyone can recommend who deserves Panvala tokens for work on public goods, and then token holders vote on recommendations.
RequestNetwork v2 is on mainnet. IPFS storage with Eth hash, and invoicing features.
Centrifuge’s Tinlake is live on mainnet. 180k USD in tokenized real world assets like invoice factoring and mortgages.
Augur v2 transition update
Yolorekt - a 3 minute ETHUSD price prediction game using Abridged
You can now tip BAT on Reddit and Vimeo with Brave desktop
Escrow and arbitration on OpenLaw
Tokens / Business / Regulation
The road to futarchy
NYTimes headline: “Terrorists turn to Bitcoin…” These tend to be harbingers of regulatory overreaction.
A bunch of crazy BTC maximalists have been investing in an IPO that builds on Ethereum. A bullish thing for Ethereum: how often haters have to build on ETH
PLONK: universal and updatable trusted setup with better performance than Sonic
Comprehensive survey paper deconstructing blockchains
Toronto Star Q&A with Vitalik
🎂 3 year anniversary 🎂
For the three year anniversary, we’re going to try a small experiment. 🥼
Next week I’m going to do two versions of the newsletter. One will be the normal edition, and one will be the gated “annotated edition.” People often tell me they would be willing to pay money to get an edition with more commentary and with more robust summaries.
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):
Aug 28-Sep11 - Ethereal Blocks virtual hackathon
Aug 29-30 - ERC1400 security token hackathon (Oslo)
Sep 1 - ENS 3-6 character auction starts
Sep 2-16 - Decentraland SDK virtual hackathon (250k USD in prizes. There’s a referral code on that link that gets both you and me something extra)
Sep 3 - Deadline to apply for EU Horizon Prize. 1m € each to 5 "Blockchains for Social Good" projects
Sep 6-8 - ETHBoston
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 22 - IDEO virtual hackathon ends
Oct 7 - ENS workshop (Osaka)
Nov 8-10 - ETHWaterloo
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