Eth News and Links
Stateless clients as the future of eth1 to solve state size and sync issues, and stateless clients also smooths the transition to eth2
Geth v1.9.8 - better trie cacher cuts RAM use by 1gb and the codebase switches to Go modules
Lighthouse client update - first public testnet next week
Carl Beekhuizen’s primer on understanding eth2 staking
Understanding the effective balance for validators
A weak subjectivity in eth2 explainer
bitfly/etherchain publishes source code for eth2 block explorer
Least Authority’s audit of Ethereum’s discv5 node discovery protocol
Protolambda’s comprehensive look at proposals on the train-and-hotel problem (atomic cross shard communication)
Matic launches its public incentivized testnet
censorship-resistant layer2 fraud proofs via weak subjectivity
Stuff for developers
web3playground play with any deployed code and web3js 1.x.x, automatically instantiated and typed
ethers.js - update to v4.0.40 or v5.0.0-beta.162 because of possible timing attack
Loredana had 3 feature preview videos of Pipeline, a visual IDE available on remix
Austin Griffith’s latest build.eth on byzantine general and consensus
Documentation generator for Solidity
A beginner’s guide to MythX security suite
Iden3’s “under the hood” of the zk identity system used in its DeversiFi devcon game
Billy Rennekamp’s spreadsheet comparing ~40 features of Eth wallets
Christian Reitwiessner’s call to close the trust gap in signing transactions
Fidelity is rewarding employees with an ERC1404 token
Governance and standards
ERC2400: Transaction receipt URI
A dissolution mechanism for DigixDAO? It’s surprising more projects with crazy amounts of ETH haven’t felt more pressure to give some back.
VirtuePoker launches open beta with a bunch of prizes for playing, from now until end of Feb
Aragon Network DAO and Court are live on mainnet, kicking off the process of fully vesting power to ANT holders
Set Social Trading. Imitate the moves of your favorite trader, live in early 2020.
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Swiss Federal Council “wants to create the best possible framework conditions so that Switzerland can establish itself and evolve as a leading, innovative and sustainable location” for crypto by removing legal and regulatory barriers.
German banks may now sell and store crypto, and existing exchanges must get licenses
imToken’s imBTC. BTC held on Bitcoin’s chain and issued on Ethereum, with plans to use a DAO for better future decentralization
improving cryptanalysis of the Legendre PRF
Upbit hacked for 342,000 ETH
Ethereum’s networks effects in an open financial world
DeFi is the new honey badger. The amount of ETH locked in DeFi keeps going up, doesn’t care.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Dec 2 - deadline to get (and not forfeit!) your tokenized ethtrader Reddit karma
Dec 2-16 - Gitcoin Global Communities virtual hackathon
Dec ~7 - Istanbul network upgrade
Jan 1 - Augur v1 cutoff
Jan ~6 - Hard fork to fix the difficulty bomb
Jan 13 - Metamask breaking change: inpage provider fully compatible with EIPs 1102 & 1193
Jan 31 - deadline for EU ledger 200k euro grants for blockchain startups
Feb 14-16 - ETHDenver
Mar 3-5 - EthCC (Paris)
Mar 29-Apr4 - EthLagos
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