Week in Ethereum News, July 17, 2021 - thanks to NEAR for making this issue possible!

Eth News and Links

Mainnet execution layer

EIPs/Standards

Proof of stake consensus layer

Layer2


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Stuff for developers

Security

  • Anyswap V3 bridge exploit ~$8million, two transactions with the same R value enabled hacker to deduce private key

  • ChainSwap bridge logic error ~$4million, unauthorized addresses increased quota

  • Thorchain bridge exploit ~$5million, attackers wrapper contract deposited zero value from transaction sent value

  • Bondly finance minting exploit ~$6million, using admin account

  • DefiPlaza exploit, overflow allowing pool to be drained

  • Victims perspective of $117k rescue using Flashbots and an Ether burner for phished secret phrase

Ecosystem

Enterprise

  • ConsenSys Quorum update: QBFT consensus algorithm, Tessera private transaction manager support; web3js-quorum JavaScript web3 library

Application layer

Regulation/business/tokens

General


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