Week in Ethereum News, July 31, 2021 - thanks to Nexus Mutual for making this issue possible!

Eth News and Links

Mainnet execution layer

EIPs/Standards

  • EIP3675: Upgrade consensus to Proof-of-Stake

  • EIP3668: Durin: Secure off chain data retrieval

Proof of stake consensus layer

  • Lodestar validating on mainnet, beacon chain now has 5 mainnet clients

  • Danny Ryan’s Finalized PoS update: mainnet validators must upgrade their execution clients

  • Latest What’s New in Eth2

  • PoS implementers call (video not uploaded). Notes from Ben Edgington

  • Teku v21.7.0: optional upgrade, subcommand added to migrate to leveldb without a full resync and fixed file handle leak

  • Lido staking pool roadmap to trustless staking

  • Measuring staking decentralization: 31 parties would need to collude to control 51% of the beacon chain, 8 parties to collude to control 33%

  • Proof of concept QT-based block/node explorer

  • Attacking Gasper without adversarial network delay

Layer2


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Stuff for developers

Security

Ecosystem

Enterprise

  • EY tested TaxGrid cross-border withholding tax solution, stakeholders included government departments of UK, Netherlands and Norway; uses ZK proofs, ERC20 and ERC721 tokens on a private permissioned network

Application layer

Regulation/business/tokens

  • Uniswap.org interface removed tokens such as derivatives due to perceived regulatory pressure; Uniswap protocol and alternative interfaces unaffected

  • Proposed US infrastructure bill would require KYC for every address

  • US Senator Elizabeth Warren said in committee hearing: “crypto puts the [financial] system at the whims of some shadowy faceless group of super coders and miners”

  • DAO Treasury management using options, stablecoins and indices, borrowing against the treasury and range tokens

  • Simon de la Rouviere: NFT economies, creators vs collectors and collection sizes

  • Draft NFT licences, exclusive and non-exclusive variants

  • Five narratives for Ethereum with valuation models

General


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