Ethereum News and Links
What’s New in Eth2. Since it is the first issue in awhile, it’s a good summary of where Eth2 is at.
Nimbus Eth2 client dev update - up to date on spec. Nimbus and SigmaPrime’s Lighthouse clients are talking to each other.
CBC Casper: efficient LMD GHOST
Connext to release single-node v2.0 on Counterfactual in July, followed by multihop in Q3
Latest Plasma implementers call
Stuff for developers
EthereumJS VM v4-beta a rewrite in TypeScript
Gas exactimation in Ganache
Tutorial: implement an oracle in Solidity
Loredana’s demo of a file System with on-chain semantic search on dType, Ethereum
BurnerWallet Factory - make your own in a few minutes
EF-supported teams: development update. Extensive updates from each EF team.
Argent unveils Hopper, “a zero-knowledge-based trustless mixer” to deposit 1 eth and withdraw to different address
Better UX for noobs: gas spectrum transactions (sign multiple transactions with a spectrum of gas prices)
Shiftly - a bit like old-school Shapeshift using dexes
See also below: MetLife live on Eth mainnet
Governance and Standards
EIP2124: Zero RTT chain compatibility check
EIP2123: State-based Hard Fork Signaling
ERC2126: Signature Type Recognition
Final: EIP1155 Multi token standard
Live on mainnet
Insurance giant MetLife is live on mainnet with a pilot program “to help loved ones quickly determine if the deceased was protected with a policy and automatically file a claim”
Treum (formerly Viant) live on mainnet tracking and tracing commercial organic hemp
Augur v2 to integrate bZx for margin trading
First 3rd party casino from RaketheRake goes live on FunFair
Pay as you use in Golem, necessary in gWasm
Dharma now offers customizable loans to pick your own terms.
Dai Stability Fee up for a vote on going to 17.5%
William Shatner isn’t just involved with Mattereum, he’s founding a company to use Mattereum to track memorabilia provenance from creation
Interviews, Podcasts, Videos, Talks
Grid+’s Alex Miller and Karl Kreder on Into the Ether
Darma’s Andrew Keys and James Slazas on ChainReaction
Augur’s Alex Chapman on NEAR’s Whiteboard series
Maker’s Mariano Conti on POV Crypto
Uniswap’s Hayden Adams on Epicenter
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Sensitivity analysis of Status sticker markets
Two year retrospective on CryptoPunks. Last month the busiest since Jan 2018.
YouNow/Props is going to do a Reg A+ “offering” in order to give away Props. I wonder how many millions they had to spend in order to convince the SEC to let them give away tokens.
ACTUS and Polymath integration to offer nearly 100% of all financial instruments on Polymath
FATF international body wants countries to mandate sharing requirements for crypto exchanges
Messaging app Line is near approval for a crypto exchange in Japan
Learning cryptography: finite fields from Loopring
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
June 24- July 10 - Gitcoin’s Beyond Blockchain virtual hackathon
June 25-27 - EthPlanet hackathon (Beijing)
July 3-5 - WindingTree’s HackTravel (Lisbon)
July 19 - BuildETH (San Francisco)
July 19-21 - State of Scale (Los Angeles)
July 22-23 - Buidl 2019 (Seoul)
Aug 2-4 - ETHIndia (Bangalore)
Aug 2-4 - TruffleCon (Redmond)
Aug 21-23 - Dappcon (Berlin)
Aug 23-25 - ETHBerlin
Sep 3 - Deadline to apply for EU Horizon Prize. 1m € each to 5 "Blockchains for Social Good" projects
Sep 6-8 - EthBoston
Sep 15 - Augur v1 cutoff
Sep 15 - Ethereal Tel Aviv
Sep 15-16 - StarkWare sessions (Tel Aviv)
Oct 8-11 - DeVcon (Osaka)
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