Eth News and Links
Skinny eip1559, an easier to implement gas fee market change
Academic paper profiling Parity says SLOAD, SSTORE, and CALLCODE costs are increasing with block height
Danny Ryan’s eth2 update has a simple explanation of new phase1 plan
phase 0 spec v0.9, some changes given phase 1 shift
Implementing cross shard transactions by sequentially processing receipts
Prysmatic client update - better caching, getting up to spec v0.9
Lodestar client update - optimizing state transition/caching, light client research
Updated Eth2 devs handbook and FAQs
EIP2330: EXTSLOAD opcode
EIP2327: BEGINDATA opcode
EIP2335: BLS12-381 Keystore
Stuff for developers
Starter kit repo for Typescript environment with Buidler, ethers.js and Waffle
Embark v5 alpha
Truffle v5.0.43 all contract objects return transaction hash
Subspace v1.1 event tracking
dfuse: indexing APIs to abstract away dealing with nodes
MetaMask is deprecating synchronous provider methods
How to integrate ENS multicoin support into your wallet
ETHcode v0.0.6. unit testing with remix-tests
Loopring opensources its snark circuits (and will do a trusted setup ceremony soon)
Universal Login developer beta is live on mainnet
ConsenSys Diligence reviewed Vyper, found bugs, says it is not ready for production
30 days of ETH shipping, an October retrospective
Infura’s open architecture initiative
Hayden Adams’ Uniswap inception story
Has DeFi made Eth unforkable? Apps certainly complicate contentious forks.
bZx’s Torque is live. Fixed rate, indefinite term loans, as long as you stay collateralized.
Dharma’s smart wallet live on top of Compound
Codefi’s DeFi scoreboard getting live updates
Maple: use cDai as collateral for tranched CDOs, so you can lock in fixed rates.
Livepeer’s Streamflow is on testnet. Miners can test how little getting paid to transcode video will affect their hashrate. It also has probabilistic micropayments, for those looking for a layer2 alternative.
Details on The LAO: TheDAO returns wrapped in a Delaware LLC with 10 founding members + 90 from public sale, using an extended MolochDAO
Decentralized note taking app using your Eth address and 3Box
Overview of 0x v3 ahead of the weeklong vote that starts Nov 4th
With MCD, some Maker terms change. CDP -> Vault. Dai-> Sai. MCD -> Dai (what we’ve been calling Dai was always Sai).
Dai Stability Fee is now 5.5%
Tokens / Business / Regulation
The Tether Flippening occurred this week.
Raining on that parade: Stripe’s Patrick McKenzie says “Tether is the internal accounting system for the largest fraud since Madoff”
Seeking uniform valuation for crypto
Coinmetrics finds the ASICs in nonce distributions. ASICs were mining ETH before they shipped
Binance charged Blockstack $250k for a listing
EPIC FAIL: BitMEX leaks majority of user emails by putting them in the “to” field
Data analytics firm Splunk used Burner Wallet/xDai for a 10k person popup economy at their conference
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Nov 5-6 - Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
Nov 7 - web3 UX unconference (Toronto)
Nov 8-10 - ETHWaterloo
Nov 18 - Multi-collateral Dai
Dec 4 - Istanbul network upgrade
Jan 1 - Augur v1 cutoff
Feb 9-15 - EthLagos
Feb 14-16 - ETHDenver
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