Week in Ethereum News, November 9, 2019
Very fashionably late
|Nov 12, 2019|
Eth News and Links
Geth v1.9.7, sets the block for the Istanbul upgrade. Update your nodes!
Trasaction execution in the EVM, part 4 of yellow paper walkthrough series
Latest What’s New in Eth2
Danny Ryan’s weekly quick update discusses some small changes to the fork choice rule in response to some Ryuya Nakamura research, as well as a grant to Shigeo Mitsunari for an optimized BLS sig library
Light client task force’s first call includes a Q&A with Zsolt Felfoldi on incenting light client servers
Protolambda’s practical detection of surround voting
A list of open challenges and bounties: VDF FPGA competition, MiMC Hash Challenge, Legendre PRF Bounties, Starkware hash challenge, bug bounties
An overview of Idex’s planned rollup
LazyLedger: a data availability layer using erasure codes
Matter Labs compares zk rollup and optimistic rollup
Stuff for developers
ethPM and Remix, tutorial for a universal front end
Two new CryptoZombies Solidity lessons on testing and deploying with Mocha and Truffle
Infura: EthQL vs JSON RPC
Query Ethereum data with SQL on DuneAnalytics and easily create dashboards
OpenZeppelin SDK 2.6, upgrades the web3js to v1.2.2
Typechain v1: Typescript bindings for smart contracts
MarketingDAO: a Moloch fork to work on Ethereum branding and evangelism
The most popular ENS domains in the .eth short name auction. Meanwhile you can immediately register all available .eth domains. I’m also noticing an increasing trend of trustless subdomains for sale, eg ethmojis.eth subdomains
Solving spam in Whisper through Semaphore rate limiting
A guide to how easy it is to run full nodes
Governance and standards
EIP2364: eth/64: forkid-extended protocol handshake
EIP2348: Validated EVM contracts
ERC2367: Open grant standard
Burn Signal - burn Eth to quadratically signal your position using BrightID for sybil resistance
LeapDAO on using “Colony reputation with holocracy”
QuadraticMoloch: from Democracy Earth, an extension of MolochDAO with quadratic voting
Maker debt ceiling is now 120m after the 100m ceiling was reached. Stability fee is 5%.
rDai is live on mainnet. Splits the principal (Dai) and interest (rDai) of cDai, so you can send your interest anywhere you want, ie a charity or a hot wallet.
How Centrifuge tokenizes account receivables, which makes it perfect for MCD
Swap Rate, if you want fixed rate interest instead of DeFi’s predominant floating rates
Inverse strategies on TokenSets
Uniswag market for selling tokenized goods, a la Unisocks
Nexus Mutual’s capital floor is now dynamic, so more coverage can be written for popular things like Compound
Oxfam/Aon/Etherisc first agricultural insurance payouts to Sri Lankan farmers
Streamlining legal contracts with OpenLaw’s Forms and Flow
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Simon de la Rouviere: property rights as new markets in the arts
Commons Stack’s Trusted Seed. A sort of “early bonding curve holders as a service”
Buy tokenized real estate through Uniswap (though of course you still need to be whitelisted)
A different Flippening: ERC20 and ERC721 token transactions now exceed ETH transactions, led by Tether, Dai and an explosion in Gods Unchained card trading.
Claim on reserves token model, a la PoolTogether or NexusMutual
USDC hits 50m borrowed in DeFi
SLONK, a simple universal SNARK
a16z’s crypto startup school, a free, 7 week program in Menlo Park, CA
500 Nigerian Eth devs to answer the #onemilliondevs open call
Joe Lubin print Q&A by Michael del Castillo
Vitalik’s EthWaterloo interview by Cami Russo
Sometimes the bad guys lose: how Cloudflare defeated a patent troll.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Nov 18 - Multi-collateral Dai launches
Dec 6 - Istanbul network upgrade
Jan 1 - Augur v1 cutoff
Jan 31 - deadline for EU ledger 200k euro grants for blockchain startups
Feb 9-15 - EthLagos
Feb 14-16 - ETHDenver
Mar 3-5 - EthCC (Paris)
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