Week in Ethereum News, October 11, 2020 - this issue made possible thanks to Matcha by 0x!
Eth News and Links
Incubed v3.1. ultralight client now has sentry option and new ABI encoder
EIP3026: BW6-761 curve operations
ERC3023: Contract wallet detection
ERC3030: BLS Remote Signer HTTP API
Proof of Stake launch
Proof of stake launch (“eth2”) spec v1.0.0, release candidate
phase 0 launch EIP merged
eth2 bounty program launched
A balancing attack on Gasper, a variation on Ryuya’s flipflop attack last year
The response: add “synchronization bottleneck” gadget to LMD Ghost
Estimate sequencer unpredictability in secret leader election
phase 1: 2D data availability using Kate commitments
Opcode changes for swapping PoS in for PoW
Curve implemented on zkSync’s Zinc VM, live on testnet
StarkWare: zk-rollups more capital efficient than optimistic rollups due to withdrawal period
TheGraph will use State Channels on mainnet
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Stuff for developers
Solidity v0.7.3 - dynamic array bugfix
WalletConnect v1.3, better mobile to desktop
Remix v0.10.5, bring your own web3 provider (eg WalletConnect plugin), debugger connected to archive node
Typechain v2, full stack traces, fixes decoding of enums in libs
ENSjs supports majority of ENS operations
Vyper v0.2.6, includes two critical bugfixes
Learn Vyper tutorial, part 2
Using Nethereum and Unity
Getting started with Infura using Nodejs over websocket or https
0x economist Peter Zeitz discovers critical bug in Curve/Swerve using a flashloan when the curve updates
Digital signatures on Ethereum, a primer
Santi Palladino: The state of contract upgrades
Matt Leising’s Out of the Ether book released
Bloxroute benchmarks speedup in transaction propagation using their API
If you approve token spends by dodgy anon projects, don’t be surprised when you lose money, even if you get out before the rug pull
Endaoment: donor-advised funds on Ethereum; USDC held on-chain and sent to charities as directed. Lower overhead means lower fees. Live on mainnet now.
Streamr’s framework to build data unions to sell your date collectively is live on mainnet
Stablecoin trading still hot: Shell Protocol is live on mainnet
Cofix AMM: higher liquidity close to market price when volatility is low, using the Nest oracle
Kyber’s moves to adapt to market conditions
the United States federal framework for criminal crypto enforcement
John McAfee charged with fraud by the SEC
Reason Magazine has the first of a 4 part series on the cypherpunks
Bruno Maçães: Ethereum as the basis for the evolution of the city state
DeFi devs! Yield is hiring for Solidity and front-end – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nori is hiring senior engineers and UX for their CO2 removal marketplace
Variant Fund is hiring a data-driven analyst to join the investment team
Dev-centric Head of Product Marketing sought for Chainlink!
0x is hiring devs! Full-stack, back-end, front-end or Solidity
Celer Network: hiring Solidity and Go devs. Email: email@example.com
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