Eth News and Links
Nethermind v1.1.0. ~50gb database.
Geth v1.9.6 light client improvement sync and the 10x reduction in disk i/o
Eth tests v7.0.0-beta.1 including Istanbul
A proposed CALLWITHSCHEDULE opcode to guard against reentrancy
What’s New in Eth2, includes Ben’s bullish thoughts on the possibility of phases 1 and 2 also going live in 2020
Ryuya argues for FMD GHOST
The security calculations of random sampling for committee
Dev experience in Eth2 a podcast with panel of folks from Nimbus, Lighthouse, Prysmatic, EF, and ConsenSys
Prysmatic client update. restarted testnet, massive BLS improvements.
Counterfactual and Magmo merging their generalized state channel codebases under the State Channels name.
Hodor, Matter Lab’s open STARK prover implementation
Matic beta release includes Plasma predicates
Stuff for developers
Solidity v0.5.12. loop support for the SMT solver, Yul optimizer improvements
Solidity debugging with stack traces using Buidler EVM
Burner Wallet 2: modular components for building burner wallets
Mexa: meta transaction SDK
Explore your data with Grid + Geth + GraphQL
web3data.js from Amberdata adds RPC support
Hookpad: listen to any EVM chain, and filter the events you need
Slither v0.6.7 - flattener and auto-generated patches
Brownie python framework: evaluating Solidity code coverage via opcode tracing
Slockit’s Incubed stateless client that fits on a microcontroller
Benchmarking shows GPU miners will be able to transcode on Livepeer without hashrate loss and may even lower their power consumption (!)
zkay paper on EthZurich’s new language for data privacy
Mimblewimble on Ethereum: Send ERC20 privately using zk-SNARKs
Hyperledger Besu v1.3
Built on Besu: how PegaSys Plus helps enterprises go from PoC to production
Hyperledger Avalon, the evolution of the EEA’s trusted compute spec
How to use POA Network’s arbitrary message bridge
Tradeshift and Monerium facilitate a retailer purchasing goods from Ikea and paying onchain with Monerium’s licensed e-money.
Morningstar looking to offer credit opinions and ratings on cryptoassets, possibly through an onchain oracle
Standards and governance topics
An overview of MolochDAO functionality and its progeny
ERC2304: Multichain address resolution for ENS
Maker’s Dai Stability Fee at 10.5% and under a vote to go to 8.5%
A tool to help you find the best Uniwap liquidity pools
Golem v0.21 Brass puts gwasm on mainnet
UMA paper BitDEX: a decentralized Bitmex
BlitzPredict is live on Kovan testnet
You can now buy Set Procotol’s Sets with stablecoins
Brave users can now withdraw their earned BAT by KYCing with Uphold
Tokens / Business / Regulation
Ether: a new model for money. The article version of David Hoffman’s Ethereal Tel Aviv talk.
Dether new release: cash for in-person eth to fiat trades. Their token model involves staking tokens for a zone with Harberger taxes.
Exchanges and OTC desks form Crypto Ratings Council to quantify likelihood of SEC categorizing a token as a security.
Bipartisan duo in the US House asks the Federal Reserve if they’re developing a digital dollar
September edition of 30 days of Ethereum ecosystem shipping
Brave’s VPN⁰ research on a distributed VPN
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Oct 5-6 - Cryptoeconomics System Summit (Boston)
Oct 7 - ENS workshop (Osaka)
Oct 19-20 - Crosslink (Taipei)
Oct 26 - Zero Knowledge Summit (SF)
Nov 1 - Ledger EU apply for 200k euro startup funding
Nov 5-6 - Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
Nov 8-10 - ETHWaterloo
Jan 1 - Augur v1 cutoff
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