Eth News and Links
Beam Sync: gets all block headers, executes a recent block using the witness and subsequently fills in state as it executes blocks by getting data from peers. From the Trinity team, it can reduce sync time to minutes.
Gary Rong reduces disk i/o 10x during Geth full sync by patching levelDB
evmone v0.2.0 - 66% faster code processing and execution
Hyperledger Besu v1.2.4 also adds testnet block numbers
Lodestar Eth2 client update, in the weeds on networking
A guide to getting started on the Prysmatic testnet
Ben Edgington’s review of the Eth2 interop lockin
Connext v2 is on mainnet. Natively supports wallets, more trustless
Matic’s next release will include Plasma predicates
Stuff for developers
Yakindu statechart tools for model-driven Solidity development
Create a Solidity tutorial (“workshop”) in Remix
ConsenSys Diligence’s Alex Wade found a bug in the Vyper compiler
Add comments to your dapp with 3Box plugin
Recreating geth’s event library step by step as a way to learn Go
Implementing holographic consensus in Aragon, pt 3
Get a UX audit at Devcon
Brownie v1 - Python framework for Eth dev
Ethereum.org now has a page for Python devs. Submit those pull requests
The Fairwin Ponzi scheme has critical security vulnerabilities. The vulnerability got fully announced today, fortunately about half of the ETH has been withdrawn in the past couple days. Also relevant: Daniel Luca’s tweetstorm.
Guide to run a full node on a RaspberryPi 4 (model B)
Dataviz of mining pool % over time
The most popular names in the ENS auction
WWF and ConsenSys develop Impactio, a nonprofit funding platform
uPort, Onfido and PwC to partner on identities in UK financial services
Hong Kong traded Link REIT partners with Allinfra to tokenize a solar installation
Standards and governance topics
Maker: upgrading to multi-collateral Dai from current single-collateral Dai (it will be mandatory, though you’ll likely have a few months when it happens), and an update on the new Oasis DEX - trade ETH for MCD assets
Rune floats ETH purity assets (ie, single-collateral Dai) in MCD
DeFi Saver had a couple CDPs get liquidated. While they’re covering the cost, it’s always worth thinking about the risks for any product you use.
Golem chooses a metric for how often to verify wasm computation: reputation combined with a user chosen variable
How to use SetProtocol if the front end is down. More apps should do this
Dolomite launches exchange on Loopring with negative maker fees and a fiat onramp through Wyre
Tokens / Business / Regulation
IMF: the rise of stablecoins
Spencer Dinwiddie wants to tokenize a portion of the next 3 years of his NBA contract. Minimum $150k investment though.
Kik to shut down Kik. Bit of a headscratcher to me.
Chiesa, Ojha, Spooner: Fractal efficient recursive composition of post-quantum SNARKs
Vitalik: understanding PLONK
Understanding gas accounting and the fee market
Filecoin hopes to launch mainnet in March 2020
Major Lightning Network vulnerability allowed BTC to be stolen
Your TV is tracking you.
🎂 3 year anniversary 🎂
I did another annotated version for the folks who bought the NFT. They can read the limited edition. This will very likely be the last annotated edition.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Sep 30 - Gitcoin CLR matching ends
Oct 2 - Istanbul fork on Ropsten testnet at block #6485846
Oct 4 - Enterprise Ethereum in Banking Summit (Seoul)
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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