Week in Ethereum News - September 15, 2019
7 eth2 clients talking to each other. Otherwise, the app layer issue
|Evan Van Ness||Sep 15, 2019|| 1|
Eth News and Links
Trinity v0.1.0-alpha.28 - get synced in an hour with BeamSync
EthereumJS VM v4.1, ready for the Istanbul upgrade
ProgPoW hardware audit by Bob Rao after the Least Authority software audit released the previous week. Unclear what next steps are.
Interop week is over, but the results are spectacular: seven Eth2 clients talking to each other. This was the last major hurdle before clients focus on optimizations, auditing, and UX in preparation for launch.
Nimbus has a mostly pre-interop client update: exit mechanics, better monitoring, and Nimplay - a nim DSL for Ethereum.
Stuff for developers
Airswap quickly found a vulnerability in deployed mainnet code, 10 addresses affected that need to revoke authorizations.
Truffle v5.0.36 - better stack trace
Drizzle v1.5 - new monorepo and Vue plugin
Interact with mainnet contracts in Ganache
How Melon set up a monitoring tool with The Graph
Graphene v1 to use Intel SGX from Linux
POA Network’s TokenBridge adds arbitrary message relaying
Loredana demo on dTyped Solidity
Tranquility: what Ethworks wants and is planning for a new Eth language
An update on Formality, it is now “usable... ish,” compiler planned by the end of the year.
A writeup of the ZeroPool zk anon multi-asset pool from EthBoston
Perpetual Powers of Tau ceremony
Swarm monthly update - now supports bandwidth incentivization
3Box Followers - an open web3 social graph
An update on Universal Login with Avsa demo
Gas limit is creeping up as a community campaign to convince miners to raise the limit appears to have succeeded. It’s got up to almost 8.4m but is at 8.2x as I type, but gas prices haven’t budged (no link)
Banco Santander with the first end-to-end on-chain $20m bond and John Whelan’s thoughts on the future of security tokens
Voting isn’t just a problem in onchain governance: low turnout leads to IBM holding a majority of Hyperledger’s technical steering committee
Hyperledger Besu v1.2.3 (formerly known as Pantheon)
Standards and governance topics
Augur v1 cutoff changed to Jan 1, contingent on a progressively increased Initial Reporter stake
Gnosis’ Sight prediction market is in beta
Set launches a 12 day exponential moving average play
Status v0.13.2 iOS hotfix ahead of a v1 release in q4. v1 is a breaking change that requires deleting the beta versions, so backup your key!
Kyber adds a fiat onramp using Coindirect
Completely decentralized marketplace using Turms Message Transport
Avantgarde to take the lead developing Melon protocol in exchange for MLN
An opus on Mattereum’s vision
UMA’s synthetic token builder is live on Rinkeby testnet.
dydx adds a native ETH/DAI market
Dai Stability Fee down to 12.5%
Move your funds from Dharma v1 to v2
Aragon v0.8 - improved setup flow, new design, email subscriptions for votes
Tokens / Business / Regulation
The Tether Flippening draws nigh: 300m USDT moved from Bitcoin to Ether
Seychelles national stock exchange does an IPO of its equity using a security token. On Eth, of course.
Sparkle, a “redistributive currency,” although paying 3% upfront means you need “about 3x your investment to be contributed before recouping your original contribution”
Mougayar: Ethereum and the Chinese Bamboo Tree. It’s growing like crazy, just some people can’t see it yet.
France and Germany joint statement saying they’ll block Facebook’s Libra
ZCash/ECC’s Sean Bowe discovers HALO: zk proofs with no trusted setup
StarkWare’s STARK-friendly hash challenges is live
Matter Labs’ IACR paper: Transparent Polynomial Commitment Scheme with Polylogarithmic Communication Complexity
Full documentary of Bounties Network’s Bounty for Basura (13m)
Gemini now offers custody for funds and institutions
For the 3rd straight week, I did an annotated version of the newsletter. Anyone who has bought the NFT can read it. Same link, you can still buy the NFT. (and you can also use Unlock’s Wordpress plugin to easily sell your own) See immediately below:
🎂 3 year anniversary 🎂
Just to repeat the advertisement immediately above: you can buy the limited edition NFT for 0.11 Eth which will unlock the annotated edition.
All proceeds will be back into Ethereum somehow, likely donated to a public good, at my discretion.
Dates of Note
Upcoming dates of note (new in bold):
Sep 16 - Tachyon accelerator application deadline
Sep 16-30 Gitcoin CLR matching
Sep 16-30 Decentraland GameJam hackathon
Sep 16-27 Graph virtual hackathon
Sep 23-Oct 6 - Road to Devcon virtual hackathon
Sep 27 - ErasureCon (password: information) (SF)
Oct 5-6 - Cryptoeconomics System Summit (Boston)
Oct 7 - ENS workshop (Osaka)
Oct 19-20 - Crosslink (Taipei)
Nov 5-6 - Decentralized insurance D1Conf (Malta)
Nov 8-10 - ETHWaterloo
Jan 1 - Augur v1 cutoff
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