- Goerli/Prater merge predicted for Aug 11
- Roadmap to the mainnet merge
- Merge community call
- Recap of all the Shadow Forks
- Vitalik on using Stealth Addresses for ERC721s
- Ground up guide to rollups
- Tornado Cash banned by US Government
Goerli/Prater merge predicted for Aug 11
Goerli, the last testnet undergoing the merge transition, is set to transition on August 11 by https://bordel.wtf . If you are validator running a node this is the last call for upgrading them. See the requirements below.
The Goerli testnet will merge in the next ~2 days, this will be the last testnet to merge before mainnet.— parithosh | 🐼👉👈🐼 (@parithosh_j) August 8, 2022
If you are running a Goerli node, please update and follow the numerous guides to ensure we can have a smooth merge.
More information here: https://t.co/xCQmPNQvfM pic.twitter.com/3C5nBUEgGF
Roadmap to the mainnet merge
gm mergooooors 👀— trent.eth (@trent_vanepps) August 9, 2022
"Approaching the Merge" pic.twitter.com/JySsZGjfH8
Merge community call
One of the last merge community call is on Friday, August 12 at 14:00 UTC (10:00 ET)
- Goerli updates
- CL client balance (prysm to lighthouse)
- post-Merge testnets
- block times go from ~13s to exactly 12s. may impact lending protocols and how they calculate annual rates (use timestamps)
- setting fee recipient: tx fees go to validator address on the Execution layer: see here
- Validators need to run both Execution and Consensus clients - and diversity matters for both EL and CL clients: guides here
🚨🚨🚨 one of the LAST Merge Community Calls is this Fri. Aug 12 - 14:00 UTC (10 EST)— trent.eth (@trent_vanepps) August 8, 2022
it will be _after_ the Goerli testnet transition on the 10th,: make sure you're prepared (last chance to test your setup before mainnet)https://t.co/AKzHGFie6F
Recap of all the Shadow Forks
Below is the quick pictographic representation of all the shadow forks that have happened on Goerli and the Mainnet to date by our side. Check out this blogpost to know more.
⚡A Quick Recap of all the Shadow Forks done till now⚡ pic.twitter.com/PQTNFsxLpT— EtherWorld (@ether_world) August 8, 2022
Vitalik on using Stealth Addresses for ERC721s
Stealth addresses are a low-tech approach to add a significant amount of privacy to the NFT ecosystem This system will enable users to send an NFT to the new owner without anyone else knowing it, only the new owner can see it.
Idea: stealth addresses for ERC721s.— vitalik.eth (@VitalikButerin) August 8, 2022
A low-tech approach to add a significant amount of privacy to the NFT ecosystem.
So you would be able to eg. send an NFT to vitalik.eth without anyone except me (the new owner) being able to see who the new owner is.https://t.co/UdqK6NAYjn
Ground up guide to rollups
There are various explanations given about zk EVMs and one more is adding to the list by Immutale X. It tries to clear out various doubts one might have about zkEVMs like-
- What exactly is a zk-rollup?
- What differs between application-specific and general purpose rollups?
- What is a zk-EVM rollup? What do terms like EVM-equivalent and EVM-compatible actually mean, and how do they apply to rollups?
- What is the current state of the zk-rollup ecosystem, and what does that mean for my project?
Find answers to the queries below.
Every Ethereum developer has questions about zk-rollups and zkEVMs, but finding answers is impossible.— Alex Connolly (@0xConnolly) August 8, 2022
I wrote a ground up guide to rollups, EVM compatibility, and zkEVM types so you can understand the actual implications for your project.https://t.co/2RFAX30TiP
Tornado Cash banned by US Government
The department of U.S. Treasury banned using of Tornado Cash, alleging that it poses a national security risk because of its role in Korean hackers' laundering of stolen crypto funds. Tornado Cash has been the go-to mixer for cybercriminals looking to launder the proceeds of crime.
Click on the link here to learn more
So the @USTreasury opened up #ethereum's @etherscan, took all addresses they have labeled as @TornadoCash and put them in a sanction list: https://t.co/TDHzN6Umbi— Lefteris Karapetsas | Hiring for @rotkiapp (@LefterisJP) August 8, 2022
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