- Merge Client Releases
- Geth's merge- client release had a bug
- Vitalik on what to build on Ethereum
- Mining/Staking distribution BTC, ETH1 and 2
- Swell Network is live on Ethereum
Merge Client Releases
As the mainnet merge is approaching, all the clients have started releasing their newer versions. The merge will require both a consensus layer client and an Execution layer client and all the mainnet users need to upgrade their clients before the Bellatrix fork on September 6th.
Lodestar , a Consensus layer client is merge-ready with the release of version 1.0.0 for merge.
RELEASE: Lodestar v1.0.0— Lodestar (@lodestar_eth) August 23, 2022
Lodestar is ready for #TheMerge with this latest milestone release.
Read about the journey of Lodestar since 2018, the API changes, and the brand new website for the #Ethereum client in #TypeScript.https://t.co/yzQbbNKcPg
Prysm which is also a Consensus Layer client has released its v3.0.0 for the merge.
🐼v3.0.0 is here🐼— Prysmatic Labs (@prylabs) August 22, 2022
This is our mainnet merge release! All mainnet users MUST upgrade to the v3.0.0 release before the Bellatrix fork by Sep 6, 2022. Please visit release notes and documentation for further details ❤️
Besu, an Execution layer client have released its version 22.7.1 and is now ready of the merge.
Besu 22.7.1 is now available and is a mandatory upgrade for #theMerge on Mainnet! Check out the release notes (and the Besu Docs) for more info on how to participate in #Ethereum history 🐼🐼🐼https://t.co/GPYDAyuT9O— Hyperledger Besu (@HyperledgerBesu) August 22, 2022
Geth's merge- client release had a bug
Go Ethereum. An Execution layer client released its first merge-client release yesterday but they were facing some issues fortunately, things are slightly better at this point. You can read more about the issue in the doc below.
Hmmm. We might have found the issue, which if true, unfortuantely means there's a high probability that anyone running the release will have their db fried :/— Péter Szilágyi (karalabe.eth) (@peter_szilagyi) August 23, 2022
The "fun" part about the issue is that data loss happens only on shutdown so none of our tests/benchmarks caught it. https://t.co/sYMap2If3u
Vitalik on what to build on Ethereum
At his ETH Mexico conference Vitalik Buterin, Co- founder of Ethereum talked about what all things can be built on top of Ethereum now for increasing its accessibility and expanding the infrastructure. You can see the slide below to know more.
Vitalik on what to build next pic.twitter.com/39kJ3W0fHR— Steph.EthMexico 💻 oceans404.eth (@0ceans404) August 21, 2022
Mining/Staking distribution BTC, ETH1 and 2
The graphic made by Banteg shows the distribution of different miners/stakers upon the different networks. The graph shows pretty high distribution disparity among the BTC and ETH 1 users with a few miners have high dominance on the network such as Ethermine and Foundry USA. While with the commencement of ETH2 it shows a fairly equal distributions among the validators.
a version with a legend pic.twitter.com/73rYHxvruS— banteg (@bantg) August 21, 2022
Swell Network is live on Ethereum
Swell Network is a liquid ETH staking protocol that is built for stakers, node operators, and the Ethereum ecosystem. It is now live on the Ethereum Mainnet via a Guarded Launch, comprising a multi-staged and controlled release schedule. Each stage will have a respective ETH threshold that will be actively managed by the DAO to support the initial bootstrapping of the protocol.
Stage 1 will commence on August 22 @ 00:00 UTC.
Learn more about them below.
Announcing Swell Network's Guarded Launch!— Swell Network (@swellnetworkio) August 23, 2022
Swell Network is now live on Ethereum Mainnet via a Guarded Launch.
This is the next critical milestone in the pathway to bringing next-generation liquid staking to the ecosystem. https://t.co/YIAJhgDDnA
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