EtherWorld Weekly: October 16, 2022

Nethermind’s Solidity to Cairo transpiler ‘Warped’ to Starknet, Offchain acquires Prysmatic Labs in a bid to expand Arbitrum, Best of Devcon VI Bogotá, Ethereum Bulletins, Largest Ethereum staking service, LIDO, launches on L2 arbitrum and optimism

EtherWorld Weekly: October 16, 2022


Ethereum News

Nethermind’s Solidity to Cairo transpiler ‘Warped’ to Starknet

An Ethereum based development company, Nethermind has announced the deployment of Uniswap onto Ethereum layer-2 network StarkNet.The announcement was made by Jorik Schellekens on 8th October. In his blogpost, he announced that the company has been able to successfully transpile and compile Uniswap v3 on Warp which will ensure greater scalability. Nethermind’s Warp project is built primarily to facilitate the migration of Ethereum applications to StarkNet.

Offchain acquires Prysmatic Labs in a bid to expand Arbitrum

Offchain Labs has made an announcement to acquire Prysmatic Labs, the Ethereum core developers team. It was behind the architecture of The Merge and engineered the transition of the Ethereum blockchain to Proof-of-Stake mechanism. Prysmatic Labs is Ethereum’s most prominent Layer1 team and the integration of the two should be seen as a step forward to enhance Ethereum’s scalability.

Best of Devcon VI Bogotá

Devcon is an intensive introduction for new Ethereum explorers, a global family reunion for those already a part of our ecosystem, and a source of energy and creativity for all.
Devcon is hosted to educate and empower the community to build and use decentralized systems. And it is a conference for builders of all kinds: developers, designers, researchers, client implementers, test engineers, infrastructure operators, community organizers, social economists, artists, and more.

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Ethereum Bulletin

Ethereum Bulletin #83

UniStark: UniSwap x Starknet, Ethereum Transaction Viewer Updates, ETH Deflationary, Besu Release 22.7.6, Devcon Week Starts Today

Ethereum Bulletin #84

Teku v22.10.1 is now available, Scroll announces zkEVM testnet upgrade, zkSync's Layer 3 Pathfinder will be released to the public testnet, Arbitrum is coming to Devcon, The World's 1st open source zkEVM network is here!

Ethereum Bulletin #85

Google now showing Wallet Balances, Nimbus light proxy run as Backend, Google allows Customers to pay using Cryptos, Push Chat!, Erigon 2.28.0

Ethereum Bulletin #81

Offchain Labs acquires Prysmatic Labs, Scroll_ZKP have announced their two latest presentations, New update for, Uniswap introduces their refreshed web app, PolynomialFi introduces Polynomial Portal

World News

Largest Ethereum staking service, LIDO, launches on L2 arbitrum and optimism

The rate at which Ethereum’s network churns out new Ether tokens on a daily basis has dropped by a staggering 97% following the proof-of-stake upgrade in September. Per Delphi Digital’s analysis, net daily emissions have dropped from over 12,000 tokens before the Merge to under 4,000 ETH post-merge. The pattern marks a milestone in Ether’s chain as the network achieved deflationary status for the first time since its PoS upgrade, a Coinbase report explained. More coins were burned validating transactions than were issued since September 15 when the update went live. ETH’s price was over 6% down on 24-hour charts at press time despite the token’s supply hitting deflation.

Popular Crypto Analyst: Ethereum Will Soon Start One Of The Biggest Bull Markets Run

Crypto analyst Moustache believes Ethereum could soon start one of the biggest bull market runs. Moustache cited Ethereum’s price trajectory of 2016-2017 as an example, drawing comparisons on how Ethereum’s present price pattern is almost identical to its historical price data of 2016-2017.

European Commission Prepares Pilot For Ethereum DeFi Surveillance

A public call for tender was launched by the EU Commission last week. The call is for a study geared toward developing automated monitoring systems and compliance oversight for decentralized finance. DeFi operations in the Ethereum ecosystem are the main target for the commission’s so-called “embedded supervision”. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission also hinted that oversight for Ethereum may be required after the proof-of-stake upgrade in September.

Projects Update

Shandong: pre-Shanghai upgrade testnet, Lodestar + Ethereum JS EL client

EF Javascript announces the launch of an early Pre-Shanghai testnet they are calling "Shandong". This is an experimental testnet run in cooperation with EF DevOps which activates a set of selected Shanghai-considered EIPs for early client testing.

The testnet activates the first five EIPs from the list Marius posted.

So this is:

  • EIP-3540: EVM Object Format (EOF) v1
  • EIP-3651: Warm COINBASE
  • EIP-3670: EOF - Code Validation
  • EIP-3855: PUSH0 Instruction
  • EIP-3860: Limit and meter initcode

Polygon zkEVM Public Testnet: The Next Chapter for Ethereum

Polygon announces Polygon zkEVM in July , but also a big milestone for Ethereum and the whole industry. They proposed to scale Ethereum with performant zero-knowledge (ZK) proofs within an Ethereum Virtual Machine-equivalent environment; This was a major step towards the seamless scaling solution that the community had long been hoping for. To get started, check out the documentation and start building on the testnet today, and read on for all the details.

Tech Update

Execution layer Clients:

Consensus layer clients:


ConsenSys Releases ZK-EVM Specification

ConsenSys releases an updated ZK-EVM specification, Coin Center files a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury, Uniswap raises a $165 million Series B, and Aave Governance votes in favor of a new V3 deployment.

Offchain Labs Acquires Prysmatic Labs

Offchain Labs acquires Prysmatic Labs, Polynomial introduces single-click cross-chain deposits, Zerion raises a $12.3 million Series B, and Uniswap updates its web application.

Google Cloud To Accept Crypto Payments

Google Cloud partners with Coinbase to accept crypto payments, the SEC reportedly investigates Yuga Labs, L2Beat introduces a new bridge dashboard, and Binance launches $BUSD natively on Polygon.

Polygon Launches ZK-EVM Public Testnet

Polygon launches its ZK-EVM to public testnet, Taiko introduces its L2 ZK-Rollup, zkSync announces its L3 prototype called Pathfinder, and Push Protocol launches Push Chat.


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