EtherWorld Weekly: 19th March, 2023

Ethereum News, World News, Highlights of ACDE Call 156, Tech Articles, Podcasts, Tech Explainers, ELI5 Explainers, Client Upgrades, Events & Jobs

EtherWorld Weekly: 19th March, 2023


Ethereum News

ETH withdrawal is coming soon! Shapella upgrade announced.
In the All Core Developers Execution Layer 157 call on Thursday the Ethereum developers announced the date for Shapella hard fork update to be on 4/12/2023, 10:27:35 PM.

Goerli Shapella Finalized
The Shapella fork has successfully been activated on the Goerli testnet at epoch 162304, occurring at 10:25:36 PM UTC on March 14, 2023.

Coinbase expects high demand for ETH unstaking with Shanghai upgrade
Coinbase has announced in a tweet that unstaking requests on its platform may take the protocol weeks or months to process.

Metamask updated its mobile & extension
Metamask introduces a number of features that aim at enhance privacy and give users more control.

Next Billion Fellowship Cohort 3 - Call for applications
The Next Billion Fellowship at the Ethereum Foundation is a search for stories: Stories that inspire them to focus on the important things, to find balance and fairness in the way they go about solving their problems, and to push deeper into the mysteries of human cooperation.

World News

India-UAE Trade, Maverick Unveils Decentralized Exchange & more - #WEB3Today #7

Ethereum Shapella, Eth Unstaking & more - #WEB3Today #6

ethOS 2.0, Goerli Shapella & more - #WEB3Today #5

Nissan 's NFT, Aztec Connect Shut Down & more - #WEB3Today #4

Goerli moving to Shapella, Audius implementing NFTs & more - WEB3 Today #3

Highlights of Ethereum Devs Call

  • Shapella Mainnet launch on April 12, 2023 (epoch: 194048, slot: 6209536, UTC: 10:27:35 PM).
  • Client Teams approve execution-apis/pull/388, but also agreed to not include in Shanghai.
  • Expected Cancun EIPs: SSZ hesitations, SELFDESTRUCT removal, EVMMAX proposals, EOF, BLS, EIP-1153, EIP-4788, EIP-663, & EIP-5920.
  • Client teams to prioritize fork proposals and submit potential Cancun EIPs.
  • EthCatHerders node operator survey released.

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Tech Articles

Shapella Testing
Shapella Testing Timeline, Shandong Testnet, Withdrawals Devnets, Mainnet Shadow Forks, Zhejiang Testnet & Withdrawal Testing Techniques

Why Ethereum Clients prefer SSZ over RLP?
After The Merge, Ethereum uses two serialization formats for its two underlined layers. Execution clients use RLP, whereas Consensus clients use SSZ for data storage and transmitting.

Upcoming Changes to Ethereum Blockchain
This is the first developers AMA of 2023 featuring Ethereum Roadmap & Network Upgrades. Ethereum developers also discussed Privacy, Adoption and MEV.

How Warm COINBASE helps in Gas Cost Reduction?
EIP-3651: Client Implementation & Testing Status, Earlier Efforts: EIP-2929, EIP-2930, EIP-1559

Transient Storage for Beginners
EIP-1153: Need, Effects, Pros & Cons, Future Plans


The ETHDenver 2023 Experience
ETHDenver can't be explained, it can only be experienced. The explicit purpose of this video is to get Ryan Sean Adams to FOMO into ETHDenver 2024.

PEEPanEIP #102: EIP-6049: Deprecate SELFDESTRUCT with William Entriken
This EIP deprecates the SELFDESTRUCT opcode and warns against its use. A breaking change to this functionality is likely to come in the future.

PEEPanEIP #101: Builder API (Shapella) with Gajinder Singh
In this PEEPanEIP, Gajinder Singh discusses Builder API (Shapella) in detail.

Coinbase CEO: How to Win in Crypto
Brian Armstrong is the CEO and Founder of Coinbase. Coinbase started in 2012 as simply a custodial Bitcoin wallet and has grown into the massively successful publicly traded company that we know today.

#1 WTF is Metaverse? Unedited with Nikhil Kamath ft. Tanmay Bhat, Umang Bedi & Aprameya Radhakrishna
The Metaverse can get confusing from virtual reality to NFTs, Unreal engine and virtual influencers. Dive into these topics and much more as Nikhil is joined by 3 social media titans in their quest to understand whether the Metaverse is the future or a fad.

Tech Explainers

Ethereum Virtual Machine
Functions, Stack Based VM, Smart Contract Execution & Key Benefits

How to Become Validator for Ethereum Blockchain?
Staking, Setup Node, Roles & Responsibilities

Client Diversity
Execution Layer, Consensus Layer, Why there is a need for multiple clients?, Advantages & Risks

Reth: Ethereum Execution Layer Client Written in Rust
Why new client?, Goals, Reth Book, Launch Date & Akula

with Ethereum: EIP-4361
SSO, Problems in Web2 Vs Web3, Connect Wallet Vs Sign & Programming Languages

ELI5 Explainers

We have tried to explain common ethereum blockchain concepts in under 60 seconds.

  1. What is an Ethereum Account?
  2. Externally Owned Accounts (EOAs) Vs Contract Accounts
  3. What is an Ethereum Transaction?
  4. Ethereum Transaction Lifecycle
  5. What is Ethereum Validator?

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Client Updates




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