EtherWorld Weekly: 2nd April, 2023

Ethereum News, World News, Highlights of ACDE Call 158, Tech Articles, Podcasts, Tech Explainers, ELI5 Explainers, Client Upgrades, Events & Jobs

EtherWorld Weekly: 2nd April, 2023


Ethereum News

Mainnet Shapella Announcement
Withdrawals are coming! The Shapella network upgrade will activate on the Ethereum network at epoch 194048, scheduled for 22:27:35 UTC on Apr. 12, 2023.

Uniswap v3 code free to fork as BSL expires
Developers are now allowed to fork Uniswap v3 protocol as its Business Source License (BSL) expired on April 1, shows protocol documentation.

Cardano Users Can Soon Access Ethereum Dapps Directly From ADA Wallets
Milkomeda (Cardano’s EVM layer) is launching a feature allowing EVERY Cardano user to use EVM contracts directly from ANY Cardano wallet.

Ethereum Validators Have Earned Over $2 Billion in ETH Staking Rewards Since 2021
Ethereum validators have earned 1.1 million ETH ($2.007 billion) in staking rewards since January 2021, according to Delphi Digital data.

Inflation-pegged Stablecoin Flatcoins on 'Base' network
Coinbase sees inflation-pegged “flatcoins” as one of critical innovations that should be built on its recently launched layer-2 network Base.

World News

Highlights of Ethereum Devs Call

  • The Ethereum Foundation made an announcement earlier this week, which included all the client releases compatible with the upgrade, EIPs, & other information related to the upgrade.
  • Prysm & Lodestar are expected to release optional updates before the Shapella mainnet activation.
  • However, the current versions listed in the announcement are already compatible with Shapella.
  • The Nethermind team is planning a 'monster release' with several new features after the Shapella upgrade.
  • The final mainnet shadow fork for testing Shanghai clients is scheduled for next week.

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Tech Articles

Exploring EVMMAX Proposals & BLS12-381
EVMMAX: EIP-5483, EIP-6601, EIP-5483 vs EIP-6601, EIP-6690 BLS12-381 Curve: EIP-2537, Operations, Applications

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.

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


Congressman Tom Emmer Tackles the War on Crypto
He has been an outspoken advocate of crypto & has rung the alarm bells as to what seems to be the politically-driven debanking of crypto in the United States of America.

Polygon zkEVM Launch with Mihailo Bjelic and Jordi Baylina
Ryan from Bankless Team talks to Polygon's Mihailo & Jordi about the launch of their zkEVM!

PEEPanEIP #103: MEV Boost with Alex Stokes
Alexstokes explains MEV on Ethereum, PBS & MEV Boost & implementation of PBS.

Why Zero-Knowledge Proofs Are Critical to Ethereum’s Future - Ep. 473
In this episode, Stanford cryptography professor Dan Boneh & a16z General Partner Ali Yahya elevate our knowledge of zero-knowledge proofs & their applications in the blockchain world.

Why the CFTC Case Against Binance Will Have Very Important Consequences for Crypto - Ep. 475
In this episode, Austin Campbell, a professor at Columbia Business School, discusses the recent allegations made by the CFTC against Binance, & whether or not criminal charges will be brought against company officers such as CEO Changpeng Zhao, or CZ, or former Chief Compliance Officer Samuel Lim.

Tech Explainers

ETH Withdrawals: Everything You Need to Know
Validators, Ethereum's Validator Lifecycle, Types of Withdrawals, EIP-4895, How to make your Validator ready for Withdrawal?, EIP-4736 & Shapella Mainnet

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

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 Upgrades




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