EtherWorld Weekly: 16th April, 2023

Ethereum News, World News, Highlights of ACDE Call 159, Tech Articles, Podcasts, Tech Explainers, ELI5 Explainers, Client Upgrades, Events & Jobs

EtherWorld Weekly: 16th April, 2023

Ethereum News

EIP-4844 ready for Multi-Client Devnets
EIP-4844 Specs Updated, Prysm EIP-4844 Progress, Layer 2 Teams, Blob Transaction Mempool Design & Implementation, Data Gas Field & Execution API

Shapella Successfully deployed, closing the PoS loop for Ethereum
Shapella upgrade, Prysm bug, Lighthouse fix, Ethereum network health at the time of upgrade, FAQ and more!

Uniswap v3 on Polygon zkEVM
The Uniswap has approved a governance proposal in favor of deploying Uniswap’s v3 on Polygon zkEVM.

Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Shapella Upgrade
Developers, Stakers/Node Operators & Users/Holders

Withdrawal Mainnet Shadow Fork 3 Finalized
What's New in MSF3? Insights & MEV-Boost Bug

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World News

Highlights of Ethereum Devs Call

  • Shapella Upgrade proceeded relatively smoothly, with minor issues including a large number of withdrawal credential changes causing initial networking problems.
  • Prysm's MEV-Boost-related bug has been identified, & v4.0.2 has already been released with a fix. Teku is also investigating a minor issue related to block import times.
  • Alex proposed a series of amendments to EIP-4788, sparking extensive discussion. The conversation will continue asynchronously this week and be addressed in the ACDC meeting next week.
  • The next ACDE meeting will focus on reviewing and prioritizing candidate EIPs for the Dencun network upgrade.
  • Paritosh Jayanthi will coordinate with client teams to set up Capella genesis for devnets in the coming week.

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Tech Articles

Expected Changes on Beacon Chain with Shapella Upgrade
Expected Changes: Networking, Validators' Responsibilities, Fork Choice, Independent State & Block Historical Accumulators Conclusion

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.

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


Leaving Web2 with Sriram Krishnan
Sriram Krishnan is a GP at a16z Crypto and a defector from Web2 to Web3. Formerly a Product Lead at Facebook, Twitter, & Snapchat, Sriram has seen basically everything there is to see in the world of Web2, & especially Web2 social.

PEEPanEIP #104: EIP-4844: Shard Blob Transactions with Terence & Kasey
This EIP introduces a new transaction format for “blob-carrying transactions” which contain a large amount of data that cannot be accessed by EVM execution, but whose commitment can be accessed.

Shanghai-Capella: ETH Staking Withdrawals with Tim Beiko, Justin Drake, & Anthony Sassano
Ryan, David, Tim Beiko, Justin Drake, and Anthony Sassano unpack everything you need to know about today’s, highly anticipated Shanghai-Capella: ETH Staking Withdrawals.

Rep. Emmer on Why He Believes Gary Gensler Is a ‘Bad-Faith Regulator’ - Ep. 478
Amidst a wide-ranging crackdown on all kinds of crypto players, Representative Tom Emmer talks about recent enforcement actions, the classification of cryptocurrencies as securities or commodities, the potential impact of US regulatory actions on the country’s global economic power, & the Federal Reserve's upcoming payment system.

Are DAOs Strong Enough to Survive the Regulators? - Ep. 479
Gabriel Shapiro, general counsel at Delphi Labs, & Fatemeh Fannizadeh, lawyer & researcher at, survey the landscape & offer their insights on what will fuel the next wave of DAO innovation.

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

The Future of Ethereum Goerli Testnet
What is Goerli Testnet?, Why Developers like Goerli?, Goerl Shapella, Future of Goerli Testnet & Holesky Testnet

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

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  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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