EtherWorld Weekly: 25th June, 2023

Ethereum News, World News, Highlights of ACDE Call 164, Tech Articles, Podcasts, Tech Explainers, ELI5 Explainers, Client Upgrades, Events & Jobs

EtherWorld Weekly: 25th June, 2023

Ethereum News

EIP Repository Faces Impending Division: A Split on the Horizon
Problems, Proposed Solution, Benefits, Counterarguments & Conclusion

Ethereum Execution Clients' Diversity Improved, Nethermind nears 25%
Geth - 49%, Besu - 14% & Erigon - 13%

Holesky Testnet launch planned for Sept 15th
Why sunset Goerli?, Why Holesky Testnet?, Timeline to Holesky Testnet & Predictable Ethereum Testnet Lifecycle Proposal

Reth: Rust-Powered Ethereum Execution Client
Alpha Release is live

Polygon: Embracing zkEVM Validium for a Secure Future
Journey to Polygon 2.0

World News

Highlights of Call

  • EL testing team presented an overview of the execution-spec-tests repository.
  • Dencun moved the 4844 precompile address to 0xA for better space optimization.
  • Proposal to limit the storage size for 4788 is being reviewed.
  • Engine API specification has been released, and Dencun CL specification will be published soon.
  • Devnet-6 experienced issues, and a new devnet will be launched once clients pass hive tests and achieve stable releases.

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Tech Articles

Dencun: Unveiling the Upcoming Network Upgrade with Finalized Specifications
Cancun EIPs: EIP-1153, EIP-4788, EIP-4844, EIP-5656 & EIP-6780 Deneb EIPs: EIP-7044 & EIP-7045 Engine API Changes & Additional Changes in Dencun specs

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

Highly Available Ethereum Nodes using N-Version Design
A research report by a team of KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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


PEEPanEIP #110: ERC-6220 Composable #NFTs utilizing Equippable Parts
In this video, the authors provide an explanation of ERC-6220, also known for Composable NFTs. These tokens enhance ERC-721 by enabling selective equipping of parts, facilitating the composition of tokens from a catalog, and incorporating components without the need for generating new tokens.

Uniswap V4 ANNOUNCED By Founder Hayden Adams
Hayden Adams presents explains Uniswap V4, shedding light on its innovative features, such as hooks and singleton contracts, as well as a new upgrade designed to significantly reduce gas costs by up to 90%.

What is Money in the Digital Age? with Brendan Malone
Brendan Malone is currently employed at Paradigm's Policy Department. However, prior to joining Paradigm, he dedicated his expertise to addressing crypto policy matters within none other than the Federal Reserve.

‘Very Frustrating’: ‘Crypto Mom’ Hester Peirce on 5 Years at the SEC
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has voiced her dissatisfaction with the agency's sluggish pace in regulating cryptocurrencies and asserts that greater strides should have been made over the past five years.

What Makes Uniswap v4 Special
Hayden Adams explains the novel features of Uniswap v4.

Tech Explainers

SELFDESTRUCT: History, EIPs, Future
History, Why developers use SELFDESTRUCT, Open Issues & reasons for deprecating SELFDESTRUCT, Related EIPs: EIP-4758, EIP-4760,EIP-6046, EIP-6049, EIP-6190 & EIP-6780

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

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?

Readers can follow more short videos here.

Client Updates




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