EtherWorld Weekly: 23rd July, 2023

Ethereum News, World News, Highlights of ACDE Call 166, Tech Articles, Podcasts, Tech Explainers, ELI5 Explainers, Client Upgrades, Events & Jobs

EtherWorld Weekly: 23rd July, 2023

Ethereum News

World News

Highlights of Ethereum Devs Call

  • Devnet-7 is still operational and undergoing tooling updates, while work is in progress on Devnet-8.
  • Three PRs are being considered for inclusion in Devnet-8. These PRs will be discussed in the 4844 call on Monday, with a final decision before ACDC the following week.
  • The team discussed edge cases related to EIP-6780 (SELFDESTRUCT removal). Two bullets in the PR were uncontroversial, but the third one seems to have an impact on users.
  • Two execution APIs PRs were agreed upon and will be merged. Another PR was discussed, but a consensus was not reached.
  • The formal specification for the EIP/ERCs split is now available. Client teams are inclined to move forward with this, although an alternative proposal from Greg is also being considered.

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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 #113: EIP-7044: Perpetually Valid Signed Voluntary Exits
This EIP proposes a lock on the voluntary exit signature domain for validators in Capella, ensuring perpetual validity. As of now, signed voluntary exits are only valid for two upgrades.

Is XRP a Security? Order in Ripple Case Makes Answer Clear
Jake Chervinsky, Chief Policy Officer at the Blockchain Association, along with Kayvan Sadeghi, a partner at Jenner & Block, join the show to discuss two major implications. Firstly, U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres has significantly challenged the legal theory that forms the basis of the SEC's case against Coinbase. Secondly, this order has ignited a sense of urgency among U.S. lawmakers to address two cryptocurrency bills currently in Congress.

After XRP Ruling, What’s Next for the SEC?
"If the SEC wishes to appeal last week's judgment in the Ripple case, it must act swiftly," says Bill Hughes, Regulatory Chief at Ethereum's backer ConsenSys. Hughes, along with many other crypto policy experts, is assessing the implications of the decision by U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres.

UniswapX Revealed: A Game-Changer for DeFi
In this episode, the Bankless team features Hayden Adams as he delves into the complexities of UniswapX. This protocol ensures competitive order execution in DeFi, safeguarding swappers from MEV extractors, arbitrageurs, and front-runners. This, in turn, allows everyday users to secure the best possible deals.

Revolutionizing AI: Tackling the Alignment Problem
In this episode, the Bankless team delves deeply into the frontier of AI and the challenges surrounding AI alignment. The overlap between AI and Crypto at Zuzalu has sparked discussions on topics such as ZKML, MEV bots, and the integration of AI agents into the Ethereum landscape.

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

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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