EtherWorld Weekly: 28th October , 2023

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

EtherWorld Weekly: 28th    October , 2023

Ethereum News

World News

Highlights of Ethereum Devs Call

  • On October 26, during the 173rd All Core Developers Execution (ACDE) Call, Ethereum developers, led by Tim Beiko from the Ethereum Foundation, focused on several critical topics regarding Ethereum's execution layer:
  • Devnet-10 Launch and Testing:
  • Devnet-10 was launched for the Cancun/Deneb (Dencun) upgrade, showcasing the validator churn limit changes outlined in EIP 7514. Issues in Prysm and Teku (CL) clients were identified and resolved post-launch. MEV workflow tests on Devnet-10 using the Lodestar (CL) client revealed some issues in the MEV-Boost validator and relay implementations.

Blob Latency Analysis:

  • Enrico Del Fante presented new findings on blob latency, reinforcing trends identified by Gajinder Singh from Devnet-9. Developers emphasized the need for additional analysis and testing for blob propagation before public Ethereum testnet assessment.

Next Steps for Dencun Testing:

  • Plans to launch Devnet-11 and a shadow fork of the Goerli testnet were agreed upon. Devnet-11 aims to encompass MEV workflow testing across CL clients and potential rollup implementations, likely Optimism’s for EIP 4844, following stable client releases.

Dencun Activation Timeline Discussion:

  • Although a proposed activation date for Dencun on Goerli was initially suggested for November 9, challenges with ongoing changes in Prysm client software and the upcoming Ethereum developer conference, Devconnect, pushed the likely testnet activation of Dencun on Goerli to late November at the earliest. The mainnet activation for Dencun might possibly extend into early 2024.

KZG Ceremony Verification and Layer-2 Standardization:

  • Updates were provided on the KZG ceremony outputs for EIP 4844. Additionally, efforts to establish norms and standards for rollup development via a dedicated monthly call series were highlighted, aiming to facilitate Layer-2 rollup interoperability and Ethereum mainnet connectivity.

EIP 7523, Empty Account Deprecation:

  • Discussion around EIP 7523 proposed to prohibit empty accounts on post-Merge Ethereum testnets to diminish technical debt. However, concerns were raised regarding potential impacts on the implementation of Verkle trees. Developers were encouraged to continue discussions on Ethereum Magicians' dedicated thread for EIP 7523.

This comprehensive meeting showcased the rigorous testing and meticulous planning involved in the Dencun upgrade and its subsequent activation, alongside broader efforts to standardize Layer-2 rollup development and address specific EIP concerns within the Ethereum ecosystem.

Tech Articles

EIP-20: Token Standard

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

EIP-4844 Devnet-5 Testing Preparation & Progress: Deneb (EIP-4844) Devnet-5 Spec, Lighthouse Testing Progress, Prsym Multi-Client Devnet Readiness, Proposed PRs in Devnet-5 & EIP-4844 Engine API Updates

ERC4337 : The next big thing in Ethereum: The Ethereum blockchain has deployed a feature known as “account abstraction,” seen as a key enhancement.

EIPs & Standardization Process


Tech Explainers

Eth Liquid Staking
Staking - Liquid Staking - Benefits - Risks

Optimism: A Layer2 Blockchain
What is Optimism - Working - Optimistic Execution Model  - Advantage  

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

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

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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