EtherWorld Weekly: 04th November , 2023

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

EtherWorld Weekly: 04th November , 2023

Ethereum News

World News

Highlights of Ethereum Devs Call

On November 2, 2023, Ethereum developers convened for the 121st All Core Developers Consensus (ACDC) call, focusing on key updates and discussions around Ethereum's Cancun/Deneb specifications. Chaired by Ethereum Foundation Researcher Danny Ryan, the meeting included discussions on various upgrades and testnet schedules:

Simplification of Blob Side Car Specifications:

Proposed changes aim to simplify blob gossip conditions, reducing complexities related to message handling. The suggested approach involves attaching block headers and inclusion proofs to each blob side car, addressing prior issues.

Other Cancun/Deneb Specifications Changes:

Discussions included the computation of KZG inclusion proofs and the suggestion to pass these proofs from the Beacon node to the MEV relay, reducing responsibilities for the relay.
An old proposal allowing honest validators to reorg late blocks was discussed. This encourages timely block proposals, aiming to deter delays for additional MEV.

Cancun/Deneb Testing Timeline Updates:

Developers estimated roughly three weeks for client teams to implement proposed changes. Devnet 12 is expected to launch after updates, likely in early December. Upgrades on public Ethereum testnets are anticipated in Q1 2024 instead of the initially planned late November timeframe.

JSON Mapping to SSZ Specifications:

Developers discussed a proposed addition of a canonical JSON mapping of CL SSZ specifications. This mapping aims to simplify documentation and improve code readability. Concerns were addressed in the latest version of the PR, awaiting final comments before merging.

Overall, the meeting focused on simplifying specifications to enhance efficiency, reduce complexities, and ensure smoother implementations for the upcoming Cancun/Deneb upgrade. The Ethereum community aims to address these changes, finalize implementations, and proceed with thorough testing on testnets in preparation for future upgrades, with a focus on stability and improved performance.

Tech Articles


Tech Explainers

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Optimism: A Layer2 Blockchain
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Reth: Ethereum Execution Layer Client Written in Rust
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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.

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  5. What is Ethereum Validator?

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