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Finalized no. 35

tl;dr ETHStaker/clr.fund Ethereum Staking CLR in progress! Don’t wait, 5 days left to contribute Data Availability Sampling is a hard but critical problem. Submit a proposal to the DAS RFP to get involved: $1.5M in funding available!
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Secured #4: Bug Bounty Rewards now up to $250,000 USD

The Ethereum Foundation Bug Bounty Program is one of the earliest and longest running programs of its kind. It was launched in 2015 and targeted the Ethereum PoW mainnet and related software. In 2020, a second Bug Bounty Program for the new Proof-of-Stake Consensus Layer was launched, running alongside the original Bug Bounty Program. The split of these programs is historic due to the way the Proof-of-Stake Consensus Layer was architected separately and in parallel to the existing Execution Layer...
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Ethereum Foundation Report

Today, we’ve published the EF report, which we hope helps the community understand what the Ethereum Foundation is, our core principles, and our vision of Ethereum as an infinite garden. Click here to read the full report, and to learn more about the EF, our resource allocation processes, 2021 support, and the non-financial ways that EF teams contribute to helping Ethereum continue to grow into everything that we dream for it to become.
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Secured #3: Security Teams

Over the past year, the Ethereum Foundation has significantly grown its team of dedicated security researchers and engineers. Members have joined from a variety of backgrounds ranging from cryptography, security architecture, risk management, exploit development as well as having worked on red and blue teams. The members come from different fields and have worked on securing everything from the internet services we all depend on each day, to national healthcare systems and central banks. As The Merge approaches, a lot...
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Finalized no. 34

tl;dr Kiln🧱🔥 is up, check it out #TestingTheMerge is in full swing. Do your part, get involved!
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Announcing the Kiln Merge Testnet

The Kintsugi 🍵 merge testnet, launched late December, has been a valuable testing ground for The Merge. Through various test suites, multi-client devnets, shadow forks of Goerli, application deployments, and the community’s help #TestingTheMerge, we’ve arrived at a set of stable and robust protocol specifications. Now that clients have implemented these latest specs, a successor to Kintsugi, Kiln 🔥🧱, is being launched! Like the Ethereum mainnet, Kiln’s execution layer was launched under proof-of-work in parallel to a Beacon Chain running...
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Secured #2: Public Vulnerability Disclosures

Today, we disclosed the first set of vulnerabilities from the Ethereum Foundation’s Bug Bounty Programs. These vulnerabilities were previously discovered and reported directly to the Ethereum Foundation or client teams via the Bug Bounty Programs for both the Execution Layer and Consensus Layer. Through its Bug Bounty Programs, which allow the Ethereum Foundation (EF) to coordinate and cross-check vulnerabilities across clients, the EF currently accepts vulnerability reports for Nimbus, Teku, Lighthouse, Prysm, Lodestar, Go Ethereum, Nethermind, Erigon and Besu.
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Announcing Grants Round for Academic Research

We are excited to announce a new wave of grants to fund formal research that aims to create more knowledge about Ethereum, blockchain technology, and related domains. We encourage academics, research centers, PhD Students and all those interested in researching Ethereum to submit their project proposals. This grants round has up to $750,000 in total available funding.
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Grantee Roundup: January 2022 - Japan Local Grants Edition!

In today’s roundup, we’re excited to feature four recipients from a recent Local Grants wave in Japan! We see Ethereum as an ever-growing, creative and inclusive playground, and it is our responsibility to let everyone keep playing. It’s not easy to commit to public goods or novel use cases without a quick financial return, and it’s important to support the dedicated teams working to solve interesting problems, improve public infrastructure and build creative blockchain use cases. In this Local Grants...