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Grantee Roundup: September 2021

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we’ll check in on a couple of projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by grantees!
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Amphora: A Major Merge Milestone

Earlier this year, the Rayonism hackathon kicked off to protoype the architecture for Ethereum’s transition to proof of stake. The transition, often refered to as The Merge, will keep the existing beacon chain (eth2) and execution layer (eth1) clients, and “merge” both chains by making the beacon chain drive the execution layer’s consensus. This approach is the most recent in a series of iterations to the Ethereum roadmap (more on that here). While Rayonism proved that this was a sound...
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Altair Mainnet Announcement

The Altair beacon chain upgrade is ready to be activated on the Ethereum mainnet. The upgrade will go live at epoch 74240 (Oct 27, 2021, 10:56:23am UTC).
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Ethereum.org Translation Program: Milestones and Updates

The ethereum.org Translation Program has been live for over two years, and we are excited to share a couple of milestones we have hit since its inception, as well as some of our plans for the future. Since we launched the initiative in 2019, over 2,000 community members have contributed, translating a total of 2.8 million words so far! Thanks to all this activity, ethereum.org is now available in 37 different languages. While English continues to be the primary language...
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Finalized no. 29

Altair is here; the Merge is coming. tl;dr Altair upgrade epoch set, mainnet client releases in progress 👀 Merge interop spec released. Devnets to follow 🏺
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Grantee Roundup: August 2021

It’s always fun to hear about new grants as they’re awarded, but what happens after the announcement? In this series, we’ll check in on a couple of projects that are well underway - or already at the finish line. Read on to learn about some recent milestones and achievements by grantees!
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Secured no. 1

Earlier this year, we launched a bug bounty program focused on finding issues in the beacon chain specification, and/or in client implementations (Lighthouse, Nimbus, Teku, Prysm etc…). The results (and vulnerability reports) have been enlightening as have the lessons learned while patching potential issues. In this new series, we aim to explore and share some of the insight we’ve gained from security work to date and as we move forward. This first post will analyze some of the submissions specifically...
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Core Developer Apprenticeship Program: The Second Cohort

Does development of the core protocols that power the Ethereum blockchain excite you? Are you interested in getting involved at the most fundemental and technical levels of the Ethereum protocol? I am excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the second cohort of the Core Developer Apprenticeship Program (CDAP)!