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May 22, 2024

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Nyota Interop Recap ✨
Nyota Interop Recap ✨

by Tim Beiko

Last week, Ethereum client, testing and research teams from around the world gathered together for a week of intense work on the Pectra network upgrade, PeerDAS and the Verge. Similarly to previous events like Edelweiss 🏔️ or Amphora 🏺, the focus of the Nyota ✨ interop was achieving multi-client interoperability across the different technical tracks. In addition to this, Nyota was preceded with a first of its kind public event: Frontiers Africa, where core devs & researchers spent the day meeting & exchanging with builders from across the region.

by Ecosystem Support Program Team

We're welcoming the new year with a fresh wave of grants! Discover the projects that received funding in the first quarter of this year, listed down below:

May 13, 2024

R&D

Announcing the Ethereum Protocol Fellowship Cohort 5

by Protocol Support Team

TL;DR: - Review the program details for EPF5 🔎 - Applications for EPF5 are open until May 26 📝 - A town hall will be held for an overview and questions on May 21 at 4PM UTC. 🎙️ We are excited to announce that the applications are now open for the fifth cohort of the Ethereum Protocol Fellowship (EPF5). The EPF provides a pathway for aspiring protocol contributors to make meaningful contributions to Ethereum. In each cohort, a diverse group is assembled to work toward advancing Ethereum's technology during the fellowship. This includes everything from the development of client implementations, testing and specifications, and participating in the latest core protocol research. The program provides fellows with a unique opportunity to collaborate with other talented individuals,

April 22, 2024

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Ethereum Protocol Fellowship Cohort 4 Recap

by Protocol Support Team

TL;DR: The EPF concluded the fourth cohort and is preparing for a fifth cohort. Applications will be open soon. In the meantime, explore the new EPF.wiki and sign up to get notified when they open. The Ethereum Protocol Fellowship recently completed its fourth successful cohort, culminating with EPF Day at Devconnect in Istanbul. Its completion marked 4 months of immersive learning, research and contribution to the Ethereum core ecosystem from a group of talented and dedicated fellows. To learn more about EPF, take a look at some of the past posts and repos.

by Devcon Team

Hello, Devcon awaiters! We are thrilled to announce the venue where we’ll meet for Devcon 7 in Southeast Asia from November 12-15! This year we are transforming the QSNCC - Queen Sirikit National Convention Center into a lively world that showcases our community spirit, and all of the innovation being worked on in the Ethereum ecosystem. For easier bookmarking, find a maps link to the venue here!

by Team Next Billion

Ethereum is growing, and diversity of human participation creates resilience throughout the ecosystem. The Devconnect Scholars Program is one small effort that aims to create resilience through community diversity. Better representation across human geography and demographics leads to diverse experiences and new perspectives that help the Ethereum protocol serve the coordination needs of all humans, not just a lucky few. Not only does better representation - leading to better geographical distribution of Ethereum nodes for example - help the security of the network, but we believe it is crucial in enriching our community and in making Ethereum stories tangible for more people. The Scholars Program brought to Devconnect Istanbul 22 builders from communities that are currently underrepresented in Ethereum. This post highlights just a few of

February 27, 2024

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Dencun Mainnet Announcement

by Protocol Support Team

March 12, 2024 update: Since the initial publication of this post, several client teams have made Dencun-compatible releases containing significant performance and stability improvements. While previously announced versions are still considered sufficient for the upgrade, a column has been added to the Client Releases tables highlighting the latest recommended versions for all clients. Mainnet blobs are coming .oO: Two years after its ETHDenver inception, dozens of testing calls and devnets later, protodanksharding is finally going live on mainnet! Dencun will activate on the Ethereum mainnet at epoch 269568, occurring on March 13, 2024 at 13:55 UTC. Node operators & stakers must upgrade their software to releases listed in this announcement. To receive email alerts for future network upgrade announcements, subscribe here.

February 21, 2024

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ZK Grants Round

by Rodrigo Vasquez

The Ethereum Foundation is thrilled to announce a collaborative grant round with Aztec, Polygon, Scroll, Taiko, and zkSync to develop Zero Knowledge public goods projects. Each co-funder of the grant round has contributed 150K USD in funds, bringing the total grant pool to 900K USD. The breadth and complexity of the Layer 2 ecosystem has reached a point where identifying shared needs and dependencies requires the participation of domain experts from a range of stakeholders. The co-funders will, therefore, not only provide funding but also participate in the allocation decisions. Beyond more and better-informed funding, we hope this approach will facilitate increasing modularity and use of shared standards in the ZK L2 ecosystem. For this round the research teams have collaborated on a collective wishlist to

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