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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)!
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Finalized no. 28

The Road to Altair edition 🛣⭐️ tl;dr Pyrmont upgrade successful, scenario testing underway Prater upgrade scheduled for September 2, 12pm UTC Mainnet to follow Road to Altair
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Building Together: Execution-Layer Client Ecosystem Fundraise

Ethereum’s diverse client ecosystem is at the foundation of all that we’re building together. This includes both execution-layer and consensus-layer clients, both of which are essential parts of Ethereum’s post-merge future. Supporting execution-layer (formerly “Eth1”) clients remains one of the Ethereum Foundation’s highest priorities. These client teams have supported Ethereum’s growth over the past several years, and they will continue to provide critical infrastructure for the network post-merge, as Ethereum transitions to a Proof of Stake consensus system. Since January...
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EF-Supported Teams: Research & Development Roundup

Welcome to London! This is an exciting time for the Ethereum ecosystem, and the pace will only pick up further as we approach Altair [1] [2] and the Merge in the months ahead. The Beacon Chain now has 6.5+ million Ether staked, and 200K+ active validators online across five clients, and the network is now burning Ether as part of the changes made with the London update. As always, there’s much more progress being made by EF-supported projects and teams...
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Grantee Roundup: July 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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Finalized no. 27

tl;dr It’s time to upgrade for London Merge checklist and draft EIP released Altair devnets launch; clients position themselves for mainnet
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Road to Devcon Meetup and Event Grants

Community organizers are the glue that holds the Ethereum ecosystem together, and whether they’re leading large-scale events, local meetups, hackathons or seminars, we might all be wandering in the dark forest of the analog world without them. But where’s the fun in relying on chance encounters with kindred spirits identified by a telltale laptop sticker, or that indefinable air of cryptocool? Although major events tend to generate more buzz, not everyone can travel halfway across the world for a conference....