Introducing the new developer portal

Hey Ethereum community! We last spoke August 5 – how you been? We’re here to talk about something fresh we’ve shipped. Maybe you’ve already noticed, but we’ve got a new Developers section. For a long time, this content was a wall of links to products you might find helpful when building a dapp. We provided very little context and left a lot of connecting the dots up to you. We thought we could do better. Technical information about Ethereum is... [Read More]

eth2 quick update no. 16

Can’t travel these days Miss the people, not the planes Spadina, not Spain tl;dr Spadina (deposit and genesis dress rehearsal) testnet coming up Medalla Data Challenge in progress RFP for audit of blst super fast BLS12-381 signature library 💥 [Read More]

Q2 Allocation Update [ENG/普通话]

Hello again! We’re back to share the grants that went out over the second quarter of 2020 - but first, some ESP updates from the last few months: We’re writing about grants today, but grants are not the only kind of support ESP can offer! We recently published a blog post featuring some amazing teams that you won’t find on the list below, since they received support other than the traditional grants highlighted here. Meanwhile, the community has put on... [Read More]

eth2 quick update no. 15

Farmer minds his crops An optimistic outlook The fields are aflame tl;dr Medalla chugging along smoothly Client diversity is a must eth1+eth2 (Phase 1.5 aka The Merge) end-to-end demo Testing and audits continue as we approach Phase 0 launch [Read More]

The Stateless Tech Tree: reGenesis Edition

This week we’re revising the Tech Tree to reflect some new major milestones to Ethereum 1.x R&D that are not quite a complete realization of Stateless Ethereum, but much more reasonably attainable in the mid-term. The most significant addition to the tech tree is Alexey’s reGenesis proposal. This is far from a well-specified upgrade, but the general sentiment from R&D is that reGenesis offers a less dramatic yet much more attainable step towards the ultimate goal of the “fully stateless”... [Read More]

Validated, staking on eth2: #5 - Why client diversity matters

Disclaimer: None of this is meant as a slight against any client in particular. There is a high likelihood that each client and possibly even the specification has its own oversights and bugs. Eth2 is a complicated protocol, and the people implementing it are only human. The point of this article is to highlight how and why the risks are mitigated. With the launch of the Medalla testnet, people were encouraged to experiment with different clients. And right from genesis,... [Read More]

ESP: Beyond Grants [ENG/普通话]

Since transitioning into the Ecosystem Support Program from EF Grants, we’ve talked about defining “support” more comprehensively, thinking beyond simple grant funding. But what does a more comprehensive definition of support actually mean? In practice, it means something different for every project, and it starts with a conversation. ESP was conceived to make a wide range of EF’s resources more accessible to the community, which starts with making our process accessible to anyone who might need support. We take the... [Read More]