research & development

Ethereum Istanbul Upgrade Announcement

The Ethereum network will be undergoing a scheduled upgrade at block number 9,069,000, which is predicted to occur on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The exact date is subject to change due to variable block times and timezones.
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Announcing a Taiwan-specific Wave of Grants

The Taipei Ethereum Meetup recently hosted Crosslink Taiwan 2019. It was a wonderful event and a perfect opportunity for the Ethereum Foundation’s Ecosystem Support Program (ESP) to provide a Taiwan-specific wave of grants! The recipients are as follows.
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eth2 quick update no. 3

Welcome to the third installment of eth2 quick update. tldr; Harden fork choice defences in response to audits Introducing challenges.ethereum.org Herumi grant for a super-fast BLS implementation
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Eth2 at ETHWaterloo: Prizes for Eth2 education, tooling, and research

For the first time ever, the Ethereum Foundation will be sponsoring a range of hacker prizes related to Eth2 at a major hackathon. With Eth2 development proceeding rapidly, there are now many discrete areas of work that a team of motivated hackers can complete over a weekend. The bounties below include useful educational tools for Eth2 development, necessary tooling, and valuable research. Members of Eth2 teams will be available remotely during the hackathon to answer questions from hackers and provide...
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eth2 quick update no. 2

Welcome to the second installment of eth2 quick update. tldr; Spec release of v0.9.0 -- Tonkatsu to ensure Phase 0 development can continue unimpeded. Work continues in ironing out the details of the modified Phase 1 proposal. Quiet client development focused on eth1 -> eth2 infrastructure, general hardening for production, and optimizations.
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eth2 quick update

Although the internet has been more quiet than usual, we’ve been super busy hacking away on eth2! Between Devcon5 and keeping our heads down to work, it seems we’ve left the community in the dark on a couple of items. Here’s a quick update to fill in the gaps.
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The Devcon5 Bible

Welcome to Devcon. We’ve got a lot to cover, and in this post you’ll read about it all! Read closely as we go over transit to the venue from Osaka’s airports, the Devcon Venue, the Agenda & Devcon App, and more! Please bookmark this piece to answer all questions that you may have related to early and on-site registration, experiences around the venue, participating during talks, side/after events and everything else Devcon5. To kick things off, let’s discuss how to...