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Core Developer Apprenticeship Program

Have you have ever been interested in getting involved in the development of the core Ethereum protocols? If so, there is a new program to discuss that’s targeted at you. As part of an EF procotol-support initiative, I’m very excited to announce the “Core Developer Apprenticeship Program”.
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Ethereum for the Next Billion: Announcing the EF Fellowship Program

The progress being made in the Ethereum ecosystem lately is really inspiring. Whether you’re excited by the adoption of proof of stake (and a faster, more secure, greener Ethereum), the coming Merge and other big upgrades, or by some of the many applications and solutions that have the power to change diverse industries, it is a great time to be a part of the Ethereum community.
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Grantee Roundup: April 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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EF-Supported Teams: Research & Development Update

Friends, The year ahead will be filled with upgrades and big ideas from across the Ethereum ecosystem. Since our last Supported Teams post (which followed the launch of the beacon chain), the network has seen 3.8+ million Ether staked, and 120K+ active validators online across multiple clients. In recent days, the launch of the Berlin network upgrade was completed, and since there’s always progress being made by other EF-supported projects, these updates are an opportunity to highlight more efforts to...
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Finalized no. 25

tl;dr Rayonism☀️, hacking the Merge together blst security advisory Reminder! Beacon Chain security+testing RfP
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Grantee Roundup: March 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 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. 24

tl;dr Altair prereleases: Stargazer and Half of ‘em just look like dots Security RfP Merge progress
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Supporting Ethereum’s Client Ecosystem

With the arrival of the beacon chain in 2020, Ethereum today supports two types of clients: those focusing on the execution-layer (often referred to as eth1) and those powering the proof-of-stake consensus layer (aka eth2). As those running validators are well aware (since they run both client types), each serves a specific purpose, and powers a different part of one Ethereum. Recognizing the importance that both client sets represent to the long term health and network diversity of Ethereum, our...
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Allocation Update: Q4 2020

2021 is just getting started, but it’s already been quite an eventful year! We’ve got the list of Q4 funded projects below, but we also want to share some updates from the ESP team. We’re always looking for more ways to support the ecosystem as it grows and evolves, so we’ve tried a couple of new things in recent months. Read on to learn more and see how you can get involved.