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Devcon: Hacia Colombia en 2022 [Redux]

Queridos Amigos, A few years ago, we outlined what Devcon was all about in the original version of this post, and spoke to our renewed focus on growing the Ethereum ecosystem. In this updated version, we’re excited to re-announce Devcon 6, and to share details on our site-selection, timing and more.
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Allocation Update: Q3 and Q4, 2021

This one’s a double header! Below you’ll find the lists of grantees from both Q3 and Q4 of 2021. A note on categories: where we once listed Ethereum 1.0/1.x or Ethereum 2.0, you’ll now see “Execution Layer” and “Consensus Layer” respectively. This is part of a broader effort to shift terminology to be more clear, accurate, and inclusive. Check out this recent post for more on the reasoning for the shift. And now, to the grantees…
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Devconnect: 18-25 April 2022 in Amsterdam

In our last post, we outlined Devconnect as a week-long gathering that will feature independent Ethereum events, which aim to bring the Ethereum community together in smaller groups to talk, learn about, or make serious progress on specific subjects. Learn more at Devconnect.org
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Finalized no. 33

tl;dr Merge progress – minor spec updates, engineering full steam ahead 🚂 No progress in client diversity. Be selfish, run a minority client!
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Grantee Roundup: December 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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The great renaming: what happened to Eth2?

Ethereum is a protocol undergoing significant changes. Client teams are upgrading the protocol to scale to meet global demand while improving security and decentralization. Beyond protocol development, a critical shift in Ethereum has been the movement away from ‘Eth1’ and ‘Eth2’ terminology. As of late 2021, core developers stopped using the terminology, preferring ‘execution layer’ and ‘consensus layer’, respectively. Today, as highlighted in our Q1 roadmap, ethereum.org makes the same shift. Eth1 → execution layer Eth2 → consensus layer Execution layer + consensus layer...
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EF-Supported Teams: Research & Development Roundup

We all have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, from the first birthday of the beacon chain, to the successful upgrades over the past year and the incredible progress across the entire Ethereum ecosystem. As a highly productive year draws to a close, there are a few final gifts to deliver in the form of updates from many (15+!!) EF-supported teams that are always working to improve the network. And there’s a lot of substantive material here,...
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Announcing the Kintsugi Merge Testnet

Since returning from the Amphora merge workshop, client teams have been hard at work implementing the latest versions of merge specifications and testing them on devnets. After four ephemeral devnets, Kintsugi 🍵, a longer-lived public testnet, is now live! Although client development and UX continue to be refined, we encourage the community to start using Kintsugi to familiarize themselves with Ethereum in a post-merge context. For application developers, as previously explained, not much will change. Tooling which only interacts with...
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Announcing the Client Incentive Program

Note: this post was updated on April 4, 2022 to include a full copy of the Client Incentive Program details. A diverse set of clients is key to the Ethereum network’s health and decentralization. Diversity ensures that innovation continues at the base layer of the protocol, that the network is resilient in the face of potential attacks or bugs, and that a broad set of participants are engaged in debating potential changes to core protocol. While clients provide an essential...