eth2 quick update no. 6

Welcome to this week’s eth2 quick update! A handful of new eth2 testnets have come online and last week I had them all running on my laptop. There is still plenty of work to be done, but this is getting real :). tldr; Announcing comprehensive Phase 0 spec audit by Least Authority Sigma Prime launched public Lighthouse testnet with 16k+ validators and mainnet spec configuration, pushing the envelope on eth2 scale Nimbus integrates native nim-libp2p to be launched in testnet... [Read More]

The 1.x Files: a fast-sync

ETH 1.x: a fast sync The new direction of ETH 1.x research has begun proper, with a focus on moving the current Ethereum chain towards the ‘stateless client’ paradigm, with the eventual target being a smooth transition into an Eth 2.0 Execution Environment. The next call will be focused on collecting and organizing research topics and planning a more structured roadmap. The call is open for anyone to attend, and is scheduled for December 17th at 16:00 UTC – if... [Read More]

eth2 quick update no. 5

Welcome to this week’s eth2 quick update! tldr; Parity’s Shasper joins Prysmatic’s Sapphire testnet (the first public eth2 multi-client testnet)! Multiple eth2 block explorers launch – Bitfly’s beaconcha.in and Etherscan First eth2 networking call to tackle all the networkings – Ben’s notes and Mamy’s notes First eth2 phase2 community call to rally the effort Fix to ensure fork choice head state matches FFG finality info Presentation, specification, and implementation of the new BLS standards [Read More]

EF-Supported Teams: Research & Development Update

2019 Pt. 2

Friends, Since the last EF-Supported Teams report, progress has been made across the board. From improved network conditions, to the coming Istanbul release and Eth1.x and Eth2 development, all areas core to the functionality and sustainability of Ethereum are advancing. This series focuses on teams and efforts from the Foundation and larger Ethereum ecosystem that are working to grow and improve Ethereum as a whole. In this edition, we’re covering updates from many teams highlighted in the previous report, fully... [Read More]

Validated: Staking on eth2 #0

Thanks to Danny and Joe for review. As the launch of the beacon chain grows nearer and eth2 becomes ever more final, the time has come to fast-sync the community with the latest on the inner workings of eth2 and on the concrete requirements, incentives and experience of being a validator. This article will provide a high-level overview of eth2 which will form the basis for a series on all aspects of eth2 relevant to validators. eth2 has been in... [Read More]

eth2 quick update no. 4

Welcome to the fourth installment of eth2 quick update. There are a lot of moving pieces to talk about this week. Other than the heroic eth2 client development going on, these are the highlights: tldr; Grant to Sigma Prime for eth2 differential fuzzing Light Client Task Force is formed Some notes on the uni-directional bridge between eth1 and eth2 [Read More]

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. [Read More]

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. [Read More]