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Ecosystem Support Program: Allocation Update

As we embark on a new decade(!), the Ecosystem Support Program team wanted to speak to some of the recent growth, transition and learning around the program, and share details of our 2019 financial allocations.
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eth2 quick update no. 10

Have some fun announcements for y’all this week :) Other than the items below, client teams continue to move toward production. More on that next week! tl;dr Least Authority Phase 0 audit complete Phase 0 Pre-Launch Bounty Program 🐛 Unification of eth1+eth2 communications in the Eth R&D discord server
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Introducing the Devcon Archive (and an event update)

Friends, Out of respect for those within our own community and around us currently facing the ongoing global health crisis, our team has decided to temporarily hold scheduled Devcon announcements, first teased in our last post. In the meantime we wanted to share something else that we’ve been working on, which was intended for release alongside this year’s other material.
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Validated, staking on eth2: #3 - Sharding Consensus

Special thanks to Sacha Yves Saint-Leger & Joseph Schweitzer for review. Sharding is one of the many improvements that eth2 has over eth1. The term was borrowed from database research where a shard means a piece of a larger whole. In the context of databases and eth2, sharding means breaking up the storage and computation of the whole system into shards, processing the shards separately, and combining the results as needed. Specifically, eth2 implements many shard chains, where each shard...
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Development Update #2 - Ethereum.org

Hey Ethereum! Here’s the latest update from the ethereum.org team: Style guide & Design upgrade Ethereum.org is getting an upgrade! In January we released a style guide (figma doc) for public comment and feedback, and we’re currently in the process of rolling it out live on the site. We also published a set of design principles that help guide decisions about the site. The rollout of the new site design will also include new layouts to existing pages - go...
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eth2 quick update no. 9

Strange times. I hope you are all well and continue to take care of yourselves, your families, and your communities. We’re a bit overdue on a quick update. My apologies. I’ll keep them coming at a regular clip after this one. Eth2 is looking good – Phase 0 is stable, client teams are crushing it, and some promising research was published for our stateless future. tl;dr v0.11.0 released as a stable target for multi-client testnets Release of Combining GHOST and...
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The 1.x Files: Stateless Summit Summary

The Stateless Ethereum Summit It’d be a fools errand to try and provide a representative or objective summary immediately following this week in Paris – I and everyone else whom were present shall be spending the coming weeks refining our takeaways, and adjusting for the year ahead. But for you, dear reader, who felt the Paris FOMO and have been eagerly awaiting an update, I will provide my personal and incomplete collection of high-level insights, decisions, and results of the...