Announcement | Ethereum weekly

Mainnet

  • The latest core developer conference [1]. Memo from Tim Beiko [2]. Discussed how to avoid bugs in OpenEthereum in the future, and is finalizing the content of the London upgrade.
[1]: <https://youtu.be/-H8UpqarZ1Y?t=452>[2]: <https://twitter.com/TimBeiko/status/1383054611506864133>

  • OpenEthereum had a bug within a few hours after the upgrade in Berlin and then it went down. Here is a detailed description of the event, including many links, including the access list function, and an address reserved for BLS12-381 pre-compilation but not yet enabled.

<https://twitter.com/ralexstokes/status/1382750001026146304>

  • OpenEthereum v3.2.4 is the latest version after fixing the bug.

<https://github.com/openethereum/openethereum/releases/tag/v3.2.4>

  • Turbogeth’s mining function will soon be released on the developer testnet (it can provide a block gas limit of 1 billion!)

<https://twitter.com/realLedgerwatch/status/1382674673239011328>

EIP

  • EIP3508: Transaction data opcode

<https://github.com/ethereum/EIPs/blob/64ff371102eadac8980f63cd4a1e3dc155de359d/EIPS/eip-3508.md>

PoS

  • SigmaPrime’s Lighthouse client update: Already ready to upgrade the Altair network, and compete with the memory allocator.

<https://lighthouse.sigmaprime.io/update-35.html>

  • Long tweet explains why PoW (“the Merge”) is closed

<https://twitter.com/yulesa/status/1382429264683925504>

Layer-2

  • MatterLabs is planning an off-chain data availability security model.

<https://medium.com/matter-labs/zkporter-a-breakthrough-in-l2-scaling-ed5e48842fbf>

Developer materials

  • Hardhat v2.2, has been adapted to “Berlin” upgrade .

<https://github.com/nomiclabs/hardhat/releases/tag/hardhat-core-v2.2.0>

  • Migrate files to workspaces in Remix.

<https://medium.com/remix-ide/migrating-files-to-workspaces-8e34737c751c>

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