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Devcon4 Videos and Pictures Released!

We’re happy to announce that the presentation videos from Devcon4 are now available for viewing! As promised, we recorded sessions from the following rooms: Spectrum (Main Stage), Prism (Side Stage), Radiant Orchid (Breakout Room), and Ultra Violet (Breakout Room). This… Continue Reading →

The fact that people subconsciously care more about fitting in with their social group than…

The fact that people subconsciously care more about fitting in with their social group than believing the “truth” is a fact about human nature, not something created by newfangled Silicon Valley tech companies. This is part of why the problem… Continue Reading →

I feel like I mis-explained a few things in our conversation, sorry!

I feel like I mis-explained a few things in our conversation, sorry! > Unlike the previous proposals, no committee is sampled per block This is not correct. For the sake of completeness, here is how the algorithm works, with some details… Continue Reading →

Thank you so much for your help in spreading the word in places that have historically been…

Thank you so much for your help in spreading the word in places that have historically been under-represented in the crypto space! Are there any applications being developed in or for Haiti that you think are close to seeing real usage?… Continue Reading →

Zk-SNARKs: Under the Hood

This is the third part of a series of articles explaining how the technology behind zk-SNARKs works; the previous articles on quadratic… Continue reading on Medium »

(Also posted on the Reddit thread)

(Also posted on the Reddit thread) I think the example is broken. To see why, notice that we are dealing with field elements, not integers. Field elements are integers modulo p. In the Ethereum case, p = 21888242871839275222246405745257275088696311157297823662689037894645226208583. We can make a… Continue Reading →

How the Ethereum Foundation grants program makes decisions

Our goal on the grants team is to be faithful stewards of Ethereum community resources. As part of the Ethereum Foundation’s ongoing effort to diffuse power throughout our community, we give grants that we believe will return the highest impact… Continue Reading →

Announcing Our dc⟠ıv Sponsors and Supporters!

Přátelé, Today, we’re excited to unveil our Devcon4 Sponsors. Each of this year’s six tiers of sponsorship is supporting the Foundation’s work in significant and impactful ways. We’re thrilled to involve many major and growing teams in Devcon, and to… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Foundation Grants Update – Wave IV

Greetings from the Ethereum Foundation Grants Team! As we go full steam ahead to Devcon 4, we’re back to announce Wave 4 of the Grants Program! Thank you to all the fantastic community members that have applied with creative ideas… Continue Reading →

In this specific case, I trust it because it agrees with the other signals that I was aware of at…

In this specific case, I trust it because it agrees with the other signals that I was aware of at the time (long-form discussions on Reddit, long-form posts on that github thread, opinions of people I personally know……). Edit: you… Continue Reading →

I think the simplest answer to these questions is, there are some researchers in Stanford that we…

I think the simplest answer to these questions is, there are some researchers in Stanford that we think have been doing very good work solving problems in cryptography and other fields relevant to the blockhain/cryptocurrency space, and we gave them… Continue Reading →

I replied why I disagree with your anti-immutability position (not the same as disagreeing with…

I replied why I disagree with your anti-immutability position (not the same as disagreeing with anti-immutability in general!) in tweets, but for the benefit of the public I’ll summarize. My summary of “Zamfirian anti-immutabilism” is as follows: it is highly… Continue Reading →

> Therefore I anticipate that we will someday see cryptographic breaks using tricks from complex…

> Therefore I anticipate that we will someday see cryptographic breaks using tricks from complex (or higher dimensional) analysis. In some sense this is what elliptic curve pairings are.

Missed a few that I’m proud of!

Missed a few that I’m proud of! 13. ethresear.ch has turned into a reputable research venue with significant amounts of activity happening in multiple areas, including Plasma, sharding, Casper, economics, ZK-SNARKs, and many high-quality contributors. 14. Barry Whitehat’s work on using… Continue Reading →

The Meaning of Decentralization

“Decentralization” is one of the words that is used in the cryptoeconomics space the most frequently, and is often even viewed as a… Continue reading on Medium »

Solidity Bugfix Release

The latest version 0.4.25 release of Solidity fixes two important bugs. Another important bug has already been fixed in version 0.4.22 but it was only discovered recently that the bug existed. Note that the Ethereum Foundation runs a bounty program… Continue Reading →

If you’re that worried, quantum-resistant succinct general-purpose zero knowledge proofs do exist.

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Ethereum Dev Roundup: Q1

The last one and a half months have seen great progress for Ethereum research, and we are excited that the protocol is moving closer and closer to the point where it is ready for mainstream adoption. Progress on consensus algorithms,… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Foundation Grants Update – Wave 3

Ethereum Foundation Grants Update We’ve been hard at work getting to know so many amazing people and projects, and are extremely excited to announce the recipients of the Wave 3 of the Ethereum Foundation Grants Program! We kicked off 2018… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Foundation Grants Update – Wave III

Ethereum Foundation Grants Update We’ve been hard at work getting to know so many amazing people and projects, and are extremely excited to announce the recipients of the Wave III of the Ethereum Foundation Grants Program! We kicked off 2018… Continue Reading →

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