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Amphora: A Major Merge Milestone

Earlier this year, the Rayonism hackathon kicked off to protoype the architecture for Ethereum’s transition to proof of stake. The transition, often refered to as The Merge, will keep the existing beacon chain (eth2) and execution layer (eth1) clients, and… Continue Reading →

Altair Mainnet Announcement

The Altair beacon chain upgrade is ready to be activated on the Ethereum mainnet. The upgrade will go live at epoch 74240 (Oct 27, 2021, 10:56:23am UTC). Client Versions In order to be compatible with the Altair upgrade, beacon node… Continue Reading →

Ethereum.org Translation Program: Milestones and Updates

The ethereum.org Translation Program has been live for over two years, and we are excited to share a couple of milestones we have hit since its inception, as well as some of our plans for the future. Since we launched… Continue Reading →

ERC 4337: account abstraction without Ethereum protocol changes

Account abstraction has for a long time been a dream of the Ethereum developer community. Instead of EVM code just being used to implement the logic of applications, it would also be used to implement the verification logic (nonces, signatures…)… Continue Reading →

Grantee Roundup: August 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… Continue Reading →

Secured no. 1

Protecting the Ethereum consensus-layer – Earlier this year, we launched a bug bounty program focused on finding issues in the beacon chain specification, and/or in client implementations (Lighthouse, Nimbus, Teku, Prysm etc…). The results (and vulnerability reports) have been enlightening… Continue Reading →

Core Developer Apprenticeship Program: The Second Cohort

Does development of the core protocols that power the Ethereum blockchain excite you? Are you interested in getting involved at the most fundemental and technical levels of the Ethereum protocol? I am excited to announce that we are now accepting… Continue Reading →

Building Together: Execution-Layer Client Ecosystem Fundraise

Ethereum’s diverse client ecosystem is at the foundation of all that we’re building together. This includes both execution-layer and consensus-layer clients, both of which are essential parts of Ethereum’s post-merge future. Supporting execution-layer (formerly “Eth1”) clients remains one of the… Continue Reading →

EF-Supported Teams: Research & Development Roundup

2021 Pt. 2 – Welcome to London! This is an exciting time for the Ethereum ecosystem, and the pace will only pick up further as we approach Altair [1] [2] and the Merge in the months ahead. The Beacon Chain… Continue Reading →

Grantee Roundup: July 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… Continue Reading →

Finalized no. 27

the Ethereum consensus-layer – tl;dr It’s time to upgrade for London Merge checklist and draft EIP released Altair devnets launch; clients position themselves for mainnet Upgrade for London, yes you! The hotly anticipated upgrade to Ethereum mainnet – London –… Continue Reading →

London Mainnet Announcement

After a successful testnet deployement, the London upgrade is now ready to be activated on the Ethereum mainnet. It will go live on block 12 965 000, which is expected between August 3-5, 2021. Client Versions In order to be… Continue Reading →

London Mainnet Announcement

After a successful testnet deployement, the London upgrade is now ready to be activated on the Ethereum mainnet. It will go live on block 12 965 000, which is expected between August 3-5, 2021. Client Versions In order to be… Continue Reading →

Road to Devcon Meetup and Event Grants

Community organizers are the glue that holds the Ethereum ecosystem together, and whether they’re leading large-scale events, local meetups, hackathons or seminars, we might all be wandering in the dark forest of the analog world without them. But where’s the… Continue Reading →

Road to Devcon Meetup and Event Grants

Community organizers are the glue that holds the Ethereum ecosystem together, and whether they’re leading large-scale events, local meetups, hackathons or seminars, we might all be wandering in the dark forest of the analog world without them. But where’s the… Continue Reading →

Allocation Update: Q1 2021

Happy July! Read on for the list of projects funded in Q1 of this year. But first: office hours are in session! Signups are open now through this Sunday (July 4) for teams or individuals to request a one-on-one call… Continue Reading →

London Testnets Announcement

The long-anticipated London upgrade is now ready for deployement on the Ethereum testnets! The upgrade will first go live on Ropsten, at block 10499401, which is expected to happen around June 24, 2021. This upgrade follows Berlin, which was activated… Continue Reading →

Minimal Slashing Conditions

Last week Yoichi released a blog post detailing the process of formally proving safety and liveness properties of my “minimal slashing… Continue reading on Medium »

Roundup Round III

Over the last month and a half we saw vigorous ongoing research and development on all sides of the Ethereum roadmap, and progress is rapidly starting to translate into real results that can be run and verified inside of an… Continue Reading →

Grantee Roundup: May 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… Continue Reading →

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