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Finalized no. 25

the Ethereum consensus-layer – tl;dr Rayonism☀️, hacking the Merge together blst security advisory Reminder! Beacon Chain security+testing RfP Rayonism☀️, hacking the Merge together This week, protolambda and others released plans for Rayonism, an ambituous month-long hack to create Merge devnets… Continue Reading →

Grantee Roundup: March 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 projects that are well underway – or already at the finish line. Read on to learn… Continue Reading →

Finalized no. 24

the Ethereum consensus-layer – tl;dr Altair prereleases: Stargazer and Half of ‘em just look like dots Security RfP Merge progress Altair pre-release is out Over the past week, beacon chain Altair pre-release specs – Stargazer v1.1.0-alpha.1 and Half of ‘em… Continue Reading →

Supporting Ethereum’s Client Ecosystem

Application & consensus layer funding updates – With the arrival of the beacon chain in 2020, Ethereum today supports two types of clients: those focusing on the application-layer (often referred to as eth1) and those powering the proof-of-stake consensus layer… Continue Reading →

Allocation Update: Q4 2020

2021 is just getting started, but it’s already been quite an eventful year! We’ve got the list of Q4 funded projects below, but we also want to share some updates from the ESP team. We’re always looking for more ways… Continue Reading →

Finalized no. 23

the Ethereum consensus-layer – tl;dr Finalized: rebranding the blog Upgrade your nodes! Finalized, rebranding the blog If you’ve read my recent writings or listened to me speak about Ethereum and this grand upgrade that’s in the works, you’ve perhaps noticed… Continue Reading →

Ethereum Berlin Upgrade Announcement

TL;DR Berlin is ready to be deployed! We’re moving fast: the first testnet to upgrade, Ropsten, is scheduled to upgrade on March 10th. Mainnet is scheduled for April 14th. If you are running an Ethereum node, you should upgrade it… Continue Reading →

Local Grants Honduras & Colombia Roundup [ENG/ESP]

Ethereum is very much a global community, but within that larger ecosystem lives a vast and vibrant web of local, grassroots communities. These local community nodes are a Schelling point for thousands of Ethereans, often organized around a shared geography,… Continue Reading →

Geth v1.10.0

Oh wow, it’s been a while… over 1.5 years since we’ve released Geth v1.9.0. We did do 26 point releases in that time frame (about one per three weeks), but pushing out a major release is always a bit more… Continue Reading →

Grantee Roundup: February 2021

This month, we’ve got the latest on from two groups doing great work to grow the Ethereum ecosystem! Couger for education and community building in Japan Specializing in AI, Couger might seem like an unlikely champion of Ethereum education! However,… Continue Reading →

eth2 quick update no. 22

tl;dr Successful R&D workshop on future beacon chain upgrades Staking community grants announced Quick plug for my State of Eth2, Jan 2021 post Eth2 Workshop: Eth1+Eth2 Merge and Sharding Last week, the EF eth2 research team hosted an online workshop… Continue Reading →

Staking community grantee announcement

We’re excited to announce the grantees selected for the recent staking community grants round. This grants round invited proposals that make the Ethereum staking experience easier, safer, and more secure. We were thrilled to see all of the great work… Continue Reading →

The Long(er) road to Devcon [ENG/ESP]

Friends, In the time since the last Devcon announcement, the state of the Ethereum ecosystem has been electric. We’ve realized critical milestones on the Eth2 roadmap, as well as countless breakthroughs and major progress by teams across the ecosystem. We… Continue Reading →

The State of Eth2, Jan 2021 [ENG/普通话]

At the start of December, the Ethereum community bootstrapped the new beacon chain proof-of-stake consensus mechanism – the foundation of Ethereum’s long-term and sustainable home. The launch was a resounding success, and the operation of the beacon chain has proved,… Continue Reading →

Grantee Roundup December 2020

We’re here with our last hurrah before we head into 2021 – read on for the latest news on a few grantees! Gitcoin for CLR matching Gitcoin’s CLR grants were one of the first real-world uses of quadratic funding, with… Continue Reading → Translation Program: Milestones and Updates

We hope that you are all excited for the upcoming year-end holidays. Today, we’ve got some exciting new changes to announce for’s Translation Program and some milestones to celebrate. To start, we can’t thank you enough for all of… Continue Reading →

Validated, staking on eth2: #6 – Perfect is the enemy of the good

T’was the day before genesis, when all was prepared, geth was in sync, my beacon node paired. Firewalls configured, VLANs galore, hours of preparation meant nothing ignored. Then all at once everything went awry, the SSD in my system decided… Continue Reading →

We are sunsetting Studio

Within the next few weeks, we’ll be winding down Ethereum Studio. Please use this time to download any projects you have saved. To download your project, use the download icon in the file explorer. If you’re looking for another web… Continue Reading →

The Burden of Proof(s): Code Merkleization

A note about the Stateless Ethereum initiative: Research activity has (understandably) slowed in the second half of 2020 as all contributors have adjusted to life on the weird timeline. But as the ecosystem moves incrementally closer to Serenity and the… Continue Reading →

The Burden of Proof(s): Code Merkelization

A note about the Stateless Ethereum initiative: Research activity has (understandably) slowed in the second half of 2020 as all contributors have adjusted to life on the weird timeline. But as the ecosystem moves incrementally closer to Serenity and the… Continue Reading →

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