Crypto Trends 10 August 2020

Crypto Trends

A summary of the crypto trends for the week.

ETH2 Phase 0 testnet

Medalla is the ETH2 Phase 0 testnet, named after Medalla Milagrosa station in Buenos Aires (small compensation for not hosting Devcon).

Genesis was on 4th August, with 1.4K of us watching.
Consensus is that epoch is pronounced eepok!

There was initially low participation, no finality and not enough client diversity.
To become a Medalla validator visit the launchpad and collect POAPs for each client.

On mainnet, low participation shouldn’t be an issue with Ether at stake but we do need client diversity.

EF building ETH2 security team

OpenZeppelin turns five

OpenZeppelin celebrated its 5 year anniversary. :birthday: :unicorn: :shield: :zap: :five:
Founded on 3rd of August 2015 in Palo Alto, it was the start of the journey to make our vision for a smart contract-based, open economy a reality.

For detailed news see: Week in Ethereum News, EthHub, The daily GWEI and What’s New in Eth2

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OpenZeppelin are hiring:

Security Services Lead - to lead and continue to build a global team of security researchers.

Security Platform Developer - a fullstack developer building and launching a new SaaS product focused on operational security for smart contract systems. No Ethereum experience required.

Open Source Developer - a Solidity developer working on our open source tools and libraries, including OpenZeppelin Contracts.


Tweet storm from Taylor, MyCrypto CEO:

It is time to prepare before everything changes.