Crypto Trends 26 April 2021

Crypto Trends

A summary of the crypto trends for the week.

Beacon Chain Client Diversity

Incident on Beacon chain highlights again the need for client diversity.
Run a minority client to protect yourself and the network!

https://hackmd.io/@benjaminion/eth2_news/https%3A%2F%2Fhackmd.io%2F%40benjaminion%2Fwnie2_210424

No instathreat to raising the gas limit to 15M

What happens after the merge

VB presentation on what’s next (from the ETHGlobal Merge summit):

  • Merge (turn off Proof of Stake)
  • Post-merge cleanup
  • Medium term
    • Sharding
    • Data availability sampling
    • Security improvements
  • Medium term execution layer
    • Address extension
    • Statelessness + state expiry
    • Account abstraction
    • EVM improvements
  • Long term
    • CBC Casper
    • SNARK everything
    • Quantum security

Events

Jobs

OpenZeppelin are hiring:

Finally

Less-appreciated benefits of Proof of Stake - VB