Explore dapps, manage your digital assets, and more with MetaMask’s new mobile Ethereum wallet.

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Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of MetaMask Mobile! 🎉 Built with dApp discoverability in mind, MetaMask Mobile equips every smartphone user with the tools to explore and participate in Web3, securely. It’s free to download and available to all iPhone and Android users.


The JPM Quorum open source codebase will now be maintained by ConsenSys and made compatible with other enterprise products.

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What’s Happening

On August 25th, 2020, JP Morgan and ConsenSys announced that the Quorum open source project would be acquired and managed by ConsenSys as part of a strategic investment by JPM.

The acquisition is a major step in the acceleration of enterprise adoption of blockchain technology and Ethereum-based solutions. By using Quorum with ConsenSys’ other enterprise product offerings, businesses can build highly customizable, secure, and performant solutions.

What Is ConsenSys Quorum?

With this announcement, ConsenSys is pleased to announce its new open source protocol offering, ConsenSys Quorum. ConsenSys Quorum is an open source protocol layer that serves as a foundation for businesses to build public or private Ethereum-based enterprise solutions. ConsenSys Quorum is made up of four layers of open source codebase: client software, private transaction management, external transaction signing, and additional tooling. …


From monitoring to timestamp considerations, here are some pro tips to ensure your Ethereum smart contracts are fortified.

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By ConsenSys Diligence, our team of blockchain security experts.

If you’ve taken the smart contract security mindset to heart and are getting a handle on the EVM’s idiosyncrasies, it’s time to consider some security patterns that are specific to the Solidity programming language. In this roundup, we’ll focus on secure development recommendations for Solidity that may also be instructive for developing smart contracts in other languages.

Okay, let’s jump in.

Use assert(), require(), revert() properly

The convenience functions assert and require can be used to check for conditions and throw an exception if the condition is not met.

The assert function should only be used to test for internal errors, and to check invariants. …


An update from ConsenSys R&D on their effort to bring trustworthiness to the Beacon Chain and the core foundations of Eth2.

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The Automated Verification team on ConsenSys R&D have been working on a formal specification and verification of the Beacon Chain for a few months. We are happy to report that lots of progress has been made and although not complete yet, we have managed to develop a solid and formally verified kernel of the Beacon Chain. For the first time, our work provides an unmatched level of trustworthiness to the core foundations of the Ethereum 2.0 infrastructure.

Methodology

Verification vs. Testing

We used the award-winning verification-aware programming language Dafny to write a (functional and logical) specification of each Beacon Chain function, an implementation of each function, and a that the implementation conforms to its specification. In other words, we have mathematically verified the absence of bugs. The implementations that we have eventually proved correct are based on the official Eth2.0 …


An excerpt from our recent Ethereum ecosystem report on the exponential opportunity of decentralized finance.

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The following is an excerpt of DeFi Dad’s closing commentary from the Q2 Ethereum DeFi Report. For tutorials on DeFi basics, yield farming, and more, check out his YouTube Channel.

Years from now, I believe Q2 2020 will be looked upon as a turning point in the rise of DeFi and a cementing of Ethereum’s inescapable network effects. Everything worth building is being built on Ethereum, and the narrative fueling this sentiment is the drive to build a new alternative P2P finance system. …


Looking back on the first five years of our ecosystem’s quest to upgrade the Internet.

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  1. First, no one’s heard of you.
  2. Then they’ve heard of you but think you’re nuts.
  3. Then they understand your product, but think it has no opportunity.
  4. Then they view your product as a toy.
  5. Then they see it as an amazing toy.
  6. Then they start using it.
  7. Then they couldn’t imagine life without it.

–Morgan Housel, “When You Change the World and No One Notices”

No One’s Heard of You

Ethereum is now the most actively developed, most transacted upon blockchain network in the world. …


Codefi Activate and the Ethereum Foundation’s Eth2 Launch Pad, now in testnet phase, is designed for self-validators who intend to stake 32 ETH into Ethereum 2.0’s official deposit contract.

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Like all great missions, launching the world computer of tomorrow requires a platform that guides, strengthens, and fuels its journey across the bounds of our digital space. Today, we are excited to announce the go-live of the Eth2 Launch Pad application, which marks the entry point for validators to commence their journey on the Eth2 chain. It’s time to get your testnet ETH ready!

Over the past few months, Codefi Activate and the Ethereum Foundation (EF) have been heads down to make it easier for users to stake and become a validator on Ethereum 2.0. The result of this effort is the Eth2 Launch Pad, an application designed to securely guide you through the process of generating your Eth2 key pairs and staking your 32ETH into the official deposit contract. …


SKALE Network’s SKALE token (SKL) will be available for purchase through a 3-day Dutch auction on the platform on August 17th, 2020 at 12:00p EST.

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Activate, by ConsenSys Codefi, is the first platform designed to launch decentralized networks and allow customers to purchase, manage, and use their tokens in one application. The SKALE Network’s SKALE token (SKL) will be available for purchase through a 3-day Dutch auction on the platform on August 17th, 2020 at 12:00PM EST. Announced in February, the SKALE Network is the first project to launch with Activate, which has since accepted registrations to participate. For users verified on the platform, registrations for the auction are now open on https://activate.codefi.network/skale .

The SKALE token supports the highly anticipated SKALE Network, an open source elastic blockchain network designed specifically for scaling Ethereum by increasing transaction speeds, lowering transaction costs, and creating seamless workflows for end users and developers building applications on Ethereum. The SKALE Network’s mainnet has been live since June 30th. Each application using the SKALE Network gets its own chain for executing transactions at sub-second block times, with over 2,000 transactions-per-second. In addition to running full-state smart contracts, SKALE chains offer decentralized storage and can execute machine learning in smart contracts. Over 40 decentralized applications are currently building on SKALE, ranging from games to decentralized finance, to streaming audio and more. The combination of SKALE and Ethereum is a truly decentralized cloud that allows Web 3 applications to compete with Web 2 on both a cost and performance basis. …


In preparation for launch, PegaSys Teku is now seeking an external security assessment of the Teku Ethereum 2.0 codebase.

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View our security assessment RFP for Teku

PegaSys has been a huge supporter of Ethereum 2.0 development since its early days. On the one hand, we have R&D teams pushing back the boundaries on several fronts. On the other, we have created one of the leading Ethereum 2.0 client implementations, Teku.

Teku is written in Java, with an Apache 2 license, and is a full implementation of the Eth2 Phase 0 specification, the Proof of Stake beacon chain. …


Download our latest report on the biggest trends in decentralized finance.

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ConsenSys Codefi just published its Q2 2020 Decentralized Finance Report, a summary and analysis of Ethereum’s DeFi ecosystem this past quarter. Some of the main topics covered in the report include:

  • Overall DeFi data statistics, summaries, and visualizations.
  • DeFi user behavior and network visualizations of the user relationships between protocols.
  • COMP, Compound, and Yield Farming.
  • BTC tokenized on Ethereum.
  • Major security incidents and the rise of DeFi insurance.
  • The performance of specific high-profile protocols, including Uniswap, Maker, and Compound.
  • The state of stablecoins in Ethereum DeFi.
  • A look towards DeFi in 2020 and beyond.

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