No, I did not actually do meditations on it. I am just stealing part of the title from the “Meditations on Moloch” (unfortunately, the blog where it was published has been taken down literally a day ago, but you may be able to find some copies if you want). …


Last time I wrote about it end of October 2019: here. Recently we (turbo-geth team) decided to re-run the data collections. We hit some road blocks, like not syncing past Istanbul, running out of memory, trying to do it over remote database connection, and finally it is completed.

As before…


I should have written this long time ago, but it is never too late.

The last published version of the State Rent proposal was number 3, and it was quite a while ago, back in February 2019.

After publishing it, I started to think about how one could realistically deliver…


EDIT: I have found bug in the code that produced the charts and had to re-generated the charts and republish. …


By “process” here I mean something that produces the changes of rules in Ethereum (someone would say “protocol changes”, but I am going to try to avoid the word “protocol” here, because it would make things very ambiguous from the start). Some examples of changes of rules:

  1. New EVM opcodes


This is a written version of the opinion I expressed at the recent gathering of Ethereum 1x in Berlin.

I do not have EIPs yet, and I might not have them in time for the May “deadline”. And that is because I do not want just to create “placeholder” EIP…


This is a half backed continuation of the research into stateless clients that has been published here. But what I got so far is potentially quite promising, so I am excited to share. …


As some of you may know, contracts in Ethereum have storage. Contracts write into their storage by using opcode SSTORE, and read it back using opcode SLOAD. Contract storage is modelled as a mapping, i.e. key => value. Both keys and values are 256-bit (32 bytes) values. For each contract…


I wanted to look into the stateless clients for a long time, since this. Of course, during the intervening 15 months my understanding of the Ethereum state, the protocol, the software and the network has changed. For example, I no longer believe that the concept of Stateless clients can be…


This is my response to a very informative post by Andrea Lanfranchi. I felt like I had to respond because my name is mentioned there twice, and it might seem that I am the person who is actively trying to frustrate the “governance process” of adopting ProgPOW.

Here is my…

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