Bobby Dresser
Jan 31 · 3 min read

Documentation, performance improvements, security with SESify and more.

Docs for the Buidlers

Protecting our dependency tree with Secure EcmaScript

Since we do rely on a number of dependencies, we’re working on a project to reduce supplychain attacks by using Agoric’s Secure ECMAScript (SES) to isolate each module in its own SES container. We’ll be sharing more details about the SESify project soon as we improve its usability.

Devs: we want to hear from you

MetaMask, Infura, & performance

A substantial portion of this traffic comes from MetaMask users. In the past couple weeks, we’ve worked to make MetaMask’s requests to Infura more efficient by consolidating requests that fetch token balances (#6049), and by caching known method signatures (#6052). We’ll continue to trim down where possible over the coming weeks. This work will improve the performance of our application and ease our load on Infura’s infrastructure.

MetaMask Mobile — coming soon

MetaMask Mobile will be available in app stores this spring, but we’ll be launching a Public Beta version for anyone who wants to get a sneak peek and provide feedback. Stay tuned for news on how to sign up!

Release notes

Fixes for some common usability issues 🤓

  • We now provide a timeout and clear error message when the extension can’t connect to a user-provided custom RPC network. (#5893)
  • Since transactions must specify the address they’re sending from, we disabled the editable “From” address on Send screen. (#5922)
  • Users repeatedly thought they couldn’t access accounts once they overflowed the account menu, so we’ve added a scroll button to the accounts list. (#5992)
  • Several users reported confusion at seeing multiple transaction entries for attempts to speed up or cancel a single transaction. The activity log will now show one entry per nonce, grouping cancellations and speed up attempts under the transaction they modify. (#5886)

Bugs and patches 🐛

  • Prevent invalid Chain IDs when adding custom networks (#6026)
  • Fixed incorrect token conversion rates from Balanc3 (#6005)
  • Fixed date and time displays in the Activity Log (#5932)
  • Disabled account dropdown on signing screens to prevent signing from the wrong account (#6024)
  • Order Shapeshift transactions by time within the transactions list (#6021)
  • Prevent an infinite spinner bug caused by missing Network ID (#5924)
  • Confirm screen now shows proper function name when sending Ether transactions with hex data (#6008)
  • Updated Slovenian & French translations (#5966, #5970)
  • Fixed UI errors when calling non-standard ERC20 methods (#5995)

MetaMask

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MetaMask

MetaMask is a bridge that allows you to visit the distributed web of tomorrow in your browser today. It allows you to run Ethereum dApps right in your browser without running a full Ethereum node.