Ethereum: Constantinople upgrade, Ethereum Foundation grants, Ecosystem news, Projects updates, Research and debates

Biweekly update 19th February — 5th March

This is not financial advice.

Last week Constantinople upgrade was successfully done. Ether issuance is now just half a percent higher than Bitcoin. Ethereum team made progress with development: Core Devs Meeting took place as Eth2.0 Implementers Call. Ethereum 2.0 development updates were published: Prysmatic Labs, Nimbus, Lighthouse, Chainsafe. Eth2.0-specs v 0.4.0, Brass Golem Beta 0.19.0, Geth Xircus, Swarm v0.3.11, Truffle v5.0.6, Trinity “Theodora” and Web3.js 1.0.0-beta.47 were released. Pantheon 1.0 has arrived. Ethereum Foundation announced Grants Program Wave 5. MolochDAO White Paper on using grants DAO to fund public goods was published. There’s also the Gitcoin torch that has 14000 DAI pledged to match donations to Gitcoin grants. Upcoming ENS root change for integration with 90% of TLDs. Uniswap passed Lightning Network for the #3 DeFi project. Plasma Group wrote on a general purpose Plasma to make it easier for devs to write plasma apps. Ethereum ecosystem continues to grow slowly, during these weeks some new projects appeared. Research articles (Vitalik Buterin post on Maximally simple account abstraction without gas refunds, Alexey Akhunov’s Eth1 workshop retrospective, Arithmetization I (math behind STARKs), etc) and ETHDenver and Verifiable Delay Functions video playlists were published.

Development

GitHub metrics
Developer activity (from Coinlib.io)

Protocol updates

Constantinople is successful so far.

Eth issuance is now comparable to BTC. Ether issuance is now just half a percent higher than Bitcoin.

Ethereum Core Devs Meeting #56 [2019–03–01]:

  1. Roadmap
    a) Constantinople Success!
    b) ProgPoW Audit
    c) Istanbul Hardfork Roadmap
  2. Subroutines and Static Jumps for the EVM — Magician’s Thread
  3. Reject EIP-1355
  4. Working Group Updates
    a) State Fees
    b) EWasm
    c) Pruning/Sync
    d) Simulation
    e) Appetite for future in person meetings?
  5. Testing Updates
  6. Client Updates: Geth, Parity Ethereum, Aleth/eth, Trinity/PyEVM, EthereumJS, EthereumJ/Harmony, Pantheon, Turbo Geth, Nimbus, Mana/Exthereum, Mantis, Nethereum
  7. Research Updates

Notes.

Eth2.0 Implementers Call #13 [2019/2/28]:

  1. Testing Updates
  2. Client Updates
  3. Research Updates
  4. Phase 0 Wire Protocol
  5. Serialization
  6. Spec discussion

Notes.

Ethereum 2.0 Development Update #23 by Prysmatic Labs: biweekly updates written by the entire Prysmatic Labs team on the Ethereum 2.0 roadmap. Improving validator, attestation lifecycle, beacon node.

Community signals mostly in favor of ProgPOW. Hopefully audit will be conducted soon. Two components to the audit:

  • Benchmarking
  • To see how long it would take an ASIC company to actually build a ProgPOW ASIC.

Eth2 spec v0.4.

Phase 0 Wire Protocol.

Lighthouse Update #08: Explains fork choice rules and some BLS basics.

Nimbus Development Update, Feb 2019: Improving validator, attestation lifecycle, beacon node.

Looking back at the Ethereum 1x workshop 26–28.01.2019 (part 5) and part 6 by Alexey Akhunov. This is continuation of the part 1 and part 2 and part 3 and part 4 a of this series.

Towards A General Purpose Plasma by Plasma Group.

WASM-compatible Miximus in Rust POC.

Governance and new standards proposals

ERC1756: Practical Randomness via Dual Contract.

ERC1757: Reputation Mechanism to Claim Issuers.

ERC1761: Scoped Approval Interface.

ERC1767: GraphQL interface to Ethereum node data.

ERC1775: App Keys, application specific wallet accounts. FEM discussion.

ERC1776: Native meta transactions.

ERC1780: JSON-LD Contract Metadata for Semantic Web Ontologies.

ERC1789: 20% of issuance dedicated to ecosystem development.

ERC1803: Rename BALANCE, SHA3, GAS, NUMBER, GASLIMIT, and INVALID opcodes for clarity.

EIP1805: Simple Streamable Serialize for network transport.

EIP 1193: Provider Ring Call/Meeting.

EIP-615: Subroutines and Static Jumps for the EVM. Incorporating changes for a later PR into the original proposal.

Higher standards for EIPs by Lane Rettig.

Ecosystem updates

Ethereum Foundation Grants Program Wave 5: The Ethereum Foundation Grants Program is an ongoing and continually improving experiment into how the EF can best invest the Ethereum community’s resources for the highest long-term impact on the Ethereum ecosystem. When the Grants Program began in early 2018, the core focus was on supporting scalability efforts. This focus later expanded to include security, usability, privacy, and education.

The first grantees of 2019:

The Matter — Productionising ‘Plasma Ignis’ code, a SNARK-driven “roll up” that can support up to 500 transactions per second.

LeapDAO — ‘Plasma Leap’ a More Viable Plasma design with smart contract like functionality.

Py-libp2p — Python implementation of libp2p which will be used in Eth2.0 research, as well as in many other projects by UPenn seniors completing their capstone project (Zixuan Zhang, Robert Zajac, Alexander Haynes, and Aspyn Palatnick).

Ethereum on ARM — Supporting the decentralisation of Ethereum by providing Ethereum client images on resource constrained devices, including an initial investigation into using ARM nodes for Eth2.0 staking.

Goerli testnet — Cross-client testnet spearheaded by Chainsafe and widely supported by the Ethereum community. Launched at GörliCon at the end of January.

Shadowlands — Python based, TextUI rapid prototyping platform for Eth apps which breaks the paradigm that everything must be a web app.

DeepSEA — Research at Yale and Columbia to further their work on DeepSEA, a formally verified language that compiles to the EVM.

ConsenSys Grants is now accepting applications. Grants will be awarded in 2019 to projects that are building the foundational infrastructure, tools and components required to improve the developer and user experience of Ethereum. Apply today.

EthDenver finalists. Winners of sponsor prizes. All the submissions.

ETHGlobal 2019 Updates — Get your calendars ready: ETHGlobal announced upcoming hackathons through 2019: Paris, Cape Town, New York, India, Boston, Waterloo.

ENS Will See You at ETHGlobal’s Hackathons This Year: is a Season Partner for ETHGlobal.

ENS Root Change Will Allow Easy Integration of More Than 1300 DNS TLDs. Upcoming ENS root change for integration with 90% of TLDs. Given that most of the unsupported TLDs are long-tail, that means ENS will support 99.99%+ domains. Also, ENS rewrote their documentation.

A Twitter thread covering some of the coolest submissions from Eth Denver.

Short Name Auction Reservation Process — Proposed Process by Chris Remus.

Afri quit the Ethereum community in response to social media trolls. Many signed a letter in response.

Further Introduction: The Ethereum Cat Herders.

Public good funding: Moloch processing memberships and starting with funding proposal. There’s also the Gitcoin torch that has 14000 DAI pledged to match donations to Gitcoin grants.

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) is joining IBM, Johns Hopkins, and other prestigious institutions at this first-ever Scholars in Blockchain International Scientific Conference on March 12. Chair of EEA Technical Standards Committee Conor Svensson will be participating in the panel discussion on the role of enterprises in supporting blockchain research.

Ethereum: Post-Quantum Recovery in RicMoo blog: Ethereum can recover if quantum computing were to ever break Ethereum.

Simple MultiSig — Step by Step: hand-holding guide to the Simple MultiSig Wallet, with plenty of screenshots.

Wasmer: Running WebAssembly 100x faster by Syrus Akbary.

The Timeline to Ethereum: Here’s a list of the most important innovations and milestones that led to the explosive growth of the Ethereum blockchain.

A Weather Report on #Cryptospring by Joe Lubin: Ethereum blockchain trends to watch, tips for developers, and more.

ConsenSys Monthly Report — February 2019: Ethereum dApps, enterprise blockchain solutions, most popular articles, upcoming events, and more.

Blockchain Explained by Joe Lubin, Episode 2: Why Blockchain?: Find out how the decentralization movement started, and how Ethereum and ConsenSys were formed.

Blockchain Explained by Joe Lubin Episode 3: Ethereum vs. Bitcoin: Episode 3 takes a look at the fundamental differences between the world’s two leading blockchain networks.

Projects updates

0x:

ZEIP-23 Vote Recap.

0x Extensions: Enabling new types of exchange.

Response to the CFTC about Ethereum and 0x.

Augur:

Augur Weekly Report — February 20th.

Augur Weekly Report — February 27th.

Augur Community Bounties.

Coinbase:

Welcoming Neutrino to Coinbase.

Using Dust Mixing to Protect Customer Funds During Contentious Hard Forks.

Announcing Litecoin (LTC) Support on Coinbase Wallet.

XRP is now available to trade on Coinbase Pro (Updated).

Product Update — March 1st.

CryptoKitties:

Ninja Cats attack!: Glasswalker, a new Ninja Fancy Cat, has infiltrated CryptoKitties — here’s how to breed them.

Congratulations CyberBerry, winner of the NFTme Sweepstakes!: We’re turning this lucky CryptoKitties player into their own non-fungible token on the Ethereum blockchain.

How to get Furlin, one of the most magical CryptoKitties: Furlin is our way of saying thanks to KittyVerse creators who help the community.

Decentraland:

February 28th Builder Progress Report: The latest developments and updates for Decentraland’s Builder, and learn about our referral program.

Introducing Marketplace Bids: Make offers on LAND parcels and estates in Decentraland’s Marketplace.

Decentraland to Debut on HTC EXODUS 1: Decentraland is working with HTC to offer the Decentraland Marketplace on the EXODUS 1, the world’s first blockchain-enabled phone.

Using Solidity’s ‘Return’ Opcode: Learn to use the `return` opcode with the contract fallback function to hack Solidity’s compiler.

district0x:

The District Weekly — March 2nd, 2019: News and updates from the district0x Network.

The District Weekly — February 23rd, 2019.

district0x Dev Update — February 19th, 2019: Development progress and product changes from district0x.

Dharma Protocol:

Dharma Markets Report #3: Interest Rates in Lending Protocols: Your go-to resource for staying up to date with the decentralized financial system.

FOAM:

FOAM Map: Email notifications: Get notified when your points of interest change status.

Signal Heatmap: Further coordinating the operation of zone anchors for dynamic proof of location.

FOAM Community Call — Dynamic Proof of Location Part II Summary.

Rise of the FOAM GeoPickle TestNet: Simulating zone anchors for dynamic Proof of Location.

Gitcoin:

Radical Results: Gitcoin’s $25K Match: Results and lessons learned from our first $25K in matching.

Burner Wallet at ETHDenver was 🔥: The biggest pop-up economy powered by crypto in history.

Gnosis:

Gnosis Ecosystem Fund Update I: Announcing the first GECO funded projects.

Keep:

Getting to know the Keep team: Michael: An interview with the Keep’s Head of Design: Michael Gluzman.

Loom Network:

Loom PlasmaChain Staking is Officially Live — How to Stake Your LOOM and Help Secure PlasmaChain.

Kyber Network:

Waterloo — a Decentralized Practical Bridge between EOS and Ethereum: Part I: EOS → Ethereum.

MakerDAO:

Postmortem: Oasis Contract Upgrade.

Making Maker: February 2019.

People + xDai + Burner Wallet = Portable Giving.

Dai Developer Documentation.

MakerDAO at the Mexico Freedom Forum February 26th.

Stability Fee Increase: February 22nd.

Melonport:

MELON V1.0: ZAHREDDINO.

Eight highlights from #M-1.

Ocean Protocol:

Data–The fuel for our future car.

The Data Science Workflow — Powered by Ocean Protocol: Data Science on Ocean, post 2 of 4.

AI Singapore collaborates with Ocean Protocol to develop AI research talent and accelerate AI innovation for industry transformation.
Ocean Tokenomics II: About the Ocean Token, Token Allocations, Network Rewards, Inflation, Token Utility, Network Valuation.

Ocean Token is 0.22€ for the Network Launch.

Smart Contracts Security Audit.

Ocean Protocol Technical Whitepaper v2.0 is here: Breaking down data silos by bringing compute to data.

Origin Protocol:

Announcing CryptoMerch: Buy and Sell Branded Apparel on This Origin-Powered Marketplace.

Parity:

UN World Food Programme uses Parity Ethereum to aid 100,000 refugees.

User studies of Parity’s Fether wallet.

Raiden Network:

v0.100.2 — Pluto.

Raiden Pulse #4: News from January and February.

Source: @_czepluch.

Status:

Messaging Protocol Workshop Outcomes.

Status Devs Meeting #13 — Feb 25, 2019.

#StickerHeads — Interview with guest Judge — Jon Perkins.

Nimbus Development Update, Feb 2019.

0.10.0 Mobile Release — Blocking, Searching & Syncing.

Streamr:

Node-RED integration for Streamr.

Streamr’s Marketing: The road ahead.

Monoplasma: A simple way to broadcast money to millions of people.
#8 ways you can help the Streamr community grow.

Trinity protocol:

Trinity Monthly Report — February.

The First Step to A Generalized State Channel # Trinity-Neo-gui.

Zilliqa:

Zilliqa Project Update #28 — Mainnet Growth, Marketing Focus.

Also, check biweekly updates by Paradigm:

Other projects:

MetaMask passes 1m installs in the Chrome Store.

Swarm v0.3.11 released.

Brass Golem Beta 0.19.0.

Geth Xircus (v1.8.23) to address a few crashes reported lately. It also ships built in support for the Görli testnet.

Pantheon v1 released. Written in Java, Apache2 licensed, enterprise-grade with permissioning and IBFT v2.

Trinity v0.1.0-alpha.23 “Theodora”, includes Constantinople support.

Web3.js 1.0.0-beta.47.

Alpine Private Key #1 — Payments, Novel Platforms, and a Flagship Phone.

Lodestar Bi-weekly Update #3: Chainsafe dev update.

Another day, another consensus algorithm. Why IBFT 2.0?: PegaSys is launching its Pantheon 1.0 release in late February. This blog is part 1 of their 1.0 Release series highlighting IBFT 2.0 feature. In part 2 they will write about their new permissioning feature.

Digix Dev Update- 22 Feb 2019: Digix targets March 30th for governance launch, also storing gold in Canada as well as Singapore.

Aragon Agent — an account owned by an Aragon org to interact trustlessly with other web3 apps.

Golem v0.19.0 — new provider marketplace and migration to Docker for Windows.

Request Protocol v2 alpha release.

Liquidity Network paper on NOCUST with SNARKs for checkpoints.

Magmo’s Nitro Protocol paper on n-party generalized state channel networks.

Why Do We Need Transaction Data? in MyCrypto blog: The “data” field exists for all transactions, but what actually goes there, and why?

Gluon Plasma goes live with Leverj’s exchange on mainnet.

Althea: Tales from the Field.

DefiPulse — stats on all the open finance projects.

Celer Network 25th Weekly Project Progress Report (2/18–2/22) and Celer Network 26th Weekly Project Progress Report (2/25–3/1).

Pantheon Release series highlighting our IBFT 2.0 feature. In part 2 we will write about our new permissioning feature.

Uniswap passed Lightning Network for the #3 DeFi project.

Introducing Strategy Enabled Tokens. SetProtocol’s Strategy Enabled Tokens: automatic on-chain trading strategies, including asset rebalancing.

FunFair is planning to opensource a more generalized version of its FateChannels. See also FunFair 2019 roadmap: no 3rd party KYC app, more third party titles, and launching white label casinos.

The Road Ahead for OmiseGO by Vansa.

Chromium broke Ledger support, which means Brave will likely break for Ledger too.

GiveCrypto Monthly Update — Feb 2019: Doubling-down on Venezuela.

Aragon Network Vote #1 Review.

Tokencard February 2019 Newsletter.

Brave Software and TAP Network Put Blockchain to Work with New Partnership

Building Applications Faster with OpenLaw: The Release of OpenLaw “Elements”.

An Intro to Truebit’s Interactive Coin Offering

New projects:

MolochDAO White Paper on using a grants DAO to fund public goods.

Certik: DeepSEA/Blockchain — A language to write verified Ethereum contracts.

Monoplasma: A simple way to broadcast money to millions of people.

Trustless Atomic Loans (TAL): Borrow and lend crypto on your terms from the safety of your wallet.

Plasma watchtower: a watchtower that monitors for invalid transactions on plasma chains.

Rhombus: Connect your smart contract with real-world data.

Rust-miximus: a MVP, WASM compatible zkSNARK of barrywhitehat’s original Miximus.

Lahja is a generic multi process event bus implementation written in Python 3.6+ to enable lightweight inter-process communication, based on non-blocking asyncio. v0.11.0 released.

Zether: a fully-decentralized, confidential payment mechanism that is compatible with Ethereum and other smart contract platforms.

Waterloo : a Decentralized Practical Bridge between EOS and Ethereum.

Helena : inviting crypto experts, industry professionals, and crypto Twitter users to predict key events in the blockchain space. Prediction Markets Platform Is Live on Ethereum Mainnet.

Convergent: personal tokens on a pre-set price curve.

Nuo: Introducing Non-Custodial Margin Trading with 3x Leverage.

Opinion and research articles

Maximally simple account abstraction without gas refunds Vitalik Buterin on sharding.

Verifiable Delay Functions from Supersingular Isogenies and Pairings by Luca De Feo, Simon Masson, Christophe Petit, and Antonio Sanso.

Zether: Towards Privacy in a Smart Contract World by Benedikt Bunz, Shashank Agrawal, Mahdi Zamani, and Dan Boneh.

Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2019/226. Flyclient: Super-Light Clients for Cryptocurrencies by Benedikt Bünz and Lucianna Kiffer and Loi Luu and Mahdi Zamani. Proof size under 500KB for Ethereum through downloading “only a logarithmic number of block headers to synchronize and verify transactions while storing only a single block header between executions”.

Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2018/962. Zexe: Enabling Decentralized Private Computation by Sean Bowe and Alessandro Chiesa and Matthew Green and Ian Miers and Pratyush Mishra and Howard Wu.

Ewasm 1.x precompiles, part 1 by Guillaume Ballet.

Arithmetization I in StarkWare blog: This is the second part in their series about the math behind STARKs (first part here), and it is the first of two posts about arithmetization.

Semaphore RLN, rate limiting nullifier for spam prevention in anonymous p2p setting by Barry White Hat.

Understanding sparse Merkle multiproofs by Jim McDonald.

Zero knowledge proofs using Bulletproofs by Lovesh Harchandani.

Zk-channels: Private layer 2 payments on Ethereum by Chris Whinfrey.

Strange Loop: An Ethereum Governance Framework Proposal by Dan Finlay.

Ethereum ProgPoW Explained: At the beginning of February, Ethereum developers decided to delay the integration of the ProgPoW algorithm.

Press and podcasts:

Ethereum core developer defects to rival. Wait — no he doesn’t! on Decryptmedia: Vlad Zamfir says he’s getting paid by both CasperLabs and the Ethereum Foundation.

Bounties Network: Empowering Humans to Incentivize and Self-Organize on on Into the Ether: Mark Beylin and Simona Pop join Into the Ether to discuss the Bounties Network. The Bounties Network empowers anyone to create a bounty to pay others for work they would like done. The team has worked with Gitcoin to enable the bounties seen on that platform and has very big plans for the network in the future. They also envision bounties opening up a wide range of use cases including using them for public good, such as their recent project of using it to pay those who cleaned up beaches in Manila.

Cent: The Vision for Earning Income from Anywhere: Max Brody and Cameron Hejazi of Cent join Into the Ether to talk about their income generating social network. Cent allows users to ask for answers or help from other people on the social network by posting crypto bounties with their posts. These are paid out to users with the best responses. Cent also enables content creators to be “seeded” by people who discover and like their content.

ETH2.0 Update With Danny Ryan on Zero Knowledge: Danny Ryan from the Ethereum Foundation talks about the ETH2.0 project. Notes.

Bridges, xDai and Burner Wallets with Igor & Austin on Zero Knowledge: Igor Barinov from POA Network and Austin Griffith from Gitcoin Labs discuss bridges, xDai — the new side-chain where DAI is the native token — and Austin’s super simple Burner Wallet. They look at xDai as one concrete example of a bridged side-chain and Austin talks about his burner wallet that can provide a super snappy nice UX thanks to running on this faster side-chain.

EP3 — An overview of private Ethereum transactions with Paul Berg: Aztec Protocol’s Paul Berg on Stories in Crypto.

Elena Nadolinski on Digitally Rare.

Videos:

ETHDenver 2019 videos.

The Burner Wallet at @EthereumDenver was 🔥 AF!!!

E. Galano, Kris Shinn ~ Infura & EthQL: Improving the dApp Building Experience.

Whiteboard Series with NEAR | Ep: 5 Justin Drake from Ethereum Foundation. The Whiteboard Series with NEAR is a set of video interviews with Founders who are building scalable solutions for Blockchain.

Towards Production VDFs — Justin Drake.

VDFs and Filecoin — Jeromy Johnson.

Verifiable Delay Functions — Dan Boneh.

Threshold Factoring from Factoring — Abhi Shelat.

Low Latency Modular Multiplication — Erdinc Ozturk.

A Hybrid VDF Prover — Benjamin Wesolowski.

TCR Call #5: TCRPartyVIP!!!: Latest Token Curated Registry community call.

Three part video series from Celer on how they solve the watchtower problem.

Video on i2i bank to bank transfers from UnionBank and ConsenSys in the Philippines.

Reddit:

AMA about Ethereum Leadership and Accountability. Most core Ethereum devs strongly prefer Eth to other crypto and are incentive aligned with Eth holders.

Vitalik Buterin Disclosed Non-Ethereum Cryptocurrency Holdings.

Upcoming events:

Mar 5–7 — EthCC (Paris)

Mar 8–10 — ETHParis

Mar 8–10 — EthUToronto

Mar 15 — Next core devs call

Mar 22 — Zero Knowledge Summit 0x03 (Berlin)

April 4–5 — Deconomy (Seoul)

April 8–14 — Edcon hackathon and conference (Sydney)

Apr 19–21 — ETHCapetown

Apr 24–26 — Truffle Elevate (Dublin)

May 9 — Fluidity Summit (NYC)

May 10–11 — Ethereal (NYC)

May 16 — Token Summit (NYC)

May 17–19 — ETHNewYork

May 17 — Deadline to accept proposals for Instanbul upgrade fork

May 23–25 — Swarm Orange Summit (Madrid)

June 22–24 — Zcon1 (Split, Croatia)

Finance

Superfluid Collateral in Open Finance by Dan Elitzer: What happens when collateral becomes liquid?

Busting Myths About Cryptocurrency Custody: Brian Armstrong, CEO and cofounder of Coinbase, dispels misconceptions about “hot” versus “cold” storage for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.

Awesome Decentralized Finance: A curated list of awesome decentralized finance projects.

SNGLS Holders: Become Part of the Trust Machine Experiment.

The Gas Fee Game: Alethio investigates the four figure ETH transaction fees from last week. They think it is some kind of automation gone awry.

Sparkpool Freezes The Mysterious 2100 ETH Transaction Fee. They received the 2,100 ETH payout after mining block number 7,238,290 on the ethereum blockchain worth $300K.

Reddit — Reminder: Be Careful While Developing — Someone just spent 3,150 ETH in Transaction Fees.

$750k in onchain factoring loans to Amazon merchants. Security tokens live on Ethereum.

Proposed ranking of apps in Status with SNT.

Roadmap

Release Step 3.1: Metropolis phase 2: Constantinople.

Constantinople is successful so far.

Release Step Four: Serenity. Serenity is meant to move from consensus through Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake.

Vitalik on the Eth2 roadmap (on Twitter on February 7th, 2019):

Source: @VitalikButerin.

Partnerships

AI Singapore collaborates with Ocean Protocol to develop AI research talent and accelerate AI innovation for industry transformation: AI Singapore, Singapore’s AI initiative launched by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to anchor deep national capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI), announced a research collaboration with Ocean Protocol.

Decentraland to Debut on HTC EXODUS 1: Decentraland is working with HTC to offer the Decentraland Marketplace on the EXODUS 1, the world’s first blockchain-enabled phone.

iExec selected as a winner of Investment programme by BPI Public investment bank, supporting the development of a blockchain-based cloud solution for enterprises: iExec gets 900k euros from French government to adapt their computing platform to enterprise.

Rumors

Lots of speculation about Samsung including Ethereum wallets on phone. Only confirmation you can find is this line from a press release: “Galaxy S10 is built with defense-grade Samsung Knox, as well as a secure storage backed by hardware, which houses your private keys for blockchain-enabled mobile services.”

Elon Musk thinks paper money is going away and crypto will take its place: “The Bitcoin structure was quite brilliant, it seems like there’s some merit to Ethereum as well, and maybe some of the others” — Elon Musk in an interview.

Tweetstorm: what are BLS sigs?

Social media metrics

Social media activity
Social media dynamics
Social media dynamics

Facebook — official announcement channel. Recent publications — about Ethereum Core Devs Meetings, Conferences (20–100 likes per publication).

Twitter (Ethereum) — official announcement channel — duplicates news from Facebook page (250–500 likes per publication, 30–50 comments). Average number of shares is 100–200 for one post.

Twitter (Ethereum Network) — news from companies (10–20 likes per publication, 1–5 comments, 1–10 shares).

Twitter (Ethereum Report) — retweets from official announcement channel and team members’ pages.

Reddit — news about projects and blockchain, links to interviews, podcasts, upcoming events. The longest thread has 161 comments (Welcome to r/ethereum — the Reddit frontpage of the Web 3.0).

There is a slight growth in Ethereum community over time. The graph above shows the dynamics of changes in the number of Ethereum Reddit subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook likes. The information is taken from Coingecko.com.

YouTube (Ethereum) — Last video on July 27th, 2017 (5000–20 000 views per video).

YouTube (Ethereum Foundation) — videos from conferences, meetups, Ethereum Core Devs Meetings. 2–3 videos / month.

Ethereum Community Forum — Recent Discussions: Forum has been hacked, Security alert, Forums Database Compromised, Help Stop Forum Spam, Developing Guidelines for acceptable Promotion and Marketing on the Ethereum Forum.

See also Fellowship of Ethereum Magicians forum.


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