EthHub Weekly #169
zkEVM testnet now live, Okcoin integrates Polygon, Zapper levels up, Sherlock raises $1.5 million and much more!
🌳 Shifting Dynamics
Over the last week Bitcoin had its biggest event of the year with Bitcoin Miami and I’m sure you saw all the, uh, interesting videos that came out of it. I’m not going to get into detail here or go on about how “tribalist” the crypto community is though one thing I did want to mention is the shifting dynamics that I’m seeing play out at the moment.
From where I’m sitting, it seems like many people are becoming “bored” or “uninterested” in Bitcoin and its community and are moving on to greener pastures (such as Ethereum) which I believe is incredibly positive. This industry shouldn’t be beholden to any one asset or community - it should be pluralistic and innovative - and I believe Ethereum will continue leading the charge here.
Have a great week everyone!
News of the Week
The firm also said Monday that "starting this week, we’ll invite select customers off the waitlist" for its card product. After initially being available to UK and EU-based customers, Coinbase launched its debit card product in the US last October, as previously reported.
The Visa debit card comes with opt-in crypto rewards, including 1% back in bitcoin and 4% back in lumens, the native token of the Stellar network.
Google is expanding the scope of its crypto-related advertisement policy, the latest development in a years-long back and forth from the tech giant.
In a policy statement published Wednesday, Google said that "[b]eginning August 3, advertisers offering Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Wallets targeting the United States may advertise those products and services when they meet the following requirements and are certified by Google."
To qualify, exchanges and wallets need to "[b]e duly registered with (a) FinCEN as a Money Services Business and with at least one state as a money transmitter; or (b) a federal or state chartered bank entity," "[c]omply with relevant legal requirements, including any local legal requirements, whether at a state or federal level" and "ensure their ads and landing pages comply with all Google Ads policies."
The new certification process will replace one that has existed for crypto exchanges since late 2018.
London upgrade’s latest devnet — Calaveras is up, introduction to EIP-3584, London Infrastructure Readiness call, Consensus layer implementers meeting, Altair upgrade special PEEPanEIP, Ethereum blockchain users survey and more clients & community update.
Team growth, learnings from the first eth2 mainnet incident, r&d updates, sharding news and more in this update from PryLabs.
The usual updates on the Beacon Chain, the merge, relevant blog posts and media tidbits and more.
The alpha version of the zkEVM testnet is now live and this update details exactly what it is, how it works and the path to mainnet.
This website is a resource where you can find companies, governments and funds that are holding ETH.
Zapper are now starting to gamify the DeFi experience with their Leveling Up update which allows users to gain experience for doing different tasks on Zapper and earn special NFT prizes.
This update details all the exciting things that happened in the month of May for Alpha Finance and a sneak peek at what’s coming in June.
Okcoin users can now withdraw Ethereum-based assets from Okcoin to Polygon directly.
Umbra, the stealth payments protocol, is now live on the Ethereum mainnet and available for public use.
While putting greater resources toward this effort, Gnosis will deprecate the OpenEthereum legacy codebase and work on a migration path for all existing users.
The raise was led by Framework Ventures with participation from Distributed Global, Station 13, DeFi Alliance, Chapter One, Tony Sheng, Jayson Hobby, 0age, and Ben Rubin.
Over the past two months, the BarnBridge Integrations Team has been working diligently on BarnBridge Developers Documentation along with the updates of the GitHub read.me files in the primary BarnBridge repositories.
This new tool from Flipside Crypto allows users to input a bunch of different parameters to calculate different v3 LP outcomes.
After 3 months of beta testing and improvements on Kovan and Mumbai, the Pods demo has been released on Polygon.
The round was led by IDEO CoLab ventures with participation from A Capital, Scalar Capital, and DeFi Alliance.
The Core of Ethereum - The Daily Gwei
Back to School - The Daily Gwei
Introduction to the INDEX Token - Accelerated Capital via Index Coop
Charting The Path To Proof of Stake Ethereum - James Beck via ConsenSys
All Hail MasterChef: Analysing Yield Farming Activity - Ling Young Loon via Nansen
A Non-Technical Introduction to Rollups - Benjamin Simon via Mechanism Capital
How mistX Uses Flashbots Bundles to Provide Frontrunning Protection - Hasu via Paradigm Research
Risks of Using Pods Finance - Rafaella Baraldo via Pods Finance
The Future of Finance is Decentralized. Will Canada keep up? - Geoff Costeloe via The Hub
Arbitrum launch with the Arbitrum Team - Bankless
Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum 2.0 - Lex Fridman Podcast
Meme of the Week
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