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CIP 1088: Phoenix EVM and Protocol Upgrades
https://ecips.ethereumclassic.org/ECIPs/ecip-1088

Ethereum 2.0 Likely to Affect DeFi and DApps With PoS Introduction
https://cointelegraph.com/news/ethereum-20-likely-to-affect-defi-and-dapps-with-pos-introduction

What kind of service do Bitcoin offer
https://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/business/what-kind-of-service-do-bitcoin-offer/

Using extcodehash instead of extcodesize for less gas #1802
https://github.com/OpenZeppelin/openzeppelin-contracts/pull/1802

Encrypted Blockchain Databases
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/827.pdf

The Provable Security of Ed25519: Theory and Practice
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/823.pdf

Contract verification made easier
https://blog.trailofbits.com/2020/07/12/new-manticore-verifier-for-smart-contracts/

Applying the “Five Whys” to the Client Diversity problem
https://snakecharmers.ethereum.org/applying-the-five-whys-to-the-client-diversity-problem/

Angel “Java” Lopez
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New Month’s Resolutions: July 2020

Still in lockdown, here in Buenos Aires. Time to write the new montlh’s resolutions, but first, review of the last month’s ones:

– Continue DeFiProt [complete] see repo
– Continue Synthex [pending]
– Continue BlockchainJ [complete] see repo
– Continue RskAPI [complete] see repo
– Continue SimpleForth [complete] see repo
– Continue SimpleProlog [pending]
– Continue genco [pending]
– Continue learning Elliptic Curves [complete]
– Continue learning Zero Knowledge Proof [pending]
– Continue learning Lightning Network [complete]
– Continue drawie [pending]
– Continue solcom [pending]
– Continue simplego [complete] see repo
– Continue RskUtils [pending]
– Continue chinesep [pending]
– Continue OraWay [pending]
– Start Blomoji [pending]
– Continue Yasold [complete[ see repo
– Continue evmasm [complete] see repo
– Continue EthBridge [pending]

Also, I was working on:

– Improve SimpleAbi [complete] see repo
– Improve ClojJS [complete] see repo
– Start Algebraic Geometry Notes [complete] see repo

technical personal Objective, Key Results (OKR) status (June, July, August):

Objective: Improve English communication
Key Result: Write 3 non-technical blog post
Key Result: Write 9 technical blog post Free Transactions in RSK Composite Transactions Extended Transactions Paying Transactions Using Tokens More Free Transactions in RSK
Key Result: Give 2 talks in English Lightning Talk slides

Objective: Be proficient in Golang
Key Result: Write 1 personal project in Golang

Objective: Be proficient in Rust
Key Result: Write 1 personal project in Rust

Objective: Learn and share Mathematics
Key Result: Write 3 articles (post, markdown) about Elliptic Curves
Key Result: Write 3 articles (post, markdown) about Algebraic Geometry

My resolutions for the new month:

– Continue DeFiProt
– Continue Synthex
– Continue Algebraic Geometry Notes
– Continue BlockchainJ
– Continue RskAPI
– Continue SimpleForth
– Continue SimpleProlog
– Continue genco
– Continue learning Elliptic Curves
– Continue learning Zero Knowledge Proof
– Continue drawie
– Continue solcom
– Continue simplego
– Continue RskUtils
– Continue chinesep
– Continue OraWay
– Start Blomoji
– Continue Yasold
– Continue evmasm
– Continue EthBridge

Angel “Java” Lopez
https://github.com/ajlopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez

 

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Trio of Bitcoin Tokens Lures DeFi Yield Farmers to New Pastures
https://www.coindesk.com/synthetix-defi-yield-farmers-sbtc-renbtc-wbtc

What goes in to the message of a transaction signature?
https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/37093/what-goes-in-to-the-message-of-a-transaction-signature/37095

Ethereum on ARM. New Eth1.0 image for the Raspberry Pi 4 (supports the new model with 8GB RAM). Geth Fast Sync with 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 completed in 1 day and 14 hours (includes sync report).
https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/hbxrq0/ethereum_on_arm_new_eth10_image_for_the_raspberry/

Tiempos de procesamiento para depósitos de criptomonedas
https://support.kraken.com/hc/es/articles/203325283-Tiempos-de-procesamiento-para-dep%C3%B3sitos-de-criptomonedas

Bitcoin tx fees earned by miners steadily declining
https://twitter.com/bitentrepreneur/status/1276086420856340480?s=12

ReGenesis – resetting Ethereum to reduce the burden of large blockchain and state
https://ethresear.ch/t/regenesis-resetting-ethereum-to-reduce-the-burden-of-large-blockchain-and-state/7582

Stablecoins 2.0: Economic Foundations and Risk-based Models
https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.12388

EIP 2200: Structured Definitions for Net Gas Metering
https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-2200

Angel “Java” Lopez
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Blockchain: Links And Resources (605)

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Open Source Ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain Explorer
https://altona.beaconcha.in/

Getting the most out of CREATE2
https://blog.openzeppelin.com/getting-the-most-out-of-create2/

Git Remote Helper to Push/Fetch from IPFS
https://github.com/dhappy/git-remote-ipfs

What is Drivechain? A Detailed Beginner’s Guide
https://www.mycryptopedia.com/drivechain-explained/

The evolving topology of the Lightning Network: Centralization, efficiency, robustness, synchronization, and anonymity
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0225966

Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin Scaling
https://news.bitcoin.com/lightning-network-drivechain-bitcoin-scaling/

The evolution of Lightning Network’s Topology during its first year and the influence over its core values
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1902/1902.07307.pdf

Analysis of EIP-1559
https://insights.deribit.com/market-research/analysis-of-eip-1559/

Angel “Java” Lopez
https://github.com/ajlopez
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https://twitter.com/ajlopez/

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Getting started with Waffle
https://ethereum-waffle.readthedocs.io/en/latest/getting-started.html

The New Solidity Dev Stack: Buidler + Ethers + Waffle + Typescript [Tutorial]
https://hackernoon.com/the-new-solidity-dev-stack-buidler-ethers-waffle-typescript-706830w0

Electrum Bitcoin Wallet
https://electrum.org/#home

Week in Ethereum News, July 5, 2020
https://weekinethereum.substack.com/p/week-in-ethereum-news-july-5-2020

A World Without (block) Limits!
https://medium.com/@MicahZoltu/a-world-without-block-limits-f3ecc926cd68

ReGenesis Explained
https://medium.com/@mandrigin/regenesis-explained-97540f457807

Binary Trie Format
https://ethresear.ch/t/binary-trie-format/7621

Breaking Down ETH 2.0 – zk-SNARKS and zk-Rollups
https://academy.ivanontech.com/blog/breaking-down-eth-2-0-zk-snarks-and-zk-rollups

Angel “Java” Lopez
https://github.com/ajlopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
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¿Conoces el trading con apalancamiento?
https://twitter.com/BitcoinSergio/status/1277683391803142145

Preliminary Ethereum 2.0 Client Metrics for Early Benchmarking
https://github.com/q9f/eth2-bench-2020-06/blob/master/res/2020-06-eth2-bench.pdf

Architecture of a geth-based eth1 engine
https://ethresear.ch/t/architecture-of-a-geth-based-eth1-engine/7574

Secret Shared Validators on Ethereum 2.0
https://medium.com/coinmonks/secret-shared-validators-on-ethereum-2-0-ea29ab380016

Week in Ethereum News, June 28, 2020 – thanks to Chainlink!
https://weekinethereum.substack.com/p/week-in-ethereum-news-june-28-2020

Bitcoin Script
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Script

How Does Bitcoin Validate Transactions? A Primer.
https://medium.com/blockthought/how-does-bitcoin-validate-transactions-a-primer-21e007f3a9d3

Bitcoin AMA November 7: Mike Hearn and OgNasty
https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoin-ama-november-7-mike-hearn-ognasty/

Angel “Java” Lopez
https://github.com/ajlopez
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Blockchain: Links And Resources (602)

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On the path to DSE: The RIF Marketplace
https://www.rifos.org/blog/on-the-path-to-dse-the-rif-marketplace

Hacker Drains $500K From DeFi Liquidity Provider Balancer
https://www.coindesk.com/hacker-drains-defi-liquidity-balancer

Bitcoin’s Decentralization with Stratum V2
https://braiins.com/news/stratum-v2-bitcoin-decentralization

The Best Step-by-Step Bitcoin Script Guide Part 1
https://blockgeeks.com/guides/best-bitcoin-script-guide/

eth2 quick update no. 12
https://blog.ethereum.org/2020/06/23/eth2-quick-update-no-12/

Using Sphinx to Improve Onion Routing Circuit Construction
https://www.cypherpunks.ca/~iang/pubs/SphinxOR.pdf

Onion Routing
https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/onion-routing/

Mastering Bitcoin: Chapter 5. Transactions
https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/mastering-bitcoin/9781491902639/ch05.html

Angel “Java” Lopez
https://github.com/ajlopez
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Blockchain: Links And Resources (601)

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The Smart Contract Security Mindset
https://consensys.net/blog/blockchain-development/the-smart-contract-security-mindset

Mnemonic Code Converter
https://iancoleman.io/bip39/

The Bitcoin Lightning Network Paper
https://lightning.network/lightning-network-paper.pdf

Use of Smart Contracts in the dexFreight’s FinTech-Enabled Logistics Market Network
https://medium.com/dexfreight/use-of-smart-contracts-in-the-dexfreight-platform-1037abf0f1f2

Incident with non-standard ERC20 deflationary tokens
https://medium.com/balancer-protocol/incident-with-non-standard-erc20-deflationary-tokens-95a0f6d46dea

Sharding state with Discovery and Adaptive Range Filter ads
https://ethresear.ch/t/sharding-state-with-discovery-and-adaptive-range-filter-ads/7573

What’s New in Eth2 – 27 June 2020
https://hackmd.io/@benjaminion/eth2_news/https%3A%2F%2Fhackmd.io%2F%40benjaminion%2Fwnie2_200627

Swarm Alpha – Release the Bees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMAlnVmcIKE&feature=youtu.be

Angel “Java” Lopez
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Blockchain: Links And Resources (600)

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CoinPolice: Detecting Hidden Cryptojacking Attacks with Neural Networks
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.10861.pdf

Counting Down Thunder: Timing Attacks on Privacy in Payment Channel Networks
https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.12143.pdf

Bulletproofs+: Shorter Proofs for Privacy-Enhanced Distributed Ledger
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/735.pdf

Analysis of EIP-2593 (Escalator)
https://insights.deribit.com/market-research/analysis-of-eip-2593-escalator/

¿Competirá Ethereum 2.0 con los servicios financieros que ofrecen las DeFi?
https://observatorioblockchain.com/competira-ethereum-2-0-con-los-servicios-financieros-que-ofrecen-las-defi/

Looks like the liquid emergency 2-of-3 operators can steal 870 Bitcoin because this TXO has aged 2015 blocks?
https://twitter.com/_prestwich/status/1276300994989572096

An Introduction To Automated Market Makers
https://cipher.substack.com/p/an-introduction-to-automated-market

Satoshi purposely mined less Bitcoin than possible, new research claims
https://decrypt.co/33763/satoshi-purposely-mined-less-bitcoin-than-possible-research

Angel “Java” Lopez
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[Lightning-dev] Disclosure of a fee blackmail attack that can make a victim loose almost all funds of a non Wumbo channel and potential fixes
https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2020-June/002735.html

Lightning transactions: from Zero to Hero
https://github.com/t-bast/lightning-docs/blob/master/lightning-txs.md
https://gist.github.com/t-bast/22320336e0816ca5578fdca4ad824d12

MVR – Minimally Viable Rollback
https://ethresear.ch/t/mvr-minimally-viable-rollback/7538

William Shatner Tokenizes his Favorite Memories on the WAX Blockchain
https://cointelegraph.com/magazine/2020/06/24/william-shatner-nft-wax-blockchain

The New Money: The Utility of Cryptocurrencies and the Need for a New Monetary Policy
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3608752

Time-Variant Proof-of-Work Using Error-Correction Codes
https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/2006/2006.12306.pdf

Decentralized reputation
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/761.pdf

Anonymous probabilistic payment in payment hub
https://eprint.iacr.org/2020/748.pdf

Angel “Java” Lopez
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