- Merge Client Releases
- DAppNode multiclient features
- Crypto has gained more acceptance
- Lido validator distribution
- Metrics of new accounts formed on L2s
- CryptoPunk Ethereum NFTs Floor Price Flips Bored Apes for First Time In 5 Months
Merge Client Releases
As the mainnet merge is approaching, all the clients have started releasing their newer versions. The merge will require both a consensus layer client and an Execution layer client and all the mainnet users need to upgrade their clients before the Bellatrix fork on September 6th.
Go Ethereum an execution layer client released Geth v1.10.22 (Promavess)
A long time in the making, the #Ethereum Merge is finally arriving!— Go Ethereum (@go_ethereum) August 22, 2022
We've just released Geth v1.10.22 (Promavess), our first mainnet-merge release. #golang
Please note, The Merge will require both an execution client (Geth) and a consensus client.https://t.co/lv6RrLgzYX
Lighthouse a consensus layer client has released Lighthouse v3.0.0 (Rick Prime)
New *high-priority* Lighthouse release 🎉🐼— Sigma Prime (@sigp_io) August 22, 2022
This is our merge release! All mainnet users *must* update to this release before the Bellatrix fork on September 6th.
This update is recommended for all networks. Please read the release notes.https://t.co/heXeDXYFdU
Teku v22.8.1 released - Consensus layer client
Teku v22.8.1 is now available.— Teku (@Teku_ConsenSys) August 21, 2022
This is a required update for all Mainnet users to prepare for the merge. 🐼🚀
See the docs for more info on required preparation: https://t.co/BWnbxt6BH1
Full details and downloads: https://t.co/v7YIIJyNC5
Nethermind an Execution layer client has released version 1.14.0
🐼 Nethermind is mainnet production ready 🐼— Nethermind (@nethermindeth) August 22, 2022
The first mainnet #Merge release of Nethermind is now available for download. 🎉 https://t.co/XnNIBLYI4H
DAppNode multiclient features
In the Prater Testnet and Gnosis Chain, DAppNode users have had a choice of the Execution Layer (EL) client and Consensus Layer (CL) client.
You are no longer limited to Prysm with the multiclient setup and can use any CL client you choose. This has enormous benefits for you since you can respond rapidly to any potential flaws on any client implementation and you can encourage client diversity, which means that by running minority clients, you increase the overall resilience of the Ethereum Network.
Read more in the following thread.
Multiclient on DAppNode is now LIVE!— DAppNode 🏗️💱⛓️ (@DAppNode) August 17, 2022
Here's all you need to know:
1️⃣ Install new core
2️⃣ Install new Prysm
✨magic in the background✨
You can now find your keys in the web3signer and change CL clients with one click!
Detailed steps here:https://t.co/tW4CZ0Xyja pic.twitter.com/olP90LDYVG
Crypto has gained more acceptance
Brian Armstrong , CEO of coinbase has shared a pictographic representation of the crypto regulatory tracker which clearly suggests that more countries have started taking crypto into consideration and have passed laws for their citizens.
Not widely reported, but there has been significant progress on crypto regulatory clarity over the past year amongst G20. Lots more green and yellow here compared to a year ago.— Brian Armstrong - barmstrong.eth (@brian_armstrong) August 21, 2022
Emerging consensus will drive much greater adoption. pic.twitter.com/Ruwp95YDEN
Lido validator distribution
You can see the distribution of the number of validators in the Lido ecosystem, Banteg shares the picture.
here is an update showing individual lido validators pic.twitter.com/AC7LEtY3RF— banteg (@bantg) August 21, 2022
Metrics of new accounts formed on L2s
Orbiter Finance shows the top 5 layer 2s in terms of new accounts formed in the last 7 days.
🛸#L2Data #RollupData— Orbiter Finance 🛸 (@Orbiter_Finance) August 22, 2022
🚩The TOP 5 rollups with the most new accounts in 7 days:
1. @arbitrum 31,993
2. @optimismFND 14,356
3. #ArbitrumNova 11,748
4. #StarkNet 9,355
5. @zksync 5,396
The Data Source: https://t.co/RTXSapviyq pic.twitter.com/9BDJfsMxFO
CryptoPunk Ethereum NFTs Floor Price Flips Bored Apes for First Time In 5 Months
On Sunday morning, CryptoPunks briefly held the top spot among NFT collections. All year long, the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection has been in first place. In March, Yuga Labs acquired the rights to CryptoPunks, making both collections its property. The switch occurred as a result of Bored Apes losing value more quickly than CryptoPunks.
Read more about Ethereum in previous Bulletins -Ethereum Bulletin
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