Welcome to the #5 edition of Rust in Blockchain, the hypest newsletter about the hypest combination of technologies. Previous: #4.
The highlight this month was San Francisco Blockchain Week. This was a huge series of events, with representation from a number of Rust blockchain projects. Several projects, Interledger, Near, Nervos, Oasis, and Parity came together for a day of Rust in Blockchain workshops.
That wasn’t the only big event in October though. DevCon in Tokyo also included several Rust blockchain projects, from which several of Parity’s talks are linked below.
Each month we like to shine a light on a notable Rust blockchain project. This month that project is…
Read “How to Interconnect All Blockchains and Value Networks” for an overview of Interledger.
- Blog: Enigma technical resource index. A collection of up-to-date resources about developing for Enigma.
- Blog: Secret contracts: Now new and improved!
- Video: Special Guest Charlie Lee on MimbleWimble Extension Blocks on LTC, Fungibility and Grin
- Video: Interview with Grin Developer David Burkett
- Podcast: ZK - MimbleWimble pt 1: Grin with Daniel Lehnberg
- PR: Support for Homebrew by @quentinlesceller
- PR: Improved Wallet State Management by @yeastplume
- PR: Enable faster sync by @antiochp
- Grin Newsletter
- News: Stake Wars, NEAR Protocol’s incentivized testnet program
- News: The Future of Blockchain Hackathon – Applications still open!
- Video: NEAR Lunch and Learn Ep. 01: Cross Shard Transactions with One Block Delay
- Video: NEAR Lunch & Learn Ep. 02: Economics in a Sharded Blockchain
- Video: Building NEAR Live
- PR: Early work on chaos monkey
- PR: New networking API
- PR: Sodiumoxide vulnerability fix. Update your sodiumoxide deps.
- Blog: Near Community Update
- News: Nervos CKB Development Update #22. Version 0.24.0. New RFC PR#142 describing deposit and withdrawal transactions in the Nervos DAO.
- News: Nervos CKB Security Audit Complete
- News: Bug Bounty
- News: Mining Competition Round 5
- News: BTC.com Open Source CKB Mining Pool
- News: A Decentralized Mainnet Launch for Nervos CKB
- PR: Use molecule to serialize witnesses by @jjyr
- PR: Resolved uncles hash calculation issue by @quake
- PR: Adapt to 2-phase Nervos DAO implementation by @xxuejie
- Video: Nervos CKB bringing back GPU Mining?! Dual Mine Ethereum and CKB
- Video: Nervos CKB and the Multi-asset, Store of Value Security Model
- Blog: Introduction to CKB Script Programming 4: WebAssembly on CKB
- Blog: Introduction to CKB Script Programming 5: Debugging
- Blog: Let’s Build a Minimal Blockchain 1: Dawn
- Nervos CKB Development Update
- Nervos Community Update
- Blog: CHURP: Dynamic-committee proactive secret sharing.
- The tutorials gained two new examples: dice-game and rock-paper-scissors.
Summary: Parity had many talks at the events this month, and videos for some are available. The first Polkadot network, Kusama, launched. Substrate continues to be under heavy development, with 198 PRs landed in October.
- Video: Toward backward compatible Ethereum upgrades. Wei Tang, from DevCon.
- Blog: Gather: A decentralized alternative to meetup.com built on substrate
- Blog: SubRogue. A blockchain Rogue-like game built with Substrate.
- Blog: People of Parity: Benjamin Kampmann
- Podcast: Mentorship and Values in Open-Source Development. Another interview w/ Ben Kampmann.
- PR: Substrate EVM. Run Ethereum contracts on Substrate.
- Video: Building Ethereum 2.0 on Substrate. Wei Tang, from DevCon.
- News: Announcement of Polkadot ecosystem fund
- Blog: How to create and manage a new DAppNode package (with Polkadot). DAppNode is a tool for managing decentralized infrastructure.
- Video: Polkadot’s Data Availability and Validity Scheme: An Approach to Security at Scale . Alistair Stewart, from DevCon.
- News: Kusama network is live. Kusama is the first live Polkadot network.
- Video: Intro to Nominated Proof of Stake.
- Video: The Tip of the Polkadot R&D Iceberg. Rob Habermeier. Web3 Summit.
- News: Polkadot runs its first Substrate-based parachain
Summary: Solana development is strikingly active, landing 403 PRs in October. They are renaming their runtime to “sealevel” as part of an effort to make their code reusable by other projects.
- Blog: Inside Solana’s internal scalability test.
- Blog: A blockchain dilemma: chain forks, catastrophic re-orgs, and insurance.
- Podcast: No Sharding #8: Censorship Free Companies on Chain. Unstoppable Domains Founder Brad Kam
- PR: Rename solana-runtime to sealevel. Part of an effort to make the solana runtime embeddable by other projects. Note that it has been temporarily reverted due to infrastructure issues.
- PR: Make executable, vote, and stake accounts rent-exempt
- PR: Add vest program
- PR: Implement nightly performance tests
- PR: Add solana-ledger crate
Ferris Fencing: An eternal duel between programmable crabs with swords. It is a showcase of CKB-VM, a simple implementation of the RISC-V instruction set, written in the Rust programming language.
November 9-12 | Barcelona, Spain
November 22 | Berlin, Germany
Centrifuge | Berlin, Germany; Remote
Chainlink | Remote
Consensys | Europe; United States; Remote
imToken | Singapore; Hangzhou, China
IOHK | Europe
Jsgenesis | Oslo, Europe; Remote
Kraken | Berlin, Germany; Remote
Leger | Paris, France
MXC Foundation | Berlin, Germany
Nervos | San Francisco; Hangzhou, China; Remote
Parity | Berlin, Germany
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