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2020/03/17

Audio: audio_only.m4a

Video: zoom_0.mp4

  • Announcement on skipped last call because of ethcc / hlgf
  • Housekeeping reminders


  • Conferences: 
    • ethCC:
      • 1.x
      • stateless talks- Piper Meridam shootout + will be needed for besu in the future
      • Eth2 research updates
      • Besu shoutouts and talks
      • COVID19 problems
    • HLGF
      • Unfortunate timing with EthCC
      • EEA and DAML talks did Besu shoutouts
      • Good presence on Besu workshop
    • Not many more coming up
    • Upcoming virtual conferences
      • Intercon
      • Edcon
      • Ethereal NY
      • Consensus 2020
  • Releases
    • 1.4 out
    • 1.5 planned for Q2
    • Long beta cycle had good reasons, but with unintended consequences
      • Try to avoid it net time
      • Calendar timing was bad, with holidays in between
    • ETC was impacted by the long release cycle as well
    • MultiTenancy, TLS, Tracing APIs were released 
    • Trace-block coming in 1.4.2
    • External Kafta and postgres plugins have been released
    • Next v1.5
      • Performance improvement coming up
      • Stateless : on-demand state retrieval, instead of retrieving everything
      • KECHACK mining on ETC, phoenix is rolling (equivalent of istanbul)
      • Mainnet EIP work:
        • Eth2 BLS precompile
        • EVM changes
        • EIP 1559: fee market change
          • Work started for 1.5- probably on mainet by EOY
      • 1.5 RC - Shipped before summer
    • 1.6
      • 1.x work continuation
      • Other consensus algos
      • Privacy group consensus
      • X-privacy group comms
      • On-chain privacy
  • Certification
    • Contact us if you want to participate in the certification
  • Next contributor call