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eth2 update 015

Aug 4 2021 / protocols

eth2 update 015

We look at the EIP to upgrade consensus to PoS, the timing of the Altair upgrade, and the roadmap for the eth2 merge.

Substrate ecosystem update 008

Jul 2 2021 / protocols

Substrate ecosystem update 008

Our eighth edition of the most important developments in the Substrate Ecosystem curated by Elias Simos, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails.

Q&A on Codename Keanu

Jun 16 2021 / protocols

Q&A on Codename Keanu

We sat down with Protocol Specialist, Viktor Bunin, to discuss the challenges and opportunities around the upcoming merger of Keep and NuCypher.

Substrate ecosystem update 007

May 21 2021 / protocols

Substrate ecosystem update 007

Our seventh edition of the most important developments in the Substrate Ecosystem curated by Elias Simos, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails.

eth2 update 014

Apr 30 2021 / protocols

eth2 update 014

We cover eth2’s first incident, how a similar incident would impact eth2 post merge and EIP-1559, and announce our support for Lighthouse.

Substrate ecosystem update 006

Apr 10 2021 / protocols

Substrate ecosystem update 006

Our sixth edition of the most important developments in the Substrate Ecosystem curated by Elias Simos, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails.

eth2 update 013

Apr 9 2021 / protocols

eth2 update 013

We cover eth2’s traction, our expectations for the staking rate, and the latest news on the eth1<>eth2 merge.

Celo governance proposal 0024: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

Apr 1 2021 / protocols

Celo governance proposal 0024: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

Our governance proposal on Celo to extend downtime grace period to 10 minutes passed with 99.9% community support.

Who’s who in eth2: Jacek Sieka from Nimbus

Mar 28 2021 / protocols

Who’s who in eth2: Jacek Sieka from Nimbus

In the fourth edition of our Who’s who in eth2 series, Elias Simos interviews Jacek on building with Nim, the excitement of solving for scalability, and more on his development ethos.

Who’s who in eth2: Paul Hauner from Sigma Prime

Mar 18 2021 / protocols

Who’s who in eth2: Paul Hauner from Sigma Prime

In the third edition of our Who’s who in eth2 series, Elias Simos interviews Paul on the origins of Sigma Prime, the impact of security-mindedness, and more.

eth2 update 012

Mar 18 2021 / protocols

eth2 update 012

Exploring the coming eth1<>eth2 merge, the changing economics of Ethereum, and more of eth2’s traction.

Who’s who in eth2: Ben Edgington from ConsenSys Teku

Mar 7 2021 / protocols

Who’s who in eth2: Ben Edgington from ConsenSys Teku

In the second edition of our Who’s who in eth2 series, Elias Simos interviews Ben on the key elements of building eth2 and surprises discovered along the way.

Who’s who in eth2: Raul Jordan from Prysmatic Labs

Feb 27 2021 / protocols

Who’s who in eth2: Raul Jordan from Prysmatic Labs

In the first edition of Bison Trails’ series highlighting eth2 client teams, Elias Simos interviews Raul on the team’s ethos, community building, and more.

Substrate ecosystem update 005

Feb 26 2021 / protocols

Substrate ecosystem update 005

Our fifth edition of the most important developments in the Substrate Ecosystem curated by Elias Simos, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails.

eth2 update 011

Feb 25 2021 / protocols

eth2 update 011

What PR 2149 means for eth2 participants, an overview of eth2’s traction, and a sneak peak at the eth1+eth2 merge spec.

eth2 update 010

Feb 11 2021 / protocols

eth2 update 010

A look at the three slashing incidents accounting for 81% of all slashing on eth2, along with updates on the network’s traction and more.

eth2 update 009

Jan 7 2021 / protocols

eth2 update 009

Exploring the largest slashing on eth2 to date, a Phase 1 proposal, and the networks’s continued performance

Substrate ecosystem update 004

Jan 6 2021 / protocols

Substrate ecosystem update 004

The fourth edition of the Substrate Ecosystem Update, a compilation of ecosystem insights and expert analysis from Elias Simos and our Protocol Ops team

eth2 update 008

Dec 9 2020 / protocols

eth2 update 008

We examine slashing trends on eth2, along with the traction and performance of the network post-genesis

eth2 update 007

Dec 3 2020 / protocols

eth2 update 007

The initial participation metrics for the eth2 launch, the first slashing, a surprise in the first block, and what’s next for the network

eth2 update 006

Nov 25 2020 / protocols

eth2 update 006

The eth2 deposit threshold, a look at upcoming genesis, and where eth2 goes from here

Substrate ecosystem update 003

Nov 25 2020 / protocols

Substrate ecosystem update 003

Our third edition of the most important developments in the Substrate ecosystem curated by Elias Simos, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails

eth2 insights: network performance

Nov 23 2020 / protocols

eth2 insights: network performance

The fourth post in our eth2 Insights Series discusses Medalla’s arc of development, the metrics to gauge overall network health, and shares perspective on eth2 Mainnet

eth2 update 005

Nov 18 2020 / protocols

eth2 update 005

eth2 testnet and client updates, a look at whales in the deposit contract, and our best estimate for eth2 genesis date

eth2 insights: validator effectiveness

Nov 16 2020 / protocols

eth2 insights: validator effectiveness

The third post in our eth2 Insights Series discusses the parameters governing validator effectiveness in eth2 and how validators were distributed along those in Medalla

tBTC and DeFi: how to get involved

Nov 12 2020 / protocols

tBTC and DeFi: how to get involved

We explore DeFi, how tBTC fits in, and how you can leverage your ETH to get involved and earn rewards

eth2 update 004

Nov 11 2020 / protocols

eth2 update 004

An update on the eth2 deposit contract, the finalization of Medalla, and more eth2 insights

eth2 insights: slashings

Nov 9 2020 / protocols

eth2 insights: slashings

The second post in our eth2 Insights Series zooms into slashings in Medalla, examining their correlates and probable causes

eth2 update 003

Nov 5 2020 / protocols

eth2 update 003

The eth2 mainnet launch is weeks away! Here’s everything you need to know

eth2 insights: aggregation performance

Nov 2 2020 / protocols

eth2 insights: aggregation performance

The first post in our eth2 Insights Series reveals important insights into the performance, and importance, of validator attestation aggregation in the eth2 network

eth2 Medalla Data Challenge: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Elias Simos

Oct 30 2020 / protocols

eth2 Medalla Data Challenge: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Elias Simos

A deep dive with Elias into the challenges faced during the eth2 Medalla Data Challenge and how data-informed research can help improve eth2 in the progression to a mainnet launch

Substrate ecosystem update 002

Oct 30 2020 / protocols

Substrate ecosystem update 002

Our second edition of the most important developments in the Substrate ecosystem curated by Elias Simos, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails

What to consider when choosing your eth2 provider

Oct 28 2020 / protocols

What to consider when choosing your eth2 provider

Choosing a secure and reliable infrastructure provider is critical for participating in eth2 successfully. Here are three things to keep in mind when making your decision.

eth2 update 002

Oct 21 2020 / protocols

eth2 update 002

The most important information about eth2, curated by Viktor Bunin, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails

NEAR governance: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

Oct 14 2020 / protocols

NEAR governance: Q&A with Protocol Specialist Viktor Bunin

We asked Viktor about his role on the NEAR Validator Advisory Board as the proposer of the criteria to move the network forward to a fully decentralized mainnet launch via community governance

NuCypher staking scenarios

Oct 12 2020 / protocols

NuCypher staking scenarios

NuCypher mainnet launch is days away. Our guide to configuring a node’s NU token stake provides the key decisions and their implications and four staking scenarios to help you understand the benefits of each approach.

eth2 update 001

Oct 2 2020 / protocols

eth2 update 001

The first edition of the most important information about eth2, curated by Viktor Bunin, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails

Substrate ecosystem update 001 • September 2020

Sep 27 2020 / protocols

Substrate ecosystem update 001 • September 2020

Our first edition of the most important developments in the Substrate Ecosystem curated by Elias Simos, Protocol Specialist at Bison Trails

Polkadot token economics

May 10 2020 / protocols

Polkadot token economics

An overview of validator rewards and how Polkadot token holders are incentivized to participate in the earliest days of the network

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