Ethereum's next network upgrade, dubbed London, is live on the Ropsten testnet, with other testnets soon to follow. A summary of the London updates can be found here [https://medium.com/ethereum-cat-herders/london-upgrade-overview-8eccb0041b41], and a timeline of the London rollout can be found here [https://blog.ethereum.org/
tl;dr – The Trin client is alive and talking with other clients. Next steps involve transmitting data. The portal network is a new cross-team effort to re-imagine the ethereum light client, and develop a practical and functional light client experience. You can dive deeper into the portal network specification here
I recently wrote a few [https://snakecharmers.ethereum.org/the-winding-road-to-functional-light-clients/] blog [https://snakecharmers.ethereum.org/the-winding-road-to-functional-light-clients-part-2/] posts [https://snakecharmers.ethereum.org/the-winding-road-to-functional-light-clients-part-3/] describing what was needed for us to have truly functional light clients. If you haven't read those, you should go do that now. I'll
> You should read part 1 [https://snakecharmers.ethereum.org/the-winding-road-to-functional-light-clients/] and part 2 [https://snakecharmers.ethereum.org/the-winding-road-to-functional-light-clients-part-2/] first. Most wallet software depends on centralized providers like Infura. If we want things to be different, we need a new type of light client capable of running on low-resource devices.
> You should read part 1 [https://snakecharmers.ethereum.org/the-winding-road-to-functional-light-clients/] first. It's 2021. Ethereum went live a little more than five years ago. There's currently no reliable lightweight way to interact with the protocol without using a centralized provider. Various research efforts have demonstrated that
Shortly before the Holiday break in December, we successfully spun up a test network of 20 nodes, hosting the first 1 million block headers. T TLDR: The network behaved as intended, with nodes creating and spreading advertisements via the gossip mechanism, mirroring content to fill their storage capacity and serving
[Last update: July 25, 2023] So, you’ve heard about this Ethereum thing and are ready to venture down the rabbit hole? This post will quickly cover some blockchain basics, then get you interacting with a simulated Ethereum node – reading block data, checking account balances, and sending transactions. Along the