EF-Supported Teams: Research & Development Roundup

2021 Pt. 3 – We all have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, from the first birthday of the beacon chain, to the successful upgrades over the…

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Announcing the Kintsugi Merge Testnet

Since returning from the Amphora merge workshop, client teams have been hard at work implementing the latest versions of merge specifications and testing them on devnets. After four ephemeral devnets,…

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Announcing the Client Incentive Program

A diverse set of clients is key to the Ethereum network’s health and decentralization. Diversity ensures that innovation continues at the base layer of the protocol, that the network is…

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An update on Devcon 6, and something new…

Big things are happening in 2022 – It’s been a little while, and we’ve got some news. 👋 It’s happening! 👋 After being cooped up for the last years, it’s…

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Spotlight on Kenya: Microinsurance for Every Farmer

In Sub-Saharan Africa, only 3% of 48 million smallholder farmers are insured. Owning 1 acre of land and earning approximately $1.40 per person per day characterize a smallholder farmer. Smallholder…

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Verkle tree structure

A Verkle tree is a commitment scheme that works similar to a Merkle tree, but has much smaller witnesses. It works by replacing the hashes in a Merkle tree with…

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How The Merge Impacts Ethereum’s Application Layer

Ethereum’s transition to proof of stake – The Merge – is near: devnets are being stood up, specifications are being finalized and community outreach has begun in earnest. The Merge…

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Update on the partnership between EF and UNICEF

How it started, how far we’ve come, what’s next – Since 2019, we have supported UNICEF’s CryptoFund with recurring contributions, and we are excited about our most recent donation too….

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Finalized no. 32

the Ethereum consensus-layer – tl;dr Kintsugi🍵 in progress – testnet to come Stakers must upgrade for Arrow Glacier Kintsugi🍵 in progress At the start of November, the Kintsugi🍵 month-long Merge…

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Announcing Grants for Advocacy Non-Profits

The Ethereum Foundation is allocating 1 million USD in grant funding to organizations that educate governments and policymakers about Ethereum and blockchain technology. We encourage others in the Ethereum community…

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