Various Eth2.0 research updates and clarifications were put out during Devcon:
- Eth2 shard chain simplification proposal – “Shard count is reduced from 1024 to 64. Shard count and block size can be increased over time if desired, eg. eventually going up to 1024 shards / 1 MB blocks after 10 years.”
- The eth1 -> eth2 transition – “Existing applications will keep running with no change. All account balances, contract code and contract storage (this includes ERC20 balances, active CDPs, etc etc) will carry over.”
- Cross-shard DeFi composability
- Partially sharding single-threaded apps: a design pattern
“In a world that is increasingly connected, and where our information is increasingly cataloged, duplicated, shared, and sold, maintaining our expected levels of privacy can be a challenge.
These technologies, and many others being developed in the space, are great indicators that privacy on the Ethereum network has been gaining increasing attention and advances that may soon receive a massive boost.”
“As Dem Debate IV passes, legitimate challengers to the Warren-Biden duopoly have begun to take shape. The two names which fit this bill are Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.
Meanwhile, odds for the 2020 Presidential election nearly became even on Sunday, with Warren pulling within .04 of incumbent Donald Trump (.35 vs .39).”