Ethereum’s Berlin hard fork is live

PoS Round-Up is our focused biweekly report on the major news in and around the Proof of Stake ecosystem.

Ethereum’s Berlin hard fork is live

PoS Round-Up is our focused biweekly report on the major news in and around the Proof of Stake ecosystem.

Ethereum

The Berlin hard fork took place on Thursday, April 15, with improvements targeting gas prices and allowing for new kinds of transactions.

The OpenEthereum client experienced a consensus issue after the fork, but a solution was quickly made available by the team.

Ethereum Devs Fix Software After Berlin Upgrade Goes Awry - Decrypt
Ethereum coin breaking in two. Image: Shutterstock In brief Ethereum software clients priced a certain transaction…

More recently, Prysm nodes were temporarily unable to produce blocks, leading to small losses for some individual validators before Prysmatic was able to release a hotfix.

Tezos

Prominent gaming company Ubisoft has announced plans to become a baker on the Tezos network.

Gaming giant Ubisoft to become corporate baker on Tezos network
Ubisoft, the video game studio behind popular titles such as Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia and the Tom Clancy…

Celo

Echoing Tesla’s high-profile purchase of bitcoin, Deutsche Telekom has added an undisclosed number of Celo tokens to its balance sheet.

Deutsche Telekom invests in blockchain payments platform Celo
Deutsche Telekom has invested in Celo, a blockchain payments platform that allows mobile phone access to "decentralised…

Centrifuge

A real-world loan backed by DAI has been extended via MakerDAO and Centrifuge Tinlake.

DeFi 2.0 — First Real World Loan is Financed on Maker
Centrifuge & Maker collaboration goes live, New Silver become the first to connect DeFi to Real World Assets

IRISnet

We submitted an IRISnet proposal to establish governance parameter updates to streamline participation and tracking.

Cosmos

Decentralized cloud project Akash Network has enabled IBC transfers and connected to the Cosmos Hub.

stakefish

We held a live AMA with smart contract platform Agoric’s Product Lead Rowland Graus.

We caught up with our Cosmos grant.fish grantees, Chainapsis, the creators of Keplr wallet, and Confio, the team behind CosmWasm.

grant.fish Update: Chainapsis
Since our last interview, Chainapsis has continued to pursue more adoption in the Cosmos ecosystem with their now very…
grant.fish Update: Confio
Since our last interview, Confio has been hard at work building out CosmWasm and engaging in developer evangelism.

We rolled out support for CasperLabs Official’s scalable, enterprise-focused blockchain.

We also announced support for decentralized VPN service Sentinel in the Cosmos ecosystem.

Our Front-end Engineer Yuliya Grebenshchikova wrote an article explaining how she handles styling for right-to-left and vertically written languages for the stakefish website, which currently supports 16 languages.

Localizing Languages with Different Directionality
In this article, I will try to show and briefly explain how to prepare a website for localization, specifically for…

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