The provides a recap of the recent events in the Ethereum and crypto ecosystems. The podcast covers a range of topics including BlackRock’s re-filing for a spot BTC ETF, updates on the Holeky testnet, growth of RocketPool, closing of KZG contributions, introduction of the Sismo App Store, and the current market sentiment.
- BlackRock’s re-filing for spot BTC ETF: BlackRock, a major global investment management corporation, has re-filed for a spot Bitcoin ETF. This move is significant as it indicates growing institutional interest in the cryptocurrency sector.
- Holeky testnet overview updated: The Ethereum community has updated the overview of the upcoming Holeky testnet. This update reflects changes discussed during the second coordination call with developers, validators, and ecosystem players.
- RocketPool’s growth: RocketPool, a decentralized Ethereum staking pool, has passed 3,000 mini-pools. The host suggests that RocketPool’s growth is a positive sign for the Ethereum ecosystem.
- KZG contributions closing on July 23: The final round of contributions to the KZG ceremony is announced. The host emphasizes the importance of this event for the Ethereum community.
- Non-censoring ultrasound relayer: The host discusses the significance of a non-censoring ultrasound relayer, which makes up to 48% of the total network.
- Research on RocketPool voting: The host mentions research on on-chain RocketPool voting, highlighting its unique implementation.
- Introduction of the Sismo App Store: The Sismo App Store has been introduced, providing builders with the ability to leverage the power of Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKPs) for their communities.
- Market sentiment: The host discusses the current market sentiment, suggesting that the market needs to be convinced of a shift from a bear to a bull market.
- Bullish: The host expresses a bullish sentiment towards the Ethereum ecosystem, highlighting the growth of RocketPool and the introduction of the Sismo App Store. He also mentions the updated Holeky testnet overview and the final round of contributions to the KZG ceremony as positive developments.
- Bearish: There is no explicit bearish sentiment expressed in the podcast.
- Neutral: The host discusses the current market conditions and the need for the market to be convinced of a shift from a bear to a bull market. He also talks about BlackRock’s re-filing for a spot BTC ETF, indicating a neutral sentiment towards the broader crypto market.