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Core Devs Call - 2023/07/26

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Lion - dapplion
Hard Fork Coordinator
Validator Comms Lead @ Gnosis

Gnosis Core Devs Call Notes

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Welcome to the weekly Gnosis Core Devs Call, where members of the Gnosis team and contributors gather to discuss the latest developments and updates related to the Gnosis ecosystem. This meeting is held every Wednesday and serves as a platform for participants to collaborate and exchange ideas.

The participants of this call include representatives from various teams such as Erigon, Gateway, Nethermind, Geth, Gnosis DevOps, Gnosis Core Devs, Gnosis DevRels, Gnosis Comms team, and community contributors. The presence of diverse team members ensures that discussions are comprehensive and informative, with insights from multiple perspectives.

For those who missed the live meeting, a full recording is available on YouTube.

The Gnosis Core Devs Call is a crucial component of the Gnosis ecosystem. It provides an opportunity for participants to stay informed, share ideas and collaborate, thus driving innovation and progress within the Gnosis community.

July 26, 2023


  • Nethermind: Issue when fetching events (eth_getLogs) on a contract that hasn’t emitted said event yet {"jsonrpc":"2.0","result":[]}{"jsonrpc":"2.0","error":{"code":-32016,"message":"Request was canceled due to enabled timeout."},"id":null} There’s a setting on Json RPC to disable streaming Erigon will check the code as well No specific updates Working on a shadow fork with Carlos Not sure if it’s going to be ready before mainnet hard fork Withdrawing works just fine on Chiado Rechecking everything Fixed the “too many concurrent requests” issue

  • Erigon: There was an issue for block syncs for older blocks which was fixed in 2.48.1 Syncing from genesis works again Was probably introduced in 2.46 or 2.47 Working with Marcos for Hive tests

  • Geth: Nothing significant Talked to Philippe and Martin Calling the reward contract seems to work and return the correct result The root is still wrong Guillaume has several hypotheses The state might not be saved to the database after a system transaction Andrew from Erigon is getting Guillaume some traces for system transactions Gateway provided Guillaume with an Erigon archive node


Hive Tests


All one-click staking solutions are ready Dappnode Avado Stereum Sedge Deposit contract proxy upgraded on Monday Transaction: Implementation: Tests Old deposit: New deposit: 40% cheaper Gnosis deposit UI updated shortly afterwards on Monday (and was tested) But we coordinated badly around this and Gnosis Builders and Gateway weren’t ready / kept in the loop Totally our fault We broke a few projects Dappnode deposit Gateway launchpad Ankr liquid staking Stakewise Gnosis Builders deposit UI Party Streamed online Who wants to join?

Block Building

Can we use Nethermind? There seems to be some functionality, but not updated for Shapella? Can definitely make it work Can we use Erigon? Will check


Gnosis as a L2 thought experiment Polygon and Celo started talks about this

Chain Infra

  • Gateway Was the deposit UI updated? Apparently yes, tests pending The issue with Nethermind was fixed Decided to sync some Erigon nodes for non-archival mainnet to have some diversity

  • Potential issues for the next hard fork Short block times could be an issue because of bigger blocks and thus higher latency to get a block across the network Dapplion is questioning whether we actually even need blobs Philippe thinks we should have them to be compatible with mainnet, even if we have to have less than mainnet Martin also expected there to be demand The zkEVM L2 for Gnosis Pay would be an example There’s also some other partnerships with Spark / Fuel building on this This might actually become a huge selling point for Gnosis as we (and Lukso now) are the only other chains with a beacon chain and thus 4844 compatibility Changing the intervals for block building, attestation and aggregation would require consensus from all client devs