Amphora merge interop; optimizing validators; paving the way for Ethereum Consensus light clients; and a call to action from our devs

Lodestar is ChainSafe’s Ethereum Consensus (Eth2) client built with TypeScript. Lodestar provides highly accessible tooling libraries that benefit the entire Ethereum ecosystem. Our libraries are written in idiomatic TypeScript, making them accessible to a broad swath of developers. Additionally, Lodestar will feature heavily in the Ethereum Consensus ecosystem as light-client…


An analysis of the many cross-chain communication protocols connecting crypto-space

But first, what is a bridge?


An update from the last month of work on Forest

Forest is ChainSafe’s Rust implementation of the Filecoin protocol. Rust provides a foundation for building blockchains with memory safety and performance as a priority. Filecoin is an open-source blockchain-based decentralized storage network. Check out this primer by former Forest Tech Lead Austin Abell to learn more about the project. …


Achievement unlocked! Full sync to Polkadot, and other updates from the Gossamer team

For those who are unfamiliar, Gossamer is an implementation of the Polkadot Host, formerly known as the Polkadot Runtime Environment. To learn more about what exactly that is, watch our introductory talk from DotCon during Berlin Blockchain Week.

We recently celebrated our most significant milestone: achieving full sync with Polkadot…


The latest from ChainSafe’s Filecoin implementation in Rust

Forest is ChainSafe’s Rust implementation of the Filecoin protocol. Rust provides a foundation for building blockchains with memory safety and performance as a priority. Filecoin is an open-source blockchain-based decentralized storage network. Check out this primer by former Forest Tech Lead Austin Abell to learn more about the project.

Also…


Announcing a new grant from the Mina Foundation

ChainSafe is proud to announce we have been awarded a grant by the Mina Foundation to build an additional implementation of the Mina Protocol to improve the network’s resilience and accessibility. …


This article was co-authored by Cayman Nava & Colin Schwarz

As we shared in our last update, the Lodestar team has been focused on taking the final steps towards having a stable Beacon node and validator client. We are very excited to share that this past month, we were able…


This article was co-authored by Cayman Nava & Colin Schwarz

Last month, when the Medalla testnet launched, we learned a lot about where Lodestar was lacking, and where we needed focus. At the highest level, our takeaway is we need a stable client before moving on to anything else, so…


Production Drand Network

We are proud to announce that ChainSafe has joined the League of Entropy (LoE) network! Fellow participants include Cloudflare, C4DT, EPFL, Emerald Onion, Ethereum Foundation, IC3, Kudelski Security, Protocol Labs, PTisp, UCL, University of Chile and more to come!

What is Drand?

Drand is a randomness beacon, written in Golang, that produces unpredictable…


A lot has been accomplished since we began this project nine months ago. The team is making great progress towards having a complete Filecoin node implementation written in Rust.

During the first six months, the majority of our effort went towards building the Virtual Machine and Syncing components. The Virtual…

Ben Adar Hyman

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