In his Valentine’s report “Ethereum R&D Roundup: Valentine’s Day Edition“, Vitalik Buterin speaks about the current Ethereum development:
- During the last two months, there has been progress in the implementation of zk-SNARKs, in collaboration with the Zcash team.
- Vitalik Buterin, Vlad Zamfir and some others have continued on the “proof of stake” front. The focus of their work has been on scaling and protocol economics.
- The inclusion of several EIPs (Ethereum Improvement Proposal) into Metropolis was approved in two core developer meetings. The EIP system itself has been updated.
- Work on programming languages, Mist, Swarm, ENS and the associated infrastructure is continuing very fast.
A lot happened in the Ethereum-World after the stressful security problems in the past year. The Ethereum core development and research teams can now work with full force on the implementation of Metropolis – the 3rd phase. The phases are summarized here: The phases of Ethereum.