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BNB Chain News (May 12th-19th)

2023.5.19  •  4 min read
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BNB Chain News RETURNS with the latest thrilling updates from our ecosystem!

This week, we've got a sizeable update on our tech progress listed below and also completed BNB Greenfield's Maintenance Upgrade. You'll also find the latest progress from BNB Chain Kickstart and AvengerDao.

As always, we're here to support devs in creating a bright future for Web3. Let's keep building together.

New Projects on BNB Chain 🔥

Tech Updates 💻

Upgrade: Avoid modifying RialtoGenesisHash and restart during testing in rialtoNet #1621

  • Description: If a code upgrade in the test network for QA is needed, we need to restart bsc after modifying RialtoGenesisHash.
  • Rationale: To accommodate for the latest code upgrade, the latestUpgrade has been added.
  • Notable Changes: The primary change is the addition of the latestUpgrade to point towards the most recent code upgrade.
  1. Feature: Enable Berlin EIPs #1608
  • Description: This includes BerlinBlock in BSCChainConfig, thereby enabling the following Berlin EIPs into the BSC:
  • EIP-2565: ModExp Gas Cost
  • EIP-2929: Gas cost increases for state access opcodes
  • EIP-2718: Typed Transaction Envelope
  • EIP-2930: Optional access lists
  • Rationale: The introduction of the Berlin upgrade to BSC.
  • Changes: This change enables the Berlin EIPs by adding the Berlin block number to BSC chain config. The HertzBlock for BSC is also introduced as an umbrella covering EIPs of Berlin and (potentially) subsequent London.
  1. Fix log: Verify vote attestation #1602
  1. Upgrade: Update PlatoUpgrade contracts code #1600
  1. Upgrade: Block height of Plato on testnet #1594
  • Description: FastFinality was activated on the BSC Testnet on May 17, 2023. If successful on the testnet, it is projected to be enabled on Mainnet around mid-July.

Ecosystem Highlights 🌎

🔸 TraderJoe Launches FullSend SZN 2
🔸 BNB Chain Completes Tour of Latin American Countries
🔸 Gaimin Gladiators Win ESL One Berlin ‘Dota 2’ Major
🔸 BNB Greenfield Maintenance Upgrade Complete

BNB Chain in the News 📰

🔸 Weekly DEX Volume on BNB Chain Hits Highest in a Year

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We're dedicated to fostering a vibrant community that empowers developers to create innovative solutions that improve the Web3 experience. To achieve this, we are thrilled to announce the BNB Greenfield Content Contest as one of our ecosystem bounties on BNB Greenfield.

This initiative invites developers and technology enthusiasts to discuss various challenges and solutions in the decentralized storage space, as well as the requirements for the ultimate storage infrastructure that will serve the next billion users in Web3.

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