Gnosis Core Devs Call Notes July 26, 2023

July 27, 2023
Armagan Ercan

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

Client Team Updates


  • 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
Deposit contract proxy upgraded on Monday
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
Gnosis Builders deposit UI
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

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