Ethereum Development Standards
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The Ethereum community has adopted many standards that help keep projects (such as Ethereum clients and wallets) interoperable across implementations, and ensure smart contracts and dapps remain composable.
- Introduction to EIPs
- List of EIPs(opens in a new tab)
- EIP GitHub repo(opens in a new tab)
- EIP discussion board(opens in a new tab)
- Introduction to Ethereum Governance
- Ethereum Governance Overview(opens in a new tab) March 31, 2019 - Boris Mann
- Ethereum Protocol Development Governance and Network Upgrade Coordination(opens in a new tab) March 23, 2020 - Hudson Jameson
- Playlist of all Ethereum Core Dev Meetings(opens in a new tab) (YouTube Playlist)
There are 3 types of EIPs:
- Standards Track: describes any change that affects most or all Ethereum implementations
- Meta Track(opens in a new tab): describes a process surrounding Ethereum or proposes a change to a process
- Informational Track(opens in a new tab): describes an Ethereum design issue or provides general guidelines or information to the Ethereum community
Furthermore, the Standard Track is subdivided into 4 categories:
- Core(opens in a new tab): improvements requiring a consensus fork
- Networking(opens in a new tab): improvements around devp2p and Light Ethereum Subprotocol, as well as proposed improvements to network protocol specifications of whisper and swarm.
- Interface(opens in a new tab): improvements around client API/RPC specifications and standards, and certain language-level standards like method names and contract ABIs.
- ERC(opens in a new tab): application-level standards and conventions
More detailed information on these different types and categories can be found in EIP-1(opens in a new tab)
- ERC-20 - A standard interface for fungible (interchangeable) tokens, like voting tokens, staking tokens or virtual currencies.
- ERC-1363(opens in a new tab) - Defines a token interface for ERC-20 tokens that supports executing recipient code after transfer or transferFrom, or spender code after approve.
- ERC-721 - A standard interface for non-fungible tokens, like a deed for artwork or a song.
- ERC-2309(opens in a new tab) - A standardized event emitted when creating/transferring one, or many non-fungible tokens using consecutive token identifiers.
- ERC-4400(opens in a new tab) - Interface extension for EIP-721 consumer role.
- ERC-4907(opens in a new tab) - Add a time-limited role with restricted permissions to ERC-721 tokens.
- ERC-777 - (NOT RECOMMENDED) A token standard improving over ERC-20.
- ERC-1155 - A token standard which can contain both fungible and non-fungible assets.
- ERC-4626 - A tokenized vault standard designed to optimize and unify the technical parameters of yield-bearing vaults.
Learn more about token standards.
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