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Ethereum Cat Herders Podcast

31 EpisodesProduced by Ethereum Cat HerdersWebsite

In depth interviews with the people building our ecosystem and beyond


PEEPanEIP#84: Akula and TheMerge with Artem Vorotnikov

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Topics covered

3:15 - At which point the Erigon team decided to move to a full client implementation?
7:06 - Akula different from Erigon & Silkworm
10:35 - Can you talk a little bit about a modular client design? Why was selected for the full client development of Akula.
16:00 - Database, Sync time and other advantages
18:40 - Akula EVM and EVMODIN
21:08 - Is Akula ready for users?
22:35 - Particular user target base
23:15 - Plan of adding mining feature
24:15 - Akula in Merge devnet/event
27:18 - Sepolia post-merge upgrade
28:10 - Best CL client combo? 30:10 - Future of Akula - Client Diversity
31:45 - Best place for resources
32:38 - What Telegram?
34:55 - Any message for the community?


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