Gnosis Core Devs Call Notes March 8, 2023

March 8, 2023
Armagan Ercan

Participants: Erigon, Gateway, Nethermind, Geth, Gnosis DevOps, Gnosis Core Devs, Gnosis DevRels, Gnosis Comms team and the contributors.

In this meeting, after a quick update was received from Chain Infra and Client teams, devnet planning was discussed in the Withdrawals process. Test processes continue. In addition, new positions were evaluated for needs.

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Client Team Updates


  • Nethermind: Managed to get the contract deployed on devnet. Will figure things out with Lion async
  • Erigon: No update
  • Geth: No update


  • Prysm: No update

Chain Infra

  • Gateway : Close to final setup for a bridge validator for Chiado. Hopefully this week. If it works, they’ll go to mainnet with the same config

Withdrawals contract

  • Adam reached out, the audit is ready
  • Lion will follow up with that


  • Contract deployment issues
  • Ownership: See hiring
  • Nethermind is maintaining the current DevNet short term
    Carlos, Lion and maybe someone from Gateway will maintain them. The current devnet is mostly internal for Nethermind
    It has a very low amount of validators. For a public one we should create a new devnet. Maybe we can still open it at least to Erigon so they can start testing
    Infra (explorers etc) are already mostly set up
    Lion is suggesting to use Nimbus’ explorer (which is way more minimal) in case can’t keep up
    The withdrawal address contract isn’t known in advance, which is a bit problematic. Ideally we should have create2 deployments so that the address is known in advance
    The address should be identical across deployments to make things easier
  • Needs to be deployed with the same EOA. Ruben will try to get this to work
  • New larger devnet: We’ll give one week of notice to allow everyone to spin up infra


  • Hive
    Max brought in by Anna. He’s working with the Gateway team and moved to Erigon. Worked on the Hive tests to figure out the differences between Ethereum and Gnosis
    Crafted a new genesis for Gnosis. Went down a rabbit hole with dependencies and adapting the tests to work with Gnosis. Will ask questions regarding the network
    Commitment unclear


Philippe officially taking over as TPM “Core Devs”!

  • Hiring Roles
    QA: maintain test suite (Hive tests, etc)
    DevOps: DevNets, Shadowforks, Testnets
    Where headcount will sit: Gnosis, or with a core team
    Need help with JDs + recruiting

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