Today’s podcast is on @danrobinson’s  medium post “Ethereum is a dark forest”  (the reference being of course the famous book from the Three Body Problem series [2,3]) where he describes how in Ethereum’s mempool everyone raising the head gets sniped.
A few days ago we had the reorganisation of the Ethereum Classic chain that was initially attributed to the mistake of a miner who has been disconnected from the network for 12 hours. Turns out it was an attack, and he or she made $5.6m out of it. Interestingly the playbook followed is well known , ht @edmund_schuster.
After the podcast on German ship finance I made two weeks ago  I have come across another German platform because of an pretty extensive interview in BTC Echo  and some other news in German media . It turns out that those guys have been around for a while, there was a very good article on them in February  and an even earlier one last October , so it might well be that this is part of a concerted media push.
In the last days there were two Ethereum transactions  that paid about $2.6m in transaction fees each, which even for Ethereum is a bit on the high side . After the first transaction there were two major theories: fat fingers, and money laundering . Now a third one has been added . So what was it?
As BeInCrypto reports  based on a report by Ryan Watkins of Messari [2,3] now about half of the total Ethereum market cap is in ERC20 tokens. That can have security implications for the Ethereum eco system.