EthHub Weekly #193

Polygon Miden announced, ConsenSys raises $200mil, Binance adds Arbitrum support and much more!


Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)


🤪 Crypto Mania

So much happened this week in the crypto ecosystem from the Sotheby’s auction that ConstitutionDAO bid on, to the drama on crypto twitter over the weekend to all of the project updates listed below - crypto is many things but boring is not one of them! If you’d like to hear Eric and I’s thoughts on all of this, be sure to tune into this weeks Into the Ether podcast.

I also wanted to wish Cryptocurrency Jobs a happy 4th birthday - it’s quite the achievement!

Have a great week everyone!
- Anthony


News of the Week

🤔 Crypto.com Spent $700 Million to Rename Staples Center in Los Angeles

Crypto.com has struck a 20-year deal with AEG, the owner and operator of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, to rename one of the most famous sports and entertainment venues in the U.S.

Staples Center, the official home to four professional sports franchises — basketball’s Lakers, Clippers and Sparks, and ice hockey’s Kings — will be renamed to Crypto.com Arena. The center has also hosted over 15 GRAMMY Awards shows. The upcoming GRAMMY Awards in January will also be held at the same center.

Crypto.com has agreed to pay AEG $700 million for the naming rights, a source with knowledge of the deal told The Block. This makes it one of the largest sponsorship deals in sports history.

⚖️ Bill to Limit New IRS Reporting Requirements to Enter Congress

Representatives Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) introduced a new bill to restrict the IRS definition of digital asset broker, a contentious point within the newly passed infrastructure bill.

The bill — called The Keep Innovation in America Act — aims to rewrite new definitions for a broker in the infrastructure bill that President Biden signed into law on Monday. Those definitions were part of a late-stage legislative brawl in the Senate. Truncated proceedings on the infrastructure bill limited normal debate. 

"We can fix these poorly constructed standards and ensure they are compatible with how this new technology actually works," said McHenry when announcing the bill.


Project Updates

EF Announces Advocacy Grants

The Ethereum Foundation is allocating 1 million USD in grant funding to organizations that educate governments and policymakers about Ethereum and blockchain technology. We encourage others in the Ethereum community to support their important work.

What’s New in Eth2 - 19 November 2021

Updates on the Beacon Chain, The Merge, staking and more in this weeks edition of Ben’s eth2 newsletter.

ConsenSys Raises $200 Million

ConsenSys has raised $200 million tipping its valuation to over $3.2 billion, according to an announcement. Its investors include HSBC, Coinbase Ventures and Marshall Wace. ParaFi and Thirdpoint also invested in the raise.

StarkWare Raises $50 Million

The Series C round was led by Sequoia with participation from a bunch of other investors.

Polygon Unveils Miden

Polygon Miden is an advanced ZK Rollup. ZK Rollups are very promising, but currently, it's hard for them to support arbitrary logic and transactions, such as those happening on Ethereum. Polygon Miden will solve this challenge using its core component - Miden VM.

Maple Finance Offers Syndicated Loans

DeFi platform Maple Finance has created another permissioned lending pool, one designed to make it easier for institutional investors to lend money.

Binance Adds Arbitrum Support

Users can now deposit to Binance from the Arbitrum One network with withdrawal support being added soon.

Connext Adds Optimism

Users can now instantly transfer assets to/from Optimism directly from other L2’s and sidechains using Connext.

StarkNet Alpha 4 Released

Alpha 4 was released last week on Goerli. This version is the Mainnet release candidate and, if everything goes according to plan, will be deployed on Mainnet by the month’s end.

Polygon Donating $1mil to Gitcoin

Polygon has committed $1 million to Gitcoin in support of digital public goods, making one of the largest donations to the decentralized funding platform for open-source projects.

PSP Token Introduced

The PSP token is the native governance token of ParaSwap - a decentralized exchange aggregator.

Introducing SDL

SDL is the governance token for Saddle DAO which manages the Saddle Finance protocol.

Introducing DeFrag

DeFrag is a decentralized non-custodial liquidity market protocol where borrowers can use NFT assets as collateral.

Aave Arc Market Introduced

Aave Arc provides an isolated Aave market and a sandbox environment for institutions to experience the power of DeFi: transparency, decentralized governance, rapid innovation, automated smart contract-based execution, liquidity, and programmability.

AugurDAO Introduced

AugurDAO is the final act and curtain call of the Forecast Foundation: the last remaining piece of the puzzle to set Augur free into a world in which it can be iterated on and developed without the constraints or limitations that have fettered the Foundation up to this point.

Gallery Raises $2.69 Million

The round was led by Collab+Currency, alongside Distributed Global, Lattice Capital, Palm Tree Crew (Kygo), Galaxy Interactive, FlamingoDAO, Scalar Capital, and The LAO. Coinbase Ventures and Dapper Labs participated in the round as strategic investors.

Spectral Raises $6.75 Million

The round was led by Polychain Capital with participation from Galaxy Digital, Social Capital, ParaFi Capital and others.

The Aperture - Vol. 3

Updates on the Portal Network.


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EthHub Weekly #192

OVM 2.0 upgrade now live, Arrow Glacier is coming, DAI Wormhole detailed and much more!


Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)


News of the Week

🐦 Twitter Forms new Crypto Team to Incorporate Decentralized Tech Into the Platform

The social media firm Twitter is building out a new crypto team to add crypto, blockchain and decentralized technology into the popular social media platform. 

The Financial Times reported Wednesday that Twitter has hired Tess Rinearson to be its crypto engineering lead.

Rinearson also took to Twitter to reveal plans for what the crypto team will focus on in the near future. First, they'll grow decentralized apps (DApps) for creators to manage virtual goods, currencies and ways for their fans to support their community.

Farther down the road, Rinearson hinted that her team will look to crypto tech to augment identity, community and ownership on Twitter. 

⚖️ SEC Rejects VanEck’s Spot Bitcoin ETF

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected a proposed effort to list a spot bitcoin exchange-traded fund.

The agency, which regulates securities markets in the U.S., had previously punted its final determination on VanEck's proposed fund. The most recent delay took place in September, setting the stage for a final deadline of November 14 (though it was expected sometime Friday given the weekend timing).

"This order disapproves the proposed rule change," the SEC said in its notice, published Friday. "The Commission concludes that BZX has not met its burden under the Exchange Act and the Commission’s Rules of Practice to demonstrate that its proposal is consistent with the requirements of Exchange Act Section 6(b)(5), in particular, the requirement that the rules of a national securities exchange be “designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices” and “to protect investors and the public interest.”


Project Updates

Arrow Glacier is Coming

The upgrade will go live on the Ethereum mainnet at block 13,773,000 around December 8th. The only change included is one to push back the difficulty bomb to June 2022.

OVM 2.0 Now Live

The Optimistic Ethereum network has now been upgraded to be EVM equivalent and projects interested in deploying on the network can apply using this form.

SIWE Library Released

The ‘Sign in With Ethereum’ library will allow developers to build their own SIWE infrastructure.

New Ethereum Node Crawler

This open-source Ethereum node crawler attempts to track all of the nodes that are live on the Ethereum network.

zkSync Integrates with Chainlink

With this integration, zkSync will give developers access to a high-quality source of market data that reflects full market coverage, is historically reliable during market volatility, and is provably secure against data manipulation attacks like flash loans

Coinbase Wallet Now a Standalone Extension

Users can now can browse dapps, access thousands of cryptocurrencies, trade on decentralized exchanges (DEXes), earn interest, and collect NFTs, all by using the new Coinbase Wallet browser extension.

Uniswap Protocol Shows Off New Branding

The brand update creates separate visual identities between the Uniswap Protocol and Uniswap Labs, further defining the function, responsibilities, and governance of each.

Uniswap Adds 0.01% Fee Tier

Pools can now be created on Uniswap v3 using the new 0.01% fee tier - perfect for stablecoin pools.

MetaMask and Ledger Integration Fixed

The teams have built a new Ledger + MetaMask integration on Chrome and the integration now works seamlessly again.

Copper Integrates with Polygon

The Copper team announced that it will be integrating and going live with Ethereum scaling solution Polygon on the 22nd of November.

DAI Wormhole Detailed

The DAI Wormhole will allow users to teleport DAI between L2s while being fast, cheap, and secure at the same time.

Connext Ecosystem Grants Program Announced

The Connext Ecosystem Grants Program’s aim is to fund promising individuals and projects to build and contribute to growing the network.

Across Protocol Live on Mainnet

Across Protocol makes it possible to bridge USDC, ETH, and UMA from Arbitrum back to L1 Ethereum with more networks coming soon.


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EthHub Weekly #191

ENS to decentralize, new merge testnet, Rocket Pool gets a mainnet date, Aave v3 detailed and much more!


Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)


[Sponsored] The DeFi Saver team, the guys that help you sleep better at night with automated liquidation protection services, just released an all-new portfolio tracker.

The major overhaul includes a completely new design for tracking your portfolio value, active DeFi positions, and token assets within your wallet. The new account overview now provides detailed information on each of your positions with the breakdown of supplied and loaned assets, as well as claimable rewards from the respective protocols. With support added for numerous DeFi protocols, you can now also track your LP position across major DEXes using DeFi Saver, including Uniswap v2 and v3, SushiSwap, Curve, and Balancer.

Earlier last week, the DeFi Saver team introduced support for MakerDAO’s new wstETH-A Vault type, enabling users to borrow DAI against wstETH, or convert existing ETH Maker Vaults into wstETH, allowing them to borrow against their yield-bearing, staked tokens, all with automatic liquidation support from the get-go!

If you haven't already, make sure to check out DeFiSaver.com today and stay tuned for many more updates by the end of the year.


News of the Week

🇨🇳 10% of China’s Population Have Opened Digital Yuan Wallets, Per PBoC Official

The number of users of China's digital yuan, also known as the e-CNY, has increased by more than six times over the past four months.

That's according to Mu Changchun, head of the Digital Currency Research Institute at the People's Bank of China, who said in the Hong Kong Fintech Week conference that 140 million individuals in China have activated their e-CNY wallets.

That number is about 10% of China's total population and has sharply increased since July when the PBoC said in its first-ever e-CNY white-paper that 20 million retail digital yuan wallets were opened as of June 30.

In addition, Mu said the number of corporate e-CNY wallets has nearly tripled to 10 million from 3.5 million four months ago. The volume of transactions made through the e-CNY has jumped to 150 million with the total worth amounting to 62 billion yuan, or $9.7 billion, he added during the conference. 

🎥 Quentin Tarantino to Auction Six Uncut Scripts for Pulp Fiction as NFTs

Film director Quentin Tarantino is putting six uncut and never-before-seen scenes from cult classic Pulp Fiction up for auction.

The scenes are being sold as NFTs on the OpenSea marketplace. 

Visually, the NFTs take the form of iconic moments from the Pulp Fiction movie. But they also contain secret content, including uncut first draft scripts of Pulp Fiction — along with custom commentary from Tarantino. 

These NFTs will be made using Secret Network and put live on the Ethereum blockchain. Secret Network enables the NFTs to both have public and private data. As a result, only the token holder is able to access the private data at any point in time.

Tarantino also plans to sell a seventh NFT in the near future at a formal auction house (such sales typically take place at Christie’s or Sotheby’s). 


Project Updates

Finalized No. 31

In this update, Danny Ryan details the recent Beacon Chain reorg attacks, the mitigations for those attacks and more.

What’s New in Eth2 - 5 November 2021

Your regular cadence of eth2 updates from Ben on Altair, Kintsugi, vulnerabilities, MEV, and more.

Ethereum Arrow Glacier Upgrade

Arrow Glacier is the 3rd network upgrade planned for the proof of work chain of the Ethereum Network in 2021. It is scheduled to go live on December 8th.

Kintsugi Merge Testnet Announced

Throughout November, all of the EL and CL clients will be brought up to spec, initial interop exercises will be performed, and a series of weekly testnets will be built. All of this will culminate in the launch of a persistent devnet at the end of November to observe (and break!) through the holidays.

EF ESP Q2 Allocation Update

In Q2 the EF Ecosystem Support Program awarded a total of $7.8m to Ethereum builders.

Matter Labs Raises $50 Million

The Series B financing round was led by a16z and included existing investors Placeholder, Dragonfly Capital and 1kx with participation from many ecosystem participants.

Rocket Pool Gets Mainnet Date

Rocket Pool, the decentralized Ethereum staking pool, will be going live on the 9th of November 2021.

ENS Token and DAO Announced

The ENS team has announced that they are decentralizing governance of the system by issuing a native token ($ENS) and creating a DAO.

Aave v3 Detailed

Aave v3 comes with a host of new features including Portal, High Efficiency Mode, Risk Management Improvements and much more.

Angle Live on Mainnet

Angle Protocol has officially been deployed on the Ethereum mainnet and allows users to mint & burn the agEUR stablecoin using USDC or DAI.

Warp Now Supports Composability

Warp now supports composability (contract to contract calls). In this update, the team goes through an example of transpiling & deploying two Solidity contracts: an ERC20 contract and a contract to interact with it.

Axie Infinity Launches Ronin Dex

Users can now deposit liquidity and swap tokens. RON rewards will be activated for the AXS/ETH & SLP/ETH pools soon.

deBridge Testnet 2.0 Deployed

Users can now try out the new version of the testnet to experience bridging assets with deBridge.

Ember Sword and Immutable Partner Up

The Ember Sword game will be migrating to Immutable X which will allow for much greater scalability and a smoother user experience.

Immutable Partners with Playco

500 million players will be able to access gas-free + carbon-neutral NFTs on their favourite games across FB, TikTok, Snapchat & more by using Immutable X.

StarkWare and Argent Partner Up

The strategic partnership will see Argent tap into StarkWare’s scalability solutions for its wallet infrastructure.

DAI Direct Deposit Module Launched

This module gives Aave privileged access to mint DAI once the test debt ceiling is raised. This marks a transition point from Maker as a commercial lender to Maker as the financial backbone of DeFi.

SpruceID Raises $7.5 Million

Ethereal Ventures and Electric Capital led the round, with Alameda Research, Coinbase Ventures and Protocol Labs joining in.

Loopring Block Explorer Released

Users can now easily parse through Loopring L2 blocks and data as well as download/export their own transaction data.

Notional V2 Now Live

Notional v2 is a major upgrade to the platform with better security, more liquidity and better capital efficiency.

Ribbon Treasury Announced

Ribbon Treasury is a new product line that helps DAO treasuries generate yield on their native assets.


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EthHub Weekly #190

Facebook rebrands to Meta, Optimism introduces EVM equivalence, Across Protocol announced, Phonon introduced and much more!


Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)


[Sponsored] DeFi users, you no longer need to pay expensive and unpredictable interest rates on your ETH-backed loans. Liquity, an immutable and governance-free borrowing protocol, allows you to borrow interest-free against your ETH. Loans are paid out in LUSD — a USD pegged stablecoin, and need to maintain a minimum collateral ratio as low as 110%. Get started here.


🎉 Conference Season

The last conference I attended was EthDenver in February of 2020 - then the pandemic hit and I’ve been stuck at home in Melbourne for the better part of 2 years. Though over the last few months crypto conferences have had a resurgence and there’s been plenty of event such as Mainnet in NYC and EthLisbon in, you guessed it, Lisbon.

The one conference everyone is itching to go to is Devcon VI in Bogota, Colombia and over the weekend it was announced that it will take place in late 2022 with another related conference being teased for early 2022. While I’ll hopefully be attending both of these conferences, I think the first conference I’ll be attending since EthDenver in 2020 will be… EthDenver in February 2022 - how poetic - and I hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Have a great week everyone!


News of the Week

🤔 Facebook Rebrands to Meta and Announces Focus on the Metaverse

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday at his company’s Connect event that its new name will be Meta. “We are a company that builds technology to connect,” Zuckerberg said. “Together, we can finally put people at the center of our technology. And together, we can unlock a massively bigger creator economy.”

“To reflect who we are and what we hope to build,” he added. He said the name Facebook doesn’t fully encompass everything the company does now, and is still closely linked to one product. “But over time, I hope we are seen as a metaverse company.”

⚖️ Financial Action Task Force Releases Finalized Crypto Guidance with Clarifications on DeFi and NFTs

The Financial Action Task Force has released revised and finalized crypto guidance, containing clarifications on who falls under its recommended requirements.

The global anti-money laundering watchdog first issued its virtual asset guidance in 2019. That draft called for crypto exchanges and money transmitters — which it refers to as virtual asset service providers (VASPs) — to meet standards applied to traditional financial companies. Much of this proposed approach focused on a so-called travel rule, which asked VASPs to collect and transmit originator and beneficiary information on parties participating in a transaction. 

Since then, some jurisdictions have begun the process of implementing these standards, and the FATF has continued to review and amend its draft guidance. The body has also conducted reviews of the implementation process in jurisdictions and absorbed industry feedback on its proposed standards.


Project Updates

Introducing EVM Equivalence

In this post, the Optimism team explains why they believe that EVM Equivalence — complete alignment with the Ethereum Virtual Machine specification— will become the next universal standard across the L2 space.

StarkNet Alpha 3 on Testnet

Highlights include an improved testing framework, improved compilation time and syntax for short strings.

Across Protocol Announced

The Across Protocol bridge allows users to take a short-term loan on L1. This loan is trustlessly guaranteed using transaction insurance.

0xPARC Announced

0xPARC is a new organization supporting decentralized application R&D. The aim is to foster a budding community of researchers, developers, thinkers, and builders - a distributed "skunk works" for the Ethereum and decentralized tech ecosystems.

Phonon Introduced

Phonon is a powerful new scaling and privacy primitive for the entire crypto ecosystem. The protocol uses secure hardware to allow users to transact off-chain, endowing any cryptocurrency with all the properties of a cash transaction: fast, free, and privacy-preserving.

Yield Protocol V2 is Live in Beta

New features include multiple new collateral types, more stablecoins to borrow, improved use of gas & transactions and more.

Adobe Introduces Content Credentials

Content Credentials is Adobe’s new way to provide and assess digital content provenance and attribution.

Alchemy Raises $250 Million

The Series C round was led by a16z with participation from Lightspeed and Redpoint and existing investors Coatue, Addition, DFJ, and Pantera.

Immutable and ESL Partner Up

ESL is the world’s leading e-sports company and they have teamed up with Immutable X to build CS:GO NFTs on Ethereum.

DeversiFi Updates

Updates include multi hop swaps, a complete new UI, an improved deposit & withdrawal process and more.

Hyype Guarded Launch Now Live

The guarded launch includes support for popular NFT series such as CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club, Cool Cats and many more.

Lyra Launches Ignition

Ignition is a 6-week journey to launch the LYRA token and transform Lyra into DeFi’s volatility engine.

Balancer and CowSwap Team Up

CowSwap is now integrated in Balancer natively and brings together features such as gasless trading, MEV protection, minimized fees and more.

Sismo DAO Introduced

The Sismo DAO members, also called Zikies, are the friends of Sismo. They coordinate through their governance-power-bearing ENS subdomains (eg. ziki1337.sismo.eth), which they claimed for free on sismo.io. Today, the Sismo DAO voting method is 1 subdomain = 1 vote. This, of course, can be changed in the future.

Perpfect Game Introduced

The Perpfect Game, the trading competition for Perp v2 testnet, is a different kind of game. The addresses that can join the game are pre-selected and put into 10 different teams based on the value of the tokens each address holds on 10/22 (Sat.) at 21:00 (UTC+8).


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EthHub Weekly #189

Altair is coming, Obol Network raises $6.15 million, Connext Explorer released, Polygon & DraftKings partner up and much more!


Curated by Anthony Sassano (@sassal0x) and Eric Conner (@econoar)


[Sponsored] Following 8 months of development and 4 months on the Ethereum Rinkeby and Kovan testnets, Solace launched on mainnet and is now available to provide the most comprehensive DeFi coverage protection. 

Our risk management protocol offers various coverage policies for liquidity providers, DAOs, or the DeFi protocols themselves. As of today’s launch it offers coverage policies for users on the popular Ethereum-based DeFi platforms like Aave, Compound, and Uniswap. 

Solace features a single capital pool to underwrite risk across every policy offered. This pool is funded by capital providers, who earn revenue from policy sales and Solace incentives. Claims are automatically validated within the Solace network and payout in a single transaction. The platform calculates exactly how much was lost and pays it out to the policyholder. Try Solace today by clicking here!


🥩 Altair Week

The first network upgrade for the eth2 Beacon Chain, Altair, is scheduled to go live this week on October 27th at 10:56:23am UTC - more details in this post. The main features of this upgrade are: sync committees to support light clients, incentive accounting reforms to reduce spec complexity, and penalty parameter updates towards their planned maximally punitive values. After this upgrade is live, most core developer resources will be fully focused on The Merge which, by my own estimate, should happen somewhere in Q2 of 2022 - exciting times ahead!

I was on a live Twitter spaces last week hosted by Cryptex with Preston Van Loon and Hunter - you can find the recording of that here.


News of the Week

⚖️ New York Joins Crackdown on Crypto Lending, Seemingly Targeting Nexo and Celsius

On October 18, the New York Attorney General Letitia James announced cease and desist letters to two cryptocurrency lending firms. Another three firms received requests for information on corporate ownership and handling of user deposits.

The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) redacted the names of the firms under scrutiny. However, the cease-and-desist retained the names "Nexo Letter," while the request for information was labeled "Celsius Letter" upon initial publication, though the OAG subsequently corrected its files. The names implicate two of the largest lending platforms.

The Nexo cease-and-desist letter says that the OAG considered the firm's failure to register as a broker-dealer a violation of the Martin Act. BlockFi, a leading competitor, has been unavailable in New York since 2020. 

💰 Coinbase Spent Nearly $800k on Lobbying in Q3 2021

Leading crypto exchange Coinbase has massively ramped up its lobbying work in recent months, according to new lobbying disclosures.

Indeed, the lobbying disclosures from the third quarter of 2021 show that Coinbase has become one of the biggest spenders in crypto. Notably, the exchange re-registered its internal lobbying program in September. According to an October 20 disclosure, Coinbase revealed that Q3 spending on lobbying hit $625,000.

That amount comes from a firm that briefly registered to lobby back in 2015, spending a reported total of only $55,000 that whole year before terminating its registration at the beginning of 2016. 

Subsequently, Coinbase contracted lobbying firm Franklin Square Group for several years and onboarded law firm Steptoe & Johnson earlier in 2021. But Q3 2021 also saw the registration of contracts to lobby with a host of new firms, with reported spending of $170,000 on those companies.


Project Updates

What’s New in Eth2 - 22 October 2021

Updates on The Merge, the Pithos testnet, client diversity and much more in this weeks eth2 update from Ben.

Finalized No. 30

In this quick update, Danny Ryan reminds eth2 stakers to upgrade their nodes for Altair which goes live on October 27th.

The Aperture - Vol. 2

Continued work towards a public testnet for the State Network, client upgrades underway, lots of baseline functionality being built and more.

EF Grantee Roundup: September 2021

Updates on the SSZ.dev and CadCAD Edu projects that the EF has supported through grants.

Permissionless Bridging Live on Arbitrum

By default, any ERC20 token on L1 that isn't registered to a Gateway can now be permissionlessly bridged to the Standard ERC20 Gateway.

Obol Network Raises $6.15 Million

The round was led by Ethereal Ventures, a venture fund set up by ConsenSys founder Joseph Lubin, with participation from Coinbase Ventures, Acrylic Capital, and many others.

Obol also revealed their genesis community.

Sismo Introduced

Sismo builds up your Ethereum profile with anonymised attestations created from your other accounts.

Associated Press and Chainlink Team Up

The Associated Press will make its trusted economic, sports and race call datasets available to leading blockchains via Chainlink, the world’s largest decentralized network of oracles, enabling smart contracts on any blockchain to securely interact with the AP's real-world data.

The Greatest LARP Now Live

The Greatest LARP is a coordination game about coordination games. Moloch, the god of Coordination Failure, is winning. And you, must stop him at all costs. The game has 4 levels. On each level, you and your friends will complete a mission. Only then can you pass to the next level. Some levels may involve minting of NFTs. All proceeds go to support public goods on Gitcoin Grants, of course.

Royalty Registry Introduced

The goal of the Royalty Registry is to make it easy for marketplaces to use the appropriate on-chain royalty configurations and to make it possible for contracts that did not originally support on-chain royalties to add them.

Connext Explorer Unveiled

Connextscan is a community project built by the CoinHippo team that gives a realtime view into the Connext network.

Element Finance Raises $32 Million

The Series A round was led by Polychain Capital and includes previous investors Andreessen Horowitz, Placeholder, A_Capital, and Scalar Capital. New investors in the round include Advanced Blockchain, Republic, Rarestone, Yunt Capital, P2P Validator, Ethereal Ventures, and their limited partners; and Femboy Capital.

Timeswap Raises Seed Round

The round was led by Multicoin Capital, Mechanism Capital & Defiance Capital with participation from others.

Oasis Integrates Flash Mint Module

Multiply on Oasis now uses the Maker Protocol Dai Flash Mint Module which will allow users to save up to 30% in fees.

Amun Launches PECO

The PECO token is an index to provide investors an easy and low cost way to invest in Polygon’s vibrant and growing ecosystem.

Influence to Launch on StarkNet

Influence is a grand strategy space MMO and will launch on StarkNet to give users high scalability with low fees, instant actions, deeper mechanics and more.

WalletConnect Updates

New domain & website, WalletConnect Cloud live, v2.0 of the protocol is coming and more.

Polynomial Protocol Raises $1.1 Million

The pre-seed round was led by Acrylic, accompanied by Genblock Capital, and Caballeros Capital with participation from various angels.

cBridge 2.0 Testnet Now Live

cBridge 2.0 brings with it a simpler UX, lower cost, easier liquidity providing and much more.

Polygon and DraftKings Partner Up

DraftKings marketplace, a digital collectibles ecosystem, will live on the Polygon PoS chain and DraftKings will also become a validator node in the network.

Toucan Introduced

Toucan describes itself as public infrastructure for carbon markets running on open blockchains.


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