Scaling stETH: Last month, Lido announced expansion plans involving stETH on Layer 2. This is good news for Ethereum stakers, who can now enjoy lower fees and a new suite of L2 DeFi apps.
Arbitrum Nova + Nitro: It was a busy month for Offchain Labs. Mid month, the team announced Arbitrum Nova, a new chain built on AnyTrust that optimizes for low cost transactions with strong security guarantees. On July 25, we learned the Arbitrum One upgrade to the Nitro tech stack is getting very close. At the time of writing, Arbitrum Nova is live and open to the public, and the Nitro upgrade is slated for August 31.
Algem: A liquid staking DeFi app on Astar Network.
Echelon Prime: A web3 ecosystem advancing the next generation of gaming.
Flowcarbon: Bringing carbon on chain, unlocking the speed and scale of crypto markets to protect the earth’s natural carbon sinks and finance planet-saving projects.
Silo Finance: A non-custodial lending protocol where users can borrow any crypto asset using any other asset as collateral.
VTVL (Previously Backer): Design token vesting schedules, automate distributions and manage your token cap table within one platform.
Chainproof: Insuring the Future of Web3
July marked an exciting milestone with the launch of Chainproof, the world’s first regulated smart contract insurer. Incubated by Quantstamp, backed by Sompo and reinsured by MunichRe, Chainproof offers regulated insurance against hacks for non-custodial smart contracts on a public decentralized blockchain. Learn more about the launch in our recent blog post or visit chainproof.co.
Curated by Quantstamp
Curated is hosted by Sabby (@sabsnft) and Tyler, members of Quantstamp’s NFT team. The podcast is a curated series of conversations with web3 founders and thought leaders on topics like NFTs, DAOs, and the metaverse.
Episode 11 features Lisa, a producer of Orchard Farm Productions along with Mila Kunis. Lisa shares her insight into how NFTs are helping Hollywood creatives, and ways to leverage the technology.
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EthCC: This month, several Quantstamp team members went to France for EthCC. In addition to pitching Chainproof, judging the hackathon, and a booth at the main venue, we also hosted a coworking space, a cocktail hour, and a live jazz event to wrap up the week! Thank you to everyone who visited our booth or stopped by one of our events.
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