What if there was a protocol that enabled trustless custody of cross-chain assets at scale? There are plenty of privacy applications that could benefit from this merge, but perhaps the most accessible use-case is bringing the value of Bitcoin into the DeFi ecosystem without depending on trusted third parties. If all goes well, the Keep network and NuCypher network are about to join forces to overtake WBTC. We believe that this may be the first Web 3 protocol merger.

In the proposed NuCypher + Keep protocol merger, called “Keanu,” the economics of each asset will only be dictated by their…

We are happy to announce that DataHub’s read/write nodes and enriched APIs are officially available for all developers building applications within the Polkadot ecosystem! What’s better? Thanks to a grant from the Polkadot onchain treasury, we are offering a reimbursement on your monthly DataHub fee in DOT tokens. Sign-up now or learn more by reading below.

Why DataHub?

We built DataHub to empower blockchain application developers by opening a gateway to Web 3 protocols.

Building and running decentralized applications can be an extremely costly and difficult process without the right tools, knowledge, and resources. Developers usually need to run a node to…

Casper is a layer-one blockchain built for application development and scalability. It aims to support enterprise applications without compromising cost, decentralization, or security. Casper uses a CBC Casper-based Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus protocol called Highway to secure the network and verify transactions.

Casper is designed for enterprise developers to build private, permissioned, or private applications on the network. Casper spotlights their upgradable contracts for developers to change their applications over time and predictable gas fees.

Why Stake with Figment?

EXPERIENCED & TRUSTED

  • Figment is a venture-funded, registered Canadian company based in Toronto. Canada offers stability, rule of law, and clear crypto regulation.
  • Servicing the world’s largest CSPR holders.

Mina bills itself as the “world’s lightest blockchain.” Mina claims that their blockchain will always stay the same size (about 20 kilobytes) regardless of how many individuals use it. Twenty kilobytes is the equivalent of a handful of tweets. Because of this size, Mina will be downloadable by anyone who has basic storage and internet access. Staking MINA will allow MINA token holders to earn reward while helping secure the network.

Ready to stake? Head here.

Why Stake with Figment?

EXPERIENCED & TRUSTED

  • Figment is a venture-funded, registered Canadian company based in Toronto. Canada offers stability, rule of law, and clear crypto regulation.
  • Servicing the world’s largest…

Casper is a layer-one blockchain purpose-built for application development and scalability that aims to support applications without sacrificing usability, cost, decentralization, or security. On March 18th, Mrinal Manohar (CEO of Casper Labs) joined us in Staking Hub to answer all of our questions.

Staking Hub | Twitter | Staking Resources | Telegram | Figment

Casper | Twitter | Documentation | Discord | Blog | Website

Quick Takes

  • Casper is a “pure” Proof of Stake chain that is completely open and permissionless.
  • Built from scratch Virtual Machine that supports Rust and Assemblyscript.
  • Gas futures market will create more predictable fees on…

Anchor Protocol is an exciting new savings platform built on Terra that offers low-volatile and high-yield returns on Terra stablecoins deposits. On March 17th, Anchor Protocol went live and ANC was airdropped to LUNA stakers.

Based on the current distribution model, LUNA stakers will continue to earn ANC overtime for the next 2 years, and have the opportunity to earn additional ANC by participating in ANC LP staking pools on the Anchor Protocol platform. Learn more by reading below.

What is Anchor Protocol?

Built by Terraform Labs (the company behind Terra), Anchor Protocol is a savings, lending, and borrowing platform that offers high returns…

The Avalanche Learn Pathway is the fastest way for developers to learn how to build financial applications on Avalanche. Gain knowledge, complete tutorials, and earn AVAX. It’s that simple. Learn more by reading below.

Why Build on Avalanche?

Avalanche is an open-source platform for launching decentralized applications, new financial primitives, and interoperable blockchains. Developers who build on Avalanche can create powerful, reliable, and secure applications and custom blockchain networks with unique rulesets or build on existing private or public subnets.

Avalanche Offers:

  • Scalability
  • Usability
  • Interoperability
  • Fully customizable subnet architecture
  • The ability to build your blockchain and issue unique assets

The Avalanche ecosystem is growing quickly with…

Agoric is a smart contract DeFi platform designed to bring millions of developers to the DeFi frontier. On March 11th, Dean Tribble (CEO), Michael Fig (Software Engineer), and Rowland Graus (Product Manager) of Agoric joined us in Staking Hub to answer all of our questions.

Staking Hub | Twitter | Staking Resources | Telegram | Figment

Agoric | Twitter | Documentation | Discord | Blog | Website

Quick Takes

  • Agoric separates the asset transfer layer and the smart contract layer allowing for a safer and more secure experience for DeFi participants.
  • Composable “DeFi Legos” aim to power rapid ecosystem development…

Okay, so you’ve purchased cryptocurrency. You’ve got a wallet to store your tokens, and maybe you’re thinking of delegating them or trading them. You know the tokens you own are related to blockchain. But you’re not sure how or it seems like something too conceptual to understand. Maybe you’ve Googled it, and you’ve seen web pages that have huge blocks of text, or maybe there’s a bunch of confusing diagrams, and you think that you can’t understand it.

Let’s fix that.

Basics:

A blockchain is a list of records that are linked together using computationally secure methods (cryptography).

Blockchains are made…

Injective Protocol aims to be the first truly decentralized derivatives exchange allowing anyone with a price feed to create a market while offering traders zero gas fees. On March 8th, Injective Protocol’s CEO, Eric Chen and Head of Business Development, Mirza Uddin joined us in Staking Hub to answer all of our questions.

Staking Hub | Twitter | Staking Resources | Telegram | Figment

Injective Protocol | Twitter | Documentation | GitHub | Blog | Website

Quick Takes

  • Anyone has the ability to create trading pairs.
  • Bridges for all major Layer 1s like Ethereum, Avalanche & Polkadot in development.
  • Most…

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