Protocol Weekly #17
Protocol Weekly is a newsletter to exclusively showcase the progress of layer-1 and Ethereum layer-2 protocols.
“Nothing significant in the decentralized space can be accomplished by any single entity alone, but instead requires the collective efforts across a wide range of players. Protocol Weekly is a good example of how collaboration between different projects can achieve something positive for the ecosystem. At Kyber, we are also 100% committed to working alongside everyone who is on the same mission — to create a more open, inclusive, and accessible global financial system. Together with the entire crypto ecosystem, we look forward to enabling the next phase of the tokenized world.”
- Loi Luu, CEO Kyber Network
From Alexandra Heller (Communications):
- The alpha release of Parity Fether is out. Parity Fether is a light client-based, decentralised Ethereum wallet. It paves the way for developers to embed light clients in their applications instead of relying on centralised nodes.
- The recording from Gavin Wood’s Substrate workshop is out. The workshop includes deploying a smart contract on the Substrate testnet.
- Thibaut Sardan wrote a new tutorial on setting up a private blockchain using Parity Ethereum, Aura consensus, and a dynamic validator set contract.
- CoinTelegraph covered the upcoming Substrate launch.
- Jack Fransham presented on “Parity Substrate: A Blockchain Framework with Magic Powers.”
- We have new job openings, including technical content creator.
From Shane Hong (Marketing):
- KyberSwap is Kyber’s in-house token swap platform, powered by our on-chain liquidity protocol. It is a fast, simple and secure way to exchange one ERC20 token for another. We recently launched our dedicated KyberSwap Twitter account to update users on any new token listing and other interesting developments. Follow us!
- Content Neutrality Network (CNN), EchoLink (EKO), Odyssey (OCN), Propy (PRO), Simple Token (OST), and Smartshare (SSP) are now available on Kyber Network. These 6 tokens are accessible through KyberSwap and other platforms that are tapping into our liquidity protocol, such as MyEtherWallet, imToken, Trust Wallet, Easwap, and many others. To date, Kyber has a total of 13 reserves supporting over 60 ERC20 tokens.
- Ginco Wallet’s integration with Kyber is now complete. Ginco users can now easily and securely exchange ETH to ERC20 tokens and vice versa from their smartphones.
From Lazar Jovanovic (Community Manager):
- After many months of work and 13,000+ lines of code, we are thrilled to announce the beta release of MPX — the first decentralized exchange built on MARKET Protocol, launched on the Rinkeby Testnet! Visit https://mpexchange.io/ to start trading today and check out our official announcement to learn all about the DEX features!
From Titus Capilnean (Director of Marketing):
- Civic announced that it will join Rivetz, an industry leader in decentralized hardware-based cybersecurity, in their partnership with Telefónica’s cybersecurity unit, ElevenPaths, to offer next-generation identity solutions powered by blockchain. Read more on Bitcoin Magazine’s piece here.
- We had a blast hanging out with Parachute Token on their Telegram channel last week. Chris Smith, our VP of Business Development, popped in for an AMA and fielded lots of great questions about Civic from the community. In case you missed it, here’s the full recap.
- We had a busy week on the West Coast with Civic Co-Founders Vinny Lingham and Jonathan Smith making appearances at World Crypto Con in Vegas, Token Forum in Seattle, and Spatial Summit in San Diego.
One thing we need help with:
Spread the word about Civic Libre — $0 Identity Verificationwith incentive CVCs until the end of the year.
From Leila Lin (Associate):
From Jay Kurahashi-Sofue (Marketing):
- We’re continuing to improve on our Spaces product. If you haven’t traded on Spaces, we invite you to come make a trade today!
- Deepa Sathaye, one of our team members on the engineering team, published a post last week analyzing a set of security token standards that are incorporating compliance
with smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain.
- Today, Bloomberg released a video covering our parent company Fluidity, partner Propellr,and the $30MM Manhattan real estate property tokenized on to Ethereum.
One thing we need help with:
We currently have 6 full-time positions open, as well as a General Application for anyone who feels that those positions aren’t exactly the right fit! If you’re interested in what our team is working on at AirSwap, please submit an application in the “Careers” section here.
From Dan Zhang (Communications):
- We’ve hired a new comms team member: Helena Flack is a community manager and communications professional. She will be heading up our efforts in Europe. Prior to Quantstamp, she worked at ETHBerlin, as well as Parity Technologies, where she worked directly with Gavin Wood, Co-founder of Ethereum.
- We’re creating a blockchain security monitoring service. Currently targeted towards enterprise customers, this is a service which monitors the blockchain for abnormal behavior, such as Batchoverflow attacks, and sends alerts when they are detected.
- We’re continuing to make progress on the next version of the Quantstamp Protocol, including increasing the decentralization, and adding additional analysis capabilities.
- We attended the New Japan Summit at Stanford where we talked to Enteprises about security.
From Patricia Bentley (Business Development):
- Liquidity Network test hub is now successfully running and RPC endpoints have been added.
- A monitoring dashboard has been created and is currently being tested.
- Achievement Network has a new interface this will improve the overall UX and UI experience for the user.
- Off-Chain amount bug has been fixed within the SDK. Please continue to send us your feedback try our dedicated developer Telegram group.
From Brendan Forster (Head of Growth Operations):
- Continued building Dharma Lever
- We’re hiring for a product manager, a product designer, and more. Check out our open positions here.
From Kay Yoo (Finance & Operations):
- Just yesterday, we launched our new ERC725 Alliance organization in GitHub.
- We have been working on updating our DApp to use indexed data rather than reading directly from the blockchain. This will improve performance and stability, and we are in the process of deploying this week.
- One of our core team engineers, Tyler Yasaka, has been continuing his dialogue with Fabian Vogelsteller on the proposed changes on existing identity standards. Check out Tyler’s Identity Proposals on GitHub & his original Medium post.
- Our team has returned from Devcon last week, and it was a blast.
- We have recently integrated Lerna into our monorepo.
- Origin Hits the Road! We will be traveling overseas to speak at various conferences and meetups this month. Follow us on Twitter.
One thing we need help with:
We have 10 upcoming meetups that we are hosting in U.S., Europe & Asia over the next few days and weeks. Please checkout our eventbrite page and let’s plan to connect.
Kyber Network, Market Protocol, Civic, Loopring, AirSwap, Quantstamp, Liquidity Network, Dharma Protocol, Origin Protocol.
Updates Not Included This Week:
Wanchain, Aion, ICON.
Matic Network, CDx, Enigma, Abacus Protocol, Set Protocol, Codex Protocol, Connext Network, 8x Protocol.
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