The Ethereum Merge was definitely the biggest news in September, a long-awaited upgrade that will massively reduce the network’s energy consumption and kick off a new era. Ethereum finalized the merge at block 15,537,393 on September 15 at 1:42:42 EST.
🌐 Covalent: Provides a unified API bringing visibility to billions of Web3 data points.
🚀 Spheron: Building a platform to ship decentralized apps faster and cheaper on decentralized networks.
🏗️ Lukso: A next generation EVM blockchain based on Casper PoS, aiming to be the foundation for the new creative economy.
🧪 Kracker Labs: A team focused on developing DeFi protocols to boost DeFi ecosystem on Klaytn.
⚖️ Klex: A portfolio rebalancer and AMM on Klaytn.
♨️ Saffron: A peer to peer risk adjustment protocol.
The Merge Results And The Future of Ethereum
Proof-of-stake is finally here! Our recent post details the results of the merge, how it impacts ETH issuance, and details on future Ethereum upgrades and Ethereum's final form.
Read the full post.
Curated5 by Quantstamp
Throughout September, the Curated NFT podcast hosted prominent web3 artists, builders, and creators, including the CEO of Afterparty, POAP, World of Women, and Tokenproof.
This month’s highlights include:
- Afterparty’s CEO broke the news that Soho House is entering web3
- Tokenproof’s founder hinted Yuga Labs may move in the direction of Coachella next year
- World of Women is working closely with Guy Oseary to drive the next phase of the WoW roadmap
Curated5, which interviews thought-leaders within web3, continues to gain momentum. One of our most recent guests, metaverse thought leader @degentraland, was recently hired by Horizen Labs to oversee the company’s gaming initiatives and Otherside strategy.
🎙️ Check out other recent episodes and don’t forget to subscribe.
EthVancouver // September 1
🇨🇦 At the beginning of the month, Mohammad Jahanara (@MMJahanara), Research Engineer at Quantstamp, presented “The Why, How, and What of Zero-Knowledge Proofs” at EthVancouver. It was great to see so much interest in zero knowledge proof systems and cryptography. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us!
🇩🇪 EthBerlin // September 16-18
Quantstamp held our first inaugural hacker house at EthBerlin. We were honored to spend a few days with some of the best hackers in the space and look forward to keeping the momentum going. Hosting this talented group was a blast, and we were especially proud to see RSociety win Berlin's Fave!
Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements regarding our next location.
In addition to the hacker house, Quantstamp joined forces with Tenderly to host the Dappcon War Room Workshop in Berlin. The workshop let participants test their skills in interactive, real-world war room experience amidst the chaos of the merge. Thank you to everyone who participated and a huge congrats to the winners.
🇺🇸 Messari Mainnet // September 21-23
During Messari Mainnet, Quantstamp CEO Richard Ma participated in a web3 founders’ soirée hosted by Bloccelerate on the web3 founder journey! Watch the entire session on YouTube.
🇸🇬 Token 2049 // September 28-29
It was great to catch up with friends old and new this year at Token 2049. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a stunning sunset and an amazing evening at Ce La Vie in Singapore! We had a great turnout and it was a lot of fun co-hosting this event along with Storyverse and TheWorkDAO.
🇨🇴 Devcon // October 11-14
The Quantstamp team will be in Bogota for Devcon!
If you’re attending, be sure to catch our two lightning talks on Thursday, October 13. You’ll find Quantstamp engineers Dr. Martin Derka, Head of New Initiatives, and Dr. Jan Gorzny, Head of L2 Scaling, presenting on Floor 3 (Flowers) 🌼
On Thursday night, don’t miss RaveQuest: A New Merge taking place at Kaputt Club, Bogota’s biggest underground night club!
Running from 5 PM until LATE, here’s what you can expect:
🎭 Dinner surrounded by talented artists including Colombian group La Payara and several other hand-picked artists from the legendary Boiler Room.
🦋 An incredible venue has been primed for exploration, completely designed by the talented Laura Ramirez (Optika VJ), a visual artist internationally recognized for her art exhibitions + live visual projects.
💃 Open bar and free food throughout the night to keep you dancing until the sun rises.
Quantstamp is hiring for several positions right now.
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