🚀 Arbitrum launches Nitro Devnet: The launch of the Nitro Devnet in April means developers can now build on Nitro for testing, which is expected to dramatically increase network throughput and reduce fees. Down the road, the team plans to migrate the current Arbitrum One to the Nitro stack.
⚡ OpenSea supports Solana: In April, the NFT platform announced its integration with Solana, allowing users to buy and sell Solana NFTs on OpenSea.
🕒 The Merge Postponed: In an effort to fix issues and ensure adequate testing, the Ethereum merge will be postponed rather than launching in June as initially planned. Tim Beiko, the lead dev of Ethereum AllCoreDevs, provided some context around the timelines, and a new target date will be announced soon.
🖼️ MakersPlace: A marketplace to create, sell and collect NFT artwork.
🎮 Mythical Games: A next-generation game technology studio.
🏝️ Nifty Island: An open social gaming platform and virtual world powered by web3.
⚔️ Polemos: A GameFi platform, aiming to be a leader in onboarding games and digital asset providers into both their ecosystem and the metaverse.
✨ TreasureDAO: Building a decentralized video game console and a vast ecosystem of metaverses.
📈 Wintermute: A global algorithmic market maker in digital assets.
🐎 Zed Run: An NFT game where you can race, breed, and own horses on the Polygon blockchain.
Curated by Quantstamp
Our inaugural episode of Curated went live in April! 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. In the first episode, MetaDreamer, the founder of The Meta Factory discusses why legacy brands won’t be the ones to pioneer the metaverse.
🎙️ Check out other recent episodes and don’t forget to subscribe.
Last month marked a major milestone with the launch of a new Quantstamp product: NFT Combinator.
NFT Combinator is a platform powered by Quantstamp that aims to incubate up-and-coming digital artists by providing the technical support and expertise necessary to launch their genesis or early collections via custom smart contracts. Through NFT Combinator, artists can focus on creating without having to worry about the technical details around smart contracts and minting. The platform’s genesis drop was “Mind Twisters” by Peter Cserti, which launched on Friday, April 29.
Having secured over $200B of digital assets for some of the best projects in the space, we’re excited to use our technical expertise to help creators turn their imaginations into well-executed launches.
🎨 For the latest news and updates, be sure to join our discord community.
🇫🇷 Paris Blockchain Week
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth or met up with us during PBSW this past month.
Richard Ma, Quantstamp CEO, joined Co-founder and COO of The Sandbox Game (@borgetsebastien), Co-founder of Phala Network (@marvin_tong), and COO of MyEtherWallet (@RatherBeThePope) on a panel exploring how web3 is powering the metaverse.
If you weren’t able to join us in Paris, check out the full recording.
A number of Quanstamp team members also headed to Amsterdam in April for DevConnect, a week-long in-person gathering consisting of independent Ethereum events.
Sebi Banescu (@banescusebi) CEO of Chainproof and Head of Quanstamp Germany, participated on a panel along with Jason Jiang from CertiK and Nick Vasilich from Harmony.
Kacper Bak, Founding Senior Engineer at Quantstamp, presented at EthPortland on cross-chain bridge hacks.
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Note: This update includes information and forward-looking statements about upcoming events and concepts under continuing development. Schedules, features, and functionality are subject to change or cancellation at any time and you are not to place undue reliance on this information or any forward-looking statements.