📸 Instagram Support for NFTs: Meta launched digital collectibles powered by Polygon. A recent announcement unveiled that certain creators will now have the ability to showcase their NFTs on their profiles.
🌿 Lens Protocol Live: The team behind DeFi OG Aave launched Lens Protocol last month, a decentralized social graph that allows developers to build web3 social media platforms all run on the Polygon network.
⟠ Ethereum’s PoS Transition: In May, it was confirmed that Ropsten, the first major testnet, is scheduled to merge in early June. Assuming other leading testnets successfully transfer to Proof of Stake, Ethereum’s merge could happen by Q3. At time of writing, the Ropsten merge is expected to initiate in the next 24 hours.
⛓️ More Blockchain Use Cases: Ernest and Young, a 'Big Four' financial service giant, along with Polygon, launched the mainnet beta of its rollup, a Zk and Optimistic rollup hybrid. The team says Nightfall has applications within supply chain management, private NFT marketplaces, and blockchain mixers. This followed recent news that one of MakerDAO's project vaults was used to finance a shipment of Australian beef to Hong Kong.
₿ Bitcoin.com: Verse is the official rewards and utility token powering the Bitcoin.com ecosystem.
🧱 Cryptovoxels: Voxels is a virtual world on the Ethereum Blockchain.
💧 MetaStreet: A liquidity routing & scaling protocol for NFT collateralization platforms.
💬 Nomad: A cross-chain messaging protocol that leverages an optimistic mechanism to increase security. With Nomad, developers can securely build cross-chain applications (or xApps) and bridge assets between chains.
📊 Phunware: PhunToken by Phunware is building a decentralized data economy, letting consumers engage directly with brands, earn PhunToken, and regain control of their data.
🏀 Swoops: Bringing basketball to the blockchain, Swoops is a strategy game where basketball fans can collect players, assemble a team, and compete against others.
💻 TheBacker: Building the crypto asset management product to manage crypto asset portfolios easily for investors and crypto projects.
🌳 Treetrunk.io: An NFT marketplace for families or trees of related art such as prints that allows anyone to create derivative art legally and to earn royalties.
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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. This month, interviews included Allyson Downey, co-founder of Meta Angels, as well as Multimedia crypto artist, actor, and filmmaker David Bianchi.
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