Offchain Labs Acquires Prysmatic Labs: Earlier this month, Offchain Labs, the firm behind Ethereum layer 2 network Arbitrum, announced that they have acquired Prysmatic Labs, one of the leading teams behind Ethereum proof-of-stake. Prysmatic Labs is known for developing Prysm, Ethereum’s most popular consensus layer client, which was audited by Quantstamp.
Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Service: At the end of October, Google Cloud announced that they’ll be introducing their Blockchain Node Engine, starting with Ethereum. Google Cloud has said that it will be a “fully managed node-hosting service that can minimize the need for node operations,” meaning Google will actively monitor nodes and restart them in the case of outages.
🌐Moloch V3: A DAO with the intention of funding Ethereum infrastructure as an essential digital public good.
👾TheSandboxGame: A virtual gaming world where players can build, own, and monetize their gaming experiences.
💲ClayStack: Decentralized liquid staking protocol that unlocks the liquidity of staked assets in Proof-of-Stake (PoS) networks.
🧩Catheon: Gaming ecosystem on the Solana and Polygon chains, with down-the-line cross-bridging to other major chains.
💰Sturdy Finance: DeFi lending protocol for interest-free borrowing and high yield lending.
🧱Blockdaemon: Offering node operations and infrastructure tooling for blockchain projects.
🍊YuzuSwap: Decentralized exchange on the Oasis Emerald paratime that includes incentives like liquidity & and trade mining.
#️⃣Hashflow: A protocol allowing users to make trades and swap assets natively across chains.
💸Clearpool Finance: A decentralized dynamic marketplace for institutional unsecured capital.
🙈NiftyApes: Borrow ETH and DAI using loans that auto-refinance.
🏦Sygnum: The world’s first Digital Asset Bank, founded on Swiss & Singapore heritage operating globally.
👩💻Soramitsu: A global technology company delivering blockchain-based solutions for enterprises, universities, and governments.
🎥Chingari: A short-video entertaining platform where users can contribute, entertain, and earn in-app tokens.
🎨NFT.com: A platform for people to collect, display, and trade NFTs.
Curated5 by Quantstamp
Throughout October, the Curated NFT podcast hosted prominent web3 artists, builders, and creators, including the founders of LinksDAO, Manifold, NiftyApes, and POAP.
- Nifty Apes announcing a $4M seedround led by Coinbase ventures, on the day the interview was released
- Richerd, co-founder of Manifold, sharing a new feature which allows artists to easily create and share open edition drops with anyone
- CEO of Afterparty sharing alpha that Soho House is coming to web3 via a partnership with their web3 community
Curated already has a strong lineup of potential guests for November, including the founders/team from Magic Eden, HashMask, and SuperRare.
Devcon // October 11-14
The Quantstamp team was in Bogota this month presenting our lightning talks: “The Blockchain Bridge That You Dream About” with Dr. Martin Derka, and “An Overview and Wishlist for Rollup Escape Hatches” with Dr. Jan Gorzny. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us!
We also hosted RaveQuest: A New Merge at Kaputt Club, Bogota’s biggest underground nightclub after Devcon. We’re so excited to have brought together an incredible lineup of Colombian artists & performers for an unforgettable night!
At the end of October, we were in Lisbon for Builders Happy Hour after Breakpoint 2022, and the Crypto Economics Security Conference at Berkeley. We had so much fun meeting everyone and seeing the awesome sketch paintings!
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