[PoS Round-Up] Cosmos Stargate upgrade is ready, voting underway

PoS Round-Up is our focused biweekly report on the major news in and around the Proof of Stake ecosystem.

[PoS Round-Up] Cosmos Stargate upgrade is ready, voting underway

PoS Round-Up is our focused biweekly report on the major news in and around the Proof of Stake ecosystem.

Ethereum

With more than 60,000 active validators and a 99% participation rate, the ethereum 2.0 Beacon Chain “could hardly be running better,” says Ben Edgington in the latest edition of What’s New in Eth2.

Source: Beaconchain, Accessed: 2021–01–19 at 12:00 UTC

Bits & Pieces

  • Tether has announced plans to launch on Hermez Network, an upcoming ZK-rollup-based scaling solution
  • Vitalik Buterin published a blog post arguing in favor of “social recovery wallets,” which can be recovered using traditional means like SMS verification
  • Optimistic rollup implementation developer Ethereum Optimism has “soft launched” its solution on mainnet
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Cosmos

The last step in the roadmap laid out in the Cosmos whitepaper, the implementation of Stargate and IBC, is ready! Voting to execute the upgrade is currently underway, with virtually unanimous approval. The Regen team has already released cosmos-sdk v0.40 with support for IBC.

Celo

The Celo Foundation’s Plumo ceremony, the trusted setup component for kicking off the SNARK that will be the basis of the project’s “ultralight” client protocol, is underway!

The Plumo Ceremony
A multi-party computation for Plumo, the Celo ultralight client protocol

Polkadot

Polkadot-js, Polkadot’s answer to Ethereum’s MetaMask, has been updated with several new features, including the ability to import and export Ethereum accounts.

Polkadot-js extension release update
v0.36 has been released, here are some notable updates from recent releases

Band Protocol

Band Protocol has announced plans to use CoinGecko data feeds for BandChain Phase 2.

stakefish

Our Protocol Researcher Daniel Hwang explained why transparency is crucial to the health of Ethereum 2.0 in his latest blog post.

Making the Case for Decentralization Transparency
This is the first post in a series diving into the concepts, data, and actionable insights of decentralization…

We are officially a Lido node operator!

We published a video to make staking your ETH with us using a Ledger Nano X easier than ever.


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