Ethereum’s Berlin hard fork two days away

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

Ethereum’s Berlin hard fork two days away

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

Ethereum

The Berlin hard fork, set to land in just a couple of days, introduces a number of optimizations and paves the way for the London upgrade, which will include EIP-1559, among five other EIPs.

After two slash-free months, there was an isolated slashing event on the Beacon Chain on April 6.

Bits & Bytes

NEAR Protocol

NEAR Protocol has launched its bridge to Ethereum, dubbed Rainbow, enabling direct transfers between the two blockchains.

NEAR Protocol launches Ethereum bridge for cross-chain interoperability
Blockchain project NEAR Protocol has launched its Ethereum bridge, called Rainbow, for cross-chain interoperability…

IRISnet

IRISnet has enabled IBC transfers on its mainnet!

Learn more in their blog post:

IRISnet Has Enabled IBC Transfers & Completed the 1st Cross-Mainnet Token Transfer with Cosmos Hub
On April 1, IRISnet mainnet has enabled Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) transfers. Currently, IRIS Hub has already…

Polkadot

Tether is set to add its popular USDT stablecoin to Kusama Network with a view to later going live on Polkadot.

Tether's USDT to Launch on Kusama With Polkadot to Follow - CoinDesk
It's slated to become the first stablecoin to launch on Polkadot. Tether is set to go live on Polkadot following a…

Cosmos

Cosmos is running an incentivized testnet competition to battle test Gravity DEX, a decentralized exchange enabling trades between any two Cosmos tokens.

Agoric

Agoric has released its first public beta!

We’ll be joined by Agoric in just a few hours at 00:00 UTC on April 14 for a live AMA.

Persistence

DeFi-focused Proof of Stake blockchain Persistence went live at the end of March.

NuCypher

NuCypher’s first DAO proposal, which seeks to reduce gas fees by about 7x by extending period duration from 24 hours to 7 days, is live.

stakefish

We added support for Flow.

We open sourced our Eth2 Monitor tool and released a blog post about it.

Open Sourcing Our Eth2 Monitor Tool
We have always been proponents of open sourcing projects and tools we think might have value for the wider community…

Crypto Kickers designed some stakefish kicks for our excursions in the metaverse!


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