PoS Round-Up is our focused biweekly report on the major news in and around the Proof of Stake ecosystem.
Visa is working on an initiative that allows various blockchains to connect, enabling a single universal payment channel for different cryptocurrency networks, such as those from stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC).
A bug in the ETH 2.0 staking protocols of Rocket Pool and Lido Finance has been safely patched. The vulnerability was found by Dmitri Tsumak, founder of StakeWise, a competitor of the affected platforms.
DeFi Lending Protocol, Compound, smart contract exploit puts $160 millions worth of COMP at risk. As of Oct. 3, 2021, a patch has been deployed and 117K COMP ($38 million USD) have been returned to the community.
The Swiss postal service plans to roll out tradable digital stamps that are linked to physical stamps on the Polygon network.
Bancambios, the first environmental impact-driven DeFi trading ecosystem, has launched on the Solana network.
Juno, a highly scalable, interoperable smart contract network built on Cosmos, successfully launched its Mainnet on October 1st.
Injective, a layer-2 decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol designed for cross-chain derivatives trading, passed a proposal to enable the Cosmos network to interact with the exchange passed.
Open Forest Protocol, a blockchain platform for next generation forest projects, partners with NEAR Protocol to provide an on-chain carbon economy, including a data auditing platform to make forestation transparent, accountable, and scalable.
NEAR Protocol launched private shards for enterprise clients. Private shards allow public and private datasets to blend seamlessly and securely on the open web.
Opera, the world’s first browser with Web 3 capabilities and a built-in crypto wallet, adds NEAR Protocol to its native wallet. The collaboration allows both platforms to leverage each other’s user base.
Band Protocol development team submitted a proposal to enable oracle requests through (Inter Blockchain Communication) IBC. The proposal would provide a secure and decentralized method for other chains to access oracle data.
- Link to vote: https://cosmoscan.io/proposal/4
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