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Layer-2 Solution StarkNet Ready for DApp Deployment
  • Launched back in November with limited functionality, StarkNet is a permissionless version of StarkWare’s StarkEx platform, which supports DeversiFi, Immutable, and dYdX.
  • The StarkNet team is planning to decentralize the project sometime in the second half of 2022, and hand over StarkNet’s governance to its community.
February 23, 2022, 7:16 PM
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Layer 2 Developer Matter Labs Closes $50M Series B
  • Led by a16z, the Series B will help the company expand its team, marketing efforts, and finance its business growth.
  • Matter Labs is currently working on its zkSync v2 technology, which will support EVM-compatible smart contracts.
November 9, 2021, 3:45 PM
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iSwap Launches With 3-Second Cross-Chain Transactions
  • iSwap supports cross-chain transactions on Polygon, Ethereum, OKExChain, BSC, and HECO.
  • The platform’s 3-second swaps are achieved by deploying aggregators and maintaining USDT holdings on each of the supported chains.
September 6, 2021, 11:11 AM
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Microsoft Receives U.S. Patent for ‘Ledger-Independent Token Service’
  • The filing describes a “ledger-independent system that will allow developers to write code for managing tokens in a manner that is blockchain agnostic.
  • The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Microsoft’s subsidiary, Microsoft Technology Licensing, the patent on Tuesday.
August 26, 2021, 5:16 PM
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Aug 5, 2021
Ethereum’s London Upgrade Now Live
  • The London upgrade brought with it EIP-1559, which will decrease the ETH circulating supply by burning transactions base fee.
  • While mining pool operators claim EIP-1559 will unfairly cut into their profits, proponents of the change argue it will help ETH transition to a deflationary asset.

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