⚔️ 🦉 Gnosis Chain Weekly · December 24, 2021
🎁 Happy Holidays! It’s the time of year for reflection and gratitude, and we are certainly grateful for the projects and developers who have helped build and nurture the Gnosis Chain ecosystem over the past year, and extremely excited for the larger GC community gearing up for new heights 🧗♀️ in 2022! Here are some highlights from another busy week.
STAKE/GNO Swap Update
Token holders continue to swap STAKE for GNO at a healthy pace. While swapping will be available into Q2 2022, we encourage holders to swap now. Some benefits include a CowSwap airdrop as well as other advantages for GNO hodlers.
Swapping Application for both Ethereum Mainnet and Gnosis (formerly xDai) Chain STAKE holders
Gnosis Beacon Chain
The GBC is now running with 13.9K+ validators! New validators are continuing to onboard as we tune parameters in anticipation of a much larger set. Stats below are from the https://beacon.gnosischain.com/ explorer.
✅ We are planning to open a grant program shortly for smaller individual as well as larger organizational validators. If you are interested in getting in on the ground floor, please start by filling out this form, and we will contact you as details emerge.
👩🏽⚖️ A governance board has been assembled to oversee any updates to essential Gnosis Beacon Chain contracts. Proxy design patterns enable contract upgradeability, and oversight is managed by the board. A multi-sig Gnosis Safe is used to facilitate administration.
📡 Ecosystem Updates
GNO rewards and incentives are cropping up 🌾 on the GC.
Tornado Cash Nova is growing in leaps and bounds 🦸🏻♂️ with over 165 ETH deposited in the first 10 days since deployment! Nova introduces new functionality like arbitrary deposits & shielded deposits while leveraging the Gnosis Chain under the hood to limit tx fees and increase speed for users.
Community manager Mojmir held an AMA with Mike from DeHive Finance on the GC telegram. Mike spoke about the DeHive clusters offering (groups of assets optimized for risk/reward yield farming), product security, and multi-chain deployments and also answered several questions from the community. Following the AMA, DeHive announced a new asset cluster on the Gnosis Chain.
GC participated in a panel at the IOSG 8th Old Friends Reunion. A wide-ranging conversation facilitated by Jesse Johnson from Aavegotchi and featuring Andrew Gross from GC, Dieter Shirley from Dapper Labs, Jiho from Axie Infinity, Robbie Ferguson from Immutable X, and Daren Frankel from Palm covered current trends and future predictions for NFTs and blockchain gaming.
Projects of Interest
ChainBet decentralized casino is a student project coming out of the ChainShot Ethereum Dev Bootcamp. Gnosis Chain provides an excellent resource for students and newer devs looking to deploy in an EVM environment with real-world value, faster block times, and low tx fees.
Nifty.ink allows anyone to draw and mint an NFT on the Gnosis Chain. Nifty Inkers were busy this week creating holiday-themed inks for the Dec 22 Poapathon, a great synergy between 2 innovative projects on the GC. Here are a few inks for your enjoyment. Seasons Greetings!
2022 is shaping up to be a huge year for Eth2.0, and in turn, the Gnosis Chain and Gnosis Beacon Chain which will fulfill a vital canary-network role for the mainnet.
Along with growth comes the need for more hands 🙌 to balance the workload. We are currently hiring for several positions, including a DevOps Engineer and a GnosisDAO Community Lead. If you want to join a team making waves 🌊 and redefining the future, please apply and prepare for takeoff 🛫
🙏 Thanks again to our community and fam, best wishes this holiday season!
See you on-chain,
The GC Team