⚔️ 🦉 Gnosis Chain Weekly · 17 March 2023
One way to think about technology is the extent to which it expands or contracts the agency of the user. User agency is the capacity to influence the social world. Technology always plays a role in how we, as human beings, communicate with one another and act upon the world. We shape technology and it, in turn, shapes us. It’s a feedback loop. A hammer, a wheel, a nail, a computer, a phone. The built environment around us is a product of the way these tools are employed and the outcome of our collective efforts to act upon the world. The built environment also shapes how we interact with each other.
User agency, in part, rests on this awareness of how technology shapes thought and action. Yet, it also critically rests on an active decision to design technology with this awareness in mind. Technology can damage users when power dynamics favor the privileged. On a blockchain network, when transactions are censored the agency of the user is diminished. Even if the censored transaction is eventually included in block production, the agency of all users are curtailed by the preferential treatment.
Gnosis has always built tooling for the Ethereum ecosystem with user agency in mind. Follow the bread crumbs of all the products that Gnosis has incubated and it leads to user agency. It’s why Gnosis Chain is called the community-run chain and why credible neutrality is a central feature.
Check out Martin Koppelmann’s latest tweet about the Agnostic Relay, an open-source MEV Boost relay created to reduce censorship on Ethereum and protect users. It is an ideal relay for block producers and block builders trying to provide neutral features. He dives into the topic of user agency for Gnosis and why it’s important for the broader ecosystem. 👇👇👇
Core Devs Call + Validator Meetup
The weekly Core Devs Call happened this week along with the Validator Meetup that takes place on the 3rd Thursday of each month. This month members from the validator relations team joined the call to discuss the Shapella upgrade and how to prepare.
Validator Meetup #5 👇👇👇
Forward Protocol + Ecosystem Wednesday
Once a month a team joins the Gnosis Chain discord for a product demo. This month the Forward Protocol team joined to demo their no code interface for launching smart contracts.
Gnosis Chain Hits 500K Unique Wallet Addresses!
The GnosisDAO x Succinct Labs Trusted Setup Ceremony
Succinct Labs announced their Trusted Setup Ceremony for launching the highly anticipated zkBridge… The GnosisDAO will be there ~ will you?
Arbitrage EUR/USD w/ Curve on Gnosis Chain
karpatkey published a twitter thread on how to arbitrage stables on Curve Finance using Gnosis Chain 😎
50K Bounties + Account Abstraction Hackathon
Submissions are due on March 31st for the Account Abstraction Hackathon! Don’t sleep!
Gnosis Chain x Monerium at ETHPorto 💸
Gnosis Chain teamed up with Monerium for a special breakfast event at ETHPorto. More details below!
Fileverse Beta Portals
Fileverse released a trustless collaboration platform this week ~ fully on-chain. Check it out! ⏬⏬⏬
Solo Staker Corner ✨
Azuro’s Bet Of The Week
After a short break, we’re back with another “Bet Of The Week”!
Our biggest bet this week comes via the Europa League on the Ferencvaros – Bayer Leverkusen game. Bayer Leverkusen has made it to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League after defeating Ferencvaros 2-0 in the second leg with goals from Moussa Diaby and Amine Adli.
Of course, our XYZ Sharps caught the action, with one bettor putting down $200 on Leverkusen… Only to 5x his bet with another 1000!
2 spectacular wins, and just look at that Azuro Score… Firm handshakes ser.
We have an exciting month ahead with March Madness kicking off and the champions league returning. Come and join the action with us and remember, every bet placed on XYZ earns you points toward the future Azuro Airdrop!
🙏 Thank you
Come say hello in the Gnosis Chain Discord. Join us for the next GnosisDAO Community Call on April 13th at 3PM UTC / 5PM CET on the GnosisDAO Twitter Spaces.
See you on-chain,
Gnosis Chain Team