DAppNode is a plug n’ play full-node solution focusing on increased privacy and user control. Currently supporting Ethereum, Bitcoin, Monero, and many other blockchains.
Panvala, a DAO for funding Ethereum, released Batch #5 of its token grants. DAppNode received a 200,000 PAN grant to fund its development of a hardware layer of security for ETH 2.0 validators using SGX.
DAppNode earned over $2984 from 185 contributors and $8583 from CLR matching in the Gitcoin Grants round 4. For more news and product updates, subscribe to DAppNode’s monthly newsletter DAppNodeNOW!
QuikNode provides users with a dedicated node and environment, unlike shared infrastructure and API gateways.
Yesterday, the QuikNode team introduced QuikNode v2.0! v2 offers users both API service and Dedicated Node options for accessing Ethereum full and archive sync data with either JSON-RPC or WebSocket endpoints.
What else is new?
- Users can create a free account and obtain a complimentary API endpoint to either the Ethereum Mainnet, Ropsten, Kovan, or Rinkeby networks.
- Users can manage multiple nodes under a single account, for API service and Dedicated node options.
- Both API and Dedicated Nodes are powered by QuikNode Boost technology, which accelerates Ethereum node requests via an intelligent caching layer.
- Users can configure a Dedicated Node for Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, or Bitcoin to meet their needs and launch it in 8 globally-distributed locations.
- V2 provides request analytics that includes call breakdown, response status, requests over time, and with average response time metric coming soon.
Union is a stake delegation marketplace of validators supporting Tezos, Cosmos, Livepeer, and IRIS.
Announced earlier this month, Union v1 is the first stake delegation marketplace that connects stakeholders with validators. This not only allows for users to potentially earn more staking rewards by comparing validators but also increase network decentralization of various PoS blockchains through letting validators of different sizes participate in the marketplace. You can even argue Proof-Of-Stake is a digital labor market, with validators as the laborers.
Union currently supports Tezos, Cosmos, Liverpeer, Irisnet, with Ethereum 2.0 and other PoS networks coming soon.
Pocket is a trustless API layer for blockchain applications designed to coordinate API requests across a decentralized network of full-node operations.
In February, Pocket Testnet P1 launched with support for Ethereum, Tezos, Open Application Network, POA, xDAI, and more. Pocket Testnet P1 features the Pocket Core Daemon, Pocket CLI, Pocket-JS, Pocket Web3 Provider, Pocket Node Deployments, and a faucet for Pocket Test Tokens.
Pocket's incentivized testnet is planned to launch soon, too!
According to Pocket's changelog, the engineering team deployed a new release candidate v0.1.0 of the testnet, as well as, updated both the Pocket JS library and Homebrew deployment.
If you are interested in the monetary policy that influences how much a node operator can earn by running nodes or how much it costs a developer to relay API requests to and from their application, read the Pocket Economic Paper.
Namestack provides the easiest way to buy ENS domains with a one-click registration and multiple payment options.
Namestack shared a new feature release. As of mid-February, users can now configure their ENS domain and sell subdomains with a single click. Beforehand, it took many more steps and involved playing with code.
An ENS domain name owner will be able to sell subdomains by handing over control of the domain to a smart contract called the Subdomain Contract. This happens when a user configures their ENS domain to sell subdomains. Just set the price, and anytime a subdomain is sold that amount directly deposits into your wallet. It’s important to note that once you hand over control of an ENS domain to the Subdomain Contract, you’ll never get it back.
With this small feature update, it’s also possible to delist an ENS domain previously configured and relist it using a different price.
Would you purchase a disdat.eth subdomain? NameStack not only enables purchase via ETH but also through credit card, apple pay, or google wallet.
A CLI tool to create Ethereum-powered React apps with one command.
Paul Berg announced the release of Create Eth App v1.1.0. It was inspired by existing related projects Create-React-App and Create-Next-App. Create Eth App was first introduced around the time EthDenver hackathon was happening.
Create ETH App comes with Yarn Workspaces, everything included in Create React App, Graph protocol’s Subgraph templates, and minimal structure for managing the smart contract ABIs and addresses. This makes for a fantastic tool for those learning how to write Ethereum-powered apps, starting new Ethereum-powered React applications, and building examples.
This version contains four DeFi templates with pre-filled contact ABIs, addresses, and subgraphs:
- create-eth-app --template aave
- create-eth-app --template compound
- create-eth-app --template sablier
- Create-eth-app --template uniswap
Fortmatic is a simple authentication mechanism that lets users access Ethereum DApps from anywhere with just a phone number or email, no more browser extensions nor seed phrases.
A few weeks ago at ETHDenver, Fortmatic launched its new Whitelabel SDK as part of their paid plan. Instead of an email/phone and password authentication process, the Whitelabel SDK adopts a passwordless experience through a “Magic Link” that is sent to a users’ email and users are logged in after clicking the link.
Watch the magic happen:
ICON became their first major partner and client of Whitelabel SDK! This signifies the start of their multi-blockchain initiative. Who’s next?
Argent is an easy-to-use, mobile, smart wallet for Ethereum apps and tokens.
Co-founder of Argent Itamar Lesuisse announces their $12 Million Series A round. It’s being led by Paradigm, as well as, joined by Rober Leshner (Founder of Compound and General Partner of Robot Ventures), Index Ventures, Creandum, and FirstMinute. This will enable Argent to become the easiest and safest way to access all of DeFi, and it is very well on its way!
Building on Wallet Connect, Argent introduced a new method for making DApps faster, cheaper, safer, and easier to access from mobile wallets. They added a new approveAndCall() method to the wallet to orchestrate the approval of the exact amount of tokens required and then execute the contract call. This simplifies the user experience by bundling a bunch of transactions into one.
And they’ve open-sourced it!
Status is an open-source, secure, private messenger, crypto wallet, and Web3 browser.
Earlier in February, the Status Network officially announced the release of Status v1.0.
It launched with new SNT utility, such as a sticker marketplace and a decentralized DApp directory. Other features like the fiat-to-crypto Teller Network and incentivized messaging with Tribute to Talk are under development. The v1 changelog reflects they’ve added support for multiple Ethereum wallets within one Status account, improvements to wallet transaction flow UI, and more.
According to the Status Network Town Hall #52, Status shipped v1.0.2 HotFix, which patched a security bug.
Available on the iOS App Store (and soon Google Play), Rainbow is the pocket robot for your Ethereum-based internet money.
Built with the Uniswap Exchange subgraph, the Rainbow Wallet now lets users search for any token, including social money tokens, like the ones minted by Roll.
Acquired by MyCrypto, Ambo is a mobile wallet product focused on the interest of retail consumer buying into speculative assets.
Ambo released version 1.23.
The latest update added new features, like comparing prices across exchanges (Radar Relay, Bancor, Kyber Network, and Uniswap Exchange), simpler user experience for depositing funds with Wyre, transaction receipts and more.
Dapper is a smart contract wallet, available as a chrome extension, and on iOS and Android devices.
With Dapper, users can now take photos with their crypto-collectibles, like Cryptokitties, through using the Dapper Lens feature.
Althea is a system that lets routers pay each other for bandwidth, which allows people to set up decentralized Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in their communities.
In the Althea Development Update #82, Beta 11 release users can now use the Wyre widget to buy and send funds directly to their router.
In Althea’s March Community Update, they announced that a new Altheahood sprouted up in T’adi Ghana. Althea revealed that subscribers and organizers can now buy equipment with a six-month payment plan at buy.althea.net, including a new mini-mesh package for those looking to set up a small network. They’ve also shared they are working over the next couple of months on building a better-developed network organizer dashboard and tools to help operators manage their network.
Mysterium is an open-source, decentralized, virtual private network allowing anyone to rent their network traffic, providing a secure VPN connection.
The other week, Mysterium Network released version 0.22 of Mysterium node. This means nodes now only accept paid traffic, in which the price is calculated by traffic and session time, and any node runner can earn a bounty by being a top 3 performing node/region per month.
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