DIS Weekly #19

DIS Weekly covers developments in the space of decentralized infrastructure solutions.

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//NODE INFRASTRUCTURE//

DAppNode | @DAppNode

DAppNode is a plug n’ play full-node solution focusing on increased privacy and user control. Currently supporting Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Monero.

DAppNode users that have activated the auto-update feature will be prepared for the Instanbul fork. All Ethereum mainnet and testnet packages have been updated.

Michael Bauer added DAppNode as a completely decentralized IPFS provider for IPFS Deploy, which aims to make it as easy as possible to deploy static websites to IPFS.    

Casa Node | @CasaHODL

A fast, simple plug n’ play solution to run a Bitcoin and Lightning Node.  

Casa Node 2 production is ongoing. If you already have a Diamond or Platinum Casa membership, you can claim a free upgrade and get it first when it ships. Gold members must add a year to their current membership to receive one, or wait to until their membership renews to get the latest Casa Node.  

Infura | @Infura_io

Infura is an API suite that provides access over HTTPS and WebSockets to the Ethereum and IPFS networks.  

Infura shared a case study on how Lucidity optimized service usage to reduce call volume, which saved them on costs without reducing the quality of their product. Since their application was heavy on reads and light on writes, they decided to use “cached reads”. They developed another application to act as a proxy between their original application and Infura. Since Lucidity didn’t need to call on the Ethereum blockchain every time (only on the initial call), those requests became faster and more reliable as all the future calls for the same block/transaction are returned from an in-memory cache. 

//WEB3 TOOLBOX//

BlockNative | @blocknative

Blocknative is a rich framework for DApp developers and wallet providers to access data about in-flight transactions and power user-friendly notifications. 

Blocknative introduces Notify.JS for easy front-end notifications for DApp Developers. It’s an open-source framework that provides everything a Web3 developer needs to support real-time Ethereum notifications across all devices. Not only is this an improvement for the user experience of applications and wallets, but also DAOs. It can combat voter apathy that plagues decentralized autonomous organizations by driving engagement rates.  

Unlock | @UnlockProtocol

Unlock is a protocol for memberships built on blockchain. 

Unlock introduces the member wall. It provides an easy way to show all members a given lock on any web page. Hacked at ETHWaterloo, the member wall is an application that generates a large SVG image listing all members as a key.  

It was built with Ethereum, Graph Protocol, React, and ZEIT. 

Terminal | @terminaldotco

Terminal is a Web3 developer platform for building, testing, and monitoring decentralized applications. 

Last week, Terminal introduced its DApp Monitoring platform. It’s essentially a mission control panel for your DApp. It aggregates and consolidates data at the application level into one place. DApps using Terminal will be able to see its activity, transactions, users, logs, and other data specific to their application

The main features and benefits of this initial release include:

  • DApp Specific Activity 

  • Analytics and Insights

  • Detailed Logs

  • Notifications and Alerts

Tasit Labs | @TasitProject

Tasit builds native mobile Ethereum DApps for users and provides the Tasit SDK (JS/TS) for developers to make mobile Ethereum mobile DApps using React Native. 

Tasit has made a new version of their docs on Docusaurus v2. They’re also in the middle of a move to Typescript

//WALLET//

MyEtherWallet | @myetherwallet

MEW is a free, client-side interface for users to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. 

MEW continues with its Essential Wallet Guide by covering extensions and browlets. In Part 4, they take a look at browser wallets like their own MEWcx

MetaMask | @metamask_io

Metamask is a Web3 bridge that allows users to run Ethereum DApps in your browser without running a full ethereum node. Also, now available on mobile. 

MetaMask has broken the 50k installs milestone for its mobile beta! To celebrate they want to hear your story. Respond to the Twitter thread within the hyperlink above for a chance to win a gift card to the MetaMask Swag store. 

Portis | @Portis_io

Portis is a universal Web3 interface with a user-friendly, familiar email and password login mechanism that doesn’t need a third-party installation. 

Portis has integrated with the new Shapeshift self-custody cryptocurrency trading platform! Native support for Portis means users don’t even need a hardware wallet to access ShapeShift. Users can create a new wallet within the platform in just a few seconds. 

//DEFI//

PoolTogether | @PoolTogether_

PoolTogether is a no-loss, audited savings game powered by ethereum. 

PoolTogether has added a native option to swap ETH for DAI through UniSwap. This makes it even easier to participate in their no-loss savings game, especially for those don’t carry DAI or have their DAI in another protocol. 

Users of PoolTogether don’t have to worry about the migration of SAI to DAI. PoolTogether has support for Multi-Collateral DAI. It will continue to operate as normal. 

//DOGR TECH//

FUSE | @Fuse_Network

Fuse is a DPOS blockchain network and an interface for non-technical entrepreneurs to launch local services using Ethereum smart contracts. Turning communities into economies! 

The Fuse network is connected to the Ethereum blockchain through a token bridge, which allows users to transfer FUSE tokens between the two networks. On the Fuse blockchain, the FUSE tokens are native, like ETH on Ethereum, while on the Ethereum network the FUSE tokens operate as ERC20 tokens. Now, the token bridge is using the Graph Protocol to track ERC20 transfers from the Ethereum to Fuse Network. This gives them the ability to index all relevant events in relation to the tokens and bridges created on both networks, as well as, query all of the relevant data in one request. It makes the experience of cross-block transactions immediate and much more seamless. 

Fuse has also integrated with the Portis Wallet. Users can quickly get started on Fuse by using Portis. Follow this walkthrough to launch your own community:

MetaCartel | @Meta_Cartel 

MetaCartel is a DAO with the mission of funding early-stage DApp experimentations on the application layer. 

MetaCartel has released Wave III of funding to projects in its first cohort-based acceleration program. This includes Gelato Finance, SwagDAO, SablierHQ, Fantastic 12, and One Click DApp

Here’s the funding breakdown:

  • Gelato Finance: $8000

  • SwagDAO: $6000

  • Sablier: $1000

  • One Click DApp: $1000

  • Fantastic 12: $1000

The funding for these projects is just the initial sum. This alludes to projects receiving further support and funding after the initial incubation phase. 

Aragon | @AragonProject

Aragon is a platform that enables the quick deployment of global, bureaucracy-free futuristic organizations, companies, and communities.

On November 12th, the Aragon One Team announced that Aragon 0.8.4 is live on both the Rinkeby testnet and Ethereum mainnet.

With the Agent app out of beta, it is now offered as an optional application for most of the default templates available in the Aragon client. It can also be installed after launch by any existing Aragon organization. The Aragon agent app lets Aragon organizations interact directly with other organizations. This includes the ability to create new votes, make deposits, propose a withdrawal, and even cast a vote in another organization’s open vote. For example, it was used to upgrade the Aragon Governance organization. However, it isn’t limited to just that. It gives organizations the means to create a loan on Compound, open a CDP with MakerDAO, buy a name using ENS, and interact with all sorts of other Ethereum smart contracts. 

Autark, an organization building OS tools that enable large scale coordination, has launched Open Enterprise. It’s a new end-to-end suite of tools for the management of open organizations. This includes apps for bounties, work prioritization, dividends, budgeting, and multi-recipient financial allocations. 

DAOstack | @daostack

DAOstack is a complete operating system for decentralized coordination built on the Ethereym blockchain. 

Alchemy added the ability to tag proposals. This will improve the classification mechanism of the GenesisDAO. 

They are also teaming up with necDAO to host a proposal hackathon ahead of the launch of necDAO. 

//PODCASTS//

Wizard of Dapps | @wizardofdapps

Pillar Project with Drew Harding

Epicenter | @epicenterbtc

How Kraken Accelerates Cryptocurrency Adoption

DAO Cast | @DAO_cast

DAO to 🌍 | 6 | Luuk Weber

Zero Knowledge | @zeroknowledgefm

Exploring VDFs with Joseph Bonneau

Blockcrunch | @theBlockcrunch

The Bear Case for Privacy Cryptocurrencies | Ryan Gentry of Multicoin Capital

POV Crypto Podcast | @POVCryptoPod

No Reservations with Zak Cole

Chorus One Podcast | @ChorusOne

Connecting the Interchain with Christopher Goes

Security Token Stories | @Security_Token

Jehan Tremback - Althea

//DIS MOMENT//

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