CWC Newsletter #31 (June 15, 2020)

By Taylor Ryker, Analyst


Weekly EOSIO Roundup of Defi, Gaming, dApps, Developer Tools and UX, Investments & Community Articles


With the publications of other great EOSIO Weekly Updates for this past week, such as Crypto Peter's Moran Post, EOS Nation's Hot Sauce, and EOSWriter's Week in Review, we have decided at CoolWave Capital that it would be of more value to collate a weekly EOSIO roundup of the major sectors: (1) Decentralized Finance (DeFi), (2) Blockchain Gaming and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) (3) Decentralized Applications (dApp), (4) Developer Tools and User Experience, (5) Investments, and (6) Community Announcements & Articles.


Table of Contents:

1. Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

2. Blockchain Gaming and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

3. Decentralized Applications (dApp)

4. Developer Tools and User Experience

5. Investments

6. Community Announcements & Articles


1. EOSIO Decentralized Finance

1) Equilibrium: Equilibrium teams up with LiquidApps to make its price feeds even more reliable. LiquidApps and Equilibrium are excited to announced their successful collaborative effort to implement LiquidOracles into Equilibrium's EOSDT stablecoin. Meet.One now gives users access to Equilibrium's staking interface via the Equilibrium dApp and supports EOSDT and NUT. In the latest installment of BuiltOnDAPP, CEO Alex Melikhov discusses their future plans and how the DAPPNetwork "redefines dApp development."


2) Everipedia: Everipedia believes the next evolution of crypto will be DeFi. As they continue to lead in the crypto space, they're officially committing to be a DeFi platform first & foremost. Read the vision and plans, it's going to be an exciting ride in DeFi! Everipedia and PredIQt network makes an announcement about rebranding, building an all-in-one DeFi platform, and plans for cross-chain operation.


3) EOSOptions: Oracles in EOSOptions can be thought of as a participant in a fast LIBOR-esque rate setting for a particular cash instrument every 15 seconds. Unlike LIBOR, their LiquidApps oracles provide on-chain integrity to weed out manipulation and collusion. Soon they will release EOSOptions to the Kylin testnet. Take a look at their quick user guide to view the trading interface.


4) deWeb: New Feature--See what you earned from content creation and content curation. Get paid for your likes and posts. Try it out here.


5) Chintai: The DAPP token leasing market is LIVE. Unlock low cost access to DAPP Network product suite, maximize DAPP reward potential using the Chintai DSP, no fees for lenders, and tutorial in the article. Also, this YouTube tutorial explains how the DAPP leasing market works and how to use it via the Chintai Exchange.


6) DeFi article and YouTube Clip: Malik Corbett's The Time is Now for the EOS DeFi Revolution article. And Colin Talks Crypto's DeFi May Be the Greatest Opportunity in Crypto clip.

2. Blockchain Gaming and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

1) Upland: Announcing the launch of the Upland Contributor Network (UCN). This is an opportunity to recognize all those who bring the game to new heights. First UCN program is Broadcasters: for those publishing blogs, videos, instagrams, and podcasts relating to Upland. Also, winners of the first two Genesis Week mini-events were announced.


2) WAX: WAX is pleased to welcome Rich Widmann, Product Counsel for Google, to the WAX Advisory Council. Rich brings to WAX the expertise of advising Google's product teams and blockchain initiatives. Learn more about the WAX Advisory Council-here. Read the first part of WAX NFT Guide by Dapplica. Coming soon: Blockchain Heroes on WAX. These trading cards will feature 50 unique superheroes inspired by top influencers, inventors, and content creators throughout the blockchain community.


3) Simple Asset's Roadmap: "Simple Assets is a free and open-sourced standard NFTs and other tokens on EOSIO blockchains...The recent successful launch of Topps Garbage Pail Kids NFT's on WAX has resulted in a huge increase in visibility for Simple Assets...We'd like to share the following roadmap."


4) Ultra: Community Update #8--SDK with Steam feature parity milestone completed. They are currently fully integrating it. Since we have all the Steam features in our SDK (leaderboards, rewards, etc.), game developers will now be able to port their games to Ultra without much burden. Rami James shares what Ultra has been working on for their next generation distribution platform. A lot of thought goes into what they build and why.


5) Blankos Block Party: This past weekend during an IGN gaming summer conference, Blankos Block Party released another trailer, gave an interview about Blankos, said that it will be released at the end of the year, and will be hosted on the EOS mainnet. EOSWriter gave a good overview of this past weekend. If you would like to talk to the developers, here is their discord channel.


6) TAKAI: EOSWriter's recent article: "TAIKAI is a platform that facilitates for open innovation in order to create solutions to some of the challenges faced by different kinds of businesses and organizations. The platform serves as an open social network that connects these global businesses with a global network of developers that are capable of innovating solutions."


3. Decentralized Applications (dApp)

1) Pixeos: Check out Pixeos' monthly May digest on some things they learned, contests, artists (get to know artists of the week better), and fun facts. Pixeos announced that their secondary market allows you to resell artworks. "There is a royalties system: 10% artist and 80% collectors on secondary sales. Big news coming out partnership wise and refactored & incredible tokenomics system to incentivize users."


2) Emanate: Emanate announced that their StreamCard is on the way. Read an official announcement from our Visa Issuer partners.


3) KARMA: KARMA's web version in now live. Sign up using your WAX Cloud Wallet and try the blockchain social media platform. Currently, it's in Alpha as they fix bugs and get community feedback.


4. Developer Tools and User Experience

1) BOSCore: Interoperability through an adaptive Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) design and principle, BOSCore can build bridge chains to other networks and to progress, BOSCore is exploring an open grant from the Web 3 Foundation to bridge the IBC EOSIO network with the Polkadot network.


2) Dfuse and EOS Nation: Announced a new partnership with dfuse and EOS Nation that will allow them to offer the official dfuse Community Edition to all users of the EOS mainnet who need access to a performant and reliable history solution.


3) Newdex and LeafWallet: Newdex announced that they completed a strategic investment to Leafwallet, a safe, lightweight EOS plug-in wallet.


4) EOSX Update: Announced on Twitter that they are once again improving the EOSX.io website. And it also marks the end of the first week since they released their feedback form. Visit the site and send them feedback for a chance to win 10 EOS next week.


5) Telos Sqrl Update: Announcement that the latest version of Sqrl v.1.2.2 is available for download at Sqrlwallet.io. Release introduces ratify/amend voting for the updated Telos Amend 2.0 system as well as bug fixes when claiming Telos Works 2.0 Proposals.


6) DAPP Talk: LiquidApps' DAPP Talk YouTube Interview with Rob Finch who discusses NFTs, Ethereum, WAX, and the DAPP Network.


7) Sylvian Cloutier's YouTube for EOS Beginners: In this video "EOS Explained - Basic Terminology for Beginners," Cloutier goes over basic terms everyone needs to understand before diving into EOS. The terms are Block.one, EOSIO, and EOS.


5. Investments

1) Block.one's EOSIO Hackathon: Block.one announces the winner of "Coding for Change" Virtual Hackathon, Lifebank. "Lifebank designed an application that has the potential to provide a lifeline to local communities by creating value exchange between eligible donors, donation centers, and sponsors." Here is Lifebank's pitch for the Hackathon. Also, take a look at how the Coding for Change participants used EOSIO to improve societal infrastructure. Lifebank was awarded $100,000 for their winning dApp.


2) Galaxy Interactive: EOSWriter tweeted that "Galaxy Interactive's latest investment ($10 million) is in a company hoping to lead the creation of a universe of interconnected virtual worlds-the metaverse." EOSWriter's article reported that "The company, Playable Worlds, is building a cloud-based sandbox massively multiplayer online (MMO) game that offers new kinds of gameplay and game experiences in worlds that feel more real and immersive than with previous technologies."


6. Community Announcements & Articles

1) Daniel Larimer's article: EOSIO throughput and a response to paper on "Transactional Statistics of High-Scalability Blockchain."


2) Malik Corbett's articles: (1) Analysis on Delegated Proof of Stake, and (2) Are We On the Cusp of a 2017 Type Crypto Rally?


3) CTO EOS Amsterdam: "EOSIO as your blockchain platform of choice" article


4) Block.one Votes again: On Friday, Block.one dropped their vote candidates from 10 to 9 Block Producers. EOS Writer did a great recap of the 9 Block Producers who were voted in this week.


5) EOS Nation's AMA Recap: Read the Satoshi Club x EOS AMA Recap from June 8


6) Fighting Against EOS FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, & Doubt): Website on "EOS - Why It's the Fastest Growing Blockchain in Existence"


7) EOS mainnet celebrates it's two-year birthday: June 14, 2020 marked the second anniversary of the first block on the activated EOS mainnet.


8) Block.one's Webinar tutorials from June 15-18, 2020. Sign up here.


Disclaimer: KJ Kingsley is not a financial advisor and holds the digital tokens or cryptocurrencies represented in the content above. This content is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. Nothing contained in this post constitutes a solicitation, recommendation, endorsement, or offer by myself to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments in this or in any other jurisdiction in which such solicitation or offer would be unlawful under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of any of the author’s employers.

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