Stakin Bi-Weekly Newsletter Vol. 30

Stakin PersistenceOne Giveaway, Live On New Networks and More!

Hi Readers, 

It has been a crazy few weeks in the blockchain space. Thus, in this week’s newsletter, we will discuss: 

  • Stakin Giveaway for PersistenceOne 

  • Polygon and Sandbox Collaboration 

  • Solana Akash Hackathon! 

  • Tendermint Becomes a Strategic Investor in Persistence 

  • ICON OMM.finance Airdrip  

  • Stakin Joins the Akash Active Validator Set 

  • Osmosis IBC AMM Launch

  • Binance $MATIC Deposits via Polygon 

Stakin Giveaway for Persistence One 

Last week we organized a unique giveaway for the community! We’d like to give a big shout out to everyone who joined the giveaway. Congrats to the winners. You've been contacted via email to claim your $XPRT rewards!! 

Polygon x Sandbox Collaboration Announcement 

Last week, Polygon and The Sandbox announced their collaboration. The Sandbox is a community-driven platform where creators can monetize voxel ASSETS and gaming experiences on the blockchain. The Sandbox has been around for eight years as a virtual world where players can build, own, and monetize their voxel gaming experiences.

The Sandbox's speed and gas cost efficiency will vastly improve with the integration of Polygon for the VoxEdit NFT (non-fungible token) builder for creating voxel game assets, the Marketplace for buying and selling assets, and the Game Maker tool. Check the full announcement here.

Solana Akash Hackathon 

In a recent effort to accelerate the development of Web 3.0 and Decentralized Finance applications, Akash sponsored the Solana Hackathon with $15,000 in prizes, paid out in AKT. They presented four challenges, each of which required attendees to deploy an open-source application on Akash, integrate it with a separate decentralized storage solution, create a gateway (bridge) between the Akash and Solana blockchains to exchange directly and create integration between Akash and Torus.

For the list of the winners, have a look here: https://akash.network/blog

Tendermint Becomes a Strategic Investor in Persistence 

Recently, Persistence announced that Tendermint, the core contributor of the Cosmos Ecosystem, will be joining them as a strategic investor. Both parties will work together to push the boundaries of Decentralized Finance, accelerate the interchain movement, and grow the Cosmos ecosystem. 

ICON OMM.finance Airdrip

On the 28th of June 2021, the ICON Foundation announced that they will be partnering with OMM.finance on an Airdrip initiative to celebrate the official launch of OMM. 

Through the ICON Community Airdrip program, ICX delegators will be able to claim OMM every week. The first drip will be on Monday, the 5th of July 2021, at 3 am EST after OMM Finance launches. For all the details, have a look at the full announcement here

Stakin Joins the Akash Active Validator Set 

We’re thrilled to announce that Stakin has joined the Akash Network active validator set. For all the information, have a look at Akash Bigdipper

In case you’d like to send your Akash $AKT for delegation to Stakin, this is the contract address: akashvaloper12fnzqmnja37mf2y9m6r3dleq5n3jkz7pfkpzmy 

For more information on delegating on Akash Network or the network itself, have a look at our articles below. 

Introduction To Akash Network
The unstoppable cloud — what is it, and why is Akash so special?medium.com

How To Stake Akash Network $AKT
Staking $AKT to Power the World’s First Decentralized Cloud for DeFi and High Growth Organizationsmedium.com

Osmosis IBC AMM Launch

Then, in other great news! Big congratulations to Osmosis on their launch! Osmosis is a decentralized peer-to-peer blockchain that people can use to create liquidity and trade IBC enabled tokens. The Osmosis blockchain is made up of free, public, open-source software.  

For those interested, there is currently an ION and OSMO airdrop going. You will be eligible for earning assets through completing different missions described on the Osmosis platform here

Binance $MATIC deposits via Polygon 

Good news for all $MATIC owners! We are thrilled that Binance has added support for deposits & withdrawals of BEP2 MATIC token, again. Users can select their preferred networks to deposit or withdraw MATIC tokens - both ERC20 and BEP2 versions.

DISCLAIMER: This is not financial advice. Staking, delegation, and cryptocurrencies involve a high degree of risk, and there is always the possibility of loss, including the loss of all staked digital assets. Additionally, delegators are at risk of slashing in case of security or liveness faults on some protocols. We advise you to do your due diligence before choosing a validator.