Stakin - Bi-Weekly Newsletter Vol. 32

Lots of Stakin news, Juno Stake Drop, Star Atlas Token Sale and more..

Hi Readers, 

There were a couple of slow weeks in the blockchain market, but things have taken up, so we have a lot of news to share! In this week’s newsletter, we will be discussing: 

  • Stakin Hired a Head of Marketing! 

  • Junø Stake Drop is Coming Up! 

  • Marinade Finance introduces Liquid Staking on Solana 

  • Star Atlas Token Sale Details Are Now Available 

  • Exodus Issues Security Token on Algorand 

  • Stakin To Be Part of The First Cohort of KILT’s Initial Collators 

  • Emeris Launch! 

  • ICON 2.0 Upcoming 

  • OMM Launch on ICON

Stakin Hired a Head of Marketing! 

We have been working hard to expand our team and are thrilled to announce that Gisele Schout, our Content Marketing Specialist, will be expanding her role into the Head of Marketing. She has started her new tasks on the 16th of August and will be focussing first on creating a complete digital marketing strategy for the next quarters. From there on, we will be implementing new marketing efforts, strategies, implementations and partnerships to expand Stakin’s reach further. 

Junø Stake Drop is Coming Up

In other exciting news, Junø has announced their Stake Drop! The Juno genesis supply is going to stake $ATOM addresses based on the Feb 18th stargate snapshot. As a result, 30.663.193 total $JUNO will go to 50000 unique ATOM addresses on a 1:1 basis on October 1st as the network launches.

For more information, have a look at the link below.

Marinade Finance Introduces Liquid Staking for Solana

In partnership with Saber, Marinade Finance announced the creation of mSOL/SOL pool, which makes staking on Solana liquid and thus, accessible to all! Marinade Finance is the very first liquid staking protocol built on Solana that allows its users to frictionlessly stake, trade, earn rewards and collateralized their staked $SOL by tokenizing in the form of mSOL.

You can earn by:

Star Atlas Token Sale Details Are Now Available

In other great news, the Star Atlas Token Sale details are now available. First, starting on August 26th, 2021, FTX, Raydium and Apollo-X will host the Solana-powered Star Atlas metaverse sale. Then, in two IDO’s, an additional allocation of $ATLAS and $POLIS tokens will be available to holders of meta-posters.

To ensure a fair and transparent launch of its tokens in eligible jurisdictions worldwide, Star Atlas is launching an Initial exchange offering (IEO) on FTX and an Initial DEX Offering (IDO) on both Apollo-X and Raydium launchpad platforms.

For all info, check the link below.

https://medium.com/star-atlas/star-atlas-token-sale-details-revealed-857bf7505fdd

Exodus Issues Security Token on Algorand 

Exodus, a company dedicated to making cryptocurrency simple and accessible to all, announced that its digital Common Stock Tokens, which represent one share of its Class A common stock, will use the Algorand blockchain as its native blockchain. Exodus' EXIT tokens will be released on Algorand together with Securitize, an SEC-registered transfer agent and the first end-to-end digital platform utilizing blockchain technology for transfer agent services. Exodus shareholders will be able to claim EXIT tokens on Algorand via the Exodus wallet. In an article, Exodus mentioned that they expect to list its shares on tZERO and expect that the EXIT tokens will be used on tZERO to facilitate trading in Exodus Stock. 

Stakin To Be Part of The First Cohort of KILT’s Initial Collators 

On the 13th of August 2021, KILT Protocol announced their selection of the first 16 collators that will comprise the Initial Collators Programme. We at Stakin are happy to announce that we have been chosen to participate as well! KILT’s Mainnet will launch after it secures a Kusama parachain slot; KILTs parachain will include staking and their initial token economy at launch. Thus, the first phase of staking will be possible on KILT from genesis. KILT has selected and onboarded the first group of collators over the recent weeks to prepare for launch. In the future, the number of collators will be gradually increased to 75 and then afterwards maybe even 150 collators. 

Emeris Launch! 

Furthermore, Emeris by Tendermint went live on August 17th, 2021. Emeris is a one-stop portal for all crypto apps, no matter what blockchain they run on. The beta version of Emeris, which is now live, will let users experience cross-chain DeFi like never seen before. And so, we can talk about it all day long, but we’d like to tell you to go and try it yourself!

ICON 2.0 Upcoming & OMM Launch

On August 18th, the ICON Foundation announced that the ICON 2.0 Migration is now around 87% finished. Making the upcoming migration closer than ever. And we, at Stakin, are very thrilled about this!

But that’s not all when it comes to big steps for ICON! Recently, the second DeFi project on the network, OMM, was launched! In addition, ICON’s very first money market opens on August 24 around 5 am UTC. So, we’d say, let the countdown begin.

For more info: https://twitter.com/ommfinance