Amazing News From The NEAR Foundation, ATOM 2.0, Juno Mesh Security, and more...
As the team resettles in from a fun, motivational, and interesting week in Medellin, Colombia at the Cosmoverse event, there’s a lot to wrap up. In this week’s newsletter edition:
- ATOM 2.0
- Juno Mesh Security
- Introduction of the Ignite Blockchain
- Polygon and OCEEF Partnership
- NEAR Announces Partnership With Google Cloud
During Cosmosverse, ATOM 2.0 and its new outline was announced. As the realization of a secure software stack (Tendermint, IBC and the SDK) for interconnecting application-specific blockchains has evolved into an ecosystem of sovereign, interoperable communities and an inter-blockchain communication economy (IBC), it is now time for the next steps.
Technologies such as interchain security and liquid staking are being developed. The Cosmos Hub's new role positions the hub as a secure platform on which others can build the next generation of interchain-native infrastructure and applications. The Cosmos Hub will secure and capitalize ecosystem-critical applications while also acting as a gateway for new Cosmos participants and a coordinating center for interchain infrastructure and administrative concerns. For all the info on the ATOM 2.0 changes, have a look at our full article.
Juno Mesh Security
ATOM 2.0 introduced Interchain Security, designed to empower the Cosmos Hub and align with the vision to deliver the tools for a sovereign decision making in an open-economy. During the same Cosmoverse event, Juno announced Mesh Security to empower Juno ecosystem and Osmosis users. According to Juno Mesh Security is needed as a value sharing model of security that allows even small chain to survive without losing Sovereignty. The complete overview of the Mesh Security Proposal can be found here.
Introduction of the Ignite Blockchain
On September 28th, the Ignite blockchain was announced. Ignite blockchain is set out to become an all-in-one easy to use solution for launching Cosmos chains from testnet to mainnet! Ignite Dev simplifies finding validators, coordinating the genesis and distributing token supply.
Ignite Chain makes the process of launching new blockchains trustless and building on top of it will be effortless. Furthermore, Ignite supports the entire project lifecycle from testnet to mainnet and allows projects to tokenize the total supply of a future mainnet chain before launch. Finally, the Ignite blockchain will come with the Ignite Launchpad, a place to go for Cosmos projects to obtain visibility, raise funds and launch their chain while inviting their community to discover and participate in their launch. More information can be found on Github.
Polygon and OCEEF Partnership
Entertainment is an excellent way to make people more aware of and responsive to the problems that we collectively face. With that in mind, Polygon announced its partnership with the Ocean Conservation Exploration and Education Foundation (OCEEF) to promote ocean literacy by developing new and engaging ways to expose people to deep sea missions.
The common goal of this effort is to ensure that the ocean and its preservation are topics of discussion for future generations. OCEEF is opening the doors to its cutting-edge research vessel, the RV Odyssey, to allow the general public to explore all of the ship's facilities and real-time data via immersive, interactive Metaverse experiences. Learn more here.
NEAR Announces Partnership With Google Cloud
On the 4th of October the NEAR Foundation announced a new collaboration between Google Cloud and the NEAR Protocol. Google Cloud will now provide technical support to NEAR grant recipients. Google Cloud, which is open and developer-friendly, will help developers build and scale their Web3 projects and dApps. The collaboration will accelerate blockchain innovation. Developers will be able to create without constraints even more easily as they build dApps and assist in the mass adoption of Web3.
Read the full announcement here:
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