⚔️ 🦉 Gnosis Chain Weekly · 28 July 2023

August 15, 2023

Shapella August 1st!

The Shapella hard-fork is upon us ~  August 1st, 2023 at Epoch: 648704 / Slot: 10379264 / 11:34:20 UTC! This major milestone marks a significant step forward in the evolution of Gnosis Chain. Most notably, Shapella enables withdrawals for staked GNO.

Node runners, please schedule time now to update your nodes if you haven't already - it’s critical for ensuring the security of Gnosis Chain and a successful hard-fork! The process can be completed within a few clicks. The Shapella hard-fork only requires node runners to update their Consensus and Execution Layer clients.

Last week, we hosted the monthly Validator Meetup. Gnosis Chain core devs joined us to address questions about Shapella and necessary preparations for node runners. Check out the recording if you missed the call.

Join us for the Shapella livestream on August 1, 2023 at 11AM UTC. More details below!

🌉 Scheduled Bridge Downtime ~ We will have scheduled bridge downtime. Both OmniBridge and xDAI bridges will be paused before the fork and will resume operation after the hard-fork is completed.

For any questions about Shapella, please head over to the Gnosis Chain Discord: http://discord.gg/gnosischain

🦉 Updates

🔥 Shapella Meme Contest

The Shapella meme contest is live ~ post a meme on Twitter to earn $GNO!

🌉 Hashi 橋 Testnet

The Goerli > Gnosis Chain Hashi Testnet is live! Hashi is a framework for bridge aggregation that prioritizes security. In this first deployment 4 different bridges, including the cutting edge zk-light clients, need to validate a Goerli block header independently before it is accepted on Gnosis. Check out the thread below to learn more!

The Sygma team also published a blog post to announce their support of Gnosis in the implementation of Hashi! Sygma's cross-chain infrastructure, paired with Gnosis's robust Ethereum-based tools, will contribute to an efficient Hashi implementation, enhancing the interconnectedness of the entire blockchain ecosystem.

🦉 💳 Gnosis Pay Puzzle Challenge

Gnosis Pay launched last week, capturing the attention of the EthCC crowd at Martin Koppelmann's talk. This week, Gnosis Pay announced a campaign to win 1/50 NFTs, redeemable for free Gnosis Pay cards!

Register for a card here.

📡 Gateway FM x Gnosis Pay

Gateway FM is the first truly decentralised high-performance blockchain infra/node provider. In fact, it powers the Gnosis Pay infrastructure! Learn more in their Twitter post from this week.

🍨 Gelato x Gnosis Pay

Did you know that Gelato also powers the Gnosis Pay infrastructure! Gelato is web3's decentralized backend empowering builders to create augmented smart contracts that are automated, gasless & off-chain available on all major EVM-compatible blockchains including Ethereum, Polygon, Fantom, Arbitrum, BNB Chain, Optimism and many more.

📂 Nimbus x Gnosis Chain

Nimbus is a personalized Web3 portfolio tool for DEFI users. This week they announced support for Gnosis Chain!

👷 Gnosis Builders Weekly Breakdown

The Gnosis Builders drive the adoption and development of the Gnosis Chain ecosystem. Check out their weekly update and latest podcast with Zonaris!

✅ Agnostic Relay Enabling Optimistic Relaying

The Agnostic Relay team announced this week that bonded optimistic relaying will be enabled soon. The opt-in feature accepts collateral amounts of up to 1 ETH from builders in order to enable optimistic validation for their blocks using the MEV-Boost-Relay. The integration will increase relay performance for both block proposers and builders.

🧑🏾‍💻 Gnosis Chain Core Devs Call

The weekly Core Devs Call featured info about the Shapella hard-fork ~ the recording of the call is linked below!

⚖️ GnosisDAO Governance Summary

The latest GnosisDAO Governance Summary with up to date info about activity on the Gnosis Forum and Snapshot is hot off the press. Check it out!

🧑🏾‍💻🥷⛓️Events & Hackathons

🦉 DappCon 2023

DappCon speaker applications are closing on Monday, July 31st. DappCon 2023 is scheduled for September 11th - 13 at Radialsystem in Berlin, Germany. Hosted by Gnosis since 2018, DappCon is a fantastic opportunity for developers and blockchain professionals to come together, network, and stay up to date on the latest trends in the ecosystem.

🇫🇷 EthCC x Gnosis Chain

EthCC was monumental this year with the announcement of Gnosis Pay and all the related side events. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Gnosis Chain booth, attended our talks and signed up for a Gnosis Card!

🥷🏽 Stealth Safe ETHGlobal Hackathon Winner

Stealth Safe is a proof-of-concept enabling Stealth Addresses for Safe multisigs. Facilitating privacy-preserved transactions; pivotal for AA users. No fund traceability. Stealth Safe won best Safe project at the ETH Global Paris hackathon this year! The hackathon had over 1,400 eager hackers and more than 300 great projects. Over 70 projects were deployed on Gnosis Chain successfully!

🙏 Thank you

Come say hello in the Gnosis Chain Discord. Join us for the next GnosisDAO Community Call on Thursday August 10th, 2023 at 3PM UTC / 5PM CET on the GnosisDAO Twitter Spaces.

See you on-chain!

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