We Know Nodes.

INCREDIBLE year for the industry as well as Blockdaemon. We couldn’t have made it this far without our partners, clients and support from everyone in-between. 2021 was the explosion of DeFi usage; NFT’s became a part of popular culture; there was a rise in institutional investments; and the metaverse is rising. Blockdaemon completed the Series A & B and became a unicorn in September; more than 10x’d our company manpower; acquired multiple companies to drive new strategies; and partnered with some of the most impactful protocols and services in the space. We are departing 2021 with new partnerships, an acquisition, and some final announcements. Read on!

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Company and Protocol Updates 

One clear message from the Messari “What’s at Stake in Staking-as-a-Service?” report is that staking is here to stay. Staking is expected to grow into a $40 billion industry by 2025. As proof-of-stake continues its ascent to mass-adoption, Blockdaemon is here to support your staking journey.

How do we deliver an excellent staking service? 1. Our security-first approach mitigates slashing. 2. Our expertise blockchain engineers guarantee uptime. 3. Our experience across 20+ leading staking protocols means our team will guide you every step of the way.

Blockdaemon is proud to join as a founding member of the Flashbots ETH2 Working Group. Today we run over 15,000 ETH2 validator nodes. As a leading ETH2 node operator, we want to help ensure that there is a fair and efficient MEV solution on Ethereum post-merge. Blockdaemon’s responsibilities as a founding member will include: 1. Using Flashbots on Ethereum post-merge. 2. Participating in user interviews and product feedback with Flashbots. 3. Testing the Flashbots software on ETH2 testnets.

Last month, we welcomed Anyblock as the newest member of the Blockdaemon family. Anyblock joins the ranks of Blockdaemon’s roster of innovative acquisitions. With this new addition, Anyblock’s talented team and quality products will bring Blockdaemon’s client offerings to the next level. “All of us are thrilled to join forces with Blockdaemon as our services and teams supplement each other nicely. We want to thank everyone that has gotten us to this point! Now we are looking forward to helping accelerate Blockdaemon’s growth even further and extending our relationships in the various ecosystems,” said Anyblock CEO Peter Eulberg.

Nodes have transformed the world of modern finance. It was the first industry to be disrupted by this new technology. The birth of DeFi is a direct result. This cone of progress is expanding to many other areas. The music industry is no exception. Audius is changing how creators create, distribute and monetize their work. Read more HERE.

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News & Events

We were grateful to get together in Miami with the focus on team building, 2022 planning, and celebration for an unprecedented 2021. There were 120 employees that represented 15 different countries and everyone welcomed the 80-degree, sunny days.

Lastly, we had an amazing time closing out the year with a few more events in Miami and Hamburg.

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Keke’s Hot Tips
“Building a good customer experience does not happen by accident, it happens by design.”
– Claire Muscutt

This month, Keke Woods focuses the node dashboard inside the Blockdaemon app. Check out the video below!

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Interesting Reads & Listening

WATCH: Blockdaemon CEO, Konstantin Richter, contributed to a panel at Solana Breakpoint along with: Daniel Hwang (Stakefish), Ella Kuze (Solana Foundation), and moderator, Gleb Dudka (Greenfield One). Check it out here: Breakpoint 2021: Silicon Skin in the Game: Staking from Retail to the Enterprise

THE VERGE: Nike just bought a virtual shoe company that makes NFTs and sneakers ‘for the metaverse’ – The apparel giant announced the acquisition of RTFKT Studios, which it calls “a leading brand that leverages cutting edge innovation to deliver next generation collectibles that merge culture and gaming.”

CNBC: Bill Gates: Metaverse will host most virtual meetings in a few years – Gates notes that the Covid-19 pandemic has already “revolutionized” the workplace, with more companies than ever offering flexibility for employees who want to work remotely. “Those changes will only intensify in the years to come,” Gates writes, and he says remote working will only pull more people into the metaverse.

BLOCKDAEMON BLOGS:

How We Deliver Excellent Customer Service – At Blockdaemon, we believe that customer service is paramount to our clients’ successes. That’s why we’ve developed a world-class customer service strategy. This helps our clients win. At Blockdaemon, we’ve developed a customer service approach that exceeds expectations. The three pillars of our gold-standard customer service are: 1. Unique Customer Communication Channel. 2. Dedicated Relationship Manager. 3. On-Demand Support Team.

Lido: The Easy Way To Earn Staking Yields – In proof-of-stake networks, you can earn rewards by staking or delegating cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, there are a couple of barriers to entry including illiquid assets & minimum staking thresholds. The partnership between Lido and Blockdaemon will help solve both problems.

The team continues to expand so check us out and apply! And as always, get the latest on new releases and product updates: Check the Blockdaemon Blog, follow the discussion on Twitter and Linkedin, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have at [email protected]

Stay tuned,
The Blockdaemons