We Know Nodes.

We are still charged up over last month’s Series B announcement and we are continuing to build on that momentum into Q4. With growing partnerships between SKALE, MyEtherWallet, and Blockdaemon; being honored by CB Insights as a Top Fintech Company of 2021; and continued service enhancements, we are excited to finish 2021 strong.

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Company and Protocol Updates 

This month marks a momentous milestone for the SKALE ecosystem. For the first time, users can now stake their native SKL tokens from within the My Ether Wallet mobile app. Our amazing partners, MEW, have integrated with Blockdaemon to bring this mobile staking experience to life. Check out the blog! SKALE’s New Mobile Staking Experience.

Acala Announces Liquid Staking Validator Program in Partnership with Blockdaemon. As the first partner in Acala’s Liquid Staking Validator Program, Blockdaemon has started running validators for the KSM Liquid Staking pool to provide multiple layers of risk mitigation while supporting the secure growth of Acala and Karura. Blockdaemon also provides the KSM Liquid Staking pool participants low commissions (2%) and a no-slash guarantee meaning users are insured if a node malfunction occurs. 

Blockdaemon is extremely proud to be recognized as a CB Insights, Fintech 250: The Top Fintech Companies Of 2021. This is a prestigious list of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking financial tech. Story here.

We started the process of rolling out Ubiquity HA Clusters across supported protocols, starting with Ethereum.  Our Ubiquity HA Clusters provide you with a consistent, scalable, single, cross-blockchain API service. If blockchain services are critical for your business, HA clusters provide resilient and robust solutions.  Check out the blog – Get a Consistent Ethereum Service with Ubiquity HA Clusters.

As a followup to our Staking reporting feature released last month, we now have an overview section for your staked assets. See your portfolio balance, your rewards, and your total balance for Algorand, Polkadot. More protocols to come! Simply visit Staking Overview to use this feature today.

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News & Events

Messari’s Mainnet 2021 was a huge success. The Blockdaemon team had the chance to link up with one another and connect with business partners outside of the company. In addition, Blockdaemon hosted a panel featuring Konstantin, Aya Kantorovich (FalconX), Jack O’Holleran (SKALE Labs), Sarah Olsen (J.P. Morgan), Oli Harris (Goldman Sachs), and Jesus Rodriguez (IntoTheBlock). If you didn’t get the chance to see the panel live, check it out HERE!

 

The Blockdaemon team started hitting the events roadshow in late July and we haven’t stopped. We are looking to finish the year strong and encourage other attendees to reach out if you’re interested in connecting! Check out a few of the shows we’ll be attending.

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Keke’s Latest Tips

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

My name is Keke Woods, the Director of Customer Support for Blockdaemon! My goal is not only to bring an enriching customer experience to our Blockdaemon community but to make sure our customers are happy. Make sure to be on the lookout for Keke’s Latest Tips to learn more about our amazing Blockdaemon App!

Deploying a Node

Creating a Blockdaemon account is free, quick, and easy. Just a few clicks and you’re well on your way to purchase and deploy your first Node! 

Step 1 Go to www.blockdaemon.com and click Sign Up.

Step 2 Once you are logged into your Blockdaemon dashboard, click the Deploy a Node button.

From within the app, you’ll find easy-to-read metrics and connection info right on your node card. 

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Engaging Reads

TECHCRUNCH: How My Company is Winning the War for Engineering Talent by Konstantin Richter In June, more than 365,000 tech jobs in the U.S. were vacant, with software developers, IT support specialists, systems engineers and architects among the most coveted workers by employers. Yet, we are hiring 10 to 15 engineers a month…

BLOCKDATA: Mitigating Risks in Institutional Staking Developed by Visa’s research and product teams, the UPC project is designed to establish dedicated payment channels between different blockchain networks, connecting CBDC networks between countries as well as connecting CBDCs with private stablecoin networks.

BLOCKWORKS: Blockdaemon CEO: Staking and Lending Will Make DeFi Mainstream – Konstantin Richter predicts that the market size of crypto will expand three to four times due to the evolution around liquid staking, lending and DeFi.  

BLOCKDAEMON BLOGS

Ethereum Post Merge Plans – How To Earn Rewards – Ethereum 2.0 (ETH2) is coming. If you want to know; Why are institutions looking at ETH2? What does the Merge transitions Ethereum to proof-of-stake chain means? How to earn rewards? What happens after the merge? Check this out!

Network Effects and Flywheels in DeFi for Institutions – What do these crypto and fintech experts think is the future of institutional DeFi institutional adoption?

Navigating the World of Blockchain Compliance Currently, the infrastructure we manage is unregulated. This can be seen as blockchain’s base-layer and is comprised of decentralized, open-source technology. The nodes we host and the validators we run are the building blocks for many companies.

Introducing Our Web App UI Refresh – A great UI is vital for client success. With our recent web app update, we’ve, simplified the client journey on our web app, made blockchain metrics crystal clear, and enhanced the Ubiquity API experience

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 hello@blockdaemon.com.

 

Stay tuned,

The Blockdaemons