- By today (June 2, 2022) our MaxCap multiplier’s ratio will have increased from 6:1 to 12:1, our biggest increase yet.
- 350 registrations and a record breaking 37 submissions in the hackathon Hack Money 2022.
- 2 new partnership announcements celebrating the integration of Aurora and Evmos chains.
- Covalent’s going to Consensus 2022, from June 9th to 12th.
Message from Ganesh
On May 4th, Covalent announced its pledge to contribute $25 million in funding for data verifiability in Web3 and bringing staking to the Covalent Network. Since then, the staking parameters have increased every two weeks to ensure operators have the safest staking security with open-access to all token holders. By today, the MaxCap multiplier’s ratio will have increased from 6:1 to 12:1, our biggest increase yet. This means that the maximum a Network Operator can accept in delegations is 2,100,000 CQT, and the circulating supply staked will go from 4.9% to 9%.
- Read more: Covalent Network Overview
1/ ICYMI, the $CQT community filled up our 1st staking allocation in less than 24hrs😱...— Covalent (@Covalent_HQ) May 17, 2022
📊Who's now been redeeming ~US$5K DAILY since last week!
Locking up $CQT means➡️more secure Covalent network & more rewards for $CQT holders🚀🚀🚀
A thread: pic.twitter.com/emUQV96Crd
Covalent Integrates with Aurora
On May 23rd, Covalent announced its integration with Aurora, an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) created by the team at the NEAR protocol. Aurora delivers a turn-key solution for developers to operate their apps on an Ethereum-compatible and scalable platform with low transaction costs for users.
1/ Today we’re excited to announce our integration with @auroraisnear 🎉 an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) created by the team at @NEARProtocol, delivering a turn-key solution for devs.#UnifiedAPI— Covalent (@Covalent_HQ) May 23, 2022
Learn more about the integration ⬇️🧵⬇️ pic.twitter.com/uYQ8gIr0ak
Covalent Integrates with Evmos
On May 30th, Covalent announced its integration with Evmos, a scalable, high-throughput Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain that is fully compatible and interoperable with Ethereum. Developers will be able to have all the desired features of Ethereum, while at the same time, benefit from the Tendermint core PoS implementation.
1/ 🎉 Today we’re excited to announce our integration with @EvmosOrg 💥— Covalent (@Covalent_HQ) May 30, 2022
Evmos is bringing the world of Ethereum-based apps and assets to the interoperable networks of the @cosmos ecosystem & aligning dev and user incentives.#UnifiedAPI
Learn more about the integration ⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/lLbb7WA7VB
Hack Money by ETHGlobal 2022
We’re thrilled to have taken part in HackMoney organized by EthGlobal, where we saw a record number of 37 submissions for our DeFi Analytics Dashboard/App bounty. Two of the Hackathon finalist winners, Whip, and Wido Router, both used our API for their projects.
Whip: Treasury Analytics Tool
Meetup-in-a-Box Organized by Alchemist in Nigeria
One of our Alchemists, Kingsley Eyo, hosted Meetup in Uyo, Nigeria. The topic of discussion was “Introduction to Web3 and building a Career in Web3”, and more than 25+ people attended the Meetup.
Chainlink Event in Vancouver
We were fortunate to be able to attend Web3: The Future of Technology and Consensus hosted by Chainlink in Vancouver, BC. This was the first of regular meetups scheduled to take place, involving web3 topics like DeFi, security, data consensus, and more!
Publications and Features
On May 13th, David Shuttleworth at ConsenSys wrote an in-depth analysis about Covalent. This article highlights our decentralized network of blockchain data, our mechanism design, and our tokenomics.
- Read the article here: Covalent: A Decentralized Blockchain Database and API
Also on May 13th, Brandon Rochon, Data Scientist at Covalent, appeared on the GAINS Associate podcast, discussing data business in web3, read scalability, and block reorganization with other web3 professionals.
- Listen to the recording here: The Crypto Rocket Show: Web3 & Data Talk
On May 25th, Daniel C. Park, Data Journalist at Covalent, published his commentary on how Nomad bridge is trading off latency for absolute security in response to the bridges that have been robbed of a billion dollars this quarter alone.
- Read the article: Bridge Security: New Tech Means Bridge Hacks Should Be Just a Memory
On May 30th, Ganesh Swami, CEO and co-founder of Covalent, participated in a podcast with Crypto News discussing P2E games, why we need granular, historical data, on-chain analysis, current challenges in the data space, tax season, Unified APIs and APIs in crypto.
- Listen to the podcast here: Ganesh Swami on Granular, Historical Data
Other Media Mentions
May 4th: Read the press release on Covalent’s launch of staking - Covalent pledges $25M in funding to bring data verifiability to Web3
May 12th: Read the interview with Ganesh Swami by Victory Square, a Venture Builder - In Conversation: Ganesh Swami of Covalent
May 16th: Brandon Rochon provides feedback on the centralized versus decentralized exchange argument and what the future could hold for both. - Centralized exchanges vs decentralized exchanges: Can the DEX win out?
May 16th: An interview with Brandon Rochon and Lahm Ho, CEO of Bomb Crypto and the future of NFT gaming. - Bomb Crypto Prepares for Launchpad, CEO Hosts Text AMA
May 28th: Erik Ashdown, Ecosystem at Covalent, is announced as one of the judges for the Moonriver Grant Hackathon - Huobi Incubator Announces Strategic Sponsorship with Moonbeam, Introduces the Moonriver Grant Hackathon
Covalent is pleased to announce that we’ll be going to Consensus, from June 9th to 12th. Make sure to say hi!
Team going to Consensus 2022:
Thank you for all of your continued support! We look forward to sharing more exciting updates. You can join our mailing list for regular news or reach out to me directly.
Co-Founder and CEO, Covalent
Covalent provides the industry-leading Unified API bringing visibility to billions of Web3 data points. Developers use Covalent to build exciting multi-chain applications like crypto wallets, NFT galleries, and investor dashboard tools utilizing data from 32+ blockchains. Covalent is trusted by a community of 27,000+ developers and powers data for 1000+ applications including 0x, Zerion, Rainbow Wallet, Rotki, Bitski and many others.