We started 2021 off on an eventful note, establishing a high growth benchmark for the rest of the year — not to mention celebrating 2 years since our mainnet launch anniversary!
In January, we saw the listing and trading launch for Hg Exchange’s asset-backed securities (ABS) whisky listing, tokenised by yours truly! By digitising this highly coveted luxury asset that can now be purchased by accredited investors within the platform — we’ve delivered a powerful blockchain use case that indicates what tokenisation can do for a large number of industries. The possibilities are endless and exciting, and we’re looking forward to being part of enabling more open and inclusive finance across the world.
Another major announcement was Zilswap’s new governance token $ZWAP, which launched on 4 February in order to transition decision-making over to the community. This will play a significant role in decentralising the DEX’s network.
A quorum was reached on ZIP-12 (Governance Portal proposal). The proposal outlined a process to democratise future ZIP voting and implementation to create a more self-reliant and decentralised Zilliqa Ecosystem. Thanks to discussion and voting from all our $gZIL holders, we’re one step closer to that goal!
All in all, it was a productive and busy growth month which created engagement, excitement and earned us 3 million tweet impressions!
The team released Zilliqa version
7.1.0 in mid January (release notes here). This version includes a significant fix for a long-undetected bug around the transaction pool management inside individual miner nodes, which in certain situations could cause transactions to be dropped without getting confirmed. Thanks to an improved transaction tracking feature introduced in version
7.0.0 back in December, we were able to discover the source of the bug, and it should be effectively resolved now on the mainnet.
- Check out this great community-made video on Zilliqa by Hashoshi!
- Zilliqa Observer Podcast was launched
- ZilPay went live on the iOS App Store
- DeFi wallet Frontier enabled iOS and Android users to interact with Zilliqa staking via Trust Wallet.
- Watch our latest Hive Mind podcast episode featuring Xcademy
- ZILHive Wave 8 grantees announced
- On the Developer Education front, Amrit Kumar delivered a presentation for Blockchained India’s 100 days of Code demo.
All things Zeeves!
Zeeves has recorded almost 40,000 registrations and over 50,000 transactions. About USD 100,000 has been bought via Zeeves since its launch! As we onboard new partners through the year, we’re eagerly looking forward to the possibilities and reaching new people in the crypto community.
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