Grantee Roundup: January 2021

Our intrepid grantees have been protecting busy as at all times – learn on for some latest accomplishments 🏆


ENS (Ethereum Title Service) runs on the Ethereum blockchain, nevertheless it’s not only for ETH addresses! ENS maps human-readable domains to areas all throughout the distributed internet, together with ethereum and different blockchain addresses, Tor .onion addresses, decentralized web sites and knowledge hashes saved on IPFS, and extra. ENS continues to increase its attain, with latest integrations together with:

That is removed from every part – learn the ENS 2020 Retrospective for a recap of a fairly packed yr, comply with ENS on Twitter @ensdomains and take a look at the 2021 roadmap to see what’s subsequent.

Textile and 3box for IPLD Object signing and encryption

IPLD is an information structuring framework utilized in IPFS. Textile and 3Box acquired a mixed grant, joint funded with Protocol Labs, to create a signing and encryption normal to allow larger composability and interoperability between web3 functions whereas protecting consumer knowledge sovereign. All work funded by this grant has now been accomplished, together with:

Ethereum builders can already combine JOSE requirements akin to JWE and JWS into their IPLD-based dApps, and there is extra to come back! This work is a part of a long run effort to extend knowledge interoperability throughout IPFS/IPLD-based apps and instruments.
For extra, you possibly can comply with principal investigators carsonfarmer and oed, who proceed to have interaction with the neighborhood round this venture; comply with Textile on Twitter @textileio, or Slack; and 3box on Twitter @3boxdb, or Discord!

bitfly for eth2 block explorer

Because the launch of the beacon chain approached, the bitfly staff needed to ensure there was an open source eth2 block explorer from day 1. has turn out to be that and rather more, with a treasure trove of assets for Ethereum stakers and lovers together with:

  • Rising eth2 knowledge base
  • Broad number of trackers and visualizations together with charts with knowledge on liveness, participation, whole stake and extra
  • Mobile app for monitoring eth2 validators

Sustain with bitfly on Twitter @etherchain_org or Reddit u/etherchain.

However wait, there’s extra!

  • Unirep non-public and non-repudiable status system: accomplished sensible contracts, CLI and zk circuits
  • MPC Phase 2 UI: accomplished design and specification; developed elements together with server, CLI and browser shopper

Extra to come back subsequent month!

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