A Year In Review
Hey DripDropz Fam!
Can you believe January 2024 is already wrapping up? Let's hit the pause button and look back at an incredible 2023 we had together. It's been a wild ride full of cool new stuff, growth, and loads of fun with all of you. In this special issue of our newsletter, we're gonna rewind and check out all the awesome moments and big wins we've had on the Cardano network. Let's dive in!
Highlights of the Year
Community Engagement and Events 🌟
2023 was a year of extensive community engagement for DripDropz, marked by participation in numerous events across various cities and countries. These events not only strengthened DripDropz's presence in the Cardano community but also extended its reach to a broader audience interested in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs.
Key Community Engagement Events:
The Road to NFTxLV (May/June 2023):
Team Members: Adam Dean and team.
Cities Covered: Monterey, San Francisco, Crater Lake, Portland, Vancouver BC, Seattle, Boise, Las Vegas, and Phoenix.
Event Focus: Engaging with both Cardano community members and individuals outside the ecosystem, discussing blockchain, cryptocurrency, web3, and NFTs.
CEO Participation: Kyle Solomon also engaged in West Coast Crypto events.
RareEvo (August 2023) in Denver, Colorado:
Attendees: CEO Kyle Solomon, Co-founder Andrew Westberg, and COO Lloyd Duhon.
Event Overview: A cross-chain networking event for builders, fostering connections and collaborations across different blockchain communities.
NFTxLV (September 2023) in Las Vegas, NV:
Location: Westgate, Las Vegas.
DripDropz Team: Kyle Solomon (CEO/Co-Founder), Andrew Westberg (Co-Founder/Lead Dev), Latheesan (Lead Dev), Lloyd Duhon (COO), Adam Dean (Governance Dev), Quinn (Smart Contract Dev), and Darlington Wleh (Software & Systems Artisan).
Event Significance: An annual gathering for the Cardano NFT community, showcasing the latest developments and fostering community bonds.
Cardano Summit 2023 (November 2023) in Dubai:
Attendees: Co-founder Andrew Westberg, COO Lloyd Duhon, CTO Adam Dean, and Darlington Wleh (Software & Systems Artisan).
Event Scale: Hosted by the Cardano Foundation with 30k+ global attendees from over 25 industries and countries.
Highlights: Presentations by DripDropz team members and Adam Dean receiving the 2023 CIP Award.
SPARK by Fireblocks (December 2023) in Tulum, Mexico:
Attendee: COO Lloyd Duhon.
Event Overview: A networking event focused on fostering connections and exploring new opportunities in cross-blockchain infrastructure & regulatory compliance.
We really made our mark in the Cardano community and even reached out way beyond that. By jumping into all sorts of events, we showed everyone just how much we're into connecting with the community, working with other blockchain folks, and leading the way in this cool crypto world. And guess what? Our very own Adam Dean bagged the 2023 CIP Editors Award! We're really making waves in the blockchain and crypto scene!
Community Governance Just Got Real 🌟
2023 was a game-changer for us at DripDropz, especially when it comes to giving you guys a voice. We kicked off community governance this year, and it's been awesome! Now, you all get to have a real say in where Cardano is headed. It's all about making sure our community is right there with us, steering the ship together.
Key Events and Attendees:
March 2023 - CIP 1694 Workshop in Longmont, CO:
Location: IO Headquarters, Longmont, Colorado.
Attendees from DripDropz:
Lloyd Duhon: COO.
Andrew Westberg: Co-founder/Lead Developer.
Darlington Wleh: Developer.
Event Overview: This workshop was a groundbreaking event, focusing on CIP 1694, a proposal that plays a crucial role in the governance of the Cardano ecosystem. The DripDropz team engaged in in-depth discussions and planning, setting the stage for future governance initiatives.
May 2023 - CIP 1694 West Coast Crypto in Monterey, California
Organizer and Lead: Adam Dean, CTO DripDropz.
Event Overview: Adam took the initiative to organize and lead this community workshop on the West Coast of the United States. Kyle Solomon, CEO joined him for the workshop. The event focused on engaging the broader community in the governance process, emphasizing the importance of community input and participation in shaping the future of the Cardano ecosystem.
July 2023 - CIP 1694 Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland:
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.
Attendees from DripDropz:
Lloyd Duhon: COO
Adam Dean: CTO
Event Overview: The Edinburgh workshop represented a continuation of the efforts initiated in Longmont. Lloyd and Adam represented DripDropz, contributing their insights and expertise to the discussions on CIP 1694, further solidifying DripDropz's commitment to community-led governance.
So, 2023 wasn't just about cool tech stuff for us at DripDropz. It was really about setting up a solid base for a future that's all about you – our community. We've been running workshops and all sorts of initiatives to make sure everyone's on board and has a say. It's all about creating a space where your voice counts. And you know what? This focus on community governance is really going to shape where we're heading and how we grow. Here's to making Cardano and DripDropz even more awesome, together!
Integrating with Cardano's Finest 🌟
2023's been all about leveling up our platform, and we've done just that by integrating with some of the slickest players in the Cardano ecosystem. These integrations haven't just spiced up DripDropz; they've seriously upgraded your experience with spot-on data.
Here's the Scoop on Our Latest Integrations:
Teaming Up with TapTools:
What's TapTools? It's the go-to analytics guru for everything Cardano, offering a treasure trove of tools for tracking your portfolio, market trends, DeFi, NFTs, you name it.
The Cool Part: With TapTools' nifty data APIs woven into DripDropz, we're now serving up the most accurate token prices. Fresh, reliable market data is at your fingertips, helping you make informed choices.
Syncing with Charli3:
Meet Charli3: They're pioneering the decentralized oracle scene on Cardano, tackling those big Ethereum oracle issues like scaling and high fees.
Why You'll Love It: Charli3's integration means we're delivering super precise $ADA values. This translates to smoother, more dependable transactions for you, all underpinned by Cardano's secure infrastructure.
Linking Up with Vesper:
Vesper in a Nutshell: This user-friendly mobile wallet app is all about empowering you on Cardano. It's non-custodial, meaning total control over your assets, and it's your ticket to the vast world of Cardano dApps and NFTs.
The Benefit: Our link-up with Vesper simplifies how you claim tokens from DripDropz. Now, you can do it straight from your Vesper wallet every epoch. We're making your journey in the Cardano rewards landscape smoother and more enjoyable.
These integrations in 2023 are all about pushing DripDropz to new heights. By weaving in the strengths of TapTools, Charli3, and Vesper, we're enhancing your experience and keeping you seamlessly connected to the Cardano ecosystem.
Stay tuned – there's more where that came from! 🚀🌟
Expanding the Droperatorz Program 🌟
We've added some cool new stakepools to Droperatorz, and it's a big deal for making things smoother on the Cardano blockchain. These new pools are helping us cut down on network traffic jams and offer seamless transactions.
New Stakepools Added to the Droperatorz Program in 2023:
Mixing Things Up: Each of these new pools is unique, bringing its own flavor to the mix. This variety is great for keeping the network strong and diverse, just how Cardano likes it. Plus, there's something for everyone, whether you're into different strategies or community vibes.
Why This Matters: By beefing up the Droperatorz program this year, we're really stepping up our game in supporting Cardano's growth. It's not just about making our platform better; it's about strengthening the whole network and keeping things decentralized.
New Tokens Galore in 2023 🌟
2023 was all about bringing in a bunch of cool new tokens to our platform. We've got something for everyone, from gamers to governance geeks, and even meme lovers. Let's check out what's new and popping!
For the Gamers:
Cavalier King Charles
MIRA - Chains of War
Governance Buffs, We Got You:
Cardano Community Charity Coin
Meme Tokens (Because Who Doesn't Love a Good Laugh?):
Cadaver Pot Club
OddShapeShadow: Smoke and Fire - Dream Lofi
SickCity Series (442 to 458)
This Crazy Kitchen: Workshop 7
And Then Some:
Crypto College Coin
Utility Tokens for the Practical Folks:
Power of She
Plus, Something a Bit Spicy:
TeaseToken2a: Stephanie Love
What's This All About? We're all about mixing things up and keeping it fresh. These new tokens are our way of making sure there's always something new for you to explore and enjoy.
Our Promise: We're not stopping here. As we roll into 2024, expect even more awesome tokens to drop. We're on a mission to keep growing and bringing you the best of the Cardano universe.
Dive In and Explore: Head over to DripDropz.io and check out these new tokens. Who knows, you might just find your next favorite!
2023 in Numberz: DripDropz's Rockin' Stats 🌟
As we waved goodbye to 2023, let's check out some cool stats that show just how much we rocked last year. These numbers aren't just digits; they're proof of how active and awesome our community is.
Community's Growing Like Crazy:
20,329 Unique Wallets: Yep, that many people joined the DripDropz party!
Average Dripper Activity: Our average user hung out with us 33.48 times. Talk about loyalty!
731 Drip-Pro Upgrades: Loads of you upgraded to our premium stuff. Thanks for the love!
2,575 Drippyz NFTs Minted: And now, 1,015 of you are proud owners. How cool is that?
Platform Usage: We're Busy Bees!
We Handled 5.04% of Cardano's Transactions: That's a big chunk of the pie!
1,138,491 Transactions Processed: We've been working non-stop!
9,324 Dripperz Per Epoch: Consistency is our middle name.
Single vs Multi-Wallet Transactions: We did 311,926 single and 28,798 multi-wallet transactions. Diversity? We've got it!
Token Distribution: We're Making It Rain!
3.66 Quadrillion Tokens Distributed: That's a mind-blowing number, right?
7,766,662.26 ADA Worth: Our impact on the Cardano economy? Huge!
Record-Breaking Token Withdrawals:
680,718 Dripz Withdrawn: 2023 was the year we set new records!
What This All Means: Every wallet, every transaction, and every withdrawal shows how much you trust and enjoy being with us. You're the reason DripDropz is a big deal in the Cardano world.
Looking Ahead to 2024: These stats are just the beginning. We're gearing up for an even bigger 2024 with more growth, innovation, and community-driven awesomeness. Let's keep this party going!
Cardano SpacePlace 2023: A Year Full of Cool Chats and Big Ideas 🌟
2023 was an epic year for Cardano SpacePlace, rolling out from Episode #64 all the way to #103. It's been a wild ride with tons of awesome discussions. We turned the show into a real brainstorming hub, touching on everything that's buzzing in the Cardano world.
We dove into everything this year. Think AI in art, the nitty-gritty of Cardano's governance, and even the twists and turns of the crypto market. Each episode was like opening a new door to different ideas and debates.
Tech Talk: We had episodes like #64 where we got into the cool stuff happening in AI, especially ChatGPT, and how it's shaking up art and tech. It sparked some real thought-provoking chats.
Governance and What's Happening Behind the Scenes: In episodes like #92, we got deep into how Cardano's being run and the new systems coming into play, like Sancho Net. It's all about understanding the backbone of Cardano.
Keeping Up with the Crypto World: Episode #84 had us talking about market trends and how we've got to keep adapting. It's a fast-moving world out there, and we're keeping pace!
Holiday Vibes: And who can forget Episode #103, our Christmas Special? It was a chance to chill, reflect on our wins, and just enjoy the community spirit.
The best part? Celebrating our diverse and passionate Cardano family. Every episode brought different folks together – from the tech wizards to the newbies, all sharing their thoughts and experiences.
The live format of the show made every episode super interactive. It wasn't just about listening; it was about joining the conversation, which made it all the more fun and engaging.
So, 2023 was all about celebrating ideas, innovation, and, most importantly, all of you who are part of the Cardano community. We covered a ton of ground, and it's just set the stage for even more cool discussions in 2024.
Can't wait to see what the next year brings! Stay tuned for more Cardano SpacePlace awesomeness!
🙏 Big Thanks to You All 🙏
Hey everyone! As we're closing out this amazing year, we just wanna say a huge THANK YOU to each and every one of you. Seriously, your energy, your thoughts, and your involvement are what keep us going strong. We can't wait to dive into more adventures with you in the Cardano world. Here's to exploring new stuff and grabbing more opportunities together!
What's Next in 2024🔮
Alright, DripDropz fam, get ready because 2024 is shaping up to be epic! We've got a bunch of cool new stuff coming your way – think fresh features, shiny new tokens, and some really awesome community projects. We're all about turning DripDropz into more than just a platform; we're building a buzzing community where you all have a say.
Keep your eyes peeled for the latest news, and let's make 2024 an unforgettable year!
Big thanks and much love, The DripDropz Team
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