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The Weekly Dropz
November 4 - November 10, 2023
Hey DripDropperz! Welcome to edition #17 of the weekly DripDropz newsletter, your inside scoop into all things DripDropz and Cardano.
Can you believe we're already in the second week of November? Time flies when you're immersed in the ever-evolving Cardano ecosystem! Speaking of, last week was chock full of exciting developments.
We'll recap all the juicy details from Cardano Spaceplace, give you the DL on the Fund 10 proposals we submitted to Project Catalyst, and highlight some key moments from the recent Cardano Summit in Dubai.
Plus, we'll showcase our standout Droperatorz stakepool of the week, share the latest stats and metrics, and give you the run down on new tokens added to the DripDropz platform.
So grab your favorite beverage, put your feet up, and get ready to dive into another jam-packed edition! As always, we're beyond grateful to have such an amazing community along for the ride. Let's drop in!
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DripDropz Governance Dev, Adam Dean Claims Cardano Summit CIP Award
Big congratulations to our own Adam Dean for winning the Cardano Improvement Proposal (CIP) Award at last week's Cardano Summit in Dubai! This award recognizes Adam's significant contributions to enhancing the Cardano protocol through authoring impactful CIPs.
Specifically, Adam was honored for penning CIP-0027 on smart contract royalty addresses and co-authoring CIP-0083 on encrypted transaction metadata. Both proposals offer key improvements that will increase adoption - from supporting artists through royalties to enabling greater privacy for users.
Adam's creative thinking and technical expertise continue to move the Cardano ecosystem forward. We're so proud to have him driving innovation here at DripDropz as our Governance Developer. Huge thanks to the Cardano Foundation for recognizing Adam's stellar work. Well deserved!
DripDropz Pushes Forward on Open Source Petition and Polling Proposals
Great news! This week, the DripDropz dev team made big strides on Milestone One for both our Open Source Petition and Open Source Gated Polling proposals in Project Catalyst Fund 10.
For the Petition proposal, we're neck-deep in the UI/UX implementation phase. After researching existing solutions, we mapped out user journeys and flows to optimize the experience. Right now, we're busy implementing mockups and prototypes to test with users. The goal is to have a slick, intuitive interface to create and sign petitions on Cardano.
As for the Polling proposal, we also kicked off the UI/UX design process. In addition to researching other implementations, we're sketching wireframes and crafting seamless user flows. The next step is bringing those ideas to life in Figma before we start coding.
We're energized by the progress so far and can't wait to get feedback from the community. With the design phase wrapping up soon, we'll move on to developing the backend logic and integrating the new features.
As always, huge thanks to the Catalyst community for supporting our mission to boost direct participation in Cardano governance. We look forward to launching these open source tools to empower more people worldwide. Stay tuned for more updates as we power through Milestone One!
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Cardano Summit 2023
Our lead developer Andrew Westberg brought his wisdom to an insightful panel at last week's Cardano Summit 2023 in Dubai. The session, titled "Building DApps from Tools and Testing to Business Plans," convened industry experts to discuss best practices for DApp development on Cardano.
Moderated by Rudy Shoushany of DxTalks & CryptoTalks, the panel covered everything from development tools and languages to security audits and business models. Andrew emphasized the need to support many languages and frameworks to onboard the million developers goal.
The panel also stressed the value of standards and abstractions that simplify the development process. Andrew advised checking Cardano Improvement Proposals (CIPs) so your DApp aligns with coming standards.
On security, he suggested an layered approach - open source, audits, and formal verification as needed based on risk level. Andrew also plugged Cardano developer documentation and his own YouTube channel for learning.
Overall, Andrew emphasized the welcoming Cardano community willing to help new developers avoid pitfalls. He demonstrated the collaborative ethos we strive for here at DripDropz. With knowledgeable leaders like Andrew guiding the way, we're sure to see many more quality DApps launch on Cardano soon.
Click here to watch the full discussion.
The Cardano SpacePlace podcast is back with episode 99 - Desert Experience. This week the SpacePlace crew recapped their recent trip to the Cardano Summit in Dubai.
The episode kicked off with the hosts reminiscing about the desert dining experience they had one night in the Arabian Desert. The highlight was when they lit a giant flaming Cardano sign on a hilltop, set to the Mortal Kombat theme song. Definitely an epic moment, though as they admitted, out of context it doesn't look great for an eco-friendly blockchain!
The hosts then brought on fellow Dubai attendees Adam Dean and Andrew Westberg to share their own experiences at the Cardano Summit. The overall impression was that it was a top notch event, with excellent talks and plenty of opportunities for networking.
A key takeaway was the excitement and openness to crypto adoption in Dubai. The local regulators even participated in panels, taking an approach of wanting to learn and develop thoughtful regulations. This welcoming environment enabled the community to have in-depth discussions about their projects, without needing to explain blockchain basics.
Some other highlights included the opulent setting, with luxury cars as the norm, extravagant malls, and high-end shops. The group also discussed some of the nuances around medical records and the need for encryption and selective access. And of course no SpacePlace episode is complete without some spirited debate around Catalyst voting!
All in all, episode 99 provided a recap of the Cardano Summit desert experience through the eyes of the SpacePlace hosts. If you missed catching it live, click below to head to YouTube and watch the full episode. And be sure to join us next week for the big episode 100!
Next Cardano SpacePlace - Thursday, November 16 @ 8 pm EST.
WISE Staking - Small Pool, Big Rewards with Cardano's Droperatorz
The proprietary transaction processing technology of the DripDropz Droperatorz program helps restore normal transaction flow, reducing congestion. Users across Cardano see faster confirmation times as transactions are no longer getting blocked up. The Droperatorz program showcases the best of Cardano - stakeholders collaborating for the benefit of all. With better performance and rewards, it's easy to see the appeal.
Our featured Droperatorz Stake Pool this issue is WISE Stake Pool. WISE is a Cardano stake pool supporting decentralization, charity, and contributing to the amazing Cardano project. Here are some key benefits of staking with a small pool like WISE:
Support decentralization of the Cardano network, keeping small operators motivated
Less frequent but bigger one-time rewards are possible, over 20%
More fun and anticipation generating blocks with a small pool community
Direct contact and communication with the WISE pool operators
Staking with WISE is safe - your ADA never leaves your wallet or gets locked up. You can switch pools or stop staking at any time.
Give the Droperatorz difference a try today with an innovative stake pool like WISE! Support Cardano, earn great rewards, and be part of the solution to congestion.
Top of the Charts: Cardano and DripDropz Token Leaders
The Cardano ecosystem continues to thrive with new tokens launching and trading activity heating up. Each week we'll highlight the top tokens making waves on Cardano and right here on the DripDropz platform.
These curated leaderboards offer a snapshot of community favorites and rising stars across epochs. Whether your go-to token made the cut or you discover new gems, these lists showcase the diverse assets building on Cardano.
First up, we have the top 5 tokens transferred on the Cardano blockchain in the last epoch. Check out the projects earning top-of-chain bragging rights this week.
Next we'll showcase engagement on DripDropz itself with the top 10 tokens withdrawn by our users last epoch. See which assets are inspiring the most activity within our growing community.
So without further ado, let's dive into the data and celebrate tokens making moves on Cardano and DripDropz! The varied assets and engaged communities are what make this ecosystem so exciting.
TOP 5 Tokens Transacted on Cardano
TOP 10 Tokenz Withdrawn on DripDropz
Discover your next favorite project at DripDropz.io/explore-projects.
Welcome New Token Projects
Project SickCity447 - The Other Way - IzzyHuman
Cadaver Pot Club
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Catch You on the Flip Side!
Thanks for reading!
That wraps up another jam-packed edition of the DripDropz newsletter. We hope you enjoyed all the latest updates from the ecosystem.
A huge thank you to our amazing community of DripDropperz for your enthusiasm and engagement. It's your passion that makes working on DripDropz so rewarding.We can't wait to continue growing and innovating alongside you. Your support motivates us daily to keep pushing the boundaries of what's possible on Cardano.
If you have any feedback or ideas for future editions, please don't hesitate to reach out! We love hearing from our readers.
Until next time, happy dropping!
The DripDropz Team
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