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The Weekly Dropz
November 11 - November 17, 2023
Hey Dropz Fam!
Strap in because this week's edition of The Weekly Dropz is packed with excitement, updates, and insights that you won't want to miss. We're bringing you the latest and greatest from the world of Cardano, right to your digital doorstep. Here's a sneak peek of what's in store:
1. Fund 10 Catalyst Milestones: Celebrating Progress
Big news on the Fund 10 Catalyst front! We're thrilled to share the progress we've made on our milestone one commitments. It's been a journey of innovation and hard work, and we can't wait to show you what we've been up to. Get ready to dive deep into the developments of our Gated Polling and Petitions projects – it's all about taking the Cardano ecosystem to the next level.
2. A Space Odyssey: Cardano SpacePlace Hits 100 Episodes!
Pop the confetti – Cardano SpacePlace is celebrating its 100th episode! This milestone episode is not just a number; it's a testament to the unending curiosity and passion of the Cardano community. Tune in for some special space talks that are as enlightening as they are entertaining.
3. Insights from Dubai: COO Lloyd Duhon Takes the Stage
Our very own COO, Lloyd Duhon, recently rocked a panel discussion at the Cardano Summit in Dubai. We've got the inside scoop on his insights, experiences, and the big takeaways from this global gathering. It’s your backstage pass to one of the most buzzing events of the year!
4. Droperatorz Spotlight: A Stake Pool Like No Other
In our featured Droperatorz Stake Pool section, we're shining the light on a pool that's making waves with its top-notch performance and innovation. Discover why staking with our Droperatorz pools is more than just a transaction – it's a part of a bigger movement.
5. Token Stats: Numbers That Tell a Story
And, of course, we’ve got your favorite – the token stats! This week, we're breaking down the Top 5 tokens transactions on Cardano in epoch 448 and the top 10 token withdrawals on DripDropz. These aren’t just numbers; they're the heartbeat of our thriving ecosystem.
Ready to Dive In?
There's a lot to unpack in this week's issue, and we promise it's all worth your time. So find a comfy spot and let’s get started. Here’s to another week of exploring, learning, and growing together in the Cardano universe!
Stay curious, stay connected, The Weekly Dropz Team
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Drip by Drip, DripDropz Advances Cardano Voting
It's been an exciting journey for us at DripDropz since we jumped into the deep end with our proposals for Fund 10 of the Catalyst program. Today, we're stoked to share some fantastic news with you all – we've hit our Milestone 1 targets for both the Open Source Voting Petition Management and the Gated Polling proposals!
Gated Polling: Making Polls Smarter on Cardano
We've been hard at work on our Gated Polling proposal, aiming to bring a more intuitive and user-friendly polling system to the Cardano community. Our goals for Milestone 1 were ambitious, but we're proud to say we've nailed them!
Research Galore: We dived deep into existing polling applications, exploring solutions like JD Powers and several open-source systems to understand what works and what doesn’t.
User Journey Mapping: We took a long, hard look at our current user journey, pinpointing the perfect spots to integrate our smart polling system, both in admin and front-end areas.
UI Magic in Figma: Our design wizards have put together a sleek and functional UI in Figma, tailored to our lead developer’s specifications. And guess what? It's publicly available for you to check out!
Petition Management: Amplifying Voices in Cardano
On the petition management front, we're all about giving more power to the community. We've made some solid strides here too!
In-Depth Research: We explored the ins and outs of petition management, drawing insights from corporate governance systems and platforms like Change.org.
Crafting the User Experience: We revisited our user journey, identifying strategic points to weave in the petition management system for a seamless experience.
Bringing UI to Life: Our Figma heroes have been at it again, crafting a user interface that's not just pretty but practical too. And yes, it's out there for you to see!
Why This Matters
These milestones aren't just checkboxes for us; they're stepping stones to building tools that empower and engage the Cardano community. With these new systems, we're not just adding functionality; we're enhancing the way the community interacts, decides, and progresses.
We're just getting started, folks! These Milestone 1 achievements are the foundation for what we believe will be game-changing tools for the Cardano ecosystem. Stick with us, and let's see how far we can go together!
Until our next update, keep experimenting, keep innovating, and most importantly, keep your spirits high!
Cardano Summit 2023
The Art of Web3 Businesses and Communities
In a recent enlightening panel discussion titled "The Art of Web3 Businesses and Communities," our very own COO of DripDropz, Lloyd Duhon, shared some invaluable insights into the evolving world of Web3 and its implications for the future of online communities and businesses.
The Journey from Web2 to Web3
Lloyd emphasized the shift from the predictable, centralized model of Web2, renowned for its extractive approach towards users and partners, to the more dynamic and decentralized nature of Web3. He highlighted how Web3, particularly in the blockchain sector, fosters ecosystems where alignment and incentives are shared among users and partners, creating a win-win scenario and driving innovation in finance, gaming, social media, and governance.
DripDropz: A Pillar in Cardano’s Infrastructure
DripDropz, under Lloyd's operational leadership, has been pivotal as Cardano's reward layer, providing a token delivery platform that ensures the smooth and secure transfer of tokens to end-users. Lloyd elaborated on the challenges unique to Cardano's infrastructure, like the minUTxO (transaction) requirement where ADA needs to travel with tokens. DripDropz ingeniously solves this by enabling users to provide their own minUTxO, ensuring a seamless flow of desired tokens to their wallets while safeguarding the interests of project owners.
Defining DripDropz in the Web3 Landscape
Lloyd positioned DripDropz as a crucial piece of infrastructure for Cardano, likening it to building communities within communities. This characterization underscores DripDropz's role not just as a technical platform but as a community builder and a facilitator for broader engagement within the Cardano ecosystem.
Key Takeaways from Lloyd's Vision
Community Centricity: Lloyd's focus on community as the primary aspect of product development and innovation is a testament to DripDropz's user-centric approach.
Navigating Regulatory Challenges: He stressed the importance of complying with existing regulations while striving to influence positive changes within the space.
Leadership and Governance: Lloyd advocated for leadership styles that promote decentralization and empowerment, contrasting it with the top-down approaches prevalent in the Web2 space.
Lloyd’s insights provide not just a roadmap for DripDropz's future but also reflect the potential of Web3 to revolutionize how we interact, transact, and build communities online. His emphasis on community involvement, regulatory adherence, and progressive leadership outlines a future where technology serves the people, and not the other way around.
Stay tuned for more updates and insights as we continue to navigate the exciting world of Web3 with leaders like Lloyd at the helm.
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Can you believe it? We just hit the big 100 with our Cardano SpacePlace podcast! This milestone episode is more than a number; it’s a testament to the passion, innovation, and camaraderie that fuels our beloved Cardano community. Let's take a trip down memory lane and look at some of the highlights from this special episode.
A Look Back and Forward
In episode 100, the conversation flowed from the evolution of voting systems on Cardano to the importance of community involvement in decision-making processes. The panelists, including SpacePlace OGs Kyle Solomon, Chris Hockaday, Andrew Westberg, Adam Dean, Rick McCracken, Anthony McDonough, and Latheesan shared their experiences and insights, reflecting on the journey of the Cardano ecosystem and the lessons learned along the way.
Voting Systems Evolution: We delved into the history and development of voting systems on Cardano, highlighting the innovative solutions like DripDropz and SundaeSwap governance that have been pivotal in enhancing community engagement.
The Art of Crafting Ballot Questions: The importance of clear, unbiased ballot questions was a key point of discussion. Crafting questions that don't assume prior knowledge and are transparent in their intent is crucial for fair and effective community voting.
The Future of Governance: The dialogue touched upon the future of governance in Cardano, emphasizing the need for simplicity in constitution, clear guardrails, and the fundamental right of the blockchain to exist. This sets a strong foundation for future decision-making and community-driven governance.
A Community United
What stood out the most in this episode was the sense of unity and shared purpose within the Cardano community. From developers to stakeholders, the commitment to building a better, more inclusive, and transparent ecosystem was evident.
Thanks and Looking Ahead
A huge shoutout to everyone who has joined us in these 100 episodes – whether you were a guest, a listener, or a contributor, you've made SpacePlace what it is today. As we gear up for the next 100 episodes, we’re excited to continue this journey with you, exploring new ideas, facing challenges head-on, and shaping the future of Cardano together.
If you missed the landmark 100th episode live, be sure to check out the full recording for an in-depth look at the past, present and future of the Cardano community. It's not one to miss for longtime fans of the show! Stay tuned, stay involved, and here's to the next 100 episodes of growth and discovery!
Rumor has it that Kyle and Ant will host a special Thanksgiving (11/30) episode. Who knows with these two! The folks in the US may need some levity to wake from their feastly fatigue.
Next *Official Cardano SpacePlace Thursday, November 30 @ 8 pm EST.
Spotlight on Excellence: BEAVER Stake Pool – A Droperatorz Star
We're excited to put the spotlight on one of the shining stars in our Droperatorz program: the BEAVER Stake Pool. In the vibrant ecosystem of Cardano, BEAVER Stake Pool stands out with its innovative and robust infrastructure, ensuring a seamless staking experience for all its users.
A Cut Above: The BEAVER Stake Pool Difference
Located in the heart of Canada, the BEAVER Stake Pool is a part of the prestigious CCSPA (Canadian Cardano Stake Pool Association) and prides itself on its adaptive, secure, and resilient server infrastructure. Their approach is not just about maintaining a stake pool; it's about setting new standards in reliability and performance.
Security at Its Core
Security is paramount at BEAVER. Their primary Block Producing Servers are shrouded in privacy, inaccessible to the public. Server management is tightly controlled and monitored through a Bastion Host Server, adding an extra layer of protection against potential threats.
Adaptive and Always Prepared
BEAVER's infrastructure is designed to be responsive and flexible. Constant monitoring and adaptive capabilities mean the stake pool is always prepared for any type of attack or failure, maintaining uninterrupted service.
Scalability for Every Challenge
Using a mix of cloud services and a portable server image, BEAVER's servers can swiftly scale to respond to challenges like DDoS attacks, ensuring consistent performance even under pressure.
The combination of redundant relay servers, backup block producing servers, and bare-metal servers ensures that BEAVER Stake Pool is always operational, offering you uninterrupted staking opportunities.
Infrastructure Details: Three Zones of Excellence
Public-Facing Network: Houses multiple redundant relay servers, both cloud-based and on bare-metal, ensuring robust connectivity.
Private Network: The main block producing server, connected to the relay servers, is complemented by backup servers ready to take over instantly if needed.
Offline: Enhanced security with offline storage of server keys and offline generation of transactions.
Direct and DDoS Attack Protections
BEAVER takes no chances when it comes to safeguarding your stake. With offline keys, private network block production servers, and access restricted solely to the Bastion Host, your pledge is in safe hands. The multiple layers of relay servers and backup cloud servers offer a formidable defense against DDoS attacks.
Professional, Low Fees, Always Available
BEAVER Stake Pool isn't just a technology powerhouse; it's a professionally operated pool monitored 24/7. With their low fees and constant availability, it's an ideal choice for those seeking reliability and value in their staking journey.
Discover the Droperatorz Difference
Discover the Droperatorz difference and earn more rewards with a trusted stake pool like BEAVER today!
Token Watch: Cardano's Top Performers by Transactions and Withdrawals
As we navigate the ever-evolving landscape of Cardano, it's fascinating to see how different tokens perform and interact within this dynamic space. In this edition of The Weekly Dropz, we're about to take a peek at some interesting token movements - a snapshot of what's been happening in Epoch 448.
A Glimpse Into Cardano's Token Transactions
Cardano's blockchain is a hub of activity, and each epoch brings its own set of trends and highlights. In Epoch 448, certain tokens have shown significant traction, marking their presence with a higher number of transactions. While we don't delve into deep analytics, it's intriguing to see these patterns emerge.
What's Hot on DripDropz?
Similarly, on the DripDropz platform, we've observed some interesting trends in token withdrawals. The top 10 tokens withdrawn in this epoch paint a picture of user preferences and engagements. It's not just numbers; it's about understanding what our community values and focuses on.
Why Does This Matter?
These snapshots offer more than just numbers; they provide insights into the pulse of the Cardano ecosystem and the preferences of our DripDropz community. Understanding these trends can be crucial for making informed decisions and staying connected with the broader context of the crypto world.
Visual Insights Ahead
Dive into the visuals that outline the Top 5 tokens transactions on Cardano and the top 10 token withdrawals on DripDropz in Epoch 448.
Stay curious, stay informed, and as always, happy exploring!
TOP 5 Tokens Transacted on Cardano
TOP 10 Tokenz Withdrawn on DripDropz
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Welcome Aboard: DripDropz Adds Exciting New Tokens
We're thrilled to announce the arrival of two new tokens to our DripDropz selection! These additions mark a significant step in our journey, and we can't wait to share the excitement with you.
What This Means for You
These tokens bring new opportunities and possibilities to our platform. Whether you're looking to diversify your portfolio, engage in new types of transactions, or simply explore the latest in blockchain technology, these tokens are here to enhance your experience.
Ready to dive in? You can start exploring these two SickCity Epoch Genesis tokens right now on our platform. Check out their dedicated pages for detailed information, and don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.
We're beyond excited to see how they will enrich our community and the broader blockchain world. Thanks for being a part of this journey, and here's to a future filled with innovation and growth!
SickCity448 - Burning Bridges - Pastor JT Maberry
SickCity449 - FORCE - Hakim Harmony
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We know you’re juggling a lot, from browsing the latest crypto trends to keeping up with the buzz in the blockchain world. That’s why we're making it super easy to stay connected. Whether you're a Twitter junkie, a Facebook aficionado, or an Instagram enthusiast, we're right there with you.
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Your Voice Matters: We’re all ears! Share your thoughts, feedback, and ideas. Your input helps us shape the future of DripDropz.
Let’s Make Magic Together
Connecting with us on social media is more than just following a page – it’s about building a community where everyone has a voice. So, hit those follow buttons, drop a hello in the comments, and let's make the digital world a little more connected.
Can’t wait to see you there!
A Big Thank You from Your DripDropz Fam!
Hey Dropz Squad!
As we wrap up this edition of The Weekly Dropz, we want to take a moment to shout out to each and every one of you. Seriously, you guys are the real MVPs!
For Your Time: We know how precious time is in our fast-paced world. The fact that you spend some of it with us, reading our updates, and staying connected, means more than you can imagine.
For Your Attention: In a world buzzing with a million distractions, you choose to focus on our little newsletter. That’s a big deal, and we’re incredibly grateful for your undivided attention.
For Your Support: Whether you've been with us from the start or just joined the family, your support is the fuel that keeps us going. Every like, share, and comment doesn't just make our day—it makes our entire week!
You Make Us Better
Every word you read, every feedback you give, and every interaction you have with us doesn’t just make us smile – it helps us grow. You're not just readers; you're our partners in this journey. Together, we’re exploring new horizons in the digital universe, and we couldn’t ask for better companions.
Until Next Time...
So, before we sign off, a massive THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. Keep being awesome, keep rocking the crypto world, and remember, we're always just a click away.
Stay tuned for more DripDropz goodness, and until our next drop – keep shining, keep smiling!
Big love, The DripDropz Team
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