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04 July 2022
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June Monthly Update

June Monthly Updates

Key highlights from June

June's gone by in a jiffy! Team ZKX is pushing hard on all fronts. On the Product and Tech side, we're putting the final touches on Technical Papers that will introduce our protocol's unique features, as well as making preparations for our upcoming smart contract audit by Nethermind.

The BD team will soon release the ZKX Partners Program, and the Marketing Team is lining up a slew of major announcements, online/IRL events and the Community Incentives Program. In addition, we're powering StarkCon, the leading community-driven conference for StarkNet. It's a hot summer indeed πŸ”₯

Let me walk you through all the important updates πŸ‘‡

Starting with a pinch-me moment for everyone in the team!

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In The Spotlight

1. Back to Basics

What are Perpetual Swaps?

The Back to Basics has its latest edition - 'What are Perpetual Swaps'. In this blog, we've attempted to break down the fundamentals of Perpetual Swaps, our protocol's main offering. Read it here.

2. Community Call Recap

ZKX Community Call #1 β€” Recap

We held our first Community Call on Saturday, 25th June, with over 570 community members in attendance! In case you missed it, we've got you covered in this Recap.

We recommend having your notebook handy for this one ✍️

3. Behind the scenes at ZKX

ZKX Community Call #1 β€” Recap

We hosted a Twitter Space with the people behind ZKX - Eduard, BitPactum and NS.

The session was moderated by Crypto Gurkha. He quizzed the founders on their ZKX journey, from the ideation stage to how far we've come today. You can listen to the recording here.

Tweet of the Month

Tweet of the Month
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Starkware Ecosystem Update

  1. ConsenSys and StarkWare are bringing ZK-rollups to MetaMask and Infura to give developers more network options for a multi-chain future - Announcement.

  2. Ep. 327 of the On The Brink podcast by Castle Island VC - host Ria sat down Eli Ben-Sasson and Uri Kolodny, Co-Founders of StarkWare, to discuss how the team is leveraging STARKs to unlock a magnitude increase in scalability.

  3. zkLend kicked off the ZEND&FRIENDS AMA; a 3 part curated AMA series with an incredible lineup. Series 1 featured Argent Co-Founder and CSO Julian Niset.

  4. Introducing StarkCon - A community-driven conference to bring all the 'STARKs' under one roof. The first StarkCon will take place in October alongside Devcon, the official Ethereum builders' conference.

    Location: Bogota, Colombia πŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

  5. odin_free blessed us with this Twitter list of more than 360 builders on StarkNet.

  6. The StarkNet.js developer package has crossed 40k downloads!

Special thanks to Swagtimus, odin_free, @0xNurstar, and StarkNet Intern for helping me source this information!

What's Next?

  1. The team will be at EthCC Paris. We are also hosting a StarkCon Mixer in the city of love! Drop by if you're in town πŸ‡«πŸ‡·
  2. We continue our Back to Basics series with our next topic - The History of StarkWare. Do you have a recommendation for a topic? Our DMs are open.
  3. An update coming up on our Community Incentives Program.
  4. We've got a number of major announcements coming up in July! Keep an eye out for those on Twitter.

Stay tuned for our next update as I share exclusive tea 🍡 with you every month. For now, back to work!

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