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Stratis Monthly – December

The end of the year may be near but, for many projects across the Stratis blockchain, the action is only just beginning.

Read on for a summary of what Team Stratis has been working on this month, including an exciting new SDA adoption alert, the launch of the Stratisphere Wallet on iOS and Android, and all the latest information on Stratis’ in-person meetups in 2023.

The Stratisphere Wallet is now available on iOS and Android

The Stratisphere Wallet has landed for iOS and Android devices! This non-custodial wallet can interact with dApps on the Stratis Platform and is now available via the App Store and Google Play.

Team Stratis has been hard at work to bring the community a sustainable and accessible wallet through which users can store, buy, and send NFTs, and the launch of the Stratisphere Wallet App marks the culmination of these efforts.

You can download the app here and here to continue building your NFT collections.

SDA Adoption Alert: DevEX

Stratis is always looking out for ways to hone and streamline our tools to create the optimal user experience. The latest proposal to pass the SDA vote, DevEX, aims to do just that for smart contracts by creating a frictionless integrated interface for developing secure smart contracts using Visual Studio. Visual Studio is accessible and frequently used by enterprise developers, making it ideal for streamlining the development of smart contracts.

Security is crucial to the future of blockchain, which is why ensuring that smart contracts remain as protected against vulnerabilities as possible is so important. The voters were clearly in agreement, with the proposal receiving 125 ‘yes’ votes with 116 required.

Congratulations to Allister Beharry (@allisterbeharry) and DevEX on the successful proposal!

Stratis Meetups: Book now for January!

A highlight of 2022 has been bringing the Stratis community together in London for a series of dynamic and insightful meetups. From learning more about projects developed on the Stratis blockchain to meeting fellow blockchain creators and enthusiasts, it has been a pleasure to watch the community come together.

The popularity of the meetups continues, with the next event on 16th December already sold out. However, tickets for the first meetup of 2023 on 20th January are available on Eventbrite, along with four other dates for H1 of 2023.

You can sign up for your chosen meetup here – we look forward to seeing you at Tower Suites in the New Year!

Stratisphere Wallet Releases

 The team at Stratis continue to further develop and integrate new features for their NFT Marketplace. Recent developments have seen full IPFS support, with IPFS now the default storage location for minted NFTs. For those unfamiliar with IPFS, it stands for InterPlantary File System and is a form of distributed storage. It enables files to be replicated worldwide and removes control from the creator. This enables NFTs to be stored indefinitely and not at risk of a storage owner deleting or changing the file.

It doesn’t stop at IPFS; there have been lots of new features added with the latest release with some of the highlights below:

  • Like your favourite NFTs
  • Email Notifications
  • Enhanced Profile Descriptions

In addition to the IPFS support being introduced within the existing desktop wallets, support has also been added to the new Stratipshere Mobile Wallet offerings, now available on the respective App Stores. Just search for Stratisphere Wallet!

Corgi Dash launches timeline and website

Another SDA alum, Corgi Dash, continues to make strides with the launch of its website and the reveal of a Stratis blockchain integration timeline.

The timeline suggests that Corgi Dash, a P2E game that sees players dash and dodge their way through six levels of obstacle-filled routes, will submit contracts to the Cirrus Mainnet, deploy the server, and ready the game for launch in January 2023.

You can find the newly launched Corgi Dash website here for a glimpse into the upcoming game. Get ready to earn coins and beat all six levels when the game drops in the new year.

 

Stratis Monthly – November

The year may be drawing to a close, but activity at Stratis HQ certainly isn’t drawing to a halt. The past month has been action-packed, from events such as Stratis Meet-Ups and MetaBeat Conference, to updates across platforms including Opdex and CoinVault.

Read on for an overview of this month’s most exciting developments for Team Stratis and our community of blockchain aficionados.

Stratis: Technical Service Provider for Open banking

In October, Stratis announced that the platform is now a Technical Service Provider (TSP) for the Open banking technology platform.

With over 6 million active users in the UK alone, Open banking is responsible for building bridges between banks, third parties, and tech providers to facilitate simple and secure data exchanges. Now that Stratis is a TSP for Open banking, Stratis can start to leverage a worldwide banking standard for our stable coin solution, which is currently issued on the Cirrus Blockchain.

You can read more about Stratis, stable coins, and Open banking in this blog post.

Stratis x Blue Orchid 2023 Meet-Ups

Bringing the Stratis community together in person has been a hugely rewarding development over the past few months as Stratis launched a series of events at Tower Suites in London in partnership with Blue Orchid Group Hotels.

We were delighted to welcome several creators who have used Stratis to create work across the gaming, art, and music landscapes to present on their unique projects, with the variety of projects a testament to the creativity and innovation that the Stratis platform enables.

Having seen the success of recent meet-ups, this month we were pleased to announce the dates for upcoming meet-ups in 2023:

  • Friday 20th January 2023, 18:00-22:00
  • Friday 17th February 2023, 18:00-22:00
  • Friday 24th March 2023, 18:00-22:00
  • Friday 21st April 2023, 18:00-22:00
  • Friday 19th May 2023, 18:00-22:00

You can find the full details in this recent blog post and can register your interest in the events here.

Stratisphere NFT Art at Saatchi Gallery

As part of Stratisphere’s upcoming marketing campaign, one of the content creators we have worked with closely is British artist Hannah Nijsten. Hannah has collaborated with Stratisphere to create NFT’s of her physical art inspired by Stratis brand colours. We were thrilled to see this physical and digital art featured alongside other incredible works by Hannah at a recent exhibition at Saatchi Gallery! As the digital dimension of art continues to develop and evolve, it is an exciting time to be working with artists that apply their creativity and vision to the rich world of NFTs.

Polycarbon Blockchain Attended Metabeats

It was great to see Polycarbon Blockchain, the minds behind My XR Gallery and Sky Dream Mall, take to the floor at MetaBeat in San Francisco last month, an event designed to bring together thought leaders in the metaverse to discuss and demonstrate how technology and innovation will bring industry and commerce into the metaverse.

With MetaBeat estimating that the metaverse market will reach $800 billion by 2024, the landscape is ambitious and rapidly growing, and Stratis were delighted to support Polycarbon Blockchain as they presented their own role within the metaverse when it comes to the intersection of art, VR, and more.

To learn more about Polycarbon Blockchain, why not check out their YouTube channel here?

Public Release of CoinVault Extension Wallet

CoinVault, a non-custodial wallet that enables the management of NFTs as well as funds on the Stratis and Cirrus blockchains, recently launched the public release of its browser extension wallet to five star reviews.

CoinVault is quick and simple to set-up and use, enabling users to track and manage their assets with ease.

Stratisphere NFT Desktop Wallet Update

In November, the Stratisphere NFT desktop wallet launched version 1.3.0.0, complete with optimizations and added support for network changes to ensure seamless use for wallet holders.

You can find out more about the update here.

Opdex Desktop Update

Opdex Desktop also added some new updates to its backlog this month. Opdex protocols are designed to offer trustless token swaps and allow for actions such as liquidity providing, mining, and staking to be conducted in a non-custodial and gas-efficient manner.

The updates to Opdex Desktop included feature improvements for version checks and update notifications, additional wallet position details, and performance improvements to ensure the platform functions optimally for all users.

Find out more here.

Stratis becomes Open Banking Technical Service Provider

Stratis is excited to announce it is now a Technical Service Provider for the Open banking technology platform. For those who are unaware of Open banking, current partners include CMA 9 (the nine largest banks in the UK) and over 6million active users in the UK. Open banking connects banks, third parties and technical providers – enabling participants to exchange data simply and securely to their customers’ benefit. They provide the trusted framework for collaboration, enabling the delivery of better value and innovative services.

 

The importance of standards for both interoperability and simplified integration is very much understood within Stratis and is why they sought to join Open banking. This membership enables Stratis to begin leveraging a worldwide banking standard for their stable-coin solution, removing complexities, and ensuring adherence to standards.

 

Stratis has now completed the development of the solution, enabling a stable coin to be issued upon the public and decentralized Cirrus Blockchain. Now, with access to the Open Banking directory sandbox, Stratis can begin to further integrate into the service and provide great value for future clients and partners. As highlighted previously, Stratis’ vision for a stable coin is not based upon new age algorithms, instead its solution ensures that tokens are minted as collateral becomes available, thus ensuring that each token represents its intended value.

 

Stratis plans to release an GBPT Portal on its test network (CirrusTest) to demonstrate how simply and efficiently tokens can be minted by mocking deposits in a banking account. This is a fantastic step forward for Stratis and it’s exciting to see what the future holds.

Stratis Monthly – October

September saw team Stratis enjoy new proposals and exciting events, and although summer is over, autumn is already shaping up to be just as interesting a season for all the community.

Keep reading for an overview of what’s new in the Stratis community.

Corgi Dash passed its second SDA proposal

Congratulations to the Corgi Dash team for passing their second SDA proposal!

The proposal requested 135,000 CRS ($70,000 USD) to complete game development and integrate smart contracts, NFTs and the SDK platform into the game.

Corgi Dash is a fun, play-to-earn game in which players dash over and under various obstacles to reach the Corgi House over six fast-paced and increasingly difficult levels. Each Dash costs 500 Corgi coins to enter, which are then redistributed into the Game Rewards wallets. There are 10,000 coins available across each Dash. If a player completes all six levels, their collected coins are added to their Stratis Wallet and can be traded on OPDEX.

To hear all the latest news about SDA projects and proposals, be sure to join our Discord page here.

Stratis enjoyed its first London meet-up

It was wonderful to see some new and familiar faces at the first Stratis meet-up at Tower Suites in London this month.

The meet-up included some incredible presentations from creators that have worked with Stratis to bring their projects to life, from the creator of The Astroverse and Dawn of Ships to developers from Kiqqi Games.

If you are interested in attending the next meet-up to discuss all things Stratis, blockchain, and NFTs, then join us at Tower Suites for our second event on 21st October. You can sign up for tickets here.

$STRAX is now listed on Bitpanda

This month, Stratis’ native $STRAX token was added to Bitpanda, one of Europe’s fastest-growing fintechs which allows users to trade and invest in stocks, cryptocurrencies, and more on its platform.

NDC Oslo

Recent Stratis Hackathon winner, Allister Beharry recently presented his Formal Verification of C# Smart Contracts at the event. Stratis is grateful to have great minds such as Allister interested in their platform, providing solutions such as Silver.

Allister’s presentation can be viewed in full here: https://github.com/allisterb/Silver/blob/master/notebooks/ndcoslo2022.ipynb

Binance AMA

Stratis collaborated with Binance to offer an AMA with Stratis CEO, Chris Trew. As expected, the AMA events always raise great questions and provide a fantastic opportunity to share information about Stratis to a wide audience.

The full AMA can be viewed below:

Question 1: Who is currently building on Stratis?

We have a wide range of companies building on the platform, ranging from established indie gaming studios developing gaming-focused NFT solutions to a fully decentralized exchange that enables users on the platform to trade in a completely decentralized manner. We have a really cool project currently building a metaverse, which reminds me of the Habbo Hotel. In this virtual chat room, you create your own avatar and interact with people all over the country and world. Check them out here: https://myxrgallery.com/.

Question 2. What are your thoughts on NFTs?

NFTs present a fantastic vehicle for a wide variety of use cases beyond art, from actual ownership of in-game items to NFTs being utilized as tickets or memberships for venues and events. We are also really focusing on working with traditional artists, offering workshops highlighting the benefits that NFTs can bring and how they can be created with ease.

My belief in NFTs has seen Stratis develop the first genuinely sustainable and commission-less NFT Platform, “Stratisphere”. You can check out NFTs that have already been listed and experience how easy it is to “Top-up” to purchase your favorite NFT!

We’re currently gearing up to make Stratisphere a known brand in the UK and within the NFT space. A huge brand awareness campaign will launch in London later this year, so keep your eyes peeled!

Question 3. Where can we meet Stratis team members?

We have a globally dispersed team of developers working on the platform; however, we pride ourselves on being a leading London-based blockchain platform. You will find Stratis’ team members attending many events in London weekly.

To further cement our position as a leading London-based blockchain platform, we will hold monthly events at an iconic venue overlooking the Tower of London. It’s a free event, so we encourage you to register and come along to meet the team, hear the speakers and enjoy some drinks/canapes!

Question 4. Which development at Stratis most excites you?

There have been lots of projects that have excited me over the years building in the space. Currently, though, I am genuinely most excited to watch our progress in our stablecoin (GBPT) offering. As recently announced, we are working alongside PwC to ensure regulatory compliance for our required registrations. The solution works with the existing OpenBanking standards ensuring compliance and simplified integration into any of the UK clearing banks we engage with. Additionally, PwC has committed to providing auditing services for the solution upon its deployment.

We could issue a stablecoin with our current technology. Still, we understand the importance of regulation. We know that this is required for any significant engagement relating to a digital banking currency.

Question 5. Can you stake or mine STRAX?

Absolutely, several options are available to those seeking passive income through staking or operating a Masternode. We have cold-staking options available for the more security-conscious token holders; additionally, we also provide token holders with the opportunity to operate a Masternode. According to stakingrewards.com, operating a Masternode currently offers a 35.56% return.

Masternodes produce blocks on our Smart Contract Sidechain and also play a role in voting for projects to receive funding to build on the platform. We take pride in knowing that our platform is secured by a genuinely distributed pool of masternodes. This ensures decentralized execution of contracts and enhanced security thanks to the trustless registration methods.

There is an active and supportive community surrounding Stratis and the projects building upon it. It truly is great to see.

 

Binance Community Questions

 

Question 1: When BSC interoperability? and how that affect current masternodes?

We will be rolling out BSC support for our interoperability platform soon, as part of this roll out we will be adding official support for Linux when hosting a masternode.

Question 2: STRAX Anonymous Team or Totally Public Team?

We are totally public and have been since day 1

Question 3: How long does the commission fee of 0% is going to stay?

The 0% fee will stay forever, we may however offer a more feature packed offering in future that is not 0%.

Question 4: Are you a BTC person or ETH person?

Both, I mined ETH when it was just a few dollars

Question 5: Do you have an estimated date for the release of the GBPT stable coin on Stratis blockchain?

Unfortunately, we cannot, but it will likely not be in 2022

Question 6: Currently NFT is developing and becoming a new innovation in the Blockchain world. However, many users still don’t understand about NFT. Do you have plans to educate about NFT to users outside of non-Crypto? What are the measures to increase awareness of your project in non-crypto space?

Great question, we see education as a critical part of raising the awareness of NFT’s and Stratis. Not only educating the end user but also businesses/artists/developers etc.

Question 7: What is the SDA?

Stratis Decentralised Accelerator. This is our decentralised fund that provides funding for innovative projects building on Stratis. A decentralised vote by the Stratis Masternodes is required to receive the funding

 

 

Stratis Monthly – September

Summer may be drawing to a close, but the team at Stratis is as busy as ever with new developments and updates to share with the community. Read on for a selection of what the team has announced in August, as well as some sneak peeks of what is yet to come in September.

Blockchain Tower Suites Meet-Up

With many of the Stratis community’s interactions taking place virtually over our Discord channel, it is exciting to announce that this next month will see an in-person meet-up of like-minded individuals that are building on Stratis, are interested in the STRAX token, or are new to blockchain technology and would simply like to find out more.

The next meet-up will take place at the iconic Tower Suites by Blue Orchid Hotels. We will gather in a private room before heading up to the Skyline Bar, known for its stunning views of the Tower of London and across the beautiful city of London.

This meeting is the first to mark Stratis’s strategic partnership with Blue Orchid Group, which will see Stratis host three meet-ups at Tower Suites over the next year.

The first meet-up will take place on Friday, 23rd September, from 18:00-22:00. You can sign up using the link below, and we look forward to seeing you all there for what is sure to be a great evening.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blockchainmetaversenftgamefi-meetup-tower-suites-tickets-405136292557

Opdex Desktop Is Coming Soon

Also, in August, Opdex announced the upcoming release of Opdex Desktop. Opdex has always prioritized total decentralization as its objective, and with the release of Opdex Desktop, the projects carried out on the application will be entirely decentralized and managed by the community.

The application works alongside Cirrus Core and will enable Mac, Windows, and Linux users to enjoy the website’s existing functionalities within a downloadable program.

Be sure to follow @OpdexProtocol and @stratisplatform on Twitter to find out when the open beta is released.

Stratipshere new look 

Over to the Stratisphere NFT platform, there has been a facelift on the homepage to highlight top collections and the most popular NFTs. It was also recently announced that you can now top up your Stratisphere account with debit and credit cards to purchase NFTs and expand your digital collectable collection.

You can check out some of the current collections on the marketplace here.

Dawn of Ships Theme Song

Play-to-earn game and SDA alum Dawn of Ships has just shared its theme song on Twitter.

The RPG game has shared several exciting updates over the past few months, from new functionalities to design updates. We look forward to watching this fun, swashbuckling game set sail.

 

 

 

 

 

Stratis Monthly – August

The busy month of July has seen sunny days, heatwaves and several exciting new developments across many ongoing Stratis projects. Read on for a recap of our progress.

Polycarbon Blockchain – Milestone 2 passed SDA vote

US-based game developer, Polycarbon Blockchain, passed its first SDA vote in December 2021. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength in the developments of ‘My XR Gallery’, an interactive NFT and VR gallery powered by Stratis blockchain and featuring NFT items that can be traded across the Stratisphere NFT Marketplace.

This month, Polycarbon Blockchain launched its latest proposal, in which the game developers requested 112,000 CRS ($USD 90,000) in funding to further bring to life projects My XR Gallery and Sky Dream Mall with updates such as live VR events. By enhancing its offering, Polycarbon Blockchain aims to strengthen the Stratis network and increase brand awareness and STRAX value.

This second proposal passed the SDA vote with the 105 required votes on the 13th of July — congratulations to Polycarbon Blockchain! 

You can read more about the update on Polycarbon Blockchain’s Discord channel: https://discord.com/channels/404643249798512652/908021706264838145/994981004110483456  

Dawn of Ships announced more core ideas and mechanics

In previous monthly updates, we’ve seen the Dawn of Ships ecosystem unfold, revealing different core mechanics such as ‘Ambush’ and ‘Plunder’. 

In July, Dawn of Ships announced new developments to the ‘Ambush’ mechanic, which allows players to ambush a Plundering mission and steal resources. Now, ‘Team Level’ and ‘Clan Advantage’ mechanics have been added to the ‘Ambush’ package. 

‘Team Level’ literally levels the playing field by determining a player’s Team Level based on the average level of the $SHIP. Players can only launch an ‘Ambush’ if their team level is at a +-1 difference from the Plundering Party. The +- 1 window must also be maintained should players choose to send in enforcements. 

‘Clan Advantage’, on the other hand, has more of an impact on the ‘Battle Outcome’, which is determined by which team has the highest AP. ‘Clan Advantage’ is decided based on the 3 SHIPs’ majority clans. Teams with no majority clans are labelled ‘Clanless’ and receive -3% of the total AP, whereas teams with a disadvantaged clan get -7% total of AP. 

However, all is not lost for teams with a lower AP, as the new ‘Lucky Strike’ mechanic gives them a chance to win even against the odds. 

Dawn of Ships has also introduced Weekly Leaderboards and achievements. Those who top the leaderboard will be rewarded with $GOLD and $OVIA, and achievements – based on completed actions within the game – are rewarded with currency.  

You can find out more about the latest updates to Dawn of Ships here.

Stratisphere NFT Marketplace commences its brand awareness campaign

To celebrate the community at the heart of the Stratisphere NFT Marketplace, a marketing campaign is being launched to showcase the many features of Stratisphere and how artists can use NFTs.

Head to @StratisphereNFT on Twitter for an early behind-the-scenes glimpse into filming for a Music NFTs section of the campaign and some incredible artwork created by physical and digital artist Hannah Nijsten.

SDA Update #4

Our fourth instalment of the SDA update blog sees continued progress from projects in DeFi, NFTs, blockchain games and core infrastructure. The Stratis Decentralized Accelerator (SDA) allocates capital to promising ideas, teams and projects building applications that add value to the Stratis ecosystem. New ideas are funded based on votes cast by Stratis Masternode operators.

Opdex

As discussed in previous SDA updates, Opdex is a decentralised exchange built using Stratis blockchain’s native C# language to make DeFi accessible for users and easy to integrate for game developers. Opdex is extremely interoperable as an exchange because it is compatible with tokens based on both Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric, making it highly attractive to users and developers alike.

The latest news from Opdex reveals some interesting statistics: the current network staking rate is just over 33 million ODX with a network participation staking rate of 44%. Beyond this, total liquidity is, as of July 2022, sitting at $385,000. Many thousands of token swaps have now been completed using Opdex, bringing significant additional utility to the Stratis ecosystem.

You can follow Opdex on Twitter @OpdexProtocol for more insights into this Stratis-powered, open-source decentralised exchange.

CoinVault

CoinVault passed the SDA vote back in October 2021 and, since then, the non-custodial and browser-based wallet has introduced several new features and functionalities to enhance its user experience.

Users will see several new features in the next release, such as the ability to display NFTs and tokens. The update will also see users able to login to both Opdex and Stratisphere, enabling transfers on both platforms directly from the CoinVault wallet.

In addition, the update will see different indexers integrated with the wallet to highlight NFT and smart contract endpoints for projects that require access to blockchain data.

That is to say, there are certain use cases that will require source blockchain data relating to the assets in one’s wallet, both to verify ownership and to understand where the asset itself resides. For example, if a CoinVault user wished to secure a loan against an NFT they need to verify that they own the NFT itself.

The inclusion of different indexers means any lending application would be able to verify NFT ownership using underlying on-chain data in such use cases, improving wallet functionality.

Hashbattle

Meanwhile, Hashbattle, a blockchain gaming platform powered by Stratis, has shifted its focus to three core tasks to further develop its ecosystem.

Firstly, the platform is developing its NFT website for the Hashbattle NFT series, which will allow users to browse available collections. The launch of the website will be accompanied by the release of the platform’s first NFT series with 10K Deadwarrior NFTs.

Hashbattle has also been in the process of introducing eight exciting new games to the platform. These new games will add greater versatility to the game segment and provide new options for users to heighten the gaming experience.

Finally, to secure the first complete version of the platform following its public beta launch in May, Hashbattle will introduce the platform on the Cirrus mainchain. Watch this space for more Hashbattle updates as the first complete version draws nearer.

Corgi Dash

Next up is the latest proposal to pass the SDA vote: Corgi Dash, is a game inspired by Mario Run, in which players earn coins through gameplay and contributions to the ecosystem.

Corgi Dash is the latest game from Mild Beast Games – the platform behind At Sundown: Shots in the Dark – and it passed the SDA vote in early July with 112 votes in favour of the proposal, resulting in 72,500 CRS in funding.

Corgi Dash is comprised of 8 fast-paced levels in which players must complete increasingly difficult ‘Dashes’ over obstacle courses of platforms and animals, with the goal of reaching Corgi House. Each ‘Dash’ costs 150 Corgi coins ($CC) to enter, which are then added into the Game Rewards wallets for future players.

5,000 coins are up for grabs across each Dash and, if the player reaches Corgi House by the end of the final level, the coins they have collected will be added to their Stratis Wallet and become instantly tradeable on Opdex.

The Corgi Dash NFTs aren’t required to enter the game – just the app and $CC coins – but can be used in the game for aesthetic purposes and in-game utility. This collection of NFTs will include 30 ultra-rare figures that grant the players in-game abilities such as extra lives or increased rewards.

Follow @corgi_dash on Twitter for the latest updates.

Kiqqi Games

Kiqqi Games, the developers behind Trivia Legends, the knowledge-based game powered by Stratis blockchain technologies, recently released a ‘roadmap’ detailing planned updates to the game over the coming quarters.

Q3 of 2022 is set to see two releases (on the Cirrus mainnet and on Google Play, for Android users) as well as the introduction of tier-based animations and new NFT characters. Q4 will introduce more new characters and game modes, as well as the iOS (App Store) game release. Also in Q4, NFT merges, by which users can burn and combine NFTs, will be added to the game.

Finally, in 2023 and beyond, Trivia Legends aims to create new games with established characters and form its own immersive metaverse.

Time to start brushing up on our general knowledge!

Polycarbon Games

Polycarbon Games, the developers behind My XR Gallery, recently announced a series of developments that both the company and its products will undergo in the near future.

Beginning with My XR Gallery, Polycarbon Games will collaborate with a handful of experienced contractors to enhance the NFT gallery for its users through gallery landscapes and tools such as ‘the Curator’, designed to help artists and creators showcase their NFTs.

The demo of Polycarbon Game’s Sky Dream Mall is also now available on its Discord channel, and there are games to enhance the mall with an arcade for developers and their Unity 3D games, as well as an amphitheatre for events. Check out the demo to understand why Sky Dream Mall is seeing some serious hype at the moment.

Once the first edition galleries are in operation, Polycarbon Games has announced that users will be able to set up their personal spaces for NFTs through their Stratis wallet. We look forward to seeing these NFT displays and collections come to life as developments continue.

FileProtected

FileProtected now enables anybody to safeguard themselves from copyright infringement, have more control over what they make or own, and transact directly with marketplaces without the need for “middlemen.” Artists such as photographers, filmmakers, and consumers cannot monetize their IP independently since there are no simple means to verify and contract the transaction legally, or it is too expensive due to attorney costs, etc. To address this, we also created “Simple Legal,” which allows our customers to instantly construct a sales and license agreement at no extra expense.

The team at FileProtected continue to innovate so content creators can take greater control over their work. The system uses Stratis blockchain technologies so creators can license media like photos for use by others, without the need for traditional industry middlemen. Check-out this short video demo to see how easy it is for users to find and license an image with FileProtected – move over Getty Images!

The key to the future of the internet and Web3 is digital ownership. With blockchain technology at its core and digital IP as its foundation, FileProtected is now at the forefront of blockchain digital ownership, authentication, and monetization.

Dawn of Ships

Dawn of Ships is a blockchain game that sees players assume control of pirate ships to battle it out with fellow contestants to capture rewards.

 The team has been busy refining its core gameplay mechanic, including the addition of Team Level and Clan Level factoring for ‘plundering’ missions (when two players do battle). These new features assign higher attack points based on how developed a player or clan’s ships are.

Players can also now choose to repair their damaged ship in exchange for ‘$GOLD’, or to upgrade ships to a higher level by spending $OVIO and $GOLD to do so. Ships begin at level 1 and develop based on gameplay or ‘experience’ until they reach a maximum of level 10.

The team has also developed a weekly leader board so players can see how they compare to the wider player community, with prizes for first spot each week. The addition of ‘Achievements’, gives players something to strive for. For example, players are rewarded when they complete pre-defined achievements, like reaching specific map levels, returning to port X times, or beating their record after returning to port!

Players can also now earn ‘offline’ currency, with ships continuing to do battle and complete tasks even when the player is offline.

To stay in touch with the Dawn of Ships community, join the Astroverse Discord.

Stratis Monthly – July

The start of summer has been full of highly anticipated developments for Stratis, from announcements relating to Stratis’s upcoming GBPT stable coin to a new approved SDA project in the form of Corgi Dash from Mild Beast Games.

Read to find out more about the latest updates from team Stratis, as well as insights into developments that are to come across the NFT and play-to-earn landscapes.

Cointelegraph shares that Stratis gained 200%+ with Sky Dream Mall metaverse and stablecoin

The Stratis team recently revealed that its plans to launch a Great British Pound Token (GBPT) stable coin are continuing to progress with the unveiling of ‘Stratis Investment Group Limited’, an entity that will be used for this new stable coin.

Blockchain technology holds incredible potential to simplify payments, and now is an exciting moment for Stratis to be at the heart of developments with organisations more willing than ever to accept stable coin payments.

Our friends at Cointelegraph took note of this news as well as the hype surrounding the upcoming launch of Sky Dream Mall, a metaverse developed by Polycarbon Games on the Stratis blockchain, and positioned these developments, along with Stratis’s outreach in Uganda, as factors behind STRAX prices rallying 200% according to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and Trading View.

Stratis extends its thanks to Cointelegraph for this recognition, and we look forward to continuing to advocate for innovative projects such as the GBPT stable coin and Sky Dream Mall metaverse in the coming months.

Building continues at the Stratis Blockchain Innovation Centre in Uganda

 In last month’s blog, we revealed that building had begun for the new blockchain innovation centre in the Tooro Kingdom of southwestern Uganda, and June has only seen this progress continue.

You can head over to our Twitter to watch building in action as we grow closer to watching the collaboration between the Charitable Foundation of King Oyo and Stratis turn into reality in the form of a centre that will facilitate the development of blockchain skills and innovations across the kingdom.

Corgi Dash from Mild Beast Games is approved by SDA Masternodes

Corgi Dash, the latest game from Mild Beast Games, the creators behind games such as At Sundown: Shots in the Dark, has passed the SDA vote with 112 votes for the proposal, which requested 72,500 CRS in funding.

You can follow @corgi_dash on Twitter for updates on this play-to-earn game as it comes to life on the Stratis blockchain.

Trivia Legends drops ‘Origins’ NFTs on Stratisphere

Another SDA alumnus, Trivia Legends, also shared an exciting update this month by dropping the first 250 hand-drawn ‘Origins’ NFTs on the Stratisphere marketplace.

These 250 NFTs form what will be 2000 in total from the ‘Origins’ collection, all of which have manually selected ‘EPIC’ and ‘LEGENDARY’ characters. These characters come out of 9 existing classes, which will expand to 30 classes with a mainnet release.

These NFTs are exclusive to the collection and will not be available to win, buy, or claim through the game.

You can see browse the collection here.

BCrypt Conference 2022

It was great to see Satya Karki, C# Blockchain Developer for Stratis, represent Stratis Platform at the BCrypt Conference hosted by the GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management in Dehli, India.

Satya delivered sessions discussing myriad topics from SDA projects to the background of Stratis Blockchain development, as well as getting involved in hands-on student labs at the institute.

BCrypt is one of the largest blockchain, crypto, NFTs and Web 3.0 conferences to take place in 2022, and it was a privilege for Stratis to be amongst the esteemed speakers at the event.

Cirrus Core 2.0.0.0 Release

Finally, last month also saw the release of Cirrus Core 2.0.0.0, an updated version of the Cirrus wallet designed to introduce dynamic InterFlux Fees. These InterFlux Fees ensure tht those who wish to engage with InterFlux are able to do so at a lower cost. This version also has a new added feature that allows users to rewind their node.

You can read more about the release here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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