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Some of the brightest thinkers, developers, and operations experts in the crypto world have in-depth conversations on topics such as the rise of DeFi and the future of NFT.
On November 7-10, 2021, Solana held a Breakpoint conference in Lisbon, Portugal, which gathered leaders, builders and innovators of the global encryption industry. Breakpoint is a grand celebration of the achievements of the Solana community, and it is also an inspiration exploration for the next industry development. The conference brought together some of the smartest thinkers, developers and operations experts in the blockchain, focusing on solving the challenges and opportunities in the web3 world.
The four-day event was held in three venues in the center of Lisbon (the 175-year-old textile factory LxFactory, Estufa Fria Botanical Garden and Greenhouse, and SUD Lisboa on the Tagus River). Solana co-founders Anatoly Yakovenko and Raj Gokal, the industry Dozens of big coffees including Balaji S. Srinivasan, Jeremy Allaire, Sam Bankman-Fried, Alexis Ohanian, Kyle Samani, etc. gave wonderful speeches! The Breakpoint event held more than 100 panel discussions, technical seminars, and in-depth dialogues on topics such as the rise of DeFi and the future of NFT.
What are the highlights of this conference? We made a simple summary.
Render Network integrates Solana & Metaplex
Render Network announced the technical integration with Solana & Metaplex (Solana-based open standard for digital asset distribution and ownership). Through deep integration, Render Network will become a platform for artists to create valuable IP, art, and tools. IP, art, and tools can all be done in one click: natively issued on the Solana blockchain, Metaplex directly provides the functions of distribution and monetization.
The blockchain data indexing project The Graph hosting service is integrating Solana
The Graph, a blockchain data indexing project, stated that its hosting service is integrating Solana. This integration will use Firehose to achieve faster indexing. The Graph will make it easier for developers to query the Solana blockchain, access historical data, visualize data analysis, and more. In addition, The Graph will begin to synchronize Solana subgraphs and begin to support data requirements on the Solana blockchain.
The privacy browser Brave integrates the Solana blockchain and will set Solana as the default blockchain
The privacy browser Brave announced the integration of the Solana blockchain and will use Solana for cross-chain and Solana native DApp by default. In addition, the integration will enable the Solana DEX aggregator for transactions (transactions within the Solana network), support for NFTs, send SPL tokens, and create accounts. Solana will also support the implementation of the THEMIS protocol developed by Brave on the Solana blockchain and the circulation of the token BAT on the Solana blockchain.
On-chain data tool Nansen announces plans to integrate Solana network data analysis
Nansen, an on-chain data tool, announced plans to integrate Solana dashboards to provide institutional and retail investors with extensive insights to help them track emerging trends in areas such as DeFi and NFT. This feature is scheduled to be launched in the first quarter of 2022.
Solana Eco Wallet Phantom will soon launch a mobile version, which will be fully released in January next year
Solana Eco Wallet Phantom said it is preparing to launch a mobile version of its wallet. Phantom’s chief product officer and co-founder Chris Kalani revealed that the company plans to conduct a “private test” during the holidays and release it in January next year. In addition, Phantom is also expanding to other blockchains and is developing a beta version of the Ethereum wallet. According to the data, the number of users of the Phantom wallet on the Solana blockchain has exceeded 1.2 million.
Neon Labs, a blockchain solutions company, completes $40 million in financing
Neon Labs, the development team of Neon, a project to build an EVM development environment on Solana, received US$40 million in financing. Jump Capital led the investment, and Three Arrows Capital, Solana Capital, IDEO CoLab Ventures and others participated in the investment. The financing will be used to expand the size of the Neon Labs team in areas such as research, development, marketing and business development. Neon is a software environment on Solana that allows developers to use EVM to build applications, including writing smart contracts in Vyper or Solidity languages.
Co-founder of Reddit and Solana Ventures to launch a US$50 million Web3 social media special fund
On November 9, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced at the Solana conference in Lisbon that it would cooperate with Solana Ventures to launch a $50 million Web3 social media special fund to help the development of Web3 social media DApps on the Solana network.
Then Raj Gokal said: “I think 50 million may not be enough…so the fund size was expanded to 100 million US dollars.”
Alexis said: “Yes, I agree.”
The founder of Aave said that Aave will soon be deployed to Solana
Stani Kulechov, the founder of the decentralized lending agreement Aave, reposted the news that Neon received $40 million and said that Aave will soon be deployed to Solana, and revealed that the V3 version may be the priority deployment of Layer 2, but this will be determined by governance voting.
These are some of the highlights of the Breakpoint conference. Which one are you most looking forward to?
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