- Starknet confirms leaked airdrop portal.
- Obol Network launches to mainnet beta.
- Kyber prepares a compensation plan.
- Polygon ZK-EVM adopts bridged USDC standard.
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Starknet Confirms Leaked Airdrop Portal
The Starknet Foundation, which manages the development of StarkWare's permissionless ZK Rollup, has verified the authenticity of leaked screenshots showing an airdrop portal on its website. The foundation acknowledged that its front end is in development, a part of which was deployed for testing. The Foundation confirmed that the STRK token will be distributed to select users and contributors for their past activity. It also disclosed that the snapshot date for determining eligibility has already occurred, and new actions will not influence eligibility for the airdrop. The exact timeline for the token claim remains unknown.
The leaked images showed details about the potential criteria for the STRK token allocation. Those who might be eligible for the airdrop include Starknet and Starkex users, Starknet developers, Github contributors, early Ethereum adopters, and Ethereum stakers. A governance portal was also launched on the starknet.io website.
Obol Network Launches To Mainnet Beta
Obol Network launched its mainnet open beta. Individuals interested in operating DV nodes can now use Obol’s launchpad and run its DV client called Charon. During the beta phase, each DV cluster is limited to a single validator. The launch coincides with the third anniversary of the Beacon Chain, which went live on December 1st, 2020. Distributed validators play a crucial role in enhancing Ethereum’s fault tolerance. They distribute a validator's key among several nodes, ensuring continued validation even if a node within the set goes offline. The Obol Techne Credential Program is set to begin on December 6th for users interested in running DV nodes on testnet.
Kyber Prepares Compensation Plan
Kyber Network proposed to offer grants from the Kyber Swap Treasury to users affected by its recent exploit. The attack, which occurred last week, led to the loss of over $48 million from Kyber's Elastic liquidity pools. Efforts to negotiate with the attacker have been unsuccessful. In an onchain message, the attacker demanded full control over the DEX and a position as its Director. This morning, the attacker transferred a portion of the stolen assets from Arbitrum to the Ethereum Mainnet. Kyber Network says it is supporting law enforcement and is in the process of drafting a plan. The plan aims to reimburse affected users with an amount matching the USD value of their assets at the time of the attack.
Polygon ZK-EVM Adopts Bridged USDC Standard
Polygon ZK-EVM has adopted Circle's Bridged USDC Standard, enabling a smooth upgrade to native USDC in the future. The integration minimizes liquidity fragmentation by eliminating the need for users to migrate to native USDC when it becomes available on the network. Users can currently migrate their USDC from the legacy version to the new standard-compatible bridged version.
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