The set of rules of a system that governs how data is exchanged and transmitted. This term is often used to describe the technology behind certain blockchains and the rules that govern each specific blockchain network.

Uniswap Foundation Seeks Additional $46.2M Funding for Next Two Years of Operations
The Uniswap Foundation initiates a governance proposal for an additional $46.2M funding to sustain its operations for the next two years. This follows a Temperature Check, ahead of an on-chain vote slated for October 12, 2023. The funds, converted based on a 30-day TWAP of UNI, are designated for grants and operational costs, among other strategic initiatives aimed at bolstering Uniswap's position in the DeFi sector.
Yield Protocol and Utopia Labs Announce Wind-Down
Yield Protocol and Utopia Labs have recently disclosed the cessation of their current operations due to various factors. While Yield Protocol cites inadequate demand for fixed-rate borrowing and regulatory hurdles, Utopia Labs is pivoting away from its existing product, though it remains upbeat about the crypto sector.
VanEck Pledges 10% of Ethereum ETF Profits to Protocol Guild
VanEck has announced a 10-year commitment to donate 10% of its Ethereum ETF profits to Protocol Guild, supporting Ethereum's core protocol development. This pledge precedes the anticipated launch of the EFUT ETF, set to bolster mainstream Ethereum adoption.
OpenTrade and WOO X Unite to Offer Tokenized T-Bills to Asian Investors
OpenTrade collaborates with WOO X to unveil access to tokenized T-Bills for Asian investors. This partnership, leveraging Circle Research’s Perimeter Protocol, is a response to the escalating demand for tokenized T-Bills over DeFi yields. Concurrently, WOO X advances its strategic footprint in South Korea, aligning with CODE compliance solutions to broaden its product accessibility in the region.
DFINITY Unveils $20 Million ICP Asia Alliance to Propel Web3 Adoption
DFINITY Foundation launches the ICP Asia Alliance and a $20 million fund on September 28, 2023, to accelerate Web3 and AI adoption in Asia. The alliance aspires to unite diverse stakeholders, foster innovation, and catalyze the growth of the Internet Computer blockchain across the region, underlined by the establishment of multiple ICP.Hubs and strategic partnerships.
Circle Launches Circle Research with Perimeter Protocol
Circle launches 'Circle Research' to further technical innovation in crypto, blockchain, and Web3 through open-source research. The initiative's first contribution, Perimeter Protocol, sets a new standard for building on-chain credit markets. Circle releases the Perimeter white paper and public GitHub Repo to advance open protocol transacting with a focus on credit, catering to a wide range of credit scenarios.
Vitalik Buterin Explores Ethereum Protocol Enhancement Strategies
Ethereum's co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, reflects on Ethereum's protocol enhancement strategies in a recent blog post, weighing the merits of a minimalistic approach versus enshrining more features into the core protocol to address various user needs and system efficiencies. The discussion encompasses account abstraction challenges, the shift towards enshrinement, and the exploration of specific enshrinement targets like ZK-EVMs, proposer-builder separation, private mempools, liquid staking, and precompiles.
WOO Network Announces WOOFi's Shift from Near Protocol to Ethereum EVM
WOOFi, a decentralized exchange platform owned by Woo Network, has announced a strategic shift from the NEAR Protocol to Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible networks. The move aims to develop a version 2.0 omnichain DEX, integrating centralized finance and decentralized finance sectors. WOOFi Pro will offer a mobile-friendly interface, gasless orderbook trading, and integration with Orderly Network's order books. The platform is set to launch with 10 crypto trading pairs in October.
NEAR Protocol Potential Unveiled by Open Forest Protocol
Open Forest Protocol's (OFP) leaked pitch deck on Reddit reveals its aim to transform the $2 billion voluntary carbon market, projected to reach $50 billion by 2050. OFP, on the NEAR Protocol, showcases advantages over traditional carbon credit methods. With a robust project pipeline and potential major partnerships, OFP is poised to significantly influence NEAR's growth and decentralized finance (DeFi) markets.
Mina Protocol to Launch ZK Smart Contracts, Backed by $92M from Three Arrows and FTX
Mina Protocol is set to introduce Zero-Knowledge smart contracts to its mainnet, simplifying zkApp development and enhancing security. The upgrade will phase out supercharged rewards and phase out supercharged rewards. Mina Protocol, the world's lightest blockchain, combines Bitcoin and Ethereum elements, and the success depends on collective effort from node operators, developers, and users.

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