Join the GTON Capital team at the key events of this autumn.
GTON Capital is participating in the key events in MENA - Beconomy, Future Blockchain Summit and GITEX, World Blockchain Summit and Web3Dubai. If you’re an attending developer, researcher, crypto investor, or interested in learning and entering the Web3 space, please stop and say hello to the GTON Capital team.
We’ll be at Beconomy on October 4-5, on FBS and GITEX from October 10 to 14, WBS on October 17-18 and on Web3Dubai from November 17 to 18. All events are great opportunities for the developer community and investors in Dubai to meet with the GTON Capital team and find new options for collaboration. During events, we’ll be giving keynotes about how GTON Capital changes the current web3 landscape and can be implemented in metaverses, hosting workshops on building on rollups and participating in panel discussions with the industry leaders. Prior to Web3Dubai (November 16) , we’ll also be hosting an Opening Party featuring drinks, talks, and a chill time.
In this post, based on a recent livestream, Alex Pipushev, the founder of GTON Capital, explains how lending protocols work in centralized and decentralized finance.
Lending protocols – also referred to as money markets - play a significant part in the decentralized finance (DeFi) industry, as they enable users to lend and borrow assets in an immutable, transparent and decentralized way.Conventionally, money markets were centralized structures facilitating deals between lenders and borrowers.
Borrowers are those users who approach money markets to get a short-term loan that they need, for instance, to get extra leverage in trading. Meanwhile, lenders are individuals who have assets they want to earn yield on. Borrowers are required to pay interest on the loan to the lender and a fee to the money market.
In this post, we will have a look at DeFi lending, one of the most rapidly developing and promising segments of the crypto space.
Over the last couple of years, crypto lending – releasing crypto-backed loans using other crypto as collateral - has emerged as one of the main areas in decentralized finance (DeFi). Numerous lending protocols have been launched whose combined total value locked (TVL) reached $46.8 bln in 2021, showing more than 500% growth, year on year.
GTON Capital is building an ecosystem of blockchain products whose combined features will make Web 3.0 more sustainable and value-driven.
The GTON Capital team is building an ecosystem of innovative Web 3.0 infrastructure and products by bringing together the best achievements of decentralized web technologies.
In this post, we'll discuss the main factors to be considered while choosing a blockchain platform.
The choice of a platform for deploying your dApp or running blockchain-based solutions depends on a number of factors, which are considered below.
In this post, we are looking at blockchain oracles, which deliver real-world data to the blockchain.
One major limitation of smart contracts is their inability to connect with systems outside of their native blockchain to fetch real-world data or send data to an external system.
The reason is that, by design, blockchains are isolated from external systems. This ensures their major advantages, including the immutability and security of data.
This post features the key takeaways from one of the crypto space's most important events.
The EthCC conference positions itself as a major event for hardcore Ethereum developers and builders to hack, code and talk shop. However, EthCC turns out to also be a perfect opportunity for networking and business development. In any case, it wasn't an event GTON Capital could miss out on.
One thing that was noticeable this year, was a substantial decline in activity and presence of VCs, which had several explanations. First, the conference ran at a difficult time for the crypto industry. Major projects, such as Three Arrows Capital, Celsius and Voyager Digital have recently filed for bankruptcy, and the effect on many funds involved in the space has been brutal.
In this article, we are looking at some L2 solutions that aim to solve the Ethereum network's scalability issue.
Over the past few years, scalability has been the main issue with the Ethereum ecosystem, resulting in exorbitant transaction fees that could run into hundreds of dollars.
Responding to this scalability challenge, a number of projects have offered scaling solutions built around the Ethereum network’s existing security profile. Basically, those solutions formed another layer on top of Ethereum and are therefore called layer-2 (L2) solutions as opposed to layer-1 blockchains, such as Ethereum.
GTON Capital partners with DeNet to expand GTON Network’s infrastructure with more opportunities for data operation.
GTON Capital is excited to announce partnership with DeNet, first multichain ecosystem based on decentralized storage. The collaboration will help both projects further develop decentralization and transparency — the core values of Web 3.0.
One of the main problems of Web 3.0 is the lack of reliable data storage. This partnership will allow GTON Capital to utilize DeNet as decentralized storage with fast, permanent, and secure access to the project’s data. GTON Capital builds GTON Network — Ethereum L2 rollup, with the prospect of becoming the most popular rollup for GameFi, NFT, and other creative dApps. GTON Capital and DeNet joint work on the integration of both projects’ solutions will make a difference to achieve this goal.
GTON Capital partners with DIA (Decentralised Information Asset) to provide a more reliable and secure data on GTON Network.
We’re excited to announce the partnership between GTON Capital and DIA – a multi-chain, end-to-end, open-source data and oracle platform for Web3. GTON Capital will integrate DIA’s transparent and reliable data and oracle infrastructure into GTON Network which will enable a more transparent and secure DeFi ecosystem.
GTON Network has its own EVM optimistic rollup solution. In order to make it usable for DefI developers the task of price feeds delivery must be solved.
Furthering the collaboration with Web3London, we provided its community with a limited opportunity to get GTON tokens with a discount.
As the partnership between Web3London and GTON Capital, established a month ago, gains momentum, aiming to spread knowledge about DeFi, GTON Capital is committed to creating materials that are of interest to the Web3London community.
In line with that objective, we launched a weekly series of educational YouTube live streams. To date, we have released four episodes, and we were lucky to have the best guest experts, including Parikh Sarang from SushiSwap and Facu Ameal from Yearn Finance.
GTON Capital starts public testing of GTON Capital Money protocol ($GCD)
Roadmap 2022 sets the pace for the development of GTON Capital. Finally, we’re happy to share that the development of the GTON Money protocol has been completed and the team is currently running tests on Ropsten/Goerli and GTON Network testnet.
We are grateful to the students of the Computer Science Faculty of Hochschule Ruhr West for supporting us along the way and conducting the initial tests of GTON Capital products. This time the student team graciously agreed to help with GCD testing.
In this article, we'll discuss what staking is in a nutshell, how it works on GTON Capital and what economic model it's based upon.
Launched in early 2021, staking was the first and basic functionality for GTON holders, providing baseline earning opportunities with minimum risk and efforts.
Since January 2022, staking on GTON Capital app has been implemented as a command-line interface (CLI) that offers users a 22.32% fixed APR on the Fantom blockchain, with staking rewards paid out daily. In line with the project's roadmap, GTON stakinghas moved to Ethereum to expand the potential outreach of users. Those who used to lock GTON in staking on Fantom are encouraged to move it to Ethereum.
The two teams will work together to implement Pathway strategies and necessary GTON Dollar operations.
The partnership includes various services related to market making on DEXes and CEXes, help putting the principles of the Pathway protocol into practice and DeFi professional services for GTON Dollar: collateral liquidations, auctions, arbitrage and market making.
In this article, we'll examine the ecosystem of Optimism, one of fastest growing layer-2 protocols on Ethereum.
Over the last couple of years, a number of layer-2 chains - operating on top of the Ethereum mainnet - have emerged to address Ethereum's scalability problem.
One of the most rapidly growing chains among L2s is Optimism.
In this article we explain what DeFi 2.0 term implies.
DeFi or decentralized finance comprises all the decentralized alternatives to our existing financial world. The difference between DeFi protocols and traditional financial services is that DeFi does not require intermediaries, instead DeFi uses blockchain technology to cut out all of those expensive middlemen like banks, brokers, and stock exchanges.
In the past year, we have watched DeFi go from a fringe idea to one of the most aspiring business models in crypto. Currently, the total value locked into DeFi protocols is hovering around the 75 billion dollar mark and the global market cap, for all DeFi tokens, is just under 140 billion dollars.
All participants of ETHDubai 2022, the annual conference's first edition, are now on the whitelist that grants access to GTON bonding.
How can you reach out to the crypto community's most dedicated members, including advanced users, crypto OGs and builders of the industry's most prominent projects? Catch them at a tier-one conference! Drawing on GTON Capital's successful engagement in ETHDubai 2022, which provided opportunities to meet and collaborate with the best existing projects, we’re whitelisting the conference’s participants for GTON bonding expected to be launched in the near future.
As we prepare for the staking v2 launch, here’s the guide on how to withdraw your GTON from v1 version on Fantom.
Following the audit of the staking contract, we need to implement several smart contract enhancements, which will be introduced in staking v2. To migrate to it once it is deployed into production, you will first have to unlock your staked GTON in order to move it to the updated staking manually through the smart contract.
As the easiest option, we suggest connecting your Metamask to FTMScan and use the contract function directly to claim your GTON, as described below. Please note that the sGTON that you will have left on your wallet after claiming GTON is not usable anymore. Also, please make sure that you use the correct contract link:
GTON Staking and Bonding smart contracts have been audited: one identified issue in the staking contract needs to be addressed, which requires a period of maintenance. Please read to find out how it will affect the staking experience in the near future.
Now, as the bonding testing is over, we tap the final fixes prior to the bonding launch.
Computer Science students of the University of Applied Science Ruhr-West, supervised by Prof. Dr. Marc Jansen, took part in the testing program of GTON Capital. The students were commissioned by the GC DAO to perform an audit of the bonding smart contracts and corresponding UX/UI on the GTON testnet. The audit was conducted between March 9 and March 16, 2022.
The purpose of this audit was to identify potential security issues with smart contracts, assess the logic behind given smart contracts, find the vulnerabilities in the UI and improve the user experience.
In this blog post, we unfold the lineup of the events at ETHDubai, where the ⚜️GTON Capital team takes part as organizers, speakers, and sponsors.
ETHDubai 2022 will be a place for DeFi projects, academics, developers, and investors from around the world to come together and to define what the future will look like for web3 and cryptocurrency. Things will become more exciting down the line, as this event is only the debut of ETH local events series in the whole MENA region.
⚜️GTON Capital team is proud to be one of the co-organisers of this major event and share the role with outstanding teams like Yearn Finance and Metamask, to once again prove to be leading drivers of the DeFi industry in MENA.
Today, we’re launching a testing program for the bonding on testnet.
As we move on along the Roadmap 2022, bonding goes live on testnet and becomes available for auditing by external proficient developers and researchers.
On this occasion, we’re happy to announce that testing will be performed by the students of the Computer Science Faculty of Hochschule Ruhr West who kindly expressed their interest to participate in our testing program. With their help, we hope to accelerate the auditing process before the mainnet release.
In this article, we will describe various caveats that we encountered while setting up Chainlink nodes on Fantom, and ways to work around them, to help other developers and DAOs set up their custom permissionless price feeds.
The evolution of GTON CAPITAL DAO (𝔾ℂ DAO) creates a need for reliable oracle solutions necessary for the operation of Pathway, Staking, and Bonding. These core products demand appropriate DONs that provide validated data feeds of price, liquidity, and other fundamental factors. To meet all the oracle-related requirements, SuSy, an infrastructure department of GC, is focused on R&D, DevRel, and the development of infrastructure-level services.
The current oracle-oriented work at SuSy consists of R&D that adds new essential components into the DON solution of Chainlink to attain the goals of GC. To do so, SuSy is extending the functionality of Chainlink oracle services, deploying them first on Fantom, the original 𝔾ℂ DAO blockchain. Even though Chainlink already provides official price feeds on Fantom, applying for such a feed for your token can be difficult and time-consuming. We believe that our permissionless approach can be useful to other dev teams that build on Fantom.
In this write-up, we provide you with a step-by-step tutorial on how to stake GTON using CLI app on gton.capital.
Staking on GTON Capital CLI is up and running. We hope most of you are having fun with this unusual product. However, we understand that some may be more used to traditional GUIs. To make it more convenient for you, in this tutorial we’ll guide you through the process of staking GTON.
Note that if you still have your funds staked on the previous staking UI, there’s a guide on how to withdraw funds LINK.
TL;DR $GTON staking on mainnet starts today, on the 10th of February. The APR is fixed. The staking period as well as the amount is unlimited.
We are excited to announce the official start of $GTON staking on mainnet. After the testing period and community feedback, the staking functionality is fully integrated and $GTON holders can start staking their $GTONs in the alpha GTON Capital app implemented as 📺 CLI (command-line interface).
Tokens will be distributed according to the parameters previously voted upon by the community: GTON staking with 22.32% fixed APR with daily reward harvesting.
We’re presenting the GTON Capital roadmap, the first all-encompassing blueprint for the ecosystem development for the next year.
This article sheds light on the present structure of the GTON Capital (GC) project and the direction we are heading in the coming months, and provides an estimation of the optimal paths to take for the project in the future. This roadmap is submitted as a DAO proposal by the team of core contributors, which will be voted on by GTON holders. In the case of accepting this proposal, the core team will do their best to follow the roadmap to the letter.
Decentralized Gold Standard for the New Digital Capital Markets
Since the inception of human civilization, access to capital has been a determining factor in the success, domination, and survival of communities. This was historically manifested as intense competition over food, territory, serfs, or scarce resources: ceramics or metals, such as tin and copper. Throughout time, precious metals such as gold and silver have become a universal store of value. As humankind evolved, gold and silver were replaced by bills of exchange, while ownership of the resources of organizations that mined those precious metals became equity, representing an ownership share in these organizations. This is how Capital Markets first appeared. As our civilization and all aspects of human and social relations are becoming increasingly more intertwined with the new digital world, the Capital Markets themselves are becoming more detached from the “real markets” of goods and resources. In the digital world, almost no restrictions exist on digital resources and, therefore, on opportunities for organizing communities based on various economic incentives, gamification, art and creativity, or simply some viral potential. All these aspects are now manifesting in the industries of cryptocurrency/DeFi, Play2Earn, NFTs, and fan tokens, respectively. Thus, new, more complex Digital Capital Markets appear and expand.