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September 20th, 2022

Rubicon is part of Optimism Quests, an invitation to learn about and explore apps in the Optimism ecosystem and earn NFTs for using them! Quests begin today, September 20th at 18:00 UTC and are hosted on Galxe (formerly Project Galaxy).

To collect the NFT badge for a Quest, users must complete on-chain tasks on an Optimism app, complete a quiz about the app, and complete social tasks like following the project on Twitter or joining their Discord. If you collect enough unique badges from using Optimism apps, you may qualify for an upcoming OP NFT mint. 👀

The Rubicon Quest

The Rubicon Quest is learn-to-earn; you need to learn about the order book protocol and complete a short quiz before completing a few tasks to claim the NFT prize!

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August 23rd, 2022

Early Rubicon traders and liquidity providers can now claim an OP airdrop on the Rubicon App! Select Claim Airdrop on the sidebar to see if your wallet is eligible, or search the full list of eligible addresses here. For mobile users, the airdrop claim is under the Settings tab.

Claim OP on your connected wallet or send your airdrop to a different address!
Claim OP on your connected wallet or send your airdrop to a different address!

Claiming for the OP airdrop will close in 4.2 months around the end of the calendar year. After this, any remaining unclaimed OP will be sent to the bathOP pool.

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August 9th, 2022

Today we are launching a Token Bridge in the Rubicon App! Select the Bridge on the sidebar to transfer tokens to and from Ethereum, Optimism, and other blockchains 🌉

Powered by Socket, our Bridge finds the best route from major token bridges with support for hundreds of token combinations and 9 blockchains:

Whether you are bridging to Optimism to trade on Rubicon for the first time or you’re seizing an opportunity on another chain, our Bridge finds you the best route without having to leave the App!

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July 21st, 2022

Today we are excited to launch the Rubicon Grants Program. This program will fund individuals and teams who contribute to Rubicon, an order book protocol built on Ethereum Layer 2 (L2). Contributing can take many forms including code, content, research, dashboards, translations, memes, or something else. This program is particularly special to us because the first funding Rubicon received was a grant!

To get involved, join the Rubicon Discord and visit the #contributing channel. If you have a project in mind, you can apply for a grant by submitting the Application Form.

Grants Program Details

Our Grants program is continuous; contributors can apply for funding at any time!

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July 15th, 2022

Rewards are here for Rubicon liquidity providers!

Starting today, Rubicon liquidity providers will start receiving OP rewards! You can now view these rewards on the Pools page in the Rubicon App. It’s time to kick off OP summer with a pool party! 🏊

Rewards rates and current market making yields
Rewards rates and current market making yields

Last fall, Rubicon was one of the first apps to launch on the Optimism layer 2 (L2) network. As a part of Optimism’s Phase 0 Distribution to early projects, Rubicon received an OP token allocation to bring more liquidity and users to the network! 📈

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June 13th, 2022

While May was dominated by negative crypto headlines, our team at Rubicon blocked out the noise and kept building.

As of writing, the Rubicon order books have tighter spreads than ever before, all Pools have produced positive monthly returns, and OP liquidity mining on Rubicon is right around the corner! A few other highlights include OP markets going live, the protocol reaching $1 million total value locked (TVL), and our Code4rena audit contest for the Rubicon v1 codebase.

This month we will officially launch Rubicon v1 on Optimism once we release a protocol version that implements recommendations from the audit contest!

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May 23rd, 2022

Rubicon is sponsoring a $50,000 Audit Contest on Code4rena! This contest will cover the Rubicon v1 smart contracts in this repository; we look forward to the whitehat army of C4 Wardens reviewing our contracts!

This is not a bug bounty - the contest has guaranteed payouts for all legit findings, so go tell your neighborhood security researcher about it! 🕵️🔎

Here are our Contest Details:

  • 47,500 USDC main rewards pool
  • 2,500 USDC gas optimization rewards pool
  • Starts May 23, 2022 20:00 UTC
  • Ends May 28, 2022 19:59 UTC
  • To participate, sign up to be a Warden and join the C4 Discord!
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May 11th, 2022

Today we are excited to release Rubicon’s Open APIs, powered by The Graph. The Graph is a protocol that makes it possible to collect, store, and access data from Ethereum and related blockchains. Data from the Rubicon order book protocol, such as offers, swaps, and deposits or withdrawals from liquidity pools, can now be tracked and easily queried through Subgraphs.

To get started with the Rubicon Subgraphs, visit our API documentation to see an outline of their functionality as well as some example queries. You can also interact with the Rubicon subgraphs on the Graph Playground. (RubiconMarket, BathToken)

Read on to learn more about current uses for the Rubicon v1 Subgraphs and useful tips for getting started with our APIs.

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May 4th, 2022

Rubicon v1 is launching this month on multiple L2 networks, catch up on our latest news before it’s live!

April showers bring May flowers… and the launch of Rubicon v1! That’s right, the next generation of the Rubicon DEX is launching this month on multiple L2 networks. 🥳

To learn what’s new in this protocol upgrade, check out the Rubicon v1 whitepaper. Our March Monthly Update also had some great explanations, and you can get a high-level overview from this tweet thread:

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May 4th, 2022

Rubicon v1 [repo]

Benjamin Hughes, Forrest Norwood

contact (at) rubicon (dot) finance