The latest research paper from Protocol Village delves into the intricacies of “Snarktor,” spotlighting its utilization of “Recursive Proof Aggregation.”

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Blockchain Highlights from Feb. 22-28: Telos and IOG’s Snarktor Protocol, Uphold’s Vault Exits Beta, Helius Series A, Astar Network Funding, and More

  1. Snarktor Protocol Unveiled by Telos and IOG: Researchers from Telos Foundation and Input Output Global (IOG) have collaborated on Snarktor, a protocol utilizing zk-SNARK technology to efficiently and securely scale blockchains across various use cases.
  2. Uphold’s Vault Completes Beta Phase: Uphold’s assisted self-custody wallet, Vault, is now out of beta after two months. The platform, facilitating easy asset management, saw substantial activity with $33 million in assets traded among beta users.
  3. Helius Secures $9.5M in Series A: Helius, enhancing Solana’s developer experience, closed a $9.5 million Series A round led by Foundation Capital, attracting support from Reciprocal Ventures, 6th Man Ventures, and Solana ecosystem founders.
  4. Alchemy Launches Modular Account for Ethereum L2: Alchemy introduces Modular Account, designed for ERC-4337 and ERC-6900 compatibility, aiming to improve the Web3 ecosystem’s accessibility with enhanced user experience.
  5. Startale Labs Raises $3.5M for Astar Network: Startale Labs, developer of Japanese Web3 products for Astar Network, secured an additional $3.5 million in funding from UOB Venture Management and Samsung Next.
  6. dWallet Labs Introduces dWallet Network Testnet: dWallet Labs unveiled the testnet for dWallet Network, featuring a composable modular signature network designed to facilitate multi-chain collaboration in Web3.
  7. Binance Labs Invests in Renzo for EigenLayer Ecosystem: Binance Labs invested in Renzo, a Liquid Restaking Token (LRT) and strategy manager for EigenLayer, promoting widespread adoption within the EigenLayer ecosystem.
  8. Clave Raises $1.6M in Pre-Seed Round: Clave, a fintech dApp start-up simplifying on-chain journeys, secured $1.6 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Matter Labs, the developer behind layer-2 network zkSync.
  9. Arbitrum Foundation Partners with OpenZeppelin: Arbitrum Foundation partnered with OpenZeppelin to support the next-gen development on Arbitrum Stylus, facilitating smart contract writing in various languages like Rust, C, and C++.
  10. Aave Expands to BNB Chain: Aave, a major DeFi money market protocol, is expanding to BNB Chain, joining the growing BNB Chain DeFi ecosystem.
  11. Wormhole Collaborates with AMD for Hardware Accelerators: Wormhole, a blockchain interoperability platform, collaborates with AMD to provide enterprise-grade FPGA hardware accelerators to the Wormhole ecosystem.
  12. Inco Raises $4.5M in Seed Round, Launches Gentry Testnet: Inco, addressing confidentiality challenges in Web3, secured $4.5 million in a seed round and launched the Gentry testnet, combining EVM with FHE and EigenLayer.
  13. Meso Network Raises $9.5M in Seed Round: Meso, a payment platform connecting banks and blockchains, raised $9.5 million in a seed round co-led by Solana Ventures and Ribbit Capital, supporting Ethereum, Solana, Polygon, and soon adding Arbitrum, Optimism, and Base.

These developments showcase the dynamic and diverse advancements within the blockchain space during the specified timeframe.