The year may be drawing to a close, but activity at Stratis HQ certainly isn’t drawing to a halt. The past month has been action-packed, from events such as Stratis Meet-Ups and MetaBeat Conference, to updates across platforms including Opdex and CoinVault.
Read on for an overview of this month’s most exciting developments for Team Stratis and our community of blockchain aficionados.
Stratis: Technical Service Provider for Open banking
In October, Stratis announced that the platform is now a Technical Service Provider (TSP) for the Open banking technology platform.
With over 6 million active users in the UK alone, Open banking is responsible for building bridges between banks, third parties, and tech providers to facilitate simple and secure data exchanges. Now that Stratis is a TSP for Open banking, Stratis can start to leverage a worldwide banking standard for our stable coin solution, which is currently issued on the Cirrus Blockchain.
You can read more about Stratis, stable coins, and Open banking in this blog post.
Stratis x Blue Orchid 2023 Meet-Ups
Bringing the Stratis community together in person has been a hugely rewarding development over the past few months as Stratis launched a series of events at Tower Suites in London in partnership with Blue Orchid Group Hotels.
We were delighted to welcome several creators who have used Stratis to create work across the gaming, art, and music landscapes to present on their unique projects, with the variety of projects a testament to the creativity and innovation that the Stratis platform enables.
Having seen the success of recent meet-ups, this month we were pleased to announce the dates for upcoming meet-ups in 2023:
- Friday 20th January 2023, 18:00–22:00
- Friday 17th February 2023, 18:00–22:00
- Friday 24th March 2023, 18:00–22:00
- Friday 21st April 2023, 18:00–22:00
- Friday 19th May 2023, 18:00–22:00
Stratisphere NFT Art at Saatchi Gallery
As part of Stratisphere’s upcoming marketing campaign, one of the content creators we have worked with closely is British artist Hannah Nijsten. Hannah has collaborated with Stratisphere to create NFT’s of her physical art inspired by Stratis brand colours. We were thrilled to see this physical and digital art featured alongside other incredible works by Hannah at a recent exhibition at Saatchi Gallery! As the digital dimension of art continues to develop and evolve, it is an exciting time to be working with artists that apply their creativity and vision to the rich world of NFTs.
Polycarbon Blockchain Attended Metabeats
It was great to see Polycarbon Blockchain, the minds behind My XR Gallery and Sky Dream Mall, take to the floor at MetaBeat in San Francisco last month, an event designed to bring together thought leaders in the metaverse to discuss and demonstrate how technology and innovation will bring industry and commerce into the metaverse.
With MetaBeat estimating that the metaverse market will reach $800 billion by 2024, the landscape is ambitious and rapidly growing, and Stratis were delighted to support Polycarbon Blockchain as they presented their own role within the metaverse when it comes to the intersection of art, VR, and more.
To learn more about Polycarbon Blockchain, why not check out their YouTube channel here?
Public Release of CoinVault Extension Wallet
CoinVault, a non-custodial wallet that enables the management of NFTs as well as funds on the Stratis and Cirrus blockchains, recently launched the public release of its browser extension wallet to five star reviews.
CoinVault is quick and simple to set-up and use, enabling users to track and manage their assets with ease.
Stratisphere NFT Desktop Wallet Update
In November, the Stratisphere NFT desktop wallet launched version 18.104.22.168, complete with optimizations and added support for network changes to ensure seamless use for wallet holders.
You can find out more about the update here.
Opdex Desktop Update
Opdex Desktop also added some new updates to its backlog this month. Opdex protocols are designed to offer trustless token swaps and allow for actions such as liquidity providing, mining, and staking to be conducted in a non-custodial and gas-efficient manner.
The updates to Opdex Desktop included feature improvements for version checks and update notifications, additional wallet position details, and performance improvements to ensure the platform functions optimally for all users.
Find out more here.