Hi there,

      The staking market is growing at a steady pace, while the overall market has been calm. No Proof of Stake network has lost any significant staking commitments from investors within the last week.

      In fact, there have been $160M in net aggregated staked value across all Proof of Stake networks being added in the last week. Surprisingly, Waves led the charge here with a net staking inflow of $107M, which accounts for a 5.1% positive change. Tron has even grown their total number of staked tokens by 6.1%. The biggest percentage growth we have seen with Anchor Protocol at 14% over the last week.

      The numbers suggest a strong growth trajectory for the overall staking market and temporary crypto bottom with a positive aggregated net staking flow. At Staking Rewards we are excited to see the staking industry mature, while we are very cautious at the same time. The idea of a multi-chain world strongly depends upon local innovation. The following weeks will likely be path-breaking with the merge of Ethereum 2.0, and other networks being required to demonstrate strength beyond piggy-backing off Ethereum’s current limitations. We are excited to see that unfolding and remain very positive on differentiated Layer 1 approaches, as well as Layer 2 networks such as Starkware.

      All the best,

      Mirko


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      Read Coindesk Article

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      Polygon network back up with a ‘temporary fix’ after eight-hour stoppage

      Ethereum scaling project Polygon’s blockchain network was down for roughly eight hours last night due to a technical upgrade that went wrong. The network has now been restored with a “temporary hotfix,” according to a tweet from the company.

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      dYdX Mobile App Beta Famous DEX dYdX launched a mobile trading app for some of the iOS users.

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      Evmos Upgrade Drama

      The Evmos upgrade caused problems due to rushed deployment. The network remains halted while the team going to decides if the network will continue with the current block or roll back to genesis.

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      Rocket Pool’s node operator page is now live

      People interested in becoming node operators can now see what they can earn and also see their costs. With The Merge coming, it has never been a better time to become a node operator.

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