Greetings Secret community!
In November, Secret Network saw the successful launch of the Supernova upgrade and the integration of IBC, connecting us with the rest of the Cosmos. This pivotal upgrade has been live for less than a month, but the network is already seeing explosive growth at our application layer – especially with Secret NFTs. Before we dive into what the future has to offer, let’s quickly recap all that was accomplished in the past month!
In November, Secret Network saw the launch of the much anticipated Supernova update. The update took place on the 10th of November and was deployed successfully – one of the smoothest updates to date, given the immense number of changes. With the launch of Supernova came interoperability with other Cosmos chains such as Osmosis, providing global availability for SCRT. After the proposal to fully activate IBC passed on November 22nd, trading and liquidity pairs for SCRT on Osmosis went live – and now feature substantial rewards!
Various Secret Apps had been scheduled to launch in the final weeks of November, but after the network upgrade, it took longer than expected to launch a new testnet compatible with Supernova. These applications had to postpone their launch dates in order to be able to fully test their application on the new version of Secret Network. Due to this delay, December is set to be a very busy month!
Separate from Supernova, Secret Network also saw interesting developments on the NFT side of Secret Network:
- Quentin Tarantino picked Secret Network as the network of choice for his first NFT collection (featuring his never-before-seen original handwritten scripts and exclusive commentary)
- SecretPunks sold out their full mint, making it the second Secret NFT to successfully launch
- Stashh – the first NFT marketplace on Secret Network – went into the final stage of beta testing on testnet
- A collaboration with Talia Zoref and her new collection, Eyes of Fashion, was revealed
- Plus: over a dozen SecretNFT collections preparing to launch.
Other highlights in December will include:
Shinobi Protocol, better known in the community as the Bitcoin bridge, will allow direct BTC to sBTC swaps, connecting Secret Network with the Bitcoin blockchain.
Secret Lottery will bring lottery-style betting to SecretSwap.
As developers, development companies, and as a community, we will never stop building. There are countless use-cases, unique to Secret Network, left to explore. Keep following the official announcements channels (like Discord and Twitter) and the Secret Blog to stay up-to-date with the latest secrets as they are revealed…🤫
Secret Network Developer Opportunities
Interested in building your own awesome Secret Applications? If so, there are a variety of options available for developers to get directly involved in building Secret Applications on Secret Network!
Secret Network Developer Grants
The Secret Network Grant Program helps provide initial funding for developers building critical additions to the ecosystem! For simplicity, proposals are split into three categories: Secret Apps, for everything that is directly built on top of Secret Network; Ecosystem, for tools that expand Secret Network and improve general usability; and Network improvements, for major upgrades to the network itself.
Within the Secret Network application layer, Secret DeFi and Secret NFTs (private metadata) hold an exciting amount of use cases that have yet to be developed. Grants have already been awarded for dozens of different ideas and applications. With a list consisting of over 35+ grant ideas, get started with the grant application process today!
The Secret Foundation Fellow Program (Secret Fellows) is designed to involve more developers full-time in the Secret Network ecosystem. The goal of the program is to bring in talented individuals full-time to the Secret Network ecosystem for 3 months during which developers can work on Secret Network related dApp/ tooling development and receive competitive compensation.
So What’s Next?
As individual developers, independent development companies, and as a collective community, we will never stop building privacy-first solutions for Web3. There are countless use-cases unique to Secret Network left to explore.
Ready to join our core community? Become a Secret Agent today, and support our global ecosystem while earning unique rewards and making new connections! We’d love to learn how we can support and build alongside you.
Onwards & Upwards!
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