Greetings Secret Agents!

Thanks for being here. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to read the following post and learn what has been going down in the Secret ecosystem in February 🤫

LegenDAO revealed. Blackbox privacy tools. Shade Protocol airdrop & private raise. SecretDAO. SiennaSwap 2.0. Query node improvements. Secret.js upgrade. Secret Invoice Payments. StakeEasy staking derivatives. Secret PY. Alter on DEXs.

And so much more.

February 2022 was a big turning point in history for Secret Network, marking the first month after the beginning of the Shockwave growth initiative. Our push to bring privacy to all public blockchains is rapidly becoming reality. See what’s been done lately - and how you can get involved!

LegenDAO

https://legendao.io/

SCRT Labs, the core development team behind Secret Network, is launching Legendao, the first ever NFT Mint Lab designed to be its own universe, providing users with a gamified experience and enabling them to obtain unique and exclusive Secret NFTs.

Top-tier artists, brands and creators will be able to launch their own NFT projects via the platform. Users can create their own avatars, gain experience and purchase “Loot Boxes” containing new NFTs and digital items from the creators as well as the $LGND token, which will serve as the currency for all activities and purchases in the Legendao universe.

SCRT Labs Announces Launch of Legendao
The play-to-mint NFT platform, powered by Secret Network, will enable top artists, brands, and NFT creators to launch their NFT projects in a unique, gamified way.

Blackbox - Privacy Tools for Secret Network

https://scrt.network/blog/secret-feature-blackbox

In February, the Trivium Node team officially launched Blackbox - a collection of Secret Apps that brings together privacy and convenience with a set of simple tools for everyday users on Secret Network.

Blackbox provides "Cloak" and "DeadDrop" functionality on Secret Network - empowering users to privately seed new wallets without ever needing to use Secret Network gas while also acting as a mixer. Blackbox also brings "Secret Aliases" to Secret Network. Previously, transactions were kept private, but a user would still need to provide their public address to a sender in order to make a transaction.

Preserve Your Privacy With BlackBox
It’s no secret that blockchains in general have a privacy problem. Public by default ledgers, while making strides in removing the power…

With the power of DeadDrop, users no longer have to face this risk of handing off a public address to a sender. Instead, users can give an alias to a sender. This alias is publicly disassociated from an underlying public address because the Blackbox Secret Contract encrypts the underlying public address and ties it to the public alias - providing true anonymity for receivers of funds.

Secret Feature: Blackbox
Blackbox launches on Secret Network, bringing privacy-preserving wallet seeding and transaction anonymity tools for users.

Shade Protocol Raises $5M

https://scrt.network/blog/shade-protocol-raises-5-million

Shade Protocol has recently closed a $5,000,000 private raise to build privacy-preserving DeFi applications on Secret Network - starting with Silk, a privacy-preserving stablecoin pegged to a basket of global currencies and commodities. This $5M in capital will be used to support core protocol contributors and developers to continue their mission of bringing DeFi to privacy on Secret Network — unlocking untapped potential in the world of stablecoins, synthetics, and DeFi.

As a result of this capital raise, across all key Shade primitives currently in development, there are collectively 20+ developers, project coordinators, marketers, and business development professionals building Shade Protocol full time or contracted — making this team of decentralized contributors one of the largest teams on Secret Network!

Ecosystem Announcement: Shade Protocol Raises $5M
Shade Protocol has recently closed a $5,000,000 private raise to build privacy-preserving DeFi applications on Secret Network - starting with Silk, a privacy-preserving stablecoin native to Secret Network.

On November 7th, 2021 the snapshots for the Shade Protocol airdrop began. These snapshots came to a close on December 13th. If you staked ATOM, LUNA, or SCRT during this timeframe, you are eligible for receiving the SHD token airdrop.

Claim your Shade Protocol airdrop now!

SecretDAO

https://scrt.network/blog/secret-feature-secretdao

SecretDAO is a robust decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) generation platform that aims to make DAO creation simple, easy, and cost-effective. By providing existing and new communities with DAO tooling capabilities like the ability to create tokens, build treasuries, and vote on community proposals, we look to empower artists and creators to do more for a lot less. With communities growing larger and larger as cryptocurrency continues to rise in popularity, SecretDAO is aiming to be a front-runner in providing a service that tackles an overarching problem experienced by every community.

Secret Feature: SecretDAO
SecretDAO is a robust decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) generation platform built on Secret Network that aims to make DAO creation simple, easy, and cost-effective.

Introducing SiennaSwap 2.0

https://medium.com/sienna-network/introducing-siennaswap-2-0-fa35ed88890a

SiennaSwap has undergone a comprehensive transformation. SiennaSwap 2.0 features a refreshed UI, significant performance improvements, and new tools aimed at improving user experience and lowering the barriers to entry for new users. SiennaSwap 2.0 is where innovation meets elegance and simplicity.

  • New Landing Page and Dashboard
  • New Swap Interface
  • New Pools & Rewards Interface
  • Wrap Tool
  • How-to Explainer Videos

Read more about SiennaSwap 2.0 here:

Introducing SiennaSwap 2.0
SiennaSwap has undergone a comprehensive transformation. SiennaSwap 2.0 features a refreshed UI, significant performance improvements, and…

Querying Nodes

With the advent of Querying Nodes, architecture will now be split between query nodes and validator nodes. Query nodes contain optimizations that may not be entirely safe for validators and greatly improve querying performance. In addition, contracts are now served by two different enclaves: Query enclaves and execute enclaves. This will allow upgrading query enclave and improving performance without consensus-breaking changes.

Release v1.2.5 - Querying Nodes · scrtlabs/SecretNetwork
Architecture now split into query nodes and validator nodes. Query nodes contain optimizations that may not be entirely safe for validators and greatly improve querying performance. In addition, co...

Secret.JS

Secret.js a JavaScript SDK for writing applications that interact with the Secret Network blockchain.

  • Written in TypeScript and provided with type definitions.
  • Provides simple abstractions over core data structures.
  • Supports every possible message and transaction type.
  • Exposes every possible query type.
  • Handles input/output encryption/decryption for Secret Contracts.
  • Works in Node.js, modern web browsers and React Native.

Recently, SCRT Labs has helped created a new and improved Secret.Js:

✅ New API, better ergonomics
✅ More query & transaction types now supported
✅ Smoother Keplr Wallet integration resulting in faster UIs

Come check it out at Secret.Js!

GitHub - scrtlabs/secret.js: The JavaScript SDK for Secret Network
The JavaScript SDK for Secret Network. Contribute to scrtlabs/secret.js development by creating an account on GitHub.

Secret Invoice Payments

https://scrt.network/blog/secret-feature-secret-invoice-payments

One of the core problems of public by default blockchains is security and usability surrounding sending, requesting, and receiving cryptocurrency on a regular and recordable basis. A lack of transactional privacy on blockchains creates additional barriers of adoption surrounding everyday usage. How can we encourage businesses and users to consistently send and receive recordable payments to and from other users without losing their data privacy or their flexibility?

https://secretinvoice.com/

Enter Secret Invoice - a secure and private system on Secret Network for requesting and sending money to business counterparties. Secret Invoices is the first privacy-preserving payment request secret contracts that have ever been created, empowering users on Secret Network to leverage the power of secret contracts for their everyday transactions.

With cross-chain smart contract calls, Secret Invoices could go Interchain - empowering business and users on public chains to trigger private invoice settlement transactions on Secret Network.

Secret Feature: Secret Invoice Payments
Secret Invoice introduces a secure and private system for requesting and sending money to users and business counterparties.

StakeEasy - Privacy-Preserving Liquid Staking

https://stakeeasy.finance/

One of the most powerful features on Secret Network is staking - empowering users to passively earn APR by securing Secret Network. By locking up SCRT, users improve the security of the overall protocol, while also decreasing the actively circulating supply of SCRT. However, amidst this locked collateral is a massive amount of untapped and illiquid value. With over 125M SCRT currently staked, this amounts to over ~$600,000,000 of locked value on Secret Network.

What if there was a way to put this locked collateral to work separate from just staking it?

Enter privacy-preserving liquid staking from StakeEasy. Users will have the opportunity to lock up SCRT and mint seSCRT - a liquid token that is a claim on the underlying locked SCRT collateral and staking rewards while also being usable for trading and liquidity providing on Secret Network DEXs.

Delegators can use the staking derivative token even further by depositing the seSCRT in another DeFi protocol to accrue more yield via the following potential use cases:

  • Leveraged staking
  • Derivative token futures and options contracts
  • No loss lottery where rewards generated are distributed to lucky winners
  • Liquidity providing
  • Lending
Secret Feature: StakeEasy - Privacy-Preserving Liquid Staking
StakeEasy introduces privacy-preserving liquid staking derivatives built on Secret Network - already launched on testnet, and soon to be on mainnet!

Secret Py

After countless hours of hard work, the Secret Network developer community has officially launched Secret Py. Secret Py is a Secret Software Development Kit (SDK) that consists of a simple python library and toolkit for building software that can interact with the Secret blockchain.

GitHub - secretanalytics/secret-sdk-python: Python library to interact with Secret Network on Cosmos
Python library to interact with Secret Network on Cosmos - GitHub - secretanalytics/secret-sdk-python: Python library to interact with Secret Network on Cosmos

Secret Py provides simple abstractions over core data structures, serialization, key management, and API request generation.Development of the Secret PY SDK was inspired by terra.py on Terra.

Secret Feature: Secret Py
Secret Network launches Secret Py, a simple python library for building software that can interact with the Secret blockchain.

Python is a loved language in the world of programmers - offering up flexibility and versatility for certain use cases that lower-level programming languages are not as well suited for. As such, Secret Py on Secret Network will allow for developers familiar with python to build and test components of Secret Apps much quicker - potentially pulling in brand new developers to Secret Network. Features of Secret Py are as follows:

  • Written in Python, offering extensive support libraries
  • Versatile support for key management solutions
  • Exposes the Secret Rest API through LCD Client
Secret py is live
Hi there, We’re excited to soft release secretpy into the world and lay the first stone towards building a python dev community. The codebase lives here and the package is secret-sdk. First, props to the terra.py team from which this work is a fork of and to the secret-js contributors for trail bl…

Alter Lists On Secret DEXs

$ALTER is listed on Secret Swap, Sienna Swap and Button Swap decentralized exchange platforms (DEX).

$ALTER is listed on three exchanges
The public sale of our token — $ALTER — was successfully closed on January 27, 2022 and has been finalized with $ALTER now listed and…

Media

On-Chain Privacy: By Default, For All, On Cosmos
Lack of on-chain privacy is a bug, not a feature, limiting the attractiveness of DeFi and GameFi on the blockchain.
150,000 passionate privacy advocates now follow Secret Network on Twitter!
StarShell: Web3 wallet for Secret Network and Cosmos
Privacy-preserving, FOSS web3 wallet built for the Secret Network and greater Cosmos ecosystem
SCRT Labs Rebranding
Shade Protocol Thesis
An array of connected privacy-preserving DeFi applications
Why Web 3 and Digital Money Should Be Private by Default
A reading of two privacy-themed opinion articles.
Secret Network Review: SCRT Potential? What We Found Out!!
Before you buy SCRT, read our Secret Network Review. This privacy conscious blockchain could take smart contracts to the next level.
Secret Network Discloses $400 Million Ecosystem Fund | HackerNoon
Read my article about $SCRT and their new ecosystem fund backed by major players in the #cryptocurrency space.

Governance Proposals

February saw the on-chain renewal of governance, education, support team funding, decreasing of the max gas per block, and the international growth committee.

https://secretnodes.com/secret/chains/secret-4/governance

Secret Forum Highlights

Development Committee Charter and Q1 Funding Proposal
I like the direction this committee is going, especially with regards to mentorship. This is the type of thing I was fighting for in the Support proposal. Thank you! One suggestion - can you please update the top-level post with the changes?
Minimum Validator Commision - Discussion
I’m a bit confused on this, wasn’t it already clarified that all delegators maintain their voting rights regardless of validators? Meaning, if you as a delegator stake with “ABC Validator” you’re not handing your ability to vote over to ABC. Delegators can always vote on their own, but if they don’…
Funding proposal (revised): Reference Implementation for Fractionalized sNFT and SNIP1155
Hi baedrik, thanks for the comments, which are helpful as always. I never intended to reinvent the wheel of course. Although I will probably start from a blank slate, I will also be borrowing/editing functions from CW1155, SNIP721 and SNIP20. I also had the chance to look into your SNIP721 ref impl…
DISCUSS: Network Issues w/ Shade Airdrop - 2/21/22
I think 6 out of the top 10 validators accept 0.0125 uSCRT according to the last poll from a few weeks ago. Rough guess I think around half of the blocks accept 0.0125 uSCRT. But that’s something that we can change quite quickly if need be. Interesting alternative indeed, we could even combine both…

Community Art

https://secretdao.com/

What’s Next?

This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Secret ecosystem, which has also seen an explosion in on-chain adoption, NFT usage and issuance, user growth, and more over the past months!

Check out network statistics at: http://secretanalytics.xyz/

The massive progress in February is right in line with the reveal of Shockwave. With more products being funded and built, more creators launching on Secret Network, and more supporters and partners than ever helping to ensure our global growth, the future has never been brighter for Web3 privacy.

Secret Network Announces $400M in Ecosystem Funding and Reveals New Investors
DeFiance Capital, Alameda Research, CoinFund, HashKey, and more join the Secret ecosystem - and we reveal $400M in ecosystem funding with support from 25 organizations!

If you’re a developer, you can also read through our latest announcements re: the new $225M Secret Ecosystem Fund, which contain details on how to connect with the SCRT Labs team and the rest of our developer ecosystem. Additionally, check out Secret Network grants and get started building today!

If you’re anyone who is passionate about ensuring Web3 users have the data privacy protections they need and deserve, become a Secret Agent. It is our mission to make sure the decentralized web we’re building is one that truly empowers - and one that is accessible to all.

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