Today is a big day for the IoTeX Network — Mainnet v1.2 is officially LIVE! This is not just your typical code upgrade. Mainnet v1.2 introduces paradigm-shifting capabilities that will activate a Cambrian Explosion of new DApps, tokens, and protocols on the IoTeX Network. Just as the Cambrian Explosion birthed the world’s first advanced organisms over 500 million years ago, Mainnet v1.2 will spark IoTeX’s largest wave of innovation yet and cement our position as an indispensable hub for the decentralized economy.
IoTeX is proud to be a core sponsor of the Gitcoin Grants Round 10 (GR10) Hackathon, which kicks off June 16th and concludes July 7th with a total prize pool over $650K. Gitcoin is the premier destination for Web3 developers to collaborate on open-source projects, learn new technologies, and meet like-minded developers — it’s time to expose IoTeX technology to the developer universe!
ioTube cross-chain bridge now supports two-way token swaps between IoTeX and Polygon, Ethereum, BSC → tube.iotex.io.
ioTube v4 is IoTeX’s decentralized cross-chain bridge that enables bi-directional token swaps between IoTeX and Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, and now Polygon (Matic)! Starting now, Polygon tokens can live on IoTeX and IoTeX tokens can live on Polygon! We are excited to take this major leap in expanding the footprint of IoTeX to Polygon, one of the fastest growing blockchain networks in the world, to broaden the utility of IOTX + XRC20 tokens and bring new liquidity to the IoTeX Network.
Adding Polygon support…
IoTeX is excited to partner with Travala.com, the world’s leading cryptocurrency-friendly online travel agency backed by Binance, to integrate IOTX as a payment option on the Travala platform. This will enable IOTX token holders to book over 2.2 million hotels and homes, flights from 600+ airlines, and 400,000+ travel experiences across more than 230 countries, giving a massive boost in utility for IOTX token holders.
Through our partnership, holders of IOTX will be able to participate in a cheaper, fairer, and more inclusive travel economy alongside leading cryptocurrency assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Travala’s AVA token. Additionally, IoTeX will use…
The Department of the US Navy has awarded Consensus Networks a $1.5M contract for HealthNet, a blockchain-enabled logistics tool targeted at medical supply chains. HealthNet will leverage IoTeX technology, including Pebble Tracker and Decentralized Identity (DID), to secure data across medical supply chains and ensure the US Navy is utilizing the most trusted information to manage their medical inventory at home and abroad.
Consensus Networks began their journey in the IoTeX Network as one of our original Delegates in April 2019. We admire their passion for Blockchain & IoT and are proud to support them as they take their next…
Dr. Xinxin Fan, Head of Cryptography at IoTeX, has been appointed Vice Chair of the IEEE P2418.1 Standard for “Framework of Blockchain Use in Internet of Things (IoT)”. This new effort brings together experts comprising academic researchers, startups, and enterprises to develop a universal standard that “provides a common framework for blockchain usage, implementation, and interaction with the Internet of Things (IoT)” and will address the “security and privacy challenges with regards to Blockchain in IoT” across both permissioned and permissionless blockchains.
IoTeX is proud to announce our partnership with Sifchain, a Cosmos SDK blockchain and the leading omni-chain decentralized exchange (DEX). Sifchain utilizes Thorchain as a reference implementation to support a wide array of blockchains. In the future, Sifchain will support the Cosmos Inter-blockchain Communication Protocol (IBC) and facilitate cross-chain transactions for 20+ of the top blockchains, such as Bitcoin, Binance Smart Chain, Polkadot, Cosmos, and IoTeX!
Sifchain uses a two-way peg protocol to support cross-chain activity, as well as pegged tokens like cIOTX. To kick off our partnership, we are launching the cIOTX / ROWAN liquidity pool for decentralized trading…
It’s official! There are now 3,000+ devices on the IoTeX Network, which means Burn-Drop v2 tokenomics are officially LIVE. To celebrate, we are hosting a special kickoff campaign called Airdrip IGNITE where Burn-Drop eligible stakers will receive $100,000 worth of mimo liquidity pool (LP) tokens (i.e., IOTX-XRC20 token pairs) from now until May 31!
During the first quarter of 2021, we saw an overflow of announcements from IoTeX, including new research, partnerships, and ecosystem initiatives. But that just scratches the surface of what the IoTeX core team has been up to. Behind-the-scenes, we have continued aggressive development to enhance the “heart” of the network, iotex-core, the blockchain protocol run by all Delegates and full-nodes that gives life to the entire IoTeX Network.
In this blog, we share the incredible features and tools that have been packaged into our highly anticipated Mainnet v1.2 code release, which was officially released on April 30. IoTeX Delegates will…
IoTeX & Polygon (previously Matic) are excited to announce a new partnership to explore the design space of IoT-based digital assets and Layer 2 scalability. Our partnership will kick off with a cross-chain bridge for IoTeX tokens/NFTs, including ‘Real-World NFTs’ from Pebble GO. This will enable IoTeX NFTs to be tradable on OpenSea, a leading P2P marketplace for NFTs built on Polygon! In the future, we will explore new use cases for how IoT-based digital assets from IoTeX can be utilized across Polygon’s network of 200+ Dapps, including DeFi, games, and prediction markets.