xChain Monthly — October
Welcome to the xChain Monthly, Wormhole’s monthly update about everything xChain.
The spooky month is coming to an end today, and it has been a busy one at Wormhole. Besides launching three new chains, we hosted xHack — the premier xChain hackathon, made new frens, and built new partnerships.
Here’s the full rundown:
⛓️ New Chains
- Aptos mainnet goes live — and just a few hours later, it was live on Wormhole, enabling token transfers and sending oracle pricing data across chains.
- Welcome to Wormhole, XPLA, the chain that aims to bring gamers from Web2 to Web3.
- Another new chain joins the network — Algorand.
Wow — what a wild ride that was! The Pit hosted hundreds of builders, speakers and panelists over the last four weeks at xHack. We saw awesome talks and panels from different DeFi protocols, L1s, Wormhole core contributors, Web3 researchers, and many others. Check out some of the highlights:
- Learn more about the week 1, week 2, and week 3 demo day winners who took home a share of the weekly 30K prize bounty.
- For those who missed it — we’ve got you covered for our week 1 speaker summary notes.
- Check out our week 2 and week 3 highlights.
- Dan Moriarty, VP of Marketing for The Chicago Bulls, and Gene Rapoport, Partner and Head of Web3 at Bain & Co., dive into what Web3 can bring to the sports world.
- And lastly… Kanav’s closing talk at xHacks
🤝 Killer partnerships
- Circle’s USDC going cross-chain with Wormhole
- Sweat Economy uses Wormhole to make the SWEAT token a true xChain asset
- Friktion launches Volt#01 for APT bridged from Aptos to Solana via Wormhole
- OmniBTC’s omniswap function using Wormhole is live
- Check out Wormhole’s proposal which includes a fully built (WIP) reference example to enable Venus to go cross-chain
- Find out more about Wormhole’s proposal to enable the xChain expansion of Human Routing Protocol
- Thanks to the xChain community, Stellaswap and Moonwell proposals have passed to create farms with Wormhole assets
- AMA with Venus Protocol
- Fireside chat with Moonbeam, Moonwell and StellaSwap
- Twitter Space with Sweat Economy
- Twitter Space with Human Protocol
- Builders gonna build! Over the last few months, devs downloaded the Wormhole SDK several thousand times per week. Just last week, we saw over 6,700 downloads 🤯📈🐂
✨ New Stuff
Wormhole in 60 — Video Series
Have you checked out our latest series “Wormhole in 60”? We explore different topics each week, in just 60 seconds! This month, we covered:
- Aptos mainnet launch + Wormhole adding the chain in real time
- Wormhole’s bug bounty pre-release program
- the proposals from Stellaswap and Moonwell
- xHack — the premier xChain hackathon at The Pit in Chicago
Sooo…. what’s coming next for xChain? It’s never been easier to find out — we just launched a new page on Wormhole, https://wormhole.com/next, a place where the xChain community can discover all features on the horizon for Wormhole.
And the cool thing is: anyone can submit ideas to be considered! Got a new feature or idea you wish Wormhole would implement? We’d love to hear it!
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