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⚔️ xDai Weekly Recap - 21/05/2021

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✏️ Protocol Updates

🎉 Berlin Hardfork Successful!

The planned HF was successful on May 17 starting at block #16101500. Nodes should now be running OpenEthereum v3.2.5+, Nethermind v1.10.71+.

🎆 Gas Limit Increase

Following the HF, the gas limit per block was increased from 12.5M to 17M to accommodate increased usage and provide additional block space.

👷‍♀️ POSDAO Updates


The protocol is currently in Epoch 57.
****There are 16 validator pools with 249 delegators staking a total of 568,553 STAKE.

High pool APY is currently 19.18%, low is 11.43% (stats as of 21/05/2021 16:30 UTC).

Stakefish onboarded as a new validator

The Stakefish team was added as a validator to futher decentralize the protocol.

📊 Network Statistics

New Stats added to Dune Analytics Dashboard

We've added additional xDai stats including historical overviews (30, 60 and 90 days) for transactions, active accounts and tx fees. Also additional insights into which projects are seeing the most transactions on xDai and which projects have the most engagement from different accounts.

:mag_right: BlockScout Updates

A new Gas Price Oracle API endpoint was added and recommended gas prices are now displayed in the header. Users can see averages from the past 200 blocks, updated every 5 seconds, to determine recommended gwei price for slow, average, and fast txs.

🦋 Project Updates

Austrian Post Crypto Stamp Project

Miva Gnosis Auction on xDai

CryptoTax Calculator Integration

Superfluid Streaming App


:classical_building: DAOs

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