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Reef September 2023 Recap

Wrapping up the month of September with remarkable growth— from Reef DC University launch to a successful Founders’ Roundtable with Reef Labs Accelerator Program projects and more, it had been an eventful month at Reef. Let's dive into the highlights.

Reef Labs Accelerator Program

  • Founders' Roundtable: We hosted the Founders' Roundtable for the Reef Labs $10M Accelerator Program Cohort 1 projects. This vibrant session, titled “The Secret Sauce for Supercharging Web3 Communities,” aimed at bringing together the leaders from AlterVerse, Petobots, dot.GAMING Studio, Astra, Plena Finance, and Rariko. Spreading awareness among the community on these projects was at its peak. Replay the session now in case you missed it.

  • wowTalkies on Reef: In a strategic move, wowTalkies, a decentralized fan engagement platform, announced its integration into the Reef Chain. From leveraging NFTs to nurturing a vibrant fan ecosystem, the development aimed at fostering a creative and collaborative ecosystem for fan communities. Read more about this move between wowTalkies x Reef.

  • Rariko’s Testimonial: Nelson Paul, Co-Founder & CMO at Rariko (one of the projects of the Reef Labs Accelerator Program), shared their experience in building and expanding through the Reef ecosystem. Learn more about it here.

Next Chapter at ReefDC: The Reef DC University

  • Launch of Reef DC University: September saw the launch of Reef DC University, pioneering a renaissance in Web3 learning. From real-world case studies, innovative assignments, competition, and hackathons, Reef DCU promises a transformative educational experience. Enroll today, get the Syllabus, or learn more about Reef DCU now.

  • Lecture TownHall: An exciting journey into the world of Web3 began with the Lecture TownHall at Reef DCU. A series of sessions is to be hosted in this Lecture TownHall on blockchain architecture, encryption models, DAOs, and more to empower the club members with deep knowledge of the industry.

  • Orientation and First Lecture at Reef DCU: A successful Orientation was held to introduce club members to Reef DCU structure and Lecture TownHall sessions. Over 40 members joined the Orientation, followed by the first Lecture Town Hall session on Blockchain Architecture from around the world to make these sessions a great success. Check out more about it now.

Concluding Reef Season of Docs

Celebrating the success of RSoD with great participation from the club members, we announced the club's top performers for adding significant value to the #ReefDC community. Check out the star performers’ points on the leaderboard.

Technical Insights & Innovations

  • BABE Protocol: We explored the intricate workings of the BABE (Blind Assignment for Blockchain Extension) Protocol. BABE meticulously assigns block production slots using Verifiable Random Functions (VRF) to maintain fairness and bolster security. It balances both private and public randomness, uses GRANDPA (GHOST-based Recursive Ancestor Deriving Prefix Agreement), and the longest chain selection, maintaining a robust ecosystem. Check out more about the BABE Protocol.

  • Proof of Commitment (PoC): Unveiling the Proof of Commitment (PoC) Consensus mechanism, we shed light on the processes by which PoC elects Technical Council members and the significance of the bonding period. This mechanism showcases Reef’s commitment to creating an ecosystem where technical governance is transparent, competent, and aligned with the community's best interests. Read more about the Reef PoC Consensus mechanism.

September 2023 was a testimony to our commitment to innovation, community, and growth. As we close this chapter and look forward to the upcoming month, we carry with us the learnings, the successes, and the undying spirit of collaboration. Here's to more milestones, more achievements, and an ever-growing Reef community!

About Reef

Reef is an EVM-first blockchain designed to make Web3 accessible for the next billion users. Reef offers high scalability, and affordable transactions, and utilizes Nominated Proof of Stake, extensible EVM, and on-chain upgradability.

Reef is the future blockchain for NFTs, DeFi, and gaming. It can easily accommodate the needs of the future of Web3 development. Reef is an ideal blend of old and new, a trait that makes it eternal and timeless.

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