Latest Updates

2024/02/04

The first reward cycle ended yesterday and everything went Smoothly! Thanks to everyone who joined last cycle, you are the foundation we can build on top of. Here are the stats for the first cycle:

  • Validators subscribed: 48

  • Blocks proposed: 2

  • Rewards distributed: 0.836E

Goals for the next couple weeks:

  • Add a discord bot for blocks and donations

  • Get the dune dashboard up

  • Fix a couple small ux issues on the front end

2024/01/29

Albeit a bit late, we created a POAP to celebrate the launch of Smoothly! Obviously, proceeds go directly to the pool.

https://checkout.poap.xyz/167464

2024/01/23

Today is the day! We're excited to announce that the Smoothly Protocol front end is now live! Here’s What’s New:

  • New Landing Page and Dashboard: Enjoy a fresh, intuitive new look.

  • Updated Docs: Check out our How to Guide if you want to get started!

  • Early Bird Rewards: Donations have started flowing into the pool (thanks @hanniabu )! Additionally, I'll be transferring ETH from our last Gitcoin round to the pool! Register within the current rewards cycle to claim your share of these bonuses!

A Big Thank You We’re so thankful for your patience and support through this! It’s been a long time in the works! We Value Your Feedback Spot a bug or have a suggestion? Reach out! Your insights are key to Smootly’s growth. Stay Tuned Keep an eye on our channels for updates, tips, and more donations!

2024/01/13

🌟 Launch(ish) and Rebrand Reveal from Smoothly! 🚀

Today marks a huge milestone for us thats been 18 months in the making — the launch of Smoothly (kind of)! Our contracts and oracle operators are running on mainnet as we speak, however, to ensure the best ux, we have not yet pushed the front end. Your patience is appreciated, and it will be ready to use in a few days!

Now, for the exciting news! Smoothly is proud to reveal our fresh, new brand identity – a reflection of our core values and vision. Our new logo, inspired by the iconic Ethereum shape but done 'Smoothly', symbolizes our extension of the Ethereum ecosystem. Here’s your first look:

This rebranding is more than a visual change; it's a representation of our aspiration – to become an integral part of the Ethereum protocol itself. MEV burn is hot right now, but has smoothing been forgotten? We don’t think so.

Prepare to interact with a more intuitive, user-friendly, and visually appealing Smoothly dashboard. The launch of our updated platform is just around the corner, and we're excited for you to experience it (and give us feedback).

Stay tuned for more updates and thank you for being a part of this incredible journey!

10/23/2023

Mainnet Countdown Begins!

Hey Eth Stakers! We are excited to bring you up to speed with the developments at Smoothly as we commence our 12-week countdown to Mainnet! For those who may be meeting us for the first time, welcome to Smoothly - a Smoothing Pool targeted at the solo stakers of Ethereum.

🔥 Recent Progress:

In response to your feedback and our commitment to improvement, we've implemented significant upgrades to enhance Smoothly’s security, transparency, and reliability:

  • Smart Contract Audit: A security audit of the pool contract and governance contact have been successfully conducted by Pashov. For those interested in his findings, dive into the detailed audit report here.

  • Decentralized Oracle Network: Oracle operators are now maintaining consensus on the state of registered validators through peer-to-peer communication, reinforcing the protocol's reliability and decentralization. Dig into the responsibilities of operators here.

  • Goerli Contracts Scaling: The final set of testnet contracts are deployed on Goerli and over the next 12 weeks we'll progressively extend the duration between state updates until we reach a 21-day interval.

🌟 Oracle Operators:

We’re excited to announce our Oracle Operators, a coalition of trusted community members and entities (and Kody and Noah):

🔮 A Glimpse into the Future: SLIDE

As we work towards our mainnet launch, there's something else on the horizon that we believe you'll be just as excited about. An initiative that, at its core, is designed to onboard smaller stakers — we call it SLIDE: Social Layer Incentives for DEcentralization. Think pooling rewards from block proposals together with donations from ecosystem partners. More details will come out soon, but for now, get ready to slide into the pool.

🌐 Join the Smoothly Journey:

As we approach our Mainnet launch, we cordially invite you to explore Smoothly, offer your valuable feedback, and be an integral part of this transformative project. With your support and participation, we can strengthen the community of solo stakers and make it more rewarding for everyone!

📚 Resources for the Community:

Let the countdown begin, and stay tuned for more updates!


Engage with us in the comments, or join our lively Discord community! We're here to address your queries and celebrate each milestone together! Looking forward to your active participation and feedback!

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