Notional Monthly Update - August 2021
Welcome to the first edition of the Notional Monthly Update! You can also follow the latest news on Twitter or join the Notional community on Discord!
It's been a big month, and we're just getting warmed up for our upcoming V2 launch! With the Code Arena audit contest wrapping up September 9 (you've still got time to hunt for bugs), and audits and formal certifications coming back soon from ABDK and Certora, we have October 4 in our sights as launch day for V2.
Whats New on Notional V2? ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Code Arena Audit Contest
The BIGGEST-ever audit contest ever held by Code 423n4, aka Code Arena, is being sponsored by Notional and is running now until 9/6. When it comes to security, we mean business.
- Code Arena is an audit contest with a 150,000 USDC + 50,000 NOTE guaranteed bounty - freelancing security specialists hunt for bugs. The bigger the prize, the more eyes on the code, which is why we upped the ante.
- Prior to the contest, we opened up the Notional V2 docs and codebase to the public to anyone interested.
👉 Join the Code 423n4 Discord for contest details 👈
-We are REALLY excited to share updates with you over the next month, and we've got a lot coming down the pipeline in anticipation. We'll be announcing the testnet, new UX, developer SDX, airdrop claim tool, the $NOTE token launch and more in the run-up to Oct 4. Make sure you're following us on Twitter to get the announcements as soon as we make them!
-We've already released a series or technical walk-through videos and blog posts to help guide anyone interested in diving deep into the V2 code go through the main topics and points of interests. Read the full open-sourcing post here.
#NotionalBlitz Community Art Contest Results
Notional Blitz #2 - Merchandise Design Contest ($$)
We loved seeing what the community came up with for the first contest, so we're launching another one! With the imminent release of V2, we're in need of some 🔥🔥🔥 merch. We're leaving this assignment pretty open-ended:
-Create an awesome design for whatever swag you think Notional should produce first - t-shirt, hoodies, socks, hat, notebooks...whatever speaks to you.
-You can incorporate the winning design from #NotionalBlitz 1 in some way - or not. (But we don't just want to see the little guy copy/pasted on a t-shirt rendering).
-Post your submission on the #notional-community channel in our Discord with at least one sentence explaining what the design represents to you.
-Tweet @notionalfinance with your design and explanation and include the hashtag #NotionalBlitz
PRIZE POOL: $1000 USDC + 1000 $NOTE
75% of the contest rewards will be given to the 1st place winner determined by the Notional team. The remaining 25% of the rewards will be given to honorable mentions that participated in the contest.
Submission Dates: Monday Sep. 6 - Sunday 19
Notional in the News
A roundup of Notional media mentions and appearances by the core team.
About Notional Finance
Notional is the first decentralized, Ethereum-based protocol for borrowing and lending at fixed rates and fixed terms. Today, DeFi can only serve a small segment of the crypto lending market because variable interest rates don’t provide the certainty that lenders and borrowers require. Notional fixes this by creating a true market for lenders and borrowers that democratizes and empowers individual investors, business owners and institutional investors.
After raising a $10 million Series A in May 2021 from some of the top VC firms, including Coinbase Ventures, Notional’s protocol will be re-launched with a much-anticipated V2 in Q3 2021 with a host of new features and use cases.
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