How an industry for truth will conquer an archaic incumbent.

Choi Wan Estate (彩雲村), Fung Chak House (豐澤樓) in Hong Kong.

If I served up two options for truth: one that is guaranteed by principles in mathematics and cryptography, and one that is guaranteed because I, as a reputed authority, told you it was true… which would you choose?

Perhaps an analogy might help. Suppose you were at a governmental office renewing your driver’s license. As you enter, 49 other people also walk-in at the same time. You are given two choices for the way you would be brought up to the counter: one, where all file towards a machine and be given a number. When your number is displayed on…


A debrief on Orchid Island, and the People whom call themselves Tao.

Just before nightfall in Green Green Grassland (青青草原), on Orchid Island.

If I had a time machine, or if I could be reborn as one of the principal Tao peoples whom first discovered Orchid Island (or Lanyu 蘭嶼 as it is known in Taiwanese), I would have proposed at the tribal council this name: Moonfall Island. The first time any kindred soul is blessed enough to experience nighttime there, whence the ocean breeze exhales and the skies are clear; with darkness swallowed coastlines shrouded but not blanketed in black — glowing; and a galaxy of dust speckles and crescent shapes dance upon the distant waters — shimmering; you will look up…


Building an Ethereum Consensus node crawler for the Ethereum Foundation

“Night gathers and now my watch begin…”

ChainSafe is pleased to announce the completion of an engagement with the Ethereum Foundation for the release of NodeWatch, an open source node explorer for Ethereum Consensus nodes.

[Editor: Ethereum Consensus is the preferred nomenclature from the core devs team at the EF. This is to avoid confusion over Eth1 and Eth2 being separate networks — it is not. Instead, we should look at them as two layers before the merging of the two. …


Gitcoin Grants will be decentralizing with the help of ChainSafe, Scopelift, and the entire team behind the Decentralize Gitcoin Workstream.

ChainSafe is proud to announce we have been enlisted by the Gitcoin team to research and build the spec for a fully distributed architecture of Gitcoin Grants alongside Scopelift.

The goal is to transform Gitcoin into a permissionless, forkable, and credibly neutral protocol.

This announcement is a natural progression in a flurry of initiatives by the Gitcoin team — beginning with the launch of its governance token GTC — to decentralize Gitcoin’s governance and operation. …


[Editor’s note: The original version of the article has since been modified. The original incorrectly stated that ChainSafe would be helping to spec *and* build the Filecoin integration on The Graph. However, the grant was awarded for building the spec, and not the build itself. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused!]

ChainSafe is thrilled to announce we have received a Wave 2 grant from The Graph Foundation to spec a Filecoin integration for The Graph!

The Graph straddles a core component of the Web 3.0 stack by providing indexing and querying services for Ethereum, IPFS


Toronto-based blockchain R&D firm ChainSafe announces the acquisition of Croatian blockchain partner Node Factory.

Toronto, Canada — July 23, 2021, ChainSafe is a leading blockchain development and engineering solutions firm encompassing top engineering talent from around the world. The company is architecting official client implementations on Ethereum 2.0 (“Lodestar”), Polkadot (“Gossamer”), Filecoin (“Forest’’), a Rust implementation of the Mina Protocol, and many more. ChainSafe rounds out their deep Web 3.0 portfolio with undertakings into product development via their privacy-first file storage solution ChainSafe Files, the ChainSafe Gaming SDK, as well as their flagship product ChainBridge. Today, they announce the acquisition of fellow blockchain development firm Node Factory.

“We could not be more excited to…


PINT is an index token representing a diversified basket of Polkadot ecosystem projects.

PINT is an index token representing a diversified basket of Polkadot ecosystem projects. It is a StakerDAO community initiative being built by ChainSafe and Stateless Money. You can read more about PINT in the announcement here, and learn more from our first community update here. PINT is funded by the StakerDAO Community Treasury, and is an initiative intended to benefit the entire Polkadot ecosystem. We’ll be releasing periodic project updates to keep the community informed in a transparent, open manner. As always, you can follow our open-source work by taking a look at our PINT Github repo, or by reading…


The following is a cross-post from the PINT Substack on May 3, 2021. Stay tuned for the latest PINT developer blogs and project updates by subscribing to the PINT Substack newsletter!

A quick reminder — PINT is an index token representing a diversified basket of Polkadot ecosystem projects. It is a StakerDAO community initiative being built by ChainSafe and Stateless Money. You can read more about PINT in the announcement here. PINT is funded by the StakerDAO Community Treasury, and is an initiative intended to benefit the entire Polkadot ecosystem. We’ll be releasing periodic project updates to keep the community…


“Games will be the inflection point for blockchain adoption.” — Leon Do

Here at ChainSafe, we strive to push the envelope on open source infrastructure development in all manners of ecosystems. There’s never been a more exciting time than now to be following the ChainSafe family as we help bridge the divide from the off-chain to the on-chain, from the present to the future, and now, from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 gaming.

We are extremely proud to make public our ChainSafe Gaming SDK, with Leon Do leading the charge as Head of Gaming.

The coming together of

With stints at ShapeShift, Binance, and…


ChainSafe awarded two Chainlink Community Grants

OK; LG

ChainSafe is honoured to receive two Chainlink Community Grants to further bolster oracle development in two major blockchain ecosystems.

The first grant — announced on April 23rd, 2021 — was awarded to us for the ongoing development, expansion, and support for the Chainlink Oracle Pallet in the Polkadot, Kusama, and other Substrate-based ecosystems.

The second, which we are proud to announce, has been awarded to ChainSafe for the development of a Chainlink Cosmos SDK module. The aim of this grant is to introduce Chainlink into the Cosmos ecosystem.

Chainlink: the quintessential blockchain middleware solution

What is Chainlink? This is a question that often comes up…

Timothy Hao Chi Ho

I write for the future of Web 3.0. Comms at ChainSafe.

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