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Protocol Announcement

How to Use Ion: Lending and Boosted Restaking

Restaking is rapidly evolving to become one of the leading sources of ETH denominated yield. Within this innovative landscape, liquid restaking has emerged as a pivotal new primitive, offering a pathway to better access, fungibility, comp

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Protocol Announcement

Securely Scaling Ion Protocol: Mainnet Whitelisting

We’re thrilled to report that over the past week, our testnet has seen a surge in activity, with a remarkable number of unique users joining us. Your enthusiastic participation and insightful feedback are shaping the future of Ion Protocol. Now,

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Protocol Announcement

Ion Protocol x Hats Finance: Audit Competition

Starting Monday January 22nd, $40,000 has been allocated to the reward pool for our Audit Competition with Hats Finance. Security researchers and auditors of all experience levels are invited to participate in this competition. Let this be an opportu

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Protocol Announcement

Ion Protocol: Our Approach to Protocol Security

Over a billion dollars has been lost from protocol hacks in 2023. Not only were recent entrants DeFi some of the most affected, but many of the most prominent protocols in the ecosystem including Curve, Euler, Kyber Network, Multichain, and

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Protocol Announcement

Ion Protocol: Testnet V2

The time has finally come. Today we’re releasing Ion Protocol’s testnet to the public—it’s time to reveal what we’ve been working on behind the scenes. Here’s a timeline of what’s to come: A New Rewards System — Points & More

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Protocol Announcement

The Vision Behind Ion Protocol

Over a year ago, our team first encountered the concept of restaking, and we soon became enamored with what we believe is the next step in the evolution of ETH as an asset, further expanding on Ethereum’s role as the

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Partnership Announcement

Introducing ZK-Proof of Reserve: In partnership with Succinct

Zero-Knowledge technology is at the core of Ion Protocol. Last week we announced Clarity – our Zero-Knowledge Machine Learning (ZKML) framework – the 1st in the world built to underwrite validator-backed assets through the creation of

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Partnership Announcement

Welcoming Modulus to Ion’s Lab

Welcoming the next partner to the Ion Protocol ecosystem, our collaboration with Modulus Labs marks a significant milestone in our product development. Over the past several months, we’ve worked extremely closely with their team to develop Clarity – our Zero-Knowledge

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Partnership Announcement

Stader’s ETHx Joins Ion’s Lab

Over the past several months, we’ve collaborated with the Stader Labs team while developing Ion Protocol to better understand how we can support ETHx holders. After careful analysis of the multiple innovations Stader is delivering natively with ETHx, we’re excited

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Welcoming Swell’s Voyage to Ion’s Lab

Over the past several months we’ve been collaborating with the Swell team in the public to discuss the many innovations coming to LSDeFi. Along the way, we’ve been heads down, developing Ion’s novel risk and pricing mechanisms which enable us

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Ecosystem AMA

Puffer Builds for Security First

Puffer finance is not just another LST. In our AMA with them, we uncovered how they’re developing a platform to not only increase ETH validator participation, but also ETH validator security. They are on a mission to empower the at

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Ecosystem AMA

Geode, The Staking Library

Trustless, Composable, Simple… We had an amazing conversation with @Geode_Finance yesterday, here are 3 KEY INSIGHTS on how they’re transforming the staking ecosystem by enabling you to build your own staking pools. Geode provides ownership and control to anyone wanting

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Ecosystem AMA

ClayStack Natively Supports DVT

As a long-time provider on other ecosystems, Clay Stack has some unique knowledge on building the best provider for stakers. In our AMA with them, we uncovered their plans for their ETH staking solution and broke down the 3 MOST

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Ecosystem AMA

UnshETH’ing Alpha

This AMA was with EIP_Alta1r, UnshETH’ing some major alfa! We’re bringing you the 3 biggest developments from UnshETH as well as some new details on Ion’s risk mechanism. Read at your own risk! UnshETH has pioneered a DeFi native way

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Ecosystem AMA

Cubist On TEE Design and Secure Attestions

Key storage management is an obstacle yet to be fully tackled, and it’s value to validators is IMMENSE. Riad Wanby and Deian Stefan, cofounders of Cubist, broke down how they plan to address improving validator security by developing cutting-ed…

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Stader Labs Enters their 7th Market

In this AMA series we’ve shared the stage with our partners as we race towards mainnet. In this one Antonio, head of community at Stader, dropped more alpha for ETHx and Stader, dropped more alpha for ETHx and Stader Labs