We are excited to announce our latest product release. We have been working hard on improving our Move VM, tooling and Substrate pallets. This release will not only maintain network compatibility with the latest Diem Blockchain developments, but also add new functionality for staking, vesting and Polkadot Parachain data transfers through XCMP. We will also share some of the challenges we are facing with adopting the new Diem standard library and how we plan to solve them.

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Move VM: We finished upgrading our Move VM. Given we are…


Is DeFi right for you? What about when Facebook joins in?

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  1. What is Centralized Finance (CeFi)?
  2. What is Decentralized Finance (DeFi)?
  3. What are the benefits of DeFi?

4. What are the drawbacks of DeFi?

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6. Where can I learn more about DeFi?

What is Centralized Finance (CeFi)?

Centralized finance is the financial system as you know it. Look inside your wallet. You probably have a debit card which draws from your bank account. You might have…


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Some view KYC checks as a necessary evil; others, as the best way to protect end users. In any case, crypto platforms often have no choice but to introduce KYC — or shut down. The upcoming Diem by Facebook will be the most compliant of them all, featuring a strict KYC process for all parties. Here at Pontem, we certainly value compliance and will provide KYC/AML integration tools. …


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Facebook’s Diem, Polkadot, Binance Smart Chain, Solana, Elrond, and Avalanche– each of these networks has advantages over the slow and expensive Ethereum and has been called its future ‘killer’… Is there substance to the claims?

Can you really kill Ethereum?

It’s not a secret that Ethereum’s processing capacity is seriously stretched. The daily number of transactions has grown from 1M a year ago to 1.2M, reaching 1.7M at the peak in May 2021. but the network can still process the same 14–15 transactions per second. Similarly, the average transaction fee has ballooned from $0.7 …


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Pontem, a Dapp framework built on the Polkadot ecosystem for experimentation on the Facebook-backed Diem blockchain, is pleased to announce a partnership with Pinknode, the most popular and trusted node infrastructure provider on Polkadot!

🎉🎉🎉 To celebrate this partnership Pontem and Pinknode will be hosting an AMA on their respective Telegrams on July 23rd at 9AM EST.

Through this collaboration, both teams aim to provide crucial infrastructure…


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In crypto trading, bull and bear traps are strong up or down price moves followed by an unexpected reversal. It’s easy to get fooled and jump into a trap, hoping for large gains -only to end up with losses. In this article, we’ll explain how bull and bear traps work and how to recognize them early.

What is a bull trap or a bear trap?

A bull trap is a short-lived upward price move during a downtrend that wrongly convinces traders that a rally is about to happen. …


Cryptocurrency yield farming, also known as liquidity mining, is a process that can yield significant amounts of crypto. However, it’s not easy to do and there are risks involved. In this article, we’ll explore yield mining on Ethereum, Binance Chain, Polkadot and other blockchains. We’ll also discuss what yield mining is, how it works (and why), the profitability of yield harvesting and how to get started with yield farming!

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What is Yield farming?

The yield farming process is a relatively straightforward one. You buy up the coins you wish to yield farm, and all that’s left…


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How is Polkadot solving the Ethereum scalability challenge?

Polkadot solves the great problem of scalability by allowing many different blockchains, or parachains, to run in parallel without slowing each other down. Getting hold of a parachain slot requires winning an auction — and that’s not easy!

Polkadot, often called ‘the internet of blockchains’, is an interoperable framework where many independent blockchains operate in parallel without competing for resources. This way Polkadot solves one of the main issues faced by the blockchain industry today: scaling.

Scalability is about maintaining high blockchain performance as it grows larger. Different networks approach this problem…


Blockchain is complex technology, but its promise and recent rise in popularity in the past few years has left many wanting to use blockchain technology within the structure of their own business. There’s just one catch, in order to communicate with the blockchain, you need to have access to a node, and it’s complicated, time consuming, and expensive to configure and operate nodes for most companies. To learn more, watch our 6 minute explainer or navigate through the table of contents for a deep dive.

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Pontem Network is the “Kusama” of Diem by Facebook

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