Concerto Programme — 42

Dear Friends,

Welcome to another beautiful week.

The events following the collapse of FTX have echoed throughout the Cryptoverse instilling a sense of unease and perhaps disappointment within the industry once again.

Many have been affected and we extend our hearts in a moment of empathy and compassion. Navigating the figurative waters of DeFi safely is hard even at the best of times and this incident has had significant consequences for the industry as whole.

All storms pass however and in these troubling times, remember that you are far from alone. We are all here together, learning lessons, building futures and growing stronger.

This is just another bump on the road to Vienna and we will traverse the hardships together.

So what’s on the Concerto Program this week.

Tech / Development

When the weather outside is a little crazy, we do not fret. Nothing changes and nothing alters; we do what we do best. We build! We continue to lay the foundations and construct the framework for an ever more promising future. The DEVs are still plodding away ferociously at two new innovative features for the protocol; Fantom Boosted Pools and Reliquary!

Fully kitted up in the latest web3 protective gear, some serious battle testing is now underway. Security and safety are everything. This stage of development is critical, and we take it super seriously! Working alongside the renowned Byte Masons, the revolutionary primitive that is Reliquary is getting close to being integrated with fBEETS and released to the world. It’s a masterpiece, and we can’t wait to show it off. Wen?! Soon.

The new boosted pools on Fantom are looking sweeet! Get ready for some of the most capital-efficient and composable pools on the network. Next level innovation, unrivalled sustainability. Our Fantom family is going to love what’s to come! Do we have any FTM maxis in the house?!

Governance

It’s a rare moment when there isn’t some kind of proposal in process at Beethoven X. That doesn’t mean we’re not up to something however. With the new DAO structures smoothly up and running and the Team funding supported by the Treasury, the stage has been set for another phase of growth and development. We will keep the community informed as new discussions come into play and look forward to the music to come.

FTX

In the interest of transparency we want to iterate that no team funds or protocol funds were on FTX. Beethoven X remains largely unaffected and will continue to operate as usual.

We stand for community, rain or shine and we want you all to know we are here for anyone in need. Please reach out to members of the team or send a message in the general chat if you feel called to. We are always happy to help or just be there to listen.

The Lotus Room on our Discord is a space set up specifically for sharing and we also have a weekly breathwork session with a certified therapist for anyone who would like to join.

We will travel the road as a collective and come out the other side a stronger community.

Hot Topics

There is a lot going down in the Beethoven X household and it can be hard to keep up to speed. Fear not, aspiring maestros, we have got you covered. Let’s take it one hot topic at a time.

In the spotlight this week we have a composition dear to our undead hearts — Rocket Pools and Rocket Fuel.

Learn all about the recent pool incentive update and the underlying tech / opportunities from the team over at Rocket Pool.

Social Science Lab

Who can we trust? How does trust impact the industry? What kinds of questions can we ask to create better relationships?

In between making sense of the DeFi world surrounding us, Josey still finds the time to reflect a little on the recent events and offer up some insight into the nature of trust.

Check out this awesome thread for more information.

Gauge Vote

BEETS are back at it again!! Another wave of the bi-weekly Gauge Vote has been completed and we would love to give a big shoutout to everyone who participated. The emission updates for pools will be implemented this Wednesday and the final results for Round 23 can be found in the Tweet below.

Live Events

There is so much music out there it’s hard to listen to it all! We try our best to keep it all lined up; here are the gigs scheduled for this week:

Tech Tuesdays: Tech, Tech and a little bit more Tech! DeFi is brimming with new stuff, all the time. It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s oh-so complicated — or is it? Come join us for a mellow jam session on the technical innovations from Beethoven X and beyond! Everyone is welcome, simply tune in and get those questions poppin. Check us in on our Discord this Tuesday at 13:00 UTC.

Weekly Community breathe: Feel like it’s all getting a little too much? Or perhaps you just want to take things to the next level — elevate! The breath is central to many inner practices and plays a major role in the regulation of our nervous systems. From general well being to focused inner work, a consistent breath work practice is almost certainly going to add value to your journey. Join us on Wednesday at 09:00 PM UTC for a community breathwork session with Yogi Astralnaut.

Outro

Wow. What a week.

The world of web3 is non stop, fast paced, and drama filled. Every day is an adventure. Every day there are endless new mysteries to uncover. There is certainly no place like it. It’s mental! But, when you push new the boundaries of new frontiers, what can you expect?

In these moments, it’s more important than ever to reflect. What are we truly here to do? The collapse of FTX has highlighted the monumental importance of DeFi. Banks and centralised exchanges aren’t built for the people. We clearly have to improve.

The need for a trustless, welcoming, and promising system for everyone to participate in the world of finance is essential. DeFi is the future, and we are here to help build it. The journey ahead of us certainly won’t be easy, but nothing worth chasing ever is. We move onwards.

Turn the music up, maestro!

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