Weekly Update 2021-09-03

The weekly Friday update from the Aurora team.

Posted by Matt Henderson

For today's update, we announced the following progress highlights made this week:

  • We announced our formal partnership with Etherscan, ensuring that Aurora will have the best-in-class block explorer we’ve all come to love and depend on!
  • We launched an Aurora-managed NEAR validator, located at aurora.poolv1.near. We encourage people to stake their NEAR tokens with our validator, to help support Aurora!
  • We launched a blockchain rescan feature on the Rainbow Bridge, that, in case of loss of local storage or moving to a new browser, will allow you to retrieve all your historical transactions. A byproduct of this feature is the ability for us to remove the often confusing "Restore Transfer" feature from the bridge.
  • Integrated our CMS deeper into the Aurora website, facilitating more efficient and broader maintenance. (This included improving the Careers page.)
  • Created an Aurora Truffle workshop on YouTube and NEAR University
  • Created and Aurora News announcement channel on Telegram.
  • Our Engine, Bridge, Quality, Security & Infrastructure teams continued their core work on longer-term objectives, as well as progressed on the recruiting and hiring front, as we work to aggressively grow our team!

And that's all from today. Have a great weekend, and look forward to providing you more updates next week.