Weekly Update 21 January 2023

Dear Panthers,

It’s Friday again, and it’s time for our weekly mini-update. Here’s everything that transpired at Panther this week. :point_down:


  • First of all, PIP-11 was implemented successfully Advanced Staking for $ZKP is now live at https://ipfs.io/ipns/pantherprotocol.eth/#/…, and all requested upgrades have been executed. This includes the ability to view the APR without connecting your wallet.
  • Btw, v0.5 is only a few weeks old, and it’s already showing great promise! Check out these usage stats:
  • $ZKP staked on #Ethereum :arrow_right:+43M

  • $ZKP staked on #Polygon :arrow_right:+35M

  • Total $ZKP staked in Panther v0.5 :arrow_right: +79M

  • Percentage of ZKP tokens that are contributing to building a ground-breaking privacy-preserving network: :arrow_right:+32%

  • While a small group of Panther contributors continues to work on v0.5’s interface and front-end components, most technical resources have been shifted to v1’s development. The latter group has been primarily concerned with allocating time and resources after detailed planning.
  • Another significant breakthrough has been to define a working fee structure for v1 that can make the protocol sustainable in the longer term. This design also influences other game-theoretical and economic components, such as rewards for the protocol’s users.
  • While planning has been mostly completed and some components are already designed, the development will reach full speed midway through February. Needless to say, we’re thrilled.


  • Co-Founder Oliver Gale also recently participated in a talk about the FTX scandal and its impact on the Caribbean with industry experts. Listen to him sharing his insights on a proper framework for blockchain operations and economic opportunities.
  • Business owners can no longer ignore privacy regulation. Oliver also breaks down why privacy regulation should be on every centralized or decentralized entity’s radar in his latest Forbes piece.
  • Panther was included in a spot-on overview of the web3 privacy market! As the document reads, “The general privacy use cases are just on the horizon. 2023 will be a year of general privacy applicability”.
    Check out “Privacy market outlook in Web3 by Mykola Siusko”.

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The Panther Protocol Team

About Panther Protocol

Panther Protocol is an end-to-end privacy protocol connecting blockchains to restore privacy in Web3 and DeFi while providing financial institutions with a clear path to compliantly participate in digital asset markets. Panther provides DeFi users with fully collateralized privacy-enhancing digital assets, leveraging crypto-economic incentives and zkSNARKs technology. Users can mint zero-knowledge zAssets by depositing digital assets from any blockchain into Panther vaults. zAssets flow across blockchains via a privacy-first interchain DEX and a private metastrate. Panther envisions that zAssets will become an ever-expanding asset class for users who want their transactions and strategies the way they should always have been: private.

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