June's Panvala League Expansion to 57 Communities

Panvala is the donation matching fund for communities to share, and the Panvala League is the main way we share it. Last quarter, 47 communities shared Panvala’s treasury to match their donations at 2x on average! Today, five new communities have been admitted to the League for the donation matching round that will distribute 1,232,726 PAN from this quarter’s inflation. Our quarterly fundraising drive starts June 16.

We believe that Panvala’s treasury gets stronger the more we share it. Today, there are 57 communities in the Panvala League, and we’re aiming for thousands. We want your community to join us! If you’re already part of Panvala and want to participate in helping new communities join Panvala, join the Membership Committee!

Communities

Welcome these five new communities to Panvala:

Akasha Hub Barcelona

The AKASHA Barcelona hub, founded by Lorenzo Patuzzo, is imagined as a physical space for meetups, workshops, project development, and perhaps the creation of the next big thing. Our 280 sqm space includes desk workspaces, a hardware hacklab, a meeting room, a chilling zone, and a multipurpose social area for gatherings and meetups. The AKASHA Foundation encourages collaboration and supports great ideas. With this in mind, the hub is a physical complement to all of our digital interactions. And we hope it will be the first of many.

Ethers.js

The ethers.js library is a complete and compact library for interacting with the Ethereum Blockchain and its ecosystem.

Rekt.news

Rekt.news is the dark web of DeFi journalism. At rekt.news, we aim to argue both sides of the story whilst also educating and entertaining our readers. Our content is unfiltered and authentic - an anonymous platform for whistleblowers and DeFi detectives to present their findings to the community. No other DeFi media company is as close to the ground as we are. We are not spectators; we report with experience from the inside of the industry. Our small team works hard to inform, enlighten, and amuse the community, and we’re now asking for your support to help us continue our mission and improve our services even further.

Umbra

As a protocol, Umbra defines a simple set of standards, coupled with a singleton smart contract instance, to enable stealth addresses on Ethereum. With a stealth address, a payer can send Ether or ERC20 tokens to an address controlled by the receiver, but no one except the two parties know who that receiver is.

https://twitter.com/UmbraCash

Civichub

Civichub is a pre-acceleration program which has taken place twice so far. The first iteration in 2018 consisted of 6 in-person weekend sprints in the volcanic region of La Garrotxa (Girona, Catalonia), the second version of the course took place in 2020-21 online. During these two sessions, more than 40 startups, social movements, cyber activists, corporate and government teams came together to boost and cross-pollinate their civic innovation, distributed governance and decentralized technology projects.