Rubic Weekly Report 12/07/2023

Rubic
6 min readDec 7, 2023

Dear Rubicans, the first week of winter has been quite eventful, and it’s time to unravel what December has brought to the Rubic Family! 🌟

Summary:

  1. 🚀 The Full Switch to the New Design
  2. 🛡️ MEV-bot Protection
  3. 🔄 Rango Protocol Reintegration
  4. 🎁 TaskOn Holiday Campaign: “21 Days of Taskmas”
  5. 🌟 Optimism Red Wars Campaign

Development

  1. The Full Switch to the New Design

Our new UI has now fully switched to https://app.rubic.exchange.

Discover the latest features and innovative design solutions in our dedicated thread on this major UI update:

https://x.com/CryptoRubic/status/1732007197255897089?s=20.

Explore the newly-enhanced user experience now, alongside the Staking and SwapToEarn pages!

2. Metis Providers Update

We’ve completed the integration of new on-chain and cross-chain providers for the Metis Network. This week, we’ve integrated OpenOcean as an on-chain provider, thereby increasing the count of integrated DEXs on Metis to 2. Additionally, we’ve integrated Stargate as a cross-chain provider for the Metis Network.

This integration is designed to significantly improve rates for swaps to, from, and on the Metis Network.

3. MEV Bot Protection (Private RPC Feature)

Next week, get ready for the launch of our innovative feature — MEV bot protection. The Private RPC integration provides users with a 90% safeguard against potential MEV bot attacks!

When you engage in a swap on Ethereum, exceeding a certain amount, our platform will take a proactive approach to safeguard your funds. A specially designed window will automatically appear, presenting you with the option to activate Private RPC for enhanced fund protection.

Furthermore, we’re actively exploring further diverse solutions to ensure the continued safeguarding of our users. Stay tuned for more developments in this important direction!

ETA: Next week

4. Rango Integration Update

Currently, we are updating the integration of Rango Protocol into the Rubic App. As Rango operates as an aggregator, this addition will significantly enhance the rates and transaction speeds we offer to our users.

Marketing

  1. Metis Campaign

Join the Metis Campaign on Layer3 and claim XPs and a unique limited NFT!

Explore the diverse world of aggregators on Metis, including Rubic! Make seamless cross-chain swaps to Metis on Rubic and get Layer3 XPs!

Details: https://layer3.xyz/quests/bridging-the-gap

To embark on this adventure, here’s what you need to do:

• Hold METIS for Gas

• Swap a minimum of $25 to Metis using #Rubic

• Complete a simple social task to get the unique NFT!

Stay tuned for all the details on supported networks and tokens! The list of networks will be expanded soon!

2. Rubic’s Layer3 Weekly Quest

Dive into our weekly quests on Layer3! Engage in cross-chain swaps and rack up those valuable XPs! Your adventure begins here: http://layer3.xyz/journeys/cross-chain-swap-on-rubic

For your weekly tasks on Layer3, initiate cross-chain swaps from any of these source chains: Ethereum, BNB Chain, Arbitrum, Optimism, Base, Linea, Scroll, Polygon zkEVM, and Polygon, then swap to any supported destination chains.

3. XOX Labs X Rubic $1,000 Christmas Giveaway

Starting 12/08, dive into the XOX Labs x Rubic $1,000 Giveaway — the link will be provided soon!

Complete social tasks, including watching our latest YouTube video (don’t forget to subscribe!), and engage in any swap via XOX DEX.

Explore: the link will be provided soon!

4. TaskOn Holiday Campaign: “21 Days of Taskmas”

From December 11th, join TaskOn in celebrating the festive season with the “21 Days of Taskmas” campaign! The link will be provided soon.

Together, we’re bringing a holiday-themed carnival of tasks, rewards, and community engagement. Let’s end the year with a festive bang!

To join the celebration, complete any Cross-Chain or On-Chain swap using Rubic contracts and get rewards!

Stay tuned for more details.

5. Optimism Red Wars Campaign

Starting November 29th, join the Optimism Red Wars Campaign with a 31,000 OP Token Reward Pool!

Optimism Red Wars is a competition between DeFi protocols where users would use Clique’s identity infrastructure to push off-chain & DeFi attestations.

How to take part:

  1. Head to

https://clique.social/joint-campaign/op-red-wars/op-red-wars-event1

and connect your wallet.

2. Claim your loyalty multiplier attestation.

3. Try out the different bridges to gain eligibility to their additional prize pools.

4. Bridge to earn more uXP.

5. Claim your attestations every 8 hours to lock in your XP. Every additional attestation claim gives you an XP multiplier.

6. Refer your friends to earn additional XP as well!

Also, if you swap to & from Optimism via Rubic, you can get a fee refund by DLN:

  • Receive 100% of the fee amount in OP for swaps TO Optimism.
  • Get 50% of the overall onboarding fee refund in OP tokens for swaps FROM Optimism.

The fee rebate will be automatically distributed every two weeks to all eligible wallets. If you qualify, the rebate will be sent directly to your Optimism wallet that either initiated or received the trade, making the process easy and seamless.

Learn more: https://debridge.finance/blog/op-horizon-is-live/

3. YouTube Update

Exciting updates! We’re revamping our YouTube channel! Stay tuned at https://www.youtube.com/@RubicExchange for awesome content!

🎥 Check out our latest video showcasing the best of Rubic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0oHNQBQxh0.

Don’t miss out on the excitement!

4. Next Block Expo

Our BD rockstar, Sven, is rocking it at Next Block Expo in Berlin!

It’s one of the hottest events in the Euro blockchain scene. If you’re around, swing by and say hi!

5. November Ecosystem Update

November brings thrilling updates in the Rubic Ecosystem!

  • DLN now enhances cross-chain capabilities on Optimism
  • XY Finance broadens its scope as a cross-chain provider on Scroll
  • Manta Network goes cross-chain with Symbiosis

Cross-Chain Tools:

RevSwap and DECISION have embraced our SDK and Widget, respectively, paving their way into the cross-chain arena.

Partnership Highlights:

  • Linea DeFi Voyage surged swaps to/from/on Linea to 27K+
  • Polygon zkEVM Saga fueled 53K+ swaps to/from/on Polygon zkEVM
  • Optimism Red Wars Campaign kicked off!
  • Manta Network Fest went on with a 50% fee reduction!

Community Milestones:

- 200,000 X subscribers.

- Remarkable milestone of 210,000 Unique Users on the Rubic App.

- Impressive Monthly Unique Users Growth of 251.53% from October!

The Rubic team is grateful for our vibrant community as we continue to improve and grow.

6. November Chain Statistics

Let’s dive into some statistics!

PolygonDeFi zkEVM leads the scene with zkEVMSaga, with source & target transactions at 30% & 41%.

With Linea Voyage, Linea gets the 2nd spot as the leading target chain with 19%. Finally, Arbitrum is in the top 3 source chains, with a 15% share.

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