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SafeMoon Lowdown (February 6th, 2023)

Updated: Feb 7

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SafeMoon Gaming: Dota 2 | Blockchain Education: Ethereum Blockchain’s Shanghai Hard Fork | Tragedy in Turkey | Social Volume | Blockchain News: Mattel Launches NFT Platform - Job Cuts Within Crypto Exchanges - Visa Stablecoin Payments | Food for Thought | SafeMoon Stats | SafeMoon Partners: Shido - GroveCoin - ONE Immortl - Rhythm - Mirror Protocol - Live Crypto Party - DxSale | Reminders

SafeMoon Gaming: Dota 2

We are playing Dota 2 today at 5pm MDT/ 7pm EST/ 12am BST. Want join us in some 5v5 fun? Hop into the SafeMoon Gaming Discord.


Dota 2 is a popular multiplayer online battle arena (or MOBA) game developed and published by Valve Corporation. In Dota 2, two teams of five players each control a hero character and work together to destroy the opposing team's Ancient, a large structure located in their base. The game is known for its complex mechanics, deep strategy, and intense competitiveness, and is played by millions of players worldwide.

Want to play but don't know how? Check out this beginner guide:

Blockchain Education: Ethereum Blockchain’s Shanghai Hard Fork

In March, Ethereum will undergo its first major upgrade since switching to a proof-of-stake system in September, also known as a "hard fork". Upon completion of the upcoming "Shanghai" upgrade, validators who help operate the network will finally be able to withdraw 16 million staked ETH.

The main focus of Shanghai is the implementation of Ethereum Improvement Proposal-4895, which will allow validators to access the staked ETH they have been using to secure the network. This change has been highly anticipated as it marks a significant step forward for the proof-of-stake blockchain.

Before the transition to proof-of-stake, Ethereum used a proof-of-work system and relied on miners to add blocks to the blockchain. In the switch to proof-of-stake, validators took over this role by staking 32 ETH. Each staked ETH acts as a ticket in a lottery, with more ETH increasing the chances of being selected to propose the next block of transactions and earn rewards.

The change to proof-of-stake in December 2020 marked the first step towards the "Merge," and validators have been staking ETH and earning rewards ever since. However, until now, they have been unable to access their staked ETH or rewards. With the implementation of EIP-4895, the full operation of the proof-of-stake blockchain will come to life, giving validators control over their funds and the ability to decide what to do with their rewards.

In addition to unlocking staked ETH, the Shanghai upgrade includes additional changes that will impact Ethereum app developers and users. The upgrade marks a significant moment for Ethereum and its community as the network becomes fully functional with the ability for validators to access their staked funds and make decisions about their rewards. [Source: CoinDesk]

Tragedy in Turkey

Global Community Manager Veno shared his condolences for those affected by the earthquakes in Turkey.

"Today is a challenging day for our #SafeMoon family/friends in Turkey, who've been hit with multiple high magnitude quakes, one just an hour ago. Many #SafeMoonArmy members are affected there. If anyone knows community members who may be affected, please check on their safety. 🙏"

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Social Volume

TradingDog created this chart which includes SafeMoon as one of the "best BNB chain projects generating the most social volume."

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Mattel Launches NFT Platform Via ‘Mattel Creations’

Hot Wheels NFTs have been a popular project on the WAX blockchain, but that is expected to change in early 2023 when Mattel Creations launches its own NFT support. The fourth series of Hot Wheels NFT releases is on the horizon and this move signals the company's continued interest in NFTs and bodes well for the future of blockchain collectibles. In the meantime, Mattel Creations, which offers a "toys as art" concept and digital goods, is already underway but currently without NFT support. Previously, Hot Wheels NFT packs, which include a voucher for a physical toy car and sell for $25, have sold out quickly. Mattel Creations is also the host of several culture-first collaborations that could also benefit from NFT engagement. [Source: Bitcoinist]

Crypto Exchanges Made up 84% of Job Cuts Last Month

January 2023 saw the second worst month for crypto layoffs, with as many as 2,806 people losing their jobs, according to a report by CoinGecko. The report also indicated that this year's total number of layoffs in the crypto industry could surpass the previous year's figure of almost 7,000 due to the impact of the bear market and difficult global economic conditions on company finances. Centralized crypto exchanges were responsible for the majority of job cuts, with 84% of all layoffs, caused by declining trading volumes and revenues.

Major crypto exchanges that announced cuts in personnel in January include Huobi, Coinbase,,, and Luno. Some of these exchanges have already gone through rounds of layoffs, with Coinbase and having previously trimmed their workforce in June 2022. [Source:]

Visa Is ‘Testing’ Stablecoin Payments on Ethereum

Visa is exploring the integration of blockchain-powered solutions into its services to modernize payments. The company believes that stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) have a significant role to play in payments. Visa is testing payment and payouts on Ethereum using stablecoin USDC for large value settlements. A team at Visa has been evaluating various blockchains for security, scalability, interoperability, privacy, and use cases. The company is also exploring the option of auto payments through Ethereum wallets and recently released a proposal for setting up automatic payments without the need for banks or centralized entities. [Source: Watcher Guru]

Food For Thought

"The Law of Attraction is real. If you focus on what you dislike, you get more of it. If you focus on things you love, you get more of it. Perspective is everything. Change your perspective."

- Darren

"You learn a lot from people when they don't get what they want from you."

- David Simmons

"To succeed you must first give yourself permission to fail."

- bYd

"Progress is often invisible. You struggle, you struggle. Then, one day, things connect, everything suddenly seems obvious, and you move to the next level. You repeat the process, you gain self-confidence, your relationships with others improve, your life gets better."

- Orange Book

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"Shido sends it's condolences and prayers to all people and families affected by the earthquake in Turkey. Shido stands with Turkey ❤️"

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"Shido is getting published in numerous important Publications worldwide. We are entering a new phase of marketing where we are expanding our reach in media outlets and digital advertisement. Shido is about to reach a much bigger audience.🔥"

Yahoo Article

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"A demo of our upcoming #GroveKeeper wallet will be available for a all at #BESUMMIT London Blockchain Economy 27-28th GroveKeeper will maximize useability while utilizing cutting-edge cybersecurity methodologies to protect users. Bullish!"

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"The weekly #GroveCoin media schedule! With excitement building for #GroveBlockchain & #GroveKeeper and plenty to talk about with #GRVG and #GroveEnergySolutions now's the time to jump in have your say!"

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"From everyone at #GroveCoin and on behalf of the #GroveGreenArmy Our hearts go out to those affected by the #earthquake in Southern Turkey, the Mediterranean and Middle East. We are currently investigating the best ways we can do our small part to help out."

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ONE Immortl

"Trading for Immortl tokens has been paused on all platforms to ensure a smooth transition to our V2 upgrade on @0xPolygon . Snapshots have been made of all current holders and we are preparing the airdrop for the relaunch on #MATIC. Go Immortl"

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"Daily Reminder that during bug testing things may not seem smooth. But rest assured that all of the bugs we’re experiencing now, we’ve already experienced and fixed in V1. All that’s required now is pinpointing the source of each bug, and creating a fix for V2 🎶. And a daily reminder that myself and the team appreciate every single holder, tester and member who’s involved in this epic journey of revolutionising the music industry. We seriously have the potential to change the entire industry for the better!"

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Mirror Protocol

"7 MPs that will contribute to the staking pool. MP rewards in BBTF. BBTF also rewards in MP. BBTF rewards in Glow. Glow rewards in BBTF, which then rewards in MP. BBTF rewards in Reflecto, which you can choose to reward in BBTF, which then rewards in MP."

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Live Crypto Party

"⚠️⚠️⚠️1/2 Trading on the #Safemoon Swap has been suspended. We are investigating with our partner @safemoon . This is unrelated to swap safety & we assure you that safemoon swap is safe. Here's what we've learned so far about our recently launched proxy staking contract. 👇👇"
"2. Early this morning, we started testing our newly launched NFT Proxy/upgradable staking contract on mainnet with our Community Beta testers. We were all excited until someone decided to do this: We have stopped all testing while we analyse the contract"

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"Ahh February, the month of love 🫶 No matter how single you are this Valentine’s Day, the team here at #dxsale will always love you! ❤️ Have a free month on us 🎉👇"

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SafeMoon Orbital Shield

SafeMoon released a technical explanation of their patent-pending security product, SafeMoon Orbital Shield.

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SafeMoon Pulse Monthly Recap

Each month, the SafeMoon Pulse offers a comprehensive overview of the previous month, including any updates or changes you may have missed. The latest issue of the SafeMoon Pulse is now available, covering all the important information from the month of December.

The video is below, or if you prefer reading, you can access the Pulse article here.


PoA Article

What is PoA, and what are its advantages?

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Recent Captain's Logs

SafeMoon Exchange

SafeMoon CEO John Karony talks about SafeMoon's Centralized Exchange
(CEX) progress in the Captain's Log video below.

SafeMoon Blockchain

CEO John Karony gave a quick update on the SafeMoon blockchain explaining a bit about the chosen consensus mechanism and release expectations.

Token Monetization Innovation (TMI)

SafeMoon has released a new patent pending feature designed to improve the user experience on it's DEX (Decentralized Exchange - SafeMoon SWaP) labeling the feature TMI (Token Monetization Innovation).

TMI aims to improve transparency and transaction predictability by charging the exchange fees upfront in the native token and using smart contracts to ensure transparency in token liquidity pairings. It also aims to expand the availability of web3 and enable additional community partnerships with meaningful projects.

SafeMoon made the announcement in a Tweet and shared the SafeMoon Newsletter Captain's Log.

pSFM Migration

Attention pSafeMoon holders ONLY. SafeMoon Tweeted,