Colosseum Codex: Pyth Grants Program, Trident Fuzzer, Encode x Wormhole Programs

Colosseum Codex: Pyth Grants Program, Trident Fuzzer, Encode x Wormhole Programs

💰 Pyth Grants Program

The Pyth Ecosystem Grants Program has launched, offering 50M in PYTH tokens to support community contributions to the Pyth Network.

This grants program aims to encourage community members to share their ideas and insights about the Pyth Network with the wider Web3 community and contribute to its development through educational and research initiatives.

One key focus is the Developer Grants that focus on incentivizing the creation of new tooling to support the protocol’s operations, integrations with Pyth products, and other valuable development contributions to the network.

Developer grants come in the form of bounties, which are listed on the Research and Developer Bounties webpage. Each bounty includes the project scope, conditions or requirements, deadlines (if applicable), and reward structure.

Anyone can take on a Developer bounty.

Launch of Pyth Ecosystem Grants Program

🔱 Introducing Trident

Trident is a Rust-based framework designed to perform fuzz and integration testing on Solana programs, ensuring the security of your code.

Developed by Ackee Blockchain, and supported by a grant from the Solana Foundation, Trident is the first open-source fuzzer to test Solana programs written with Anchor.

Trident's development began more than two years ago (as Trdelnik) and won the Marinade Finance community prize during the Solana Riptide Hackathon.

Trident simplifies the testing process by automatically creating templates for fuzz and integration tests for programs written using the Anchor Framework.

Trident Features

Automated Test Generation: Trident simplifies the testing process by automatically creating templates for fuzz and integration tests for programs written using the Anchor Framework.

Dynamic Data Generation: It increases test coverage by using random instruction data and pseudo-random accounts, creating unpredictable fuzz test scenarios.

Custom Instruction Sequences: This feature allows for the design of specific sequences of instructions to meet particular testing needs or focus on specific aspects of program behavior during fuzz testing.

Invariant Checks: Trident enables custom invariant checks to identify vulnerabilities and unwanted behaviors.


🤝 Encode x Wormhole Programs 2024

Encode Club and Wormhole have partnered up to offer three programs for developers.

The first is the Wormhole Educate Series, a 4-week series of technical workshops focused on building cross-chain applications including Solana. This series aims to equip participants with the essential skills needed for developing multi-chain dApps.

Following the Educate Series is the Wormhole Hackathon, which provides a competitive platform for participants to apply their newly acquired skills and innovate. The hackathon offers a prize pool of $50,000 for the best projects.

Later in the year, the Wormhole Incubator program will begin. This program provides funding and personalized mentorship to help developers transform their hackathon projects into successful startups.

Encode x Wormhole 2024

💎 Developer News

Core Print Editions Guide
Metaplex has released a new guide to using Core Candy Machine to create print edition NFTs. To achieve the Edition concept Core uses two plugins: Master Edition in the Collection and Edition in the Asset, which are the prints.

Metaplex Core JS SDK v1.0
The Metaplex Core JS SDK v1.0 is now live, featuring new wrappers that allow plugins to be defined without constructor functions and Auto-Generated Kinobi Functions with auto-resolving external plugin adapter accounts to streamline development, along with improved Fetch, Authority, Lifecycle, Plugin and State helper functions.

Lightspeed Newsletter
I feature the Lightspeed podcast a lot in this newsletter, and now they are launching a daily Solana newsletter of their own with the latest updates, data analysis, and market metrics for Solana investors, developers, and community.

⚙️ Tools & Resources

helius-rust-sdk is an asynchronous Rust crate that supports all major Helius and Solana endpoints.

Wormhole TS SDK offers a universal API that provides a consistent interface across the chains Wormhole supports and the protocols built on top of Wormhole.

token-extensions-transfer-hook is a Solana Token Extension that enables token issuers to enforce constraints on token holders using Civic Pass, an identity verification system that enables users to prove aspects of their identity to programs.

minting-tool is a tool built by 3land for minting compressed NFTs that builders can use to enable cNFT creation from within their dApps.

drillx is a proof-of-work algorithm for smart contract based cryptocurrency mining based on Equix that will be the engine of v2 of the Renaissance Hackathon Grand Champion Ore.


Solarplex, created with the mission to help creators connect better with their audience and build monetizable relationships without relying on ads, announced its decision to sunset operations on May 22, 2024.

⚡ Quick Hits

Rated launches support for Solana on the Rated Explorer and API - @ratedw3b

Approaches to Privacy On-Chain - Arcium

Build a guessing game using Orao VRF - Jimii

The DeCharge Solana Hack experience - DeCharge

EasyA app adds all-new Phantom challenges - @easya_app

Web3 infrastructure,"tokenization of everything" drawing VC investors - Cointelegraph

How to overcome the 1000 transaction limit using getSignaturesForAddress - Chainstack

Tinydancer Simplified Payment Verification client is live on Testnet - @tinydancerio

Mainnet v1.17.34 Release Notes - GitHub

Squads Labs announces the partial acquisition of the codebase of Fibonacci Finance - @SquadsLabs

🎧 Listen to This

Future Podcast

In this episode of The Future Podcast, Colosseum co-founder Matty takes a deep-dive into the world of Solana hackathons, the growth of Solana, and the innovative Colosseum platform.

Bonus Episodes

How Helium Is Leading Solana's DePin Future | Amir Haleem - Lightspeed

Amir Haleem, CEO of Nova Labs, discusses how Helium is building out DePin infrastructure to capture one of crypto's biggest opportunities.

Building web3 Login Your Grandma Can Use w/ Itai Turbahn (Dynamic Labs) - Validated

Austin Federa chats with Itai Turbahn (Dyanmic) about the future of web3 onboarding. Over the course of the conversation, they discuss things like user management for multi-wallet users, tokenizing KYC, and the role of passkeys in web3 authentication.

Audius : Building Spotify On Chain I Ray Jacobson - Unlayered

Ray Jacobson, CTO at Audius, joins Unlayered to discuss the decentralized music marketplace and how Audius aims to bring fans and artists closer together.

Andrew Fitzgerald: Designing Solana Validator's 1.18 Scheduler, Transaction Games - Scraping Bits

Andrew Fitzgerald from Solana Labs discusses the design of the new scheduler in Solana validator version 1.18, which aims to improve transaction processing and network congestion. The episode provides insights into Solana's innovative architecture for achieving high throughput and low latency, even under heavy transaction loads.

Tristan Frizza, Founder of Zeta Markets, on Solana’s DeFi Layer 2 Plans, Perpetual Trading, and 2024 DeFi Summer - Cryptonews

In an exclusive interview with Cryptonews, Tristan Frizza, the Founder of DeFi platform Zeta Markets, an on-chain options trading protocol on the Solana blockchain, discussed how he came to build on Solana, encouraged by a chat with the chain’s founder.

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