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August is one of those busy months where the sleepy days of summer give way to a whirlwind of activity. Parents around the country are scratching their heads trying to figure out how school is supposed to look this year, and college students are doing the same. While we’re not going back to school again anytime soon, we’ve been just as busy building new features, making progress on Proton, and growing as a company. Let’s take a peek under the hood to see what’s happening at Metal.
Metal Pay – 2.5 brings us closer to Europe
It seems like just yesterday that we shipped the Metal Pay 2.4 update for iOS users, but we didn’t slow down after that. We’re hard at work on the Metal Pay 2.5 update, which will bring tiered onboarding, the ability to search for other Metal Pay users, and so much more. Tiered onboarding is a pretty big deal; it’ll allow people to try out Metal Pay before submitting their personal information, and it allows us to expand to countries with different regulations regarding banking features. We expect this update to ship very soon, so stay tuned for more information.
Proton – Staking and new Exchanges
One of the biggest updates to come to Proton is the ability to stake Proton and earn XPR. This means that users will soon be able to use their Proton holdings to vote for block producers, contribute to the overall ecosystem, and earn rewards for participating – a great way to earn passive crypto.
This month also saw Proton go live on OKEx – one of the largest exchanges by volume and an exciting expansion for XPR. This means that more cryptocurrency traders, investors, and holders have access to Proton and can participate in the future ...
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