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Kakao’s blockchain platform Klaytn partners with popular projects including Watcha and Atlas

Public blockchain platform ‘Klaytn’ of leading South Korean messenger Kakao has announced new partnerships with projects developed by large user pool-based service providers, most notably ‘Watcha’ and ‘Atlas.’

Klaytn prioritizes its efforts on the mass adoption of blockchain-empowered services as to substantiate the value and utility of blockchain technology. In doing so, Klaytn has earlier made partnerships with 9 service providers including ‘Wemade Tree’ and ‘Piction Network’ in October, and established additional partnerships with 8 blockchain projects including ‘Contents Protocol’ powered by ‘Watcha,’ ‘Atlas’ powered by ‘Zanadu,’ and ‘BORA’ developed by ‘Way2Bit.’

Using the deployed Klaytn testnet, the partners work towards further reinforcing Klaytn’s ecosystem by releasing their DApp services at the time of mainnet launch, and will thereby contribute to the popularization of blockchain. Until the mainnet release in the first half of 2019, Klaytn will continue to expand its partnerships.

Contents Protocol – is a content review data platform powered by ‘Watcha’, a film rating and recommendation app with 4.5 million users, is joining Klaytn. The protocol records users’ film-related activities including ratings, reviews, and recommendations performed within ‘Watcha Play’ onto blockchain technology and rewards users based on their contribution. Contents Protocol also plans to collaborate with other digital content platforms in areas of music, comics, e-books, etc., thereby scaling the reach of blockchain in respective markets.

Atlas – is a blockchain-based travel content and transaction platform developed by China’s leading luxury travel company Zanadu with an established user base of 2 million high-end travelers. Atlas, based in Singapore, connects all consumers and suppliers in the travel industry to a decentralized marketplace that incentivizes content creation, transaction, and consent-based sharing, and ultimately contribute towards invigorating the entire value chain in the travel industry through a transparent and fair ecosystem.

BORA – a blockchain-based digital content platform, developed by Way2Bit is also joining Klaytn. As a game and digital content platform, BORA proposes solutions to revitalize digital content service distribution and user participation based on transparent transaction records on blockchain. BORA has also previously partnered with over 20 major game developers in Korea including ‘4:33,’ ‘Action Square,’ ‘Factorial Games,’ and ‘Thumbage.’

Other notable industry partners include ‘SPIN Protocol,’ an influencer driven-social commerce platform; ‘Cloudbric,’ a deep-learning security solution spun-off from the global security tech firm ‘Penta Security’; ‘Insureum,’ a data-sharing blockchain protocol for the enrichment of the insurance value chain, powered by the healthcare startup ‘Zikto’; ‘Knocknock,’ a blockchain-based ID verification service powered by Singapore-based ‘IDBook’ in technological partnership with ‘WEWAY’; and, ‘Antube,’ a short-video entertainment service powered by ‘DATA’ integrated with ‘Yomob,’ a mobile ad monetization platform which serves ads to over 120 million users on monthly basis.

“Klaytn is partnering with successful firms that have developed and operated services accruing millions of users, and the collaboration will contribute to building a user-friendly blockchain service. He further added. Together with initial service partners, Klaytn will take the blockchain industry to the next level by focusing on creating meaningful real use-cases, which stands as the next key challenge in our industry.”

Jason Han, the CEO of Ground X, heading the development and operation of Klaytn

Klaytn, which has launched the testnet exclusively to its partners last October, is dedicated to the mass adoption of blockchain. In doing so, Klaytn provides user-friendly UX/UI and intuitive DX environment for developers to create blockchain services. Klaytn also separates CNs (consensus nodes) and RNs (ranger nodes) to divide roles between consensus and block replication in favor of efficiency. After completing the Klaytn testnet run to its exclusive partners, Klaytn plans to launch the mainnet in the first half of 2019. Until the official mainnet release, Klaytn will continue to expand its partnerships.

Any service providers and developers interested in using Klaytn testnet can register on the official Klaytn homepage and apply for a partnership screening.

 

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