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Zilliqa reveals the 3rd wave of grants for blockchain ecosystem

Zilliqa reveals the 3rd wave of grants for blockchain ecosystem

Zilliqa, the blockchain technology platform based on research from a team of computer scientists at the National University of Singapore, today announced the third wave of the Zilliqa ecosystem grant awardees.

The $5 million grant program launched by Zilliqa in June 2018 is geared toward developers for building utilities and apps that will help power a new class of high-speed and secure blockchain apps in payments, finance, gaming, digital advertising, media, and more.

The ultimate goal of the program is to accelerate the development of new applications on their open source technology platform. Zilliqa is a project that has brought together leading academics, engineers, and entrepreneurs with the goal of building a better blockchain infrastructure that is scalable and secure.

The Third Wave of Awardees

#1

  • Category: Tools and Libraries
  • Awardee Project name: Moonlet wallet v2.0
  • Awardee Team name: Moonlet
  • Brief Description: Moonlet v2.0 is a blockchain agnostic, open-source cryptocurrency wallet that allows individuals to handle multiple accounts, integrate with their Ledger Nano S hardware device, send/receive native ZILs, and also interact with smart contracts on the Zilliqa blockchain. Moonlet wallet offers an extension app for Google Chrome.
  • Github Repository: https://github.com/cryptolandtech/moonlet

#2

  • Category: Tools and Libraries
  • Awardee Project name: xZIL Android wallet
  • Awardee name: Dan Andrei
  • Brief Description: xZIL is an open-source Android wallet that allows individuals to handle multiple accounts and send/receive native ZILs on their Android devices.
  • Github Repository: https://github.com/AndreiD/xzil-wallet

#3

  • Category: Tools and Libraries
  • Awardee Project name: ZILMiner
  • Awardee name: Gully Chen
  • Brief Description: ZILMiner is an Ethash GPU mining worker that supports Zilliqa’s Proof-of-Work process. It is a fork of ethminer that includes several additional features and add-ons which are unique to Zilliqa’s mining processes.
  • Github Repository: https://github.com/DurianStallSingapore/ZILMiner

#4

  • Category: Dapps
  • Awardee Project name: Atomic swap for Fungible tokens
  • Awardee team name: KOFO
  • Brief Description: Atomic swap for Fungible tokens is a native Android application that allows users to do an atomic swap between an ERC20 fungible token and a Zilliqa-based fungible token.
  • Github Repository: https://github.com/kofoproject

#5

  • Category: Tools and Libraries
  • Awardee Project name: Viewblock API
  • Awardee team name: Ashlar
  • Brief Description: Viewblock API is a complete suite of developer-friendly APIs and tools. It provides hassle-free, reliable and real-time API services to developers looking to build applications on top of the Zilliqa blockchain.
  • Website: https://viewblock.io/api

#6

  • Category: Tools and Libraries
  • Awardee Project name: Composite Smart Contract Editor
  • Awardee team name: Composite
  • Brief Description: Composite is an IDE that supports the full edit-debug-deploy development cycle, and offers the unique one-click toolchain dependency update and install.
  • Github Repository: https://github.com/compositeapp/Composite
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#7

  • Category: Tools and Libraries
  • Awardee Project name: LaksaJ
  • Awardee team name: FireStack-Lab
  • Brief Description: LaksaJ is a Java SDK that serves as a Web3 library for developers.
  • Github Repository: https://github.com/FireStack-Lab/LaksaJ

#8

  • Category: Tools and Libraries
  • Awardee Project name: LaksaCsharp
  • Awardee team name: FireStack-Lab
  • Brief Description: LaksaCsharp is a C# SDK that serves as a Web3 library for developers.
  • Github Repository: https://github.com/FireStack-Lab/LaksaCsharp

#9

  • Category: Tools and Libraries
  • Awardee Project name: LaksaRuby
  • Awardee team name: FireStack-Lab
  • Brief Description: LaksaRuby is a Ruby SDK that serves as a Web3 library for developers.
  • Github Repository: https://github.com/FireStack-Lab/LaksaRuby

 

Ecosystem Grant Program Update

With the public announcement of the 3rd wave of grant recipients, Zilliqa also shared some recent updates they’ve made to the grant program structure. The program now has three defined tracks in order to better engage with and guide developers and teams who are interested in building on Zilliqa.

  • Infrastructure track – This track is for builders looking to create open-source development tools, SDKs, mining toolkits or base layer applications (Wallet/Explorer/Analytic tools etc). The goal of this track is to improve on the infrastructure of the Zilliqa ecosystem in order to make it a much more user-friendly environment for Users and Developers alike.
  • Innovation track –  This track is for Entrepreneurs who wish to create decentralized applications (dApps) on the Zilliqa blockchain. dApps include but are not limited to innovative protocols for tokenizing assets, mandating credit issuance, or issuing stablecoins. dApps can also be gaming, news curation, or reputation apps that require a secure but scalable ledger to keep track of all changes.
  • Research track – This track is for Researchers looking to work alongside Zilliqa Research in order to tackle some of the most pressing issues in the industry today. Research topics include but are not limited to cryptography, consensus design, scalability, and privacy.

By way of this new streamlined system, Zilliqa hopes to scale the grant program further as the team looks toward working with wider audiences outside of the immediate blockchain industry. Zilliqa also announced it is now accepting applications for Wave 4.

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