The holiday season is almost upon us, and 2019 is coming to a close. We can’t believe it is December already! It is a time for reflection, celebration and of course at Zilliqa — a lot of planning.
As we set our sights on future growth and continuous development of our $ZIL platform, we are thrilled to reveal that we have chosen to combine our Ecosystem Programme with the other on-going incubation projects across the Education (such as Blockchain A-Z) and Accelerator (such as ZILHive) fronts — consolidating it into one master project which will henceforth be referred to as ZILHive.
Why merge our initiatives? As Zilliqa goes through a growth period as a whole, focusing on enterprise-adoption, it is important we consider the objectives of each project and make sure they are aligned with Zilliqa’s direction forward. This is why we have chosen to sync our different initiatives under the ZILHive brand umbrella. ZILHive will sync these different initiatives to cultivate a meaningful, resourceful environment for developers, entrepreneurs, students, investors, educators and leaders. They will be able to together to pool and allocate resources in order to make Zilliqa the platform of choice to be built on.
As shown in the above logo, ZILHive Grants is a key component of the new ZILHive. You probably know this as the popular USD $5 million Ecosystem Grant Programme, which has been operational for over a year since its launch in August 2018. We saw fantastic results from this initiative and supported 61 global projects from a total of 21 countries.
We find it crucial for the projects we support to be aligned with Zilliqa’s larger growth priorities. Therefore, it is now under the ZILHive umbrella.
Welcoming the fifth wave grantees into ZILHive Grants
We are proud to announce the fifth wave of grantees within the ZILHive Grants programme. Each of these teams has provided excellent infrastructure and business ideas, which they will #BuildOnZIL with our support.
Awardee project name: Tora
Brief Description: A trusted Oracle and general Layer-2 solution that utilises Trusted Execution Environment provided by hardware enclaves like Intel SGX.
Awardee project name: Automated Static Analysis Framework
Brief Description: An extensible static analysis framework for Scilla smart contracts, as well as a security scanner which is built on top of the framework, to identify generic security vulnerabilities in Scilla smart contracts.
Awardee project name: XanPool
Brief Description: A unique omni-channel solution to make fiat-to-ZIL on-boarding infrastructure much more user friendly, and resilient.
Awardee project name: EQUAL wallet
Brief Description: A simple-to-use blockchain agnostic wallet with the capability of connecting UnstoppableDomains .zil domain registry on the Zilliqa blockchain.
Awardee project name: Dapp Pocket
Brief Description: Dapp Pocket provides a secure and easy way to manage cryptocurrency. With Dapp Pocket, you can use 2000+ Dapps (Decentralised App) on your phone and also find the best price to convert cryptocurrency.
Awardee project name: CryptoAPIs
Brief Description: CryptoAPIs is an infrastructure layer that radically simplifies the development of any blockchain and crypto-related applications.
Awardee project name: HydraX
Brief Description: A Delivery Versus Payment (DvP) settlement solution built on the Zilliqa blockchain and integrated with the HydraX proprietary trading engines.
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Brief Description: A Zilliqa smart contract based Multi-signature wallet. Capable of supporting both Keystore files and Ledger Nano S hardware wallet for signing.
Awardee project name: Zilon
Brief Description: A payment gateway using $ZIL token and a portal to easily manage all payments and reconciliation processes.
Awardee project name: Atomic wallet
Brief Description: Integration of main-net $ZIL to Atomic wallet, one of the oldest wallet provided in the blockchain space. Supporting Windows, macOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Android and iOS platforms.
Awardee project name: CommX
Brief Description: A Proof-of-Providence solution for commodities (such as Gold, Silver, Grains, Iron Ore, Arts) built on top of the Zilliqa blockchain.
Awardee project name: Viewbase
Brief Description: Viewbase is an analytic tracking tool that aims to analyse wallet movements. It aims to bring transparency to the cryptocurrency markets.
Sixth Wave to prioritise ideas for financial applications— Apply now!
Looking ahead to 2020, our ZILHive grant funding will prioritise open-source toolings for financial applications within the Infrastructure track and Research projects aiming to tackle obstacles that is preventing financial inclusion to become a reality within the Research track. To learn more about our tracks, please read our earlier blog.
We are developing each stack of our technical roadmap very carefully, and each of them unifies under a collective vision — that of building a financially inclusive world. You — as part of our valuable community — can work with us to implement your own ideas or help us further enrich our blockchain and smart contracts platforms with toolings or various protocol.
Each building block will then serve the needs of consumers, regulators, and businesses so that the economy on Zilliqa can operate freely and compliantly using this framework. If you would like to tackle any of these building blocks of this next-generation financial world, please consider applying for the ZILHive Grants programme, and officially being a member of the ZILHive sixth wave.
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