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Announcing Batch 3 of Cronos Ecosystem Grants Recipients & Partnership Updates
We are excited to announce the third batch of the Cronos Ecosystem Grant Recipients and share about the latest partnership updates on…
We are excited to announce the third batch of the Cronos Ecosystem Grant Recipients and share about the latest partnership updates on Cronos!
We established the Cronos Ecosystem Grants Program back in December 2021 with two clear goals in mind:
To support early stage projects on Cronos by bootstrapping initial product development and providing monetary, technical, and marketing support
To align incentives together with new builders and teams by helping their projects grow together with the broader ecosystem
One key criteria of the grants was that projects had to building innovative products especially within an underserved vertical within Cronos. For this third batch of Cronos Ecosystem Grant, we received a total of 80 applications and have narrowed down to 4 projects for the third batch of grant recipients.
Read on to find out more!
Cronos Ecosystem Grant Recipients: Batch #3
Grant Recipient #1: D.G.Pals
Category: Web 3.0 Gaming / NFT
D.G.Pals is a collectible virtual pet, multi-genre NFT Game Project that focuses on V-pet simulator, Squad-battler (PvP and Competitive), Siege Defence, NFT Land Ownership, Clan System, Virtual Town. The D.G.Verse that the project is building will expose Cronos users to an exciting ecosystem of multi-genre Play-to-Earn NFT games.
Grant Recipient #2: Defira
Category: Gaming / DeFi
Defira is a metaverse fantasy world fusing the concept of DeFi and GameFi into their suite of cross-chain decentralized application. Defira will be expanding their DeFi gameverse from Harmony across to Cronos.
Grant Recipient #3: Argo Finance
Argo is the premier liquid staking protocol built on top of the Cronos blockchain that aims to unlock the value of all staked CRO and maximize the capital efficiency of CRO across the Crypto.com ecosystem.
Grant Recipient #4: Eat The Blocks
Category: Community & Education
EatTheBlocks is the leading online coding school for Web3 development, providing high quality beginner, advance, and live courses relating to Web3 development.
Cronos Ecosystem Partnership Updates
Moralis offers a suite of developer tools, hosted databases and servers for web developers who build decentralized applications. Moralis’ suite of developer tools enhance the development experience and saves developers time and money to ship scalable & robust Dapps.
Protofire offers business-to-business blockchain development services and will be enhancing and expanding the suite of infrastructure toolings on Cronos.
Chainalysis is a blockchain-based data platform that helps government and private sectors detect and prevent the illicit use of cryptocurrency.
Chainalysis’ Know Your Transaction (KYT), the real-time tx monitoring solution, is now available on Cronos for CRO and all CRC-20 tokens. Chainalysis Reactor will be available later this year for enhanced due diligence.
Covalent provides unified APIs that provides visibility to billions of blockchain data points. Covalent will be providing APIs to access and index on-chain transactional data on the Cronos chain, providing powerful data tooling to the fast growing dApp ecosystem on Cronos.
Blockdaemon is one of the largest independent blockchain node infrastructure platforms connecting institutions and developers to leading networks. Blockdaemon will be offering institutional-grade security node operations and infrastructure tooling available to projects building on Cronos.
RockX is one of Asia’s leading staking platforms and with a wealth of experience in mining, staking, protocol research, and infrastructure design. RockX provides both free and paid Access Node API for Cronos developers to leverage upon.
Witnet provides decentralized oracle that gives smart contracts access to all sorts of valuable data sets such as acting as a reliable source of randomness for creating uniqueness in NFTs.
Category: Infrastructure / DeFi
Gelato Network is a decentralized network of bots used by web3 developers to automate smart contract executions on public EVM compatible blockchains. Using Gelato, developers can outsource their web3 DevOps needs in order to focus exclusively on building their core product. Gelato will be supporting smart contract automation on Cronos.
About Cronos Ecosystem Grants
The Cronos Ecosystem Grants program aims to support early stage projects on Cronos by bootstrapping initial product development and providing monetary and technical support. We aim to align incentives together with new builders and teams by helping their projects grow together with the broader ecosystem.
We warmly welcome any talented individuals & teams who are passionate and committed about building incredible products within the Cronos ecosystem.
Find out more about the Cronos Ecosystem Grants and how you can apply here.
Cronos is the first Ethereum-compatible blockchain network built on Cosmos SDK technology. An open-source Layer 1 chain, Cronos aims to massively scale the DeFi and dApp (Web3) user community by providing builders with the ability to instantly port apps and crypto assets from other chains while benefiting from low transaction fees, high throughput, and fast finality.
Cronos mainnet has been live since November 2021 and is already home to more than 200 partners and more than 700,000 DeFi and NFT users. Cronos is powered by the Cronos ($CRO) cryptocurrency, which counts more than ten million holders and users worldwide.