Community Project Updates as of August 13th, 2019
This past July and early-August was packed with a series of partnerships, integrations, event showcases, keynote speeches from Matic executives, and honorable mentions from other industry leaders in the blockchain & cryptocurrency space. The Matic Network team’s been hard at work to not only develop its scalability platform, but also to develop the blockchain ecosystem in India and in international markets. Here are some of the biggest highlights this past month:
Integrations & Partnerships:
Matic Aims to Evolve the Recruiting Space with SpringRole
On July 8th, SpringRole, a celebrated Decentralized Application touted as “LinkedIn on Blockchain,” will finish its integration on the Matic testnet and launch on the Mainnet soon. SpringRole aims to create an immutable registry that showcases the verified professional profiles of job candidates through peer-reviewed attestations. With a user base of over 44,000 users, SpringRole chose Matic Network for Matic Network’s scalability, asset security, & PoS validators. Exciting news for both job recruiters and job seekers around the world!
Marlin Announces a $250,000 Token Raise on Matic Network
As part of its India Ecosystem Initiative to support of projects coming out of India, Matic announced its partnership with Marlin Protocol’s high-performance network infrastructure for faster data-routing. Marlin Protocol is founded by executives with leadership and technical experience from such companies such as Ziliqa, Microsoft, MIT & Stanford. Some of its investors also include Binnace Labs, Neo Global Capital, Arrington XRP, Electric Capital, and Focus Labs.
Marlin Protocol primarily aims to solve the issue of slow, ineffective, blockchain networking communication with its high-performance layer-0 networking solution. The project is backed by Binance Labs and will be launching its public raise (with an estimated amount of $250,000 in Matic tokens) on Matic Network.
Cere Network to Raise Funds and Build on Matic Network
Cere network is a Binance Labs incubated project and is invested by top investors like Neo Global Capital, Fenbushi Capital, Arrington XRP, Kosmos Capital and many others.
Cere Network is building the first blockchain-powered CRM and CDP ecosystem that allows businesses to extract meaningful, actionable insights on the customer journey. As well as raising private sale funds on Matic Network, Cere will be using Matic sidechains for the scalability of various layers of their product. Cere team is very well connected in the Enterprise space and already has some large paying customers doing various POCs.
Matic Enables Marble.Cards to Tokenize Memes
With millions of memes and movies circulating around the Internet, Marble.Cards aim to turn content URLs into unique, collectible cards for end-users to be compensated for their viral memes and movies. Matic Network will provide scalability infrastructure for Marble.Cards; the primary feature of Matic Network leveraged by Marble.Cards will be sidechains.
Matic Provides Scalability to ZygotERP
On July 18th, Matic Network announced its partnership with Zygot, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform. Moving forward, Zygot will utilize Matic’s sidechains to enable a high volume of instant transactions on Zygot’s platform. Zygot’s platform, called “ZERP,” will be open-sourced, decentralized, and marketplace-facilitated. It already has an existing userbase of 400+ enterprises and continues to add to its list of users on a rolling basis. ZygotERP has huge potential to disrupt the existing ERP space through its open-ended marketplace!
Matic Network Partners with Emerging Platform Protocol, Harmony
Harmony Protocol has made its mark in the blockchain space for its high-throughput, low-latency, and low-fee consensus algorithm (many fundamental tenets that mirror Matic Network’s platform). By partnering with Harmony, Matic Network will establish a joint gateway for increased blockchain interoperability to support a wider range of use cases.
With Harmony already utilizing sharding at a state-level to achieve fast transaction settlements, the Harmony platform will leverage the power of Matic’s Layer-2 platform to compound its performance via off-chain computations.
Matic Network Lists on Binance DEX
In line with efforts to make MATIC utility tokens more accessible to our global community, MATIC listed on Binance DEX on August 9th, 2019.
Binance DEX is on the forefront of providing high-capacity transaction volumes comparable to Binance’s centralized exchange and other top-tier centralized exchanges. Pairing the Matic Network community with the Binance DEX team will not only strengthen the decentralized finance ecosystem but also provide greater liquidity for the existing circulating MATIC supply.
Token Swap Bridge: https://binance-bridge.matic.network
Matic Adds Coinsuper to Its Lineup of Exchange Listings
On July 25th, Matic Network announced the listing of MATIC on Coinsuper, one of Southeast Asia’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges. As one of the most regulated cryptocurrency exchanges, Coinsuper will list the trading pairs of MATIC/BTC & MATIC/ETH on Monday, July 29th. Deposits will be active on 12:00 (GMT +8) on July 26th, 2019, and Withdrawals will be enabled on July 29th, 2019, at 17:00 (GMT +8) onwards.
Features & Mentions:
Binance Names Matic Network as One of 46 Allies for Alleviation of Period Poverty
#Binance Charity (@BinanceBCF) Forms Alliance with 46 Companies to Unveil a Stablecoin for the Alleviation of Period Poverty #PinkCareToken $PCAT
Donate here 💛https://t.co/6QDYFRNevXhttps://t.co/tIGRLzROHC— Binance (@binance) July 3, 2019
In an effort to improve feminine health and wellbeing, Binance Charity Foundation (BCF) announced that it would mint a Pink Care Token (PCAT).
“Pink Care Token is the first social-impact stablecoin issued on Binance Chain. A part of our mission is to promote the adoption of cryptocurrencies, and I think charity is one of the most effective ways to demonstrate their value and make them available to the people in need,” said Changpeng Zhao (CZ), CEO and co-founder of Binance
ETHIndia Announces Matic Network as Sponsor
Huge thanks to ETHIndia for tweeting about Matic Network as a sponsor for the upcoming ETHIndia Hackathon, occurring on August 2–4, 2019. Tickets for the event can be found at this link!
Get ready to #buidl with @KyberNetwork using their on-chain liquidity protocol, powering instant and secure token swaps in any decentralised application.— ETHIndia (@ETHIndiaco) July 25, 2019
Happy to have them on board! 🚀
Get involved. Learn to swap tokens!😍
Secure your free tickets here: https://t.co/znWMFyTdbC pic.twitter.com/n1KhfKncLz
Pantera Capital, Joey Krug, Mention Matic Network in Its Podcast
When Co-chief Investment Officer at Pantera Capital @joeykrug mentions -“Three promising scaling solution, two in our portfolio and other one a layer 2 scaling solution @maticnetwork” pic.twitter.com/UOy2suTqEC— Chandresh Aharwar – Matic Network (@chandresh1091) July 25, 2019
In a recent podcast with crypto heavy-hitters Dan Morehead & Joey Krug, Matic received a shout out by Joey Krug! At the 17-minute mark, Joey shared his insights on the importance of effective scaling solutions to prime mass-adoption for the future. More importantly, he mentioned how Matic Network appeared to be one of the most promising solutions in the blockchain market today.
The full podcast can be viewed here.
Coinbase Continues To Explore Support for New Digital Assets
On August 5th, Coinbase released an official blog post that listed Matic Network (among a series of other top-tier projects) as a token that would receive increased engagement, integration resources, and technical reviews from Coinbase’s team.
As part of the exploratory process, customers may see public-facing APIs and other signs that we are conducting engineering work to potentially support these assets.
– Coinbase team
Hackathons & Events:
Marching Forward with Recruiting Matic Mitras
Just a friendly reminder to the community that we are still accepting applications from everyone around the world to apply as a Matic Mitra. We’ve been receiving fantastic applications so far. As we begin to roll out more a comprehensive rewards list in the near future, we encourage the Matic Network community to apply as we need all the help we can get to build a global decentralized future!
Matic Partnership Giveaways
To celebrate the welcoming of SpringRole into the Matic ecosystem, Matic launched a giveaway for its community members. $25 worth of MATIC tokens were distributed to 20 lucky participants via Gleam.
In addition, there was also a giveaway on Gleam to celebrate the partnership with Marlin Protocol and its public sale on Matic Network. $25 worth of MATIC tokens were also distributed to 20 lucky participants for a total of $500 USD in MATIC tokens.
Matic Connects with Mobile Gamers in Hong Kong 🇭🇰
To increase its support for the gaming community and its respective developers, Matic Network also sponsored the Blockchain track at Pocket Gamer Connects (PG Connects) in Hong Kong on July 17th-July 28th. As one of the world’s largest mobile gaming conferences, a star-studded lineup of tech/gaming companies from over 50 countries attended.
Matic will be the sole sponsor of the Blockchain track at @PGConnects – Hong Kong— Matic (@maticnetwork) July 16, 2019
PGConnects is a leading mobile games conference & Matic is its partner to raise awareness about blockchain gaming
Our COO – Sandeep will talk about the importance of NFT’s in gaming#BGCHongKong pic.twitter.com/KFfbU4yia0
Matic’s Co-founder & COO, Sandeep Nailwal, also spoke at the conference to provide insights on NFTs within the blockchain space. It was an opportunity for Sandeep to speak on Matic’s behalf to educate developers and gamers within the space about the impact of blockchain technology in virtual and digital economies.
Matic Hikes the Everest Hack, the Biggest Hackathon in Nepal🇳🇵
To further the onboarding of developers into the blockchain space, Matic helped support and sponsor the Everest Hack hackathon on July 19th-21st in Kathamandu Nepal. During the 24-hour event, students, designers, entrepreneurs, programmers, and problem solvers came together to build new ideas. As the biggest hackathon in Nepal, Everest Hack was a great opportunity for Matic Network to connect with local Nepalese developers.
Engaging with Community Members in Style at Gangnam, South Korea 🇰🇷
On Wednesday, July 24th, Matic COO Sandeep Nailwal visited Seoul, South Korea, at the Houbi Blockchain Coffee house to meet up with local Korean blockchain supporters. With one of the most actively thriving blockchain ecosystems in Asia, South Korea and its blockchain community were able to learn more about Matic’s development progress and upcoming plans.
Matic Network & Binance Labs Spearhead the Game Oasis Hackathon Initiative
Matic Network understands the importance of developer engagement in facilitating the decentralized movement — mass blockchain user adoption cannot be achieved without the participation of BUIDLers. We’re thrilled to be expanding on our existing hackathon efforts by collaborating with Binance Labs and other leading gaming blockchain projects to launch a global tour of gaming hackathons. To accelerate the decentralized gaming space, Matic Network will work alongside Binance Labs to organize hackathons in India, the United States, and South Korea.
Matic Supports Asia’s Largest ETH Hackathon: ETHIndia 2019
From August 2nd-4th, Matic Network helped support and organize workshops for Asia’s largest Ethereum hackathon: ETHIndia 2019. In conjunction with ETHGlobal and Devfolio, the Hackathon aimed to further the decentralized movement in India. All Matic Network Co-founders- JD Kanani, Anurag Arjun, & Sandeep Nailwal served as judges during the final stages of the hackathon. In addition, Matic Network Blockchain Engineers Arpit Agarwal & Sayli Patil helped onboard the Hackathon’s attendees onto Solidity and Matic Network’s scalability tools. Judging by all standards, the event was a resounding success. To read more about Matic’s role at ETHIndia 2019, read the full recap of the event here.
In addition to supporting ETHIndia 2019, Matic Network also partnered with MIH Ventures, one of India’s largest venture capital firms, to help developers engage with Binance Labs for early-stage funding and incubation. Click here to read a more in-depth recap of the networking event.
Interviews & AMAs:
On Monday, July 8th, BitMax.io hosted an AMA session with Matic’s COO, Sandeep Nailwal, to answer the community’s question. Engaging conversations regarding BitMax’s relationship with Matic Network occurred on BitMax’s official Telegram channel.
CryptoNewsZ Interviews Matic CEO Jaynti Kanani
During the interview with CryptoNewsZ, Jaynti explained the role of Matic Network within the greater blockchain space. Jaynti also provided insights on how Matic Network aims to bridge the gap between the current blockchain ecosystem and the legacy tech world (and mainstream end-users). Read the full interview here.
“Blockchain is one of the most critical innovations in the history of technology so far… it allows a way to create a system for a group of people, who don’t know each other, to establish trust and allows them to make a change in the system unanimously.” — Jaynti Kanani, CEO of Matic Network
Cryptonetbiz Interviews Matic VP of Marketing & Operations, Siddhartha Jain
Siddhartha provided insights on the motivation behind Matic Network and the measures it took to successfully promote itself to the blockchain community. Since the launch of Matic Network’s IEO on Binance, Siddhartha also provided some of the underlying principles that has enabled the project to thrive in the midst of a fast-moving and rapidly-evolving industry.
Decentraland Avatar contest for Matic community
On July 25th, Matic Network hosted a special joint AMA with Decentraland to give both communities an opportunity to connect with each other. But more importantly, it was a way for Decentraland to introduce how Decentraland Avatars would play a role in Decentraland’s Metaverse.
Through the AMA, community members earned the chance to win $500 of MATIC tokens and $500 of MANA tokens for participation. Decentraland also granted the first 100 qualified sign-ups 100 MANA to claim their unique name. In addition, Decentraland partnered with Chainbreakers to compile a list of ‘Best Avatars,’ who would be awarded a Chainbreakers NFT.
ConfluxChain Invites Matic for a WeChat AMA
Matic COO Sandeep Nailwal had the opportunity to engage with ConfluxChain’s community on its official WeChat channel. During the joint AMA, Sandeep provided insights on Matic’s key strengths as a Layer-2 platform, zero-effort deployment for existing Ethereum developers, extremely low-cost transaction fees, high throughput, and fast (~1 second) confirmation times.
@ConfluxChain has just kicked off our first official #WeChat #AMA where we interviewed @sandeepnailwal from @MaticNetwork. If you missed the amazing exchange between us, don’t panic.— ConfluxChain Official (@ConfluxChain) July 24, 2019
The full conversation is in the medium article belowhttps://t.co/yhc4bJab8f pic.twitter.com/GGxLSnttUE