We are pleased to announce the third cohort of Prezenti Grants. It continues to be extremely exciting to see projects old and new thriving in the Celo ecosystem. Here is a rundown of the latest projects to sign contracts with us.
We have funded a total of 17 projects (one further awaiting signature) since opening in mid-October 2022 and have had over 50 applications! You may have noticed that we have had to close down our application form at the end of January. You can read more (and please comment as you wish) about what is going on in our forum post here.
Hurupay is a self custodial wallet that allows users to buy and hold cryptocurrencies such as stablecoins, while giving them ability to pay, remit and transact crypto securely. It is built on the Celo blockchain and allows unbanked to be banked through cUSD.
#HackCulture is a hackathon series for devs building DeFi for the real world. Prezenti funding will pay for a case study after their next big event in February 2023 , New York, USA. The event will market Celo to a more diverse developer and user base that Celo isn’t currently reaching. They’ll use videos, audio, articles, newsletters, and social media accounts across YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Linkedin, Instagram, and Clubhouse to maximize reach.
This project contributes to Celo's mission of building an open financial system that creates the conditions of prosperity for all by developing tools to measure and analyze community health and governance participation within Celo's ecosystem. By defining a framework for evaluating community health, collecting data on community engagement, and analyzing it to identify patterns and trends, the project aims to provide insights that can be used to improve community engagement and participation, and ultimately help to create the conditions of prosperity for all. The involvement of research partners from MIT and UC Berkeley also demonstrate the commitment to applying scientific rigor in this process.
Quidli is a token rewards tool for crypto organisations to keep their communities engaged natively in Slack and Discord. Their app enables you to recognise your active community members for their contributions, such as social media participation. They are currently used by community teams in ConsenSys, NEAR, iExec, Flare Network, Concordium, CUDOS and MAP Protocol. WIth funding from Prezenti they will be adding cUSD, cEUR and cREAL as an option to share rewards in the Celo discord. That’s right, you will then be able to tip or support fellow community members in Celo stables!
The Giveth community intention is to support and reward the funding of public goods by creating open, transparent and free access to the revolutionary funding opportunities available within the Ethereum ecosystem. With funding from Prezenti they plan to add the ‘Donation Application’ to the Celo chain so that every project on Giveth can raise funds with Celo. On their DApp, 100% of donations go directly to the project and Donors to verified projects are rewarded with GIVbacks. [Note this has been approved, contract is still pending].
Keep an eye out on these projects in 2023!