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Harmony, an open platform for collectibles, assets, governance, and identity, supports promising projects building on its blockchain through its fund and grants. 2021 was a great year for the overall blockchain space and Harmony ecosystem.
The protocol received hundreds of proposals from various projects. We present an overview of teams whose proposals were approved in December 2021:
Mars Colony is a play-to-earn NFT game. Mars Land is divided into 21,000 tokenized plots, known as MarsColony land NFT (MC). Land can be customized and upgraded by building power plants, base stations, and other structures. Users can become part of the Mars Colony community through different roles such as baker, ambassador, artist, builder, and explorer.
Ethereum has thousands of small independent NFT projects that have become unusable due to high gas fees. The IndieNFT bridge is an initiative that helps small-scale NFT projects kick start their operations by utilizing the new Harmony cross-chain NFT bridge. The initiative will also accelerate the growth of the ecosystem through increased adoption.
Identity theft and fraud are some of the most prominent challenges creators face. EncryptoArt is a decentralized asset verification platform that comes with Unique Secure Chip technology and Non-Fungible tokens that will protect your art from identity theft.
With Dapp Accred, users can design, issue and manage credentials in a DAO, event, or institution. The good thing about these credentials is that they can be verified and validated on-chain as NFTs. There are many use cases of Dapp Accred, such as certified membership in a community, certified membership in a DAO, and certified accreditation.
DeFi Kingdoms is a blockchain-based game with a built-in marketplace, liquidity pool, and DEX. The built-in marketplace is fast and secure with low trading fees, ensuring that users earn rewards within no time.
EYWA Protocol is a decentralized cross-chain liquidity and data protocol. The team behind this initiative aims to make a universal toolkit that DeFi developers will use irrespective of the native blockchain. EYWA token holders can make money through their tokens by receiving PoS rewards, providing liquidity, and joining custom-liquidity pools.
Harmony Launcher is the first decentralized IDO + IGO Launchpad, integrating an automatic market maker (AMM) to improve liquidity. The launchpad supports projects with resources and fundraising. Investors also get a chance to explore legit and verified opportunities where they can invest directly.
IndexZoo is a decentralized finance cross-chain ecosystem for tokenized indexes. Users who utilize this platform and its asset-management facilities can get long, short, or leveraged exposure to crypto assets. All animal tokens on this platform are ERC-20 compliant and traded on various decentralized exchanges.
KogeCoin is a deflationary token with a maximum supply of 50 million tokens. This community-launched token has multiple uses with the overall goal of representing ownership in KogeFarm. Users can use this token to stake, for governance, earn dividends, and gamble in the Polygon casino.
bRing Finance is a decentralized staking platform. With bRing, new-age projects embrace starting liquidity while at the same time generating yields for participants. bRing’s cumulative and gradual reward system encourages users to stay longer on the platform. Its main features are cumulative farming, cross-platform staking, long-term farming incentives, and a referral system.
Harmony SDK for Marketplace’s goal is to make NFTs usable within the Harmony ecosystem and achieve widespread adoption. The SDK will make it easy to mint, claim, burn, and transfer any NFT to other chains like Polygon and Ethereum.
Harmony Korea DAO (@OneKoreaDao)
Harmony Korea DAO is the latest ONE community-approved regional DAO. The DAO’s mandate is to onboard users from Discord, Telegram, YouTube, Twitter, and Kakao social media.
Ambassador DAO is a short-term task force supporting developers and the ONE community. With this DAO, the community will execute in-person events, assist developers and users through on-boarding, and establish collaboration between community channels. This DAO will transition into a decentralized autonomous organization that focuses on in-person events.
Node Pilot is a multi-blockchain node deployment solution provider. The platform allows users to deploy, manage, and monetize crypto nodes with just a few clicks. Node Pilot is a Linux executable, opening it up to many deployment options. Users can monetize through POKT, which is a decentralized service allowing applications to rent access to crypto nodes.
QuickNode is a Web 3 powerhouse that provides industry-leading blockchain infrastructure. With a global network of RPC endpoints on more than ten blockchains, users can launch nodes in minutes. The platform also makes it easy to power blockchain applications as they grow.
Meta Gamma Delta is a credible voice for Web 3, crypto education, and inclusivity. This space supports the increased involvement of women in the creation of Web 3 by broadening access to resources and mentorship. It is also a platform for nurturing powerful ideas and helping make them a reality.
Covalent is a unified API that brings visibility to billions of blockchain data points. Based on its website, the platform seeks to become the pioneer of tomorrow by providing the most robust and richest data infrastructure for the entire blockchain ecosystem.
Harmony achieved a lot in its ecosystem in 2021. By the end of the year, there were 227 apps with 553,511 wallets and 7,483 artists with $1.07M in NFT sales. As the sharding chain expands with the approved proposals mentioned above, we expect these metrics to grow quickly in 2022.