Zilliqa began its journey in 2016 to create a scalable and secure blockchain platform that would host decentralised applications. On 19 June 2018, Zilliqa initiated a grant programme with the objective of supporting and encouraging projects, teams and individuals to develop tools, libraries and dApps within the Zilliqa ecosystem and Scilla. The total grant pool was equivalent to $5 M with 30% of the grant being distributed via the ZIL token and the remainder in USD/ETH.

Zilliqa CEO, Xinshu Dong, announced the first batch of grant awardees in a Medium post today, that would be contributing to their scalable, secure and truly decentralised blockchain application ecosystem. The CEO emphasised how the decision behind who was to be awarded the Zilliqa ecosystem grant required, “weeks of rigorous selection and active conversations”.

Out of the many entries they received, the Zilliqa team has selected 12 teams/developers that would also work side by side the Zilliqa team. Below mentioned are the grant awardees based on different projects they will be working.

Web3

1.Web3.js by FireStack

What it is: Web3.js is a collection of libraries which will allow you to interact with a local or delegated Zilliqa node.

Public Repo: https://github.com/FireStack-Lab/webz.js

2. Web3.go by Ginco

What it is: Go version of Web3 libraries

Public Repo: https://github.com/GincoInc/zillean

Wallets

1.Swift Wallet by Alexander Cyon

What it is: An iOS wallet for sending/receiving ZIL native tokens and interacting with smart contracts

Public Repos: https://github.com/OpenZesame/Zilliqa-Swift-SDK

https://github.com/OpenZesame/Zilliqa-Wallet-iOS

https://github.com/Sajjon/SwiftCrypto

2. A Secure Multi-party Computation (SMPC) Protocol Wallet by Kzen Networks (Ouriel Ohayon, Omer Shlomovits, Tal Be’ery, Gary Benattar)

What it is: A wallet based on applying Secure Multi-party Computation to distribute key generation and transaction signing to multiple parties with no change to the Zilliqa protocol

Public Repo: https://github.com/KZen-networks

3. Unity Wallet by Jonas Jia

What it is: A Unity3D gaming engine wallet for game developers to utilise in order to create blockchain-based games

Public Repo: https://github.com/jonas0110/unity3d-zilliqa-wallet

Extensions

1.Browser Extension by Greenrain (Qaidjohar Jawadwala and Patil Kailas)

What it is: A Chrome Web extension for sending/receiving ZIL native tokens and interacting with smart contracts on the Zilliqa blockchain

Public Repo: https://github.com/qaidjohar/Zilliqa-Browser-Extension

2.Web Extension by Appberry

What it is: A Chrome Web extension for sending/receiving ZIL native tokens and interacting with smart contracts on the Zilliqa blockchain

Public Repo: https://github.com/appbery/Zilliqa-Chrome-Wallet

Libraries

1.Smart contract libraries by Merkalize

What it is: A repository of reusable smart contracts for smart contract developers to utilise in their dApp development

Public Repo: https://github.com/vaibhavchellani/scilla-vanilla

Scilla Language Server

1.Scilla Language Server implementation (http://langserver.org/) by Deblock

What it is: A language analyzer for Scilla that enables code completion/hover/diagnostics etc., for your favorite IDE

Public Repo: https://github.com/czarly/scilla-language-server

Games

1.EMONT Frenzy by EMONT Alliance

What it is: A decentralised underwater game where players enter as fish to collect tokens and battle with others

Public Repo: https://github.com/Etheremonn/emont-frenzy

2.The World of Swordsmen

What it is: Relive the ancient Chinese dynasty as warriors in this fantasy MMORPG game. Collectibles like secret manuals and weapons are tradeable in tokenized form and your legacy is etched forever on the Zilliqa blockchain.

Public Repo: https://github.com/jonas0110/zilwuxia

Other Applications

1.BTCT Futures by Swingby

What it is: A cross-chain protocol for BTC Token issuance on the Ethereum network and Zilliqa network. Zilliqa’s smart contracts to be utilised to fully support Swingby’s Futures contracts and atomic swaps.

Public Repo: https://github.com/DRI-network/

The applications mentioned above are just the first batch of developers that have received a grant from the Zilliqa team. If you or someone you know would be interested in building an application or would be interesting in exploring how your idea could be implemented on Zilliqa, contact the Zilliqa team on Gitter.

Karen Peralta

Karen Peralta has an extensive background in Training. She is a Communication and Process Trainer by profession, consistently awarded by the companies she had supported: Sutherland, Alorica and Concentrix. She started as a freelance writer for Coinedict and climbed her way to becoming Consultant Content Manager due to her strong enthusiasm in blockchain.

Karen Peralta

Karen Peralta has an extensive background in Training. She is a Communication and Process Trainer by profession, consistently awarded by the companies she had supported: Sutherland, Alorica and Concentrix. She started as a freelance writer for Coinedict and climbed her way to becoming Consultant Content Manager due to her strong enthusiasm in blockchain.