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Conflux Ecosystem Grants Program: With Over 2.4 Billion CFX In Rewards

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our Conflux Ecosystem Grants Program.

About the Conflux Ecosystem Grants Program

ConfluxThe Conflux Ecosystem Grants Program aims to fund entrepreneurs, engineers, and evangelists who have the vision to catapult innovations in software development, research, education, and community building for the Conflux Network ecosystem.

Our grants program application process will be launched in waves. In the first wave, we are looking to support submissions that are focused on supporting infrastructure tools for developers to build highly scalable products and DApps that drive the innovations and augment the composability of our technology stack to bring more users and developers to the decentralised world.

The categories we are interested in funding through this grants program are mentioned below.

Grant Categories

Tools and Infrastructure

Development tools and infrastructure components that will make the Conflux Network easily accessible and composable.

  • Development Environments like frameworks, IDEs, and security tools to attract existing developers to build on Conflux and tools that bridge the gap for new programmers to become blockchain developers. 
  • Blockchain Bridges to other established networks for asset and state transfers and facilitate the interoperability and cross-chain composability of blockchains that are crucial to the growth of Web3.
  • Oracles for prices, identity, land management, intellectual property, etc. that are a key component in facilitating the transition from Web2 to Web3 and a critical link to real-world information. 
  • Mobile Development tools like SDKs, Key Management, Wallets, and others that can put blockchain applications on devices across the world in a safe, secure, and reliable manner.
  • Token standards for NFTS, RFTS, fungible token equivalents, presenting novel ways of tokenising assets or information, with the potential to form methodologies and standards that can be applied to various use cases.

Decentralised Applications

DApps to drive user adoption, liquidity, and composability on Conflux Network.

  • DEXs for Swap/AMM (Automated Market Making), perpetual swap (futures), leverage trading, exotic derivatives (options and synthetic assets) that will be crucial for next-generation DeFi and grow our DEX ecosystem through new types of exchanges and swappable assets.
  • Token projects like non-USD Stablecoins, Cross-chain BTC, ETH, Gold custodian backed tokens, others backed by different assets in order to diversify the economic activity on Conflux Network.
  • Payment channel on Conflux with USDT (or other Stablecoins) for micropayments and settlement scenarios like gaming, tipping, gifts, etc. by leveraging our super-low transaction fees and fast confirmation time, reducing the barriers of adoption.
  • Identity Solutions like Decentralised ID, user control data exchanges, automated KYC that are integral to create new applications for broader adoption of the Web3 space. 
  • Lending & Borrowing platforms as they are powerful components of our growing DeFi ecosystem that will give users the ability to lend and borrow, and grow their assets.

Grant Funding Tiers

The projects applying for grants are eligible for funding of up to $50k based on the grants category, market potential, and alignment with the Conflux Network’s vision. The grant amounts mentioned below are in USD and the funds will, subject to eligibility and the terms and conditions of the Program, be disbursed in CFX post full Mainnet launch.

Tiers

Tier 1 – Grant amount up to $15k per project that can be completed in 0-2 months

Tier 2 – Grant amount up to $50k per project that can be completed in 2-6 months

The approval process for Projects applying for Tier 1 grants is faster than projects applying for Tier 2. Preference will be given to projects that are not planning on having 100% of their early-stage funding covered through the Conflux Ecosystem Grants.

Eligibility Requirements

We are looking for tangible outcomes in a fixed timeframe from the projects that apply for the grants. Few important points that would make a successful application are: 

  1. The project work should be in progress and open-source for community use. This will be helpful for transparency and quicker due diligence for decision making.
  2. The teams should have experience in delivering blockchain solutions in the past and strong track records that are quantifiable.
  3. Projects should be working towards tangible outcomes that can be achieved in a set timeframe, preferably 6 months or less. We are looking for sharpshooters with a precise, actionable aim in mind.
  4. Projects should be able to clearly disclose what the grant shall be used for with a detailed breakdown of costs.
  5. The teams need to demonstrate a long term commitment to build and operate the solutions on the Conflux Network, thus mutually beneficial for the growth of the platform and the products that are built.

How to Apply For a Grant

To apply for the Ecosystem Grants Program, please visit grants.confluxnetwork.org

Get in Touch With Us

If you have any questions about the grants process, please email us at grants@conflux-chain.org

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Conflux Launches Conflux Africa Leadership Scheme (CAL)

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Conflux is a state-of-the-art public blockchain system that can achieve high Transactions per Second (TPS) without compromising decentralization. This system originated from the research lab of Dr. Andrew Yao; a recipient of the Turing Award 2000.

The Conflux system adopts the Tree-Graph consensus mechanism to break the limitation of the current blockchain system by achieving over 3500 TPS in contrast to the existing 30 TPS rate limit. With the Tree-Graph approach, security, scalability, and decentralization are fully optimized.

ConfluxIn 2018, the Conflux Foundation was formed based on the breakthrough of this consensus mechanism, and a regulatory compliant fundraise was completed to build an open infrastructure. It is the only state-endorsed public, permissionless blockchain in China.

Through the Tree-Graph Research Institute, Conflux is advancing education and research in blockchain development. It does this in partnership with the government of Shanghai and the Key Laboratory of Blockchain Infrastructure & Applications, with the government of Hunan.

Conflux aims at bridging Asian and Western communities and economies, to enable the secure flow of assets and data across borders, protocols & applications. The Conflux protocol is fast, scalable, solidity compatible with zero congestions and low fees.

With its headquarters in Beijing China, Conflux has expanded its global operations with a diverse distributed team across four continents, with additional offices in Toronto, Canada, and Lagos, Nigeria.

In 2019, Conflux Network set base in Africa and has since been able to secure some reputable partnerships, building a community of over 5000 people in Nigeria and a few other African countries.

Taking a step further, Conflux Network is looking at getting African leaders in Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa. In achieving this goal, Conflux Africa is interested in people with little knowledge in the following areas: Brand Ambassadors, Developers, Crypto traders, experienced meetup organizers, and community builders.

Conflux Africa Leaders (CAL) would be entrusted with the responsibilities of engaging, educating, and empowering people. Conflux will also bear the cost incurred by each CAL while performing their tasks.

Conflux Africa Leaders will be rewarded for their work based on performance. In addition, a clear job description and key performance indicators will be set for all CAL’s. They will be rewarded with the Conflux native token which is currently trading on top exchanges like Binance, OKEx, CITEX, BitAsset, BKEX, MXC, and Gate.io.

Conflux is open to teaching young developers who intend to learn how to develop blockchain solutions in the upcoming summer User-Managed Access (UMA) initiative.

Click here to become a Conflux Africa Lead today.

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Bitzlato & Lemonade Finance: The Easiest Way to Buy Bitcoin in Nigeria

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Buy Bitcoin With Ease and Without Fees Using Bitzlato & Lemonade Finance

Bitzlato, the latest P2P Crypto Exchange to enter the African market, has added Lemonade.Finance, a borderless platform for Africa, as a payment method to its platform.

BitzlatoLemonade Finance provides a 100% digital payment experience for Africans to participate in the global economy from anywhere in the world without any hassle or regardless of where they are from.

The partnership will enable users on the Bitzlato (BZ) platform to buy and sell bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies on the marketplace at zero cost.

During the first month, Bitzlato will refund commissions in manual mode while using Lemonade Finance, but this will be automated at the end of this period. 

But that’s not all! Users in Nigeria will now also be able to send Nigerian Naira (NGN) to MPESA at a 0% transaction fee.

International Money Transfers at Zero Costs

In addition to using Lemonade Finance on Bitzlato, the new partnership allows Nigerians to send fiat funds to Kenya, Ghana, and other countries with 0% transaction fees!

And Yes! This includes direct transactions from Lemonade to Mpesa!

You can find a «Lemonade to Mpesa» payment method in Electronic Payment for trades with Kenyan shilling (KES)! 

 

Speaking about the new partnership, Ridwan Olarere, CEO, Lemonade Finance, said:

“We are excited to partner with such an innovative company like Bitzlato to connect more Africans through payment. Many Africans living on the continent face many difficulties when making payments as remittance companies charge high fees and are time-consuming. We are now providing our users with a cost-effective way of sending money to Ghana, Kenya, the UK, and Europe.”

Commenting on the opportunities this provides to crypto traders on the BZ platform, Mike Lunov, CEO, BZ, said:

“This partnership will provide a much-needed gateway that enables the markets we serve to seamlessly interact with each other in a borderless and open environment. We seek to break the barriers that presently exist for cross-border transfers and enable our users to generate value through the opportunities that accrue from cryptocurrency trading. The innovation exhibited by the Lemonade platform, and the brilliance of its team assures users of top-notch, secure, and reliable transfers going forward.”

Following this partnership, Bitzlato is now looking to partner with merchants in the crypto space, especially in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa that have a steady flow of Nigerian Naira (NGN) to increase liquidity on the platform.

Take advantage of the new Lemonade Finance payment method on Bitzlato, which offers zero transactional fees for money transfers from Nigeria into Kenya, sign up to Bitzlato and start trading crypto today.

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Mark Carnegie’s Crypto Fund Eyes Massive Returns

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Mark Carnegie, the world-renowned Venture Capital Investor and entrepreneur hailing from Australia, plans to launch an unlisted cryptocurrency fund. Mr. Carnegie’s MHC Fund will use a bold combination of complex DeFi (Decentralised Finance) and Crypto-Trading strategies to generate a 30 per cent annual return for investors.

Mark CarnegieFrom his holiday home in Madagascar, Mr. Carnegie, expressing his views with his characteristic wit and energy, repeated prior ideas that investors should allocate 1 to 2 per cent of their net worth to crypto as a hedge against inflation risks:

“The money printing is a risk and you’ve got to think what you’re going to do to protect yourself against it. Now, with Australia the general solution is buy a house. The problem about that is you forgo a tonne of liquidity if that’s your only solution,” he said.  

Mr. Carnegie, who regrets not recognizing the potential of DeFi and crypto earlier in his career, has joined forces with Russian-born Sergei Sergienko – a star in crypto, blockchain, and fintech circles – to launch the MHC Digital Asset Fund, which is designed for sophisticated investors, with a minimum investment floor of 50,000$.

The MHC Fund will invest 45 to 75 percent of its assets in cryptocurrencies with a market cap of at least 1 billion USD (1.3 Billion AUD), such as Bitcoin and Ether. In addition, the fund will invest 30 to 60 percent of its assets into stablecoin denominated DeFi strategies.

Mr. Carnegie is energetically moving forward with a prototype fund involving a few private investors who, along with Mr. Sergienko, have put some money down to successfully launch and trade it.

Sergey Sergienko“Sergei’s got a whole lot of what I call proprietary alpha in that he knows a lot more people that are real in this community,” Mr. Carnegie said. “He’s proven and therefore access to his proprietary deal flow allows you, for not a huge amount of capital exposed, to get a disproportionate upside in some of those things. 

“So we think we can put together a portfolio. It’s not going to get all the upside of the crypto market, but it’s going to take some sting out of the downside.” 

One characteristic DeFi strategy the fund will take advantage of is known as “Staking”. Staking allows market participants to make assets available on a specific blockchain network in exchange for a yield.

“We also think we’re going to be able to make intelligent asymmetric bets in the options market,” said Mr. Carnegie. “We aren’t a typical investor in this space in that we’re prepared to trade away some of the upside [to target the 30 per cent return].”

Crypto-savvy Sergey Sergienko has made quite a name for himself in Russia as a millionaire crypto trader and audacious user of the Clubhouse application. During the last decade, he has spent a fair amount of time travelling between bitcoin mining sites in abandoned Siberian factories – taking advantage of abundant and cheap electricity – and his home in Paddington, Sydney.

“We use automatic market makers and the discrepancies in returns in stable coins to produce a greater return for the fund,” Mr. Sergienko said. 

“Effectively, we’re providing liquidity to automatic market makers on DeFi market protocols and receive commission from the trades executed on those protocols. We do it on different blockchains, thereby also taking advantage of different pricing for commission on different blockchains.” 

The MHC fund is designed to capture the upside from the rise in Bitcoin. However, Mr. Carnegie believes the leading cryptocurrency is less sophisticated compared to the ethereum blockchain’s world-changing potential to contribute to the vision of a more libertarian world enlightened by decentralised finance.

“It’s hard, hard, hard to understand it [DeFi] and turn it into a language for people from the outside,” he said. “The reason I’m doing this rather than HODL, which is buy bitcoin and hold on for dear life, is it’s just for me a weak part of your investment thesis, the strongest is proper DeFi and proper smart contracts.” 

Ethereum, dubbed the World Computer, is an open-source blockchain platform. Value is transferred across this platform thanks to a cryptocurrency called Ether.

Ether is also used to pay for transactions on the network. Ethereum powered smart contracts allow, among other things, the use of digital escrow accounts to ensure tradies receive payment when a job is completed.

“I thought ether was going to outperform bitcoin and everything else. So the bitcoin people have done better than me,” Mr. Carnegie said. “But I thought it was better to try and put together a more complicated portfolio with Sergei because this thing is so dynamic. All the success in DeFi is going to pull bitcoin higher with it.”

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