DeFi for the People Update: July 15, 2022

Hi Everyone,

My name is Isha, and I work on the Strategy, Research, and Innovation team at the Celo Foundation. This week it’s my pleasure to share the status update on the DeFi for the People program

For context, DeFi for the People supports project launches through the following ways:

  1. Grant/liquidity incentives
  2. Security audit by the Celo Foundation
  3. Usability review and testing
  4. Co-marketing (Medium announcement, Twitter spaces, etc.)

Updates From this Week

This week we had a few major announcements:

  1. Uniswap v3 and green asset pools launched on the Celo blockchain on July 13 as part of ReFi Summer. Learn more here
  2. We hosted a Twitter Spaces - Uniswap launched on Celo AMA on July 13 with Celo Foundation- cLabs Product team and Climate Collective to discuss details of the launch process and future plans. Listen to the recording here
  3. Nikhil participated in a Twitter Spaces with Popcorn DAO on July 13 to discuss regenerative finance DeFi on Celo. Listen to the recording here.
  4. We submitted a workshop session for the upcoming SOCAP conference featuring our recent pilot with Mercy Corps Ventures, Moola Market, and Kotani Pay. Vote for our submission by July 22 here so we can showcase the Celo ecosystem!

Upcoming Launches

See below for the latest anticipated launch dates below. Please note, however, that these are subject to change based on developer timeline updates, security audit feedback, and other general market conditions. We’ll keep you all updated as any items in this list change, as well as new launches.

  • Revo: July
    • Finalizing incentives
  • EthicHub: July
    • Finalizing incentives and discussing the ReFi index launch
  • Masa: July
    • Did an in-person workshop this week for marketing collaboration and product development
  • Symmetric v2: July
    • V2 and DeFi index launched
    • Discussing ReFi index
  • Cargo: July
    • Beta launch next week
  • Gamma Strategies: July
  • Curve: July
    • Currently discussing cEUR gauge proposal with Curve voters
  • Flow Carbon: August (in partnership with Climate Collective)
  • Toucan: August (in partnership with Climate Collective)
  • Chee Finance
    • joining D4TP
  • Double: July on testnet
  • O3 Labs - August
    • Discussing partnership opportunities
  • Crypto Research and Design Lab (CRADL): July
    • joining D4TP (working on MOU)
  • Warbler Labs (building Goldfinch): July
    • Signing MOU to join Alliance for Prosperity and discussing Ethereum collaborations
  • Popcorn Network
    • Discussing Ethereum pools
  • Umoja/Emerging Impact: July
    • Discussing partnership opportunities and Celo Foundation support
    • Discussed collaboration for Q4 lending pilot
  • Socialstack
    • Discussing partnership opportunities around their upcoming social campaigns

Here’s also an update on other major items:

  1. Liasioning with Aave community member to complete risk methodology
  2. Twitter Spaces with ZeroSwap scheduled for July 22 to discuss their recent launch on Celo

Please reach out or comment if you have any follow up questions or concerns. I’m also available on Twitter (@ivcelo) and the Celo Discord, and happy to connect anytime. Thank you to everyone in the Celo community.

Isha Varshney

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