Prezenti Grants - Recipients and Updates

This post is to capture the projects that have been supported by Prezenti, an initiative funded by the community with Governance proposal 61. Cohorts will be added here in separate replies and we will add updates to specific projects as they progress.

You can also find the latest information via our other channels:

As always, we welcome feedback and questions. This initiative is to support the ecosystem and allow people/projects to help get the kickstart they need to contribute value to the Celo community.

Stewards: @Wade, @Thylacine and @MayaRB

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Prezenting: Cohort 1 <> Celo

We are pleased to announce the first cohort of Prezenti Grants. It is extremely exciting to see projects new and old thriving in the Celo ecosystem. Here is a rundown of the projects given grants in cohort 1:


Alcancia

Alcancia is a native mobile application. A wallet that lets users bridge their fiat Mexican and Dominican pesos into stablecoins (USDC and cUSD).


Ostrom

Ostrom is a protocol for community-based development and environmental regeneration. Communities and individuals can deposit their land or purchase Ostrom independently to be invested in a land asset. Ostrom enables a network of Community Land Trustā€™s to be formed and dynamic management of land.


Ethics for a Humanized Technological Development

Ethics for a Humanized Technological Development is planning a 6 month project, where they will educate high school and college students on the foundations of blockchain technology and ethics of token engineering. Their main focus will be public schools in Salvador, Brazil, and the course will help onboard students to Celo and its Dapps, with a focus on how blockchain can improve the lives of different communities.


Sargo

Sargo is a decentralized protocol for swapping between stablecoins and local currencies from your phone. Over time they aim to integrate Sargo into a range of 3rd-party wallets, dapps and interfaces. Making it cheaper and easier to enter and exit the web-3 economy without the need for a token bridge, order book, fiat integration, or pooling mechanism


Love Crypto

Love Crypto is a Proof of Concept for interoperability on the Brazilian Real Digital Ledger into a full-fledged product to allow users to purchase Real World Assets registered in the Real Brazilian Digital Ledger.


TokPay

Tokpay is an African Focused web 3 Neobank for high-yield USD savings and Fixed Deposit Accounts.


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Prezenting: Cohort 2 <> Celo

We are pleased to announce the second cohort of Prezenti Grants. It is extremely exciting to see projects new and old thriving in the Celo ecosystem. Here is a rundown of the projects given grants in cohort 2:


Inclusive blockchain for Africa (ib4a)

Inclusive Blockchain for Africa (IB4A) is a project under Decentralized Future in Motion Lab Limited to educate technical and non-technical individuals on the possibilities of blockchain technology. They expose non-technical people to blockchain fundamentals and train technical individuals on how to build decentralized applications on the Celo blockchain. So far they have trained over thirty developers on building DApps on the Celo blockchain using solidity.

Their goal with Prezenti support is to train one thousand developers on building DApps on the Celo blockchain using available tools from Celo.


ImpactMarket

Impact Market is an open protocol that unlocks access to finance and unconditional basic income to almost 50K beneficiaries from ~30 developing countries living in 220+ very vulnerable communities.

The objective of this funding is to develop a combination of mechanisms to drive inflow of funds without the need for ā€œtraditionalā€ donations, increasing the economic impact multiplier while enabling UBI to scale sustainability as a way to drive significant adoption and retention.


DappLooker

This project is to work closely with the Celo Dapps, integrate their contracts/subgraphs on our platform, and launch their analytics solutions. Dapps data and dashboards will be available for community analytics.

They are aiming to onboard 15 current and future Celo Dapps and five network tokens.

Most of these dapps need premium features such as export to CSV, embedding on their website, API with higher rate limits, user retention dashboards, and more.


Onboard

Onboard is a community of builders who are gathered to create educational content to support ecosystems. By funding Onboard, they will aim to engage these builders to educate the world on building on Celo through product development and content creation.


2heavens

They were born during the DeFi for The People hackathon.

They transform peopleā€™s relationship with their wealth and inheritance through clarity of information about their crypto assets.

A wallet that will help educate people in the crypto world, and also keep the assets visible to the heirs. The grant will be used for this and to implement the features below:

  • TTOD (Token Transfer on death)
  • joint wallet with children to educate them on investments
  • Crypto Risk Prediction- Asset Evolution Dashboard

Green Digital Guardians

GDG purpose is to create the Largest Community on Planet Earth Ā«Digital Guardians of The GreenArksĀ» through new NFT technologies. Using Prezenti funding they aim to really kick things off the ground, including: design and trademark registration, building mark reputation and social media channels, create the non-profit organization, and design first NFT Collection.

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Prezenting: Cohort 3 <> Celo

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.


Hurupay

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. The Black History Month Edition

#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 isnā€™t currently reaching. Theyā€™ll use videos, audio, articles, newsletters, and social media accounts across YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Linkedin, Instagram, and Clubhouse to maximize reach.


Community Health Project (TogetherCrew)

This project contributes to Celoā€™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 Celoā€™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

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. Thatā€™s right, you will then be able to tip or support fellow community members in Celo stables!


Giveth

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 ā€˜Donation Applicationā€™ 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].

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