We are excited to announce the fourth batch of the Cronos Ecosystem Grant Recipients!

We established the Cronos Ecosystem Grants Program back in December 2021 with two clear goals in mind:

  • To support early-stage projects on Cronos by bootstrapping initial product development and providing monetary, technical, and marketing support
  • To align incentives together with new builders and teams by helping their projects grow together with the broader ecosystem

One key criterion of the grants was that projects had to build innovative products, especially within an underserved vertical within Cronos. For this fourth batch of Cronos Ecosystem Grant, we received a total of 150 applications and have narrowed it down to 5 projects for the third batch of grant recipients.

Read on to find out more!

Cronos Ecosystem Grant Recipients: Batch #4

Grant Recipient #1: Grindery

Category: Infrastructure

Grindery is a low/no-code middleware Web3 automation tool for people and organizations to automate and connect dApps & protocols to exchange data, payments & services, starting with DAO payouts & payroll. Grindery will be launching Grindery Nexus Automation and its multi-sided marketplace on Cronos.

Website | Twitter

Grant Recipient #2: Chainstack

Category: Infrastructure

Chainstack is a managed blockchain services provider that makes it simple to launch and scale decentralized networks and applications — complete with an intuitive user interface, seamless orchestration, and predictable pricing. Chainstack will be providing RPC API endpoints and archive nodes on Cronos

Website | Twitter

Grant Recipient #3: Robo Vaults

Category: DeFi

Robo Vault is a DeFi yield optimizer platform that provides various yield farming vault strategies. Robo Vault aims to consistently provide users above market yields on their assets through advanced delta-neutral strategies while hedging away market exposure. Robo Vault will be launching its strategy vaults on Cronos leveraging various Cronos DeFi applications

Website | Twitter

Grant Recipient #4: DeFi.Watch

Category: Analytics Tooling

Defi.Watch is an analytical tool created for DeFi investors. The platform allows users to search and compare more than 7000 liquidity pools in real-time across more than 100 yield farming platforms on different blockchains and track the performance of a user’s DeFi portfolio using a MetaMask wallet. DeFi.Watch is currently supporting various Cronos yield farming platforms.

Website | Twitter

Grant Recipient #5: Cobo

Category: Infrastructure

Cobo is Asia-Pacific’s largest crypto custodian. Its proprietary DeFi asset management services crossed the 1.5B AuM mark and achieved a unique risk to reward profile that rivals top hedge funds — without over-exposure to headwinds. Cobo will be integrating Cronos mainnet on both Cobo Custody and Cobo Wallet.

Website | Twitter

About Cronos Ecosystem Grants

The Cronos Ecosystem Grants program aims to support early-stage projects on Cronos by bootstrapping initial product development and providing monetary and technical support. We aim to align incentives together with new builders and teams by helping their projects grow together with the broader ecosystem.

We warmly welcome any talented individuals & teams who are passionate and committed to building incredible products within the Cronos ecosystem.

Find out more about the Cronos Ecosystem Grants and how you can apply here.

About Cronos

Cronos (cronos.org) is the first EVM-compatible Layer 1 blockchain network built on the Cosmos SDK, supported by Crypto.com, Crypto.org, and more than 300+ app developers and partners. Cronos is building an open ecosystem where developers can create their own DeFi and GameFi applications, targeting a base of 50+ million users globally. Earlier this year, Cronos Labs launched a $100M Accelerator program to help developers build new projects and the future of Web3 within the Cronos ecosystem.

When developers build on Cronos, they can leverage all Ethereum developer tools (i.e. Solidity, Truffle, Hardhat, OpenZeppelin, Web3.js, ethers.js, ChainSafe Gaming SDK); leading crypto wallets (i.e. MetaMask, Crypto.com Defi Wallet, Trust Wallet); wrapped versions of the world’s top 50 cryptocurrencies; Cronos Play, a suite of developer tools for Unity, C++ and Unreal engine; and inter-blockchain communication (IBC) cross-chain connectivity to Cosmos chains; and as well as a rich ecosystem of composable DeFi and GameFi dApps.

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