The first quarter of the year has started quite auspiciously. Things are looking good for the crypto markets in general and for Massa in particular. We are pleased to announce that there are 16 projects already building on the Massa testnet. And more are coming.
Since the Massa team is continuously addressing the need for decentralization and providing users with a solution that doesn’t compromise security or scalability, it is hardly surprising that the ecosystem keeps attracting more and more projects. By finally removing the barriers to entry common to most of the Layer 1 blockchain networks, Massa allows both developers and everyday users of the network to participate and fulfill the team’s ultimate end goal of achieving (and maintaining!) maximum decentralization.
Of course, such rapid progress wouldn’t have been possible without all the pioneer web3 builders that have gathered around Massa. The Massa team wants to thank each and every one! Massa has received a truly overwhelming acceptance from the crypto developer community and the core team is happy to see a community that is just as passionate about building a truly decentralized future as the Massa founders themselves. After all, most devs prefer to be certain that the blockchain they’re building upon will remain completely independent and unaffected by a closed group of individuals. Perhaps this is why Massa has managed to onboard so many projects on its testnet with just one seed round of only 5 million USD. This is highly atypical, as most Layer 1 blockchains begin onboarding projects with the help of millions of USD in the form of ecosystem grants.
Projects are instinctively attracted to the Massa vision
The grand Massa vision is two-fold; first, build a high-capacity infrastructure which provides dApps with a censorship-resistant environment thanks to its true decentralization. Second, offer a secure way for protocols to continue thriving on the blockchain even in case the project shuts down. This is possible because Massa’s smart contracts are hosted on-chain and remain serverless forever.
Massa removes the web3/blockchain learning-curve barrier for the benefit of all the regular web2 developers out there. By utilizing AssemblyScript as Massa’s smart contract language, the core team has ensured that any web developer is able to easily code smart contracts and deploy a project, without any overhead. Offering a number of ground-breaking out-of-the-box features, such as autonomous smart contract and web3-on-chain, further solidifies the mass appeal of Massa. The team firmly believes that by providing best-in-class dev tools in combination with the uniquely strong fundamentals, the global crypto community is going to witness some real killer dApps emerging in 2023.
Projects are enjoying support on multiple fronts
Another contributing factor to Massa’s surge in popularity is the fact that it provides custom support for each project and every developer that’s trying to build and contribute to the ecosystem. Projects should not hesitate to reach out to the Massa community tech support, which is full of people happy to help all newcomers get familiar with the tech. The official Discord server is actively welcoming questions 24/7.
The two main support pillars that the Massa team provides are:
- Grants for projects that bring value and utility to the Massa chain. Open for everyone in (and out of) the community to apply, the team is able and more than willing to extend some financial support to the most innovative projects. Click for details.
- Incubation for projects that have more fundamental needs for support, such as initial funding or developer resources. If the Massa team believes a project has solid long-term potential, it will happily review it and determine if it’s a good fit for the Massa incubator program.
There is a number of other extremely helpful services Massa provides to developing projects:
- Expert legal advice
- Incorporation support
- Pitch deck, business model and tokenomics support
- Valuable development resources
- Marketing services
- Additional funding
One key aspect of the future success of the Massa ecosystem will be to ensure that quality projects go live on Day 1 of the launch. Currently, the focus is on providing as much support as possible to help the community builders.
Projects are additionally nurtured via hackathon events
Hackathons help blockchain networks to accelerate their growth and create a stronger, more vibrant ecosystem. Such events provide an excellent opportunity for Layer 1 networks like Massa to foster innovation, engage with the community, test new features and attract top talent. We take this opportunity to announce that we will host an online hackathon in the upcoming months, so rev up your engines!
In order to turbocharge ecosystem growth and be able to source new projects on a local level, the Massa team is now in the process of opening hubs across several countries with the most potential. These hubs will help to mobilize builders and spread the word about Massa by organizing local community events in each country. The first Massa hub in Portugal is already operational and spearheaded by Massa Communications Officer Maria Quaresma.
Would you like to apply for a grant and start building right away? Then hurry up and send us your application!
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Massa is a high-performance blockchain designed to be truly decentralized from the start. Massa testnet was released in July 2021, providing an easy way for anyone to test our protocol, and has been constantly improving since then.
- Website: massa.net
- Testnet explorer: https://massa.net/testnet
- Documentation: https://docs.massa.net/
- Source code and tutorials: github.com/massalabs/massa
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- Discord: discord.gg/massa
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- Reddit: reddit.com/r/massa/
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