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As the year comes to an end, we take a moment to reflect on the important events of 2018 and look ahead at what’s in store for us in 2019. It is with no doubt that we will look back on 2018 as one of the most exciting and important years for Zilliqa. Together, we’ve made steady progress towards delivering a secure, decentralized, scalable blockchain platform and are on the cusp of our mainnet launch.
Our Key Milestones
In the past year, we’ve been actively working towards implementing new features and improving existing ones on the platform. We completed the major building blocks of a sharding blockchain, including launching the Mao Shan Wang public testnet with external miners. We also designed and implemented Scilla, a new secure-by-design smart contract language. Through collaborations and partnerships, we started to onboard a range of interesting and innovative use cases across digital advertising, insurtech, digital content, and gaming.
Prior to inviting public miners, we worked closely with our selected developer pool as they bootstrapped our network, testing features and developing tools to ensure we had a sufficiently robust ecosystem in time for our mainnet launch. Through our participation at events worldwide, we also engaged with our enthusiastic developer community by way of Scilla hackathons and workshops.
Beyond our technology, we have also actively been engaging with industry partners and the wider blockchain ecosystem. We have been working with Mindshare on Project Proton, to demonstrate how Zilliqa’s blockchain protocol can address some of the challenges in programmatic advertising, such as settlements and transparency. We also launched the #BuildonZIL Ecosystem Grant Programme this year to support developers in growing our ecosystem. Previous grants have included wallets, developer and user tools, and we are now seeking applications for scalability (e.g. layer 2 solutions), gaming SDKs, DApps, and Scilla ...
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