Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator: 2022 Cohort Announcement and Ecosystem News

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AlfredPay is a remittance platform for Latin America, created to provide a convenient and affordable way for users to send and receive money. We partner with regulated financial institutions and cash networks to provide instant access to local currency or dollars in exchange for USDC.

Anifie, Inc.

The post-covid digitization trend has forced music and fashion brands to look for new monetization options. Anifie helps music and fashion brands to create, sell, and enhance the value of NFTs with our proprietary software. We enable brands to sell their content IP as NFT’s. With the sales proceeds, our customers hold events on our metaverse- making the community stronger and thus strengthening the NFTs.


Anorra is a Free-to-Play mobile browser-based MMO, built with the Unreal Engine on the Solana Blockchain. Anorra is an accessible, fun, and simplified way to participate in DeFi. Our goal is to expand access to DeFi adoption for a diverse demographic through an epic game, or GameFi. We are particularly interested in breaking barriers to this space and simplifying the complex nature of Web3 to provide a service accessible and user friendly for all.

Auth3 Network

With Oasis Network’s unique privacy-preserving blockchain computing technology, we built the first “bridge” that can stream data value from Web 2.0 onto Web 3.0 as well as the emerging Metaverse. It brings an extended paradigm to the current Web 3.0. The core of this bridge is a user’s controlled Web 3.0+ identity called MBuddy.


Avatree is “Headspace for Climate”, and our mission is to remove atmospheric carbon at scale. We sell NFTs of 3D trees that algorithmically grow when users purchase a monthly subscription of carbon sequestrations (we partner with carbon marketplaces to procure high-quality sequestrations).


Avem is a cross-chain DeFi infrastructure built on top of Polkadot as a Layer 1 Parachain, allowing for the trade and custody of Security and Utility Tokens.
In particular, our infrastructure has specific characteristics which gives us an advantage in comparison with the rest of the parachains as we are fully custom to the bankable world. We are planning to build a Non-Traceable Blockchain as large institutions like to move money around without feeling watched by the rest of the community. Our blockchain will be regulated with KYC and KYB (Zero Knowledge Proof), to make this mixing of money between institutions and retail a reality.


Bitgreen seeks to finance real world assets and impactful projects related to conservation, clean energy, and social enterprise. Investors will be able to identify compelling projects as well as syndications and invest cryptocurrency which thereafter mints fungible tokens from these issuances to be held or transacted on a native CEX.


Campground is modern media infrastructure for content creation, curation and monetization. We’ve developed an innovative tool for creators to build multi-media content tours called Trails with attached community audio spaces, then mint and sell their Trails as NFT access tokens to effectively monetize content value and engage their audiences. Campground is powered by Emoji Protocol and $EMOJI token, an underlying token system that gamifies reactions in an “emotion prediction market” and decentralizes content quality validation through an Expert review network. Emoji is designed to eventually expand as an interoperable layer and plug into all content/media platforms generally as a powerful user engagement lever.


Curio is an on-chain RTS game. Players harvest resources, build bases and defenses, command armies, and capture one another’s towers in a rich 2D world, similar to Sid Meier’s Civilization and Markus Persson’s MiniCraft. Unlike crypto games focused on on-chain assets, Curio stores all game logic and state changes on the blockchain, replacing the traditional game server. As a result, game instances are not only fully transparent, but also open to “modding” — any player can interact with and enrich the core game logic via smart contracts.


Dtravel is a native web3 travel ecosystem that provides property hosts and hospitality entrepreneurs with the infrastructure to accept on-chain bookings. This new web3 ecosystem blends the freedom of direct booking sites and the simplicity of online travel agencies, offering unrivaled ownership and control over the entire booking process.


Fairmint makes community ownership easy. Founders launch Fairmint’s decentralized portal on their website, allowing contributors to receive tokenized equity in exchange for time or money they invest. Built by founders for founders, our technology leverages blockchain and smart contracts to make equity programmable. Fairmint is the Web3 layer of the modern startup stack, empowering participation in the ownership economy.


MetaEngine provides a platform for interoperability of assets between metaverses. More than 30 million active players on the platform make it a one-of-a-kind solution, offering the gaming developer community a complete power-packed set of the most advanced features developed over the blockchain.


Moon is a crypto challenger bank and BaaS platform uniquely suited to enable Bitcoiners, crypto natives, and the un/underbanked to live on crypto. Moon’s privacy preserving technology allows them to provide bank-like services without requiring KYC, upholding the core values of the bitcoin and broader crypto community, and serving the least fortunate among us — the billions of globally un/underbanked who are excluded from the modern financial system.


Muusic is enabling anyone to own and invest in their favorite music. We’re changing the way recorded music is valued by creating an open marketplace for digital records, handling everything from metadata standardization to trust-less infrastructure for multi-party royalty payouts.


Nil DAO is an NFT marketplace running on Arbitrum (L2), with an integrated launchpad for generative Artists.

OAK Network

OAK (On-chain Autonomous Kernel) Network is an automation blockchain for Defi and recurring payments. Our mission is to build a Stripe for Web 3.0 across protocols. The blockchain is built on Parity Substrate with an event-driven execution model. Differing from Ethereum’s transaction-based model, where a transaction requires private key signing, OAK allows transactions to be triggered by event signals such as time, price, and smart contract state changes.


Overnight is the protocol behind USD+ yield generating stablecoin. It is fully backed by DeFi yield-generating stablecoin assets- best used for stablecoin liquidity management by individuals and treasuries, capital efficiency in liquidity pools, and as collateral for leveraged yield farming.


Pendulum’s vision is to build the missing link between fiat and DeFi through a fiat-optimized smart contract blockchain. Allowing traditional finance services like forex, trade financing or savings accounts to seamlessly integrate with DeFi applications such as specialized forex AMMs, lending protocols or yield farming opportunities. Through this connection, Pendulum brings deep liquidity into the DeFi ecosystem and in return enables efficiency gains, maximized interoperability and fully automated 24/7 operations for traditional finance services.


Rampp creates all the no-code tools a creator or community manager would ever need to launch and scale an NFT project without writing any code. From IPFS, to contract, to mint and beyond, Rampp does it all. As Web3 evolves, Rampp will always be there to provide a no-code solution to break down the technical and cost barriers for those looking to explore, experiment, and build in Web3.


ViteX is a high-performance order-book DEX (Android, iOS, web app) that matches centralized exchanges in user experience, but exceeds them in security. The DEX allows cross-chain trading of 60+ coins, driven by community-run operators (listing coins in a permissionless manner), soon to be upgraded to community-managed trustless bridges. ViteX is built on the Vite chain, a lightning-fast blockchain where transactions incur zero gas fees.

Ecosystem Updates

Acala & parachain partners launch $250M ecosystem fund presents Dolly Parton at SXSW, drops album-as NFT

Oasis announces $200K Bloom Hackathon

Automata begins strategic partnership with Binance Labs

Astar’s incubation program receives support from Microsoft

Berkeley’s Center for Responsible, Decentralized Intelligence (RDI) launches Future of DeFi Fireside Chats Podcast — Season 1



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