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「Grants Program」MetaRock Receives Darwinia Grant, Bringing NFT Trading and Minting Market on Crab Network.

Crab, the Ethereum-compatible smart contract platform on Kusama, accepted the MetaRock project into our grants program, a NFT market that allows users to mint and trade their NFT on Crab.

MetaRock has a multi-chain vision and its team has chosen Crab as their expansion point because of its unmatched compatibility. As MetaRock matures, they will re-deploy a version of their existing Substrate-based NFT Market on other chains. By building on Crab and connecting to other chains MetaRock will be able to offer users the ability to mint assets on their preferred chain and give them flexibility to transfer NFTs between chains.

About Crab Network

Crab is a canary network with real economic value for Darwinia, and its positioning is similar to Polkadot’s Kusama Network. Crab Network has won the 22nd Kusama parachain slot! You can check Crab status through Polkadot{.js} , Subscan or Subview.

Crab provides smart contract solutions based on DVM (Darwinia Virtual Machine), which is compatible with the EVM (Ethereum Virtual Machine) paradigm at a low level. Therefore, it is easy for projects in the Ethereum ecosystem to migrate to the Crab Smart Chain.(Tips: DVM is built on Frontier with a fully EVM-compatible instruction set and an Ethereum RPC-like external interface.)

About MetaRock

MetaRock is based in Australia, which is led by Josiah Kotzur. They hope to fill a gap between the virtual and physical world by establishing clear pathways so users can bring real-world assets into the web3 ecosystem. The MetaRock NFT marketplace will focus on equipping its users to get involved by creating and selling items that are metaverse compatible. Eventually leading into a whole new way of doing business via decentralised commerce (DeCom).

Apply Now!

We intend to continue awarding grants, so it is never too late to apply! For an overview of projects in the ecosystem and broad project ideas we’re interested in funding, you can take a look at our grants program page.

For more information on how to apply, tips on putting together a great application, and project ideas, head over to the grants program. We look forward to receiving your application!



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As an open cross-chain bridge protocol based on Substrate, Darwinia focuses on the construction of future Internet of Tokens. TG: http://t.me/DarwiniaNetwork