The next few months on Avalaunch are going to be exciting. With the announcement of the Avalanche Rush 180M DeFi Incentive Program and the surging amount of interest from all corners of the world, it would be fair to say that “the ecosystem has arrived.”
With large players from other chains integrating with Avalanche it feels like a validation of the things that the early community has known all along. There is still much work to be done, but we at Avalaunch feel that the “awakening” we knew was coming has finally arrived and there is really no telling where we go from here.
A Multi-Chain Avalanche
Before we cover our line-up of projects coming soon to Avalaunch, we wanted to provide some insight into our selection process and how we currently view the burgeoning Avalanche application ecosystem.
This week we announced our first IDO, YAY Games. YAY Games is special to us for many reasons, but one in particular stands out as relevant for the purposes of this brief editorial. That is, they were recently unknown to the Avalanche community and are not an “Avalanche exclusive” project. For Avalaunch, an Avalanche-specific launchpad, dedicated in whole to expanding the native ecosystem, that may seem like a strange choice.
However, we don’t really think so.
Blockchain technology now exists as a thriving multi-chain structure destined to evolve as an ever-increasingly interconnected organism. Therefore, a good team with a strong vision, regardless of their current chain of choice, is absolutely worth our time and attention. Our thinking is that the right project for Avalaunch doesn’t necessarily look any one way and there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach.
For example, maybe you are building exclusively on Avalanche and bleed AVAX red. We like that. Or, maybe, you want to build on three chains, and also leverage the power of the Avalanche community because you are excited about what it feels like to build here. We can appreciate that, too. It just depends. These are scenarios we encounter every day and it’s simply too early to rule out anything completely. The opportunity is always in the unknown and we are dedicated to investigating those uncertain realms in earnest.
Ultimately, we are most interested in more minds, teams and communities being exposed to Avalanche. YAY Games came to us with a large following, and as a result of their decision to work with Avalaunch, afforded us tens of thousands of BSC users now exploring Avalanche — maybe for the very first time. In our book, that’s a major win for the native ecosystem. Not to mention that the YAY team are Avalanche fan boys and have been involved with the platform since day one.
To summarize, we think the best communities and technologies will win, and there doesn’t need to be just one. Maybe there will be, maybe there won’t. We don’t pretend to know. For us, of course, Avalanche reigns supreme. From top to bottom there simply isn’t anything else like it. The people, the technology, and the enthusiasm around its growth is what keeps us going day-to-day. It’s a really special thing.
But, there are plenty of good teams who are not “all-in” on Avalanche (yet) and are excited about experimenting with multiple ecosystems. We think that spirit of exploration is important and is the same type of curiosity that gave us the Avalanche platform in the first place. Let them explore, support them while they do, and eventually, Avalanche will become their preference. It’s really that simple.
While Avalaunch will always likely err toward inclusive, we have plenty of upcoming projects that are Avalanche native through and through and we, of course, look forward to supporting them too.
Coming Soon to Avalaunch
There is a lot we have been working on behind the scenes and we wanted to give the community a preview of some of the confirmed sales coming to Avalaunch. While this does not represent a complete list of projects committed to participate in the Avalaunch ecosystem, we hope it gives our community a good sense of what they can expect in the coming weeks and months.
Over the last year, we have spent countless hours meeting with teams, exploring projects in various stages of development and evangelizing Avalanche far and wide. The following list represents what we believe are some of the strongest, most interesting and useful projects being built on Avalanche today who are ready for their IDO.
The dates for these sales are to be announced, but many of them are coming very soon and we look forward to educating our community about why we think there are vital additions to the Avalanche ecosystem.
So, without further ado…
Fight back with the future of money! Oh! Finance offers optimized yield-generating products, focused on reducing risk and increasing volume exposure while earning industry leading interest rates. Oh! Finance aggregates popular DeFi investment strategies and automatically compounds your earnings.
Intelligent auto-compounding maximizes underlying returns, saves on transaction fees by using optimized Smart Contracts while seamlessly managing funds to gain exposure to the best DeFi protocols.
Rise Online is the first MMORPG game developed by Rokosoft with over 100,000 users for their Alpha 2.0. With a strong history as accomplished game developers, the team’s vision to integrate the crypto asset ROCO onto the Avalanche blockchain as part of a larger Rokosoft ecosystem of games and partner games holds great promise.
With NFT solutions, open source SDKs, APIs, virtual management applications and payment system platforms for game developers, content creators and player communities, all slated for Avalanche, we anticipate a potent suite of services.
Powered by the Avalanche blockchain, Kalao’s NFT ecosystem leverages a cost effective and easy-to-use marketplace that is poised to accelerate the adoption of VR technologies. The Kalao framework develops virtual worlds and sustainable digital transformations that empower users to create, purchase, sell and collect NFTs.
Built on the Avalanche blockchain, Kalao leverages speed, low fees and security to deliver seamless experiences of a full metaverse, where users can buy a piece of Kalao’s virtual worlds as well as showcase NFT collections in a personalized 3D gallery.
Colony is a community-driven ecosystem accelerator built for the Avalanche ecosystem that will endeavor to bring the structural integrity of traditional finance to DeFi. Colony has set out to construct a properly incentivized foundation for the next generation of applications built on the Avalanche platform.
Powered by a first of its kind funding mechanism, Colony imbues traditional venture capital with a spirit of community through open governance, support and inclusion.
Welcome to a free economy — HurricaneSwap fundamentally solves the cross-chain transactions of complex assets through a unique market mechanism with cross-chain capabilities. Different from the simple pure currency cross-chain this undoubtedly breakthrough innovation solves the current trading island problems to greatly increase market liquidity.
HurricaneSwap is an Avalanche-based decentralized exchange trading protocol that can create multi-chain assets, confirm transactions in seconds, with cheaper gas costs, user-friendly interoperability to essentially remove the limitations of Ethereum’s insufficient throughput and high fees, effectively reinventing the existing CEX and DEX model.
We hope you all are as excited as we here to start seeing the Avalanche ecosystem grow and continue to come to life. Make sure to stop by the communities of these projects, say hello, and give them a follow!