Hello to the Secret community!
We are rapidly approaching the exciting Supernova mainnet upgrade - a massive turning point for our ecosystem that will include the integration of IBC, a protocol for inter-blockchain communication. This is the biggest mainnet upgrade for SCRT since September of 2020, which saw the implementation of privacy-preserving secret contracts, making Secret Network the only Layer 1 blockchain with data privacy by default for smart contracts.
Since then, we have seen the creation of a swathe of applications that leverage the encrypted input, state, and outputs empowered by secret contracts - many of which are only possible on Secret.
Examples of mainnet applications already built using Secret Contracts are:
SecretSwap, our first DeFi application and the world’s first cross-chain, privacy-first AMM with $350M in historical volume - as well as the first app to feature on-chain private voting for governance. (See Coindesk's writeup!)
Secret Auctions, a privacy-preserving sealed-bid OTC marketplace where users can exchange assets peer-to-peer and with minimal fees.
Secret Heroes, a Secret NFT based video game built on Secret Network where heroes can do battle with each other.
Secret Gardens serves as a platform to create, manage, and explore Secret Tokens on Secret Network.
Secret Converter enables the conversion of SCRT to sSCRT, and vice versa.
All of these Secret Applications are an example of the growing application layer on Secret Network. In addition to this, over 10 grants have been distributed to projects in development such as:
Fardels, a distributed social network application.
Altermail, the world’s first blockchain-based decentralized messaging service protocol.
And Griptape, a front-end development framework for easily interacting with wallets and Secret Contracts.
But this is just scratching the surface. Now it's time to not only look at the present state of the network, but its immediate future.
Today, the Secret Network developer community is excited to present the first Secret Network Ecosystem Roadmap - featuring over 20 development companies, teams, individuals, and projects currently building on Secret Network. Building this ecosystem-wide roadmap took an immense amount of collaboration, which is a reflection of all of the hard work that is currently being put into the application layer on Secret. The roadmap will be regularly updated in the future, giving the Secret community visibility on the evolution of the various projects built on and for Secret Network.
Every project listed on the roadmap was given the opportunity to include a hyperlink to describe their project or work. You will find that some projects have not included a link, while others have opted for a GitHub link, a forum post link, a testnet / beta front-end link to their application, or their main company/protocol/project website.
Click here for a full hyperlinked version to find out more about each project!
What Are You Building?
To create the Secret Network Ecosystem Roadmap, responsible members of our community queried as many developers and projects that the collective members were aware of. Developers that were queried made themselves known via grant requests, weekly developer meetings, or through private or public outreach. Of course, the community of contributors that assembled this ecosystem roadmap cannot know what they don’t know! It is possible that projects will be missed and not placed on the roadmap - but this is avoidable if community developers are willing to reach out.
Are you building something?
If so, we would love to include your projects on the roadmap if it meets the following requirements.
1) The project has a unique name.
2) The project is in active development with the intent to release on mainnet.
3) The project has a clear value proposition to the network and its community.
4) Finally, we need your consent to include your project on the roadmap. Without it, we don’t mention it. The secret is safe with us 🤫
If you have an answer to all of these questions, fill out this short form to get in touch with our community team.
You can also join us for developer discussion on the Secret Discord or Secret Forum and let the community know what you're building - or dreaming of building. We are excited to learn more about what projects are in development!
Next, there will be a dedicated page for the roadmap added to scrt.network. The Secret Network roadmap will empower anyone to explore the application layer currently in development and get a glimpse of the future. This roadmap will simultaneously serve as a resource for developers and the broader community.
For more information about all of these exciting upcoming products, you can stay tuned to the Secret Blog and our announcement channels (like Twitter). There's sure to be more secrets coming extremely soon... 🤫
Secret Network Developer Opportunities
Interested in building awesome Secret Applications like Altermail? If so, there are a variety of options available for developers to get directly involved in building Secret Applications on Secret Network!
Secret Network Developer Grants
The Secret Network Grant Program is originally funded with 20M $SCRT - currently worth over ~$30,000,000. For simplicity, proposals are split into three categories: Secret Apps, for everything that is directly built on top of Secret Network; Ecosystem, for tools that expand Secret Network and improve general usability; and Network improvements, for major upgrades to the network itself.
Within the Secret Network application layer, Secret DeFi and Secret NFTs (private metadata) hold an exciting amount of use cases that have yet to be developed. Grants have already been rewarded for the development of the NFT reference implementation as well as Secret Fardels, a new kind of decentralized social media leveraging Secret NFTs.
Are you a developer looking to develop full-time on Secret Network?
The Secret Foundation Fellow Program (Secret Fellows) is designed to involve more developers full-time in the Secret Network ecosystem. The goal of the program is to bring in talented individuals full-time to the Secret Network ecosystem for 3 months during which developers can work on Secret Network related dApp/ tooling development and receive competitive compensation.
Onwards & Upwards!
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