Cardano (ADA) Catalyst Fund6 votes are in, which projects made it?

Daniel Ribar, who works in a community and communications capacity at Cardano Project Catalyst, has released the results of the Fund6 vote. He took the opportunity to state that Catalyst exemplifies transparency in governance protocols.

The top three most voted for projects related to software as a service, an open-source SDK for smart contract developers, and an avatar personalization function for wallets.

Over 102 proposals were submitted, but just 20 projects met all of the criteria, including meeting budget requirements, to qualify for a slice of the public funds.

What is Project Catalyst?

Project Catalyst launched in September 2020 for the purpose of providing public funding for projects building on Cardano. It forms part of Cardano’s strategy for developing on-chain governance by making use of treasury funds to pay for innovation.

After the initial ideation, collaboration, and proposal stages, ADA holders vote on which projects they want to see funding for. Holders can vote yes or no on the proposals presented from their Ledger, Trezor, Daedalus, Yoroi, or Adalite wallets.

“When it comes time to vote, all participants will need to register to vote through the voting app. The ‘right’ to vote will be linked to each participant’s ada holdings and will earn them additional rewards for voting.”

This latest round of voting refers to Fund6, which developers IOHK have called the biggest and best innovation fund yet. Namely, because $4 million of funding is available this round.

This is almost twice as much funding as was available for Fund5, which released $2.125 million for funding.

However, the total cost of the 20 qualifying projects that made the cut this round comes in at $1,003,125.

What are the top 3 proposals that got accepted for Cardano funding?

The top three most voted for proposals, in terms of the most votes cast, were:

  • Tango Crypto – with “Software as a Service for Cardano,” which intends to address the problem of time-consuming and costly development tasks by building a scalable software infrastructure consisting of SDKs and APIs to increase the efficiency of building on top of Cardano.
  • Indigo Labs – with “Plutus PAB Typescript SDK,” for building an open-source SDK enabling dApp and smart contract developers to interact with the Plutus backend. This, they say, will allow devs to focus on building successful dApps.
  • Win-Win Team – with “Gravatar for ADA Wallets,” which seeks to simplify hashed key public key-based wallet addresses by building an API that offers personalizable avatars to represent wallets.

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