This week we’re sharing tech, project updates, the grantee report, grant opportunities and community engagement highlights.
This weeks tech highlight features grantee MUDA Escrow OTC's integration of the #interledgerprotocol. MUDA Ventures mainly provides cross-border payments to B2B & B2C clients.
MUDA Escrow OTC is seeking volunteers to act as beta testers for its ILP-enabled OTC Escrow Project.
If you are interested and want to volunteer, details at the link above.
Victoria Coker shares some interesting grant opportunities and asks if you would like to be updated more frequently….
In January many entrepreneurs and creators are imagining and planning for the year ahead. I wanted to share some grant opportunities and will try to keep it updated as the year progresses. (Would you prefer monthly post?)
Grant opportunities from….
Chevrolet Dream Chaser
Apply by February 13th
FEDEX Small Business Grant
Apply by January 31st
CTIA Wireless Catalyst
Deadline March 7th
For more information, you can click on the above for details on how to apply.
Creating a financially beneficial platform for its creative community has been Soul in the Horn’s project focus.
Imagine a world ten years from now where anyone can directly exchange any kind of value with anyone in the world. Human centric convenient payments and the separation of ‘end-user credentials’ or keys from ‘services’ have become the standard model in the financial infrastructure. Once the individual has the keys to a diverse set of financial services and available resources, being in control to automate any value conversion or transaction flow becomes the default reality for everyone.
With AgnostiPay open-source technology we envision a world wherein we collectively empower the individual to take control over their own keys and thereby conveniently manage their financial services, resources and values. And thus empowering the individual - with AgnostiPay technology for developers - in a similar way as one should be able to freely speak their own languages and hold, develop and mix one's own customs and culture.
You can read AgnostiPay's Vision Paper in full and leave feedback at the link above.
Join us for the Interledger Community Call on 8 February 2023!
The Interledger community calls shall be once a month, on the second Wednesday of each month.
Time: 4.00 PM GMT / 10.00 AM Central Time.
We’ll have regular update slots from:
- Interledger Foundation
- Open Payments teams
Timea Nagy from Breakpoint will give a detailed presentation on the Testnet.
We have slots for more regular updates on projects that build on the Interledger protocol, so please feel free to add your project to the agenda, and talk a little bit about your project in the comments below.
Reminder to RSVP to the Open Payments Huddle: Researchers Roundtable on February 9
Topic: User Research in the Open Payments Ecosystem
Guest Panelists Natalie Axton, Lior Zalmanson & Yotam Liel, Denny George w. Sarah Rezaei & Hansika Kapoor, and Graeme Fulton will present and discuss their research projects on the adoption of Web Monetization and open payments in various groups.
Date: February 9, 2023
Time: 10:00 am EST / 3:00 pm UTC / 6:00 pm EAT
We hope you’ll join our upcoming and future community engagement events.
You can stay in touch with us by joining our Interledger Slack Channel