ZetaChain and Galxe announce BTC drop for next generation Bitcoin Smart Contracts

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ZetaChain’s mission is to serve as a platform for universal access, simplicity, and utility across any blockchain. This includes providing a smart contract layer for Bitcoin to enable developers and users to natively interact with BTC in DeFi apps. Today, we’re excited to provide additional rewards to testnet users, and announce the first open Bitcoin claim campaign! The launch comes before a series of major ecosystem updates in anticipation for the 2024 Bitcoin Halving.

Unlocking Bitcoin in DeFi

Bitcoin is a core pillar of the crypto ecosystem, but largely disconnected from DeFi. ZetaChain unlocks the first Bitcoin Smart Contracts and introduces a new standard called ZRC-20 that lets dApps control native Bitcoin along with assets and data from other chains as if it were all on a single chain. With the omnichain blockchain ZetaChain, users can directly interact with Bitcoin apps from their Bitcoin wallet or from any other chain they desire.

The BTC Halving Claim Countdown!

As part of the BTC Halving, we’re excited to offer reward pools to prepare users and promote usage for a new generation of Bitcoin apps coming out on ZetaChain.

Quest campaigns like this are focused on particular initiatives such as social, ecosystem learning, wallet partnerships, Etc., and are designed to supplement the foundational XP program, powered by ZetaHub.

Learn more about XP in our mainnet launch release and about Token Utility in our last update to the ecosystem.

Phase 1 ZETA bonus rewards are live

Following the 31,500,000 ZETA ZetaChain Mainnet Beta airdrop to testnet users, we’re providing an additional bonus share of 120,000 ZETA to the first qualified 21,000 users from Mission Bring ZETA Home — first-come, first-served.

Eligible users include those that hold a ZETA Supporter badge, any one of four ZetaLabs swap badges, and any one of two ZETA Assimilated quiz badges! A snapshot of this campaign was taken on August 20th, 2023 with the sunset of the ZetaLabs testnet in preparation for ZetaChain Mainnet Beta. Please find more details here.

Phase 2 BTC Halving NFT launch

The BTC Halving Claim Campaign starts today April 1st at 1am UTC, and runs through the whole month of April. All eligible users from phase 1 are automatically whitelisted. The broader crypto community is invited to complete these quests to qualify for the NFT mint:

We’re excited to allocate 1,000 ZETA for gasless NFT mints on ZetaChain. Enjoy your free mint before the pool is used up!

The Bitcoin role, powered by Guild

ZetaChain remains the #1 largest Guild in web3! The recent ZetaChain integration with features such as network requirements opens up new engagement potential in our mainnet journey. We’re excited to reveal the new BTC Holder role. All campaign participants can head over to ZetaChain’s Guild, and claim their Bitcoin role now.

From Omnichain DEXs such as Eddy Finance for native BTC swaps to new apps under development across lending, staking, NFTs, gaming, and more, users will be able to use their BTC rewards to engage in the first Bitcoin apps. Please stay tuned for major ecosystem announcements as we approach Bitcoin Halving.

About ZetaChain

ZetaChain is a simple, fast, and secure omnichain blockchain. A pioneer implementing the concept of chain abstraction, ZetaChain serves as the base-layer of the decentralized internet. With ZetaChain’s Omnichain Smart Contracts, developers can build truly interoperable dApps that span multiple chains across any existing blockchain from Ethereum to Bitcoin and beyond. Access all of crypto from any chain, including new blockchain innovations into the future. ZetaChain’s mission is to build a platform for global access, simplicity, and utility across any blockchain.

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Any projects mentioned are 3rd party, not ZetaChain.