ZetaChain Enters Top 5 Blockchains by Total Weekly Active Users!

2.56 Million Total Weekly Active Users

Only two months after the exciting ZetaChain Mainnet Beta release, we are proud to report ZetaChain crossed into the top five layer 1 blockchains by total weekly active users [Source: DappRadar, Top Layer 1 Blockchains by Total UAW in the last 30 days, April 4th, 2024]. Our large, active user base provides a strong platform to grow the omnichain dApp ecosystem as we step into Q2 2024.

Gearing up for the Bitcoin Halving

Our mission to enable users and developers to access and experience the benefits of any blockchain doesn’t stop at Bitcoin. Just last week, after Galxe added support for ZetaChain, we launched a Bitcoin Halving campaign to prep the community for some exciting ecosystem developments.

The initial launch distributed 120,000 ZETA to 21,000 qualified testnet users on Galxe and kicked off the BTC NFT claim quest. Any ZetaHub user enrolled in the XP program and holding a .zeta domain is eligible with more than 16,000 participants joining so far! Campaign participants can also head over to ZetaChain’s guild where they will find a new BTC Holder role unlocked!

In other Quest Campaign news…

After such a successful launch of Bitget Wallet’s Task2Get platform on ZetaChain, we decided to collaborate on an additional 350,000 ZETA prize pool for ZetaChain dApp learning. Stay tuned on both our socials for an update on reward distribution!

On top of that, last month’s DappRadar integration included the launch of a new quest campaign for discovering the ZetaChain ecosystem. Learn more, and get started here!

Tying it all back to ZetaHub

Social quests, wallet partnerships, and other ecosystem learning initiatives aim to supplement our core XP program, powered by ZetaHub. In addition to the 4,800,000 ZETA awarded to testnet campaign participants with OKX Wallet, Bitget Wallet, TokenPocket, and XDEFI, we issued an XP bonus to users, now reflected in users’ ZetaHub portal!

ZetaHub is the main gateway into ZetaChain and its omnichain dApp ecosystem. Learn more about the introduction of XP from our ZetaChain Mainnet Beta reveal about 60 days ago. Learn more about ZetaChain Token Utility in the ZetaDocs.

The latest on ZetaChain Global Events

The ZetaChain Main Events calendar is running full steam into 2024. Let’s recap where we’ve been!

The ZetaChain Bitcoin Builder Zone at ETH Seoul

Thank you, everyone who came out for our full day Bitcoin Builder Zone workshop. The main event featured an omnichain workshop with a focus on Bitcoin Smart Contracts development and panel discussions with partners such as Particle Network, BurritoWallet, and many more!

In the workshop, Lead DevX contributor Denis Fadeev deep dove into opportunities made possible when you connect Bitcoin to the DeFi world. In fact, the next day, Denis brought this topic, Bringing BTC to Web3, to the official ETH Seoul conference main stage! Stay tuned for the recording on ZetaChain’s YouTube.

More online and offline events…

While most of our time in March was spent at the big web3 Asia conferences including ETH Seoul, the Web3 Hong Kong festival, and ETH Tokyo, we did have a presence at other events around the world, too.

The community energy and progress we’re seeing in crypto markets around the world is extremely exciting! We hosted a fun happy hour with partners at Democratize 24 in San Francisco, hosted the Nolcha Show Bitcoin Halving party at NFT NYC, and collaborated with Amazon Web Services and Kiln to host a happy hour at the Digital Asset Summit in London.

A number of ZetaChain contributors from ecosystem to product, press, and community participated in online events, too. We’re working on publishing the following sessions to ZetaChain’s YouTube — in the meantime, access the direct links here:

  • Credit-based trading product Aqua AMA with CEO & Co-Founder Meina

  • Alchemy Pay AMA to kickoff our strategic integration

  • Staking service Stakin AMA with the ZetaChain ecosystem

Diverse Ecosystem Expansion

March included partnership expansion across a number of ecosystem areas including dev tooling, new social and DeFi apps, data analytics, and additional leading wallet integrations. Before reviewing key highlights, let’s take a closer look at one of the biggest developments in March — that is the launch of the .zeta Name Service.

.zeta rises to top Domain Name Services

We’re so excited to share that one week after launch, .zeta rose to the top five SPACE ID naming services by total registrations [Source: SPACE ID, all-time total Domain Registered, April 5th, 2024].

The .zeta Name Service, powered by SPACE ID, is differentiated from other standard and chain-specific web3 identities in that .zeta is built for omnichain interoperability. With ZetaChain’s cross-chain messaging, users can transfer NFTs including .zeta domains across multiple chains, opening up new possibilities and usages that go beyond the limitations of NFTs today.

In the future, Omnichain Smart Contracts will enable new groundbreaking omnichain dApps on SPACE ID’s infrastructure with an ability to manage NFTs across all supported chains from one place on ZetaChain. Learn more about the strategic partnership in our official statement here.

Other noteworthy ecosystem partnerships

Omnichain Developer Updates

We’ll deep dive into everything developers need to know in the next ZetaChain Dev Office hours (stay tuned for updates on scheduling). High-level, it’s worth sharing with the broader community that 4,500 developers joined our final learn-to-earn StackUp developer course on building Omnichain NFTs.

In preparation for the final course, ZetaChain open-sourced a new toolkit to make developing cross-chain NFT use cases really easy. Native BTC loans stored as NFTs on ZetaChain is one of many new cross-chain use cases made possible by this tool!

In other news not only pertinent to developers, the ZetaScan Explorer team released an update that lets users explore staking transactions on ZetaChain. Check out the feature live on ZetaScan! We can’t wait to bring the ecosystem more exciting features and optimizations across all ZetaChain products and services.

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.