HQ: San Francisco
AC3 drives the most users to the ICON Network by utilizing our growth platform to educate, promote and strategically incentivize users to engage the entire ICON ecosystem. Our focus is to both grow wallet downloads and engagements with existing and future DAPPS and games.
The block rewards allow us to prioritize the development of connecting the GrowYourBase platform to the ICON Network. Currently, thousands of daily GrowYourBase platform transactions are not being credited to the ICON Blockchain. As the platform grows, we anticipate millions of on-chain transactions that will strengthen and propel the ICON Network.
MouseBelt believes that the best way to drive innovation in the blockchain space is to encourage students to become blockchain engineers. As an additional value add, we will utilize the MouseBelt University Platform to educate new users with explanatory videos and marketing material about the ICON Network and associated projects.
MouseBelt’s team will help to educate students in its University Program about ICON. By adding ICON to the program, MouseBelt will help bring the next wave of DAPPs to the ICON network.
We will utilize the AC3 token to reward users to facilitate ICON ecosystem growth. Since we believe so strongly in ICON’s mission, we will use our own AC3 token treasury to incentivize new user traffic with educational growth campaigns to download the ICONex wallet. Also, we’ll prioritize awareness campaigns for member’s projects that contribute to the ICON community.
Additionally, MouseBelt has a strong interest in the ICON network and hopes to make more investments in promising ICON project.
The engineers and developers at MouseBelt focus on blockchain, working on centralized exchanges, decentralized exchanges, wallets, block explorers, DAPPS and enterprise blockchains. They frequently build open-source tools on other blockchains and will devote some resources from the block rewards to develop tools for the ICON blockchain (see more here: https://www.mousebelt.com/resources#MouseXplore). Tools previously built include a multi-chain explorer, a KYC utility, a wallet management SDK and a multi-chain mnemonic tool.
MouseBelt developers bring a strong security background from having worked on significant cryptocurrency exchange projects by building systems that keep the funds of users secure from possible attacks. They maintain full nodes on many blockchains, handling deposits and withdrawals. They will take best practices from developing these products to run the node in AWS. The server will be hosted using EC2, storing data in EBS. The EC2 instance will be monitored and updated to avoid any downtime and keys maintained with the highest level of security.
In addition to the accelerator program (MouseBelt Labs, https://www.mousebelt.com/#program) and engineering services (MouseBelt Engineering, https://www.mousebelt.com/engineering), MouseBelt also focuses on blockchain education (MouseBelt University, https://mousebelt.university/). MouseBelt University is an association of more than 60 student blockchain organizations (e.g. Harvard, Yale, UT Sydney, University of Hong Kong, Soongsil and many more) from 12 different countries. The program connects students with event funding, educational resources and networking opportunities.
In working with these students, MouseBelt has discovered a real demand for blockchain education at universities that needs to be filled. This is why MouseBelt funded the first-ever blockchain engineering course at UCLA (https://medium.com/mousebelt/mousebelt-funds-uclas-first-blockchain-engineering-course-5a727cd6772) and introduced a free 8-week online blockchain development curriculum where students get hands-on experience writing code around Bitcoin, Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric and other blockchain protocols.
Students involved in the program have gone on to develop their own blockchain products. Two student projects originating in the University Program haven gone on to be accepted into the accelerator program. (Covoir: https://medium.com/mousebelt/university-pitch-competition-winner-covoir-86353121944e and EduNode https://medium.com/mousebelt/university-pitch-competition-winner-edunode-18c48a09d609).
Since the platform is already performing with an experienced development team in place, the timeline for delivering the proposal is immediately upon selection designation as a P-Rep.
The engineering team will be responsible for maintaining the ICON P-Rep and developing new products to help the ICON ecosystem.
Zhu Gang - Smart Contract Engineer at MouseBelt
Ohta Yoshida - Senior Backend Engineer at MouseBelt
Wang Gang - DevOps Engineer at MouseBelt
Oleg Baturov - Technical Project Manager at MouseBelt
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John Fields - CEO of GrowYourBase.io
Galen Danziger - CTO of MouseBelt
Steve McGarry - COO of GrowYourBase.io
Ashlie Meredith - University Program Director at MouseBelt