About the Halo Grants Program

Introducing the new IoTeX Halo Grants Program , managed by the IoTeX Foundation, dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the IoTeX ecosystem. The Halo Grants Program empowers developers to create innovative Dapps in the fields of DeFi , NFT , Gaming , Infrastructure/Developer Tooling , and most importantly, DePIN (Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks).

The revamped Halo Grants Program now features two main programs: The Developer Grants and The Project Grants . The Developer Grants, tailored for individual developers on a learning path, is divided into three tiers: Learner , Explorer , and Builder . Each tier caters to different developer backgrounds and experiences, ensuring that everyone can contribute to the growth and adoption of the IoTeX technology, ecosystem, and community.

The Project Grants, designed for professional developers and teams with proven experience, consists of two tiers: The Integration Tier and the DePIN Incubator . The Integration Tier focuses on projects porting Dapps or tools from other chains onto the IoTeX ecosystem, while the DePIN Incubator supports projects that either already have an existing product or possess expertise in their field, aiming to develop DePIN projects from scratch or add DePIN elements to their existing products.

Embark on this exciting journey with us and help shape the future of the IoTeX ecosystem!

:star_struck: Benefits

The IoTeX Foundation provides technical guidance, financial support, marketing support, community engagement, and investment opportunities for builders, both technical and non-technical!

Mailing list with 100,000+ subscribers - Got a great project? We will feature it in our newsletter. Be front and center for all crypto users in our community.

Be a part of our ecosystem highlights - Get your name in the know with IoTeX community amplification.

Exposure to thousands of new users through ioPay Wallet - Our breakthrough product ioPay is used by over 100,000 users monthly.

We help you find and onboard your first user! - A vast network of people from all around the world. Finding your first user has never been easier.

We help you attract beta testers! With our wide network, we help you find users for your project.

In addition, we will help the best projects bootstrap into IoTeX ecosystem by integrating them into popular products such as:

:dart: Project Scopes

The IoTeX Halo Program fuels software and hardware development, as well as industry research, education, and community engagement efforts. We welcome proposals, both tech and non-tech, in the following categories:

:robot: DePIN

Decentralized Infrastructure Networks, are all those decentralized applications that leverage real-world data to trigger on-chain actions such as token rewards, or any application specific tokenomics.

  • Using trusted data from open hardware to facilitate Dapps such as walk-to-earn, live-to-earn, drive-to-earn. Take a look at our open hardware http://pebble.iotex.io.

  • Dapps tokenize/monetize/gamify the utility of machine networks. Examples are routers owned by people that provide wireless connectivity for people (yes, like helium!) to mine tokens, an army of raspberry Pi or smart phones that “rent out” their compute/storage/bandwidth to earn tokens.

:moneybag: DeFi

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has revolutionized the financial landscape by enabling open, transparent, and accessible financial services built on blockchain technology. At IoTeX, we recognize the immense potential of DeFi applications and invite developers of all skill levels to participate in our grant program to develop innovative DeFi projects. Whether you’re creating an original DeFi application or porting an existing one from a different ecosystem, we’re eager to support your journey in leveraging IoTeX and our layer-2 infrastructure, W3bstream, to build the future of decentralized finance.

:joystick: NFTs & Games

The world of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Gaming is experiencing rapid growth, unlocking new possibilities for digital art, collectibles, and gaming experiences that bridge the digital and physical worlds. IoTeX aims to support and nurture innovation in the NFT and Gaming space by offering the Halo Grants Program to developers, artists, and creators. By leveraging IoTeX’s advanced blockchain technology and W3bstream infrastructure, our grant recipients can build unique and engaging NFT and Gaming projects that push the boundaries of creativity, user experience, and cross-reality interactions.

:white_check_mark: Application Process

Go to the IoTeX Developers Portal to start your applications and find out about what type of grant is right for you or your team.

:closed_book: Resources & Community

If you are interested in DePIN you can learn more about the latest developments in the sector and compare projects by visiting DePINscan. DePINscan powered by W3bstream and IoTeX is designed to empower intelligent investors in the DePIN sector.