Written by Bette Chen
Acala is honored and thrilled to be one of twelve teams selected for the second cohort of the DeFi Alliance accelerator program, out of more than 100 applications. We are joined by the following teams innovating in the decentralized finance space: Pods , Paraswap , Saddle, Notional , Tokenlon , Vega , Derivadex , Perpetual, Loopring , Deversifi , and Mcdex .
The DeFi Alliance’s inaugural cohort hosted some of the top DeFi teams including 0x, dYdX, Kyber Network, IDEX, Opyn, Set Protocol, and Synthetix. The program helps connect the cohort participants with a network of experts and resources, with a particular focus on designing liquidity mining programs and onboarding liquidity providers to bootstrap liquidity.
We look forward to learning from the mentors and Alliance members including firms such as Jump Trading, DRW/Cumberland, CMT Digital, Volt Capital, Alameda Research, ParaFi, Spartan Group, Framework Ventures, Gauntlet, Aave, Compound, Kyber Network, Synthetix, Mechanism, and many other trading firms, venture investors, legal experts, and alumni of the accelerator program.
The DeFi Alliance also launched a potential game-changer Liquidity Launchpad program, partnering with Teller Finance to source institutional liquidity for DeFi protocols and lower barriers for wider consumers to access DeFi products. Acala is excited to partake and contribute to growing the ecosystem together, and thanks to the DeFi Alliance team for such an opportunity.
Acala is the decentralized financial hub of Polkadot that makes it fast and easy to use or build financial applications, improving trading efficiency and saving valuable time. The platform offers a suite of financial primitives: a multi-collateralized stablecoin backed by cross-chain assets like Bitcoin, a trustless staking derivative, and a decentralized exchange to unleash liquidity and power financial innovations. Acala is the de facto open platform for finance applications to use smart contracts or built-in protocols with out-of-the-box cross-chain capabilities, security and financial optimizations.
About DeFi Alliance
The DeFi Alliance (originally known as the Chicago DeFi Alliance) was jointly founded by TD Ameritrade, Cumberland, CMT Digital, DV Trading and Jump Capital, plus venture capital firm Volt Capital and the DeFi startup Compound. Read about DeFi Alliance in CoinDesk.