Polygon crypto news: Disney accelerator program
The latest Polygon crypto news covers the cryptocurrency participation in Disney's accelerator program, which will help the company gain Web3 experiences.
According to a statement issued by The Walt Disney Company on Wednesday, the Ethereum scaling platform is one of six initiatives selected for the Accelerator Program, which is focused this year on augmented reality (AR), nonfungible tokens (NFTs), and artificial intelligence (AI).
On Wednesday, Polygon CEO Ryan Watt announced that the company was "the only blockchain selected" for Disney's famous Accelerator program.
What is Disney accelerator
Disney's accelerator program was started in 2014, and members can get mentorship from the Disney Accelerator team as well as assistance from Disney's own leadership team.
Participants will allegedly receive additional investment funding as well as co-working space at Walt Disney's Los Angeles campus. The program will finish with a Demo Day on campus.
Applications for the accelerator program opened on April 22, with applications closed on May 13, 2022. At the time, Disney stated that the accelerator would seek "growth-stage companies with a vision for making an impact on the future of technology and entertainment."
Flickplay, a Web3 application that allows users to discover NFTs using augmented reality (AR), and Lockerverse, a Web3 storytelling platform that links creators and brands, were also chosen this year.
Other startups include the augmented reality startup Red 6, the 3D virtual e-commerce startup Obsess, and the AI-powered virtual character creation startup Inworld.
Polygon, formerly known as the Matic Network, is an interoperability-focused blockchain architecture with a suite of scalability tools designed to construct Ethereum-compatible decentralised apps (DApps). Polygon's scaling solutions were designed to overcome Ethereum mainnet issues like sluggish transaction speed (TPS) and hefty transaction fees.
Following the Latest Polygon crypto news, native token, MATIC, increased by more than 20% once word of Polygon's participation in Disney Accelerator. In the early hours of Thursday, the token was trading at $0.5291 and has risen 20.568 percent to $0.6504. The token is still gaining ground.
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