Polygon and 6 Other Web3 Projects Selected for Disney Accelerator
The current year’s program centers around increased and computer-generated reality and building the metaverse.
The Walt Disney Company hasn’t yet made any crypto play of its own. Be that as it may, presently it has numerous crypto organizations in its gas pedal program.
Disney reported the 2022 members of its gas pedal program on Wednesday, and driving Web3 organization Polygon is among them.
“Lift your hand on the off chance that you recollect your most memorable Disney experience like yesterday,” the Polygon account tweeted alongside a connection to the authority declaration. “We are eager to report that Polygon has been decided to be a piece of the Disney Accelerator program.”
The venture noted in a prior tweet that it is moreover “the just blockchain picked” for the program, however it’s muddled the number of others applied or were getting looked at.
Formerly known as Matic Network and rebranded in 2021, Polygon is a scaling and interoperability framework for building Ethereum-compatible blockchains that seek to address some of Ethereum’s significant limitations, such as limited throughput and poor user experience.
Joining Polygon in the current year’s class are Web3 virtual entertainment application Flickplay, man-made reasoning stage Inworld, Web3 narrating stage Lockerverse, expanded reality organization Red 6, and Obsess a “trial” web-based business stage. The program starts off this week.
Disney says members will be given speculation capital, admittance to collaborating space at the diversion monster’s imaginative grounds in Los Angeles, and coach backing and direction from Disney chiefs, business visionaries, financial backers, and business pioneers from the amusement and innovation fields.
The accelerator is open to venture-backed, growth-stage startups with a vision for impacting the future of technology and entertainment. Disney says that this year’s accelerator class will focus on building the future of immersive experiences through technologies like augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
NFTs are blockchain-based tokens that show responsibility for actual resources.
“For nearly a century, Disney has been at the forefront of leveraging technology to build the entertainment experiences of the future,” Bonnie Rosen, General Manager of the Disney Accelerator program, said in a statement. “With our newest class of companies, we look forward to furthering our commitment to innovation and continuing to bring magical experiences to Disney audiences and guests for the next 100 years.”