Agora, known for its NFT marketplace, announced a partnership with blockchain solution company Zilliqa. As part of the agreement, Zilliqa will host the Agora awards event and the NFT World Festival inside Zilliqa’s upcoming metaverse set to release later this year. In addition, Zilliqa will list five winning art pieces from the awards on their new “artist first” NFT marketplace that will go live in the following months.
Inside The Agora & Zilliqa Partnership
Founded in 2016, Agora stays determined to provide artists with compensation for their hard work. With over 3.5 million downloads in over 190 countries, Agora’s marketplace is one of the largest marketplaces for digital art. Digital art inside the gallery remains available for all to admire but remains available for purchase. At this time, Agora’s marketplace can be accessed through its app on IOS or Android devices.
In 2018, Agora launched the Agora awards, which celebrated the talents of iconic and emerging artists from photographic artwork to musical creations. Selected winners of the event receive a cash prize starting at 25,000 dollars. However, this year the five winning pieces will also find a listing on Zilliqa’s upcoming “artist first” marketplace Rialto.
“Our mission is to empower talent and grant access to that talent to anyone anywhere in the world. Partnering with Zilliqa is a firm step in that direction.” – Octavi Royo, founder of Agora
Zilliqa offers scalable blockchain solutions for enterprises and Dapps, providing innovative network solutions. Developed by industry experts and financial specialists Zilliqa’s technology has processed over 34 million transactions since launching its main net. Furthermore, Agora’s partnership with Zilliqa to host the first-ever world NFT festival upon Zilliqa’s gamified XR metaverse platform ‘Metapolis’ has created talk among the Web3 community.
“Metapolis aims to support not just brands and businesses, but also independent apps, entrepreneurs and talent such that they flourish in the borderless creator economy. The metaverse will excel at giving global creators a chance to thrive. Taking ownership of new business models and be adequately recognised, compensated and applauded for their work. Agora Awards was totally in sync with our vision.”- Sandra Helou, Head of NFT and Metaverse, Zilliqa.