Layer-2 scaling platform Polygon has been selected to partake in Disney’s 2022 Accelerator Program to build on Polygon’s web3 technology, which will commence this week.
The Ethereum scaling platform is one of six projects to be accepted into the Accerator Program, which is focused this year on augmented reality (AR), non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and artificial intelligence (AI), according to a statement from The Walt Disney Company on July 13.
Polygon CEO Ryan Watt noted on Wednesday that Polygon was “the only blockchain selected” to Disney’s prestigious Accelerator program.
We were the only blockchain selected.
It speaks volumes to the work being done here, and where we’re going as a company.
— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) July 13, 2022
He added that being selected “speaks volumes to the work being done [at Polygon], and where we’re going as a company.”
Applications for the accelerator program began on April 22, with applications closed on May 13, 2022. At the time, Disney said the accelerator would be looking to attract “growth-stage companies with a vision for making an impact on the future of technology and entertainment.”
Two other Web3 projects were selected this year as well, including Flickplay, a web3 application that allows users to discover non-fungible tokens (NFTs) via augmented reality (AR) and Lockerverse, web3 storytelling platform that…