Achieving true decentralization with Massa testnet
Massa testnet has been a hotspot for web3 innovation, with over 16 projects joining the network since its launch in July 2021. But what makes Massa so special? Let’s find out.
Massa is a next-gen blockchain that aims to achieve true decentralization without compromising on security or scalability. The Massa testnet lets anyone experiment with building on the protocol and then provide feedback to the core team.
One of the reasons why Massa has been expanding its ecosystem so fast since early 2023 is that it actually manages to avoid the common trade-offs between security and scalability that plague most Layer 1 blockchain. Another reason is that both developers and users of the network feel empowered to participate because they align with the team’s vision of reaching and sustaining the highest level of decentralization currently achievable in the blockchain space.
The Massa core team is also committed to building a blockchain that is independent and free from any external influences. This resonates with the crypto developer community, which tends to hold the core blockchain values, such as absolute autonomy, to heart. Quite impressive is the fact that Massa has managed to achieve exponential ecosystem growth this year with only a modest seed round of 5 million USD, while most Layer 1 blockchain rely on massive ecosystem grants to onboard projects. This shows that Massa truly has a strong value proposition and a loyal community.
Why do web3 projects find Massa’s vision so appealing?
Massa is a project that aims to shape the future of Web3 in two ways. First, it provides a scalable and reliable infrastructure that enables dApps to run in a fully decentralized and censorship-resistant way. Second, it ensures that smart contracts can persist on the blockchain even if the project that deployed them ceases to exist. To achieve this, Massa stores smart contracts on-chain and makes them serverless forever.
Massa also lowers the barriers for web2 developers entering the web3 space. It uses AssemblyScript as its smart contract language, which allows any web developer to write and deploy smart contracts without extra difficulty. Massa also offers some unique features that set it apart from other blockchains, such as autonomous smart contracts and web3-on-chain. These features make Massa more appealing and powerful for developers as well as users. The team hopes that Massa will be the platform where some of the most creative and impactful dApps will be launched in 2023.
How projects thrive and flourish with Massa’s support
Massa has managed to build a vibrant community around itself that welcomes and supports any project or developer who wants to join and benefit from its innovative technology. Projects can reach out to the Massa community tech support, which is composed of friendly and helpful people eager to assist newbies with learning the core components of the technology. Massa’s official Discord server is open to all sorts of questions.
The Massa team provides two main types of support for projects that want to leverage the Massa chain:
Anyone in and around the community can apply for funding for their projects. All they need to bring is a creative idea. The Massa team has the ability and the willingness to offer some financial help to those projects they deem most innovative.
Coaching projects that need more fundamental assistance, such as initial funding or developer resources. The Massa team will assess the projects with strong long-term potential and will determine if it meets the criteria for joining the mentoring program.
Projects in development can also take advantage of some extra services, such as:
- Advice on legal matters
- Guidance through the incorporation process
- Access to useful development resources
- Opportunities for additional funding
- Marketing services
- Support with designing pitch decks, business models and tokenomics
But the most remarkable thing about Massa is that it has truly solved the blockchain trilemma and has created a network that is scalable, secure, and decentralized all at the same time. This is something surprisingly rare in the blockchain space and explains why the Massa ecosystem is currently on the radar of so many web3-minded developers. Massa’s roadmap looks quite promising indeed, so make sure you follow their official Twitter account to stay one step ahead of the game.