Kresus launches curated marketplace for Polygon projects

Web3 developer KresusLabs announced the launch of Kresus Market, a curated marketplace that acts as a portal to Polygon projects, on Aug. 23. 

KresusLabs has made its presence felt in the Web3 space throughout 2023 after closing a $25 million funding round led by Cameron Winklevoss in early March and launching its “SuperApp” in May.

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Kresus Market is designed as a bridge between the standard Web3 experience and traditional Web2 marketplaces. Its curated nature will purportedly aid SuperApp users in sifting through the perceived clutter among assets and projects on the Polygon blockchain.

Per a post on X (formerly Twitter) from Kresus:

“So what’s inside the Kresus Marketplace? Find a curated list of top-tier DeFi, Gaming, & NFT projects. Every project on our marketplace has been vetted by the Kresus team for audits, its team & more, ensuring you a seamless and safe Web3 journey!”

According to Polygon, more than 843 million nonfungible tokens (NFTs) have been minted on its blockchain as of May 2023. This would indicate that curated marketplaces could be well-received by the crypto and NFT communities.

KresusLabs also announced Kresus Connect, a tool for SuperApp that provides “direct and secure connections to third-party sites,” on Aug. 23.

According to a blog post, decentralized application developers can implement Kresus Connect via a button in their applications. This allows SuperApp users to seamlessly connect via Kresus’ Web3 bridge.

Web3 organizations are increasingly investing in so-called bridging technologies that combine the utility and functionality of Web3 with the convenience and user experience of Web2.

As Cointelegraph recently reported, Web3 registrar Unstoppable Domains recently integrated instant messaging protocols alongside its unique username service. Users with registered names, including .polygon, .crypto and .wallet domains, will be able to message one another across supported apps.