Last week we wrote about how the Zilliqa team announced that they have successfully launched the first in the history smart contract platform built on sharding. They’ve said they are now ready to introduce their developments.
It seems that they were serious and boy do they’re aiming high. As most of the crypto community know – tomorrow’s day could change everything we knew about cryptocurrencies as such. 18th of June is the day when Facebook is planning their cryptocurrency debut.
However, tomorrow in Singapore they are also having a conference – and it seems to be quite a big one. From Zilliqa they’ve tweeted:
— Zilliqa (No airdrops or ETH giveaways) (@zilliqa) June 16, 2019
They seem not to care at all with their writer Andy Little beginning announcement with:
“Tuesday the 18th June will just be another boring Tuesday for many around the world, but if you’re ahead of the masses and lost in crypto euphoria it should be marked down as one of the biggest… But what could it be? Yes, you guessed it… The second annual Zilliqa conference!”
There were many questions, about them being linked to Facebook. As Little explains the bases of these rumors are set on the Facebook team releasing their white paper on the 18th June as well as old advisors tying the Zilliqa team to Facebook. Remind you, the head of blockchain at Facebook, Evan Cheng, acts as an advisor for Zilliqa.
They however denied having any connection with social media giant tweeting:
There’s been a lot of speculation around this in recent weeks…To clarify again, we are not collaborating with Facebook on any projects. Make sure you trust information only from reliable sources and say no to #fakenews https://t.co/N8xa2cQskt
— Zilliqa (No airdrops or ETH giveaways) (@zilliqa) May 21, 2019
They also tweeted:
This time tomorrow, we'll be @natgallerysg to celebrate our second anniversary! We've come a long way in two years & cannot wait to mark the occasion with our staff, partners and growing global community?‼️$ZIL #ZilliqaDay2019 #finalcountdown pic.twitter.com/trAHiQ9j01
— Zilliqa (No airdrops or ETH giveaways) (@zilliqa) June 17, 2019
Partnering With Mindshare, Pepsi Cola Among the Clients
The truth is that in one of the recent interviews, Zilliqa’s founder, Max Kantelia said that there are 3 vertical markets they want to tackle: gaming, entertainment, and financial services. They recently went into a partnership with Mindshare, a 30 billion turnover group, with whom they are working on an end-to-end reconciliation platform for the digital advertising industry. Kantelia also added that one of the Mindshare’s clients happens to be Pepsi Cola as well. However, he added that in that digital advertising ecosystem there are lots of difference players.
Kantelia also confirmed that they are looking for more partnerships in order to widen their network and become a worthy competitor to the likes as Visa or Mastercard. Knowing that both of these card companies have already partnered Facebook – some believe that this is the way Zilliqa chose to take in order to “widen”.
What will happen with eventual partnerships and with Zilliqa as such, will be known tomorrow. It seems however, that the conference is widely anticipated since, at the time of writing, Zilliqa (ZIL) price went up for 7.93% to $0,026.