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Looking Back on the Stellar Community Fund with Litemint - SDF Blog

The latest round of the Stellar Community Fund (SCF) is well underway, and we can’t wait to see all the submissions. Some of SCF’s previous winners are back to share their words of wisdom when applying and what they’ve been working on since the previous round.

For the first winner, we are covering Litemint – a true exemplar of all the different types of innovations someone can build on Stellar.

As a “tech company that creates innovative products to connect crypto enthusiasts and gamers to unique experiences,” Litemint started off with Litemint.io, a competitive tradable card game, and its complementary Stellar-powered wallet. More recently, Litemint launched a beta version of its NFT marketplace, enabling creators to mint NFTs on Stellar in less than two minutes. 

Founder and developer Frederic Rezeau sheds light on his experiences applying to SCF, what winning SCF has enabled him to do, and future plans for Litemint.

Identify collaborators based on potential opportunities and gaps

The first time Litemint applied for SCF back in 2019, it was not selected as a project winner. At the time though, winning wasn’t necessarily the objective. Rather, it was an opportunity for Litemint to present its project to the Stellar community and get more involved with the ecosystem. 

Realizing there was still a gap between Litemint’s product and users who were not immersed in crypto but wanted to get more involved, Frederic thought of how to better connect with this audience. After traveling to Mexico for Stellar’s first Meridian conference and meeting other ecosystem participants, Frederic then partnered with Stellarport – an already established ecosystem partner – who had ties to the audience that Litemint wanted to engage. 

By identifying the gap and solution to said gap, Litemint was able to establish a Discord server of 1,400 players, receiving valuable feedback that they were able to incorporate into improving the product. Come n...

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