Melonport

Melonport

Melonport is a decentralized blockchain based toolset for management and investment in cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The protocol is based on a variety of smart contracts that utilize the Melon Token (MLN).

Melonport is a blockchain and software development company that was founded in 2016 by Mona El Isa and Reto Trinkler and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. Melonport is developing a cryptocurrency asset management platform designed to automate aspects of asset management using their watermelon protocol. The frontend of the Melonport platform is built on top of the Interplanetary File System (IPFS) and the backend of the platform is built on top of Ethereum using smart contracts.

In February 2019 Melonport handed over the maintenance and governance of the Melonport protocol to the Melon Council, which initially consisted of Will Harborne, Nick Munoz-McDonald, KR1, Mathew Di Ferrante, Woorton, Martin Lundfall, Fabian Gompf, and Jenna Zenk. Melonport uses a multi-stakeholder governance model for resource allocation, protocol upgrades, and adjusting of network parameters. Every every year 300,600 MLN is inflated and is set aside for blockchain developers and maintainers.

Funding

Initial coin offering (ICO)

From February 15, 2017 to February 16, 2017 held their initial coin offering (ICO) selling approximately $2.9 million worth of their platforms cryptocurrency token Melon (MLN).

Seed

On June 1, 2017 Melonport announced raising an undisclosed amount of seed funding from KR1.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ahmad Afandi

Head of Design

Jenna Zenk

Front-End Developer

Mona El Isa

Founder & CEO

Reto Trinkler

Chairman & Co-Founder

Simon E. Schmid

Head of UX/Front-End

Travis Jacobs

Blockchain Developer

Further reading

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Author
Link
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Introduction to the Melon Governance System - Melonport Blog - Medium

Jenna Zenk

Web

Melon Protocol: A Blockchain Protocol For Digital Asset Management

Reto Trinkler Aand Mona El Isa

Academic

Melonomics Part 2: The Melon Engine - Melonport Blog - Medium

Mona El Isa

Web

Melonport and ICONOMI founders come to Disrupt Berlin to talk about the future of ICOs

Romain Dillet

Web

Melonport Co-Founder Joins the Decentralized Crypto Exchange Race - CoinDesk

Anna Baydakova

Web

What is Melon (2018 Edition) - Melonport Blog - Medium

Hansen Wang

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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News

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Mike Butcher
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TechCrunch
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