Updated: Jul 5
In early 2019, we (Girish & Rashmi) launched Inficert (https://inficert.com), an NFT platform for government organizations and educational institutes to issue certificates as ERC-721 tokens. While the product was growing, we hit a roadblock in our B2B sales efforts due to Covid. This gave us the time and opportunity to think about what we really wanted to do for the next 10-15 years and pivot.
I was always keen to build a consumer focused financial product, especially a portfolio management and wallet application. This is what led to the creation of Infibridge, a browser extension wallet that allows users to manage their accounts and transact on Celo right from their browser.
Why did you decide to join Celo Camp and build on Celo?
While considering launching Infibridge, I was introduced to Celo by my brother Deepak who was working for cLabs at that time. Rashmi and I saw that Celo would be an ideal chain for us to launch a browser extension wallet as it was missing from the ecosystem. Since Celo is a fork of Ethereum, it made it even easier for us since we had experience building on Ethereum.
With the wallet idea in hand, we applied to Celo Camp and were thrilled when we got accepted! We were excited and started working on the wallet even before camp began (we were really eager to launch the wallet before camp ended).
What were some memorable moments during Celo Camp?
During camp, the best part for us was interacting with our mentor Mike Meurin. He is a great guy and gave us a lot of fantastic ideas on how to prepare our pitch for demo day. He also put in a lot of effort to review our deck and made sure that we focused on the right things.
I would also like to highlight that Alon, Rachel and Elad from the Celo Camp team were extremely supportive throughout camp. They personally took a lot of interest and connected us with the right people for either technical support or for user research. A big thank you to them!
What did you build during Camp?
By the end of Celo Camp, we reached the milestone of building the beta version of the wallet. Although we have yet to launch v1, we are happy with the progress we’ve made. Our user interviews gave us some great feedback that was essential in shaping the app's features. It took a little more time to build, but we are confident that people will love the wallet when they try out all the new features.
Moving forward, we have opened up our website (https://www.infibridge.com) to allow users to sign up for the private beta. If you would like to try out the wallet, please feel free to sign up. Over the next 3 months, we will have multiple milestone releases that will improve the wallet and offer an upgraded version to manage all your crypto related tasks.
Our goal with the wallet is to ensure:
Users have a more productive experience when managing your accounts
Users can make use of Celo native features like voting, staking, etc. from within the wallet
Users can discover and interact with other Celo projects from within the wallet
We are excited to continue our journey and make a positive impact on the Celo ecosystem.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Infibridge, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information:
Follow Infibridge: @infibridge
Author: Girish Nuli, Co-founder, Infibridge