Cere Partnerships Overview

Cere Network
5 min readNov 5, 2021

Learn more about who Cere Network partnered up with since its inception in 2019!

Cere Network continues to form critical partnerships with a variety of blockchain outfits, both large and small. While these outfits occasionally fill a specialized need, they’re often undoubtedly strategic in nature as well. To be sure, each blockchain outfit strengthens Cere Network and its ability to differentiate itself from its competitors. When considered together, it’s easy to see how they will fortify Cere’s ability to lead the industry with their Decentralized Data Cloud (DDC).

In the overview below, we gathered some nameworthy partnerships that Cere established over the years, ordered from the earliest to the most recent partnership.

  • Chainlink — Back in 2019, Cere partnered with Chainlink as an integrated service provider to power turn-key smart contract integrations for its enterprise customers. In return, Cere’s DDC will enable any Chainlink / Ethereum smart contract to benefit from Cere’s privacy-preserving solution.
  • Elrond — This partnership (also from 2019) gave Cere access to additional turn-key microservices that are integrated with smart contracts on the Elrond Network. Elrond’s smart contract framework offers 100% compatibility with EVM and seamlessly abstract smart contracts that can settle native assets across Cere, Elrond, and Ethereum networks.
  • Astar Network — Cere formed a partnership with Astar (previously Plasm) nearly one year ago. Astar is a Polkadot-powered smart contract platform that eliminates scalability concerns via its layer two rollups. An open-source project, Astar has provided Polkadot with native smart contract support. The Cere-Astar partnership is mutually beneficial, as it provides Astar with network access to Cere’s DDC and Cere with all the benefits that accrue from layer two implementations.
  • Torus Labs — Torus Labs provides Cere’s network users with secure wallets that can be fully integrated into a variety of dApps and mainstream digital platforms (including Google and Facebook). In addition, the outfit also allows Cere’s ODM (Open Data Marketplace) to be easily integrated into Web3 apps.
  • Ankr — Ankr helps Cere by hosting nodes for its Polkadot parachain. Its token, ANKR, is then used to pay for node deployment. Although ANKR is an Ethereum token, it can be used for both development and staking across a wide range of blockchains.
  • Darwinia Network — Darwinia partnered with Cere to foster interoperability between Ethereum and Polkadot via its cross-chain bridging protocol. Darwinia has also been instrumental in Cere’s SaaS-DeFi alliance, a group devoted to set universal standards for enterprise-grade DeFi ventures. Other members of the SaaS-DeFi alliance include Binance Smart Chain, Elrond, Chainlink, Matic, Reef, and more.
  • Reef Finance — The leading DeFi project on Polkadot, Reef Finance will employ Cere’s Decentralized Data Cloud to build customer journey applications for its DeFi products. In turn, Cere will bring further liquidity and a better user experience for Reef platform users via its SaaS-DeFi tooling for enterprises.
  • Litentry — Litentry provides Cere with on-chain governance and blockchain interoperability for user identity aggregation. The latter will enable dApps to obtain real-time credit/reputation scores of an identity owner across different blockchains. better positioned to manage their identities. In turn, Litentry will integrate Cere’s consumer ID system into its databases.
  • Bluzelle — Bluzelle uses blockchain technology to scale up database services without incurring any unnecessary costs. Its technology serves as a key component to Cere’s decentralized cloud data model, making it a perfect partner for Cere Network. Bluzelle is based on Cosmos, dubbed as the internet of blockchains. Bluzelle is highly scalable, as it can process up to 10,000 transactions per second thanks to Proof-of-Stake.
  • Apron Network — A leader in providing decentralized infrastructure for Web 3.0, Apron’s partnership with Cere is based on providing Remote Procedure Call (RPC) services. In brief, RPC serves as an (API) interface for businesses who wish to tap into the Cere network and gain access to its blockchain consumer data. Like Cere, Apron is a part of the Polkadot ecosystem.
  • Demodyfi Recently, the Cere team partnered up with Demodyfi to make use of the team’s functionality from Polkadots parachains, utilizing the integration layer from Moonbeam to aggregate network services before presenting them to the end-user.
  • Lithium Finance — Lithium is a collective-intelligence pricing oracle that provides data on private, illiquid assets. By using Cere’s DDC, Lithium will be better positioned to protect price-sensitive data. In turn, Lithium will help Cere promote the Data Privacy Alliance to construct a gateway for DeFi protocols that want to reinforce data privacy.
  • Polygon — Cere’s partnership with Polygon has fortified its position within the gaming and NFT markets. Being a Layer 2 solution, Polygon complements Cere’s desire to facilitate interoperability among blockchains. In turn, Polygon’s recent purchase of $3 million in $CERE will enable it to integrate Cere’s DDC into Polygon’s protocol and framework (as it did with Polkadot).

Polygon appears especially keen on the ability of Cere’s DDC to leverage enterprise data outside of a walled garden approach that is common among Big Tech firms. For Cere, Polygon’s cross-chain support of its NFT standard has only strengthened its appeal among NFT owners.

  • Convergence — Cere has partnered with Convergence to help make real-world assets interchangeable within the DeFi space. By using Convergence’s fractionalization capabilities, Cere improves the ability of its enterprise clients to financially integrate their exposure to real-world assets. In turn, Convergence gains access to Cere’s SaaS-DeFi smart contracting platform, allowing them to easily mobilize financial assets and put them to work in DeFi instruments.

Several other partnerships are in the midst of being announced. These include outfits that provide a variety of specialized services, everything from indexing blockchain data to companies that will help us grow in the mainstream media. As well as a few conventional services as well, including a DeFi platform and a decentralized exchange. While nearly all fulfill an important strategic need, they promote blockchain interoperability as a defining core feature.

Not incidentally, Cere Network’s strategic focus extends to the blockchain-industry level as well. For instance, it has partnered with two promising IoT ventures, as it seeks to make its presence better known within the IoT industry. Likewise, Cere has sought out several NFT-focused outfits for partnership, including an NFT marketplace, an NFT asset tokenizer, and an NFT gaming system. Stay tuned for more partnerships regarding Cere Freeport as well!



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