Kephi Gallery obtains first place on 2021 KardiaChain Pioneer Program

Kephi Gallery
3 min readJun 16, 2021

For the first time, KardiaChain hosted the Pioneer Program — a DApp design and development competition. The purpose of this competition was to expand KardiaChain’s ecosystem and implement Dapps into real-life applications.

The appointed judges were Tri Pham, Huy Nguyen and Quan Nguyen

KardiaChain Team announces the judges for the KardiaChain Pioneer Program.

Tri Pham — KardiaChain CEO & Co-Founder: Mr. Tri Pham graduated from the University of East Anglia (London) in the Applied physics Master program. He has 10 years of working in multiple sectors like finance, mobile application development, and services.

Huy Nguyen — KardiaChain CTO & Co-Founder: Mr. Huy Nguyen graduated from UC Berkeley and was a senior manager in the colossal Google. Mr. Huy was the inventor of projects such as the Google Fiber Operations System for 1 billion Internet users, Google Wireless Infrastructure, and the patent-pending Dual Node in KardiaChain.

Quang Nguyen — CEO of Megala Ventures, and former COO of VIC Group: Mr. Quang has many years of experience in assessing projects with actual potential for development, such as My DeFi Pet — the NFT collectible game fully incubated by KardiaChain, blockchains suitable for integration and adoption like Persistence and Casper Labs.


In order to qualify, the contestants had to present a plan for the development of a DApp (Web version or mobile application) on KardiaChain Network.

KardiaChain set a prize for the top 3 projects and even announced that the final victors would have the opportunity to be listed on KAIDEX — the unique DEX — developed by KardiaChain Labs Team.

The competition consisted on three rounds:

Round 1: Ideas/Concept (from 11 May 2021 to 18 May 2021)
Round 2: Accelerate (from 19 May 2021 to 26 May 2021)
Round 3: Final (from 27 May 2021 to 3 June 2021)


With two rounds of community voting, in which Kephi Gallery obtained first place (31% with 264 votes and 54% with 172 votes) and the evaluation of the judges based on criterias such as innovation, value, reality appplication and presentation, Kephi Gallery was finally awarded with the first place of 2021 KardiaChain Pioneer Program.

“This achievement marks a strong support by the KardiaChain team and community and it is trully appreciated by the entire team at Kephi!” — Nicolás Verderosa, CEO of Kephi Gallery

About KardiaChain

KardiaChain is a fully interoperable and non-invasive blockchain platform, meaning that blockchains can connect to the network without the need for technical modifications to their own protocols. It uses a patent-pending double node structure to facilitate the connection between its own ledger and other blockchains, fragmentation for scalability, and smart contracts for developers.
KardiaChain also provides a hybrid blockchain solutions for enterprises and governments in Vietnam and other countries in South & East Asia.
The platform is based on a native crypto, KAI, which is used for staking, transaction fees, participating in services, and deploying smart contracts.




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Kephi Gallery

Kephi Gallery is a cross-chain, low fees, NFT marketplace where artists from different disciplines can get together and share (and monetize!) their work.