2023 Unwrapped — Reflecting on A Year of Challenges, Resilience, and Forward Momentum in Web3
Are we there yet?
If you’re asking about the end of the year, of course, we are! And what a rollercoaster twelve months it was. From the down days in the crypto market to the hard grind in the lab, for a while, 2023 looked like a year of hard survival lessons and nothing more.
Through all the exhilarating highs and melancholic lows, we never stopped looking forward and making arrangements for sunnier days, and 2024 is already shaping up nicely for the Forward project. Even as we plan for future exploits, it’s never a bad plan to review the past for lessons to guide our present decisions.
We do not take the opportunity to occupy a leading position in the growth of the dynamic Web3 sector lightly. That is why we approach this annual milestone with a blend of gratitude and eagerness.
Attempting to communicate the essence of an entire year within a single article is no small feat. Fortunately, we do not back down when the going gets tough. We relish the opportunity to share the latest chapters of our story with you, our community.
Collaborating for Forward Moves
2023 taught us that it takes a community pulling in the same direction to reach the forefront of Web3 innovation, and we owed much of our success in 2023 to the communal effort that kept us purring forward throughout these last twelve months.
No-code Web3 adoption toolkits are meant to fit seamlessly with fast and reliable networks to allow users to leverage the unique advantages and premium features these networks offer. Currently, we have provided the infrastructure so that users can deploy dApp templates from the Forward Marketplace on over 800 networks.
This milestone was only achievable because of the pivotal chain integrations that we completed, opening our Web3 contingent to new opportunities and ecosystems.
We had some of our biggest moments when we announced our integrations with Brise Chain (Bitgert), REI Network, Aurora Chain, Telos Chain, Gnosis Chain, KCC Chain, Metis Chain, Boba Network, OKC Chain, Coreto Decentralized Reputation System (DRS), ThunderCore Chain, Rollux Chain (Syscoin), Rootstock Chain, Patex Chain, Linea Chain, IoTeX Chain, Fantom Chain, LightLink Chain, and Viction Chain.
Our 2023 story would be incomplete without the projects that made this year an exciting and rewarding time for us and our communities.
Special recognition goes out to LiqdNFT, Kima Finance, ArgosKYC, Star Protocol, Plena Finance, Mises, Stasis, Power Browser, DexCheck, and Gari Network for jumping on board and sticking with us throughout the year.
It gets even better in 2024, and we can’t wait to blaze new trails with you!
The Forward project never stopped ticking in 2023, and we were rewarded with many high points that we thoroughly celebrated. We shared a lot of these moments with our community, and we are proud to bring them back in this year-end report.
Recalling these moments and reminiscing on the memories certainly brings back the goosebumps. In 2023, Forward —
- Received a grant from Bitgert
- Was voted as one of the top projects for the Smoothie Awards
- Received a grant from Google Cloud
- Was validated on Magic Square
- Joined the Consensys Startup Program
- Joined Metis Buidl Hour for a Forward dApp Deployment Demo
- Received a grant from Rootstock
- Launched the Forward — Rootstock ‘Deploy and Transact for a Stack’ campaign
- Launched the Forward — Rootstock ‘dApp & Dash’ campaign
- Featured on ThunderCore
- Featured on Plena Finance
- Listed on dApps.co
- Integrated our no-code dApp builder into Lightlink’s Developer Tools
Influencing and Contributing to Innovation
As blockchain became a global affair and Web3 networks spread to new territories, Forward retained its role as a prominent voice.
They were at the biggest events, under the brightest spotlights, convening with elected officials and royal dignitaries alike. Their advanced knowledge and unique insights about this field made a difference for us and everyone who crossed their paths this year.
Here you go: Some of our best moments from 2023 —
- Blockchain Fest Asia Singapore
- Jordan Web3 Summit
- CV Summit Africa
- Crypto Expo in Dubai
- Softin Space
- FinTech Festival Asia event in Thailand
- QuillCon CXO Mixer
- Swiss Blockchain Labs in Zurich
- Zebu Live in London
- ABC Conclave in Dubai
- WOW Summit in Dubai
- Binance Blockchain Week in Istanbul
- SiGMA Europe Summit in Malta
- Paris Blockchain Summit IV in Paris
Educating Web3 and the Blockchain
Education isn’t just a key — it’s the master key to level up society and boost our economic game.
Our co-founders were on an educational odyssey this year, churning out brain-tickling content and summoning their blockchain smarts to drop knowledge bombs on an attentive Web3 audience.
As part of our efforts to close the blockchain education gap, we used our social media channels to publish
- 23+ episodes of Forward Factory
- 32+ pieces of blockchain education content.
Moving Forward in 2024
2023 was an exercise in making lemonade out of lemons, but it never fazed us because we always knew that we would need more than one day to build our version of Rome.
Thanks to the lessons we learned, the experiences we gained, and the Forwardians who joined us along the way. We know we are better equipped to face 2024. The thought of future milestones and successes we will get to celebrate together already has us over the moon!
We want to have you along for this new chapter. Join us on social media and become a member of the Web3 community that always wins!
About Forward — The AI-driven, no-code solution for building and deploying dApps, blockchains, and subnets with ease. Inspired by WordPress’s simplicity, Forward allows seamless deployment on over 800 EVM & Rust compatible chains. No technical skills required. Start your blockchain journey at ForwardFactory.net.