Catalyst Proposals

Thank you Cardano Catalyst Community! You can find links to all of our proposals below.

Fund 4

 

NFT-DAO EZ-on

Problem statement :

Writing safe DApps today is too difficult and developers lack tools to easily build composable components.

Describe your solution to the problem

Partnering with MuKn.io/Glow to make building infrastructure fast, easy to write and audit to onboard developers new to the space.

Relevant experience

MuKn.io/Glow brings skills of cybersecurity, cryptography, distributed systems, systems programming, economic modeling & mechanism design.

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NFT-DAO NFT metadata standards

Problem statement :

NFT use cases have varied metadata needs and schemas. We lack standards for alike NFTs to avoid complex, fragile systems & chaos at scale.

Describe your solution to the problem

We'll engage industry experts to identify or define standards, work with IOG and industry consortiums to document NFT metadata standards.

Relevant experience

Engineers skilled in standards bodies and marketing team used to collaborating in standard development.

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Fund 5

 

NFT-DAO EZ-Honor contribution token

Problem statement :

Contributions to open source projects need a way to recognize, reward and bolster reputation of committed contributors.

Describe your solution to the problem

Develop a Contribution Token model as a precursor to a full Governance token to allow for expressing gratitude and appreciation.

Relevant experience

We have a deep bench of folks focused on this now

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NFT-DAO: Industry Standards 1

Problem statement :

Mainstream adoption of NFTs require standards to give organizations confidence in their long term stability and consistency.

Describe your solution to the problem

Industry Standards Organizations develop standards for adoption across multiple vendor implementations, these are starting to form for NFTs.

Relevant experience

NFTDAO has over 250 contributors with differing specialities, including architects who have developed & adopted various technical standards.

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NFT-DAO EZ-Name

Problem statement :

Machine-readable IDs like Cardano addresses, other cryptocurrency addresses, content hashes, and metadata are not human centered design.

Describe your solution to the problem

Improve user experience by mapping human-readable names like 'alice.ada' to machine-readable identifiers such as Cardano addresses.

Relevant experience

MuKn will be helping us port ENS to CNS

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CNS as NFT (Cardano Name Service)

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NFT-DAO EZ-Ticket dispenser

Problem statement :

Ticket authenticity and scalping at much higher prices make it difficult to control who is buying, selling, or redeeming a ticket.

Describe your solution to the problem

With NFTs, smart tickets are verifiable, interoperable and have clear ownership. A ticket redeemed at an event lives on in digital wallets.

Relevant experience

Yes, we have a few folks that can do this

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NFT-DAO EZ-On cross chain extension

Problem statement :

NFTs do not travel easily between chains, use models or games; stranding their value and reducing their efficacy with poor interoperability.

Describe your solution to the problem

Space Travel—standardize NFT's across chains, including whether to wrap and burn, or if we can bring them over somehow without burning them.

Relevant experience

Deep Team experience.

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NFT-DAO EZ-Pay wallet connector

Problem statement :

Connecting to wallets, payment gateways, exchanges & credit cards in Web3 is not as simple as it has become with Stripe-like Web2 solutions.

Describe your solution to the problem

Build extended wallet bridges to traditional systems like VISA, Venmo and a hub for things like MetaMask, Yoroi, Daedalus & exchanges.

Relevant experience

MuKn.io/Glow brings skills of cybersecurity, cryptography, distributed systems, systems programming, economic modeling & mechanism design.

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