The BIG ‘dApp idea' thread

Yes, like http://hive.one for dapps

@harmonylion1 Makes sense. I’m just trying to get a feel for the target market.

@harmonylion1 Yes, for dApps and any type of project in the crypto space: protocols, dApps, funds, security auditors, marketing agencies, etc. There’s also https://fifty.one/projects but this would be a decentralized registry that anyone could add to.

Crypto Press Releaser

This January, I tried issuing my first press release for The Graph. It was an awful experience. The first step was verifying my identity and ability to speak on behalf of the company, a process that took a few days and cost $200. It would be nice if we could improve on this with the Crypto Project Registry. Next, I had to use an awful form to submit the press release. No noteworthy news outlets picked up the press release and instead I got inundated with useless spam for months. Lesson learned!

Press releases are a useful concept though. When a project raises funding, launches a new product, cements a major partnership, etc, it’s nice to have a place to broadcast these kinds of announcements. People tend to use Twitter and Medium but journalists and other interested parties may not be following these projects and may not see the news.

It would be nice if as a crypto project I could submit a press release to a crypto specific broadcast network. These releases would be signed by the private keys designated as authorized signers in the Crypto Project Registry. We could leverage our relationships with all the major journalists covering crypto and get them to monitor the Crypto Press Releaser. We would want to implement some kind of decentralized filter mechanism to ensure that submissions meet a quality bar while not picking winners and losers.

We should be able to get all the major projects in the space to use this to disseminate their news. If we can create a high quality stream of news updates for the crypto industry that could be picked up by journalists and other interested parties, that could greatly improve information sharing and dissemination in our space.

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Love this idea, kind of like a bloomberg terminal with onchain data and team updates combined

mvp is twitter list i guess with metacartel projects

+1 This could be pretty powerful.

Challenge:

Build a TCR that lists and curates the best dapps of Web 3.0

Read Mike Goldin’s TCR 1.0
https://medium.com/@ilovebagels/token-curated-registries-1-0-61a232f8dac7

The various actors in the TCR

Consumers — “Consumers desire high-quality information”

  • MetaCartel DAO wants high-quality information so that it can fund the best DApps.
  • The community wants to play and try the best and most fun dapps in the space.

Candidates — “Candidates desire the attention and consideration of consumers.”

  • DApps are the candidates as they will get the attention of investors and community members who will use the DApp.

Token holders — “To keep demand for their token high, token holders must keep… the quality of listings high… then consumers will be interested in the registry such that candidates will desire to be listed in the registry. Token holders realize a direct financial benefit for curating the list in an expert manner, and the degree of their benefit increases proportionally to the quality of their curation as consumer and candidate interest rise in lockstep.”

  • MetaCartel community members
  • Community members from adjacent communities & projects (The people we give the curating token to must the token more valuable, not less.)

“Crypto Crunchbase”

Create a TCR to registered a crypto projects registry that could replace LinkedIn / Crunchbase for the Web 3.0 community.

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Micro charity DAO with voting?

https://giveth.io/ + https://kleros.io/

To my knowledge, no such integration currently exists.

One of the promises of blockchain is decentralisation, but very often the power is centralised in a single onlyOwner account. Whenever it is possible to replace onlyOwner with multisig, DAO, arbitrator - yes please.


An idea I would like to share…

It’s very generic, it’s not very well researched yet but hopefully you’ll find it useful.

  • Buying a used car - I would like to know servicing history and any defects.
  • Buying used laptop - I would like to know if battery life is still good and no dead pixels.
  • Renting a property - tell me about the noisy neighbor. Or (real-life situation of me) - I’m based in London - there are double-decker buses. My garden is semi-private, guys from the upper deck can see me naked. Wish I knew it before signing lease…

In essence - register of everything - augmented information - it pays off to be honest - it pays off to tell me about dead pixel.

Micro research - attaching notes to physical space - https://twitter.com/marsxrobertson/status/1154517054038265856

And then step back - a higher level problem is identity. Once we have identity, can do reputation, spam protecting, weighting, everything… It’s freaking complicated. My head is exploding :zap::zap::zap:

Good points. I’ll think of other ways to accomplish this.

Also like your idea about digitally registering physical information. Seems like a challenge, but a crucial one if tokenized real estate is ever going to be a thing (because appraisals—how do you know a property is worth its trading price? Etc.)

Check this out: https://twitter.com/joeykrug/status/1154875495839780865

Most defi ain’t decentralized, it’s centralized finance with m of n multisigs or even worse single key control


Another idea: https://github.com/ethberlin-hackathon/ETHBerlin-Teambuilding/issues/29

I absorb loads of data. I have many considerations, many priorities, many factors.

I’d like to have AI / IA (intelligent assistant) on call, at all times.

Surveillance, privacy, GDPR, blah blah… I’m not playing this game, this game is lost, I’m OK to acknowledge we have more important problems to solve: https://twitter.com/marsxrobertson/status/1155081767264686080

I think having TCR is contradictory to having a “a single consolidated calendar” because TCR is selective and any events which are rejected to be on the list are more likely to create their own event calendar. If your main goal is to create “one single place”, then better to scrape all events (which EthereumJesus did during DevCon4 https://twitter.com/bneiluj/status/1052191727593771008.

Interestingly, DevCon5 already have 2 event calendars https://blockchainweek.jp and http://offdevcon.com and we (Kickback and local venue providers) are planning to make our own calendar.
The big motive of why multiple calendars pop up (rather than they coordinate to create one single one) is that each calendar usually want to promote their own events. Having full control of the calendar have better exposure within the calendar.

I think what would be more interesting is to have event DAOs which group like minded event organisers into a single DAO and coordinate together on finding sponsorship , speakers, venues, and also trying to avoid time conflicts (which has a side effect of the DAO itself acting as TCR) . I put more thoughts about the topic on this blog https://medium.com/wearekickback/the-birth-of-devcon5-event-dao-fca71759cd9b which I concluded that we could use Moloch/MetacartelDAO itself.

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Timestamp
7/29/2019 22:08:23

Email Address
Maximilian.kuck@gmail.com

Your name
Maximilian Kuck

Project description
We want to scale democratic processes/governance via blockchain solutions. We build a sovereign online community/voting/debate platform to organise political events/parties/entities, NGOs, digital labour unions, universities etc. and as a vision: giving every human on the planet an equal voice in governance/political decisions (therefore we work together with democracy.earth, kialo and other non-profit initiatives). We want to build the organisational lobby for the people to give back power/influence and identify their real needs. We base the voting process on the new theory of quadratic voting and liquid democracy.

Concerning the deadline on 07.09.2019:
We are currently developing an use case and MVP for the VOLT party congress on 08.09. therefore using LeapDAO plasma for scaling. We are also going to use quadratic voting as a new way of weighing voter preferences and letting people get familiar with token based community participation. We are going to have a lot of valuable data to collect which we compare to their analog/traditional voting process of yes and no (which is stated as mandatory in their voting manifesto, which might change with the right outcome of this use case).

Current status: Concept

Project deadline: 9/7/2019

How do you plan to utilize Plasma?

Maximize scalability and usability for latency free blockchain voting. Together with the burner wallet we build a pop-up democracy for the upcoming party congress of the VOLT party.

How are you going to promote your project?

We are going to make the first quadratic vote on the public blockchain for a political party worldwide + first quadratic voting in Europe. So far only web solutions in USA and Taiwan (participatory budgeting) has been used. Our team is well connected due to past job positions in communication agencies. Since the young VOLT party is getting hyped by the media at the moment + quadratic voting as a new voting theory + blockchain use-case in general, we already got some interest from big media houses. We are going to place leapdao as a central actor and partner for the technical solution on our landing page and in the media in general.

How many people are in the team?
4-7

Website
naming and LP still in progress

Github profile
https://github.com/project-democracy

How much funding you expect to receive?
5.000 DAI

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Big fan of what you’re doing at Kickback. I saw the app at ETHNY and it was really cool. Would be great to collaborate on the events stuff.

As far as the TCR goes, if the criteria for being added to the TCR is that people think it’s a “high quality event”, then I agree with you that this would cause fragmentation. I was thinking that the criteria should just be that the event is real and is crypto related. If the criteria is sufficiently broad I’m not sure that it would cause fragmentation.

That said I’m sure you’ve thought about this more than me and would be interested in exploring your ideas further. My other thought is that I think this DAO should focus on projects that are as simple as possible. Projects like Kickback that have more time/resources to spend could focus on a larger set of features that are outside the scope of this group. My feeling is that having a single consolidated list of all events is important at an industry level. I would be interested in thinking about how this could integrate with Kickback so that maybe some of these events would use Kickback to do additional coordination and incentives on top.

I really like the idea of the EventsDAO you proposed in your blog post. This could be in scope for us. My intuition says that not all events will be created in this manner though. So I think the idea stands to have a single consolidated list of all events and we should experiment with an EventsDAO / Kickback integration on top as being specific ways to create and manage events.

Does that vibe with your way of thinking?

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That’s amazing to hear that. Thanks!!

I see, more about removing the fake/scam events.

True. I was thinking of two layers of DAOs.

  1. Child DAO = Very low stake DAO which focus is just list non scammy/fake events.
  2. Parent DAO = High stake DAO which is in charge of raising sponsorship and giving away portion of the funds to handful of projects within Child DAO.

For Parent DAO, the fork of MolochDAO would be ideal as it is specifically designed to raise large amount of money in the secure way (with rage quit as a dispute resolution). For the child DAO, I wonder if there are any existing DAO frameworks (DAOStack, Aragon, Colony) fits the bill or we need custom smart contract.
In addition to these two, each event org could create own DAO to manage their own event fund, but probably multisig contract (like Gnosis) may be sufficient for that.

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This! There are many quality product ideas/proofs of concept/mvps out there that could expand their reach significantly with some serious, top-notch UX-UI efforts.

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This is great. Events DAO would be an amazing fund to spur on community / education projects… a funnel for anyone wanting to support those with less capital than a full sponsorship. Nice candidate for a non-profit legal model as well.

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Project Name
Komodo

Email
stefanionescu@protonmail.com

Live v1
https://komodo.now.sh/

Description
A rehypothecation mechanism where crypto lenders earn compound interest and the borrowers on the platform pay lower interest rates compared to Compound/Fulcrum/dYdX.

How it’s done
You lend a stable crypto + a volatile crypto and in the background:

  • We lend the stable crypto on Compound/Fulcrum and get back position tokens
  • We combine the position token + the volatile token in a CDP and issue a stablecoin
  • Finally we lend the stablecoin again

Users & problem
Talked with 50+ fiat investors who want to progressively diversify into crypto but don’t like going through Coinbase to get crypto. Instead they invest in the real world and we use their investment positions to generate crypto and give them leverage. Right now v1 is just a mock functionality of how the system will work in production but v2 will have a proper lending/borrowing market and the CDP system to get leverage. v2 will go live in end of December/mid January.

Current progress
Watched 10 people going through the process of lending and borrowing and got feedback for next UI version. Almost finished infrastructure so I can start making the leverage system with volatile + stable coins.

Team
Only one person, previously worked in private credit markets and before that worked on private enclave computation and on a carbon credits system on Ethereum. Github: https://github.com/stefanionescu. Looking for technical teammates who built financial products in the past or know the Maker system inside-out.

I’m curious as to how you would onboard them. Are they making bank transfers via a web app?