The BIG ‘dApp idea' thread

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?

I feel compelled to share some of my ideas regarding on-chain design software and a use-case for on-chain music streaming.

All of the dApp projects I’ve found involving music are based around filesharing/streaming and payments associated with these services. Artists upload their songs and get payed in tokens when someone streams or downloads their music. As far as I can tell there is nothing built yet that allows artists to produce music on-chain and then self-publish their work.

I’m imagining a dApptoken that allows users to leverage utility from an asset they posses (like a music production program or design software) whilst also retaining the ability to pass that asset on when they’re ready to relinquish ownership of the asset.

Additionally, for streaming services already established, it could be interesting to design an on-chain DJ program that uses the same dApptoken mechanism and allows DJs to stream music files directly from the blockchain and play/mix any producer’s music in real time at any party/event whilst also paying the producer directly.

Thoughts?

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Great idea Mark!

What you are describing sounds very similar to https://audius.co/, who have just recently launched their beta.

Check it out!

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UniswapDEX

UniswapDEX.com is a robust interface to interact with the UniSwap contract. Every ERC-20 token with a liquidity pool on UniSwap is listed on UniswapDEX. The interface provides all of the features you’d expect to see on a decentralized exchange.

We are currently asking for feedback to identify features that will differentiate UniswapDEX from other swap interfaces and increase usage. UniswapDEX is a great way to help new projects give their communities access to their tokens without having to invest in a centralized exchange’s listing fee’s.

One idea I have is to create a Dapp launchpad interface on UniswapDEX where new Dapps can create profiles detailing their application and users can swap for their tokens. What are your thoughts?

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Thanks Tom! To me Audius looks like another music streaming service. Think about the difference between Spotify and Ableton Live. I’m suggesting building an on-chain Ableton Live.

Shower Thots:

Initial Twitter Offering (ITO) Dapp + Underwriter Service

I think there is a business to make here. The whole process of creating a token, creating an exchange on uniswap, adding liquidity, etc… could be a service and a few clicks. It requires a liquidity provider (in this case I’m providing liquidity for myself by putting up my own ETH on uniswap) and an underwriter to help identify and onboard valuable prospective twitter users. Eventually as an advertiser I’d want some sort of meaningful list of twitter influencer accounts that I could check off and then submit payment to a service that automatically 1) buys 1 tweet token from all of them on uniswap 2) send it to their wallet 3) notifies them with the tweet info. Probably best to start with crypto influencers because then they would market it themselves :slight_smile:

Sharknado: FOMO3D + Tornado.Cash

Make a wrapper contract around tornado cash that takes a little extra money and puts in a pool, then distributes dividends and via a lottery for the last one to do it (e.g. if no one does it for 1 hour, you win). This would give everyone a reason to go put their money through Tornado.cash RIGHT NOW in order to get in on this game and then TELL EVERYONE and have the nice positive benefit of enhancing privacy and awareness around privacy for everyone.

Monetization

Both of the above ideas could simply issue 100-10,000 claims tokens and start as purely crypto-native business, then sell some (or all) claims tokens to VENTURE DAO when launched. If the business is 100% owned by VENTURE DAO, though, then it would basically be a VENTURE DAO operation where funding comes from the members.

Cross-link to my tweet about this post:

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Here’s another idea:

A dApp that (like WordPress) allows users to build websites, but hosted on IPFS and ENS instead (i.e. decentralized and unstoppable). Apart from paid .eth domain names, the dApp could offer free website names (like WordPress does) by adding subdomains to the dApp’s main .eth domain. The dApp could make sure that every new website shows up in the Almonit search engine. And a mobile UI would be nice too.

It may not sound as exciting as other ideas, but I think it could attract and onboard a lot of non-crypto users, given a little marketing.

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Furthermore…

If people used their new websites on IPFS+ENS to upload personal photos and videos (i.e. like a Facebook profile), we’d only be one step away from creating a decentralized social media network. All that would be needed is giving users the ability to send/receive invitations to connect, and the ability to grant/deny access to their websites (could this be done with web3 browsers by using Ethereum public keys?). Users could also have public and private websites (i.e. public and private profiles).

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We already build something would do this. its over at https://pilot.dap.media/ . I’ve termed what it does as bi-constituency curation - something unique in the DAO space and crucial to prevent the primary attack vectors. (Portis and 3box did not exist when we started building this)

Idea 1: A collective email client / ie: Thunderbird (which is open source, so could be used)
Idea 2: linktr.ee but decentralized and free, and potentially with a search function | Hypothetical use - someone sees me on twitter rambling about crypto art, goes to (insert clever name).site and can search brucethegoose to find the page i’ve created with all my links