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LIDO Nation Catalyst Proposals

Content & Insights: Multi-Channel

Our proposal to add an investigative journalist to the lido team!

Problem
Project Catalyst will grow when more people are exposed to the excitement, innovation, and positive community in the Cardano ecosystem.
Solution
Articles about Catalyst roles & topics, Interviews w/ Catalyst participants, Community leadership on twitter w/ 100+ live participants daily.
Experience
We publish Cardano articles weekly, built a Catalyst research tool, & host daily twitter shows. We were funded by Catalyst to found a mentoring & outreach Lab in Kenya, & to translate our Content Library into Swahili & Spanish. Blockchain developer, Tech evangelist, Web designer.
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Real Journalism = Cardano Insights

Our proposal to onboard new humans onto catalyst!

Problem
Traditional news often misses the point; online pundits vary in quality and accessibility. Cardano deserves quality research and journalism.
Solution
Add an experienced journalist to the team to specialize in news about Cardano blockchain and ecosystem. Publish & distribute content.
Experience
We publish Cardano articles weekly, built a Catalyst research tool, & host daily twitter shows. We were funded by Catalyst to found a mentoring & outreach Lab in Kenya, & to translate our Content Library into Swahili & Spanish. Blockchain developer, Tech evangelist, Web designer.
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LIDO Nation is big on Cardano and Big on Catalyst

We have participated as Community Advisor, a Veteran Community Advisor, in Catalyst Circle governance meetings -- and of course as voters!

We run a Blockchain Learning Center in Kenya, thanks to a funded catalyst Fund 7 proposal.

Multi-language resources

Thanks to successful fund 6 and 7 proposals, we are one track to have all of our content library in swahili, english, and spanish.

12+ hrs/wk twitter spaces

We co-host Cardano Over Coffee every week day @ 14:30 UTC and host new to blockchain every Tuesday at 3:30am UTC.

2hr/wk Zoom office hours

We hold 30 minute zoom office hours throughout the week to help anyone rubber duck-it. Get help with a catalyst proposal. Ask questions, etc.

Catalyst Community Advisors

We've been helping review proposals since fund 6. We're gearing to teach our Kenyan community how to be awesome community advisors!

Stake Pool Operators

We run LIDO stake pool on the mainnet as well as the testnet! We've never missed a block on mainnet.

Open Source contributors

We maintain the castalyst proposal open api project on github. Also planning to host and offer it for free to anyone wanting to build tools around catalyst proposal data.

Catalyst Townhall Participants

We watch every townhall, mostly in person, sometimes the replay on YouTube. We are also active participants in after townhall rooms!

Developer Mentorship

Thanks to a Fund 7 winning proposal, we run a blockchain learning center Kenya, mentoring developers to help businesses build on Cardano.

ADA Pay Plugin - WordPress/Laravel

Our proposal to make adding Cardano payment to any WordPress site with a plugin! Vroom! Vroom!

Problem
There is no high quality WordPress plugin for receiving ADA payments. 1/4 of all websites are built on WordPress, more than 2M on Laravel.
Solution
Create a WordPress & Laravel plugin to enable ADA payments for the market of 1.4 Billion websites built using PHP.
Experience
14+ years of software and cloud system engineering. Built a Catalyst research tool, host daily twitter shows, founded a blockchain software mentoring & outreach Lab in Kenya.
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Migrating from ETH: Newcomer Setup

Our proposal to help current Eth users and businesses make sense of Cardano!

Problem
There is no landing page to help translate Eth concepts, tech, philosophies, and choices to Cardano's - for users and businesses
Solution
Getting started, "how to"s, insights, and technical articles about Cardano technologies that specifically targets an Ethereum audience.
Experience
We publish Cardano articles weekly, built a Catalyst research tool, & host daily twitter shows. We were funded by Catalyst to found a mentoring & outreach Lab in Kenya, & to translate our Content Library into Swahili & Spanish. Blockchain developer, Tech evangelist, Web designer.
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I agree 💯% that a NEW perspective is needed. Blockchain is a new tool, but how do we use that new tool?

I believe the Cardano Community needs to connect much more in Project Catalyst itself. Cardano is a scientific, methodical, "fact based" community which is why I believe in it, but at the same time, I feel that there is that lack of connection that you mention. It almost feels like the Cardano Community is building a playground, but few are playing in it:

I take the perspective that I am doing Gonzo journalism right now in Project Catalyst through my Ideascale proposals and comments themselves. It is my attempt to further connection here and everywhere.

I don't want to regret this opportunity and later say that I knew my ideas were new, so I would love your or anyone else from LIDO Nation's opinion on two of my F8 proposals, but no pressure at all.

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JO8N(@jo8n)
Ideascale member

Very nice proposal, well thought out and complete, which is always appreciated. Keep up the good work multiplying and deepening connections to Catalyst!

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Styg(@styg50)
Ideascale member

This is an exemplary proposal. Quickly three things:

the headline tells a story and entices.

I kinda love this part " FREE --> Organize and host a 24-hour Governance-Day Twitter marathon for each Voting Round in 2022 "

Addressing the Challenge Metric one by one. It seems like an obvious thing to do in a proposal, but often overlooked.

Very well done! I'm curious to read your "What makes a good proposal?" blog post. Cheers and I hope to see you and your journalism around here. Let's work together to bring the issues of journalism to the conversation.

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N S Lanier(@newman5)
Ideascale member

Proposal Translation with Human QA

Our proposal to translate funded proposal details into spanish to empower spanish native to help keep those theme accountable and learn from their successes.

Problem
Proposal details & breakdowns are only available in English, excluding non-english speaking communities from participating in Auditing.
Solution
Incentivize native Spanish-speakers to QA and edit machine translated funded proposals details and breakdowns in Spanish.
Experience
We publish Cardano articles weekly, built a Catalyst research tool, & host daily twitter shows. We were funded by Catalyst to found a mentoring & outreach Lab in Kenya, & to translate our Content Library into Swahili & Spanish. Blockchain developer, Tech evangelist, Web designer.
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Open Source Translate 2 Earn Webapp

Our proposal to opensource our translation management system and add more features to it to power translations across Cardano!

Problem
There is no Open Source crowd sourcing translation tool. All Cardano websites & communities need translation work & a way to pay translators.
Solution
Opensource our current translation tool so anyone can deploy it to manage translations & compensate participation using ADA or Native Tokens.
Experience
14+ years of software and cloud system engineering. Built a Catalyst research and crowd sourcing translation tool, host daily twitter shows, founded a blockchain software mentoring & outreach Lab in Kenya.
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