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Kenric@Photrek Proposals (23)

Design & Sim of Voting Influence

$50,000 Requested

<p>Blockchain DAOs, including Catalyst, are governed by one coin - one vote policy which is susceptible to oligarchic control.</p>

Fund: Fund 6 Challenge: F6: Distributed decision making
over budget Requested 66.667% of the fund.
0 (1)

Cardano Risk Profile Audit

$40,000 Requested

<p>Cardano stakepool operators face a variety of cybersecurity risks that they have not adequately prepared to defend against.</p>

Fund: Fund 6 Challenge: F6: Cardano Emerging Threat Alarm
over budget Requested 80% of the fund.
0 (1)

Challenge: Prototype Diversified Voting Method

$150,000 Budget

<p>Can we implement a prototype demonstration of diversified voting and flexible funding for one challenge fund?</p>

Proposed in Fund: Fund 6
Budget 2.778% of the fund.
0 (1)

AdaQuad - Crowdfunding Platform

$24,900 Requested

Solution: Design a voting and funding method for Cardano Catalyst and other DOAs in the Cardano ecosystem.

Fund: Fund 7 Challenge: F7: Catalyst - Rapid Funding Mechanisms
over budget Requested 9.96% of the fund.
0 (1)


$37,800 Requested

Solution: Fuse known organizational standards into DAO models. Design distributed treasury system. Confirm quadratic voting and other voting models.

Fund: Fund 7 Challenge: F7: DAOs ❤ Cardano
over budget Requested 7.56% of the fund.
0 (1)

Forecasting Cardano Native Tokens

$9,900 Received
$9,900 Requested

Solution: We propose the development of an automated valuation method for native tokens based on tools of machine intelligence for complex systems.

Fund: Fund 7 Challenge: F7: A.I. & SingularityNet a $5T market
completed Awarded 1.98% of the fund.
0 (1)

OpenSource Quadratic Voting Funding

$84,000 Received
$112,000 Requested

Solution: Bring GitCoin to Cardano with quadratic voting and funding to amplify trust and opportunities to build the future of open-source Cardano.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Open Source Development Ecosystem
funded Awarded 9.333% of the fund.
0 (1)

PRISM DIDs for Catalyst CA Process

$21,000 Requested

Solution: Decentralised identity can improve the Catalyst CA process. Using Atala PRISM in Catalyst supports broader adoption of Cardano technology.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Accelerate Decentralized Identity
over budget Requested 4.2% of the fund.
0 (1)

Improving Integrity of CA Processes

$15,000 Received
$15,000 Requested

Solution: Identify the community's best improvements on reputation and ranking and integrate these into the parallel effort on CA digital identity.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: Community Advisor Improvements
completed Awarded 15% of the fund.
0 (1)

Community Governance Oversight

$34,300 Received
$34,300 Requested

Solution: Provide community oversight of Catalyst governance processes.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: Improve and Grow Auditability
completed Awarded 17.15% of the fund.
0 (1)

Learning Dynamic Models

$95,100 Requested

Solution: Photrek will upgrade the Coupled VAE (CVAE) algorithm it is developing for the SingularityNETs (SNET) AI Marketplace to incorporate a dynamic model. CVAE is a risk-aware learning method.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Dapps, Products & Integrations
not approved impact proposal Requested 1.211% of the fund.
0 (1)

Risk Monitor for SPOs

₳279,586 Requested

Solution: A Risk Monitor tool suite empowers SPOs with decentralized means to detect whether network-wide block production aligns with expectations from protocol so that reward distribution remains honest.

Fund: Fund 10 Challenge: SPO Tools & Community Projects
not approved Requested 5.901% of the fund.
0 (1)

Consenz: Community Consensus Measurement & Optimization Quick Pitch

₳152,000 Requested

Solution: Consenz is Agreement Building Platform. It uses the "consensus-meter" - an algorithm for consensus calculation. We wish to open-source its code to invite researchers and developers to optimize it.

Fund: Fund 10 Challenge: OSDE: Open Source Dev Ecosystem
not approved Requested 4.813% of the fund.
0 (1)

Prediction Markets: A Futures Model Demo

₳100,000 Requested

Solution: Photrek will develop decentralized, open-source risk characterization tools to improve trading strategy effectiveness &amp; customizability.

Fund: Fund 11 Challenge: F11: Cardano Use Cases: Concept
not approved Requested 1.333% of the fund.
0 (1)

Governance Hackathon: Cardano DRep Teams

₳300,000 Requested

Solution: A hackathon platform for development of governance capabilities. Utilize plural voting with payment &amp; rewards to facilitate the community in deciding the winning awards. Run a DRep team hackathon.

Fund: Fund 11 Challenge: F11: Cardano Use Cases: Solution
not approved Requested 4% of the fund.
0 (1)

Alternative Catalyst voting schemes with new crypto protocols by IOG Research, Photrek, and the Catalyst Team

₳187,000 Received
₳500,000 Requested

Solution: A set of selected voting schemes for Catalyst, a research paper on their properties, comparison and recommendations for selection, a research paper on supporting cryptographic protocols for voting

Fund: Fund 11 Challenge: F11: Catalyst Systems improvements: Discovery
funded Awarded 33.333% of the fund.
0 (1)

AI Assistant for Governance: Empowering Team-Based dReps

₳150,000 Requested

Solution: Photrek will develop an AI Assistant that empowers Team-Based dReps, analyzes proposals, assesses their impact across Cardano, and guides decisions aligned with the community &amp; the constitution.

Fund: Fund 12 Challenge: Cardano Open: Developers
funded Awarded 1.429% of the fund.
0 (1)

dRepWatch - A Sustainable Platform for Informed Voters

₳250,000 Requested

Solution: Leverage existing dRepWatch, and bring it up a notch to create a user friendly interface that offers transparency and facilitates communication between voters and dReps on various governance issues.

Fund: Fund 12 Challenge: Cardano Use Cases: MVP
over budget Requested 3.333% of the fund.
0 (1)

Monthly Reports

Our work on the Study Buddy curriculum is documented at the website

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Photrek originally contracted with Modig Development for the development of the Study Buddy curriculum. Michael Cenkner, who is leading the effort, has decided to complete the work as an individual rather than through Modig. As such, the contract with Modig was ended and a new agreement was completed with Cenkner.

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The IICAP project launch has been successful. Paul Erikson and Michael Cenkner of Modig Development have joined the team to develop a process for demonstrating core competency in the PA/vPA processes. Snapbrillia will provide their quadratic voting tools to facilitate feedback from the PA/vPA community regarding each proposed competency. Snapbrillia's bounty system will be used to reward community members who participate in the review.

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Thank you to the Catalyst Community for supporting Photrek's initiative to improve the CA processes. We look forward to working with the community.

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