[IMPACT] Please describe your proposed solution.
This proposal is composed of 3 different components to be able to reference 3 different kinds of NFTs from Paima:
Paima Projection NFTs - 145k
- Paima Projection NFT Whirlpool continued work for Cardano 75k link
- Paima Projection NFT Whirlpool for EVM 40k link
- Paima Projection NFT Whirlpool for Polkadot WASM nfts 30k link
Each proposal increases the viability of Paima by allowing games deployed to the Cardano ecosystem to leverage the liquidity of an increasing number of NFT ecosystems, as well as allow Cardano NFTs to be used in games hosted in other ecosystems
You can see the individual proposals for more details, but generally if you want to learn about the architecture for this system at a deeper technical level, we’ve written an Aiken smart contract for Cardano which has extensive documentation that you can find here: <https://github.com/dcSpark/projected-nft-whirlpool/>
[IMPACT] How does your proposed solution address the challenge and what benefits will this bring to the Cardano ecosystem?
This proposal will help make Cardano NFTs a key player in the growing field of onchain gaming and autonomous worlds. Notably, it will do this in two ways:
- Cardano NFTs will gain value as they may become usable in a lot of onchain games and autonomous worlds as a way game developers can attract the Cardano community to their game
- More Cardano NFTs will get minted as games that want access to a large amount of liquidity for in-game NFT will be able to natively mint them on Cardano (such as to do a mint sale) and then project them into their games
[IMPACT] How do you intend to measure the success of your project?
- Number of NFTs projected into a game
- Number of unique users projecting NFTs
- Number of games or apps implementing projective NFTs into their experience
[IMPACT] Please describe your plans to share the outputs and results of your project?
Each sub-proposal generally follows the trend of
- Open source client library
- Open source website to interact with the contract
- Open source indexer for the contractt
- Add projected NFT support into Paima
- Open source template that uses projected NFTs
[CAPABILITY/ FEASIBILITY] What is your capability to deliver your project with high levels of trust and accountability?
dcSpark and Paima Studios are well renowned companies in the Cardano ecosystem that have a long history of delivering on Catalyst proposals. You can find progress on grants we have previously received at https://dcspark.io/grants
[CAPABILITY/ FEASIBILITY] What are the main goals for the project and how will you validate if your approach is feasible?
The main goal is to make it easier to build onchain games and autonomous worlds that have a high customizability and performance while still having access to the liquidity of the Cardano NFT market. We will create an example app using Paima that integrates projected NFTs to prove feasibility
[CAPABILITY/ FEASIBILITY] Please provide a detailed breakdown of your project’s milestones and each of the main tasks or activities to reach the milestone plus the expected timeline for the delivery.
Each sub-proposal has its own timelines and milestones, but generally speaking each of them will only take a few months and, in general, are fairly parallelizable
[CAPABILITY/ FEASIBILITY] Please describe the deliverables, outputs and intended outcomes of each milestone.
The exact deliverables vary by sub-proposal, but generally speaking involve open sourcing code on Github
[RESOURCES & VALUE FOR MONEY] Please provide a detailed budget breakdown of the proposed work and resources.
Cardano NFTs from other blockchains: 75k
EVM NFTs to Cardano ecosystem: 40k
Polkadot WASM NFTs to Cardano ecosystem: 30k
[RESOURCES & VALUE FOR MONEY] Who is in the project team and what are their roles?
- dcSpark (all tools and infra)
- Paima Studios (Paima integration and template)
[RESOURCES & VALUE FOR MONEY] How does the cost of the project represent value for money for the Cardano ecosystem?
This project has a chance to significantly grow the Cardano NFT ecosystem by making it a leader in onchain gaming and autonomous worlds which is a new and exciting domain in crypto / web3