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CTimelines Infographics - Documenting & Promoting Cardano's History
Current Project Status
Unfunded
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₳64,683
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Solution

We will design & promote Cardano Timeline Infographics.

Each flavor representing history from a unique perspective.

To document the historical development of our vast ecosystem.

Cardano Timeline 2022

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Problem

As a blockchain with +5 years of trajectory & growing ecosystem, it’s challenging for individuals to have a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the significant events in Cardano’s history.

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Impact / Alignment
Feasibility
Value for money

Team

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CTimelines Infographics - Documenting & Promoting Cardano's History

Please describe your proposed solution.

As Cardano has been in operation for over 5 years and has experienced significant growth, it becomes increasingly difficult for individuals to grasp the entirety of its history and the key milestones that have shaped its development. The blockchain ecosystem is vast and constantly evolving, with new advancements, updates, and achievements being made regularly.

Without a consolidated and easily accessible resource, it can be challenging for individuals to gain a holistic and comprehensive understanding of Cardano's journey. They may struggle to keep up with the numerous events, technological breakthroughs, partnerships, and community initiatives that have occurred over the years.

<u>Milestones Repository</u>

We are committed to developing a comprehensive Milestones Repository that will serve as a valuable resource for documenting the historical development of our vast ecosystem. Through meticulous research and curation, we will compile the most significant milestones in Cardano's journey.

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<u>Infographics</u>

In addition, we will create Cardano Timeline Infographics, showcasing key events and milestones.

<u>Cardano Timeline 2023</u>

Our infographics will include the Cardano Timeline 2023, highlighting the major achievements and advancements in Cardano's history up until August 2023.

<u>Research Timeline 2023</u>

And the Research Timeline 2023, focusing on the academic papers and specifications that have contributed to Cardano's blockchain development.

Work in progress..

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<u>Global Presence at the Cardano Summit 2023</u>

To ensure widespread visibility and engagement, we will employ a multi-channel approach.

Digital media platforms: will play a crucial role in disseminating the infographics to a global audience.

In-person promotion: our commitment to personal connections and meaningful interactions drives us to place special emphasis on in-person promotion. At Cardano Summit 2023 events taking place in various cities around the world, we will showcase our infographics, engage with attendees, and foster a deeper understanding of Cardano's evolution.

To achieve this, we are reaching out to the various organizers of the Cardano Summit 2023 located around the world to establish partnerships. Our idea is to provide them with the necessary resources, knowledge, and specifications to print high-quality infographics. They would handle the logistics of local printing and distribution of the posters to the attendees of their respective events, which will take place in November. This approach helps reduce costs and ensures that the posters reach the attendees efficiently.

We are already in contact with some hosts from different countries, and all of them have shown great interest in the proposal. Firstly, they believe that the infographics will bring significant value to the attendees by promoting discussion and engagement. Secondly, it is known that there has been a reduction in the budget for this year's Cardano Summits (one third compared to last year), so they appreciate the opportunity to have souvenirs funded for their attendees.

<u>Initial city candidates</u>

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<u>Who will our project engage</u>

Our project, CTimelines, aims to engage individuals who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the significant events in Cardano's history. This includes community members, investors, developers, and anyone curious about the evolution of the Cardano ecosystem.

Each target audience will be impacted in different ways:

  1. Cardano Community Members: The Cardano community members will benefit from our project by gaining a comprehensive understanding of the significant events in Cardano's history. Our infographics will serve as a visual resource that consolidates and presents the historical milestones in an accessible and engaging manner. This will enhance their knowledge of the ecosystem and allow them to have more informed discussions and interactions within the community.
  2. Crypto Enthusiasts and Investors: Crypto enthusiasts and investors who are interested in Cardano will find value in our infographics as they provide a concise overview of the project's history and milestones. This will help them assess the progress and growth of Cardano over time, enabling them to make more informed investment decisions and deepen their engagement with the ecosystem.
  3. Newcomers: Individuals who are new to Cardano and those who are seeking to learn more about blockchain technology will find our infographics beneficial. They will serve as educational tools that provide a structured narrative of Cardano's development, making it easier for newcomers to grasp the key concepts and milestones. This will foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Cardano's journey and its potential impact on the broader blockchain industry.
  4. Developers: Developers within the Cardano ecosystem can leverage our infographics as a reference point for the evolution of the platform. It will provide them with insights into the past achievements, technological advancements, and key milestones that have shaped Cardano's development. This knowledge can inspire new ideas, innovations, and collaborations within the community, driving further progress and growth.

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We will demonstrate our impact by creating a "Metrics of CTimelines Project Success" spreadsheet.

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Note: The creation and development of NFT Collections is a metric that will be continued, but further details are not included in this proposal as they are not within its scope.

How does your proposed solution address the challenge and what benefits will this bring to the Cardano ecosystem?

This are the reasons why we believe our proposal aligns well with the "Open Catalyst" challenge:

  • Our project is characterized by its low budget, short timeline, and open-source approach, making it an efficient and inclusive initiative.
  • Our proposal did not fit properly into any of the other Challenges.

List the benefits that we envision for each of the milestones presented in this proposal.

<u>Milestones Repository Benefits for the Cardano ecosystem</u>

  1. Preservation/Documentation: A milestones repository allows for the orderly preservation and documentation of key events in Cardano's history. This ensures that historical information is available for future reference and analysis.
  2. Knowledge: The milestones repository facilitates access to information about Cardano's achievements, advancements, and significant milestones. This helps to increase knowledge and understanding of the platform's evolution, both for the community and those interested in learning about Cardano.
  3. Transparency and Trust: Having a public repository of milestones promotes transparency in Cardano's development and accomplishments. This helps to build trust among users, investors, and collaborators by providing a clear overview of past milestones achieved.
  4. Promotion: A well-structured and easily accessible milestones repository can serve as a tool for outreach and promotion of Cardano's achievements. It can be used to share the platform's history and milestones with the global community, potential investors, and other actors in the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

<u>Cardano Timeline 2023 Infographic Benefits for the Cardano ecosystem</u>

  1. Historical context: The "Cardano Timeline 2023" infographic provides a comprehensive overview of the key milestones and events that have shaped the development of Cardano. It offers historical context and helps community members and newcomers understand the evolution of the project over time.
  2. Onboarding and user adoption: The infographic simplifies complex information and makes it accessible to a wide audience. This aids in onboarding new users and potential adopters by providing them with a clear understanding of Cardano's development history. It helps users see the project's growth and potential, encouraging their involvement and adoption of Cardano's technology.
  3. Education: By presenting the timeline in a visually appealing and easily understandable format, the infographic enhances education and awareness about Cardano. It facilitates the dissemination of knowledge about the project's achievements and progress, fostering a deeper understanding of Cardano's development journey.
  4. Community engagement: The infographic serves as a catalyst for community engagement and discussion. It encourages community members to reflect on the project's achievements, share their experiences, and participate in conversations surrounding Cardano's growth. This engagement strengthens the sense of community and promotes collaboration within the Cardano ecosystem.
  5. Cardano Brand promotion: The "Cardano Timeline 2023" infographic can be used as a powerful branding and promotional tool for Cardano. By showcasing the project's major milestones and accomplishments, it reinforces Cardano's reputation as a leading blockchain platform and attracts attention from potential investors, developers, and partners.
  6. Investor confidence: The timeline infographic demonstrates the project's progress and development stages, instilling confidence in investors and stakeholders. It highlights the project's commitment to a roadmap and provides a transparent overview of Cardano's growth, which can positively impact investor sentiment and attract further support.

<u>Research Timeline 2023 Infographic Benefits for the Cardano ecosystem</u>

  1. Knowledge dissemination: The infographic serves as a concise and visually appealing way to share important research milestones and advancements within the Cardano community. It helps disseminate knowledge and increase awareness about the research contributions that have shaped the Cardano blockchain.
  2. Education: By presenting key academic papers and specifications in a digestible format, the infographic enhances education and understanding of the Cardano blockchain's technical foundations. It allows community members and stakeholders to grasp the significance and impact of specific research in Cardano's development.
  3. Transparency and credibility: Publishing a comprehensive research timeline demonstrates Cardano's commitment to transparency and highlights the rigorous academic approach underpinning its technology. It enhances the ecosystem's credibility by showcasing the extensive research efforts and the scientific rigor that went into Cardano's design and development.
  4. Community engagement: The infographic can spark interest and engagement within the Cardano community, attracting researchers, developers, and enthusiasts who are interested in the academic aspects of blockchain technology. It encourages collaboration, discussion, and further exploration of the research landscape surrounding Cardano.
  5. Promoting Cardano's value proposition: The "Research Timeline 2023" infographic can be used as a promotional tool to showcase Cardano's unique selling points, such as its scientific approach, academic partnerships, and commitment to innovation. It helps differentiate Cardano from other blockchain platforms and positions it as a leading blockchain project with strong research foundations.

<u>CTimelines.io Web Portal Benefits for the Cardano ecosystem</u>

  1. Centralized information: The website serves as a centralized access point where community members can access all project components, such as the Milestone Repository, infographics, and documentation. This streamlines the search and access to relevant information quickly and conveniently.

<u>Global presence at the Cardano Summit 2023 Benefits for the Cardano ecosystem</u>

  1. Community Engagement: The presence of CTimelines and the distribution of posters create opportunities for engagement with the Cardano community. It fosters discussions, networking, and knowledge-sharing among participants, further strengthening the community.
  2. Knowledge Dissemination: By distributing posters with the Cardano Timeline worldwide, CTimelines contributes to the dissemination of knowledge about Cardano's history and achievements. This helps to educate and inspire individuals interested in blockchain technology and encourages further exploration and innovation.
  3. Visibility & Seeking Supporters: Having a presence at high-profile events like the Cardano Summit enhances the visibility and branding of CTimelines. It allows the project to showcase its expertise, commitment, and contributions to the Cardano ecosystem, attracting potential collaborators and supporters.

How do you intend to measure the success of your project?

The following are the success criteria for our project.

<u>Milestones Repository</u>

Success would be to build a robust "Milestones Repository" for Cardano, which is publicly accessible.

It should have consolidated over 150 significant milestones from Cardano's history in a practical and organized manner, along with their respective sources of information. This metric can be observed in the "Metrics of CTimelines Project Success" spreadsheet.

<u>Cardano Timeline 2023 Infographic</u>

Success would be designing and publishing the Cardano Timeline 2023 infographic.

That includes the most significant milestones and events in the history of Cardano, as well as its development phases.

The infographic will be published on the CTimelines website.

<u>Research Timeline 2023 Infographic</u>

Success would be designing and publishing the Research Timeline 2023 infographic.

The Cardano Research flavor/topic infographic includes the most relevant academic papers and specifications that contributed to the development of the Cardano blockchain.

The infographic will be published on the CTimelines website.

<u>CTimilines Web Portal</u>

Success would be for the CTimelines project to have a CTimelines web portal with this components:

It will serve as a central access point, and through it, the following main components can be accessed:

  • CTimelines Roadmap
  • Published infographics
  • Cardano Timeline 2022
  • Cardano Timeline 2023
  • Research Timeline 2023
  • CTimelines Documentation (Gitbook)
  • CTimelines Brand Book
  • Milestones Repository with all the milestones collected to date
  • "Metrics of CTimelines Project Success" spreadsheet

<u>Global presence at the Cardano Summit 2023</u>

Success would be for the CTimelines project to have a presence in at least 3 cities and distribute over 100 posters of the Cardano Timeline 2023 infographic at the events of the Cardano Summit 2023 taking place in multiple cities around the world in November.

This metric can be observed in the "Metrics of CTimelines Project Success" spreadsheet.

Photographic evidence of global presence at the Cardano Summit will also be generated.

Please describe your plans to share the outputs and results of your project?

The project results will be made public. All the necessary information will be accessible through the CTimelines.io website.

But we will also be announcing the results on our official channels

We look forward to leveraging the connections established with hosts and event attendees to foster collaborations and contribute to other educational projects that seek to benefit from our work.

With the results of the research conducted in the project, we will continue to assess topics of interest to the community that require exploration to shed light on their historical development.

Examples of these could include:

  • Cardano TVL/DeFi Timeline
  • Cardano CIPs Timeline
  • Cardano Project Catalyst Timeline
  • Cardano Governance Timeline
  • Milkomeda (Cardano Sidechain) Timeline
  • Cardano Developers/Tooling Timeline
  • And many more…

What is your capability to deliver your project with high levels of trust and accountability?

We are the right team to undertake this task.

Beyond the individual capabilities, skills, and backgrounds of each team member, the most compelling evidence is that we have been working for a year, and we have achieved everything so far without external funding.

We have already demonstrated our ability by creating an initial version of the Cardano Timeline infographic, developing an MVP of the web portal, and establishing a presence at various in-person events such as the Cardano Plutus Hackathon and Cardano Summit 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1st release of the Cardano Timeline (VisualCardano Edition) infographic

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MVP of the CTimelines.io web portal it's already in development

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Photograph with Lars Brünjes (Education Director at IOG)

At the Cardano Plutus Hackathon 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Photograph showcasing our presence at the Cardano Summit 2022 in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Photograph at the Cardano Summit 2022 BsAs with Hosts (Kehua Yang and José Javier Iadicicco)

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On the other hand, we have strong connections with ALDEA DAO and LATAM Cardano communities, which provide us with valuable connections and access points to tap into other resources within the ecosystem.

We have actively participated in workshops such as the CIP-1694 Governance workshops.

This gives us easier access to the Cardano Summit hosts, allowing us to present our idea to them.

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Posters of the Cardano Timeline 2022 infographic are being distributed at the CIP-1694 governance workshops

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<u>Edinburgh Scotland CIP-1694 Closing Governance Workshop</u>

Photograph of Charles Hoskinson (Cardano Founder) observing the Cardano Timeline.

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<u>Cardano TVL Flipping Chart Bar Race</u>

We are the creators of the animated infographic Cardano TVL Flipping Chart Bar Race.

Which was viewed by over 130K people in less than 48 hours and retweeted over 300 times.

This demonstrates that we not only identify the needs of the community but also execute them.

<https://twitter.com/jotapippo/status/1678139372393099265>

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What are the main goals for the project and how will you validate if your approach is feasible?

Our main objectives are as follows:

  1. Establishing a comprehensive historical record of the most significant events in the Cardano ecosystem's history. We will measure it based on the number of events recorded.
  2. Presenting this information in a user-friendly and accessible manner to cater to a diverse audience. We will measure it based on the quantity and quality (user feedback) of the published infographics.
  3. Becoming the go-to platform for individuals seeking to delve into Cardano's rich history. We will measure it based on the number of visits to the website.
  4. Providing a reliable source of reference for other educational initiatives.
  5. Promoting awareness on a broad scale by strategically maximizing digital dissemination and physical presence at various global events. We will measure it based on the number of views and shares (digital content), as well as the number of attendees impacted at in-person events (physical content).

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.

<u>Milestones & Key Activities</u>

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<u>Acceptance criteria</u>

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Milestones Breakdown Full Detailed

<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wNWfEs-R00VdNkBpbwdSgfMzbXsSGwUnLpnaH9ESjc8/edit?usp=sharing>

<u>Task Preview</u>

Due to the high workload in the first 6 weeks of the project (marked by the deadline of the Cardano Summit 2023 event in November), we have started working on some tasks. We are beginning to advance on them, confident that the project, given its high value proposition, will be funded in Fund 10.

Tasks that we have already started and their completion percentages:

  • Branding: 100%
  • Web Design - CTimelines.io (React JS Layout): 60%
  • Create milestone repository structure: 80%
  • Research "Cardano Timeline 2023" milestones: 35%

Please describe the deliverables, outputs and intended outcomes of each milestone.

<u>To show the outputs for each milestone we will produce</u>

General CTimelines Metrics (Cross-cutting across all milestones)

  • "Metrics of CTimelines Project Success" public spreadsheet

Milestone 1 - Milestones Repository & Branding

  • "CTimelines Brand Book" public document
  • "Milestones Repository" public spreadsheet

Milestone 2 - Cardano Timeline 2023

  • "Cardano Timeline 2023" infographic

Milestone 3 - Global Presence at Cardano Summit 2023

  • Evidence (photographic/video) of CTimelines presence at the Cardano Summit 2023 events

Milestone 4 - Web Portal

  • CTimelines.io web portal
  • CTimelines Docs Gitbook

Milestone 5 - Research Timeline 2023 & Research future themes/flavors

  • "Research Timeline 2023" infographic

Please provide a detailed budget breakdown of the proposed work and resources.

The estimated budget for this project is 14.370 USD.

We estimate the price based on the downward trend, which indicates that by November we could be 25% below the current price (0,29 USD/ADA). That's why we have taken a value of 0,22 USD/ADA.

14.370 USD at 0,22 USD/ADA is equivalent to 64.683 ADA.

64.683 ADA represents 4,62% of the Open Catalyst Budget Challenge (1.400.000 ADA)

64.683 ADA represents 0,013% of the Fund10 Budget (50.000.000 ADA)

Budget Breakdown Summary

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Budget Breakdown Full Detailed

<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wNWfEs-R00VdNkBpbwdSgfMzbXsSGwUnLpnaH9ESjc8/edit?usp=sharing>

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Who is in the project team and what are their roles?

<u>Core Team</u>

  • Juan Manuel Castro Pippo (Jotape)
  • Juan Franscisco Razzini
  • Mauro Hernán Falcone (Mou)

<u>Supporting Team</u>

  • Mauro Andreoli
  • Lucas Macchiavelli

<u>Juan Manuel Castro Pippo (Jotape)</u>

<u>Profile picture</u>

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<u>CTimelines Roles</u>

  • CTimelines Founder
  • Project Manager
  • Community Manager
  • Research and consolidation of the history of Cardano
  • Coordination and logistics

<u>Professional background</u>

Over 10 years of experience in the financial industry, including more than 5 years of hands-on experience as a systems storage administrator.

Over the past two years, I have dedicated my time and efforts to gaining an in-depth understanding of the Cardano protocol and its ecosystem.

<u>Reference Links</u>

  • <https://twitter.com/jotapippo>
  • <https://www.linkedin.com/in/jotapippo/>
  • <https://medium.com/@jotapippo>

<u>Juan Franscisco Razzini (Juancho)</u>

<u>Profile picture</u>

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<u>CTimelines Roles</u>

  • Infographics Designer

<u>Professional background</u>

32-year-old graphic designer, passionate about creativity and innovation.

Currently working in a television production company, where I apply my design skills to create unique and captivating audiovisual pieces.

Lately I have been learning about 3D modeling, which has allowed me to explore new forms of expression in my work as a graphic designer.

<u>Reference Links</u>

  • <https://www.linkedin.com/in/juan-razzini/>
  • <https://www.behance.net/juanfrazzif00d>

<u>Mauro Hernán Falcone (Mou)</u>

<u>Profile picture</u>

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<u>CTimelines Roles</u>

  • Branding
  • UX Designer

<u>Professional background</u>

Graphic designer with more than 10 years of experience working both freelance and under a dependency relationship.

<u>Reference Links</u>

Mauro Andreoli

<u>Profile picture</u>

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<u>CTimelines Roles</u>

  • Networking

<u>Professional background</u>

Proposer & Excecuter. Lawyer.

Cardano Ambassador.

CA, VCA, PA & VPA.

Host and attendee of different Cardano Events.

<u>Reference Links</u>

  • <https://twitter.com/MauroAndreoliA>
  • <https://www.linkedin.com/in/mauro-agust%C3%ADn-andreoli-7b58621a0/>

<u>Lucas Macchiavelli</u>

<u>Profile picture</u>

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<u>CTimelines Roles</u>

  • Networking

<u>Professional background</u>

Funded Proposer in F7, F8 and F9, PA in F8 and F9

Cardano Ambassador

Swarm contributor

<u>Reference Links</u>

  • <https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucasmacchiavelli/>
  • <https://twitter.com/LucasMacchia2>

How does the cost of the project represent value for money for the Cardano ecosystem?

Despite Ctimelines being a low-budget project, it offers significant value for the Cardano community.

Some reasons why the cost of the project represents excellent value for money:

  • Accessibility: CTimelines empowers users to gain a comprehensive understanding of the platform's evolution <u>without the need for extensive research</u>.
  • Education: The infographics serve as educational tools that engage both newcomers and seasoned members of the community. The visually captivating infographics condense complex historical information into <u>easily digestible formats</u>.
  • Promotion: CTimelines plays a crucial role in promoting Cardano's achievements and innovations to a <u>wider audience</u>. The infographics can be shared across various social media platforms, conferences, and events, encouraging more people to learn about and adopt the Cardano ecosystem.
  • Enhancing Community Cohesion: As CTimelines showcases the history of Cardano, it <u>strengthens the sense of community</u> and collective identity among users.
  • Long-Term Value: The infographics produced by CTimelines serve as a <u>lasting record of Cardano's milestones and progress</u>. This long-term value allows community members to revisit and learn from Cardano's history at any time.
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