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F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration gravatar F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration

How might we create connections and collaboration between Cardano and other blockchains in the next six months?

Campaign Brief

The success of Bitcoin spawned numerous off-shoot experiments and the arrival of Ethereum increased tribalism. As the number of altcoins grew, unhealthy "maximalism" emerged. The future is multi-chain, however, and the cryptoeconomy thrives when interoperability and cross-chain collaboration are cherished and encouraged.

There are multiple next generation blockchains with cadres of zealous supporters, highly skilled developers and innovative technologies that Cardano and Project Catalyst can learn from. And, vice versa, we can help other networks thrive by offering the good practices developed in Catalyst. IOG has recently formed the UTXO alliance and started collaboration with numerous partners like COTI and SingularityNET. It's a good start but more is needed to address the lack of communication, coordination and collaboration between blockchain communities. Missing awareness of each other's doings forces us to duplicate our efforts. When we are separate we are not able to learn from each other's achievements or failures.

Cardano has a strong, open and inclusive community, let's make this a real super power and let's be the first ones to forge strong bonds. Let's create an enriching, open and safe environment, where people from different communities can find common ground and share knowledge, resources, skills, ideas and visions with one another. Let's go out there, break the silos and build bridges and presence between us.

Here are some examples of potential DLT/Blockchain entities, communities and projects to explore and collaborate with:

Cosmos, dubbing itself the Internet of Blockchains, makes it easy for other blockchains to connect to it via their Inter-Blockchain Communication protocol (IBC). Massive projects like Binance Smart Chain, Terra, Thorchain and Oasis Network are built on the Cosmos SDK.

https://tendermint.com/sdk
https://v1.cosmos.network/intro
https://cosmos.network/ecosystem/apps

Polkadot (and its canary network Kusama) is a light-weight and quickly updateable design where the Relay Chain offers shared security and cross-chain communication, allowing the connected Parachains to focus on fast deployment of services. Its unique crowdloan mechanism invites the community of token holders to voice out which projects should be implemented first. The Nominated Proof of Stake network offers advanced governance mechanisms as well.

https://wiki.polkadot.network/docs/learn-video-tutorials

Academically impressive and technologically sound Algorand has a unique consensus mechanism Pure Proof of Stake and we can learn a lot from their governance model.

https://www.algorand.com/technology

Boasting a throughput beyond 4,500 tps and near-instant finality, the EVM-compatible Avalanche has quickly become the go-to choice for multiple DeFi projects. It has an innovative multi-chain architecture that utilizes both DAG and Blockchain technologies.

https://www.avax.network

Other examples could be e.g. Fantom (https://fantom.foundation/intro-to-fantom), Solana (https://solana.com/ecosystem), IOTA (https://www.iota.org/), Polygon (https://polygon.technology/get-started), Nervos (https://www.nervos.org) or any community that is ready for multi-chain reality. Or the proposal can come from a project / solution built on any of these.

Proposals you can submit to this challenge

This is an open-ended challenge that welcomes any proposal geared for cross-chain collaboration, co-innovation and interoperability. These can be any community-led projects, initiatives, solutions, tools or services. It could mean for instance:

New technical implementations connecting Cardano to other blockchains and vice versa (SDKs, APIs, bridges etc)
Governance ideas from other chains implemented as part of the Voltaire road map
Already successful projects expanding from other chains to Cardano
Expansion of Cardano-based projects into other chains
Oracles and other tools to interpret and interact with cross-chain data
Catalyst-created solutions adopted by other chains and communities
Common research, education, outreach and innovation projects with other chains and communities (e.g. podcasts, hackathons, webinars, communication hubs, educational resources)

Challenge Team

We are seasoned Catalyst community members and "interoperability maximalists" who don't believe that any one chain should rule them all.

Filip Blagojević is an active Project Catalyst member since Fund 2, Plutus Pioneer, Atala Pioneer and Emurgo Academy trainee. Tomi Astikainen is a Veteran Community Advisor who has recently written a book for wannabe crypto investors. He is a Senior Ambassador for Acala/Karura and a driver in the Polkadot/Kusama community in Finland. Felix Weber is an active Project Catalyst member, Cardano Ambassador and initiator/leader of several community led Projects and initiatives.

Our assessment of the maturity of this proposed challenge:

Cardano technology stack is finally mature enough to start inviting proposals for cross-chain collaboration and interoperability. Our proposed challenge is intentionally left open ended and it welcomes a multitude of different solutions. Worthwhile ideas submitted in this challenge should help grow and improve the Cardano and Catalyst community in the near term (next 6-9 months).

This challenge is therefore aligned with the Fund8 strategic goals:

It helps prepare people to make contributions to the Cardano and Catalyst ecosystem. It helps turn Cardano into an open source project recognized also beyond our community. It accelerates the growth and evolution of our developer & app ecosystem by inviting contributions from the rest of the blockchain space.

The budget of $400,000 USD is a moderate 2,5% of the total treasury allocation for Fund8. It should be sufficient to kickstart interoperability and cross-chain collaboration initiatives but might not be enough for any large scale infrastructure projects. Therefore, we encourage submission of "minimum viable" and "proof of concept" proposals that do include long-term vision and roadmap but which are initially scoped quite small.

Why is it important?

Interoperability of blockchains and multi-chain awareness guarantees shared success of the cryptoeconomy as a whole.

What does success look like?

Collaborative value creation between Project Catalyst and other communities. Both technical and non-technical initiatives are welcome.

Key Metrics to measure

  • Mainnet and testnet transaction volume growth
  • Number of proposals including participants from other blockchain communities
  • Number of technical implementations connecting Cardano to other blockchains
  • Ideas from other chains implemented by Catalyst
  • Projects and dApps from other chains implemented on Cardano
  • Catalyst-created solutions adopted by other chains/communities
  • Number of events / workshops / sessions arranged with other communities
  • Number of permanent initiatives with cross-chain teams (members from different blockchain communities together)
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Total Proposals
18
Funded Proposals
0
Completed Proposals
$ 400K
Available
$1.5M
Requested
$416.4K
Awarded

Youth+Women Cardano NFT4Good Party
$49,000 Requested

Solution: 若者や女性がカルダノコミュニティに参加し、役割を見つけ、チェーンを超えて創造的に協力するための体系的な経路をつなげます。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
over budget Requested 12.25% of the fund.
3.89 (9)

Wolfram Cross-Chain Framework
$75,000 Received
$75,000 Requested

Solution: カルダノのNFT/トークン/トランザクション/スマートコントラクトを他のブロックチェーンと実験的に接続するためのプログラマブルな関数を開発する。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
completed Awarded 18.75% of the fund.
4.81 (21)

United Caricature
$10,500 Received
$10,500 Requested

Solution: 大量導入にはチェーン間の連携と依存が重要であることを示す週刊誌風刺画

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
completed Awarded 2.625% of the fund.
4.56 (9)

The NFT Gaming Podcast - Season 2
$16,500 Requested

<p>Gaming communities are siloed by blockchain, causing gamers to miss out on engaging games on other blockchains due to a lack of awareness.</p>

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
funded Awarded 4.125% of the fund.
0 (1)

Research Guild: Cross-Chain Report
$34,200 Received
$34,200 Requested

Solution: リサーチギルドは、カルダノに関するクロスチェーンのコラボレーションをサポートする機会と戦略を調査するレポートをお届けします。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
completed Awarded 8.55% of the fund.
4.78 (9)

ReFi - Cross-chain Climate Action
$80,000 Requested

Solution: Host hackathons/events focused on cross-chain collaboration & build tools/infrastructure for ReFi projects utilizing on chain carbon credits

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
over budget Requested 20% of the fund.
3.6 (15)

PanDAO: Focus on dDataStorage
$29,333 Received
$35,200 Requested

Solution: NFT技術を良心的に統合することを望むあらゆるプロジェクトのための、オープンソースのツール、標準、ユーティリティのセットです。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
funded Awarded 8.8% of the fund.
4.78 (9)

OnChainUniversity - Free Education
$19,875 Received
$26,500 Requested

Solution: https://onchainuniversity.com/ will feature multi-chain courses exploring current and future use-cases for collaborating cross-chain.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
funded Awarded 6.625% of the fund.
4.17 (18)

NFT Fighters: Cross-Chain Gaming
$37,000 Requested

Solution: NFT Fightersは、NFTをカードゲームのプレイアブルな駒として使用します。このゲームはすでに多くのCardanoプロジェクトと連携しており、今後は他のチェーンも追加される予定です。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
over budget Requested 9.25% of the fund.
3.33 (18)

Native Tokens Integration
$100,000 Requested

<p>Adding a native token to the cardano network to be live and get it up and running for any stage of funding or launching or ICO is too long.</p>

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
not approved Requested 25% of the fund.
0 (1)

KILT & Cardano
$5,000 Received
$5,000 Requested

Solution: KILTは、DotsamaエコシステムにおけるKusamaパラシェーンであり、Cardano開発者とのコラボレーションに火をつけるため、3つのイベントを開催する予定です。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
completed Awarded 1.25% of the fund.
4.47 (15)

Growing the US Blockchain Community
$35,000 Requested

Solution: By growing the PA Blockchain Coalition, we will connect different chains and allow the collaboration necessary to spark innovation.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
over budget Requested 8.75% of the fund.
3.94 (18)

Finish the Filecoin Bridge!
$23,040 Received
$28,800 Requested

Solution: F5で要求された金額は、非常に楽観的であることは分かっていた。しかし、私は今、これを完成させるための経験を積んでいます。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
funded Awarded 7.2% of the fund.
4.58 (12)

Ferrum: InfinitySwap-Milestone 5
$100,000 Requested

Solution: InfinitySwap reimagines the architecture & OpSec best practices providing the fastest, most secure & feature complete solution on the market

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
over budget Requested 25% of the fund.
2.6 (15)

Ferrum: InfinitySwap-Milestone 3-4
$50,000 Requested

Solution: InfinitySwapは、アーキテクチャとOpSecのベストプラクティスを再構築し、市場で最も速く、最も安全で、完全な機能を備えたソリューションを提供します。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
over budget Requested 12.5% of the fund.
3.28 (18)

Ferrum: InfinitySwap-Milestone 1-2
$150,000 Requested

Solution: InfinitySwapは、アーキテクチャとOpSecのベストプラクティスを再構築し、市場で最も速く、最も安全で、完全な機能を備えたソリューションを提供します。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
not approved Requested 37.5% of the fund.
3.33 (15)

ERC721 & ERC-1155 for Milkomeda
$13,333 Received
$20,000 Requested

Solution: Build infrastructure required to be able to bring NFTs or ERC1155-compatible assets between Cardano <-> Milkomeda

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
funded Awarded 5% of the fund.
4.53 (15)

DLT360: Metaverse Interoperability
$25,000 Received
$25,000 Requested

Solution: 現状を調査し、将来のクロスチェーン相互運用のための定義やアプローチを概説したい

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
completed Awarded 6.25% of the fund.
4.33 (12)

DLT360: Metaverse and Governance
$25,000 Requested

Solution: 現状を調査し、今後のクロスチェーンガバナンスの定義やアプローチについて概説したい。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
over budget Requested 6.25% of the fund.
4.58 (12)

Divine Blockchain - Phase I
$35,000 Requested

Solution: ブロックチェーンによるオーナーシップとモニタリングのソリューションでサポートされた、サプライチェーンの多くのチェックポイントにおけるワインのリアルタイムの品質の追跡。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
over budget Requested 8.75% of the fund.
1.92 (12)

Crypto Talent Marketplace
$23,000 Requested

Solution: The Marketplace solves the problem by providing a collaborative forum for talent and projects to list their qualifications and vacancies.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
not approved Requested 5.75% of the fund.
3.2 (15)

Cross-Chain NFT Conference OxBAT
$8,320 Received
$8,320 Requested

Solution: オックスフォード大学にて、NFTのクロスチェーンによる学術会議「OxBAT: Oxford Blockchain, Art, Technology」を開催。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
completed Awarded 2.08% of the fund.
4.2 (15)

Cross-Chain Networking Events EXT
$20,000 Requested

Solution: BTC、ETH、XRPなど他のブロックチェーン・コミュニティからスピーカー/専門家/コミュニティ・メンバーをカルダノのネットワーキングイベントに招待する。

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
not approved Requested 5% of the fund.
4.44 (9)

Cross Chain Multiverse Travel
$32,000 Requested

Solution: デジタルアセット(NFTなど)を共有し、異なるチェーン上のメタバーズ間で表示できれば、より望ましい

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Cross-Chain Collaboration
over budget Requested 8% of the fund.
2.71 (21)
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