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PRISM DIDs for CA Onboarding

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$75,000.00 Requested
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誰でもCAになり、プロポーザルをレビューすることができます。多くの点で素晴らしいのですが、この過激な包括性は質の低い評価の一因となる可能性があります。

挑戦: F8: Accelerate Decentralized Identity
funded Awarded 15% of the fund.
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エクスペリエンス

Allison Fromm - https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonfromm/

ケンリック・ネルソン - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenric-nelson-ph-d-7495b77/

ProofSpace - www.proofspace.id

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ソリューション

Partner with a community-led education team providing CA onboarding and issue DID Credentials verifying CA participation in the course.

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[IMPACT]

Background:

The Catalyst Community Advisor (CA) process serves as an essential and critical element in ensuring that the world’s largest decentralized innovation platform delivers the desired outcomes. Radical inclusivity and very low barriers to entry result in hundreds of CAs from around the globe writing 1,000s of assessments. The “Wisdom of the Crowd” should ensure that the best proposals receive the highest ratings. Studies of past funds demonstrate a strong correlation between high CA rankings and successful funding.

As Catalyst grows, a few challenges with the CA process have emerged. Anonymity, while critical for providing impartial feedback, allows for fake profiles and gaming of the system. Low quality reviews mean extra work for Veteran Community Assessors (vCAs).

-> In Fund7, vCAs excluded 46% of assessments

-> In Fund6, 40% of assessments did not make the cut

As each successive fund grows in size, the CA community must deliver more assessments.

-> Proposers submitted over 1,000 ideas in Fund7, requiring at least 3,000 individual reviews

As more and more proposers submit high quality proposals, the five star rating system does not allow sufficient ranking and prioritization of equally well-conceived proposals.

Importantly, our proposal team has not cataloged these critiques independently or in isolation. Rather, a significant part of the research that led to this proposal involved intensive interaction with the CA community. Kenric Nelson, Catalyst Circle v2 Representative for the CA community built on the initiatives developed by Victor Corcino (CCv1 Rep for CAs), which Nadia Hopkins (CCv3 Rep for CAs) is continuing. Kenric is a co-proposer and core team member, and we continue to work closely with Nadia, particularly the CA Onboarding & Education Initiative she has launched, to ensure that community feedback drives our solution.

Solution - Qualifying Course:

Many proposers, CAs, and vCAs have identified a lack of CA education and understanding as an important reason for low quality reviews. To provide just a couple of examples, CAs confuse challenge-setting proposals with regular proposals, do not understand the requirement to provide feedback in each of the three review sections (Impact, Feasibility, and Auditability), or lack the basic understanding needed to assess more technical proposals. Our team is seeking to address this challenge, while maintaining CAs anonymity and while supporting the philosophy of radical inclusivity by keeping barriers to entry low.

In our proposal, anyone wishing to serve as a CA would attend a brief virtual course. Upon completion of the course, the Educational Institution (EI) offering the course would issue the CA a Verified Credential (VC) that the CA would hold in their decentralized identity wallet. When registering to serve as a CA in the next fund, the CA would present the VC in Ideascale in order to unlock the capacity to write assessments. The CA would then use the VC to sign each assessment they write.

As part of the pilot envisioned in this proposal, we would establish this process only for the Decentralized Identity Challenge (or a related DID challenge. We would measure the impact of the onboarding course by comparing reviews written for proposals in the pilot challenge compared to other challenges, which did not require the onboarding course.

Assuming successful implementation of the pilot, the issuance of VCs to CAs could serve as a building block for many other improvements to the CA process, such as the development of a reputation model, the issuance of credentials identifying specific CA skills and capabilities, and the ability to provide voters with information about a CAs experience while maintaining CA anonymity.

The team has submitted an accompanying proposal, PRISM DIDs for Catalyst (<u>https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/399040</u>), which could support the development of these follow-on initiatives. (Please note the referenced proposal also stands on its own and would support the team’s work on other uses of DIDs to improve the CA process).

Draft Workflow For the Proposed Solution:

  1. Prospective CA registers with the Educational Institution (EI)
  2. CA attends and passes the course
  3. EI issues a “CA” credential (If the CA does not pass the course, no credential is issued)
  4. CA registers on Ideascale by providing an email address, ADA address, and "CA" credential
  5. During the assessment phase the CA signs reviews using the “CA” credential
  6. For a Graphical Illustration of the Proposal Workflow, see slide 9 of the attached deck

The Challenge calls for solutions that support the rapid growth of Cardano. The Catalyst CA Onboarding pilot provides the perfect use-case for implementing PRISM technology. All of the stakeholders are already deeply embedded in the Cardano community and committed to the blockchain’s success. They also already have the basic blockchain understanding and technological skills (use of virtual wallets, ability to attend virtual courses, familiarity with providing blockchain data such as an ADA address) that make adoption of the PRISM solution feasible and likely. There isn’t a better community to target regarding implementation and usage of Atala PRISM.

Catalyst itself is scaling rapidly, in order to support the continued rapid growth of Cardano. As more and more proposals request funding, the community needs to find a way to rapidly scale the CA process, while not compromising on the quality or thoroughness of the reviews. Providing a decentralized identity for CAs would serve as the first building block of a broader reputation system, which would serve as a key feature of achieving the twin goals of scalability and quality.

The Challenge Brief also highlights the need for interoperability, noting that “most digital credentials sit on Hyperledger Indy ledgers.” The ProofSpace team brings deep experience with Hyperledger Indy and already provides SSI capabilities for that ecosystem. This proposal does not require interoperability with Hyperledger, given that all the stakeholders, all credentials, and all activity will occur within the Atala PRISM environment. However, as CAs are beginning to use identity wallets and gaining VCs, it is an important feature that these tools provide interoperability for the next use-cases that will emerge down the road.

The Challenge Brief recognizes the need to create “alternatives to accredited education and career paths” and the importance of “developing technology and governance primitives to support any community that wants to establish new education and career paths.” By delivering a successful model of a decentralized means of issuing education credentials, the CA Onboarding program can serve as an example that other groups and communities can easily replicate.

Risk - The CA community does not agree with the approach

Mitigant - Decentralization and community-led solutions serve as foundational principles for this proposal. As mentioned previously, identification of current problems with the CA process and recommended solutions have come from deep and intensive discussions with the CA community. The proposal team plans to continue close collaboration with the CA community. We are working with Nadia Hopkins (CCv3 Rep for CAs) and participating in initiatives to discuss the process of providing CA education.

Importantly, this proposal team has not yet identified an Educational Institution to provide the onboarding course. The focus of our team involves implementing Atala PRISM technology to support improvements to the CA process. We will continue working with the strong CA community to identify the best partner (or partners) to provide the course, and defer to the CA experts regarding the content of the course and the requirements for a CA to “pass” the course.

Additionally, while an onboarding course may add a very small hurdle for participation, on the other hand, having a completed a course may provide potential CAs with additional confidence to begin writing assessments. Many CAs express hesitation or concern regarding their lack of understanding of the process. Taking a course and receiving a Verified Credential may actually encourage participation from those considering the CA role by providing assurance that they have received the necessary training.

Risk - IOG currently controls the Catalyst process and must agree to any changes

Mitigant - We have been closely discussing this proposal with IOG PRISM (Tony Rose and Anushka Soma-Patel) as well as with the IOG Catalyst team. IOG has indicated initial support, and it appears that integrating PRISM technology into the Catalyst process sits squarely on the IOG Roadmap. While completely in-line with IOG planning, the proposal would provide an important opportunity for the CA community to continue to influence the development and evolution of the CA process.

Risk - The proposal requires several technical implementations with third party systems

Mitigant - Ideascale currently serves as the platform for CA registration and assessment writing. The ProofSpace team is already investigating API documentation and believes integration would be relatively straight-forward. Kenric Nelson has significant experience in overseeing technical integrations and can take the lead in ensuring a smooth process. Similarly, when the COTI team launched a Challenge, the Catalyst updated the CA registration questions to include a field for entering a COTI payment address, so the precedent has been set for making sensible changes to this process.

As an additional benefit, beginning to store data in a decentralized manner, in the CA identity wallets, provides the Catalyst community with more flexibility should we one day decide to move away from Ideascale.

The Educational Institution will also need a virtual platform upon which to offer the course, and will need to have VC-issuing capabilities integrated into that platform. Through additional discussions with Tony Rose, we understand that the PRISM team may have a solution that we could incorporate into our pilot. ProofSpace would be able to work with that platform to provide the integration for VC issuance.

Risk - Atala PRISM is not yet live on mainnet

Mitigant - The ProofSpace team has deep technical experience delivering SSI solutions. IOG has recently provided access to the PRISM SDK, and ProofSpace has received Catalyst funding to build out their PRISM capabilities. The proposal team will continue working closely with IOG to develop a roadmap that fits with the IOG release timeline. If the pilot is ready for integration into Catalyst before the PRISM mainnet launch, it might be possible to launch a Proof of Concept project at a small scale using the testnet, in order to demonstrate feasibility.

[FEASIBILITY]

Tasks:

  • Onboard Educational Institution (EI) and Ideascale
  • Work with stakeholders to define the Governance Framework
  • Develop and get stakeholder acceptance for technical workflow in-line with Governance Framework and EI / Ideascale systems
  • Support EI and IOG respectively to implement workflow in ProofSpace Dash
  • API integrations with EI and IOG as necessary to fulfill credential flow
  • Deploy CA workflow to ProofSpace App
  • Run acceptance testing with key stakeholders and dummy data

Milestones &amp; Deliverables:

March/April - ProofSpace was funded in Fund7 and is building a no-code solution for Atala PRISM, which should be ready to launch by the conclusion of Fund8.

Early May:

  • Funding Provided (we hope!)

May/June

  • Confirmation of participation by EI and IOG
  • Publish Governance Framework
  • Publish workflow

July

  • Integrations complete and workflow deployed
  • Video of working prototype that is accepted by the key stakeholders (can be run on Hyperledger as a demo, and switched to PRISM as soon as the SDK is integrated into ProofSpace; this integration work is now underway, given IOG’s very recent release of the SDK)

Plans for Fund9 (Aggressive Timeline) and/or Fund10 (Conservative Timeline):

  • Run training sessions for CAs on the new process during the Ideation and Proposal Writing Phases
  • Offer multiple sessions of the onboarding course and issue credentials in the two weeks prior to the assessment stage (and perhaps one final course at the beginning of the assessment stage)
  • Monitor the process during the assessment stage to ensure everything functions to plan and respond to any bugs or issues
  • Upon the conclusion of the fund, measure the impact by comparing the number of reviews filtered out (and the reason for filtering) in the challenge that required the onboarding process compared to the challenges that did not require onboarding
  • Gather feedback from the key stakeholders to support iterative improvement of the process and products
  • Report the results to the entire Catalyst community during TownHall and through a variety of other channels

Other future work may involve helping to scale this process by utilizing a smart contract to define a Trust Registry for Educational Institutions that are permitted to issue CA credentials. ProofSpace has a complementary proposal filed in F8 that would ensure this functionality is available to Catalyst (see “Trust Registry Defined by A Smart Contract” https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/400313).

nullA copy of this budget is also included as an attachment.

Allison Fromm left a 20+ year career in finance, banking, and business development to launch Crypto Alley in 2021. She has been involved in the cryptocurrency industry since 2012. Upon discovering Cardano in early 2020, she has focused primarily on projects in that ecosystem.

Allison first participated in Project Catalyst during Fund0, she attended the inaugural Atala Prism Pioneers program, she was elected to the Catalyst Circle v2 in November 2021, and she is now a member of the Community Governance Oversight Group. Allison has served as a CA in multiple funds and as a funded Challenge Team member. She previously received funding for two Fund7 proposals.

Outside of Cardano, she serves as a Co-Chair of the AML Working Group of Switzerland’s Crypto Valley Association. Allison now lives in Switzerland but had spent most of her prior working career in the US.

More details about Allison: <u>https://www.linkedin.com/in/allisonfromm/</u>

More about Crypto Alley: <u>https://www.linkedin.com/company/crypto-alley/?viewAsMember=true</u>

and <u>www.cryptoalley.ch</u> (coming soon, hopefully prior to the voting phase)

ProofSpace is an advanced no-code SSI SaaS platform for issuing and verifying reusable identity credentials, with a track record in the US health system, international development and e-government. The key members of the ProofSpace team supporting this proposal include:

Viktor Radchenko - CTO and mobile dev for ProofSpace. 20-year R&amp;D track record. Skilled in project and product management, solution architecture, science consulting, blockchain, mobile, web, game, and embedded development. 6 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Ruslan Shevchenko, PhD - Solution Architect and BE for ProofSpace. Skilled architect and scientific researcher with 30-years’ experience across blockchain, telecom, advertising and financial services. Researcher in the Institute of Software Systems and Founder of several successful ventures including NBI (an Internet Provider), GradSoft (a software development firm) and UA Scala user group. 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored book entitled “Methods of Algebraic Programming” and is an active columnist for the Ukrainian developers' community portal.

Alexey Hodkov - FE/BE for ProofSpace. Talented web backend and frontend solution architect and developer with 17-years’ experience. Team leader, tech mentor and CTO in complex projects for various companies like Yandex LLC and Megogo.

Ilya Che - UI/UX for ProofSpace. Talented and multi-displinary UI/UX designer with 10+yrs experience and a skill for making complex things simple for end users. Past experience with Leantegra, ScanForce, SingleCare and others.

Nick Mason - CEO for ProofSpace. Experienced social entrepreneur and venture analyst with a proven track record of social venture funding and of starting and growing ventures in Europe and Africa. Background as Consultant venture analyst at Toniic, Head of Portfolio and Operations at BeyondMe, UK Director for Sierra Leone based education charity and Trustee for Street Child. Co-Founded ProofSpace (formerly ZAKA in 2019).

Kenric Nelson, Ph.D.

Scientist * Engineer * Educator * Executive

Founder and President of Photrek, <u>https:\\photrek.world</u>

Kenric is an innovative leader in the research, development and deployment of systems for complex decision-making. For the Catalyst community he served as the Community Advisor Representative to the Catalyst Circle v2 and successfully delivered the Fund 4 Diversify Voting Influence project. In these roles, Kenric has been a strong advocate for improving the quality and inclusivity of decentralized governance. Kenric completed the Atala Prism Pioneers program and is currently enrolled in the Plutus Pioneers program.

<u>https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenric-nelson-ph-d-7495b77/</u>

[AUDITABILITY]

Every phase of the project described above in the Feasibility section will be fully visible to the community.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) include:

  • Publication of deliverables through community channels, which will demonstrate adherence to the project plan
  • Open sessions will ensure community involvement in the drafting of the governance framework
  • Number of participants in planning sessions and number of sessions will be reported
  • Educational sessions about the project will be open to anyone, and the number of meetings will be tracked and reported
  • The onboarding course will be open to anyone, and the number of sessions will be tracked and reported
  • Number of CAs participating in the onboarding course will be reported
  • Number of reviews written by CAs that passed the onboarding course will be reported
  • Comparison of data between reviews provided under the pilot challenge compared to other challenges will be reported

Successful publication of the deliverables will indicate the project is on track.

The most basic measure of success is that the pilot project is integrated into the Catalyst process and works as envisioned.

The more important measure of success will involve a comparison of the number and quality of reviews submitted in the pilot challenge as compared to other challenges to determine whether the onboarding course improved the quality of reviews and reduced the workload of the vCAs.

This is an entirely new project. However, Allison Fromm, Kenric Nelson, and the ProofSpace team have all been funded previously, in many cases on related projects.

The ProofSpace team has an F7 funded proposal entitled “No-Code SSI SaaS for Mass Adoption” (see <u>https://cardano.ideascale.com/c/idea/385204</u>). The implementation of Atala PRISM in ProofSpace SSI no-code platform will enable the production usage of PRISM credentials in this proposal.

Photrek was funded in F4 for Diversify Voting Influence and built relations with the WADA, SWARM and other Catalyst teams regarding expansion of the community.

SDG Rating

Quality Education - the project serves as a Proof of Concept to model how SSI can improve the delivery of decentralized educational systems and create trust across a variety of educational institutions.

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Does the proposal effectively addresses the challenge?

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"Catalyst is one of the best parts of the Cardano ecosystem, and this proposal's implementation would go a long way toward it's sustainability in the long term. Community Advisor work is critical to screen proposals and keep the treasury funds to good use. I strongly agree that a minimal qualification such as the one described in the proposal would be very positive, and purely technical knowledge credentials would also enrich the experience for all Catalyst stakeholders. However, I think there should be a very conscious effort to steer clear of any temptation to vet CA's according to their preferences or views on the ecosystem. It's very important to foster diversity, and the credential issuing institution biasing the CA community with it's own perspective can become a problem. "

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This project aims at maintaining or increasing the quality of Community Advisors contributions to project Catalyst by partnering with an education team and issuing DID Credentials that will certify that a CA did attend the course. As far as today, there is no verification that CA have read the CA assessment guide, which is the main document describing the job. As a VCa myself, I can confirm that many poor-quality assessments exist. This proposal wants to set the conditions to enable a change to the radical inclusivity, which I think is indeed wonderful. But, whether we have to rely on an army of VCa or we need to secure the quality of assessments is not what I have to assess right now. This proposal is indeed an impactful use case for DiD, and it matches the challenge on several points: digital identity, verifiable credential, trust registry etc. As a bonus, the proposal mentions that it can be a proof of concept to improve the delivery of education credentials. I strongly agree that this proposal effectively addresses the challenge F8: Accelerate Decentralized Identity.

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Altough the proposal aims to improve the CA quality (educational course and Verified Credentials) and Cardano catalyst, it is actually not in high accordance with the challenge goal, which aims to have the most impactful on Cardano using Atala prism, because it is not aiming to new potential users, no new cooperations but rather to improve the current process within Cardano catalyst - which work. The current process SHOULD be improved but assessing the impact based on the challenge goal I can not score high.

Will Atala prism be implemented? Yes. Can it be used as a showcase? Yes. Does it directly aim for new people or new cooperations? No. Does it directly increase the adaptation of Cardano? No. Does it directly increase the adaptation of Atala Prism? Up for discussion…is it another use case? Yes…but is it actually spreading directly to the broader audience? No.

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The proposal directly addresses the challenge question, and the use case for Atala Prism within the Catalyst community it clearly described in the proposal. Having all CA's using and becoming more familiar with Atala Prism will also contribute to wider adoption and knowledge of the benefits that Atala prism can provide. We do not want to limit the ability of people to join Catalyst if they desire to, however it is reasonable to take steps to improve the overall quality of the proposal reviews.

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This is an interesting idea that could certainly significantly increase the quality of the examinations, but on the other hand also represents a certain barrier. However, it would be crucial to improve the CA onboarding process as a whole and to explain it better. At the moment, everything is very decentralized, and you have to gather information from various sources to understand what it's all about, what the rules are, and how it works. Accordingly, I would not be so sure about the impact of this proposal as a stand-alone measure. A comprehensive approach, which I believe would be necessary, would require intensive collaboration with IOG. However, the proposers are also trying to do this and are fully aware of the problems and challenges.

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This proposal does effectively address the challenge as well as provides an immediate use case for not only DIDs but for other innovative forms of "identity" or "reputation". I think this proposal is synergistically in line with many other promising proposals and on going projects in the cardano and Catalyst ecosystem.

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I think the proposal sums my thoughts up, so will leave the mic to the proposal team: "The Catalyst CA Onboarding pilot provides the perfect use-case for implementing PRISM technology". This will only be a first step, but its an important step forward.

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Yes, this proposal effectively addresses the challenge by specifically focusing on rapid growth of Cardano, the need for interoperability, and the creation of alternatives to accredited education and career paths. The proposers suggest that the successful completion of a CA course through which one becomes "approved" to be a CA would be bolstered by introducing DIDs.

The proposal does a good job at highlighting a key problem within the existing CA process (people scamming the system) and then explaining how a DID would be used to address this. By having CAs need to go through this course and have its completion linked to their DID, there would be less opportunities for bad actors to game the system. However, while this would certainly have an impact for vCAs who end up filtering out all inadequate proposals, the effects on the broader ecosystem are less clear. Nonetheless, given the significant weight that CA scores have on being successful during the funding rounds, the impact of improving this process with DIDs could likely result in benefits that are currently unknown.

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The project plan is sound, albeit possibly over-optimistic in the late stages (the actual integration of credentials in a single challenge). Soft skills are in my opinion the most important for this proposal. Those are harder to assess than technical skills, but I'd say the team has those, judging by their participation in the various Catalyst outlets (discussion groups, town halls…). Completion of the plan if also dependent on the completion of other (already funded) proposal, and the involvement of actors beyond the control of the proposers (Educational institution, IOG, Ideascale), but even if any of those "moving parts" fails, there's a lot of value to extract from the work in this proposal, so I would consider it feasible only based on the plan and team capabilities.

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A good risk is well identified : that the community does not agree with the approach. As stated in my impact rationale, I can confirm this risk exists as I personally disagree with this approach because I consider that the VCa solution combined with a strong reputation model may does the job and let us keep our inclusive principle. Several other risks are identified, and the proposer has thought about a relevant mitigation plan for every risks. Details are provided about the 7 team members (ProofSpace team) with very well know names in the community. Some have been funded previously and have shown results already. This list shows without any doubt that they gather the relevant skills to develop this project and adding confidence to the feeling we have when facing the general good quality of writing of this proposal. The level of details for project plan is very high, with multiple tangible milestones in the timeline. The same can be said for the budget breakdown which shows that this project has been structured, and thoroughly evaluated in terms of ressource.

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Given the provided experience and skill, the team is definitely qualified to deliver the proposal. Also, the roadmap is detailed but I would love to see some subgoals or subtasks. e.g. May June = two months = three tasks…we have no idea of its distribution over these two months. The budget is detailed, yet it is hard to pair it with the tasks performed and people performing these tasks. The total budget of 75k per 3 months = 25k per month. Since the proposer managed to prepare such a detailed budget, I believe you can pair it also to tasks over time and people conducting the named tasks.

it is feasible, yet some clarification is missing.

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The plan is very clear. The budget is in proportion to the plan and takes into account not only the technical considerations, but above all the inclusion of the entire community and all stakeholders. The proposing team is very well positioned.

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The proposing team is highly experienced in Catalyst governance and the overall Cardano ecosystem, including Atala Prism, and Decentralized Identity solutions. Their combined skills, and contacts with IOG means they should be able to implement the proposed solution. They have identified the team responsible for the work, and provided detailed information about the teams experience and qualifications that align well with this proposal. They have included a clear budget outline with actionable steps and itemized expenses. The team has acknowledges some of the risks involved, such as integrating with Ideascale, Prism not being on main net, and requiring support of IOG, however they have taken steps to mitigate the risks and should be able to work closely with these parties to solve any problems that may occur. The budget and timeline to complete the proposal by fund 10 appears reasonable and feasible.

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Going off the material provided in the proposal, the team behind it seems more then capable of successfully and methodically working to correctly research and guide community implementation. Proposers seem to be very involved in catalyst so they should be able to connect and collaborate with other synergistic proposal teams.

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The proposal team looks very competent and to have relevant skills for a successful proposal according to the description given. Budget also look reasonable according to the proposal delivery. Timetable looks too optimistic because of all the moving parts and different tasks and dependencies on each other for a complete success within July. Also the fact that Atala Prism still runs on testnet will require all CA's in the test group to create testnet wallet to contain the prototype credentials.

Would optimally wanted this proposal to be split into two. One proposal for fund8 for the planning, door opening, working the governance and developing the CA course. Then in a later fund, do the integrations part as a second proposal for the verified credential when Atala Prism mainnet date is known. This way, mainnet VCs can be issued instead of testnet credentials.

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Yes, given the experience and plan presented it is highly likely that this proposal will be implemented successfully. The proposers do an excellent job of showcasing their credentials to voters through LinkedIn pages and descriptions of their backgrounds. In addition, the two primary proposers listed have fulfilled key roles within the ecosystem, as elected representatives on the Catalyst Circle. This level of exposure can give voters confidence that these individuals are up to the task.

The position of the proposers within the CA community also gives weight to the feasibility of this project. While the risks identified suggest there may be community opposition to such an course of action, the team appears well-informed on the current sentiments and calls from the community for such a proposal. Personally as a CA and a vCA, the introduction of a minimum standard for assessments is an important missing component that could be addressed through verified credentials for CAs.

The roadmap and deliverables are well articulated and granular enough for voters to know exactly what will be completed at which stage. One way to strengthen this section would be to better delineate who from the team will complete each task. This is important since there are strong similarities between this proposal and other ones submitted by the team members yet all individuals are listed on each. How will you determine who works on what?

One thing I would have liked to see explicitly stated is the list of potential educational institutions that would be tasked with running the course and implementing the VC? Would you be looking for more formal academic institutions (say a university) or more online-Cardano specific institutions (such as the Catalyst School)?

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Auditability

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Does the proposal provides sufficient information to assess and audit progress and completion?

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The proposal plans to provide updates on progress on community channels. I think it's an appropriate way to do it in this case. Proposed KPIs would measure involvement in the process at the different stages, and finally compare CA reviews with and without the credential requirement.

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There is a clear commitment that the progress will be transparent for the community, through a list of several indicators and through the publication of the deliverables. Whether the project catalyst will go that way or not is another story, but this is definitely a very good quality proposal that deserves being funded.

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The progress of the proposal can be tracked by mentioned KPIs which seem sufficient and thorough.

The main success should be the implementation of Atala Prism into Cardano Catalyst, and the increase of the CA quality should be just a side effect. If this challenge would be about improving the Cardano Catalyst, I would have no objections whatsoever.

Nevertheless, I keep the audit score at 5, because based on the information it is evident, that the team plans to be transparent and use every possibility to allow high auditability.

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This proposal has a clear timeline with an aggressive target of fund 9 implementation and a conservative implementation in fund 10. The deliverables will be available to the community, and the KPI's are clearly outlined in the proposal, and will be available to the cardano community. The overall goal of improving the quality of proposal reviews will be determined by VCA's after the project is completed.

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The preparation of the proposal is absolutely understandable. All possible risks and concerns are addressed. Based on the presented KPIs, a very good progress monitoring of the project can be done.

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Kudos for a well prepared and well written proposal. KPIs, budget, roadmap and clear definition of what successful delivery looks like. It will be easy for the community to follow and assess both progress and success of this proposal

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The information provided and the KPIs to be recorded along with the open discussion and implementation of governance framework will make it easy to assess and audit the progress of this proposal.

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Yes, the information provided is sufficient to audit the progress and success of the proposal. The team is very clear in their KPIs and success measurements. The team's track record, as visible community members, can give confidence to voters that they will have opportunities to engage with the team on this proposal.

The main strength for auditing this proposal will come from the community itself given that CAs play such a pivotal role in Catalyst. CAs are a group of very committed actors who are working to improve the overall Catalyst system and are active in solution identification and experimentation. The team explicitly states their intent to engage the CA community early on and regularly which will by nature open the process to ongoing audit.

While I don't think this is worth reducing the score for, I slightly question the "number of quality reviews submitted in pilot challenge compared to other challenges" as going through the course alone is likely not an accurate measure. How would you attribute these differences to the course on its own? Some further thought could be put into the question going forward, but overall great job.

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Monthly Reports

We are in the early stages of launching, but have made good progress on designing the business workflow using the ProofSpace tools.

Disbursed to Date
$65,625
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
11/30/2022

A draft workflow is completed. See attached PDF with miro board. Demo video linked below which demonstrates the workflow.

We are talking with the Catalyst School about possibly piloting the SSI workflow in an PA onboarding course on 29 June 2022.

Important next step is to talk with IOG Catalyst Team about integrating the SSI workflow/tools into the Catalyst/Ideascale process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnE1UrZelPw

Disbursed to Date
$65,625
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
11/30/2022
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The Credential issuance process is moving forward per plan. We are looking forward to working more closely with IOG regarding the verification side of the process.

Disbursed to Date
$65,625
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
3. In the next 6 months

We are continuing to be in close communication with the PA community and with IOG.

Disbursed to Date
$65,625
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
3. In the next 6 months

We developed a detailed plan to technically integrate the PRISM VC in the Catalyst PA workflow. We met with IOG to present several options. IOG has the information required to assess the feasibility of implemented the minor changes to the Ideascale PA registration process. We await feedback from IOG and remain on target for a Fund 10 Proof of Concept

In parallel, the updated date project has been presented to the IOG Town Hall (21 September) at the European Town Hall (22 September) and the LATM Town Hall (22 September). Additional conversations about the project are ongoing on many social media channels.

Disbursed to Date
$65,625
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
3. In the next 6 months
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We have not delivered any work since the last report. As indicated above, we are stalled waiting for IOG to move forward with the legal process. And we can't progress until we know the Fund10 timeline.

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$65,625
Status
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Completion Target
3. In the next 6 months
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There have been a number of meetings to move this project forward - internally within ProofSpace, internally within IOG Catalyst team, and between ProofSpace and IOG.

At the Cardano Summit, Allison (ProofSpace) met for several hours with Kriss Baird and Lucio Baglione. We discussed how the PA onboarding course could work, given the many changes occurring to the PA process for Fund10, which are still not public.

As a result, the project needs to shift its focus. We will use PRISM DIDs for vPAs, rather than PAs. And the process will be used to verify vPA eligibility.

The criteria for vPA eligibility is decided by IOG in communication with the vPA and Catalyst communities. As a result, IOG will own and create what is essentially the governance framework for determining eligibility. IOG will be the only issuer of the eligibility VC, and the only verifier. Using DIDs and VCs will improve the security of the process and reduce the administrative workload.

Next steps are to work through the open questions regarding technical integration of the ProofSpace tools for issuing and verifying credentials into the IOG administrative process. Both sides are research the open items and we have our next meeting scheduled to share updates.

The miro board with the high-level process flow is attached. I hope we can share a demo video in our next monthly report.

Disbursed to Date
$65,625
Status
Still in progress
Completion Target
2. In the next 3 months
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