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Voteaire Decentralized IDs
Current Project Status

We plan to research existing DID solutions such as Atala PRISM and IAMX, and integrate one or more of them into Voteaire to allow ballots which are limited to authenticated individuals.


In order for blockchain voting to be relevant to real-world use cases, there must be a way to map wallets to real-world individuals.

Impact / Alignment


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Voteaire Decentralized IDs

Please describe your proposed solution.

Our solution will start with researching the available DID solutions out there, starting with Atala PRISM and IAMX, and potentially others listed here:

After selecting an appropriate partner, we will define and implement a new ballot type on the Voteaire Platform which integrates a digital identity into the voting mechanic.

Please describe how your proposed solution will address the Challenge that you have submitted it in.

The Dapps, Products & Integration challenge aims to increase the number of Dapps, increase the number of integrations, and improve the quality of existing Dapps and integrations in the ecosystem.

This proposal will increase the quality of the existing Voteaire platform by providing additional utility and use-cases beyond the traditional blockchain ecosystem (i.e. corporate and government applications).

As well, it will integrate with one or more existing identity solutions within the ecosystem.

What are the main risks that could prevent you from delivering the project successfully and please explain how you will mitigate each risk?

  • Third-party dependencies - since we will be integrating with an external identity provider, we will be exposed to risks related to issues and constraints with their platform
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Upfront research on the available platforms and selection criteria
  • Open and clear communications with providers
  • Scope creep brought on by early platform adopters
  • Mitigation strategies
  • Ensuring we have a clear definition of the problem and a clear definition of done upfront
  • Regular / ongoing backlog and task refinement
  • Resource / Team changes mid-development
  • Mitigation strategies
  • scrum framework - work is assigned to the team, not individuals. Personnel changes tend to be less problematic
  • Healthy resource pipeline

Please provide a detailed plan, including timeline and key milestones for delivering your proposal.

  • Initial Planning:

  • Research on existing Identity Solutions

  • Architecture and integration plan

  • UX and Graphic Design

  • Application

  • Voteaire on-chain schema updates

  • Voteaire API updates

  • Third-party integrations

  • On-chain worker and metadata processor updates

  • Frontend web development of UI

  • interface updates to include identities

  • Creation of new Ballot type and new required information

  • Other required UI enhancements

  • Testing and deployment

Please provide a detailed budget breakdown.

Resources and approximate allocation using average hourly rates and considering the amount of time the following resources will spend on the project per week:

  • Scrum Master
  • Project Owner
  • Design / UX Specialist
  • Smart Contract Developer
  • Lead Architect/Lead Developer
  • Backend Developer
  • Frontend Developer

Weekly Budget: $9,860

Estimated number of weeks: 8 weeks

Please provide details of the people who will work on the project.

MSVN Distributed Systems consists of the following full-time individuals, as well as additional contractors whom we bring on as required to accelerate efforts

Michael Stewart - CTO

  • 18+ years of software development and architecture experience.
  • Member of the Cardano community since 2017
  • Co-Founder of MSVN (Canucks Publishing,, Canuckz NFTs)

Vivek Nankissoor - CEO

  • 15+ years of experience in database requirements, design, and development
  • Established and grew web analytics, marketing automation, and QA practices
  • Co-Founder of MSVN (Canucks Publishing,, Canuckz NFTs)

Darin Ramkissoon - Director of Operations

Anthony Ololuo - Scrum Master

Mateus Santos - Full Stack Developer / Plutus Developer

Bashar Jaan Khan - Full Stack Developer / Plutus Developer

Mamoor Jaan Khan - Front End Developer

If you are funded, will you return to Catalyst in a later round for further funding? Please explain why / why not.

Yes, as we continue to develop new features on Voteaire we may come back to Catalyst to help fund these enhancements

Please describe what you will measure to track your project's progress, and how will you measure these?

We will be tracking standard scrum metrics such as:

  • team velocity
  • story points completed
  • burndowns

For the completed application we will be tracking the following KPIs:

  • Number of end users (voters) using the application
  • Total number of DIDs connected to the application
  • Total number of ballots created using the new functionality

What does success for this project look like?

Participants will have a blockchain-based voting alternative that integrates real-world identities using a DID solution

Organizations will be able to conduct votes where there is equal representation by individuals where one person = one vote regardless of assets held.

Please provide information on whether this proposal is a continuation of a previously funded project in Catalyst or an entirely new one.

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