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Catalyst veteran and educator passionate about empowering people to solve problems and to engage with the Catalyst process.

James Dunseith own proposals

Community Reviews across funding rounds

Total reviews
Impact Alignment
4.2 Star
4.18 Star
Value for money
3.85 Star
Addresses Challenge
4 Star
3.83 Star
Impact / Alignment
5 Star

Proposals Across Funding Rounds


James Dunseith Proposals (31)

GMBL-turn devs into blockchain devs

$54,000 Received
$54,000 Requested

<p>There are not enough Cardano blockchain developers to deliver on the tidal wave of work coming our way.</p>

Fund: Fund 6 Challenge: F6: Developer ecosystem
completed Awarded 5.373% of the fund.
4.8 (15)

BR/US University Hubs!

$8,000 Requested

Solution: Create 'University Community Hubs' in Brazil/US that deepen relationships between colleges and cities as innovation hubs.

Fund: Fund 6 Challenge: F6: Scale-UP Cardano's Community Hubs
over budget Requested 8% of the fund.
4.67 (15)

Challenge: Making Web3 Visible

$100,000 Budget

<p>How can we help end-users to truly understand the impact of the &quot;Web3 Revolution&quot;?</p>

Proposed in Fund: Fund 6
Budget 1.852% of the fund.
3.11 (9)

Barriers to Entry = Proposals

$10,000 Received
$10,000 Requested

Solution: Weekly workshops for "Catalyst Skeptics" in which newcomers identify barriers to entry that can be reframed as the seeds of new Proposals.

Fund: Fund 5 Challenge: F5: Catalyst Value Onboarding
funded Awarded 10% of the fund.
3.65 (23)

WADA +GL +Metadata = Donor Rewards+

$6,000 Requested

Solution: Use the Friends of WADA First 50 Donor Reward Program for metadata curriculum dev't & to design a fund-tracing and accountability framework

Fund: Fund 5 Challenge: F5: Metadata challenge
over budget Requested 12% of the fund.
3.71 (17)

GMBL Turning Dev > Blockchain Devs

$64,000 Requested

Solution: Support experienced developers to become experts in Cardano blockchain development.

Fund: Fund 7 Challenge: F7: Open Source Developer Ecosystem
over budget Requested 32% of the fund.
4.78 (9)

Mobile In-App Wallet (RN) 🔥

$10,000 Requested

Solution: Create a React Native library for storing hashed mnemonics and private keys inside mobile's secure context, by leveraging other tools.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: Open Source Development Ecosystem
over budget Requested 0.833% of the fund.
3.52 (21)

Escrow Smart Contract for dApps 🔥

$3,000 Received
$3,000 Requested

Solution: Create a sophisticated Escrow Smart Contract which can be used by a variety of applications in different use-cases, with good documentation.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: DApps and Integrations
completed Awarded 0.12% of the fund.
4.33 (18)

Bonfire - Scheduling dApp 🔥

$15,000 Received
$15,000 Requested

Solution: Mobile dApp to allow people to schedule time with one other & receive crypto payments in exchange for their time, without personal data.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: Business Solutions (B2B & B2C)
completed Awarded 1.5% of the fund.
4.27 (15)

Decentralized Music Platform

$100,000 Received
$100,000 Requested

Solution: A financial platform for the business of music. Tools to help music easily enter Web3; starting with automated royalty payments for artists.

Fund: Fund 8 Challenge: F8: DApps and Integrations
completed Awarded 4% of the fund.
3.87 (39)

Cardano Starter Kits + APIs

$28,355 Received
$28,355 Requested

Solution: Free, open source APIs & Project-Based Learning resources that empower people from different backgrounds to drive adoption of Cardano.

Fund: Fund 2 Challenge: Fund2 Challenge
completed Awarded 11.342% of the fund.

Ledger Developer Onboarding Course

$43,000 Requested

Solution: Create a Project-based Learning (PBL) course to take developers through a hands-on project to learn how to create Ledger Live integrations and enable Ledger devices on their products.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Dapps, Products & Integrations
not approved impact proposal Requested 0.548% of the fund.
4.33 (21)

Dandelion: Decentralized Web3 APIs

$90,000 Requested

Solution: Deploy a Dandelion Federated Network atop a decentralized computing grid, while developing the foundations for other independent node ops to join the mission of decentralizing the Cardano API layer.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Dapps, Products & Integrations
not approved Requested 1.146% of the fund.
4.61 (18)

Evescale Devs on Cardano

$7,187 Received
$9,800 Requested

Solution: To meet the immediate needs of the Japanese community, the Plutus PBL must be translated into Japanese.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Cross-Chain Collaboration
completed impact proposal Awarded 1.089% of the fund.
4.73 (30)


$10,120 Requested

Solution: Our Plutus PBL (Project-based Learning) program will contribute to solving the problem, starting next month with students at Oxford University.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Catalyst Natives X Cardashift: Demonstrating and monetizing impact
funded impact proposal Awarded 5.06% of the fund.
4.8 (15)

littlefish - Shaping Action

$98,667 Requested

Solution: A complete platform that enables decentralized communities, starting with specifying, testing, and implementing the basic building block of decentralized work: the Action NFT.

Fund: Fund 9 Challenge: Dapps, Products & Integrations
not approved impact proposal Requested 1.257% of the fund.
5 (15)

CBIA - Augmenting Cardano Developer Portal with ecosystem compatibility & dependency visualizations for dev tools

₳47,750 Requested

Solution: Create a system for easy gathering of dependency/compatibility data across Cardano tools and expose it through insightful visualizations that enable one to browse and foresee downstream impacts.

Fund: Fund 10 Challenge: Development & Infrastructure
not approved Requested 0.55% of the fund.
4.43 (30)

Open-Source Cardano Go Libraries + Docs + Andamio CLI

₳43,200 Received
₳194,000 Requested

Solution: Build the open-source Andamio CLI App in public. Along the way, contribute to the open source tooling the project depends on. Demonstrate innovative systems of incentives for open source contributors.

Fund: Fund 11 Challenge: F11: Cardano Open: Developers - technical
funded Awarded 1.848% of the fund.
0 (0)

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