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Project Catalyst - All the news that’s fit to print - July 2022

Community Advisors Renamed: Proposal Assessors

An important role in Project Catalyst is that of the project reviewers. This small army of anonymous humans reads every one of the 1200+ proposals submitted in each round, rates them on a five-star scale, and writes helpful, nugget-sized reviews of each project. These reviews are helpful to voters and to proposers who may glean practical advice from constructive critique.

In the past, the job title of this role was “Community Advisor,” or CA. Lately, someone must have noticed that this title is not as precise as it could be. CAs were certainly part of the community, and doling out advice was one part of the role. The scope of their community advising was…

Cardano Project Catalyst by the Numbers

Cardano was founded and launched by IOG, Emurgo, and the Cardano Foundation. To a great extent these entities still lead development and decision-making for…

2021 Reflections & The Year Ahead: with Charles Hoskinson

In a Christmas Eve YouTube chat, Cardano founder Charles Hoskinson reflected on the achievements and challenges of 2021, and looked ahead to what is…

Ideafest! Come meet over 70 Catalyst Proposals and the humans behind them!

This Saturday starting at 15:00 UTC, the Cardano community will get a chance to hear from dozens of Project Catalyst 6 proposal teams! Teams…

Project Catalyst reaches 200,000 plus voters

On July 2, the Cardano Project Catalyst team posted the final voting results for “Fund 4”. According to the project’s website: **“Project Catalyst is…

Project Catalyst Funds - 5-9


In part one we looked at the beginning of Project Catalyst, starting with the trial fund, through to Fund…

The Nervous Man’s Guide to Becoming a P.A.

Hi, I’m Benjamin. Sometimes I get anxious and over-educate myself for tasks I’m currently capable of executing well. For instance, I came very close…

Project Catalyst: Quality assurance of proposals

In each round of funding the Cardano community always comes up with a challenge that people have to come up with the solutions/ proposals…

Project Catalyst Funds - Inception thru Fund 4

Cardano is a proof-of-stake blockchain platform: the first to be founded on peer-reviewed research and developed through evidence-based methods. Project Catalyst is a series…

Project Catalyst: Make your proposal a winning proposal

Project Catalyst是一个社区创新的实验,在这里,想法被带到桌子上,变成有影响力的项目,目的是发展Cardano生态系统。正如我们所知,提案通常是通过Ideascale提交给Project Catalyst的。Project Catalyst的一轮融资大约每12周进行一次。如果你有任何提案,那么你可以在该轮资助的任何挑战中提交。提交后,它要经过三个不同的阶段;创新、治理和执行。每个提案都有可能获得资助,但你需要做一些额外的事情,使你的提案脱颖而出,并从社区获得足够的票数,以便能够获胜。在每一个阶段,都有不同的策略,作为一个项目的提案人,你可以利用这些策略,使你的提案走上正确的道路。



在Ideascale的主页上,通常有一个当前融资回合的活动列表。 这些活动,有时被称为挑战,突出了Cardano生态系统需要成长和发展的不同领域。这些活动也定义了不同的类别,你可以提交你的建议。这些类别是由上一轮投票的社区决定的。你在浏览这些类别时需要仔细分析和批判,以确保你的提案符合该特定类别。不要只浏览标题和简短的摘要,确保了解该挑战中所涉及的问题、目标和指标。这将有助于你将你的提案放在正确的挑战中,从而增加其赢得资金的机会。


一旦您起草了您的提案,请立即将其提交给正确的挑战。这是因为一旦提交得足够早,你就有机会在评论区获得社区对你的提案的意见。如果有任何需要修改或完善的地方,你将有时间去做。 不要等到最后几天才提交你的提案,因为它可能得不到社区的任何反馈或贡献。

##有可衡量的指标和里程碑 当社区顾问评估你的提案时,他们希望确保你的提案具有可审计性的关键因素之一:你将实现哪些可衡量的目标?他们还需要看到你打算如何组织你的财务,所以包括一个清晰和详细的预算。 有一个好的计划也很重要。你打算达到的时间表和里程碑是什么。要做到这一点,要确保你的提案在财务上是透明的,你的计划要与你寻求开展的项目相一致。


营销你的想法也同样重要。你要确保将投票的ADA持有者知道你的想法,以便他们能够投票支持。你可以使用不同的渠道,如Twitter和Youtube。在Twitter上,有一个 "Cardano Over Coffee "节目,每个工作日都有嘉宾介绍他们的项目。 在这里,你可以让社区了解你的项目。在YouTube上,如果你有自己的YouTube频道,你可以利用它。如果你没有,就开始关注其他发布与Cardano有关的好内容的YouTube用户。参与评论,也许看看他们是否对你的项目感兴趣。…

Project Catalyst Funded Proposals Part II - Mad Scientists on Parade

The nature of the work of a funded proposer varies widely, depending on the nature of the work. Some projects amount to a few…

Project Catalyst Funded Proposals - Mad Scientists on the Launchpad

If you know about Project Catalyst, you likely know mostly about the public-facing front end: The Campaigns, the proposals, the votes. In the 8…

Project Catalyst - An Invention with 1000 Steps

For curious minds bent on discovery and innovation, few things beat an old fashioned experiment… except, perhaps, 1000 experiments!

Thomas Edison is famous for…

Become a Project Catalyst Proposer - Part III: Market your idea and help get out the vote!

Technically, this step is optional, and we certainly don’t know of a one-size-fits-all strategy. However, putting some effort into spreading the word about your…

Become a Project Catalyst Proposer - Part II: Anatomy of a Proposal

First, it’s helpful to understand that you have two audiences for your proposal. The biggest audience, as you know, is the voters. The…

Becoming a Project Catalyst Proposer - Part I: The Right Challenge for You

One of the most common questions we hear from you is: How can I submit a proposal to Project Catalyst? In this 3-part series,…

Blockchain: More than Just Cryptocurrency

Awareness of blockchain technology is spreading beyond the walls of software companies, dorm rooms, and other enclaves of seemingly irrelevant nerdery. Almost without exception,…

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