Harmony aims to boost consumer adoption by developing cross-chain NFT protocols, tools and services. Below are $13M grants and bounties for building the platform, community, reputation, curation, financial, and markets of our NFT ecosystem.
We are funding projects with task bounties, hackathon prizes, seed investments, or even fully DAOs; we offer grants for launching a new product, porting an exisiting product from other chains, or marketing campaigns with cross-chain partners. See the following document for our full guideline:
Protocols for cross-chain meta data; services & SDK for marketplaces; tools for rarity generation, auction mechanism, royalty split
cross-chain ERC721/1155 bridges. e.g. Dapper Labs' Flow, Sorare (with Ubisoft) on Loom, Axie's Infinity's Ronin, on Enjin's Efinity on Polkadot
Ethereum rollups for ERC721. e.g. StarkWare's ImmutableX with ZK proofs
on-chain analytics, investment return analysis, tax preparation, price estimations. e.g. NFT Bank, Nonfungible, Cryptoslam, Nansen
storage. e.g. Arweave, Filecoin, Sia, Filebase, Pinata
programmable art or music. e.g. AsyncArt, own an album cover art and change its background
Co-creation & collaborative ownership
board/card/turn-based games. e.g. Illuvium, EmberSword, Aurory
remixing of music, art, videos, fiction while giving royalties to the original creators; use NFT as favorite characters to create games, metaverse, movies, music, videos. e.g. stake NFT for $PUNKS tokens as fractional share in comic and vote on storyline
dispute settlement for revenue distributions or ownership percentage; change metadata. e.g. Upshot (appraise and verify authenticity, investigate minting fraud)
Identity of past actions & allegiance, non-transferrable badges, unique fingerprints
NFT ownership as a quality signal, enable early access or higher spending limits to DeFi protocols, credit scores or worthiness for better lending rates protocol. e.g. Audius for profile showcase
reward for contributions. e.g. most active in governance or in comments, top code contributors
Discover, organize, search and promote
detect fraud or impersonations, fake account, automated verification for artists, copyminting (use reverse image search like tineye during minting)
Fractionalize or split revenues, express asset ownership for financial transactions
DeFi. e.g. NFTx or Fractional or Niftex to fractionalize a NFT collection as ERC20, swap with automated market making, or use as loan collaterals, governance votes, yield generation; NFT20 or Unicly as NFT liquidity pools; B.20 for Beeple's art, Whaleshark's $WHALE, Rat Vaults' $FWB, Charged Particles for asset pools
Proof of patronage, reward early supporters with revenue or exclusive access to content
aggregators and open API. e.g. OpenSea, Rarible
Metaplex on Solana enables anyone to setup their own NFT storefronts and issue NFT collections with customizable royalty splits
More grants, bounties and DAOs at harmony.one/300
Many Ideas above are copied from the research reports below by Maria Shen @MariaShen at Electric Capital along with @Aliaksandr “Sasha” Hudzilin @AliaksandrH at HumanGuild, Curtis Spencer @jubos at Electric Capital, Cuy Sheffield @cuysheffield at Visa, Julia Rosenberg @JulzRoze at Orca Protocol, Julia Wu @thejuliawu at Brex, Ken Deeter @puntium at Electric Capital, and Willie Maddox @RGBteddy at Netflix; and, reports by Mason Nystrom @masonnystrom and Mira Christanto @asiahodl at Messari.
Five New Frontiers for NFTs
NFT art volume shot up to over $200M in March this year on some of the largest marketplaces, only to fall 50% in April. To detractors, this is the "end of NFTs". However, art is the tip of the iceberg and we are rapidly seeing new use cases for NFTs.
1. Forever.ONE – Social Moments on Location
Who’s combining social-location-mobile with NFT-DAO? Web3 versions of Foursquare-Instagram-Twitter? As proofs of presence-clout-human. Join #ONEmomentDAO to capture the happiness and meanings of your moments on forever.one – like Pokémon but with on-chain autographs.
For example, user A takes photo of B. forever.one makes #1moment nft qrcode with its photo, a venue to check in, a message to remember. B scans QRcode & approves "together for the moment" as autograph – without installing any app or wallet. A & B share the NFT's multisig & sale.
Instead of checking in landmarks w/ Foursquare or catching monsters with Pokemon Go, celebrities with we.new. Create value out of your social encounters, or be the mayor of your favorite places. Merge physical geo world with shared ephemeral experience.
Instead of the ad-laden and the like-driven web2 of Instagram or Twitter, experiment with the self-assessed tax and quadratic power of radical markets. How would you monetize the love and memories of people you meet in life? Can geospatial NFT serve as the basic income to its community?
Also a great primitive for tying fans, tastemakers, patrons... together for events & classes in DAO. Web3 service marketplaces will build on scalable protocols, mechanism designs, cryptographic privacy, but also as a beautiful product with intimate touch.
Join the product discussion & NFT launch for our #ONEmomentDAO? We allocate $50K initial budget for governors, builders, curators – disrupting #SoLoMo. More, integrate with our 1wallet and daVinci gallery! Burner Wallet with BuffiDAOs at ETHDenver 2020 had great success in executing such a minimal viral product.
ONE World: Geospatial NFT Marketplace | harmony-one Funded Issue Detail | Gitcoin
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GitHub - deepface19/Geospatial-nft-market-place-for-harmony-one-world: this is a geospatial nft market place Dapps build with web3
this is a geospatial nft market place Dapps build with web3 - GitHub - deepface19/Geospatial-nft-market-place-for-harmony-one-world: this is a geospatial nft market place Dapps build with web3
Burner Wallets & BuffiDAOs: ETHDenver 2020 Recap
It's been a little over a month since ETHDenver (although it feels like a lifetime ago). For this years event, the Ethereum community came together to build a wild, ambitious Burner Wallet for all attendees to use. Some parts worked, some had issues. Here's the story of how it all went down.
2. Crazy.ONE – Cross-Chain Names & Domains
Instead of a birth country, you can own a domain name and NFT tokens that define a pseudonym country with decentralized governance and private transactions among citizens. Harmony Name Service (HNS) will map public keys to even an Emoji and Internet domains like Crazy.ONE. Harmony’s bridges will track token meta-attributes such as hosting URLs and image artifacts to support these cross-chain NFTs.
Here’s to the crazy ones. the misfits. the rebels. the troublemakers. the round pegs in the square holes. the ones who see things differently... because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. – Apple's #ToTheCrazyOnes
Reputation portability is cross-chain identity; these are the primitives: cryptographic keys, transaction history, social graphs, crypto-domain names, Internet-domain names, Twitter/Github linking, phone/bank linking.
Like Ethereum's ENS, names are NFT. For example, s.one will link to my address in wallets, show my twitter profile as identity, and own subdomain s.crazy.one. or even 💙.crazy.one! Well, "Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough."
We are scaling trust for radical social change. As Vitalik Buterin writes, "NFT dedicated to global poverty relief, scientific research, creative arts, local journalism, open source software development, empowering marginalized communities".
3. Timeless.SPACE – Curator DAO for Moments
Timeless is a curator DAO for moment NFT. True fans, tastemakers and patrons can bond over animated 3D models as mementos of real-life events. Like NBA Top Shot for iconic games, Timeless captures the memories of your life, your clubs or your metaverse as NFT.
Timeless hosts on-chain auctions for event tickets, boosts incentives for engagement in DAO, and monetizes exclusive access or conversations. A time wallet with beautiful calendars and crypto integrations, defining the next million subcultures on blockchain.
Why Bored Ape Avatars Are Taking Over Twitter
On social media, agreements are tenuous and alliances fleeting. It pays to be as incendiary as possible-conflict drives more engagement than politesse or coöperation. But, at the beginning of May, Kyle Swenson, a twenty-five-year-old clothing reseller in Orlando, Florida, noticed a shift in the tone of his Twitter feed.
NFT Canon - Andreessen Horowitz
The a16z NFT Canon is a curated list of readings and resources on all things NFTs, organized from the big picture, what NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are and why they matter... to how to mint, collect, and do more with them -- including how they play into various applications such as art, music, gaming, social tokens, more.
Come for the creator, stay for the economy - Mirror
"Come for the tool, stay for the network" is a classic strategy for bootstrapping social networks. It aimed to solve a hard problem: how do you convince people to join your social network when there's nobody else to socialize with?
Cross-rollup NFT wrapper and migration ideas
The NFT ecosystem is growing rapidly, and it's a significant part of the Ethereum chain's gas consumption. The youth and relative lack of entrenchment of the ecosystem, as well as the greater need to avoid high fees due to the non-financial nature of a large part of the NFT sector, makes it a prime target for moving to layer 2.
1. Artist Joanie Lemercier & daVinci Marketplace
Joanie has exhibitions in global festivals and galleries since 2007, focusing on projections, geometry, minimalist forms. Through physics & philosophy of light to manipulate perceived reality. Visit his collection on sales at our daVinci marketplace.
Light as a medium, Space as a canvas Joanie Lemercier (b. 1982) is a French visual artist and environmental activist whose work explores human perception through the manipulation of light in space. Working primarily with light projection and computer programming, Lemercier transforms the appearance of everyday objects and forms, bending reality to his imagination.
2. Yield Guild DAO
Yield Guild is a social DAO for gamers. Yield’s community buys virtual lands together as investment, plays game together to earn assets, and rents items to each other to share profits. Yield is also scaling on-chain staking, reward claims and NFT lending.
The Delphi Podcast - Yield Guild: The Job Board of the Metaverse
The funny thing was, during DeFi summer last year, there was so much going on, I started becoming an NFT insurance agent for Yearn. If you remember those times, that was how I met the Delphi Digital team. So Anil actually DMed me out of nowhere on Twitter, and he's like, "Hey, I really love what you guys are doing.
3. Animoca Brands
Through our partner Animoca and Quidd, we are bringing branded assets such as Beast Quest and Atari to mainstream consumers. The potential is more than generative arts or virtual experience. With airdrops, editorials, galleries — and soon NFT for group moments and community events — blockchain technology is finally creating value for people while being ambient in our lives.
Animoca Brands, Beast Quest Ultimate Heroes, and Harmony partner to launch Sale
Animoca Brands and its mobile game Beast Quest Ultimate Heroes, based on the best-selling Beast Quest fantasy novels franchise, have partnered with Harmony, the fast and open blockchain for decentralized applications, to launch a Beast Quest Chest Sale on 15 January 2021 at 10 am (PST).
Play-to-Earn, Fantasy Sports, #GameFi
Every Video Game in 'Ready Player One' Explained By Author Ernest Cline | WIRED
Ernest Cline, author of the best-selling novel 'Ready Player One,' and one of the screenwriters behind the upcoming film, deep dives into his book and explai...
Axie Part 1 - Fundamentals That Can't Be Overlooked - Delphi Digital
Disclosure: Delphi Ventures has invested in AXS. Members of our team also hold AXS and Axie NFTs. This statement is intended to disclose any conflict of interest and should not be misconstrued as a recommendation to purchase any token. This content is for informational purposes only, and you should not make decisions based solely on it.
The Defiant: YGG's Vision for Impacting Millions of Lives Through Play-to-Earn
The Defiant Podcast engages in hour-long conversations with the builders and users of DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance. The show has previously featured industry-leading guests including Dan Morehead (Founder of Pantera Capital), Ryan Selkis (CEO and Founder of Messari), and Raoul Pal (CEO and Co-founder of Real Vision).
Fantasy Sports: Crypto's Next Consumer Application
According to PWC's 2020 sports , of existing revenue streams, betting and fantasy sports display the greatest potential for growth with an expected growth rate of 7.2% over the next 3-5 years. Licensing and merchandising come in second with a 3.4% expected growth rate over the same time period.
Explainer on how our design architecture powers the future of NFTs.
I'm Alex, the CTO of Immutable. In the first blog of our explainer series, I'll outline the key design decisions we made while building Immutable X, why we made them, and the role it can play in the future of NFTs.
Immutable X Concepts
There are three core components to the Immutable X stack: the ZK-Rollup scaling engine, Link and the APIs. These components work together to lower the barriers of entry in the NFT space for developers and users, and enable instant trade confirmation, massive scalability, gas-free minting and trading...