Permissionless: The Cultural Event of the Year
Blockworks presents Permissionless, The Cultural Event of the Year. We've partnered with the world's best DeFi funds, protocols, companies, and people to bring you the DeFi/metaverse/NFT event of the year.
At ONE with Harmony
The following report was written by Messari Hub Analyst(s) and commissioned by Harmony, a member of Messari Hub. For additional information, please see the disclaimers following the article Ethereum fees are once again out of control but, unlike previous spikes, there are now many alternative chains ready and willing to pick up the priced-out traffic coming from the dominant DeFi and NFT chain.
Event Schedule (with Harmony)
Monday, May 16
Tuesday, May 17
9:00 AM - 4:20 PM: Permissionless Conference
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Welcome Happy Hour in Expo Hall
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Block Par-Tee by Cronos x Covalent
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Warehouse District Takeover @ Grandview (FREE for conference goers)
Wednesday, May 18
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Permissionless Conference
3:30 PM : 4:30 PM: Happy Hour in Expo Hall
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM: Clematis Street Bar Crawl
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM: DFX Finance "Permissionless" Bar Bash! @ Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Downtown
Thursday, May 19
Friday, May 20
- Strengthen Investor Network — To build existing and new investors (hedge funds, institutional, family offices, etc.) to learn their interests with investing in ecosystem projects (like Harmony’s, Solana’s, Polygon’s, etc.) and chart out their sentiment, value add, and categories (draft report )
- Ready to be Invested — Curate a list of ecosystem builders that are readily investable (helped by the Harmony Advisors Network if necessary) to attract the attention of investors and to introduce 10 of our ecosystem projects. Connect them to at least 25 discussions
- Introduce Harmony to Builders — 1/3 of the attendees and expo hall are occupied by builders. Learn what they are doing and introduce them into Harmony to attract and fund 5 projects under Project-Y program
Harmony Venture Network
Harmony ecosystem builders have the opportunity to join Harmony Venture Network . Projects launched on Harmony Mainnet, including Hackathon Winners and Harmony Ecosystem Fund grant recipients have the opportunity to grow to the next level by presenting their vision, latest roadmaps and developments, to an audience of strategic investors.
Based on Blockworks (organizer) feedback
- 70% investors, split between high net worth and hedge fund managers and family office
- 30% builders / founders
Harmony Ecosystems Projects for Investors
DefiKingdoms — [Live] GameFi + NFT (Top Blockchain Game by Transaction Volume)
DeFi Kingdoms - $1mm Grant Application to Partner with Harmony in Impact Initiatives
PDF Version with Graphics Name of Project / DAO / Company DeFi Kingdoms Application Type Partnership We are big fans of the innovation happening in DeFi and in blockchain technology in general, and we've been waiting for a DeFi project to fully embrace the potential of the blockchain in game form.
Tranquil ➡️ Defira — [Live] DeFi + NFT // [In Progress] GameFi
Launches: Tranquil Finance
Name of Project / DAO / Company Tranquil Finance Application type Product Launch / Investment Proposal overview Tranquil Finance is an algorithmic market market protocol, allowing users to lend and borrow assets permissionlessly. The Harmony ONE ecosystem currently lacks a lending/borrowing platform that is a crucial part of the DeFi ecosystem on other platforms (e.g.
Tranquil Finance Stone Validator Proposal
Tranquil Finance team has reached out with a proposal concerning stONE validators which reads as follows: "I synced up offline with the stONE dev team and would like to hear VDAO's interest in this proposal: 1) The Tranquil Team will migrate stONE to use the new staking precompiles and enable contract-based staking to be fully trustless.
Mars Colony — [Live] GameFi + NFT // [In Progress] Metaverse
MarsColony 👽 - play to earn, colonization game-fi with full community control [Approved]
MarsColony Play to earn, colonization game-fi with full (100%) token allocation to the community Proposal overview Mars Colony is a colonization framework built into a multi-planet Metaverse starting from Mars that connects gamified concept with elements of DAO, DeFi, and NFT enabling fair power distribution and decision-making process within one Colony.
Mars Colony - Project X
Mars Colony - Project X Investment Hey everyone, Mars Colony here! We're requesting a Project X investment of $250,000 for CLNY token. We're also requesting the sum in stablecoins, as that's how we manage payroll. 100% of CLNY token is owned by the Mars Colony (MC) community, however, including the treasury which we currently control while the DAO is in development.
Cosmic Universe — [In Progress] GameFi + NFT 3D Metaverse
Cosmic Universe - A Play-to-Earn Fantasy Adventure RPG Game
Name of Project Cosmic Universe Proposal overview Cosmic Universe is a fantasy-themed multi-planetary adventure-based role-playing game being developed on the Harmony blockchain. It is play-to-earn and integrates exclusive character and land NFT collections, focusing heavily on buying and developing land, harvesting and mining resources, acquiring skills and magic, and forging alliances, all while developing increasingly advanced plots and settlements on the home planet of Crypton and beyo...
Cosmic Universe is a 3D open-world fantasy blockchain metaverse worldbuilder and MMORPG built using Unreal Engine 5 with tradable NFTs on the Harmony blockchain. We are aiming to raise $1.5M for one year of complete funding for all aspects of our project, at a $7M current total project valuation. Cosmic Universe is currently entirely self-funded through the sale of tokenized assets.
Cosmic Universe is an immersive open-world fantasy metaverse world-builder MMORPG where players explore, gather, harvest, develop
increasingly-advanced plots and settlements, trade, go on quests, level-up for magical powers & in-game rewards, and engage in PVP competitions & events. Cosmic Universe gives players full tokenized ownership of their characters & land, and integrates a play-and-earn model into its ecosystem.
Integrating exclusive character & land NFT collections, Cosmic Universe
focuses heavily on buying & developing virtual land, harvesting & mining
resources, acquiring skills & magic, forging alliances, and socializing, all while developing increasingly advanced plots & settlements. Players can earn in-game rewards through skilled gameplay & contributions to the ecosystem.
Our progress so far includes the following:
- Minted and sold out 2D 10K Character NFT Collection (Cosmic Wizards) in November 2021
- Minted and sold out 7060 Land Plots (Cosmic Island) NFT Collection in February 2022
- Launched a Harmony validator node
- Launched a Harmony RPC
- Released native NFT marketplace
- Converted game from Unreal Engine 4 to Unreal Engine 5
- Released a successful Character NFT Staking Program
- Completed single player offline playable gameplay demo to be released in May 2022
- Developed passionate fanbase and community
- 3.7K $MAGIC holders
- 2.2K $Cosmic holders
- 300-500 unique monthly users of our native NFT marketplace
- 3-5K monthly transactions on our native marketplace
- 13K+ Twitter followers, 6K+ Discord members, and 2K Telegram members
- Gameplay demo (released May 2022)
- 10K 3D Elves character NFT collection (released June 2022)
- OneFi Exchange DEX (launched June 2022)
- Pre-Alpha of Cosmic Universe (released August-September 2022)
- Elf Island 3D land NFTs and in-game interactive land viewer (released September 2022)
- Alpha of Cosmic Universe (Q4 2022)
- Beta of Cosmic Universe (Q1 2023)
- 3D Apes character NFT collection (Q1 2023)
- Ape Island 2D land NFTs (Q2 2023)
- Full Release of Cosmic Universe (Q2 2023)
In addition to these, we have smaller releases, like we did with a preliminary Character Staking program we released a few days ago, and we will also release the MAGIC bank where investors lock their MAGIC and receive xMAGIC back, will also have a preliminary Land Staking program as a precursor to our in-game Land Staking, have a cross-game partnership with Arcadian, another game on Harmony that will feature a themed section in their game related to CU that will require fees paid in our utility token COSMIC, a COSMIC single staking option, and a Character and Land rental program.
$1.5M for 1-year funding.
Pre-Money Valuation: $7M
Post-Money Valuation: $8.5M
Pitch Deck: https://docsend.com/view/gjj47tk9syd7ra75
Enders Gate — [In Progress] GameFi + NFT 3D Board Game
Enders Gate [P2E NFT - Trading Card Game]
Name of Company 5HeadGames Name of Project Enders Gate Application type Grant Proposal overview 5HeadGames: In the spirit of contributing to a more ethical blockchain gaming experience, Five Head Games was formed with the goal of developing and releasing a risk-free platform for gamers, both experienced and non-experienced, looking for a reliable source of proven and trusted gamified projects.
We are 5HeadGames and we're presenting Enders Gate, our play to earn NFT trading card game built using Unity and Web3 blockchain technology, we're aiming to raise 250,000 (in USD), for 5 percent of the Enders Gate TCG, we've managed to raise over 600,000 USD over the course of 4 days through early access crowd funding allowing us to retain 100% of the ownership of the TCG and thus negotiate freely.
Enders Gate is a Play to Earn NFT trading card game inspired by some of the more popular TCG's in existence. Titles such as Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic The Gathering, and Hearthstone to name a few. Players can collect, trade, and battle using their own prebuilt decks, each one unique to their playstyle. Enders Gate is the premier gaming project from 5HeadGames and will be the first game of many released by this foundation. The 5HeadGames foundation was founded in Bosnia at the start of 2022 with a goal of developing high quality games that bridge the gap between traditional web2 gaming and the future of web3 gaming. So far, 5HeadGames has secured a network of talented artists tasked with creating the original artwork needed for the digital Assets in the game, 5Headgames has also developed a functional TCG framework including gameplay logic in unity webgl and attached to web3 wallet connect, furthermore, they've developed the necessary solidity smart contracts needed for the 300+ trading cards in the collection as well as a user friendly delivery system for early supporting crowd funders, additionally, they've developed and launched a fully functional TCG marketplace, and finally, they've grown a supportive community with over 6000 members and counting. In late 2021, 5HeadGames ran a sale that lasted 24 hours for a digital asset called "Dracul" it functions as an NFT Avatar card for the TCG, and the sale successfully raised $253,000 USD with 253 participating wallets purchasing 253 units. The next sale 5HeadGames ran was for a digital asset called "Eross" it functions as a NFT Guardian card in the TCG, and the sale successfully raised 318,800 USD with 355 participating wallets purchasing 797 units. With the crowd raised proceeds, 5HeadGames has been able to meet each item on the following roadmap set forth by the gaming director:
NFT Contract Audits: (Complete)
- upgrade to the old enders gate NFT smart contract + audit.
Game Demo Relaunch: (On going)
- Start of the enders gate alpha play test #2.
Market Place Launch: (Complete)
- players and collectors will be able to list their cards they have obtained from card packs on the marketplace.
NFT Pack Offering: (Coming soon)
- Start of NFT pack offering (Scheduled for 05/23/2022)
Native Token Launch: (In progress)
- Fair launch of the Enders Gate token on the Harmony blockchain following a smart contract audit.
Play to Earn Test: (TBA)
- testing of the enders gate play to earn model.
Start Marketing Push: (TBA)
- US Marketing Campaign.
Mobile Game Port: (In progress)
- work on porting the game over to mobile with full Web3 functionality.
2nd NFT Pack Offering: (TBA)
- Introduce the next generation of Enders Gate TCG 5 Card packs using Chainlink technology to increase randomess.
Enders gate NFT comics books: (In progress)
- Original story written by the team with help from the community. It tells the story behind the TCG characters and world.
250K USD for 5% of the Enders Gate TCG
Pitch Deck: https://docsend.com/view/9cte4smqa2spu8uh
EvoVerses — [In Progress] GameFi + NFT 3D Metaverse
Rocket Monsters — [In Progress] 3D FPS Game
Rocket Monsters Universe
Name of Project / DAO / Company Rocket Monsters NFT ##Application type Grant ##Proposal overview Rocket Monsters Universe is a Play to Earn NFT game, built on Unreal Engine 5, and will be hosted on AWS Gamelift servers. Each Rocket Monster NFT is crafted for use in-game and currently housed on the Kalamint NFT Marketplace.
OpenWorld — [In Progress] 3D Metaverse Experience
Gryphon — [In Progress] VPN Privacy + Hardware Router
MetaSafe powered by GRYPHON - Project X
Name of Project MetaSafe powered by GRYPHON Proposal overview Gryphon is a network security and privacy focused mesh WiFi platform with over 55K Gryphons deployed and growing. The company was founded by the co-inventor of the MiFi mobile hotspot and the executive that led the development of the Apple iPod media chips.
Vibe Stream Network — [In Progress] Music Streaming Network
Vibe Stream Network - Bringing the Music Industry to Harmony
Name of Project / DAO / Company Vibe Stream Network Application Type Harmony Launch Grant Proposal Overview: Vibe Stream Network seeks to solve problems with the music industry using Web3 solutions. Our founders have a combined 50 years of experience in the entertainment industry working as artists, executives, grammy board members, and community builders.