NFTs do not travel easily between chains, use models or games; stranding their value and reducing their efficacy with poor interoperability.
Space Travel—standardize NFT's across chains, including whether to wrap and burn, or if we can bring them over somehow without burning them.
This is the total amount allocated to NFT-DAO EZ-On Interop NFTs
Interoperable NFTs across chains research project.
EZ-On Interop NFTs
Make a NFTs interoperability across chains and games easy for developers and users.
Explore how we might standardize NFTs across chains, including whether we need to wrap and burn, or if we can bring them over somehow without burning them (which we are calling "space travel")
* Basically Interoperable NFTs. Be able to view, burn, trade, interact/use NFT's across chains.
* Many advantages for developers and users alike
* This is a research project as the very first step in figuring out the best way to create interoperability of NFTs across chains and games and uses.
- We will work with the Mutual Knowledge team to design a methodology, protocol, standards or whatever we need to make it very easy to have NFTs become portable on demand. We also are applying to join the InterNFT (https://internft.org/) to share research and solutions.
* Interoperability expands the universe of possibilities especially when it works both ways.
* Easy transitions to the most favorable blockchain for the use case.
* Creates new opportunities for innovative solutions to gnarly problems.
We would start research upon funding and complete it prior to the next Catalyst submission deadline where we would hope to propose a detailed plan based on our findings and approach.
PLAN AND BUDGET
- Research best options for an elegant interoperable NFT solution with MuKn
- Market testing the concept with other NFT communities
- Submit a detailed Catalyst Proposal for the work to be done to accomplish EZ-On Interop NFTs
- Mutual Knowledge will handle the development
- NFT-DAO will handle the commercialization (requirements, website, market research, partnerships, operations)
Total: $8,200 To cover research time and solution architecture design
DEFINED SUCCESS REPORTING
3-month: This is a 1-month research project
6-month: The research is applied to a new proposal
12-month: Hopefully the new proposal is approved and we are building EZ-On Interop NFTs
The NFT-DAO is committed to building infrastructure components that improve the use of NFTs on Cardano and deploy easy solutions for the community.
We see EZ-On—Interop NFTs, as an integral part of making the Cardano ecosystem more user-friendly.
What are the the tools that we need to prioritize first
Our model centers on a NFT Framework of composable parts that continue to add functionality and ease the developer and user experience. Weighing that against the development cycles required to produce the components, this research project informs our next steps toward interoperable NFTs.
How do we attract developers from outside of our current community to participate in Catalyst?
Creating interoperability across chains and ecosystems is one way.
What do developers want, and how do they get it from the Cardano dev ecosystem?
Developers want tools and approaches that make their lives simpler. They also want clear documentation to ensure they can implement new things without too much trouble. They also want things to work they way they are intended. This project will start small and grow over time with the direction the research takes us.
What would make a developer motivated to grind through the docs and code no matter how hard it is to create an app?
It has to be well worth the trouble. So rather than fight that, we aim to make it easier, faster and more fun with this project.
What are enterprise dev managers looking for in order to be able to build out enterprise projects - either internal or commercial?
Wether internal or commercial, the enterprise has a high standard of security, compliance, documentation, support, packaging and dev/ops. That is why interoperability makes more sense than any other implementation.
WHO WILL DELIVER THIS SOLUTION?
TEAM MUTUAL KNOWLEDGE
François-René "Faré" Rideau - CEO++,++ Co-Founder, has been making programming languages and distributed systems usable for 25 years. Alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, Former Senior Engineer at ITA Software, he also worked at Google and Bridgewater Associates.
While working in the industry, he notably maintained and rewrote ASDF, the build system at the heart of the Common Lisp open source community; he also kept publishing academic papers and speaking at programming language conferences; early in his career, he even proved in Coq the correctness of a (centralized) payment protocol.
Eventually, his interests in economics and software security converged with his experience in open source software and formal methods and he started working on Layer 2 solutions for the Blockchain. Since January 2018, he has made plenty of mistakes as co-founder of startups, and learned the hard way to become his own CEO.
Alexander Smart - Chief Operations Officier, Co-Founder, has always thought fast, but learned to think deep and sharp at UChicago. After studying law at Pepperdine, he spent nearly fifteen years guiding executives and decision makers through litigation, in matters ranging from shoplifting and speeding tickets to multi-forum international investment bank disputes.
His practice honed his ability to quickly assimilate and master new information, and deliver that information clearly at any level of sophistication. Tiring of courthouses, he found his skills were readily applicable and desperately needed in the blockchain space.
Gauthier Lamothe - Chief Communications Officer, Co-Founder, has been a seasoned coach, psychotherapist and instructor in communication and management.
He doubled his career as a media expert (film and software producer, then e-marketing manager).
He participated in the development of a few blockchains, for entities such as the Free Republic of Liberland, and worked on decentralized justice systems, tokenization of governance, and of course crypto-currencies.
His work in the MuKn ecosystem is to take care of every aspect related to communications and human issues, both within the company and with customers and partners, for awareness of human-related safety risks are often dramatically underestimated in the blockchain space.
Alexander Knauth - Developer, Alexander studied at Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science and achieved a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, where he researched Type Systems and Macros.
Co-author of two research papers at POPL, he also contributed to the Racket programming language.
Currently working for Mutual Knowledge Systems Inc. after a first collaboration on another project for Alacris/Legilogic
Drew Crampsie - Developer, Drew is an independent systems developer with over 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and maintaining Internet based applications and servers with a focus on "bleeding edge" Web Apps.
Emeka Nwanko - Developer, After graduating in 2005 from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Emeka Nwanko worked for several companies as a Field Engineer or Operations Manager, such as Schlumberger Nigeria or Northern Oilfield Services and Supplies.
He also worked for Satajanus Nigeria Limited as a software developer in the field of Blockchain industry, both in C# and F#, but also in Rust and Solidity.
He also offers free programming classes as a teacher.
Our team is drawing talent in at this writing over 320+ persons joined our NFT-DAO Discord. We're embracing everyone who strongly desires an overarching NFT framework on Cardano—especially those who proposed NFT solutions—and invite you to join our NFT DAO that will open-source the patterns we build as a community. Join us in a coordinated and consolidated effort. You'll join:
Rich Kopcho, a life-long entrepreneur building 18 start-ups in his career. He has owned and managed a development shop and open-sourced the successful 'Restore' backup solution. He taught manufacturers around the world Holonic manufacturing (1997-2007); a heterarchical systems and technology approach that is the foundation DAOs are based on. He currently operates a venture studio in Laramie WY building technology solutions with partners. Rich is the executive producer of the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede - an annual conference by UWYO that IOHK/Cardano/Emurgo and others sponsor to educate the blockchain community.
Michael Yagi, a senior software engineer with experience facilitating integration between different technologies across many different facets in a smooth, seamless fashion. He has a background in leading the development for projects that need to ship projects with many unknowns in a timely manner. His interest lie in building the bridge between the ocean and the pond (Cardano and "traditional" software engineering) as well as leveraging his game development background for NFT's in the game industry.
Phil Lewis, IT experience in a broad range of roles (such as technical, architectural and management) with a well balanced perspective, allowing development of solutions that incorporate the best technical fit and achieve the non-technical objectives for the business.
Community Members n+1, is passionate about NFTs and has aligned themselves to a previous proposal seeking funding for a NFT point solution. They are eager to build their business model on top of a solid framework. Since none has existed for Cardano, they were planning to build one for themselves from scratch. They are one of ~300 individuals who could potentially pool their expertise into an all-embracing open-source version to benefit the entire community rather than one project. Their expertise is multivariate in development, SPO, marketing, design, business, and more.
MuKn.io/Glow brings skills of cybersecurity, cryptography, distributed systems, systems programming, economic modeling & mechanism design.