Building an ecosystem takes time and effort. Above all, team requires the ideas and creativity of many different types of people. Good ideas alone, however, are not enough: team needs to provide the tools for others to bring their concepts to fruition.
At Boson Protocol, team is creating an entirely new decentralized commerce ecosystem based on an open tokenized economy.
They have designed Boson as a core component, enabling smart contracts to connect to real world commerce and build infrastructure that everyone can trust, can use, and which allows buyers, sellers and creators to flourish in an equitable non-extractionary environment.
Grants are available up to US$50,000 per project and team welcomes applications from individuals, companies, teams and research institutions.
While team is happy to accept applications in all areas that will make it easier for future developers and teams to build on the core protocol, team is especially interested in projects working in the following areas:
They are looking to fund innovative approaches to decentralized commerce applications and projects extending the dCommerce stack. This can range from user-facing front-ends, plug-ins to existing e-commerce platforms and infrastructure to enable dCommerce applications and experiences.
Metaverse Commerce is one of the first key applications of Boson Protocol. As such they’re moving fast in building the first virtual shopping experiences for physical items in decentraland.
With their newly acquired plot of LAND, and their unique capability of digital to physical commerce, team is looking to fund initiatives that demonstrate the game-changing possibilities of Metaverse commerce. This is not limited to the use of Boson Protocol’s Commitment NFTs, but can also be wider propositions leveraging their LAND.
Bringing people from a range of backgrounds together, and building a community, is the vital key needed to unbundle e-commerce. In the past months team hosted a number of events, launched a discord server for open collaboration and worked with the Token Engineering Academy on educational courses on dCommerce. They’re actively looking to support community, and ecosystem, initiatives ranging from community education to DAO modules and governance proposals.
With the upcoming release of Leptonite, a reference application demonstrating Boson capabilities, including their developer documentation site, team wants to support developers in understanding and implementing Boson Protocol into their applications.
Team wants to fund additions to this toolkit with analytical tools, SDKs and more, that will help developers to leverage Boson.
Above all, team wants to inspire and encourage others to join them on their mission to decentralize commerce.
They want to foster a dynamic, thriving and self-sustaining community where ideas can be freely expressed and buyers and sellers can be rewarded equitably for their work, whether in the Metaverse or the real world.
Are you working on a project that falls into one of the four categories above or which can enhance, and extend, the core capabilities of Boson Protocol?
Please note that the maximum initial grant available for any project is $50,000 and would ideally be broken down into smaller milestones for delivery.
All applications will be reviewed by a council of Boson stakeholders, composed of Foundation Board, tech and business teams, investors and advisors.
The council will conduct their decision on a set of criteria and objectives which are included in the questionnaire and are primarily based on:
The council will make recommendations on the recipients of the ecosystem grants. The final decision on all grants will be approved individually by the Foundation Board.
The Boson Protocol Grant Program is a discretionary grant program by BVoucher Limited for their active community to encourage and reward those who are working on dCommerce with them together. It is not a competition. They can cancel the program at any time and grants are at the sole discretion of BVoucher Limited. They are not able to issue grants to persons who are on any sanctions lists maintained by Singapore, the EU or the UK or who are in a jurisdiction sanctioned by the same. Team makes no representation regarding the tax consequences of any grants and you are responsible for all taxes payable in connection with the receipt of any grants.
By submitting your application (your “Application”) to them, you represent and warrant that all of the information you provided was and shall remain true and complete; if you are registering on behalf of a legal entity, such legal entity is duly organized and validly existing under the applicable laws of the jurisdiction of its organization and you are duly authorized by such legal entity to act on its behalf; you are of legal age to form a binding contract (at least 18 years old in most jurisdictions).
You will comply with any laws applicable to your software and not engage in any illegal activities. Any conduct by you that appears to be unlawful, malicious, or criminal in nature will immediately disqualify any Application from the Boson Protocol Grant Program.
Any obligations arising out of or in connection with this Grant Program or its subject matter will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore, and the courts of Singapore shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Grant Program.