Build the future of dCommerce. Apply for a Boson Protocol Ecosystem Grant
At Boson Protocol, we are creating an entirely new decentralized commerce ecosystem based on an open tokenized economy.
We are announcing a $5 million grant program to enable others to join us in this endeavour
We 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.
But we cannot do it alone
Building an ecosystem takes time and effort. Above all, we require the ideas and creativity of many different types of people. Good ideas alone, however, are not enough: We need to provide the tools for others to bring their concepts to fruition.
As Steve Jobs once famously said: “To me, ideas are worth nothing unless executed. They are just a multiplier. Execution is worth millions.”
The Boson Protocol grant program recognizes that great work needs to be incentivized. It does not happen in a vacuum.
Why grants are important
We are already equipped to empower a whole new generation of developers and entrepreneurs building on top of the Boson Protocol. We provide full developer documentation and we have also presented a film of an upcoming reference application to give an idea of the sort of dApps you can build using Boson.
But we recognise that execution takes dedication and money, so, we are announcing the first wave of Boson Protocol Grants
Grants have played a crucial role in the expansion of the decentralized ecosystem. Without grants, some of the best-known projects may never have reached escape velocity.
For example, Uniswap was supported initially by grants from the Ethereum Foundation. The Web3 Foundation has supported more than 200 projects that paved the way for many tools and clients that will allow the Web3 ecosystem to flourish.
About Boson Protocol’s Grant Program
Grants are available up to US$50,000 per project and we welcome applications from individuals, companies, teams and research institutions.
While we are happy to accept applications in all areas that will make it easier for future developers and teams to build on the core protocol, we are especially interested in projects working in the following areas:
dCommerce applications & components
We 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 we’re moving fast in building the first virtual shopping experiences for physical items in decentraland.
With our newly acquired plot of LAND, and our unique capability of digital to physical commerce, we’re 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 our LAND.
Community and ecosystem
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 we hosted a number of events, launched a discord server for open collaboration and worked with the Token Engineering Academy on educational courses on dCommerce. We’re actively looking to support community, and ecosystem, initiatives ranging from community education to DAO modules and governance proposals.
Tooling, developer experience and more
With the upcoming release of Leptonite, a reference application demonstrating Boson capabilities, including our developer documentation site, we want to support developers in understanding and implementing Boson Protocol into their applications. We want to fund additions to this toolkit with analytical tools, SDKs and more, that will help developers to leverage Boson.
Above all, we want to inspire and encourage others to join us on our mission to decentralize commerce
We 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.
How to apply
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?
We want to hear from you.
You can submit a grant application using this form 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:
- Ecosystem impact
- Team profiles and experience
- Needs and challenges
- Measurable milestones and outcomes
- Grant size
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.
Important legal notice
The Boson Protocol Grant Program is a discretionary grant program by BVoucher Limited for our active community to encourage and reward those who are working on dCommerce with us together. It is not a competition. We can cancel the program at any time and grants are at the sole discretion of BVoucher Limited. We 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. We make 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 us, 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.