Introduction

Welcome! Boson Protocol’s vision is to provide for a decentralized commerce ecosystem by funding and enabling the development of a stack of specialized applications to disrupt, demonopolize and democratize commerce. Boson Protocol enables this via an open tokenized economy of Things which:

  1. Automates the redemption of digital rights for physical assets using NFTs and carefully-designed deposit transfers.
  2. Disrupts e-commerce platforms by tokenizing Things and their data within a liquid digital market, built on DeFi.

This is enabled by a design with five modular and substitutable components. The first of these components is a commitment to perform a future commercial exchange represented as a tokenized voucher. Second, a core mechanism for autonomous coordination of commercial exchange. Third, a token model for incentivizing actors, and for capturing and distributing value. Fourth, a Web3 data marketplace for monetizing data. And finally, an evolving governance system for directing and controlling the protocol throughout its lifecycle.

The Boson project documentation offers all the necessary resources to learn about Boson, the software and the tools to leverage the protocol. If you are new to Boson, you might want to check out the protocol overview or the FAQs first.

For a high-level overview, see the light paper blog post.

Reference materials

Get to know the Boson smart contracts

Developer community

If you’re reading this for the first time, welcome.

Boson Protocol is both a protocol, a foundation, and a community. We’ve worked hard to ensure that the code and technical specifications for the protocol are available, here on GitHub. As a foundation, we’re hiring developers to work on the code and working with partner organizations to ensure that the ecosystem grows. As a community, we’re interested in building tools together, no matter where you’re from. Boson Protocol is dedicated to open source as our primary methodology: whatever we can work on in the open, we will, and we want to ensure that our community is welcoming, awesome, and that you (yes, you) have a say in its future and governance.

All of our repositories will be opened for issues and pull requests. Right now, we’re putting the last touches on the main contracts repository, as well as two reference apps which will showcase how to use Boson Protocol. We’re excited to share these with you! Watch this space.

Further, we’re working on having regular community calls to talk about our roadmaps and future work. We also maintain a developer community on Gitter. You can find out more about how to contribute, including our process for pull request approvals and our Code of Conduct.

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