Elementary actor, representing the supply side. Seller makes an offer by minting an ERC-1155 Voucher Set that holds a supply of a specified quantity of assets.
Goals: Offers goods and services and commits to their quality.
Examples: This could be an artist offering a physical counterpart to a cryptoart NFT, or a clothing brand offering a physical counterpart to a wearable in-game NFT.
Elementary actor, representing the demand side. A Buyer taking the offer is implying that a singleton Voucher will be extracted from the originating Voucher Set, thus minting an ERC-721.
Goals: Buys voucher to redeem later for goods or services.
Custodial hub for multiple sellers. Aggregators enable sellers, as well as perform basic curation based on their relationship with sellers.
Goals: Sources supply into BOSON network, get rewarded, can take an additional transaction fee from the d2p transaction if appropriate (e.g. special onboarding service, taking on deposits etc).
Examples: This could be a platform or a marketplace, but also independent brokers who implement an appropriate front/backend logic for the Sellers they are onboarding.
“Power buyer”. Has their own end-user app to roam the network and buy vouchers in bulk to then resell later to their non-crypto customers.
Goals: Leverages Boson Protocol’s Voucher infrastructure for their B2C logic.
Examples: This could be an art purveyor which focuses on NFT-keyed artwork from particular artists, which looks for specific NFTs and then bundles them for resale to galleries or at auctions directly.
Developers / projects
We have developed a reference frontend and backend for the v0.1 release. Our aim is to enable and incentivize co-creation in the Boson Ecosystem. We are actively engaged in token engineering and Web3 developer communities and will be offering learning and co-creation opportunities to further the tokenomics, progressive decentralization, as well as the maintenance of the protocol.