Grant Proposal: LEOS

Grant ID: 2rwm2xn


LEOS is a web3 learning platform characterized by on-chain verification. In this project, we will design a Graph 101 course with multiple modules. Each module will have

-A series of concepts explained using easy-to-read short paragraphs.

  • A quiz with multiple choice questions
  • A hands-on exercise that will be verified on chain

This course is designed for users with no programming background. Details of the modules are as follows:

Module One - Introduction to The Graph

  • Since this course is targeting people with zero technical experience, we are going to cover the basic concepts in web3; what is a Blockchain, a dApp, etc
  • The problem of querying the Blockchain and the solution.
  • We will also cover the network and product adoption over time. Basically to answer the question of “Why The Graph?”
  • The exercise with verification will be focused on having the user install web version of metamask

Module Two - The Graph as a Protocol

-The design of the protocol (What is a Subgraph, what is an indexer, etc)
-The entire journey of a query; starts with a consumer paying a query fee in GRT and ends with Indexers sharing a portion of their rewards with their Delegators.
-Will treat this module as a story and will not dive into any technical concepts to make it as reader-friendly as possible.
-The exercise with on-chain verification will be to transfer GRT to Metamask and use this for transactions

Module Three - How to Delegate

-What is Delegation and why is it necessary to secure the network
-Risks associated
-How to choose an Indexer (we will cover a lot of tools)
-The exercise with on-chain verification will be related to delegating and choosing an indexer.

Module Four - How to Curate

-What is Curation and why is it necessary to secure the network
-Risks associated
-How to choose a Subgraph (will cover at least 5 different tools)
-The exercise with on-chain verification will be focused on choosing a Subgraph
-We might break this up into more modules to make it easy on the reader

What makes this content unique?

-The importance of decentralization within a decentralized protocol - we have seen a lot of new delegators choosing one of the top-10 indexers instead of doing their research. In this course, we are going to focus on this point and educate new delegators on how to choose an indexer.

-The need for Curators - with the new plan of sunsetting the Hosted Service, thousands of Subgraphs will need to migrate by Q1-2023 and we believe the network will need more Curators. In this course, we are going to educate Curators on how to choose the Subgraphs to signal to, what tools to use, etc

-On-chain verified actions - whenever we give an exercise, we have software that is going to verify whether the reader has finished it or not.

-Useful data - after a delegator chooses an indexer to delegate to and a Curator chooses a Subgraph to signal on, we are going to verify the actions on-chain and then ask them to answer the question “Why did you choose that Indexer/Subgraph”. The data collected here will be shared with the UX team at The Graph and we believe it will help you to understand the behavior of the users on the network.

since delegating and curating cost gas fees on the Ethereum network, we might look into compensating some of the people who finish the course with some GRT.

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Are you applying as a team or individual?:

What type of grant are you pursuing?:
Project (one-off)

Please select the category your project best fits into:

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:
Curators, Delegators, Indexers, Other

How much funding are you looking for? (USD):

Have you received funding from somewhere else?:

If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:
We have received $25,000.00 from the Stacks Foundation so far and we are expecting a follow-up grant of $100,000.00 to continue creating the Stacks 101 course with hands-on verification.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
This project will help onboard new users to the Graph ecosystem. Users not only learn about the various concepts of The Graph but also learn about how to actually perform various tasks. And all this without requiring that the users have any programming background. This is vital if we want to have the next Billion people on web3.

What can you share about any past work that is relevant to this grant?:
We have created a similar course for Stacks blockchain. Hence we have experience doing this. In addition, we are collaborating with The Graph experts to ensure that the course content created is top class.

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:
We have built a web3 learning platform LEOS.

In addition, one of us (@blockchain092) is a Graph Advocate and quite active in crypto twitter focused on Stacks and The Graph.

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Web3 is the next revolution. And the Graph is the Google of Web3. Hence it is vital for everyone to be educated about The Graph. LEOS is focused on making a significant contribution toward educating people about Graph.

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Hey all; we would like to withdraw this application; I used the wrong link ; we have applied to the graph foundation since that is the right place for this grant proposal ; my apologies for the confusion; fanjum

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