Grant Proposal: Skillmatrix

Grant ID: 8687287c3


Skillmatrix redefines crypto education through an RPG-style driven learning experience by combining learning roadmaps filled with high quality courses, competitive gamification elements including “Crypto wars’ ’ trading simulation game and community engagement features with a full social network platform.

Participants are required to choose from one of three distinct paths: explorer, trader, or developer. Upon making their selection, a personalized learning plan will be generated, incorporating a series of courses tailored to the individual’s specific requirements and interests.

Unique to our platform is ‘Crypto Wars’, a gamified learning experience that encourages practical application of crypto knowledge in a competitive trading simulation environment.

We also integrate a dynamic community platform, fostering peer-to-peer learning and expert interaction. This approach not only enhances user engagement but also ensures retention and practical application of knowledge.

Our vision is to be a market leader in crypto education, addressing the growing demand for comprehensive, interactive, and user-friendly crypto learning solutions. By doing so, SkillMatrix is poised to significantly impact the way individuals learn and apply cryptocurrency concepts, setting a new standard in the edtech sector.

Pitch Deck → Skillmatrix Pitch Deck - Google Präsentationen

I have read and agree to the privacy policy:

Describe what your project does or is aiming to do in 50 characters or less:
Where learning crypto is as fun as your favorite game.

If available, please enter a link to your project below:

How far along are you?:
I have a team, I have idea and plan, landing page and proceeding with blockchain decentralization planning

Why did you pick this idea to work on? Do you have domain expertise in this area? How do you know people need what you’re making?:
Because I saw that the current landscape of crypto education is fraught with challenges that SkillMatrix could address. A significant issue is the disconnect between theoretical knowledge and practical application.
Many existing platforms offer dense, technical information that is difficult and boring for beginners to grasp and apply in real-world scenarios. SkillMatrix bridges this gap by incorporating interactive, scenario-based learning that translates complex concepts into understandable and actionable knowledge.
Another challenge is the lack of a supportive learning community. Learners often find themselves isolated, struggling to find guidance or peer support. SkillMatrix responds to this by creating an engaging community platform where learners can interact, share insights, and get real-time feedback from experts and peers alike.
Furthermore, the rapidly evolving nature of the cryptocurrency world renders many educational resources obsolete quickly. SkillMatrix continually updates its courses and materials to reflect the latest trends and developments, ensuring learners always have access to the most current and relevant information.
In essence, SkillMatrix not only educates but also empowers learners, addressing these critical gaps in the existing crypto education ecosystem.

What’s new about what you’re making? What substitutes do people resort to because it doesn’t exist yet (or they don’t know about it)?:
In-depth competitor analysis reveals that while there are several platforms offering crypto education, SkillMatrix dApp stands out due to its unique approach. Competitors’ learning process is boring, it doesn’t introduce any aspects of RPG-style engagement and that’s a key where we are going to shine. Key competitors often focus on theoretical aspects without practical engagement. We differentiate ourselves by offering a hands-on learning experience through ‘Crypto Wars’ real-time trading simulator, which is not seen in other platforms and by creating unique practical challenges for each course. Furthermore, while competitors may provide community forums, SkillMatrix offers a more integrated community experience, fostering real-time interaction and collaborative learning. Additionally, our competitors’ content can be static and outdated; SkillMatrix prioritizes current, dynamic content, catering to the ever-evolving nature of the cryptocurrency market. This analysis underscores our competitive edge in offering a more engaging, practical, and up-to-date educational experience.

What’s your vision for how your project will impact The Graph and/or web3?:
Practical application
Problem: Many existing platforms offer dense, technical information that is difficult for beginners to grasp and apply in real-world scenarios
Solution: Enhanced Practical Application - SkillMatrix integrates interactive simulations, challenges, and real-world scenarios, providing hands-on experience that bridges the gap between theory and practice in cryptocurrency learning.

Boring learning experience
Problem: Existing educational platforms offer a monotonous and uninspiring learning experience, which fails to retain the interest and engagement of learners.
Solution: Fun learning experience - The platform transforms the learning process into an engaging, game-like experience using RPG gameplay elements ( such as learning roadmaps ), making it more interactive and enjoyable, thus keeping learners motivated and interested.

Lack of support:
Problem: Learners often find themselves isolated, struggling to find guidance or peer support. Also, the rapidly evolving nature of crypto markets makes many educational resources outdated quickly
Solution: Robust Community Support - SkillMatrix fosters a community-driven social network platform where learners can connect with peers and experts, enhancing collaborative learning and providing a strong support network for guidance and insight.

How will you measure success?:
By success milestones ( provided in “Provide a breakdown of your requested funding” )

What milestones will you achieve in the coming weeks/months, with or without the grant?:
Create landing page for users enrollment from the beginning, build email list
Initial courses creation and implementation
Initial learning roadmaps creation and implementation

Please select who you think will benefit from your project?:

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

Provide a breakdown of your requested funding:
This funding will be used for initial MVP creation - This phase focuses on developing the core web platform and initial courses. The budget will cover course creation, platform design, and UI implementation. This ensures a robust, scalable platform, offering high-quality educational content.
Abstract deliverables
Create landing page for users enrollment from the beginning, build email list
Initial courses creation and implementation
Initial learning roadmaps creation and implementation
Create Design UI and UX
Courses enrollment implementation
Blog Implementation
CMS for courses and articles management
OAuth authorization, JWT authentication implementation
DevOps infrastructure creation on cloud services, setup CI/CD, create FE, CMS and BE deployments
Security audit
Success milestones
Completed deliverables
Acquired over 1000 potential user emails indicating interest in our project.
Gained initial traction with a growing user base.
Earned endorsements from key influencers in the industry.

Have you applied for (or already received) funding from somewhere else?:

If yes, please describe where you’ve received funding from and how much you have, or will, receive:

Can you share any information about current/past web3 experience?:

Why are you interested in contributing to The Graph and/or web3?:
Because by transforming SkillMatrix into a dApp, we are going to leverage the strengths of blockchain technology to enhance user engagement, ensure content reliability, and foster a vibrant, self-sustaining educational ecosystem in the crypto space.

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:

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I hope this message finds you well and excited about the SkillMatrix project. I am impressed with your innovative approach to crypto education.

  1. Considering the grant is from The Graph protocol, can you highlight any specific ways in which SkillMatrix will contribute to or interact with The Graph and/or web3 technologies?

  2. How do you plan to ensure the content remains up-to-date and relevant in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency market?

  3. In the proposed budget of $20,000, can you provide a more detailed breakdown of the allocation. How do you plan to manage and distribute the funds across different aspects of the project?


The presentation of the project will be in the public-voice-chat channel on the Graph AdvocatesDAO Discord server on January 30th at 10:00 UTC.

See you there!

  1. We are going to leverage the benefits of Graph protocol by creating subgraph for our smart contract. We are going to deploy a fungible token smart contract on polygon layer 2 network - zkEVM ( zero knowledge ethereum virtual machine ) and subgraph will allow us to achieve low latency, low cost, high reliability, easy data management and incredible performance, and also, low carbon footprint

Subgraph will be used to query course enrollment, tracking progress and engagement.

Fungible tokens in Skillmatrix will be used as utility tokens for rewards and as primary paid courses payment method

  1. We are planning to keep courses up to date by implementing automatic content flagging using AI to mark content as outdated periodically. After that, the course author will be notified to update content as fast as possible. Courses marked as outdated won’t be recommended and will be displayed as outdated. After initial roadmap milestones and deliverables we are going to work on transforming Skillmatrix dApp into DAO.

  2. Total project cost is over 100k $.

Funding request is 20000$.

Usage of grant funds is pretty straightforward. It will be used to partially cover development cost. I hired an additional software engineer to release this project faster. Grant will cover 4 months of work with a 30 dollars hourly rate for this software engineer. Infrastructure, CTO, marketing, project running and self employment costs are covered by me. Besides that, we are going to release Graph protocol course for each learning roadmap ( 3 courses in total - GRT Token and Graph protocol fundamentals for traders, Graph protocol onboarding for explorers, Graph development for developers )

Whitepaper : SkillMatrix - Google Docs

pitch deck: Skillmatrix Pitch Deck - Google Präsentationen

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