Today we're happy to announce Batch 11 of grants! A total of six grants were approved in this batch which amount to $283,000 in funding. You can find more info on each grant below.
We're thrilled to have approved contributors to work on two of our existing RFPs:
- Notional will be working on our Fee Abstraction RFP. Any chain who deploys the Fee Abstraction SDK module will enable their users to pay fees in any IBC token available on Osmosis! Given Notional's experience with the Cosmos SDK, we're confident that they will complete the project with high quality.
- We're excited to onboard Nabla to the Osmosis community! They will be working on a customizable frontend reference implementation for the UI of the Osmosis Outposts. Having previously built the Sinfonia UI, the team already has experience building alternative frontends for Osmosis.
Other grants in this batch include Celatone, a Cosmwasm-aware explorer that aims to save many engineering hours for both internal and external Osmosis developers and attract more contributors to the Osmosis ecosystem, and covering Defiant Labs’ costs to ensure users are supported for both 2022 and 2023 tax seasons.
Stay tuned for more impactful initiatives we're working on which will be announced soon!
$90,000 (in OSMO)
$25,000 (in OSMO)
$30,000 (in OSMO)
$35,000 (in OSMO)
To build two different version of the Fee Abstraction Module. The first version will allow customer chains to pay fees in any IBC token on Osmosis using oracle TWAP data (Milestone 1). The second version will leverage packet forward middleware to allow chains to take the accumulated fees and swap them for their native token using Osmosis (Milestone 2). Notional will also assist the Osmosis team with the chain-specific technical implementations. We will award Notional with retroactive grants for each chain-specific implementation, depending on the work involved and importance of the customer chain.
The chains that deploy v1 of the Fee Abstraction Module will enable their users to pay transaction fees in any IBC token available on Osmosis, using Osmosis’ TWAPs oracles to determine the conversion rate. Customer chains who choose to deploy v2 of the module will use the Osmosis DEX in the background to swap out the accumulated fees into the chain's native token, which should contribute to volume on Osmosis significantly. Notional is a repeat grantee and long-time contributor to Osmosis and the Cosmos ecosystem at large. The Notional team is one of the top Cosmos SDK experts, and is well-postioned to deliver on this grant.
$120,000 (in OSMO)
$15,000 (in OSMO)
$20,000 (in OSMO)
$20,000 (in OSMO)
$15,000 (in OSMO)
$50,000 (in OSMO)
To fund the development of an explorer frontend and necessary data backend/indexer for all current Osmosis networks (osmosis-1, osmo-test-4, local) with CosmWasm-specific features, such as deploying, interacting, exploring, and organizing contracts from the UI. Milestone 1 = completion of osmosis-1 and initial local chain support. This will also include a public project section that lists all the codes + contracts related to each project / protocol deployed on the network (mainnet only). Milestone 2 = at completion of full local chain support, which will allow developers to spin up the explorer for any chain version, and a built-in faucet for both local and testnet chains. Milestone 3 = after having added pages for accounts and transaction details. Milestone 4 = after having added pages for Osmosis pools, as well as the ability to create on-chain proposals to store code / instantiate contracts from the UI. Milestone 5 = after having maintained this project for one year from the completion of the milestones. User feedback should also be incorporated as necessary.
Currently, to interact with contracts, devs need to use CLI or code custom scripts, both of which are complex and unintuitive. Current tools also make exploring / finding contracts previously deployed on a network and knowing how to interact with them difficult and time-consuming. Celatone aims to simplify these processes and increase developer efficiency and speed by offering a simple UI to perform these actions. What's more, Celatone will solve the issue related to a lack of explorers available on specific networks, especially testnets and local chains. By open-sourcing both their frontend and indexer implementations and supporting local chain deployments, Celatone will allow developers to quickly spin up a version of their explorer for any network themselves without relying on other parties / teams to add support. This will also provide developers and users on Osmosis with a unified explorer experience across all networks, mitigating the need for them to use different tools for different networks. In summary, Celatone’s work will result in many engineering hours saved for both internal Osmosis developers and external app developers, as well as easier onboarding of new contributors. Additionally, it makes tutorials a lot easier to follow and facilitates collaboration between teams building on Osmosis. Alles Labs is a talented team with significant experience in the Cosmos ecosystem. Members of the team have previously worked on a number of blockchain projects, such as Band Protocol and Nebula Protocol.
Frontend for Osmosis Outposts
$30,000 (in OSMO)
$5,000 (in OSMO)
$10,000 (in OSMO)
$7,500 (in OSMO)
$7,500 (in OSMO)
To build a highly customizable frontend reference implementation for the UI of the Osmosis Outposts. Milestone 1 = delivery of the Figma design files for Outpost UI. Milestone 2 = completion of the open-source customizable UI component library, including ReactJS and VueJS wrappers of the components with relevant implementation documentation and examples. These must also be compatible with Cosmology's toolkits and API, and use the Cosmos Kit wallet adapter. Milestone 3 = after six months of maintenance of the open-source component library, and collaboration with the Osmosis team for the Outpost UI implementations. Milestone 4 = after one year of maintenance of the open-source component library, and collaboration with the Osmosis team for the Outpost UI implementations.
The aim of this project is to make it easy for Outpost chains to create their own personalized Outpost frontends using Nabla's components and templates. Osmosis Outposts will make it much simpler to perform swaps on different Cosmos chains, without having to manually IBC over to Osmosis to trade. It's important for the UI of these Outposts to be simple, intuitive, and highly customizable for each outpost chain. Nabla is a new company dedicated to help companies in web3 build useful customer experience tools, with a focus on the Cosmos ecosystem. Having built the Sinfonia UI, the team already has experience building alternative frontends for Osmosis.
Tax Software - 2023 Infrastructure Hosting
To run all of the required infrastructure to host the tax software frontend and run the indexer for all of 2023, and to add support for the StableSwap, Concentrated Liqudity, and ProtoRev modules, which are not yet supported by their tax software. Each milestone will be paid out at the end of each quarter in 2023.
Defiant Labs has created an open source tool that anyone can run to create and provide tax data for Osmosis. However, running this tool is technical and expensive, and it doesn't currently support Osmosis’ new SDK modules. Having Defiant Labs run the infrastructure and host the frontend for a year will make it much easier for users to do their 2022 taxes just in time for tax season, and collect the necessary data for the 2023 tax cycle. The frontend link will be shared publicly as soon as Defiant is approved for a grant. Defiant Labs is a repeat grantee who has already built a number of tools for the Cosmos ecosystem.
PR for Osmosis
10,000 USDC / month
To assist Osmosis with PR across Osmosis' external communications channels. This grant will be re-evaluated on a monthly basis.
This will benefit the Osmosis ecosystem by increasing recognition and brand awareness via press pickup, commentary opportunities, and speaking engagements. Serotonin is a leading web3 marketing firm. Their services take products and brands to market with brand positioning, visual design, content, PR, community, growth, events, and more. Existing clients include Polygon, Bain Capital Crypto, and Aleo.
Osmosis Frontend Translation (zh-tw & zh-hk)
$1,000 (in OSMO)
$1,000 (in OSMO)
PikachuEXE has completed zh-tw & zh-hk translations of the Osmosis main frontend.
This has improved the UX for zh-tw & zh-hk native speakers when using Osmosis. PikachuEXE is a developer working on Ruby on Rails as a day job.