Oasis Foundation Grant Wishlist

Building an Ecosystem for Privacy-First Applications to Thrive

Peter Abilla
Jan 28, 2020 · 2 min read

It’s been just a month since the Oasis Foundation started its new grants program with the goal of supporting and growing a community around privacy-first applications and solutions. The Oasis Foundation is focused on building a better internet, and that takes the support and help of an entire community!

Since launch we’ve funded a number of projects — and are considering and kicking off more each day! To date, projects have included foundational tooling and support for the network as it prepares for Mainnet, tooling for the broader ecosystem, and further research into data privacy technologies writ large.

For example, both Stake.Fish and Figment Networks are both in the process of developing validator leaderboards / trackers first for the Oasis Testnet and ultimately for Mainnet. You can check out Stake Fish’s version here.

As the network grows, we’d also like to expand our own grants program — including more grants for software tooling, research, privacy dapp development and more. Below are a few areas where we’d love to see community involvement. And if you have another great idea that’s not listed we’d love to hear it.

You can apply 👉 here 👈 and we’ll get back to you within a few days!

In addition to token grants, as new tools are added we’ll also highlight them in our documentation and promote them to our growing community.

Grant Wish List

Network Tooling

  • Build a stateless sentry node
  • GUI for command line tools

Metrics and Alerts for Validators

  • Metric tracking for Node Operators beyond block explorers and leaderboards
  • Alert tools
  • Notification engines / tooling
  • Traffic/Trend Statistics

Wallet and HSM support

  • Software wallets
  • Hardware wallets beyond Ledger
  • Mobile and/or browser based plugins for key management
  • HSM support — specifically for YubiHSM and Ledger

Testing

Other Platform integrations

  • Two-way pegging tooling
  • Lending applications
  • Interoperability bridges to other platforms (IBC, Ethereum, etc)

Language and Libraries

  • Oasis CLI and SDK support in JavaScript
  • Expanded Solidity support for Oasis
  • Components build in popular frameworks like Vue, React, Angular that provide easy chain integration

Apply 👉 here 👈

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Peter Abilla

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Hardest worker in the room and a constant work in progress. Blockchain. University of Chicago, BYU.

Oasis Foundation

A better internet is only a matter of time. The Oasis network is trying to fix what’s broken by giving users back control of their data using a combination of secure compute and a proof-of-stake blockchain.