Project Name: SiaPeopleLearn
Name of the organization: Dapp Mentors
We propose to build an educational platform called SiaPeopleLearn, powered by the integration of Sia Renterd. SiaPeopleLearn will be a rebuilt version of our existing Dapp Mentors Academy system, incorporating the decentralized storage of Sia and making it available to the Sia Ecosystem.
Educators: Online educators will benefit from our project as it allows them to transition away from centralized course hosting platforms. Our cost-effective platform, running on the Sia network, offers them greater control and ownership.
Content Creators: Our project also benefits content creators by enabling them to move away from centralized video hosting platforms. They can reduce costs while having complete ownership over their content through our Sia-based platform.
Community Users: Users within the Sia network community benefit from our project as it provides them with a decentralized and user-owned educational platform. Additionally, our open-source code will serve as valuable examples for community members interested in contributing to the Sia ecosystem.
Application Developers: Developers working on applications within the Sia ecosystem can leverage our project’s open-source code as a valuable resource. It not only allows them to integrate with our educational platform but also provides useful examples for building upon, fostering innovation and contributing to a richer Sia network ecosystem.
By developing SiaPeopleLearn, we are creating a full-stack open-source project that enables online educators and content creators to move away from centralized course hosting platforms. Instead, they can use a more cost-effective platform that runs on the Sia network and is owned by them.
We are requesting $25,000 which shall be paid inline with the milestones below. This budget will covers the following cost:
- Project Development.
- Project Hosting.
- Team salary for the 4 months to be paid along the milestones.
- Sia Renterd service cost ($1,000 worth of SC).
Full or half of the first milestone payment will be paid on approval to enable us to begin work. Here are the project’s milestones for a total of 4 months:
Milestone 1: Analysis & UI/UX design
*Duration: 3 weeks
*From October 25th to November 15th, 2023
Milestone 2: Sia API Backend development
*Duration: 6 weeks
*From November 16th to December 27th, 2023
Milestone 3: Front and backend integration
*Duration: 4 weeks
*From January 2nd to January 30th, 2023
Milestone 4: Testing, finishing touches, and deployment
*Duration: 2 weeks
*From January 31st to February 13th, 2023
The total duration of these milestones is 4 months, spanning from October 25th, 2023, to February 13th, 2023.
Potential risks of the project:
Two potential external risks we consider are:
Restrictions on Credit and Debit Card Usage for Crypto Transactions: There’s a risk of credit and debit card usage for cryptocurrency transactions being banned in certain countries, such as India (2018), China (2021), Nigeria (2021), and others. This could potentially hinder users from purchasing Sia Coins. However, it’s worth noting that this risk is relatively low nowadays, as an increasing number of countries are recognizing crypto assets as valuable commodities rather than threats.
Dependency on Stripe for Payment Processing: Another external risk is our reliance on Stripe for payment processing, which SiaPeopleLearn uses to facilitate learner subscriptions. Stripe is only available in 46 countries and could be susceptible to disruptions due to regulatory changes, especially in regions with evolving central bank regulations. To address this risk, we intend to offer alternative payment methods in cryptocurrencies. This approach provides users with greater flexibility and ensures uninterrupted access to SiaPeopleLearn. It aligns with our commitment to decentralized principles, enhances user convenience, and reduces our reliance on centralized payment processors. Additionally, it’s important to note that the backend of SiaPeopleLearn can be utilized by community users and application developers independently of Stripe, further mitigating the potential impact of this risk.
Will all of our project’s code be open-source?
Yes, all project code will be open-source and made available on GitHub.
A link to where our code will be accessible for review: GitHub - Daltonic/SiaPeopleLearn
Do we agree to submit monthly progress reports?
Yes, we agree to submit monthly progress reports in the forum.
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We kindly request your support for SiaPeopleLearn. We believe your approval will drive innovation, foster collaboration, and grow the Sia network ecosystem.