Small Grant Proposal - Technical Video Wiki

Project Name: Blockchain Gazette

Project Lead: Stanford B. (LinkedIn -

Project Description:

This project involves the production of a whiteboard animation series for developers and users centered on the Sia Blockchain. In this first part series, 5 whiteboard video animations related to the Sia Blockchain will be produced in English.

How does the projected outcome serve the Foundation’s mission of user-owned data?

There is limited technical documentation for the Sia Blockchain available. By making Sia-related technical documentation accessible in whiteboard video form, this project has potential to expand

  • the knowledge base of developers, and
  • the Sia community.

Grant Specifics

Amount of money requested and justification with a reasonable breakdown of expenses:

10,000 USD requested in total ($5,000 paid upfront), split into two monthly milestones.

  • 2 Professional Script Writers ($3,000):

($300 per video x 5 x 2)

  • 1 Professional Video Animationist ($5,000):

($1,000 per video * 5)

  • 2 Professional Male and Female Voice-Over Actors ($2,000):

($200 per video x 5 x 2)

Total = $10,000

Milestone 1 (By End of December, 2023):

  • 40% (2) of the 5 whiteboard animation videos would be produced within one month of the project.

Milestones 2 (By End of January 2024):

  • 100% (5) of the whiteboard animation videos would have been produced within two months of the project.

What are the goals of this small grant?

  • Produce a Sia Blockchain exclusive Video Wiki containing exclusive video technical documentation for developers and end-users.

Potential risks that will affect the outcome of the project:

  1. Lack of resources as it relates to funding is the only perceivable risk to the best of our knowledge.

Development Information

Will all of your project’s code be open-source? Yes

[Projects can use closed-source components, but can’t develop closed-source code. If any of your project’s code is closed-source, please describe what code and why.]

Leave a link where code will be accessible for review.

Links (TBD)

Do you agree to submit monthly progress reports? Yes

[Progress reports must be submitted monthly here in the forum.]

Contact info


Any other preferred contact methods:* NIL

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Hello @Blockford,

Thanks for submitting your proposal to the Sia Foundation Grants Committee. After review, the committee has conditionally approved your grant! The condition is as follows:

  • Our team be allowed to review your scripts before recording for technical accuracy.

Should you agree to this term, please reply with a new message in this thread indicating your acceptance. Thanks!

Kino on behalf of the Sia Foundation and Grants Committee

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Hi @Kinomora

Thanks for your response. We accept the terms that the team is allowed to review scripts before recording for technical accuracy. Thanks for the approval!

Thanks! We’ll reach out shortly with onboarding steps.

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Thanks again for the approval. @steve

Please can you give us an ETA of when we can expect to hear from you on onboarding steps in other to allow us to adjust project execution timelines if necessary?


i can help you for free to translate in french ( only in text )

Thanks, we are open to possible collaboration for content translation and would reach out in the future if needed. Thanks. @Aatsu

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Monthly Progress Report:

Progress Made

  • Scripts 1-5 and their potential storyboard have been produced and approved.
  • Voiceover recordings of scripts 1-5 are 90% completed.

What work is left for next month:

  • Complete audio recordings of scripts + Merge audio recordings + video production to produce a final video
  • Release of video publicly.

Hello @Blockford,

Thank you for your progress report!

Kino on behalf of the Sia Foundation and Grants Committee


  • We are happy to announce the release of parts 1 and part 2 of our technical whiteboard video series of the Sia Network in English.

You can now access the videos for free here

We have received some interest to have the videos produced in other languages aside from English and may make such provisions in the future if approved by the foundation.

The remaining parts of the video series will be released as they become available. Thanks for your patience.

Please stay tuned and enjoy the videos!

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Hello very nice, and u talk slowly, perfect for me !


We are happy to announce the release of part 3 of our video series, which can be accessed for free here. Please enjoy the video! Thank you for your time and support!

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We are happy to announce part 4 of our video series is now available, and can now be accessed for free here. Please enjoy the video! Thank you for your time and support!

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Important Update:

We are happy to announce the release of part 5, the last part of our video series, as always, available for free here. But, you may wonder: would we see more of such videos? Only time will tell! :sunglasses: In the meantime, we say thank you all for your time and support! :raised_hands:

@Kinomora @steve