Standard Grant: Technical Video Wiki (Second Part)

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 second part series, 5 whiteboard video animations related to the Sia Network and its ecosystem will be produced in English [other languages may become available later if approved].

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

There is limited information on the various tooling and dApps on the Sia Blockchain available. By making the various tooling available on the Sia Network accessible in whiteboard video form, this project has the 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:

17,500 USD requested in total, split into two monthly milestones.

  • 1 Professional Script Writer ($5,000):

($1,000 per video x 5)

  • 1 Professional Video Animationist ($7,500):

($1,500 per video * 5)

  • 2 Professional Male and Female Voice-Over Actors ($5,000):

($500 per video x 5 x 2)

Total = $17,500

Milestone 1 (By End of May, 2024):

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

Milestones 2 (By End of June, 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 Network exclusive Video Wiki containing exclusive video technical documentation for developers and end-users. The scripts may be reviewed before recordings are made.

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

I want to say this as a developer.

A video about developing is not as useful as a documentation page. Producing a video is expensive; the information within becomes obsolete quickly. Updating a page is a matter of minutes.

As a developer, I appreciate diagrams showing concepts, API documentation and code samples.

Hi @daniel-lucio

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

It is important to note that the videos are not intended for only developer audiences.

And from the feedback we received so far, it does show that the videos produced so far has indeed been useful for old and new community members with technical or non-technical background.

In summary, it is in the best interest for the foundation to have contents in a variety of formats such as videos.

So, please let those who prefer video content be given the opportunity, and we hope to achieve that with this proposal!


Yet, you state developing. And I, as a developer, do not watch videos, I read and look for code samples to make things work.

From my response above, we acknowledge the contents are for a diverse audience.

While you may prefer written documentation, there is still a considerable number of persons who find videos very helpful, which the feedback received so far indicates.

While the scope of this very proposal does not include written documentation, we are flexible to including and adding written documentation for individuals like you who sorely prefer written documentation if requested by the foundation.

Thanks for your new proposal to the Sia Foundation Grants Program! The Foundation has decided to no longer accept content or media proposals through the program, and instead engage directly with media groups. Please email

Thanks for further clarification on the process. @steve

We will be happy to further engage with the foundation as outlined.

Thanks again for your support! :sunglasses: