Project Name: Tingbits
Proposer’s contact info: Neil Yamit (email@example.com)
Grant Category: Community/Social
ELI5 Project Summary:
Tingbits is building a social platform for the web3 gaming community where gamers, builders, and investors can connect, share info, discuss, and review web3 games.
Why are we building?
Our team is based in the Philippines, which used to be known as the hub of play-to-earn games. During the rapid growth of blockchain gaming in 2021, we witnessed many people getting caught up in the hype. Some, unfortunately, fell victim to scams, while others invested in games that ended up rug-pulling. The resulting crash was even more painful to witness.
What remains of the web3 gaming community is fragmented and scattered across centralized platforms, such as Discord and Telegram. They’re also skeptical of builders, influencers, and even other members of the community.
This is where Tingbits comes in. We want to create a safer place for gamers, builders, and investors to come together and discuss, share ideas, verify information, and review web3 games.
What we’ve built so far.
- Launched web app in February 2022.
- Built data management tools to track and update more than 3300 blockchain games.
What we plan to work on using Ceramic Network.
- Web3 account login and profile management
- Community tools for gamers to review, discuss, and post web3 gaming info
- Website: tingbits.com
- Previous projects the team has meaningfully contributed to: whatoplay.com
Working with Ceramic will be the team’s first foray into building dApps.
- Comparable projects or peers: playtoearn.net and chainplay.gg
Ceramic Ecosystem Value Proposition:
The success of the Ceramic dataverse depends on the quantity and quality of its users, as well as the variety of data it serves.
Despite the downturn of the whole web3 gaming space, it still represents a significant number of web3 users. These are users already familiar with blockchain, how it works and how to interact with dApps. This makes it easier to onboard them to the Ceramic ecosystem.
By integrating Self.ID SDK for wallet sign-in, Tingbits will serve as an entry point for web3 gamers into Ceramic. Once they are signed in, actions such as reviews and discussions will be stored onchain. Our ultimate goal is to store and update data (name, status, wallet support, team, token, etc.) of every blockchain games on Ceramic, making it easily accessible and reusable by other applications.
Funding requested (DAI/USDC): $5470
Milestone #1: Integrate DID sign in - 27 hours @ $50/hour - $1320
Expected completion: Jan 21, 2023
- Design - 4 hrs
- Web3 login with Self.ID - 3 hrs
- Account management - 4 hrs
- Game review (ComposeDB) - 16 hrs
At the end of this milestone, Tingbits will have a working “Sign in” button,
with a user profile and profile management. It will also include a review form where
users can submit ratings and written reviews of playable blockchain games.
Milestone #2: Discussion board - 35 hours @ 50/hour - $1750
Expected completion: February 18, 2023
- Design - 3 hrs
- Discussion board (ComposeDB) - 32 hours
A discussion board where signed-in users can ask questions,
post news, and discuss anything web3 gaming related.
Milestone #3: Verify what games the user has played based on wallet history - 48 hours @ $50/hour - $2,400
Expected completion: February 25, 2023
- Binance Chain - 24 hours
- Polygon - 24 hours
This is, essentially, a ‘gamer identity record’ similar to Gitcoin passport. We’ll start with the 10 most active games deployed on BSC and Polygon, two of the most popular EVM chains for web3 games.
I accept the [3Box Labs Grants terms and conditions]: Yes
I understand that I will be required to provide additional KYC information to the 3Box Labs to receive this grant: Yes