Legal Name: Alphabox Solutions Pte. Ltd.
Address: North Canal Road
Live Product: https://app.alphaday.com/
Landing Page: https://alphaday.com/
Twitter (Project): https://twitter.com/AlphadayHQ
Discord (Project): Alphaday
Owner Name: Deniz Omer
Discord: Deniz | Alphaday#0697
Telegram Handle: @Denizined
Description of Problem or Opportunity
Crypto has exploded in popularity over the last 4-5 years and there is so much going on that it’s almost impossible to keep up with everything. Our user research showed that users are overwhelmed with information and spend a lot of time jumping from one news source to another, from one social site to another, and usually have dozens of tabs open to stay up to date with everything happening in a community.
We’ve done market research and currently people’s regular crypto workflows consist of jumping from one browser tab to another to check prices, read news, follow twitter, participate in discussions. A typical crypto user will have 6 to 10 open tabs at any given time and people have referred to Alphaday as the ‘tab killer’ because all the information you’d need across all your different tabs is available in Alphaday. In this sense, we do not have any direct competitor that can provide 50 different types of services and functionality within one dashboard.
Alphaday builds crypto experience dashboards for enthusiasts, developers, and projects. Users can drag and drop from hundreds of services, news and social feeds, charts, and dapp functionality to create their daily workflows inside a single dashboard. This eliminates the need to have multiple browser tabs open to get different bits of information. i.e. imagine having token prices, gas prices, twitter feed, latest news headlines, TVL, and any other information any user could possibly want all within one single dashboard.
Having all this information in one place allows Ren stakeholders (i.e. users, developers, investors) to easily stay up to date on Ren ecosystem updates, see the latest news and developments, do research and stay engaged. In general users who can track their favourite projects more easily stay more engaged with the project which in turn supports user retention.
How would this proposal benefit the Ren ecosystem, RenVM and/or the node operators powering RenVM
Once we’ve created a Ren dashboard, we will promote this across the Ren community and start collecting feedback so that we can keep iterating and improving our dashboard. For us success is if a large number of Ren stakeholders come to the Ren dashboard to stay up to date with everything happening within Ren and then use the available data as jumping off points into the various parts of the Ren ecosystem. i.e. REN holders using the board to finding trending governance topics to participate in, devs using the resource library to dive deeper into the technical documents, newcomers listening to the latest podcasts and exploring open job positions at Ren.
The grant work will result in a dashboard dedicated to serving the Ren community by aggregating all relevant information about Ren including media communities, on-chain metrics, Ren tokenomics into one place. Our desired outcome is to provide a new end-point for community engagement and to bolster Ren’s outreach.
Building the Alphaday infrastructure was not easy as we pull so many different types of data from different sources. It took a team of 4 developers over a year building the engine that can pull the data, analyze it, and categorize and contextualize the data (i.e. understanding different crypto concepts like NFTs, DeFi, Staking) so that users can find it easier to navigate through all the information.
No foreseeable execution risks can be associated with the development and deployment of the Alphaday dashboard.
No foreseeable unintended consequences can be associated with the development and deployment of the Alphaday dashboard.
In terms of concrete numbers, considering Ren has 127K twitter followers and using this as a very crude proxy for community size, we would consider it a success if we could serve at least 1% of them on a monthly basis (1.27k MAU).
We would like to create a Ren ecosystem dashboard that aggregates the following information into a single community dashboard:
- The latest Ren official announcements and blog post content.
- A feed of all news mentions of Ren from coindesk, cointelegraph and 20+ other news sources aggregated from across the internet.
- A calendar containing all Ren events including Ren Governance votes, meetups, hackathons with Ren bounties, AMAs.
- Podcast feed containing the latest appearances and interviews given by Ren team members.
- Youtube stream containing educational Ren content.
- Ren Explorer and Bridge links and descriptions.
- Integration with Ren Forum to show the latest and trending discussion topics.
- Discord & Twitter Integration to show a feed of latest discussions.
- FAQs, Darknodes docs, REN tokenomics information.
- Ren Careers integration to show the latest open jobs listed on Ren.
- REN metrics including TVL, token breakdowns, total unique users, and other metrics pulled in from Dune Analytics and/or Defillama.
We should be able to build and deploy the initial dashboard within 2 months so if this grant is approved we want to launch the Ren dashboard by April 2023.
1,200 USD upfront costs for development including integrating the discussion forums, blog post, social feed, jobs listing, TVL and other on-chain metrics.
100 USD per month for 12 months for maintenance including having an Alphaday content analyst quality-checking the dashboard every day and ensuring the Calendar widget is up-to-date with latest Ren events, all news mentions across the internet are captured by the dashboard, any updates not automatically captured by the Alphaday aggregator engine is manually added to the board, and other maintenance tasks.
Total Budget Requested: 2,400 USD
I, Deniz Omer, have been involved in the Ethereum space since early 2016 and joined Kyber Network in 2017 as Head of Ecosystem Growth before quitting to start Alphaday full-time in 2021. Previously I worked at Thomson Reuters for a decade building financial products that rivaled the Bloomberg Terminal. I am currently also a Venture Partner at IOSG.VC
My co-founder Felipe has also been involved in Ethereum since 2016 and was a Developer Advocate at Pegasys and Consensys before quitting to work full time on Alphaday.
Alphaday’s third co-founder is DeFiDude who used to be a community manager at both Aave and Kyber Network before co-founding Alphaday.
Pitch Deck: https://bit.ly/Alphadaydeck