Screensaver.world is the NFT marketplace equivalent to your trusty intergalactic dive bar. It’s a haven for all things experimental and all things that glitch. It was founded on a very simple principle - build a marketplace as a community dao, built in opposition to venture capitalized behemoths like OpenSea. https://www.screensaver.world.
We experiment freely with our art as well as our code and gather as a community to buy, sell, and create. We rally around a common understanding that the underground is just more fun.
Currently, we have around 400 artists, 7K mints, and over $20K in transactions. We run on the Polygon chain and are one of the most popular minting options on this L2. Although we love what we’ve built so far, we have aspirations of going from intergalactic dive bar to full on interstellar rave (or whatever the scaled up version of an intergalactic dive bar is ).
We currently have only a very basic system of manual bidding in place. With this grant our community would include auctions as well as including the option of minting in editions. Additionally, we would overhaul the frontend with an updated UI, improved filtering, accounts, and homepage. The majority of this comes out of the box with the Rarible protocol with the exception of frontend work which would be where we’d direct the majority of funds. We believe with these updates we could easily become the most fun, accepting, and experimental place to mint on Polygon. In addition, this project would be one of the first projects on Polygon using the protocol.
Funding Milestones and Payments
Milestones & payments:
Milestones 1: UI design and mapping architecture
Milestones 2: Implementation of Rarible protocol and frontend development
Milestone 3: Swapping NFTs from previous contracts to new Rarible protocol contracts
Total payment: $60,000 USD equivalent in RARI ($10K upfront to pay for hiring, $10K upon completion of Milestone 1, $20K upon completion of Milestone 2, and $20K on completion of milestone 3.
Timeline: Depending on integration of Polygon in the works @Rarible, ~ 2 weeks for Milestone 1, 1 month for completion of Milestone 2, and full completion >3 months
Payments will be made to the following Ethereum address: 0x05f9f41d10FD32d97E73fADAf6eDD42C227afd31
I consider ourselves independent contractors of the Rarible DAO and will report taxes accordingly. Forms W8-BEN and W9 will be filled out accordingly before funds get distributed.
Jacob Small founder and dev at screensaver.world firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will also need to hire 1 dev to fully focus on the Rarible protocol and frontend development with Jacob. Additionally, we will need to hire a design contractor for the initial UI design process.
Jacob will be the touch-point for the Rarible <> Screensaver relationship. Jacob has spoken in depth with Rarible Dao lead, Eric Arsenault.
I will attend weekly community calls, and provide updates on milestones as I make progress. I also plan to coordinate with the Rarible development team in regards to the architecture. In the event that we can’t fulfill our commitment, funds will be returned to Rarible DAO.
Why should the Rarible DAO fund this?
There are a few reasons:
Rarible Dao and the Screensaver community share a mission. We both believe the creation and distribution of art should be free for experimentation and not gated. We believe it is our duty to challenge the current gatekeepers and continue to insist on these principles.
We currently operate with a governance token for voting and may further formalize our existence as a Dao. At this point, we could arrange a token share.
Our code is open source so all protocol or non-protocol members will benefit from our codebase.
You can come have fun on Screensaver.world!