TLDR video → Alpha Demo video
Eden will be the world’s opportunity protocol, providing a place where everyone can grow through work they love, thanks to our two-way person-project matching system. This system is Eden’s core, built from an ML-driven assistant, a platform-like interface, and some epic protocol-mechanics.
Communities can integrate Eden into Discord, Slack, Telegram, or wherever they are. Think of it like an assistant that always learns and works as an automated, personal project scout; it flags the most relevant individuals for projects and vice versa. With this, Eden will open opportunities throughout the web3 ecosystem by streamlining overwhelming discord servers, convoluted onboarding processes and outdated notion tables. The result is brilliant talent coordination & resource allocation, minus the headache.
Nowadays, overwhelming Discord channels, outdated Notion tables, and overflowing DMs bury many great web3 opportunities. Pseudo-decentralised, mostly affinity-based coordination through calls between only the most dedicated people don’t help to bring in new talent, and the harder it is for DAO members to connect, the harder it is for the DAO to attract, engage & retain talent. With growing participation equating growing inaccessibility, the mission of each DAO risks failure… so we built a solution.
Eden (fka “Soil” in D_D) is our project/person matching tool/bot, which streamlines opportunity-finding on a DAO-wide scale. Its user experience aims to be effortless, yet delivers hyper-relevant, even life-changing, results. Eden’s combination of AI & community generated, on-chain reputation markers (such as endorsements) ensures that the human element builds and drives the bot. The resulting matches are decentralized, autonomous & bottom-up, providing results that web2 platforms such as Upwork, Fiverr, or LinkedIn could only dream of.
By enabling frictionless, person-project matching, engaging & retaining talent becomes organic. When people like their projects and work with people they admire they can do more. With this kind of ecosystem, any DAO can fulfill its mission, and any contributor can grow to their potential :)!! The growing freelance market would be the first to agree -
“Life’s too short to work a job you hate with people you don’t like… “
All of us at Eden believe that prioritizing values of purpose & community is the essence of building great things. That’s how we’re building a protocol that makes work, work for us all.
BluePanda#5982 | Miltiadis Saratzidis - Tech Lead
Miltos is a PhD-ML-Dropout with previous experience as a senior ML Engineer at multinationals & CTO of multiple startups. His combination of experiences with full-stack, ML, social graphs & solidity as well as exceptional leadership & managerial skills make him the perfect tech lead to realize our vision of building the world’s opportunity protocol.
impactbilli#8647 | Tom Husson - Product Lead
Tom dropped out of his masters in Computer Science to build a 10-person digital innovation consultancy, which he sold. Among his clients were the 3 EU-institutions & various multinationals. His experience building & scaling a business in combination with innovative & strategic thinking with emerging technologies for large scale organizations make him the perfect product lead to realize our vision of building the world’s opportunity protocol.
Milo#7738 | Lolita Mileta UI | Community | Research | Fundraising
busayo#4524 | Olubusayo Amowe Research & Collaboration
wiseTy#8689 | Tyrone Dunmore Backend | Product
exwhyzee.eth#1234 | Sundaram J UX/UI
sbelka.eth#3367 | Sergey Belyaev Frontend developer
Moiz#7516 | Moiz Solidity Developer
Aayush Gupta#7870 | Aayush Gupta Blockchain Developer
Miral#6517 | Miral Frontend Developer
jengajojo.eth#5896 Research & Outreach
Tricelex#0703 | Emmanuel Okoye Blockchain Dev
Alex1237#2487 | Alex Bot Wizard
waxy#0208 | Eric Blockchain Dev
eloigil#4894 | Eloi Gil Peiró Full Stack Developer
Jonas #9678 | Jonas Denil UX/UI
Faina_Ivanovna#5781 | Erin Tupman Grant Strategy | Wordcrafter
April 2022: Initial set of ideas at ETH Amsterdam
May 2022: First POC demoed in multiple DAOs
June 2022: Anchored in D_D
July 2022: Built a team of 25 contributors to take lessons learned from POC to MVP in 4 user-stories. Held weekly town hall meetings in D_D to discuss vision, concerns, problems, and successes
August 2022: Received grants from Algovera, OceanDAO, and Developer DAO
August 2022 [from alpha to beta]
- Deploy MVP in stages in D_D
- Smart Bot for p2p matching
- Onboarding flows
- Launching a project on Eden
- Interface for p2p matching
- V1 of Endorsements
- Conduct extensive user testing with the goal to iterate until D_D absolutely loves the product test parts of the MVP
- Continue weekly town hall meeting in D_D
- Raise grants to
- Provide a minimum of 4 months of compensation for a steady core team, so we can dedicate more time to integrate feedback
- Pay (early) contributors, who have been with us from the start, to compound on their involvement, knowledge accumulation & drive for the project
September 2022 [from alpha to beta]
- Continue user testing with D_D
- Integrate all testing feedback
- Continue web3 grant-raising efforts
- Selectively approach other DAOs to participate in private beta of Eden Protocol
October 2022 - December 2022 [build, measure, learn]
- Selectively approach other DAOs to participate in private beta of Eden Protocol
- Iterate MVP until multiple DAOs are raving about our private beta
[hack value, then hack growth]
- Integrate feedback with core team + contributors
- Kick raising efforts into high gear, preferably web3 grants - to prepare for the post MVP phase.
Make Eden unmissable in a select set of DAOs
Raise enough capital to keep the team going
- Upgrade the way people find & engage in work through our opportunity protocol
- Technical Considerations - how does Eden work?
When first interacting with Eden, your contact will most likely be with a bot in your discord, telegram or slack. We built Eden to meet you wherever you are - instead of inconveniencing you by dragging you to other pages or sites.
Here’s an overview of all the Eden Commands:
/signup - Join Eden to find projects you love
/onboarding call - Onboard multiple new frens into Eden
/invite frens - Invite a fren to join Eden
/endorse - Endorse a discord members’ skills
/find fren - Find member profiles in the community
/find skills - Find members with a particular set of Skills
/projects for you - Find projects that match your profile
/launch new project - Launch a project in the community
/see project activity - See key updates of a specific project
/new project announcement - Share a key update for your project
/champion dashboard - open the champion dashboard
/staff project - open the staffing dashboard
After launching the MVP, we created a new repo, which will integrate on top of our current repo. It will offer some new tech stack components, including storybook, typescript, jest, and apollo client.
Storybook will help with building and testing the component in isolation, which helps in making our development faster.
Typescript aids in development by showing us errors in build time.
Jest develops a robust deployment for the protocol’s users by creating unit testing on every component separately.
Apollo Client makes fetching and updating the data on graphql easier.
Since Eden is a protocol, we base our database on an open API system using graphQL. That way, any web3 ecosystem will be able to connect with us and use the data to enhance the ecosystem. Simultaneously, web3 ecosystems will be able to pass information to Eden Protocol and enhance the experience of our users
Data storage utilizes two databases: MongoDB and neo4j.
MongoDB creates the foundation of the protocol, as it provides the ability to store all information in an organized manner while providing the speedy retrieval of information.
Neo4j is a graph-based database. This visual utility shows us the story of each DAO’s interactions, which allows us to use GCNNs (Graph Convolutional Neural Networks) to extract intelligent information about different questions/queries surrounding the protocol.
The data we collect is used to display user and project information inside Eden Protocol.
For now, data collection occurs on a web2 database (MongoDB) and is preprocessed and organised in Json format. This data is simultaneously prepared for Eden Protocol’s next phase, which will utilize Natural Language Processing and Graph Machine Learning to improve the database
We will start moving the data on-chain upon clearer signals of a product-market fit, which we’ve identified as a set of DAOs, which work well because of our product, and which are unable to function at the same level without it.
Today, we are investigating how to add contributor skills on-chain with soul bound tokens. We are also investigating the possibility of publishing new projects on Lens Protocol through Eden Protocol. Finally, we are working with Polygon to explore storing project data on-chain
- SoulBound NFTs: We’re giving users the possibility to mint certain key reputation markers gained through the Eden Protocol on chain to be able to take & utilize in other context.
- Creation of Projects on Polygon ecosystem: By moving key bits of information on chain we can make the projects ownable & transferable as well as keep an on-chain log of what happens with the project. This can be used for future reference as an “on-chain” cv.
- Creation of Native Eden Token, for skin in the game staking mechanics: Further down the line, we want to design tokenomics that incentivize all users to help each other to truthfully & meaningfully build out each others’ reputations & be incentivized to help each other find the perfect project/person match.
- Milestone-Based Funding
We suggest a milestone-based unlock tier for the scope of this proposal. We request funds from the BitDAO community only if we are able to achieve the predefined deliverables outlined in this application. With this approach, we aim for high accountability and community satisfaction, as well as to keep ourselves grounded. We also offer to update the community with quarterly forum posts about our achievements.
Working with the BitDAO community involves us dedicating our time and attention to developing Eden, based on community feedback. Hence, we request an upfront investment of 10,000 BIT tokens, if this proposal is accepted, to dedicate adequate personnel time and attention for optimising our product to the BitDAO community’s feedback.
Stage 1 costs the team roughly 350 hours in dev and admin time to execute. This means it costs roughly 35,000 USD to deploy the beta version of this app. We seek to raise 50% of this amount from BitDAO and suggest that the first unlock is worth 35000 BIT tokens.
Stage 2 costs the team roughly 450 hours in dev and admin time to execute. This means it costs roughly 45,000 USD to deploy the mvp of our app. We seek to raise 50% of this amount from BitDAO and suggest that the second unlock to be worth 45000 BIT tokens.