Alphaday - Community Dashboard
Name: Deniz Omer
Short Bio: Has 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 he worked at Thomson Reuters for a decade building financial products that rivaled the Bloomberg Terminal. He is currently also a Venture Partner at IOSG.VC.
Name: Felipe Faraggi
Short Bio: 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.
Main Contact Point:
Name: Michael Hagopian
Position: QA & Analyst
The founder, Deniz Omer, has 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 he worked at Thomson Reuters for a decade building financial products that rivaled the Bloomberg Terminal. He is currently also a Venture Partner at IOSG.VC.
His 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.
Live Product: https://app.alphaday.com/
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, social feeds, latest news headlines, TVL, events and any other information any user could possibly want all within one single dashboard.
Grant Goals and Impact:
Success is if a large number of Cow Protocol stakeholders come to the Cow Protocol dashboard to stay up to date with everything happening within Cow Protocol and then use the available data as jumping off points into the various parts of the Cow Protocol ecosystem. i.e. COW 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 Cow Protocol.
Our desired outcome is to provide a new end-point for community engagement and to bolster Cow Protocol’s outreach.
In terms of concrete numbers, considering Cow Protocol has 43k 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 3% of them on a monthly basis (~1.3K MAU).
|1||30/09/2023||3,200 xDAI upon deployment|
|2||30/09/2024 (1 year continuous)||1,200 xDAI|
We would like to create a Cow Protocol ecosystem dashboard that aggregates the following information into a single community dashboard:
The latest Cow Protocol official announcements and blog post content.
A feed of all news mentions of Cow Protocol from coindesk, cointelegraph and 20+ other news sources aggregated from across the internet.
A calendar containing all Cow Protocol events including Cow Protocol Governance votes, meetups, hackathons with Cow Protocol bounties, AMAs.
Podcast feed containing the latest appearances and interviews given by Cow Protocol team members.
Youtube stream containing educational Cow Protocol content.
Cow Protocol Documentation directory.
Integration with Cow Protocol Forum to show the latest and trending discussion topics.
Discord & Reddit Integration to show a feed of latest discussions.
FAQs, important relevant links, grants information.
Cow Protocol Careers integration to show the latest open jobs listed.
Cow Protocol User’s lending/borrowing positions (through Zapper integration)
Cow Protocol metrics including trading volume, number of trades and other user analytics pulled in from Dune Analytics.
Links and descriptions of Dapps and other platforms within the Cow Protocol ecosystem.
We should be able to build and deploy the above dashboard within 2 months so if this grant is approved we want to launch the Cow Protocol dashboard by September 2023 (tentatively).
Please note that we can add and remove widgets and/or contents as requested by your team. For a brief idea about other widgets and data that we can include, please visit our Live product page (Beta).
Maintenance and curation of the Cow Protocol Dashboard over the course of 12 months.
Thereafter, we will keep improving the functionality and availability of features in our application as a whole. The dashboard will be maintained on an ongoing basis by automation, but not manually.
Total budget requested: 4,400 xDAI
As we have already built Alphaday and we are currently in Beta, deployment risks are significantly reduced but there is always the risk that data sources and APIs will change and we will need to keep updating and maintaining these data sources.
Provided we get enough traction, future milestones can include a direct integration of the CowSwap Dapp.
3,200 xDAI upfront costs for development & deployment, including integrating the discussion forums, blog post, social feeds, careers, TVL and other data.
100 xDAI 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 Cow Protocol 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.
Gnosis Chain Address (to receive the grant):
Terms and Conditions:
By submitting this grant application, I acknowledge and agree to be bound by the CoW DAO Participation Agreement and the CoW Grant Terms and Conditions.
Mike - Alphaday