by 0xc70650c50487853ed6ff692945cd05a446a95536 (RenoviTeam)
Should the following Tier 5: up to $120,000 USD, 6 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Platform Contributor category be approved?
Renovi is a niche NFT marketplace and content creation studio for architecture/3D design.
Our goal is to allow DCL-compatible NFT assets that are on marketplaces to be available on the DCL builder.
This will allow creators to monetise their works, even if they do not own land while users can purchase/utilise the assets on their respective parcels.
Similar to how wearables grew in popularity as seen during fashion week, we believe that the next step would be for buildings/furniture.
This was validated by an ever-growing community of builders who participated in the https://topmetaversebuild.com which was hosted in DCL, One Time Square of which the foundation donated a land parcel as part of the prizes (NTMB Awards Video.mp4 - Google Drive).
The ultimate question Renovi is trying to answer is “Who is building the Metaverse?”
“Metaverse does not come from any industry giant, but the crystallisation of millions of people’s co-creation,” says Epic CEO Tim Sweeney. This is what DCL set out to do, co-create the Metaverse, but believe there can be more contributors to the Metaverse puzzle.
Our guiding compass is to encourage architecture in the Metaverse and to develop a new economic model for architects/3D designers in the process of architecting the Metaverse. With an active influx of high-quality buildings to DCL there will be more experiences for users rather than vast areas of barren land. We are also confident that monthly user adoption and user-generated events will also rise. For such a task to occur we need to revolutionise the way the marketplace, builder and SDK currently operate.
Renovi believes that to build further, more complex and enticing experiences within DCL the correct stakeholders need to be rewarded for creating. This implies that high-quality, professional architects/3D designers but also upcoming talent needs to be interested and more importantly motivated to create for the Metaverse.
Architects/3D Designers can now break their real-life moulds and find new monetary avenues by leveraging their efforts for exponential development through DCL.
Following on from our successful poll “Decentraland scenes as NFTs: Should scenes also be NFTs that can be sold within the Decentraland marketplace?” (Link: Decentraland scenes as NFTs: Should scenes also be NFTs that can be sold within the Decentraland marketplace?) we have taken onboard the feedback from the various stakeholders and revised our approach to offer a better solution.
We aim to create cross-platform compatible 3D asset NFTs from Renovi Marketplace to DCL. We want to create a seamless experience in which a creator can upload a 3D asset in Renovi Marketplace (or any other marketplace) and put it for sale. Consequently the buyer of that 3D asset now an NFT will be able to navigate directly from the marketplace to the DCL builder in which they can find the asset as a new asset pack. Within a few clicks, they should be able to place the asset on their land and if further alterations are required they can download the scene so it can be altered on the SDK.
To achieve this we will integrate the Renovi marketplace to DCL by building part of the DCL API links so that 3D assets are compatible and can be presented in the builder as long as they belong to the respective user’s wallet. This will enable us to automate the current procedure. Currently, the buyer of a 3D asset needs to download it and reupload it to the builder while at the same time there is no clear way of ensuring they are the owners of that building as an NFT. We will offer a single, simple streamlined solution for DCL.
As part of giving back to the community, we will also need to ensure that there is API compatibility between DCL products and Renovi Marketplace or any other marketplace. We want to make it possible that everyone who purchases a 3D asset as an NFT that is compatible with DCL can connect their wallet, navigate to the builder of DCL and be able to find the respective 3D asset as an external asset pack that can be placed on their land.
Our goal is to automate the implementation pipeline, and indirectly add buildings as NFTs into DCL by opening up the builder and its capabilities to a wider audience.
How can we achieve this?
To achieve a technical specification of this magnitude, we will need to carefully craft and technically architect each stage of our infrastructure and execution. This will entail developing an API, which we will label as the “industry standard” prototype for interoperable communication. Developing a standard will be subject to outlining in full, all parameters that are currently present within DCL technical ecosystem. E.g. project name, parcel type, parcel dimensions, file type, price, chain, triangles, materials, meshes, bodies, entities and textures etc.
This will be followed by documentation, enabling a user to educate themselves on creating GET/POST requests to and from the Renovi and DCL ecosystems. All API calls will be open and provided to the public to interact with. We will allow users to obtain authentication mechanisms in the form of bearer tokens, from us, which can be invoked/revoked at any time, to facilitate the usage of our API. Upon integration and authentication, with industry standards, the user will be able to interact with the API to either fetch, embed, post, and/or utilise all the parameters available for each Metaverse asset.
At MVP stages, these interactions will bypass through a bespoke Content Management System (CMS) built on NodeJS and/or equivalent, as this enables us to interact with the blockchain using web3 infrastructure. Once an API request is authenticated and a user has posted their metaverse asset for approval, their user ID, wallet ID and asset ID will be manually (at first) approved and sent to the DCL builder. The CMS will enable any admin to utilise the CRUD convention (Create, Read, Edit, Delete) along with import/exporting any assets needed, to open communication lines between the CMS and the DCL builder. This could function in a similar way to approving DCL wearables.
Some of our previous work creating for DCL
Jacob Papageorgiou - CTO/ Co-Founder of Renovi together with a team of 6 talented full-stack web, DevOps, blockchain engineers and 2 UIUX Designers under his management will be able to execute these goals promptly.
In the last decade, Jacob has led teams in the U.S and U.K and has worked alongside developers of the likes of TransferWise & Revolut.
He’s been a Technical Advisor to Blockchain and Private Equity startups and has led tech teams with clients of the likes of Nike, Vodafone, Adidas, National Lottery, Gordon Ramsay and UCL.
He has been a fellow educator for Brixton-based code camps and global leading tech boot camp Le Wagon, before founding Mojo Digital of which he has a client base of over 300 web applications/sites to date before co-founding Renovi.
Additionally, he’s been on the board of Coin Mara, an African Startup as a Technical Architect, that raised over $30M from Coinbase Ventures, Huobi and more.
Roadmap and milestones
Create a cross-platform connection for 3D assets that are NFTs from Renovi Marketplace to DCL.
Rebuild part of Decentraland’s existing builder so that 3D Assets that are NFTs can flow directly from marketplaces to the DCL builder.
40K 4 months
Build an API layer of communication enabling the user to transfer NFTs from a marketplace to a DCL builder.
34K 3 months
Ensure API compatibility between DCL products, Renovi Marketplace but also other marketplaces such as Opensea. This in the future can allow Decentraland products to act as a dynamic RSS feed, enabling any NFTs bought and validated with the category “Buildings” (for example) to be showcased within DCL’s builder.
26K 2 months
A user that uploads a GLTF file for example on Renovi Marketplace can currently input “Compatible on Decentraland”, this would set a boolean value to True, and ping a GET request to the Decentraland API. Upon request, a dashboard can be created for both Decentraland and RNVI admins, to approve and therefore port over any assets from RENOVI to Decentraland with the click of one button (after setting the boolean values to TRUE).
20K 3 months
Implement security measures for API endpoints and documentation, so both parties can access a JSON-like structure for the NFTs and open communication lines for API calls
Total estimated cost: $120K
Total estimated delivery time: 12 months
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