by 0xa87d168717538e86d71ac48baccaeb84162de602 (cryptonico#e602)
Representing third-party NFTs as wearables in Decentraland
This proposal aims to close a few definitions and rules for Linked Wearables.
After long debates in the DAO and different proposals, there is a need to gather all insights, tell a single story and make definitions for this awesome feature to be successful.
This is the forth proposal on the Linked Wearables topic.
This is the story about the previous 3 proposals:
The original proposal (this one), where this feature was introduced and first described. It was called Third Party Wearables at that moment. Here is a short phrase that captures its intent:
In short, people want the ability to don their NFTs as wearables when strolling through Decentraland.
The process to make Linked Wearables was simple, but there were some things that where not detailed. That’s where the second proposal comes in.
Submission fees for Linked Wearables: As you may have read from the original proposal, third parties needed to buy Slots for each 3D representation of their NFTs. But at which price? The result of that proposal was to make it pair with the current submission fee for regular wearables. This makes sense, but if you dig deeper, some differences come evident. For example, Linked Wearables can not be sold in the marketplace, they don’t have rarities and are not exactly wearables. So it may be worth to be thought again and find a better balance.
Programmatic collections came third to cover a particular use case that was brought up by interested third parties. The fact is that many communities interested in this have really large collections that were made programmatically. This means a software combined a set of pre-designed traits to get the final models as a result. With the fee defined in the prior proposal, it got totally restrictive for these communities as it would cost millions to have Linked Wearables, getting all of us far from the spirit of the feature, which should be inclusive by definition.
A lot has been learned from past proposals. Now, I’d like to propose an improvement that would help this feature to meet its true goal: Onboard existing communities to Decentraland, and make them feel welcome by customizing their avatar with their already existing NFTs and giving collectors the chance to express their PFP persona inside Decentraland.
Linked Wearables are 3D representations of NFTs outside Decentraland that can be used as wearables in-world, can be equipped on the avatar, and are found in the backpack.
Linked Wearables are not regular wearables. They look the same, but they carry a completely different meaning.
Linked Wearables do not exist inside traditional wearable collections, have no rarity, and can not be sold in primary or secondary markets. They are only in-world representations mapped to external NFTs by the Third Party.
These are the steps that Third Parties need to follow to have Linked Wearables:
- Create a DAO proposal in the category “Linked Wearables Registry” to be accepted as an approved Third Party, then the tool will be available.
- Wait one week for DAO’s approval. Ask your community for help, they can vote for you to be accepted.
- Submit wearables in the Builder using the available Slots. Once the item is submitted to the builder you will see a property called URN. That URN is the one that you will need to use in the API response.
- Wait for Curators Committee approval.
- Develop the API.
- Spread the word! tell your community that they can enjoy their brand new Linked Wearables inside Decentraland.
So what is missing though?
There are 3 very important things that were not addressed in the previous lines or need to be reviewed:
- What would be the VP (voting power) threshold needed for Third Parties to be approved (not discussed yet)
- What would be the final price of each slot
- How many items will curators review in programmatic and hand-made collections
Even though the price of slots were set at a fixed rate of 500 USD and the approach to curate programmatic collections was declined (details mentioned above), I propose the following combination to support third parties and, at the same time, being cautious of which third party is actually approved:
- 4M VP threshold
This would be a blocker for scammers and people with bad intentions that don’t have a strong community and only want to abuse this feature by flooding the catalyst network with 3D Models. At the same time, only legit communities would pass this filter.
- Free slots
The DAO will be the only beneficiary from a fee here, but as the goal is to encourage communities to come into Decentraland, the DAO could afford this and give Slots to Third Parties when they need them.
- "Reasonable" curation
Hand-made collections have to be curated in full as there is no guarantee on how each 3D model was made, but for programmatic collections, the perfect balance would be to:
Audit the process
Curate 1% of the collection
Minimum of 50 items to be curated (if the programmatic collection has less than 50 items, it has to be curated in full)
Maximum of 300 items to be curated
Curation fees are covered by the DAO and will be the same amount as regular wearables, so for a curator, it shouldn’t matter what type of collection it is.
This should be a very inclusive feature that allows many communities to know Decentraland and everything it has to offer. We, as a community, also need to welcome them and make it easy to access but at the same time, secure. Please vote .
In favor: 4M VP to accept third parties + free slots + Reasonable curation
Against: 1M VP to accept third parties + 500 USD slots + Curating every item in every collection
Vote on this proposal on the Decentraland DAO