Introducing Galxe Academy, a new place to learn blockchain, web3, and other crypto-related tutorials through Galxe, focused on the educational path and backed by the services Galxe provides. Through this, we become the one source of the truth that certificate users knowledge, something like LinkedIn certificates, but on the blockchain and web3 industry.
ّI am going to explain why the proposed changes are needed and, how it depends on the community. As discussed earlier in the “Galxe Brain” channel, we need new strategies to keep the leading position in web3 (since copycats are rising). This proposal targeted two kinds of users:
“Astronauts (Community Members)”, we have one of the best communities in the web3 industry, the activity of members is so high and contributors rapidly make content, but we need to direct them to a clear path and we need to change something here to keep current members to stay active and content more useful.
“New Users / Web2 Users”, we need a fun, attractive way to engage new users, who are not familiar with Web3 and looking for a way to join web3, and with Galxe high reputation and professional community members, we can manage to make it through.
We need to learn more about “Galxe Academy” in detail to understand its procedure and things that need to be done. This proposal suggests two different roads and three main contexts to make the most of the tutorials and the Web2 users.
As already mentioned, we have a lot of content, and creative community members to make graphical content or tutorials, but how they will be used in “Galxe Academy”?
Most of the tutorials are seen on the Discord server and in the best situations by views by many on Youtube. The procedure explained further gathering tutorials, focusing on a topic, and keeping the current benefits for Youtubers.
Each month, the team announces topics (e.g credentials and on-chain activity)
Contributors start to make content such as questions & answers for quizzes, videos, articles, etc.
Galxe Brains reviews the best topics of their local community with help of other community members (by some factors that will need to be discussed).
One significant benefit that I need to mention is that companies pay translators to localize their articles but here we have a huge chance to have different themes focused on specific topics and at the same time translated into different languages.
The team may review the contents to verify and then store them or keep a link if it’s a Youtube video.
This step will be explained further.
We need to enter into mobile apps, like Zapper or Zerion. We want to invite new users to Web3 but don’t want to engage them with complex concepts at first. Moreover, this can also help users to enrich their web3 profiles more than before.
Introducing “Galxe Academy” App:
A quiz-style mobile app will be published (iOS first)
New users start to learn topics (that the community members made).
At the end of each topic, they need to take a quiz (that the community members made) to get a “Certification of Completion”
The certificate will be a credential represented by an “OAT”.
A leaderboard will show the overall and monthly competition ranking.
This step will be explained further.
This is a system that considers rewards for the previous two entities. We need to discuss it together to make it effective.
A: In this way, in [Contributer - step 5], points are given to the contributors whose content is selected and displayed in the app.
B: Also, in [New Users - step 6] the users who are in the top monthly ranking (or something like that) is given points.
Finally, the reward system will reward A and B from a monthly reward pool that comes from the community treasury.
Other web 3 platforms may ask us to become sponsors and add their prize pool to the main reward pool. Then, contributors should focus more on that platform.
Here is the diagram for simplification (click to zoom)
The mobile app will be designed by the collaboration between me and the team. Technical issues are briefly reviewed and the possibility of communication with Galxe ID through API is provided, which is a special privilege. Because while users are using the app, they don’t need to back and forth between the app and a wallet app to do things like minting OAT, and everything is done internally.
We will provide some testing methods to make sure everything is working smoothly before publishing the app. We will ask the community members to test it.
surely when we have the content and structures we can gradually think about it becoming multi-platform.
We need to discuss the roadmap and topics.
We need Galxe marketing, professional content, and user-friendly UI/UX for the app.
We need a deep discussion of this part, but here is my estimation:
According to the docs, The community treasury currently holds ((200,000,000 * 20%) * 12%) tokens which are equivalent to 4,800,000 $GAL.
Since this is the first proposal related to the community treasure, I don’t have any idea about numbers but I will go with 2% or 96,000 $GAL. I suppose
We will continue this method for about 6 months to enrich the content of the app
The reward ratio of participants to contributors is 1 to 2. More clearly, contributors get 2 times the reward.
We keep 7% (6,720 $GAL) for any decision in the future.
The monthly reward will be calculated like this:
(96,000 - (7% * 96,000)) / 6 = 14,880 $GAL
Contributors reward = 9,920 $GAL
New users reward = 4,960 $GAL
In addition, we need an Apple Store developer account to publish the app on the App Store, and since it’s all for Galxe, it must not be paid from the community treasury, and the price is 200$ / year.
Please note that I did not consider any monthly reward after the 6th month, which I think is arguable.
Besides that, for the software development in which I am involved, I think 3 months is a fair estimation to make the app.