Freeloaderz F8 Catalyst Proposals
Today we would like to discuss the two proposals that we have in Catalyst Round 8. Voting begins April 21, 2022. We wanted to present these proposals for your approval in an effort to provide full transparency and explain what we are asking for and why we feel it is important. There are two proposals for your consideration: The Load balancer and Token distribution.
FreeLoaderz: Load Balancer Proposal
Catalyst Proposal Link: FreeLoaderz: Load Balancer (ideascale.com)
The purpose of this proposal is to add infrastructure that will create redundancy and allow Freeloaderz to expand our existing service. While one load balancer is already in place, as part of the original Freeloaderz project, we would like to add more SPO relays and more load balancer servers with additional system administrators and geographical locations — current usa.frealoaderz.io and europe.freeloaderz.io. The goal is to add usa1.freeloaderz.io and europe1.freeloaderz.io for redundancy and fail-over in a secondary geographical location. Redundancy and failsafe mechanisms are important in any project. While the group is providing the infrastructure for the initial project to the Cardano community at no cost, we are requesting these funds to expand our infrastructure.
In addition to creating necessary redundancies, these funds will allow us to expand our services. The Freeloaderz project was built to grow as an integral part of the Cardano ecosystem. It is our intention to continue to onboard new operators and provide additional services. This infrastructure will allow us to do so, and the expectation is that the requested funds will meet our needs for the next three years.
Funding Requested: 5000 USD
$3K — Infrastructure costs
$1K — Setup
$1K — Miscellaneous costs
It is expected that after funding is awarded, the equipment will be purchased and installed in four weeks time.
FreeLoaderz Token & NFT Distributor Proposal
Catalyst Proposal Link: FreeLoaderz Token & NFT Distributor (ideascale.com)
The Freeloaderz team decided to tackle this area because the transaction cost for air drops is relatively high and the process is rather inefficient. We believe we can provide a better alternative. Harnessing the combined Submit API of all of our SPOs and a straightforward script that batches transactions, we are able to distribute tokens at a much smaller cost and with much faster delivery. We will use this combined with a WEB3 / DApp connector token claim facility that will enable users to come and claim tokens for airdrops for a much lower cost. This will improve the token claim process to make it faster, more efficient and cheaper than anything else available. We have requested a small amount of funding for marketing efforts, as we feel this will be critical to help us onboard quality projects and operators.
Funding Requested 25000 USD
$10K Infrastructure and Development
$5K UI/UX development and Testing
$10K Marketing & Onboarding
We expect that the creation of this platform will take approximately 16 weeks, from initiation to implementation. Based on preliminary analysis and the skills of our developer team, we feel confident that this will become the fastest and most cost effective token distribution mechanism in the Cardano ecosystem.
The Freeloaderz project exists to facilitate the efficient flow of transactions within the Cardano ecosystem. These projects are a natural outgrowth of our vision of Cardano as the most efficient and secure cryptocurrency platform for both developers and end users. Our dedicated team of developers is working dedicatedly every day to bring value and new users into the Cardano ecosystem. We are asking for the above Catalyst funding as we firmly believe that it will allow us to add more value to the platform.