This is the page of Grants team in our DAO.
Please, support us. (“Think big, start small” – even a little donation on this beginning stage of the project will have a great effect.) Also, please link to this site, to increase its rating on Google.
This project is about gathering and spreading scientific funds more effectively than in traditional scientific grants, with emphasis on fundamental science, by leveraging cutting edge blockchain/cryptocurrency technologies. Currently scientific publishing is in a miserable state: some projects receive funding and exposure and some don’t. If a very important project receives no exposure, the science get stuck. We are to make scientific financing fair, to unstuck science.
In centralized world errors in the scientific publication process are irreversible. If a key article is wrongly published, it may block the entire science (and thus the world economy). Any scientific research in the archives is supposed to be peer-reviewed appropriately before being published so that we trust it with confidence. But the predatory journals and publishers are publishing articles that have not gone through a rigorous peer review. To the people who are uninformed and even seasoned scholars, that research/article will look legitimate. As time passes more and more such research is being published and the infection is spreading.
At the other hand, some of the researchers are not properly advertising their research due to which only those who are searching through the right keywords know about it. As a result, the other researchers studying the same topic won’t publish their research because it has been already published but not marketed properly making the research unpublishable and the science stuck.
(For example, Victor Porton mispublished his research on funcoids, and therefore he can’t publish funcoids and ordered semigroup actions again in peer review. He also discovered discontinuous analysis and faced trouble publishing it too. What a dystopian world where discontinuous analysis is discovered but cannot be published!
So, as a result, it blocked the development of science:
no ordered semigroup actions
no discontinuous analysis
Making the science stuck. Publishing ordered semigroup actions is now a world war fought just by one man. Join. It will be the best investment of your money into welfare of mankind.)
So to solve this problem Victor Porton (see GitHub for a list of software he worked on) has created this charity DAO intended to “unstuck” fundamental science and improve financing of both science and free software development, especially of underfinanced software components and of basic science.
Our initial strategy to improve the existing crypto grants ecosystem consists of these items:
We are going to implement this using revolutionary DFINITY Internet Computer blockchain technology.
See https://github.com/gitcoinco/web/issues/10556 for some more details on our plans. We as a DAO fund development of such grants ecosystems.
When proper paid SEO will be applied to scientific texts and grants, the problem of mispublication will vanish as the key scientific results will go to the top of SERPs.
The current stage of the project: Writing the scientific article “The High-Level Algorithm of Financing Fundamental Science and Software, for Blockchain Implementation: Why This Way and Peculiarities of Information Exchange and Payments”, that I (Victor Porton) am going to send to a peer-reviewed journal.
See this page for more details on our plans.
The funds will be used for: