Support Science and Free Software Development with Cryptocurrency Donations

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Salaries Science (save science by cryptocurrency)

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. Also we welcome volunteer software developers to join.

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.

How the science gets stuck

This is how science works in modern world (image credited from Permanent link to this comic:

Relying on unsupported dependencies.

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 funcoids

  • 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.)

Our strategy to “unstuck” science

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 will offer the donor to use a part of his/her donation for cites/dependencies. The same applies to software components: They are invisible and so often don’t receive enough donations. Now we offer the donor to allocate a part of his/her donation to direct and indirect dependencies of a software package or science article.
  • We need an affiliate referral program for donations. Especially, because somebody may (intentionally or not intentionally) block the development of others by publishing an important discovery but not advertising it loudly, so that only persons who repeat the same discovery will find suitable keywords to find it and therefore will not publish, too, so making a topic in science non-publishable, and if it is a key topic the science stuck. If somebody does not advertise his discovery, let affiliates do it.
  • To avoid “Start small, remain small.”, we will reward early marketers of a basic science project or software library by a part of later funds donated to this project (directly or as a dependency), this way thanking them for financing a project useful for future projects.
  • We will scan existing APIs of software and science (e.g. and SemanticScholar) for dependencies and offer dependencies’ authors a timeframe to get their part of the donations.
  • Users could specify their crypto addresses for donations (simultaneously for all their projects) using their public profiles on GitHub and similar sites.

This project replaces peer review

As everyone knows, the current peer review model of science failed: both publishing crap works (even machine-generated nonsense or a repeated phrase) and great manuscripts not published.

This project also provides a new model of peer review: peer review by donations. We will considered as peer reviewed works that received above some level (e.g. of $50) donations. This way people have a monetary interest of doing their peer review acts (donations) correctly.

Peer review is also partly shifted to be worked on by manuscript authors: cited by them works receive more donations. This ensures that review is done by already reviewed experts.

Details on Implementation

We are going to implement this using revolutionary DFINITY Internet Computer blockchain technology.

See 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 here for the scientific article draft.

See this page for more details on our plans.

Planned usage of funds

The funds will be used for:

  • (much below market average) programmers salaries
  • Web infrastructure
  • advertising the project
  • Excess fund will go directly to financing science and free software funds.