Cartesi Launchpad Proposal

New POC Proposal: Cartesi Launchpad

Core Concept and Purpose Statement:

The core concept is to develop a Cartesi-based launchpad platform that enables the launch and management of decentralized projects. We believe that building a launchpad on Cartesi would be a valuable addition to the ecosystem, and would help to attract new projects and users to the ecosystem.

How will you use Cartesi, specifically?

The Cartesi Launchpad will use Cartesi’s off-chain computation capabilities for the performance, scalability, and security of the platform. Smart contracts for token sales, project governance, and staking mechanisms will be developed on the Cartesi infrastructure, leveraging its efficient computation layer. This integration will enable calculations and processes to be performed off-chain, resulting in a more user-friendly and cost-effective experience.

Technical Details:

The Cartesi Launchpad will consist of several components, including a user-friendly interface for project submissions, token sales, and community engagement. The platform will use Cartesi’s infrastructure, off-chain computation layer, and integration with external services such as payment gateways and KYC/AML providers. The architecture will be designed to ensure the secure and efficient execution of transactions and processes.

Value Proposition:

The Cartesi Launchpad provides value to the Cartesi developer ecosystem by offering a platform for launching decentralized projects. It creates opportunities for project creators to access funding, liquidity, and community support while attracting investors seeking innovative investment opportunities within the Cartesi ecosystem. The launchpad’s integration with Cartesi technology will support the scalability, security, and user experience of the platform.

Estimated Duration and Funds Requested: Duration: [8 weeks]
Funds Requested for the POC: [$$40,000 USD]

Subsequent Vision and Extensibility:

Upon successful completion of the POC, the vision for the full-scale Cartesi Launchpad includes expanding the platform’s features and capabilities. This includes incorporating advanced project evaluation mechanisms, token vesting schedules, community governance tools, and additional integration with external DeFi protocols. The launchpad’s extensibility allows for integration with other Cartesi-based applications, creating an interconnected ecosystem.

Reusability and Other Use Cases:

The components developed for the Cartesi Launchpad can be immediately reused by the developer community to build their own launchpad platforms on the Cartesi infrastructure. The underlying architecture and smart contract templates can be adapted and expanded upon to create other decentralized applications within the Cartesi ecosystem, such as decentralized exchanges, decentralized finance protocols, and non-fungible token platforms.

Risks and Contingency Plans:

Potential risks for the Cartesi Launchpad are regulatory compliance issues and adoption barriers. To mitigate these risks, a comprehensive risk assessment and contingency plan will be developed. Regular monitoring, user feedback, and iterative development will allow for timely pivots and adjustments to ensure the project’s success.

Success Criteria:

The success of the Cartesi Launchpad POC will be evaluated based on the completion of the following deliverables:

  • Fully functional user interface for project submissions, token sales, and community engagement
  • Smart contracts for token sales, project governance, and staking mechanisms deployed on the Cartesi infrastructure
  • Integration with Cartesi’s off-chain computation layer for enhanced scalability and performance
  • Successful execution of a test token sale and project launch on the Cartesi Launchpad platform


Milestone 1: Launchpad Design and Smart Contract Development

Duration: Two weeks


  • User interface design for the launchpad, focusing on an intuitive and user-friendly experience
  • Development of smart contracts for token sales, staking mechanisms, and project governance, ensuring adherence to industry best practices and security standards
  • Integration of Cartesi’s off-chain computation capabilities to optimize calculations, scalability, and transaction efficiency

Milestone 2: Launchpad Functionality and Testing

Duration: Two weeks


  • Implementation of launchpad functionalities, including project submission, token sale management, staking mechanisms, and community engagement features
  • Integration with external services, such as payment gateways and KYC/AML solutions, to ensure compliance and enhance user experience
  • Testing of the launchpad’s functionalities, including end-to-end testing, security testing, and stress testing with community and contributors
  • Iterative development based on user feedback and continuous improvement of the launchpad’s performance and features

Milestone 3: Deployment and Community Outreach

Duration: Four weeks


  • Deployment of the fully functional Cartesi Launchpad on the Cartesi ecosystem, ensuring seamless integration with the underlying blockchain network and interoperability with other Cartesi-based projects
  • Implementation of a documentation and support system to guide project creators and users through the launchpad’s features and functionalities
  • Community outreach and marketing campaigns to attract innovative projects, investors, and users to the Cartesi Launchpad, fostering a vibrant and engaged ecosystem
  • Ongoing support, maintenance, and updates to address any post-launch issues, ensure platform stability, and incorporate new features based on market demands and user feedback

Total Funds Requested: $40,000

  • Milestone 1: Launchpad Design and Smart Contract Development - [$10000]
  • Milestone 2: Launchpad Functionality and Testing - [$15000]
  • Milestone 3: Deployment and Community Outreach - [$15000]

About our team

Our team, @cartesipad , is a group of experienced developers who have a strong background in deploying protocols and participating in hackathons. We have been granted by Velas Blockchain and Redlight Chain in the last six months and won the latest hackathon in Paris. We are confortable with doxxing to contributors.

Links and resources

ERC-20 Payee address


Have a nice day! I am available if you have any question regarding the proposal.

I’m not sure that this would align with the scope of the CGP, nor address the needs of its broader developer community.

The proposal has some alignment with the Cartesi Grants Program, but there are significant areas where it doesn’t quite match up.

The Launchpad has the potential to bring in new projects and users, which generically aligns with the program’s goal of promoting sustainable growth. However, there are a few areas of concern:

Firstly, the primary output of the project seems to be smart contracts for conducting crowdsales. While these contracts may have reusability, it’s not clear how they would bring substantial value to the broader Cartesi developer ecosystem. The proposal lacks clarity on how these smart contracts or the platform’s components would be applicable or reusable in different contexts.

Secondly, the proposal leans towards developing a full-scale DApp, and its not clear what concept a POC version of it would be proving or validating.

The proposal does mention utilizing Cartesi’s off-chain computation capabilities for performance, scalability, and security, but it doesn’t explain how these capabilities are uniquely suited to the project or how they would be leveraged in ways not possible on other platforms. The proposal is lacking technical rigor.

To improve the proposal, it would be helpful to provide more details on how the project will drive value to the broader Cartesi developer ecosystem, including specifics on the technical implementation, especially regarding the integration with Cartesi’s off-chain computation capabilities.

Others may have differing opinions, but mine is one of misalignment.

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Hi There! An interesting proposal, do you have any plan to use Cartesi tokens at some capacity on this launchpad? In affirmative case could you detail the tokenomics and workflow of the token usage?

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