Grant to "UNCHAIN" for increasing the number of developers who can develop dApps on the Polygon network.

:rocket: Background

UNCHAIN is a community for engineers to learn web3 through practical development such as NFT creation, dApps building, etc, created by shiftbase, inc. This is the first educational developer program in Japan dedicated to web3.

UNCHAIN was established to solve the problem of a lack of information for Japanese engineers to practice web3 development. We are committed to contribute to the development of web3 technology in Japan by providing more people with quality information and equipping them with the right tools to give shape to their ideas.

:magic_wand: Why we need the Grant

Requested Amount: $5K-6K worth of MATIC.

Purpose of getting the grant below:

  • Increase the number of engineers who can develop dApps on the Polygon network

For this purpose, we will do the two approaches below:

:one: Making the learning content

Making learning content like the below for community members and converting web2 engineers to dApp developers on the Polygon network.

*Title : Create Domain Name Service on Polygon*

Product description:

  • The purpose of this content is to implement a domain name service application with a payment function on Polygon and to actually mint and use it.

Title : Build a Mobile dApp on Polygon

Product description:

  • Implement smart contracts on the Polygon network and build your own mobile applications that can interact with smart contracts.

Title : Create your Generative Art NFTs

Product description:

  1. Create a generative NFT.
  2. Create a smart contract that contains all logic about NFT.
  3. Deploy the created smart contract to the blockchain.
  4. Build a web application that allows you to easily mint NFTs from your collection.

:two: Distributing the grant to community members

Distributing the grant from Polygon to community members who released the dapp on the Polygon network on a first-come-first-served basis through the learning content.

Budget :

We request the budget for the Grant : $5K-6K worth of MATIC.

How to use the budget?

  • Distributing $100 worth of MATIC to each community member who actually released the dapp on the Polygon.
  • The Grant will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis through hosting the learning content created in :one: .

:wave: Past Performance and track record

:books: Learning-contents

We provide project-based learning content to the community for free and open source. After joining the community, members will be expected to catch up and deepen their understanding of the web3 technology stack, such as Solidity, Rust, React, Typescript, Alchemy, and vercel.

[Overview of project-based learning contents]

We provide 18 contents to experience dApp development for community members on a public blockchain.

[Details of project-based learning content]

The content has several sections, from setting up a developing environment to hosting on a blockchain network.

[Proving one’s learning history with NFTs]

A unique NFT will be issued as a learning certificate to community members who have completed the learning content.

:rocket: Founders

The UNCHAIN developer community is managed by founders of shiftbase Inc.

:saxophone: Yusuke Nakano / Co-founder & CEO of shiftbase Inc.

Yusuke moved to the Philippines at the age of 22 to launch an education business. After graduating from Hosei University, he joined Digital Garage, Inc. and was in charge of overseas expansion of CRM media business for financial institutions. 2018, he joined Empath, Inc. and promoted business development as COO, then co-founded shiftbase, inc.

What he wants to achieve in web3: to build a “learn-to-earn” ecosystem where all people, regardless of their status, geographic boundaries, or economic base, have equal access to quality education and support networks.

:blush: Yuki Shimura / Co-founder & CCO of shiftbase Inc.

Yuki moved to the U.S. at the age of 16, graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and spent two years at Harvard University doing interdisciplinary research in social psychology and brain science. In October 2020, he joined Empath, Inc. as Research Director, and in February 2022, she founded shiftbase, Inc. In February 2022, she will establish shiftbase, inc.

What she wants to achieve in web3: to create a protocol to donate a portion of the proceeds to housing assistance for young people in need of financial and social support, and eventually run a home for children without parents.

:dark_sunglasses: Kenta Takase / Co-founder & CSO of shiftbase Inc.

After graduating from Kindai University, Kenta was in charge of the back-office DX promotion project at the beauty appliance manufacturer “Ya-man”, and experienced the launch of the new IT system department. He left the company to start an agricultural company and develop a D2C platform, and later co-founded shiftbase, inc.

What he wants to achieve in web3: to build a business model in the web3 domain that will enable a new generation of Japanese to be active globally.

:headphones: Sho Hihara / Co-founder & CTO of shiftbase Inc.

Sho moved to Canada at the age of 17 and received an IB Diploma from Lester B. Pearson College UWC. He received a scholarship from the Masayoshi Son Memorial Foundation to attend the University of Minerva, and has moved around the world while studying Computer Science. He is a full-stack engineer specializing in machine learning and blockchain development, and co-founder of shiftbase, inc.

What he wants to achieve in web3: to empower human ownership and decision-making processes on the Internet, creating a space where people can respect and appreciate culture and technology.


Hi @Nack!

Really cool what you are building!
The format for Grants has changed in the last months and the submission is no longer taking place in the forum.

I would encourage you to take a look and submit your application at the Polygon Village!

Here is the link:
Do not hesitate to join us at the PolygonDAO discord server and ask any further questions on the dedicated sections there : 0xPolygon DAO

Thanks for your reply!
Is the below link Grant form for us??

Yes, that is correct!

Best of luck with your application! :purple_heart: