The growth of the XDC Network has been impressive over the last years. From community growth, total smart contract development and deployment, projects building on XDC to Partnerships.
All made possible through efforts of Individuals from all over the World.
While XDC has a Global Community, the efforts and focus to grow the Developer community had been mainly US-based efforts.
There has been no real Initiative to grow our Developer Community in Europe besides the Global Hackathons, in which we have seen so much interest from Developers to build on the XDC Network!
Just in our latest Hackathon with participants from over 70+ Countries all over the world, including from 17 European Countries!
This article outlines a plan for the official formation of XDC Governance Developer Community Europe (GDCE) entity including major focus areas, and how to reach full financial sustainability until the beginning of 2024 (within 12-16 Months)for this initiative.
We will highlight major benefits and challenges we have seen over the past six months and why the XDC network must increase its presence and outreach to Developer Communities in Europe, especially in the Blockchain Capital of Europe, Berlin.
This article will follow the standards of the previous XDC Community proposal. -
We need you, members of the XDC community, to vote in order for this effort to reach its full potential.
If there is enough support for this initiative within the XDC community, then the budget outlined below will be distributed from the XDC Ecosystem Development Fund and used to fund the XDC Governance Developer Community Europe Initiative.
We would appreciate any comments for or against the Europe proposal in the comments section below.
After you’ve made your decision, please cast your vote in the comments section: Vote = YES -or- NO
Voting will start Thursday Nov.3 at 12AM CEST (UTC+1) and end Monday Dec.23 at 11:59PM CEST (UTC+1).
Thank you in advance for your support.
After the US and India, most of the Solidity developers are based in Germany. Berlin in particular is the hot-spot for European Blockchain developers, its the place where developers from all over Europe come together in Events, meetings, exchange ideas, find teams and funding.
In 2014, the first Ethereum conference called DEVCON 0 was hosted by Ethereum founders. It was held in Kreuzberg, Berlin, from November 24-November 28.4. This meeting, discussion, and brainstorming practice have continued ever since with switching locations, and DEVCON has become the annual conference for all Ethereum developers, researchers, thinkers, and makers.
Berlin had a big impact on Ethereum's development, it shows the significance and presence of exceptional minds from all over Europe and the World present in the city.
There is simply no way around getting into the European Blockchain developer community for XDC.
To scale up into the top 5 public blockchain projects, it is essential to stay ahead of innovation, growth, and technology while having "boots on the ground" in Europe.
XDC Governance Developer Community Europe's (GDCE) mission is to further strengthen the decentralization of the XDC Network and provide European developers a strong voice in the Ecosystem.
To ensure growth and attractivity, decentralization does not only mean establishing several independent entities with different objectives. It also includes regional decentralization, spread across different locations worldwide.
In addition, GDCE is dedicated to fostering innovation and finding ways to commercialize the results.
Staying ahead of innovation and looking for ways to commercialize these new innovations through constant outreach and presence at Devloper meetings, industry events, and developing solutions in cooperation with Industry Partners.
Leveraging start-ups to their full potential, funding layer2 protocols, and Creating in-person learning courses and education for Blockchain Developers at our office in Berlin. (In-person courses can be commercialized, but won’t be commercialized until Q3).
As a result, the XDC Network will be able to attract developers and encourage them to build on it.
Our goal is to become an innovation hub for all Blockchain developers in Berlin and Europe.
This Initiative is an all-out work plan to manifest our position as one of the world's top Leading Blockchain Networks.
Organizing the most successful Hackathons to date on the XDC Network. With great feedback and divers participants (Developers of over 70+ Countries joined and 500+ in our latest Hackathon).
The biggest value comes from the open-source nature of the event. All code is open-source, and any developers can take it up to improve or start their own project on the code provided through the Hackathons.
To date, more than 26+ bounties have been created, reviewed, and paid out to Developers for developing projects and use cases on the XDC Network, to name a few of the participants and Solutions:
• XDC WEB3 Domains • XDC Name Service • Droppr (Tool for sending bulk transactions) • Chainfiles (A live dApp to notarize your public or private files) • Accord ( Esignature collection on XDC Network) • Crypto to Crypto gateways, • DeFi Contracts for XDC, • NFT based event Management and ticketing platform • Flashloan protocol and much more …
Check out: https://github.com/XinFinOrg/XDC-DApp-Summer-hackathon
Hackathons: XDC Summer Hackathon
XDC DeFi Hackathons
We have been responsible from Idea of the Vision to production, coordinating different teams including:
- Managing ressources
- Managing graphic designers , content creators, Freelancers
- Working closely with different international Lawyers to setup global valid rules for the Hackathons
- Creating the Tasks and definitions
- Developing an attractive Prize structure
- Marketing outreach and social media campaigns (with over 1.5 Million total impressions to date)
- New Launchpad options for Participants to bring their Projects to the market in Partnership with Globiance
- Supporting developers throughout the event on discord, devpost, mail and other channels
- Organized judges and Developers to evaluate projects
- Coordinating & hosting event kick-off, technical discussions across different platforms and more...
2023 Goals & Deliverables:
The following is a list of the goals and deliverables the team will work towards:
- Setup the XDC Governance Developer Community Europe office in Berlin in Q1 2023
Team development: 4 Developers (2 Senior Solidity, 1 Junior Solidity and Full stack), which will become part of governance in GDCE’s mission to further improve the decentralization of the XDC Network.
In steady contact with developer teams in Berlin we will be implementing and providing suggestions to ensure XIP innovation/improvements and lessons we will learn from Developers and Projects in Berlin.
Become an innovation hub to support visionary entrepreneurs.
- A catalyst for interdisciplinary research into new Blockchain technologies.
- Free space: Our offices will have enough space for 4-5 local teams of our incubation program to work on their XDC projects.
Support the Developer Community
- providing German translation to developer docs
Participate in Core developer meetings to improve and propose XIP
- bring up Input, views and needs from European developers
Assist the XDC Community in developing an on-chain voting platform
Fund and support startup Layer2 protocols building on XDC chain with sustainability and commercialization in mind
Product building: Access to top-notch Blockchain architects and developers that build the right product for Industry Partners. A product that is secure, viable and scalable -
Innovate and develop custom solutions with cooperation and focus on needs of Partners and European regulators
Discover high-potential innovations in the blockchain technology domain through participation and organisation of:
- Industry events, booths and Developer Meet-ups
In-house experts: Provide local business mentoring in different stages (Ideation, business development, MVP, implementation, and commercialization) for local startups Building on XDC
Facilitating global partnerships to attract best in class research and technology partners. Offering opportunities for developing business and technical skills to meet demands in academia and industry.
Aggressive sales strategy in place.
- Two Senior Sales Executives with 10+ yrs experience in tech space. To get the Industry Partners we want.
- Revenue operation Team that includes a full-time BDR in place.
The XDC GDCE becoming a place to discuss, progress, share ideas and best practices among Blockchain developers in Berlin.
Whether you are looking for a developer, salesperson or any type of profile, we will be building a pool of highly skilled Blockchain Professional Network members.
• Can Inac - @supersnips Executive Lead
• Serkan Ecker - German Blockchain Support Specialist
• Matthias Büxenstein - @nmzn Cybersecurity Expert, Blockchain Specialist
• Senior Solidity Developer
• Senior Solidity Developer
• Junior Solidity Developer
• Full Stack Developer (starting Q1-Q2, 2023)
• Sales/Bd development Team (already in work)
• Marketing & social coordinator
• Content creator(s) an Copywriter(s)
There will be new hiring during the operation, depending on the need and revenue. The hiring process should prioritize community members who fulfill the job specifications.
Sustainability and XDC Burn:
Sustainability is the priority, as outlined in this article we are obsessed to be self-sustaining within first 12 months of operation.
We are already working with Sales executives on a targeted go-to-market plan, developing the Sales playbook, defining the ICP.
Focussing on Industry needs and development, as the XDC Network has so much to offer in terms of possibilities, we need to match the right use-cases with the right partners!
GDCE will also work as incubator funding and scaling best Layer2 protocols in our office in Berlin.
As we have the Business Team already in place, we are confident to reach full financial sustainability in the estimated timeline.
After we reach self-sufficiency, 15% of all revenue will be used to burn XDC, Quarterly reported on xdc.dev on the 1st. of each quarter as XDC burn takes place.
Transparency and funding:
The Office will be open for Partners, Developers and XDC Community members to visit. Additionally quarterly updates will be launched on the xdc.dev forum.
The Governance developer Incubation Fund (locked Layer2 funding) of $500,000 will be locked and stay under XDC Ecosystem Development Fund custody. It will be partially requested for strategic investments in startups (with a working MVP) which were incubated by the GDCE in our office in Berlin.
2/3 of total funds will be released for the initial Kick-off phase.
1/3 will be released at the end of Q2, 2023 from the XDC Ecosystem Development Fund after the Office is set up and Team is in place, fully operational and working.
XDC Governance Developer Community Europe (GDCE)
The need to grow the XDC Developer and Partner Network in Europe gets bigger with every day passing by. The whole Blockchain space is in a crucial phase, - European financial institutions will be preparing for the crypto and stablecoin regulatory framework next year. The Eurosystem will also start work on a digital euro payment scheme rulebook, Web 3.0 is about to see explosive growth and adoption. A place where people can collaborate to share knowledge and resources to create equitable outcomes for all without the erosion of privacy that characterizes Web 2.0 .-
Moving forward, there is no way around to set up this infrastructure in Europe for the XDC Network ASAP.
The presented Initiative is an all-out attack plan for the European market and developer community, in our opinion NOW is the time to move this forward.
By developing such an Entity in Berlin, Europe will strengthen the XDC Network. This would not only be a huge step towards real global decentralization, but it will also offer access to potential new talents and Partners.
Obviously, success doesn't happen overnight. But with our focus and dedication, we are committed to become one of the pillars of strength for the whole Ecosystem.
This Initiative will take the first months to go through regulatory approval, setup of the office, hiring, and getting familiar with the network for the new Dev team.(Q1)
We see 2023 as one of the most important years for the Crypto Industry.
We need to make the most of this huge opportunity for expanding the XDC Network in Europe.
A top Blockchain deserves and need top talent and Industry leading partners from all over the world.
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rodgers
We require your support to keep this mission moving forward, please take the time to comment and vote for funding approval:
After you’ve made your decision, please cast your vote in the comments section: Vote = YES -or- NO
Voting will start Thursday Nov.3 at 12AM CEST (UTC+1) and end Monday Nov.23 at 11:59PM CEST (UTC+1).
edit: this proposal has been extended after posting until ONCHAIN VOTE IS Ready to provide the community more time for discussion.
We want to take this a step further and also let the community decided about the logo of the XDC Governance Developer Community Europe. If your Vote is in favor of this proposal, please also add a number to your Vote to decide about your prefered logo for the GDCE. We have 6 options to choose from.
Your XDC GDCE Team