Is this SCF program only for small to medium sized projects that can be completed within a short 2-3 month timeframe? What would you suggest for a larger project to do when it is looking for funding to create solutions using Stellar?
We are working on a larger project that will not be possible to complete within the 7 weeks left for this SCF round. However, there are some low level basic functional components of our project that could be made available for others to begin using and testing with. There are plans to have something fully functional early next year.
Brief Project Details
To give some more information about our project it involves some of the topics of interest stated in the "Stellar Academic Research Program" More specifically these topics:
- Adaptations of traditional market mechanisms (such as short selling and derivatives) to Stellar or other distributed ledgers
- 2-way pegged side chains across ledgers employing quorum slices
Research began on this project in early 2018, before the "Stellar Academic Research Program" was announced. More recently the implementation has begun. FWIW no one on our team has ever patented anything and there are no plans to do so in the future.
Some Background Information
I have entered some of our work in previous Stellar Build Challenges. Here is a link to the SBC2017April entry, SBC2017November entry and the lumag.solutions website that was built to promote the project. Due to a seemingly lack of interest in the project, in early 2018 we decided to pivot to begin exploring and researching the derivatives project we are now working on.