Tezos Foundation Bounty Program

As part of its mission to support the development of the Tezos ecosystem by deploying funds for projects, the Tezos Foundation is now offering special bounties to solve a concrete demand that technical experts in the Tezos community have identified as highly beneficial. 

List of Open Bounties 

TezTris Game

Description of the bounty project: Create TezTris, a new game that can be played as a single player and 1vs1 in which rows of blocks have to be cleared by stacking them horizontally. In the 1vs1 version, when a row is cleared it is added to the other player’s stack.

Hints: has to be mobile and desktop-friendly and has to include an incentive system built on the Tezos blockchain (e.g. you can challenge 1v1 to play for an NFT)

Bounty amount range: 5,000 – 10,000 USD

Total number of bounties offered: 2

Number of teams that have announced working on the bounty project: 0

Create a complete tutorial on how to build a dApp on Tezos

Description of the bounty project: To build a Zombie NFT Marketplace dApp for buying, selling, and trading brains on Tezos with documentation of the end-to-end build process (via a blog post, landing page or other written and audiovisual resource). The documentation needs to showcase each stage of building a dApp including how to write smart contracts, how to integrate other smart contracts, wallets, oracles, payment solutions, and so forth. The dApp and resource needs to be published and publicly available to all.

Hints: The dApp can be written in any language and needs to be open source. 

Bounty amount range: 2,000-5,000 USD

Total number of bounties offered: 2

Number of teams that have announced working on the bounty project: 0

Uniswap v3 style markets

Description of the bounty project: Deploy a DEX with Uniswap V3 mechanism. The best projects will ideally come with a SDK to manage LP positions and offer the option to deploy contracts with yield farming.

Hints: we recommend making use of the existing project in the Checker codebase.

Bounty amount range: 15,000-25,000 USD

Total number of bounties offered: 3

Number of teams that have announced working on the bounty project: 1

A perpetual on the square of a price (similar to squeeth)

Description of the bounty project: This is a useful primitive for market participants wishing to be long gamma, or hedge short gamma exposure, or who seek 2x leverage without the risk of liquidation. Target prices include the dollar price of bitcoin, the dollar price of tez, and the bitcoin price of tez.

Hints: should be built using the existing Checker codebase.

Bounty amount range: 25,000-50,000 USD

Total number of bounties offered: 2

Number of teams that have announced working on the bounty project: 2

Lending and borrowing of tokens

Description of the bounty project: Lending and borrowing of tokens using any other token as collateral.

Hints: should be built using the existing Checker codebase.

Bounty amount range: 25,000-50,000 USD

Total number of bounties offered: 3

Number of teams that have announced working on the bounty project: 3

“Hello World” Reference Games

Description of the bounty project: Use a game mechanism in a “Hello World” type game to showcase how building blocks on Tezos come together and provide a comprehensive description of how the project is built and how the decisions are made (e.g. through documentation and Medium article). The goal is to integrate Tezos-based elements into a game mechanic as a simple, yet functional, reference on how larger scale games would build on Tezos. 
Popular game mechanisms are for example Racing Games (e.g. tracking a competition, upgrading features on a car through new features and an in-game currency), Battle Royale Games (e.g. find items, record wins, change character appearance), RPGs (e.g. grinding / farming mechanisms, randomness for encounters in game, decision based character development), Fighting games (e.g. tracking health / state of NFT as a character, port rarity into fighting stats as a basis for chance to have a critical hit) etc. Creativity is encouraged.

Hints: must use existing building blocks, developed open source (MIT license) and provide clear documentation. 

Bounty amount range: 15,000 – 20,000 USD

Total number of bounties offered: 3

Number of teams that have announced working on the bounty project: 2

Additional Information

Before starting to work on a bounty project, please read the following information: 

 

Hints: if the result of a bounty project needs to include specific elements such as existing code, these will be mentioned in this section.

Bounty amount range: indicates the range of the amount that will be offered for a completed bounty project which will vary depending on the discretionary criteria mentioned below. The final bounty amount offered for a completed project will be decided by the Executive Committee based on recommendations from experts in the Tezos ecosystem, including the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

Discretionary criteria: these evaluation criteria will allow to estimate the bounty amount offered for a completed project:  

  • Speed: how fast the project was developed overall.
  • Relative speed: how fast the project was developed compared to other teams working on the same project.
  • Quality of execution: quality of the completed work.

Total number of bounties: indicates the total number of bounties offered for a specific bounty project by the Tezos Foundation (one bounty per team per project). I.e. if the total number of bounties equals 3, this means that maximum three teams will be paid for a specific completed bounty project. 

Number of teams that have announced working on the bounty project: reflects the number of teams that have announced they are currently working on a bounty project. The Tezos Foundation updates this information on an ongoing basis.

Bounty Steps

Step
1

Select the Bounty Project

Select the bounty project your team wants to work on and get started!

Once you’ve started working on the project, please send an email to [email protected] mentioning which bounty project you are working on.

Note: You need to ensure that you are eligible to participate in the Bounty Program. Please take a look at the Terms & Conditions.
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Step
2

Submit the Completed Bounty Work

Once you’re done working on the bounty project, please submit the completed project via email to [email protected]

This email has to include:
  • A link to the completed work that was created.
  • A summary that explains how your solution works and how it was built.
  • An explanation on how to use the solution.
  • Your team's name.

Note: Feel free to share any additional information that you think is necessary to understand your work.
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Completed Bounty Work’s Review

The submitted work is reviewed

The submitted work is quickly reviewed by the Tezos Foundation Operations team to make sure it contains all the information mentioned above. If no information is missing, it is brought to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) for review and recommendations. If approved by the TAC it is shared with the Executive Committee (EC). The EC makes a final decision that includes the final amount that will be paid for a completed bounty project.
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Agreement Creation

Collaboration to create the legal agreement

The Tezos Foundation collaborates with the teams whose work has been approved to create a legal agreement (contract) for the final payment. At this stage, the Tezos Foundation will require additional information from the teams to finalize the paperwork.
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Contact

If you have any questions regarding the bounty program, please reach out to [email protected]

Terms & Conditions

Please find the Terms and Conditions of the bounty here.

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