Ecofrontiers: Crypto Natural Capital Aggregator

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An application that aggregates and facilitates the discovery and trading of tokenized environmental assets globally.

Introducing the Ecofontiers ReFi Natural Capital Map ๐ŸŒฑ

TLDR โœจ

The Ecofrontiers Map is an application enabling the discovery and trade of green crypto-assets across the planet.

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Vision ๐ŸŒ

Without substantial public and private investment, we wonโ€™t be able to protect the biosphere at the scale it needs. The emergent Web3 natural capital asset market is promising, but fractured. Assets are hard to find, and hard to trade. With its Map, Ecofrontiers aims to offer an alternative to the current state of the decentralized environmental asset market, where:

  • Projects tokenizing natural capital are in need of a clear and intuitive platform to display the location of their assets.
  • Organizations, governments and individuals willing to buy tokenized natural capital are in need of a unified interface enabling asset discovery beyond carbon.
  • Environmental projects aiming to tokenize natural capital are in need of a platform to show where they are operating and advertise their project.

Solution ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

The Ecofrontiers Map is a location-based aggregator enabling the discovery and trade of tokenized environmental assets throughout the globe. The Map is being developed in three phases:

  1. Display of all tokenized natural capital assets, with description, asset type, and link to corresponding marketplace. The search is enhanced through a filter mechanism.
  2. Projects aiming to tokenize natural capital will be able to pin their projects to the map to expand their reach.
  3. We aim to enable the purchase of tokenized natural capital assets directly through the interface.

What has been done so far ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ’ป

A first functioning prototype of the Ecofrontiers Map has been deployed. The team has developed this first test version of the Map using MongoDB and Mapbox. The Map displays eight different asset providers (a.k.a. "issuers"), and six asset types, for a total of 26 assets to discover. We also added a filtering feature that enables the search for specific assets according to their type, and issuers. See this LucidChart to get a high-level understanding of the architecture.

Beyond this map prototype, Ecofrontiers is a research and advocacy program to advance the potential of Web3 technologies in natural capital markets. Our first campaign and associated industry report, โ€œNew Frontiers in Eco-Capitalism,โ€ targets environmental policy-makers, green funds, and environmental projects to improve the conditions for natural capital production at scale. A sample chapter unveiling what might to the best of our knowledge be the first mapping of green crypto-assets has been published on October 30th. This mapping serves as the basis for the classification of the assets displayed on the map.

You may discover the outline of the full report on Ecofrontiersโ€™ One-Pager.

Ecofrontiers is an initiative led by Curve Labs. The team has a proven track of solid experiences in Web3 and Regenerative Finance, as researchers, project developers, and advisors.

Please consult the teamโ€™s One-Pager to learn more about their past work and engagement.

Outputs ๐Ÿ’ช

The grant work will result in the following concrete outputs, from most to less likely depending on donations:

  • Back-end work to refine the Map, add additional issuers such as the Toucan Protocol.
  • Front-end work to refine filtering of the assets, improve UX/UI design.
  • Deployment of a public beta version of the Map on the Ecofrontiers website by end of Q1 2024.
  • Create a form accessible on the Map for natural asset providers to declare their environmental assets to be listed.
  • Make the buying of green crypto-assets possible directly through the Map interface.

Resources ๐Ÿ“š

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ GitHub ๐ŸŒ Website โœ’๏ธ Blog ๐Ÿ“œ One-Pager ๐Ÿฆ Twitter

We thank you for your generosity! ๐Ÿ™

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