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What is seedizen.com?

Seedizen.com is a public citizen DAO community project offering virtual residency programs for artists, developers, and scientists working on Web3. We utilize DeFi and NFT tokenomics to drive our decentralized projects and networks to create an equitable and sustainable community and ecosystem on Web3. It is powered by Seedizens from around the world with support from the LusionX Foundation.

Seedizen.com is a community owned and operated decentralized network of artists, developers, and scientists. It bridges and balances the existing gaps between creativity, resource, and technology for new discoveries and opportunities for Seedizens.

Seedizen.com supports creative and financial sovereignty of Seedizens on Web3.

Who is Seedizen?

Any citizen of earth who transitions from Web2 to Web3 world using Seed tools or tokens can become a Seedizen. A simple distinction between a citizen and a Seedizen is as follows below:

Citizen: A human being living in Web2 world of scarcity, seeking more economic, social, political, and spiritual stability.

Seedizen: A human being living in Web3 world of abundance, giving economic, social, political, and spiritual support to citizens.

Becoming a Seedizen on Web3 is not the end all/be all solution. Yet it can help to secure and support the first 3 fundamental aspects of human needs, namely; safety, security, and love.

Freed from the treadmill of capitalism and liberated from the financial burdens by learning to decouple time and money, Seedizens gain all the time back to him/her/themselves. In abundance of time, energy, and resource, a Seedizen can simply live the life of their dream.

However, a Seedizen can easily revert back to being a citizen if he/she/they have fear and greed in their nature. This seeking nature will soon drive them to become lost in fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). It makes them chase and follow others in fear of missing out (FOMO). It renders their souls to become blind and deaf, causing them to lose balance, the key of life.

A Seedizen can also evolve beyond the state of being a Seedizen. The way to such path is to let go, to give, to flow, by sharing one's own abundance with those in scarcity. A Seedizen who transcends the state of being a Seedizen then becomes a Lusian who supports Seedizens from LusionX.com

What is AIR?

Artist in Residency (AIR).

Seedizen community offers artist in residency (virtual) program with a monthly stipend up to $1,000 for each artist.

Artist in residency (physical) program with studio space, room and board with stipend is under consideration. It will be announced in the future if/when it becomes available.

In most cases, we will be selecting artists from our AIR (virtual) program to discover artists for the AIR (physical) program. Any Seedizens can propose and vote for AIR candidate selections and any changes to the process.

If you are interested, please send us your cover letter, CV, and links to your works (arts, motions, sounds, videos) at: air@seedizen.com

What is DIR?

Developer in Residency (DIR).

Seedizen community offers developers in residency (virtual) program with a monthly stipend up to $1,000 for each developer.

Developer in residency (physical) program with lab space, room and board with stipend is under consideration. It will be announced in the future if/when it becomes available.

In most cases, we will be selecting developers from our DIR (virtual) program to discover developers for the DIR (physical) program. Any Seedizens can propose and vote for DIR candidate selections and any changes to the process.

If you are interested, please send us your cover letter, CV, and links to your works (Web3, blockchain, DAO, DeFi, NFT) at: dir@seedizen.com

What is SIR?

Scientist in Residency (SIR).

Seedizen community offers scientist in residency (virtual) program with a monthly stipend up to $1,000 for each scientist.

Scientist in residency (physical) program with lab space, room and board with stipend is under consideration. It will be announced in the future if/when it becomes available.

In most cases, we will be selecting scientists from our SIR (virtual) program to discover scientists for the SIR (physical) program. Any Seedizens can propose and vote for SIR candidate selections and any changes to the process.

If you are interested, please send us your cover letter, CV, and links to your works (computer science, mathematics, cryptography) at: sir@seedizen.com

What is DAO?

Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

DAO is a group of community token holders who collectively make decisions about how to use their treasury and/or modify protocols and policies to advance their cause.

Seedizen.com is a community owned and operated decentralized autonomous organization of creatives from around the world on Web3. It can also be called decentralized human organization of creatives on Seedizen.com, reading (consuming), writing (creating), and owning (rights) parts of the community by staking (token) to propose, vote, and secure the Seedizen Network on Web3.

Please submit all DAO specific questions to: dao@seedizen.com

What is DeFi?

Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

DeFi is a protocol of 2nd and 3rd generation blockchain projects and their ecosystems on Web3. DeFi eliminates the financial gate keepers and intermediaries such as banks, exchanges, and brokerages with the use of smart contracts on blockchain. DeFi protocols, platforms, and products on blockchain allow people to stake, pool, lend or borrow decentralized crypto-currencies (tokens) that yield interests/rewards at much higher rates than centralized fiat-currencies of governments such as USD. Number of new DeFi protocols, platforms, tools, and assets on Web3 increase with time, expanding possibilities and opportunities exponentially. In 2022, the value of assets used in DeFi is approaching $200 billion mark in less than 5 years since the inception of DeFi.

Seedizen.com utilizes DeFi to empower creatives to become financially stable and free over time in order to achieve creative independence and sovereignty. Seedizen.com brings 6 years of experience and knowledge in research, mining, farming, trading, and investing in cryptocurrencies on many blockchain communities and ecosystems. By extending and sharing our wealth of expertise from Web3 space, we hope to build and inspire more equitable, sustainable, and thriving culture of creative communities and ecosystems for the brighter future of humanity and our environment.

Trading time for money is the capitalism of yesteryears. It is a terrible deal for most creative souls. Time and energy creates art, as art is an extension of our soul. Money makes money, providing and supporting works of artists, developers, and scientists to explore, experiment, and discover new ideas for humanity.

Seedizen.com provides micro seed funds to new artists, developers, and scientists with needs to assist in their transition as new Seedizens of Web3. New projects from DeFi platforms and ecosystems with the right tokenomics are continuously researched and shared for more learning and earning opportunities for creatives at Seedizen.com. 

DeFi learn to earn products and programs will also be available in our store for beginners to enter the Web3 space with confidence. These products and services will provide a guided journey into the continuously evolving and expanding space of Web3 and it's blockchain DeFi projects and ecosystems.

Please submit all DeFi specific questions to: defi@seedizen.com

What is NFT?

Non Fungible Token (NFT)

NFT is a non-interchangeable unit of data (token) created, stored, and traded on blockchains. NFT cryptographically verifies and certifies the existence and ownership of the token and it's owner. NFT can consist of digital, physical, and intellectual properties (IP) as well as rights, royalties or any other class of assets. Each token is uniquely identifiable and differs from an interchangeable or fungible tokens (FT) such as Bitcoin's BTC and Ethereum's ETH.

The concept of NFT was first coined in 2014 and became the protocol standard on Ethereum blockchain network in 2017. Both the original and new versions of NFT protocol standards are being created and implemented by many other blockchain projects and ecosystems. NFT protocol standards are maintained and updated by the open source developers from all around the world.

In 2021, NFT entered the mainstream consciousness through digital arts, music, and sports. It is important to keep in mind that NFT is still in it's infancy, waiting for new use cases and utilities to be discovered which can improve our lives. Any and all human ideas and values can potentially be encapsulate as NFT. With many NFT protocol standards going through continuous technical updates, future possibilities for NFT is only limited by our imaginations. 

Please submit all NFT specific questions to: nft@seedizen.com

What is Seed?

Seed as a Soul

Seed represent our being, becoming, and beyond from our beginning as the maximum potential to our final self actualization and transcendence as a soul.

Seed as a Tool

Seed is an open source design language project for commons created by Crosstree which began in 2010. The development of the Seed Language and Seed Fellowship went on until 2016, offering grants to artists, architects, designers, and other creatives in the field of AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) and beyond. Seed Fellows, aka, Seedlings, went on to design and build their own solutions for both artistic and commercial applications.

Seed as a Token

In 2018, Seed Language (infinite types) project was forked to create Seed Tokens (6 types). It was another means by which to transform utility of the Seed concept as a sustainable fuel and currency to power the creative individuals and their processes. In 2022, Seedizen Community project was launched on seedizen.com to help facilitate the transition of the creative citizens from Web2 to Web3 ecosystems as new Seedizens.

What is Web3?

Web3 is a decentralized web with blockchain protocols for reading, writing, and owning world's assets and data. Concepts such as DAO, DeFi, GameFi, and NFT, runs on the blockchain which has become the backbone of Web3. Semantic Web is also a component of Web3.

Tim Berners-Lee originally expressed his vision of the Web3 (Semantic Web) in 1999 as follows:

“I have a dream for the Web [in which computers] become capable of analyzing all the data on the Web – the content, links, and transactions between people and computers. A "Semantic Web", which makes this possible, has yet to emerge, but when it does, the day-to-day mechanisms of trade, bureaucracy and our daily lives will be handled by machines talking to machines. The "intelligent agents" people have touted for ages will finally materialize.” - Wikipedia

The bitcoin whitepaper was released by Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by bitcoin's creator or creators, on October 28, 2008, and first coin was minted on January 3, 2009, ushering in the first working implementation of Web3 dream as a practical first use case.

Vitalik Buterin published his white paper on Ethereum in 2013, when he was 19 years old. In 2015, Ethereum was first minted and the project launched with help of his co-founders.

Gavin Wood, one of the co-founders of Ethereum and a founder of Polkadot blockchain network, coined the term Web3 in 2014 as the “decentralized online ecosystem based on blockchain”.

NFT was coined in 2014, but it was not until 2017 this term gained currency with the ERC-721 standard proposal on Ethereum github community. DeFi entered the Web3 lexicon in 2018.

Web3, NFT, Defi, GameFi, DAO, etc. all encapsulate very sophisticated socio-economic philosophies and game theories into complex technical protocols in it's ever growing ecosystems. New proposals are proposed and implemented through community voting on blockchains, enacting new policies and governance decisions and models semi-automatically everyday.

Why use Web3?

For those who understand how the concepts on Web3 are weaved together, their communications, developments, and opportunities in the Web3 space grows exponentially. If you are living a life based on Web2 world, your time and energy continues to get drained everyday to feed the walled garden of data centers, AI, and the bottom lines of the tech corporations.

Web3 returns the power of the people back to people, who spend their time and energy to create data and share their works on Web2 today. Web3 removes the middlemen from the Web2 equation and replaces them with computers. Using cryptographically secured data and programmable smart contract codes that auto executes, we can read (consume), write (create), and own (rights) our data and works. And since the arbitrary middlemen has been removed and we can connect and share directly and permissionlessly, time and energy is also saved. It is truly revolutionary in it's democratic nature of power distribution when compared to the legacy systems of centralized corporations, governments and institutions of yesteryears.

Most artists and creatives cultivate their beauty and talent far removed from the financial and technical spheres of the world. As a result, artists and creatives of the world have traditionally been exploited and co-opted by the gate keepers and the middlemen at the heart of capitalism for centuries and for millenniums before that by the centers of power.

Seedizen.com reclaims this power back to the creative citizens of earth who creates beauty and lights up the world with their imaginative powers and wonders. Web3 has shown that time and money can be more easily decoupled than ever before with it's distributed ledger technologies on blockchain. Web3 is eating Web2. The walled gardens of Web2 tech corporations and ecosystem are eroding, thanks to the emergence of the revolutionary blockchain architecture on Web3.  By embracing it's proven technology and tokenomics, we can create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world for all, not only for elites.

Seedizen.com is a community owned and operated network of ecosystems. It bridges and balances the existing gaps between art, resource, and technology to create a more sustainable ecology and economy. Seedizen.com provides creative sovereignty for every Seedizens of our ecosystem on Web3.

What is blockchain?

Blockchain is a distributed ledger system of data sets in digital blocks which continues to grow with use. Blocks are chained/linked together (hence the name blockchain) using cryptography. Concepts such as DAO, DeFi, GameFi, and NFT run on blockchain. It has become the backbone infrastructure technology of Web3.

What is Cosmos?

Cosmos is a mesh of inter connected blockchain ecosystem on Web3. With the launch of IBC (Inter-Blockchain Communcation, a TCP-IP-like protocol) in 2021, Cosmos ecosystem is leading the charge to create Internet of Blockchain. New Seedizens use Cosmos to communicate with each other and to learn and earn on DeFi protocol. They then go on to create art NFTs on Cosmos and other blockchains such as Ethereum and Solana.

Blockchains on Cosmos ecosystem is based on Cosmos SDK and Tendermint PoS consensus mechanism. With their recent IBC protocol release all other blockchain can connect and communicate with Cosmos ecosystem.

Visit cosmos.network to learn more.

What is Polkadot?

Polkadot is a hub and spokes design blockchain that is built on shared security protocol at layer1 hub called Relay Chain. Spokes are the layer2 blockchains called Parachains which are able to communicate with each other connected to the Relay Chain at the hub. Polkadot was the second blockchain project after Cosmos that seeks to connect all blockchains on Web3.

Seedizen uses Polkadot blockchain ecosytem and stakes in the ecosystem. Due to it's relative new entry into the blockchain space, it is currently limited due to lack of available Dapps in the ecosystem. We believe it will be a great ecosystem in the near future and is keeping close eye on it's developments.

Visit polkadot.network for more information.

What is Ethereum?

Ethereum is a programmable internet blockchain founded by Vitalik Buterin in 2013 and launched in 2015 with Gavin Wood (founder of Polkadot), Charles Hoskinson (founder of Cardano), and 5 other co-founders. Ethereum is the first smart blockchain that started it all!

Vitalik used to work as a writer for a Bitcoin magazine but left to work on Ethereum due to lack of protocol flexibility on Bitcoin blockchain.

Seedizen Treasury owns and stakes in Ethereum to contribute to it's security, as well as to help stabilize our treasury against the smaller and more risky blockchain projects we support, own, and stake.

Seedizens can participate on Etereum ecosystem by creating their works on NFT. Seedizen works range from arts, motions, and sounds.

What about other blockchains?

Seedizen.com currently supports 20 blockchain projects with growing list of potential projects under research at our lab.

We research, support, own, and stake in the blockchain community projects which align with our visions and values of decentralized power and individual sovereignty.

More questions?

Please submit your questions and request for more information to: info@seedizen.com

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