Dear Astar community, a pleasure to be here. My name is Tom Humber, Founder of Archisinal Technologies. Archisinal would like to apply for the Astar dApp Staking listing.
Archisinal (ar-kis-in-al) is a community-driven ecosystem that fosters the creator economy for design professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. By leveraging the immutable and transparent nature of Astar’s blockchain infrastructure, Archisinal provides a platform for secure and transparent data transfer, and for design professionals to have access to a creator economy and a global workforce.
Archisinal aims to become the ‘go-to platform’ for architects and designers to accrue tokens by easily creating and selling unique, one-of-a-kind digital assets. Tailored to the specific needs of architects and engineers, Archisinal provides a platform for design professionals to; grow their profile, market their creations, and connect with investors and potential clients around the world.
By leveraging smart contract functionality, architects will be provided with a platform to showcase and sell their designs as unique digital assets and earn royalties from secondary sales. With its search functionality and clean user interface, it will also provide a smoother user journey for architecture enthusiasts to discover and purchase designs that interest them.
Archisinal represents a compelling opportunity to showcase the ink! ecosystem and bring a significant user volume from the AEC industry to Astar. The platform’s deployment on Astar not only highlights the scalability, interoperability, and security features of ink! and Polkadot but also offers a gateway to introduce these sectors to the broader benefits of innovative features such as staking and reward mechanisms. The strategic use of ink! and Polkadot’s advanced blockchain infrastructure in Archisinal serves as a unique opportunity to market the ink! ecosystem’s capabilities while simultaneously capitalising on the untapped potential of the vast AEC market.
It is widely accepted that the AEC industry needs digital transformation, and Archisinal is committed to exploring the opportunities for driving efficiency and productivity in the sector. Our strategy is to target the next generation of innovators and leaders in the space. By challenging the younger generation to reimagine how architecture can leverage the creator economy to create an environment of self-sovereignty, a space for a future innovation in a decentralised AEC space can be forged.
Goldman Sachs estimates the global creator economy could reach half-a-trillion dollars by 2027. As the original creators, architects and engineers should be given access to a transparent environment where designs can be transferred in a secure manner and royalties can be generated from future sales.
By integrating the core principles of web3 and blockchain technology, Archisinal aims to set a new benchmark in how architectural and construction designs are handled as a commodity and introduce a creator economy for designers to accrue tokens passively from the work they produce and mint on-chain.
Tom Humber - During his tenure in the construction industry, Tom has gained extensive experience working closely with architects, engineers, and other professionals in the field. As a Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant, he has collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to deliver successful projects for contractors, developers, and boutique consultancies. This hands-on experience has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the intricacies and challenges faced by the industry. Through these collaborations, Tom has also built an extensive network of industry professionals, further demonstrating his ability to forge strong working relationships and contribute to team success.
Currently serving as the Special Projects Lead at Parity Technologies, Tom has successfully transitioned his career from the construction industry to the world of Web3. His background in both traditional industries and emerging technologies, along with his adaptability and ability to excel in diverse environments, make him a valuable asset for spearheading innovation in a large-market sector which is yet to fully embrace the benefits of blockchain technology.
Tim Hodgson - Tim is a Chartered Accountant with 10 years of experience in the finance industry, working within Big 6 audit firms, large media multinationals and scale-up AI fintechs. After working on a variety of Web3 consultancy roles part-time, Tim made the pivot to a full-time Web3 role. Since then, he has garnered experience in asset management, token vesting and blockchain accounting.
Danylo Semirazov - blockchain developer. 9+ years in IT, worked in financial, networking and security domains. 3+ yeas in web3. Master degree in Information Security. Contributions to Polkadot ecosystem: core developer of OpenBrush contracts- ink! smart contracts library, CTO at Asylum space - metaverse NFT standards (supported by W3F Grants Program), participated in developing DEX and lending platform in ink! from scratch, contributed to substrate and ink! repositories (upgradable contracts), speaker at Polkadot Decoded and WASM conference. Co-founder of Evolute- web3 game studio. Tech stack: Rust, Substrate, Solidity, C#, Java, JS, web3.js, polkadot.js, Typescript, React.js, Node.js
Artem Smolyarenko - UI/UX designer with over 3 years experience. He specializes in brand development in all aspects and have an excellent understanding of typography, color psychology, as well as grid, web and mobile principles. Artem worked on different types of products with startups and corporate teams from around the world. Skills: UI/UX design, product design, web and mobile app design. Tech stack & tools: Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD.
Khushal Kruplani- Community and Marketing Manager with extensive experience in growing communities organically. Originally from an eSports background, Khushal will manage and moderate all the Archisinal socials.
Safina Dahou - Creative & Community Lead with background in Developer Relations and NFT community growth. Ahead of the platform launch, Safina will be focussing on producing a series of ‘artist spotlight’ content that profiles with large followings can reshare to their audiences.
Past Performance & Milestones:
- Keynote speaker at Construction Blockchain Consortium 2023 (Berlin)
- In conversation with University College London re: smart legal contracts in construction
- Milestone 1 of ink!ubator program complete (M2 due for completion mid-January)
- Active members of CBC and Building Blocks collaborations
- Active members of the BIM Heroes Coordinators Summit
- Whitepaper and Litepaper available at archisinal.io
- Pitched to Parity C-Suite and Polimec Ambassadors throughout Q4 2023
- Testnet launch scheduled for January 2023
- Working closely with Polimec ahead of token sale next year
- Appearance on Polimec EarlyBirds podcast in December
- In talks to present product to ArchiDAO cohort
- Post-MVP technical development to integrate Creator Staking and a SaaS model for business
dApp Staking Reward Usage Breakdown:
Business Development (40%)
Marketing Activities (40%)
We have applied for funding from the Web3 Foundation Decentralized Futures. Read our proposal here.
Thank you and we welcome your feedback!