Campaigns & Contributions
SparkIBC focuses on projects and efforts that are chain-agnostic or truly multichain, ensuring that the “Interchain” vision we’ve been promised for so long can finally become a reality. For projects that fit this vision, SparkIBC runs campaigns where users, communities, and organizations can contribute to said project. Projects can choose to run their campaigns either as charity-based initiatives, where all contributions are purely donations, or as investment opportunities, where contributors receive rewards upon the project’s successful launch. This flexible approach allows projects to gather the necessary resources for their development while encouraging community participation and support. These campaigns can either run indefinitely, as is the case for Patreon-style campaigns and ongoing public goods projects, such as Interchain Info, or with set time limits on them like traditional launchpad platforms and crowdfunding efforts.
To discuss spinning up a campaign, for things big or small, get in touch with us on any of our public channels. Discord, Twitter, our email, and more can be found in the links on this page, next to our logo at the top.
Fundraising and Spark Points
Spark IBC offers a unique incentive system through the use of Spark Points, also known as $SPARK tokens, which are non-transferable tokens native to every blockchain where SparkIBC is deployed. For every 1 USD equivalent contributed through the platform, users are awarded 1 Spark Point. These Spark Points not only serve as a measure of a user’s contributions to the Cosmos and beyond, but also to unlock various small, quality of life and aesthetic features across the suite of Spark products, including Interchain Info.
To showcase the contributions of users and encourage healthy competition within the community, Spark IBC maintains a leaderboard on its website. The leaderboard displays all wallets that have contributed, and their corresponding amount of Spark Points. It categorizes contributors into three groups: private users, organizations, and validators. By offering Spark Points and maintaining a leaderboard, Spark IBC fosters a sense of community and engagement, driving users to actively participate in and support the projects they believe in. They also hope that in the future, Spark Points can help delegates to chose a validator that have given back to the ecosystem in a measurable way.
Upcoming Features: Outposts, Croncats, and Chain Abstraction
Spark IBC plans to launch “Outposts” on various chains in addition to Juno. These outposts will act identically to the Juno deployment, where users can contribute to any active campaign, and earn Spark Points for doing so. This update will have tight synergy with our plans for chain abstraction, using protocols such as Rango Exchange, enhancing the usability of the entire Spark IBC system.
Just like the projects we aim to help fund, Spark IBC believes in the full Interchain vision, where users don’t even need to think about what chain their “on” for most things. To achieve this with the SparkIBC platform, we will be focusing on two major updates, Spark Outposts, as outlined above, and the integration of protocols such as Rango exchange and Squid Router. These protocols aggregate bridges and DEXs across a wide array of chains, combining these with out outpost, we intend to let users point to basically any asset they hold on any chain and them contribute to campaigns with it directly. Under the hood, these protocols will handle finding the most efficient route to get that asset into a stablecoin, and onto any of the chains where SparkIBC is deployed.
CronCats Integration & Creator Support:
In partnership with CronCats, a Cosmos project specializing in automating web3 tasks, Spark IBC plans to enable users to set up recurring, automatic donations for their favorite campaigns, further enhancing the platform’s Patreon-like capabilities. In addition to this, we plan to quickly scale up the amount of campaigns like this that we’re running. Anyone who creates educational content about Web3 is highly encouraged to get in touch with us about spinning up a campaign. Stop letting YouTube and Twitch take 80% of your revenue, if they even let you get any at all!
The Spark Family: A Suite of Products
In addition to the Spark IBC funding platform, the Spark Family is comprised of a suite of products designed to cater to various needs within the Cosmos ecosystem and beyond. These products work together to provide a comprehensive range of services for the community. Our favorite term for the services we provide overall is, “educational & social infrastructure.”
Interchain Info: Interchain Info is the website where users can access information about the Spark Family and its suite of products. The site serves as a hub for keeping the community informed and engaged, offering updates and news related to Spark IBC and its associated projects.
Airdrops One: Airdrops One is a popular source for news and information on cryptocurrency airdrops. With a dedicated website and a Twitter following of almost 40,000, Airdrops One has established itself as a go-to resource for users seeking information on upcoming airdrops and opportunities within the crypto space.
Staking Solutions: The Spark Family also offers staking solutions by operating validators on several prominent proof-of-stake (PoS) Cosmos chains. By running these validators, the Spark Family helps secure the network and actively participates in its governance, contributing to the overall stability and growth of the Cosmos ecosystem.
Spark IBC has recently acquired Whisper Nodes, and will be spinning down our old validators in favor of their pre-existing nodes. Whisper Nodes is now Spark IBC, and Spark IBC is now Whisper Nodes! If you wish to support us, please delegate to Whisper Nodes on any of the chains listed here. We will hold off on any validator name changes until our old validators are spun down on every chain.
- Spark Studios [Name & Date TBD]: Spark Studios will provide top quality support for any and all of your web3 media needs. From designing websites to logos, from 3D animation & modeling to video production, Spark Studios provides an affordable and friendly solution for teams looking to focus on whatever they do best, and leave the rest to us.
- SparkUp [Name & Date TBD]: SparkUp provides Web2 development services, including both front-end and back, to projects that want to stay focused on innovating on the Web3 side of things. You handle the smart contracts and blockchains, we’ll handle your website and off-chain infrastructure.
Together, these products form the Spark Family, a suite of services designed to support and empower the Cosmos community through information, investment opportunities, and network security.