Connecting Web3 to Web2 Database and Interactive Dashboards leveraging ICP NNS Governance System

Project Highlights:
Metaversity is a cutting-edge project that lies at the crossroads of academia and Web 3.0. Designed for the academic community and those interested in Web 3.0 education, it introduces a Data Science Pipeline that connects Web3 with traditional Web2 databases. This initiative is about making advanced data management tools and visualizations available to a wide audience, while promoting Web3 literacy and diversity.

Web3 Advantages:
Metaversity leverages the unique capabilities of Web3, specifically the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) and the Network Nervous System (NNS) Governance System, setting it apart from traditional Web2 projects. This approach brings a decentralized and transparent data management system, which is a significant shift from the centralized nature of traditional academic databases. The use of blockchain technology not only ensures data integrity but also enhances accessibility and inclusivity in academic research and education. Moreover, Metaversity plays a crucial role in introducing a broader community to the benefits of Web3.

How It Is Built:
Metaversity is built using a mix of widely-used programming languages and frameworks, with a special emphasis on Python, renowned for its application in data science. This makes the project more accessible to a wider range of developers, especially those from academic backgrounds. The project extensively uses database management systems like SQLite, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. Interactive Dash applications are used for dynamic data visualization. The architecture simplifies data retrieval from the blockchain, allowing for efficient management across different database systems, and aids in making Web3 technologies accessible to a wider audience.

Internet Computer Superpowers:
The unique features of the Internet Computer have been central to the development of Metaversity. Its ability to operate at web speeds and handle large datasets effectively, along with its decentralized nature, ensures a more secure and robust data management system. These features significantly improve the project’s functionality and user experience, especially in terms of data integrity and accessibility.

Community Engagement and Open Source Commitment:
Metaversity is a community-focused project, entirely open-source and free. It is developed to benefit the public through collaborative research and development using open-source, tamper-proof data to advance blockchain governance. The project aims to enhance the general understanding and practical application of blockchain governance data.

Status of the Project:
Currently, Metaversity is in its initial phase with the main framework for the data science pipeline established. The integration of multiple databases and the development of interactive dashboards for data visualization have been significant achievements. The project is continually evolving through user feedback and usage metrics.

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Future Plans:
The future vision for Metaversity includes expanding its capabilities by incorporating more datasets and enhancing user interaction. Plans are underway to apply for grants to support development and to participate in major conferences to showcase progress. Introducing new features like real-time data updates and advanced analytical tools are also part of the roadmap as we continue to integrate Web3 technologies into the academic sphere.

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This looks great! This would help data-centric teams learn how to query and start analyzing ICP a lot faster using the traditional data tools they are already familiar with.

Current grantee teams that may find this help are:

@Thanatos - The Pyor team is building a dashboard on the NNS using traditional ETL.

@LynnTsang - The Footprint Analytics team is building an explorer on ICP data. They also offer tools to query Ethereum data using SQL.

Another point is perhaps the ICP.Hubs can use this to host data hackathons. During the hackathons, data analysts and scientists can learn about the NNS and help answer key questions about NNS (even though they would not be building app directly on ICP).

@JaviArroyo @emilio.canessa

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Looks amazing. IC DATATHON on the way?