Upcoming Galaxy.do SNS Decentralization Sale

Dear ICP Community,

We are excited to introduce Galaxy.do (decentralized organization), a revolutionary platform designed to transform how you manage and monetize your knowledge. Our mission is to empower you to focus, create, and share your digital universe in one place, leveraging AI and innovative browsing tools on a Web3-enabled canvas.

Launching as an SNS on the ICP ecosystem aligns with our vision of decentralization and user empowerment, offering a seamless and secure experience for all.
Galaxy’s mission is also to advance the Web3 and ICP ecosystem, reducing barriers to decentralized data ownership, and accelerating the growth of a truly interconnected and user-controlled digital workspace.

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Project Description
What is Galaxy? :milky_way:
Galaxy is a state-of-the-art knowledge management platform built on a Web3 framework, offering a limitless, free-form canvas within a browser to organize, share, and monetize knowledge. Our integration with the Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) allows for secure and decentralized data storage, embracing the principles of digital sovereignty.

Key Features:

  • Easy login with NFID, I-I, plug wallet.
  • Create and share on-chain whiteboards.
  • Decentralized storage on ICP for data sovereignty.
  • On-chain interactions with simple macros or AI voice.
  • Reverse gas-fee for seamless interaction without ICP tokens.
  • Redefined browsing with on-canvas content extraction and visualization.
  • Visual Knowledge Management with digital canvases for organizing and connecting ideas.

Problem Statement :triangular_flag_on_post:
Challenges Addressed by Galaxy.do:

  1. Information Overload: Navigating multiple tools and platforms leads to scattered information and loss of focus.
  2. Ad-driven Content: Traditional web browsers dilute quality knowledge with advertisements, making it hard to focus on reliable information.
  3. Lack of Decentralization: Current KMS tools do not offer decentralized storage, compromising user control and data privacy.

Solutions Provided by Galaxy.do :dart:
Galaxy leverages the ICP ecosystem to enhance its core functionalities, providing users with:

  • Unified Workspace: A digital canvas to organize and connect information.
  • Decentralized Storage: Ensuring user control and privacy via ICP.
  • Ad-free Browsing: Focus on content relevance without distractions.
  • Dec.Marketplace: Monetize knowledge, NFTs, project contributions and more.
  • Payment Abstraction: Interact with templates on-chain without needing ICP tokens.

Read about App Architecture and Our Roadmap. :world_map:

Galaxy repos for desktop app and ICP app, and currently in canisters:

  • Frontend Canister: yfplg-oyaaa-aaaal-qja3a-cai
  • Backend Canister: ymma2-yqaaa-aaaal-qja2q-cai

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Market Opportunity
Target Audience: :technologist:

  • Students and developers.
  • Web3 enthusiasts and blockchain communities.
  • Organizations and individuals seeking an innovative KMS.

Competitors: Galaxy.do combines the best features of Notion, OneNote, and Miro, with the added advantages of Web3 decentralization and blockchain integration.

Business Model :office_worker:
Revenue Streams:

  • Freemium model for individual users.
  • Strategic partnerships with Web3 projects.
  • Premium subscription for teams and businesses.
  • Consultancy services for enterprise customization.
  • Template marketplace for buying and selling custom whiteboards.

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Token Utility and Governance :coin:
STARS Token Utility:

  • DAO voting rights.
  • Get premium features.
  • Marketplace transactions.
  • Storage subscription payments.
  • Transaction fees for sharing and modifying on-chain content.

Funding Target

  • Minimum Target: 100,000 ICP
  • Maximum Target: 200,000 ICP
  • With NF contribution
  • Minimum Participant: 100
  • Minimum ICP: 5

Token Distribution

  • Decentralization Sale (Community + Neuron Fund): 26% (26,000,000 STARS)
  • SNS Treasury: 56% (56,000,000 STARS)
  • Founding Team: 10% (10,000,000 STARS)
  • Early Investors: 7% (7,000,000 STARS)
  • Airdrops: 1% (1,000,000 STARS)

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Community Involvement :woman_red_haired: :man_beard:
This post serves as a syndication for the IC community to discuss the Galaxy SNS and ask the founding team any questions.
We have reviewed the whitepaper with multiple parties and it has already been public for more then 15 days.
By July 26th we target to close all edits and creating the SNS configuration and proposal to match the details accordingly.

We invite the ICP community to join us on this exciting journey. Your feedback, contributions, and support are crucial for the success of GalaxyDO. Participate in our forum, join our channels, and help shape the future of knowledge management and decentralized browsing.

Call to Action:

Together, let’s revolutionize the way we organize, share, and monetize knowledge in the Web3 era. :100:
Me and @7flash are amazed by this opportunity and thank you all for your support! : :smile:

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Just had a quick glance at the code shared in the repo. There isn’t much there yet :confused:

Basically as far as I read the code:

  • Backend: image upload canister (100 lines and no guards, user management etc)
  • Frontend: uploaded image file list and a page that embeds Excalidraw

The product as presented on the marketing site seems to be far off from what’s actually build right now.

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You’re right, I didn’t linked all the repos. Main thread updated.

Find here Galaxy repos for desktop app and ICP app, and currently in canisters .

Thanks for pointing that out

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hi @sea-snake creator of galaxy and contributor of excalidraw here; i am curious what kind of features would you like to integrate? what would be your use case to utilize some kind of user management mechanism, specifically?

currently, you can upload images into your personal collections within a shared canister, and you can think of any image as a resource accessible by its unique identifier in the following format:

://$canister_id/$principal_id/$collection_name/$file_name

then, you can authorize as the same principal on another device, import your collections and the images will be synchronized from the canister into your browser IndexedDB

now, think of collection not simply as a gallery of images, but also there is always a layout attached to the collection which describes how the gallery is rendered on the canvas

in this way, for example, you can upload a pdf file into a new collection, lets say a book of 400 pages, and when you switch to canvas mode, you will see a zoomed-out grid of 20x20 images extracted from the pages, giving you a complete overview of the book

back to your question, regarding user management, the canister only allows user to fetch the images uploaded by himself, and the reason behind it, as mentioned in README, that our first-milestone-app only implements Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) and you can think of it as a new Obsidian;

in contrast, our second milestone (KMS) is all about multi-player collaboration, cross-linked layers transclusion, and onboardings organizations, - you can think of second-milestone-app as a new Notion;

and our third-milestone-app, as shown in the “Our Vision” diagram on the website, is called “Marketplace/Social”, - and you can think of it as a new Reddit, just with whiteboards instead of posts and galaxy-realms instead of subreddits, and if you’re interested to learn more about those lmk

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By the way, the map we’ve done about the recent news of ICP & UNDP collaboration looks cool!

Explore it here, zoom out and move into the canvas:
:point_right: Galaxy example: ICP & UNDP

This can be stored 100% on-chain. The use case here is that users and organizations can collaborate on maintaining public whiteboard maps as the most complete and verifiable truthful source of news, earning tokens from all subscribers.

Is it really worth raising so much money for this?

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Hey @hehe, thanks for asking. Our target range of $730k to $1.46M (at current ICP price) is crucial for Galaxy’s success. Here’s why:

  1. Development: Continuous improvement, new features, security audits.
  2. Marketing: Partnerships, user acquisition, community engagement.
  3. User experience: Feedback loops, testing, iterations.
  4. Operations: Hosting, services, tools for smooth functioning.
  5. Legal: Compliance and IP protection.
  6. Token management: Maintaining a healthy token economy.

This funding isn’t just for launch - it’s building a foundation for long-term success in the Web3 knowledge management space. We’re looking at a multi-year project here, and this investment will help us stay competitive and grow sustainably.

Bottom line: This funding is key to achieving our goals and establishing Galaxy as a leader in the field. It’s a strategic move that’ll pay off in the long run.

Let me know if you want me to expand on anything!

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hi @hehe where’s that your doubts coming from? perhaps you’re thinking in terms of market value, either in terms of development roadmap, in both cases if you analyze the proposal you’ll come to a positive conclusion; it’s been two years of progress, yet there are still years of work ahead and things to be done, before we actually reach the point where users be switching to Galaxy as a primary internet browsing tool;

it might be difficult to visualize the journey towards that point, as in current shape Galaxy Browser can be seen simply as a spatial photos manager, but let me try to build a ladder towards the explanation:

  1. spatial environment is the missing component of a visually inter-connected inter-net

  2. Excalidraw double-canvas implementation allows to render hundreds of images at the same visible viewport while keeping the performance up to 120fps

  3. IC canister allows to upload images into the storage with guaranteed persistence

  4. all types of digital documents(pdf,etc) and even dynamically generated content(weather widget, social network feed, etc) can be represented just as images (and then you can have more fun with them while moving around the canvas, instead of strictly scrolling down using pdf reader, you can actually manipulate the pages in any way it makes sense to you!)

  5. linking between the images across all the collections naturally creates a decentralized web of knowledge (important: in contrast to one-way web-links, in case of galaxy linking its always two-directional and multi-targeted)

  6. given publicly observable nature of the canister and built-in content monetization through viewers micropayments, the opportunity arises to build discovery agents who do the job of linking, in order to propagate the content from publisher towards interested consumers, and given the mechanism of layers transclusion, these agents doing the linking will be rewarded along with the actual authors (simply put, you subscribe to their content by embedding their canvas into yours)

  7. images become interactive by executing macros functions attached to their metadata fields (as excel macros compute the value of cells in spreadsheet when the value of related cells changes, in similar way, galaxy macros are executed whenever observable fields changed, and then triggers the image element to transition into showing same or another linked image)

now once we have this ladder, in the context of galaxy milestone IV, let me guide you through the following imaginary scenario,

where let’s say you’re into cooking and its time you want to share the knowledge of your secret pizza sauce to the world, these are your thoughts:

  1. You can wrap it up, the recipe into an article, - and post into your cooking blog or social networks, - but the problem it will be eventually inevitably lost in the ruthless stream of cat memes and unrelated news.

  2. Then, you can try to send the recipe link directly to each of your friends in a personal message, but the message is still missing very important context, - how does your recipe compare to all others, does it have any similarity to the recipes your friend already had experience with, and most importantly, - how does one verify correctness whether all the numbers like price and nutritional value of ingredients are not made up.

  3. Now you push the recipe into the canister, then what happens hopefully, its being automatically discovered by the agent who enriches your recipe with metadata proving correctness of all numbers, and embeds your recipe into a proper position within his gallery of sauces, and viewers subscribed to the agent can see your contribution added to the agent canvas which is already embedded into the viewer canvas (thanks transclusion!)

hopefully, above scenario demonstrates the place of Galaxy in the evolution of the internet,

(1) [independent] blogs & personal pages =>
(2) [still fragmented] forums & social networks =>
(3) [interconnected] spatial internet

and however exciting this scenario sounds, on the last note, it can’t be launched independently (just milestone IV), and we should follow all the important steps accordingly to our milestones:

(1) PKM => (2) KMS => (3) Social => (4) Web