Inspiration

Tsunami making waves multi-chain. Infrastructure to power the metaverse.

Tsunami was inspired by the decentralization of stablecoins and emphasis on an easy-to-use user-centric experience put forth by Do Kwon and the Terraform Labs team with the creation and adoption of Chai Payments app, Anchor savings, Mirror for investing, and many more.

We believe in the mission of developing a more efficient and new storage economy on the backbone of a decentralized stablecoin and user-centric infrastructure, as storage of data is becoming an ever increasing portion of our lives. Since the advent of the computers, smart phones and exponential use of IoT devices, technology is creating data all around us at a rapid pace, daily.

We stand behind empowering users to maintain control and ownership of their own content that is rightfully theirs, as well as providing new opportunities to earn extra income in doing so by monetizing content, and making it more secure by leveraging blockchain and decentralized technology.

Now, with the advent of the ever-expanding metaverse, NFTs, and blockchain gaming, Tsunami Storage will be the infrastructure that powers the metaverse.

The future of the metaverse is multi-chain and multi-protocol. We plan to go multi-chain starting with Solana and expanding to Terra, Cosmos IBC, and other chains such as substrate (Polkadot/Kusama) later on.

What it does

Tsunami Protocol has 2 main silos: the Tsunami content NFT market, and Tsunami Storage.

Tsunami NFT market provides a platform where anyone can buy, sell, and mint NFTs without sacrificing the security of their content. In the future we plan to enable users to mint their own dynamic NFTs.

Tsunami Storage, users can store their files on-chain, designated with content NFTs for a one time fee. This upgrades decentralized storage solutions and puts them on steroids for worry-free, no recurring payment storage subscriptions.

This is possible thanks to Anchor Protocol, as the stable 20% APY yield from Anchor pays the decentralized storage subscription in perpetuity. Essentially upgrading other storage solutions such as Filecoin, Skynet, and others up to par with Arweave's built in subscription-free storage payment model.

Content NFTs include any kind of files normally found on your computer (i.e. jpeg, pdf, ppt, doc, xlsx, mp4, etc). The marketplace enables data providers to monetize their data NFTs, store them securely, and/or share them with others. On the other hand, it allows data consumers to have access to superior quality data in a secure environment.

Tsunami Protocol aims to bring decentralized storage mainstream and push the bounds for what is possible for NFTs.

-Allowing other protocols and NFT projects to integrate Tsunami Storage in their build with ease. Tsunami puts decentralized storage on steroids. Infrastructure to power the metaverse.

-Regular individuals being able to store & share their content on Tsunami Storage through a seamless user experience. (decentralized google drive/dropbox)

-Tsunami will use NFTs on our market in creative ways, such as storing files, video clips, research reports, architectural blueprints, audio clips of AMAs, and more.

-In our roadmap, Tsunami plans to utilize and expand the use cases for dynamic NFTs and container NFTs within the context for content. Such as NFTs usable for file storage, e-books, continuous editions for comic books, medical documents, signed documents, music, AI/ML algorithms, event tickets, and much more.

How we built it

We started building by beginning talks with the Metaplex team to fork their marketplace and minting functionalities.

Our UI/UX designer used Figma to create the sleek look and feel of the frontend once we are able to start coding it.

Challenges we ran into

One of the challenges we faced is not having more developers for our team.

We had a team member unable to continue with us during the last leg of the hackathon, so we had to rally and really come together with a small team. Putting our heads and skillsets together the best we could.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud of how much we were able to accomplish in such a short amount of time coupled with a small, but driven team.

What we learned

Learning how to work in a full team with diversified backgrounds, skill sets, and talents and enabling everyone to work to their strengths will carry a team and project in the long-term. We learned a lot about being organized, having time management coordination among team members and being patient with others skill sets. We also learned more about what it is like about having to work with teammates based in different time zones and having variable availability. Flexibility and communication is a must when working with all different types of backgrounds.

What's next for Tsunami Protocol

We plan to continue to build, attend more hackathons and incubators until we accomplish our mission of making our Content NFT market come to life and bring decentralized storage mainstream through an awesome user experience. Tsunami will be the infrastructure that powers the metaverse.

Please note: we have a few "try it out" links for github and had trouble putting it all in the same repo so please look at all of them.

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