1. Proposal Purpose:
Currently the way that membership is calculated by $GRAPE count via LP tokens or wallet tokens is not easily portable and would be hard to use as a means to identify members to expand benefits outside of Grape on the Solana Ecosystem.
- There is a need to add value to token holders beyond current price speculation and membership benefits to encourage:
- Membership growth
- Increase benefits / offerings beyond game, grape content and channel access (which are great) .
- Pride in Membership with an awesome NFT that only Grape members have
2. Grape Proposal Overview:
Integrations with partners and protocols that want Grape to help promote and/or encourage its user base to participate in should be providing membership benefits to Grape members specific to their platform / protocol.
This could take shape in the following form:
a) % Discounts on Fees (i.e. Grape members get fee swapping / trading discounts on platforms that are partnered with Grape)
b) Mint Discount or Increased Chance for Rare Mints (Just like Stake does with allowing people to bet more for a higher chance to win, no reason why stuff like that will not be coming to the mint marketplace in the future. So in this case Grape users might be given the rare % chance increase for free in a Mint to make it more likely they get a good one.
c) In-game bonuses or features that are available only to grape members (like what Twitch Prime does). This can be applied in so many ways like unique skins, grape themed shoes in a game, etc.
d) Automatic gated beta / whitelisted access to new projects
Essentially we want to leverage Grape’s position with partners to gain access to value added benefits for our members across Solana where it is a win-win for both projects.
As more projects come on-line and the marketplace gets “congested”, the new projects are going to need the help of places like Grape to grow acceptance and adoption and get new users. Instead (or on top) of doing airdrops / ido access, we can negotiate lasting benefits to our members that will not just benefit the current membership (but all who join later).
To make this technically “easy”, our partners need to be able to easily identify Grape members at the wallet level. An evolving NFT ticket seems the perfect way to do this. It could be minted and sent to each active member’s wallet when they sign up to Grape. Each month the system updates / evolves the NFT (like what UNQ is doing in practice) to mark the member as active and a Class C (Bronze) / Class B (Silver) / CLASS A (GOLD) based on the number of tokens detected. If they are no longer a member then the NFT could be marked as expired.
By members having an evolving NFT membership ticket, it should be easy to allow partners to offer many value added bonuses to our members by simply checking to see if they are a member. Static NFT gated access is now fairly commonplace with sites like Solrise (Dawn 2), Drift (Alpha) and many more projects using this.
Finally, the class / type of ticket could also allow for different benefit values based on classes to further give incentives for people to want to make it to a higher Grape class to reap better rewards.
Thank you for your time in considering my proposal to help Grape grow.