I’ll try to make it. Regarding the full time, I’ve thought about it more. I think it’s best to start during weekends and evenings.
I have to admit that the more I read about this project, the more scared I become, and the more I feel the weight of responsibility that comes with this sort of project. Add that together with having relatively little experience with Grin developent and becomes it becomes a very challenging task. But at the same time it’s a very interesting project and a fantastic learning opportunity.
Don’t let yourself become intimidated! Break it off into smaller chunks (as you’ve done), tackle one by one, and see how far you can get. We can try to be creative in terms of how to best fund you without setting expectations neither too high or too low.
Congratulations @markhollis , as per Tuesday March 17 governance meeting decision, the bounty is now assigned to you. I’m changing the status of the request to LOCKED.
We will check every 2 weeks the progress. If there is no sign of life after a month this bounty will be set to available again.
Good luck and feel free to ask any questions that you have on Keybase!
1. Remove the requirement of needing Ledger to officially release the app and integrate the Ledger Live changes.
It’s now been more than a year since I submitted the app to Ledger for review, and since then the app’s submission status hasn’t changed at all and I haven’t been contacted by Ledger. Ledger has stated in their Discord channel that they currently lack the man power needed to review and release external apps for cryptocurrencies that don’t have a high enough market cap, so there’s a chance that the Grin Ledger app will never be officially released by them. Unfortunately, this bottleneck is outside of my control.
3. Increasing the bounty’s reward from 50k USD to 100k USD.
Given the sheer amount of time, knowledge, and skills required to complete this bounty, I find the original reward of 50k USD to be insufficient. Here’s all the tasks and subtasks required to complete this bounty given Ledger’s requirements and the route that I took.
Creating React Native Module wrappers for implementations of secp256k1-zkp, X25519, and Ed25519 (Knowledge in TypeScript, C++, Java, and Objective-C)
As far as I know, in the approximately two years that this bounty was assigned to @markhollis, he didn’t manage to finish any of those subtasks which is a testament to how challenging this bounty truly is. Also, inflation has been pretty bad since this bounty was first posted.
Reasonable request. Can’t really hold you to something that’s impossible to achieve.
I’m a huge fan of your work here and I think you were treated a bit unfortunately on the wrapper bounty, but I don’t see how you can come and ask for that retroactively. The bounty is the bounty. Not that it’s up to me. If I stretch I could sort of see an argument for adding interest on the period between your release of the app and the bounty being paid out to you, due to the delay, but that would be in the 5-10% range.
Also to keep everyone up to date regarding the app’s submission process with Ledger, Ledger no longer covers the cost of auditing third-party hardware wallet apps and they removed the app from the integration board. Here’s a snippet of the conversation I had with Ledger regarding this.
I have no say on this bounty but I will share my opinion. If the work increased significantly beyond what could be expected, or now includes payment for an audit, it would make sense to increase the bounty to compensate for these costs or drop that requiremt. However, the combination of dropping major tasks while asking for a doubling of the bounty does not make sense to me at all.
Requirement 2), Integration in wallet software is a large part of the work and would pose a bottleneck if offloaded on @Yeastplume who is already doing the work of Atlas. Therefore I would strongly argue against dropping this requirement. Dropping requiremt 1) or at least paying for those audit cost would make sence to me. So 3) should be negotiable IMO if there are valid arguments to claim the task or cost exceeds what could be expected and should include the audit fees unless this requirement is dropped.
Would be a waste not to finish Ledger App, a lot of work went into it I imagine, we all are very grateful to you @NicolasFlamel .
But why the ask to double the bounty. Bounties are take it or leave it right?