This text is a venting expression from someone who builds on Algorand without financial assistance from the foundation.
I’ve heard more than a thousand times, ‘Dude, why don’t you do this project on Solana? your platform is good, the graphics are solid, and there trading volume is higher – the chances of success are greater.’ But no, I prefer to build on Algorand and lose money doing it. LOL. As I mentioned, SealsToken is a portfolio for projects, especially since not everyone is willing to work for free as I do and try to bring volume here to Algorand.
If I were to create the SealsVerse game on Solana or BNB, for example, there would be a lot more content and assets available for us to work with and develop the game. This is obvious when you look at the projects that have undertaken to build (WITHOUT HELP FROM GRANTS) on Algorand, and there is no similar project that did not receive financial assistance from Algorand, at least not that I am aware of. There are many things that frustrate me about this chain, and to be honest, SealsVerse is only here because I truly believe in a better future for Algorand.
Something needs to be done so that the community knows which projects receive financial assistance from Algorand and which ones do not. Because what is the advantage of trying to build something sustainable independently here on Algorand? There is none. The project that receives $10 million is treated the same way as the project that receives nothing and works hard for free to build.
With all due respect to projects that resort to grants, I believe it may be necessary for some cases, but what motivation is the chain providing for new projects thinking about building here? Or does the foundation really intend to fund all of them? And I don’t just mean financially, but also in terms of publicity.
In the end, the only thing I received from the foundation was a block from Staci when I posted a meme joking about her recovering Twitter. Discouraging, isn’t it? LOL. But it’s okay because SealsToken is a portfolio of work, both for me as a designer and web developer, and for our devs. I just wish for a little more recognition for something we’re building without dipping into the Algorand Foundation’s wallet.
sorry for my English; it’s not my native language, and I used a translator to help me with this text.