“User Demand” (aka “workloads”, “use cases”, "user volume) is an important topic, because it is the fuel for the fire for our projects. Our community is filled with many smart technical solutions, yet finding immediate, addressable user demand for those solutions is often more challenging.
I’d love to get your input on which use cases you feel could benefit from decentralized compute over data. These may be solutions that utilize traditional centralized “public cloud” today or that simply do not yet exist b/c the Web3 native tools do not yet exit. Sharing a few from my experience here to get the conversation started:
- Blockchain Analytics: technologies that index and provide query capability for blockchain data: The Graph, Dune Analytics
- Keepers: smart contract maintenance via offchain compute. Examples: Chainlink Keepers, Gelato, OpenZeppelin Defender
- Social Media: DeSo, Lens, Orbis (built on Ceramic )
If we can generate enough ideas on use case for compute over data, I’ll build this into future marketing material for the COD WG to help align potential future users for us.