Product Roadmap

The $CARROT ecosystem’s technology starting point is a robust Web2.5 waste logistics platform that has been built by Carrot Fndn’s founding team since 2019. The platform includes a waste codification (MassIDs) and chain of custody tracking protocol that tracks waste responsibility from pick up through to recycling, recorded on a blockchain. The platform includes a long list of features that can enable any logistics company (waste Hauler) to create routes for picking up waste and dropping it off at Processors and Recyclers/Composters. (Note, Haulers are the key stakeholder in the recycling supply chain as they are the intermediaries between Waste Generators and Processors, and Processor and Recyclers.)

Below is a list of screenshots for the solution that has already been built, and which is in the process of being open sourced as a “client layer” to be used by any External Service Provider (ESP) wishing to contribute to the network. (Note: diagrams are in portuguese as the technology was introduced in Brazil, a country with robust waste legislation and a mature Extended Producer Responsibility market.)

The logistics platform was built using microservices which makes the stack easy to compartmentalize and make available for third-party contribution and use. The microservices include:

  • user

  • organization

  • bin (as in trash bins)

  • vehicle

  • logistic-point

  • service-order

  • report

  • notification

  • contract

  • gateway

  • billing

  • subscription

Web3 development at the Carrot Fndn has begun with packaging of MassIDs into Tokenized Recycling Credits (TRCs) and Tokenized Carbon Credits (TCCs).

Below is a high-level overview of the Product Roadmap as the $CARROT ecosystem transitions from a Web2.5 solution to open-sourced Web3 driven Digital Assets and, ultimately, Open Decentralization where the platform belongs to the Zero Waste DAO’s community and no centralized body manages the ecosystem.[72] The technical roadmap below mirrors the 3 phases detailed in the progressive decentralization section.

The $CARROT Ecosystem is designed to be a “Web3 Open Decentralized network” detailed in the diagram below:

The $CARROT Web3 system will introduce novel, composable smart contract protocols deployed to an existing programmable blockchain network. Independent developers (ESPs) will build and operate applications (Clients) on top of the smart contract protocols (owned and managed by the DAO community) and be able to use and interact with the Digital Assets. Data belonging to users, understood as customers and contributors, will be owned by the user and will be transferable out of the network. All of the technology will be open sourced and hosted on a decentralized file system (such as IPFS). Incentives for participation and contribution will be consistently built into the network as it will be a fundamental aspect of establishing network effects.

The existing waste logistics platform will serve as an important client layer to accelerate $CARROT ecosystem adoption. It represents significant resources to the ecosystem for the startup phase. Engaging with External Service Provides and the Carrot DAO community will enable rapid adoption and ecosystem growth. We will introduce the NFT auction in the 4Q of 2022 to prove the utility in waste codification and token redistribution to recycling contributors as well as begin our community building and marketing efforts. Smart Contracts for minting of TRCs and TCCs as well as Liquidity Pools and redistribution of $CARROT tokens will be established by the end of the 2Q of 2023. During the course of the 1Q of 2023 and the 2Q we expect to roll-out Zero Waste Auditor features, the Zero Waste Registry and CIPs for DAO Management. The Carrot Fndn’s founding team’s goal is to reach sufficient decentralization by the 4Q of 2023.[74]

72. A16z - Principles & Models of Web3 Decentralization, p.15

73. A16z - Principles & Models of Web3 Decentralization, p.17

74. Variant Fund - Sufficient Decentralization: A Playbook for web3 Builders and Lawyers by Marc Boiron, Chief Legal Officer at dYdX Trading

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