Answers to some of our most generally asked questions and a few more in-depth answers for those who want to delve in deeper.
Instead of relying on traditional methods such as username and password combinations, Molecule Catalyst is using the browser-based MetaMask wallet for identity management. This means:
it is not necessary to provide any account details when using the application. You will solely be identified and remembered by your public wallet address.
After setting up MetaMask, make sure that you are connected to the Main Ethereum Network. Then follow these steps:
If you do not have MetaMask on your current device - visit this easy to follow guide to see an step-by-step on how to install MetaMask on a new device and other devices before using our platform.
Before you can contribute to a research project on our platform, you need to meet a few requirements. You can find all the relevant details here (please revert to section 4).
Once you have fulfilled all the requirements on that list, connect to the Molecule Catalyst application and navigate to the project you would like to support, and select the Support Project button at the top of the page.
The Support Project button opens a pop-up where you can simply specify the amount you want to contribute.
Your contribution will only go through if you confirm all transactions prompted by MetaMask.
Below, you can find a detailed description of all the numbers and fields shown when supporting a campaign.
In return for contributing to a research project, you receive Project Tokens that represent your stake in the respective research project.
Owning tokens of a project allows you to access the Withdraw Project Stake functionality from the project page or your My Projects section.
This opens a pop-up where you specify the number of Project Tokens you want to sell in exchange for the Dai value of your project stake. Once again, the withdrawal will only go through if you confirm all transactions prompted by MetaMask.
Below, you can find a detailed description of all the numbers and fields shown when returning your Project Tokens.
On Molecule Catalyst, funding campaigns are split into several phases that all have their own Funding Goals. This allows researchers to create a more continuous financing model and tie funds to actual results and deliverables. You can find more information on the campaign structure here. (please revert to section 8)
All details about a project’s current campaign status are displayed on the project page.
Below, you can find a detailed description of the values available per project: