Technical Grant Application Pink Paper – Funding Tier 2


Pink Paper is a decentralized and permissionless publishing platform for individuals and communities worldwide to express their opinions and share information with the rest of their communities. Users can come and publish blogs and other forms of content on the platform and showcase it to the world. At the same time, one can raise funds for their endeavors on the platform allowing donating to world-changing technologies. Pink Paper will provide a decentralized and censorship-free platform for everyone to use and express their views about different topics.



Rupin Mathur Founder, CEO

He has been a Blockchain Maximalist since 2015 and an advocate of decentralization and self-sovereignty. He worked as marketing head for QuadB Apparel from 2015-2017, India’s second-largest custom apparel brand where he established the first VAL (Virtual Assembly Line) creating hundreds of nodal points for blue-collar workers and scaling the business infinitely. From 2017 onwards, he decided to go all-in Web3 and thus played a crucial part in setting up Finstreet, India’s 1st Crypto Education Platform, and scaled it to a community of 70,000+ Web3 Enthusiasts and 1.2 million social media followers.

During this journey, he worked alongside brands such as Near, Algorand, WazirX, Huobi, Polygon, Aave, and many more to help bring their respective platforms adoption in the Indian Markets,

He has begun his journey to create and bring adoption for the Decentralized content management platform, Pink Paper


*Deepak Goyal, CTO

Deepak is a B.Tech Computer Science graduate from IIT Delhi and an educationist. He has been helping students fulfill their dreams of favorite engineering college admission for the past 10 years. He has helped more than 100K students through his network of coaching centers.

Now he is working towards building a truly decentralized publishing platform.


*Bandhul Bansal Advisor

Bandhul is the founder of Finstreet, India’s first crypto education platform. Bandhul is a regular speaker at premier institutes like IITs, IIMs, etc. Bandhul’s ventures help millions get knowledge about the crypto and blockchain space and spread awareness and education. He is an entrepreneur turned investor with a portfolio of projects like Cryptic Entertainments, Bricks Protocol, UniqArt, etc.


  • Vinayak Kalra, Technical Consultant

Vinayak Kalra is a blockchain developer, public speaker, and mentor have contributed to various projects including UniqArt, and Bricks Protocol as tech lead along with building KaiFoundry. He is a regular speaker and mentor in various cohorts organized by IIT’s and other prestigious engineering colleges.


Apart from the above, we have two developers, two social media manager,s and one partnership manager.


We are requesting $12,000 for the development on Conflux in the following tranches:

  1. Upon approval: $4,000
  2. Upon MVP deployment: $4,000
  3. Upon testnet deployment: $4,000


There are increased attacks from big tech worldwide on free speech. Big Tech platforms are increasingly banning specific individuals and communities from their platforms. In these testing times for free speech, Pink Paper aspires to protect the ethos of free speech and freedom for communities who want to raise their voice.

We will provide a free platform that will be available with zero censorship and there’s an increasing need for such a platform where users’ data is being used to profit billions and at the same time deplatform them anytime the big tech wants.

Users can log in using the web3 wallet and start creating content. The content is being stored on IPFS. Users can also tip/donate to their favorite creators along with contributing to crowdfunding campaigns. Creators/writers can also schedule their content.


First Phase: MVP
Time: 1 month

A. Building MVP on Conflux with the following features:
a. Decentralized content publishing
b. Tipping / Donations for the creators to contribute to the creators’ economy
c. A minimalistic design for content creators to ease creating content
B. Enhancing user experience while publishing and browsing, using the feedback of the community
C. Building community and establishing the community on different social platforms

  1. Second Phase: Public Testnet Launch
    Time: 2 months
    A. Pink Paper will launch a Community Funding Platform for projects.
    B. Partnerships with DAOs and projects to start publishing on the platform.
    C. Enhancing the security of the publishing platform.
    D. Changing the content template, where users can select from a variety of templates to showcase their blogs on.

  2. Third Phase: Mainnet Launch
    Time: 2 months
    A. Partnerships across networks to bring their content publishing on the platform.
    B. Dedicated section showcasing Conflux projects in the active crowdfunding stage
    C. Strategic partnerships with publishers in different domains to build diversified content on the platform.
    D. Voice search feature
    E. Admin analytical dashboard where Pink Paper can see how the project is performing and strategize and plan the platform accordingly
    F. Improving SEO-related services in the project over time so that relevant people get ranked in their content


We are pursuing this project for the long term and will be maintained and updated as per the current and future requirements.

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Thanks for your grant application @PinkPaper. After review the Grants Committee has decided not to proceed any further with your application.