OCEAN HUB - A trusted source for everything OCEAN and Web3 | OCEAN HUB | Round 16

Project Name

OCEAN HUB - A trusted source for everything OCEAN and Web3

Project Description

The endless benefits of any blockchain and cryptocurrency project as a whole are largely dependent on the popularity and support of the community concerning such a project. There is no better way to inspire confidence and growth than by using tools that intimidate and inform the public on developments surrounding such a project. Also, the Ocean Newsletter will provide up to date information to a large variety of its users which it will obtain by means of partnership with other crypto-based newsletters and organisations.

The OCEAN HUB is an online weekly bulletin that will be published with contents centred around the events affecting the Ocean Ecosystem. Aside from the primary role of increasing Ocean Usage, the Newsletter will also abreast enthusiasts on Web3, data economy and Blockchain technology.

Final Product

OCEAN HUB is an online information hub that is focused on disseminating content as well as sharing events and announcements surrounding the Ocean Protocol, web3 and the data economy. The final project channels will consist of a fully localised Substack website with Ocean content localised to fit different regions, a page to subscribe to the bi-weekly newsletters, a well-designed newsletter and community channels like Discord and telegrams as well as other social media handles.

Core Team

Nsikan Benjamin

Role: Project Lead/Director


Scientist, Forex Trader, Crypto Trader & Enthusiast, Content Creator, SEO, Project Planning, Community Management, Data and Information Architect, Scientist, Startup Advisor. Technical due diligence consultant for potential M&A acquisitions on behalf of investors. Established a division of an established consulting company focusing on fractional CTO, CIO and CDO, and Managed Platform as a Service. Helped client companies create scalable, extensible, and cost-effective architecture roadmap for enterprise data, data science, and application solutions.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsikan-benjamin-98b35110b/

Proposal One Liner

A trusted source for anything OCEAN, data economy, web3 and Blockchain technology.

Proposal Description

The contents of the Ocean Hub online bulletin will include the most relevant and most recent happenings on the Ocean Protocol. It will also include general blockchain-related news. The Newsletter will focus on upcoming events, new technologies, and other facilities that are available to the blockchain universe. Ocean Hub will stand out as a fast and reliable source of information about the Ocean Ecosystem. It will also serve as a channel for information dissemination. It will also help promote projects within the Ocean ecosystem.

  • We intend to build a website/online blog that will in the long run be the go-to page for trusted information. Not only pertaining to the Ocean Ecosystem, but also to the Entire data economy community.
  • We will create publicity for projects on the Ocean Ecosystem on the Ocean Hub to drive exposure that such projects desperately need.
  • We intend to grow community channels for the Ocean Hub that will be utilised to not only share information but will be useful as channels for announcements and discussions.
  • The Ocean Hub community will exist as the main channel for broadcasting information from the core of the Ocean Ecosystem to the outside world.

Grant Deliverables

  • Create a landing page for Ocean Hub.
  • Open the Ocean Newsletter subscription page and send out the first set of emails to the community.
  • Build an email list of over 100 subscribers.
  • Translating Ocean Newsletter content to French, German, Chinese, and Spanish to account for non-English speakers.
  • Set up FAQs and answer appropriately to answer questions that may arise from navigating the Ocean Protocol
  • Set up social media accounts for The Ocean Newsletter to gain transactions. Twitter, Telegram, Medium, Discord etc.

Value Add Criteria

The Ocean Hub will be a beacon of attraction for not only the Ocean Protocol itself, but also for the subsidiary projects, and crypto adoption in General. Ocean Hub will be an online weekly bulletin for the entire Ocean Ecosystem. It focuses on events pivotal to the Ocean Protocol and the Entire Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Universe. It will serve the purpose to increase usage of the Ocean protocol systems and serve as a means of keeping its ever-growing community base abreast with the happenings in the crypto world. It will also serve as the voice of the Ocean Protocol.

  • The Ocean Hub will increase the usage of Ocean as its outreach will create a core community base focused on the happenings in the Ocean Ecosystem. This community will be vested in the progress of the Ocean Ecosystem.
  • Ocean Hub will serve as a channel of communication between the Ocean Protocol and the entire Ocean Ecosystem.
  • Ocean Hub will offer advertisements for projects with prices relatively cheaper than traditional options for the same service.
  • Advert placement on the Ocean Ecosystem will be paid for using Ocean tokens.
  • Ocean Hub will feature a session where top contributors to the Ocean Ecosystem are highlighted.
  • Guide the growth of the ecosystem by utilising tools such as KPIs, hosting big and relatively influential and successful people in the space to drive growth.
  • Making Navigation on the Ocean Ecosystem as links to various helpful and useful pages will be hosted on the website.

Funding Requested


Wallet Address


Hi there,

Thank you for participating in OceanDAO Round 16!

Your proposal has been registered into the system and is already live for voting here:

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We would also recommend one (or all) of the following steps:

  1. Say hi to the community in #ocean-dao and share your proposal:

  2. Voting period is 4 days, ending Monday, April 11, 23:59 UTC. Talk about your project and ask your community to vote as much as you can. We will share/retweet as much as we can.

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  8. Welcome aboard! Reach out anytime if you have questions, either to me or in the Project Guiding Working Group. Enjoy yourself and build towards a #NewDataEconomy with us! :ocean::yin_yang::raised_hands:

Hi Nsikan
I’m not certain that a whole new portal is needed when there is already a wealth of content out there already for Ocean. Social Media channels, Discord as well as Medium. There are for example already onboarding resources such as the Ocean Academy which help to educate new people to the Ocean Ecosystem.

Before submitting this proposal, have you engaged with the exisiting community via Discord or Twitter for example?

Currently the team looks to be one person, so how will you get quality translations into French, German, Chinese and Spanish?

I would also question the value of a newsletter in today’s Web3 space compared to pushing content through Medium articles, that are later amplified via Twitter for example.

You clearly have a lot of experience in content creation and marketing, have you considered joining the Ocean Ambassadors and taking part in the Activity Farming? You would be rewarded generously for creating new content and extending the reach of Ocean Protocol. If you are interested in this, please drop by the Ambassadors channel in discord and reach out so we can help you get onboarded?