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Problem statement :

There are no plugins within Microsoft Visual Studio to build Cardano Smart Contracts on vb or c# .NET. VS is used by millions of developers

Describe your solution to the problem

The plugin will simplify how you create Smart Contracts on Cardano by creating a template project and instructions on how to get started

Relevant experience

I have been developing on Visual Studio for over 20 years and have built many plugins and extensions for the development tool.

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Visual Studio is the engine that powers the ships that sail on the OCEAN
From the Wiki so I am being accurate…
“Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps. Visual Studio uses Microsoft software development platforms such as Windows API, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Store and Microsoft Silverlight. It can produce both native code and managed code.

Visual Studio supports 36 different programming languages and allows the code editor and debugger to support (to varying degrees) nearly any programming language, provided a language-specific service exists.
The most basic edition of Visual Studio, the Community edition, is available free of charge. “

I have been developing on Visual Studio for over 20 years and have built many plugins and extensions for the development tool. I mainly program in VB or C#.
Visual Studio already connects to Microsoft, Google, Amazon and many more cloud providers all offering Blockchain solutions.
It already has many Ethereum plugins and extensions but none for Cardano.
Visual Studio was built to built upon and the architecture encourages the plugging in of extra functionality using VSPackage. You can also connect external services to the IDE that can extend the command line, user interface and UI functionality such as tabs, tool bars etc.
One of the primary goals is to help users create a project structure for Cardano Smart Contracts to speed up the development cycle.
I am working on a FREE Open Source plugin that will allow the following:
– one click project template creation
– choice of multiple templates e.g.
– simple connect and query the blockchain
– mint native assets
– advanced Cardano API Service template – create an easy to use API to integrate your companies data with the Cardano Blockchain – read/write data

What does the current team look like?

I have a small team of developers, testers and analysts at my disposal that have worked together on many projects. I am self-funding the project. I hope one day to have an established company with full time employees but at the moment I am a start-up bootstrapping alongside my full time job.

The current team is as follows:

Rob Greig – Founder

Rob is a serial entrepreneur, building businesses and developing software for 20 years in various industries. Highly skilled developer and Business Analyst. Previously built an estate agent monitoring system and an advanced automated backend/cloud API business that was sold to one of the largest UK estate agent portals (Fish4) and media company ‘Trinity Mirror’.

Excels in software planning, development, management along with building and mentoring small to medium development teams.

Ant – Founder

Ant is a serial entrepreneur, building businesses and testing software for 20 years in various industries. Fully Trained software tester previously worked for large high street companies (Maginus/Torex Retail/PC World/Matalan) testing their in-store user systems. Was part of the same company that built Agent Analyser and House Fusion later sold to ‘Trinity Mirror’.

Dave – Lead Developer

Dave is a highly experienced and loyal web and API developer that has worked for small and large companies and worked with the original Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto). Energetic and a team player who loves to explore new technology.

David – Developer

David is a youthful experienced and loyal web developer that has worked for small and large companies and is trained in Salesforce CRM development.

Callum – Social Media Marketing

Callum is a talented Photoshop and Video creator who has previously helped Luxury Car Showrooms build their Instagram followers from 0 to 300k in 3 months. With a keen eye for Photography and editing he is an asset to any team.

Future Positions

There are plans for more developers, analysts, admin, sales and marketing employees if larger funds became available and the project gained traction.


Of the current team the following will be working on this project ..

Rob – lead developer

Dave – senior developer

David – peer review code

Ant – research/lead tester

Development Costs Estimate: 670 hours

However, I am giving my team up for free so I can build this business so the final costs will be


3 months


670 Hours x $35/hour = $23,450 USD

Deductions: $7,000 USD

Final Project Costs: $16,450 USD

Requested funds in USD. Only use numbers! No symbols, letters, fractions. Payment will be in ada. 16450

Which of these definitions apply to you? Developer, Entrepreneur


Visual Studio Smart Contract Plugin

Goal: $16,450.00
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