Grindery 101: Understand Grindery and its projects 

Last updated by Jamiu Idowu 6 days ago

About this course 

This course will give you a general understanding of Grindery and its projects including Grindery Nexus, Grindery Work (gWork), and Grindery Pay (gPay). 
 
Duration:  1 hour 30 minutes  
Prerequisites:  Before you take this course, it is expected that you: 
Have a basic understanding of blockchain 
Know how to create a workflow on Zapier. ( Not familiar with Zapier?  See how it works ; and create a workflow before you proceed with this course). 

What you will learn 

At the end of this course, you will: 
Understand what Grindery is all about and its journey over the years 
Learn how Grindery Nexus works and its similarity to Zapier 
Get a general idea about Grindery legacy projects including gWork, gPay, and Ping.  

Module 1: A brief history of Grindery 

Grindery was founded in 2018 originally to solve the global payout challenges faced by companies. For two years, the founders developed and deployed a software solution that helped companies  manage distributed teams, contracts, timesheets, and payment in fiat. In fact, the Grindery Slack App    was listed in the Slack App directory and it recorded thousands of installations. 
In 2021, the Grindery team experimented with different DAO and multisig wallet integrations on different blockchains, including Harmony. This resulted in winning multiple Hackathons, grants and launch of a decentralized payment software . The team prototyped several parts of the technology required for the road ahead including metadata management, Web2 integration, and batch processing. 
From late 2021 till date, Grindery has focused more on building Nexus, the no/low-code middleware for Web3. You will learn more about this in Module 2. 

Grindery Funding History 

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Figure 1. Grindery Funding History  

Module 2: Grindery is to Web3 what Zapier is to Web2 

What is Zapier? 

Zapier is a tool that empowers users to integrate web applications and automate workflows. 
 

Now, what’s Grindery?  

Grindery  is the “middleware for web3”, i.e. the  Zapier for web3. Grindery Nexus empowers you and your organization the easiest way to connect Apps and dApps across chains and protocols. With  Grindery Nexus , you can define  workflows with time, state, and event triggers to execute smart contracts as well as API (web2) transactions. 
“Grindery is a low/no-code middleware for web3 that 		facilitates a
 unified, seamless on-, off-, and cross-chain integration” 
Watch the video below to get a full understanding of how Grindery works. 

Module 3: Grindery Legacy Projects 

Grindery Work (gWork) 

Grindery Work is a platform that empowers organizations, including DAOs, to manage contract and payment requests. With gWork, contracts and payment requests can be submitted by DAO members while DAO admins review and approve the submissions. 
 
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Figure 2. gWork dashboard of a freelancer 
 
If you are taking this course as a new hire at Grindery, you should set up a gWork profile now . 

Ping by Grindery  

How do you get notified when a token enters your blockchain wallet? 
The answer to that is  Ping ! Ping  by Grindery is a tool that sends you a browser notification when a token is deposited to any of your wallets on any blockchain. It’s easy, seamless and completely free. 
Want to try it now? Go to ping.grindery.org  and click  Connect Wallet . Note that you need to have MetaMask installed. 
If you would like to learn more about Ping, check out our tutorial . 

Grindery Pay (gPay) 

gPay is a decentralized payment software built by Grindery and available on Google Chrome Extension. Watch the video below to learn more. 
VIDEO:  Grindery Pay Chrome Extension Demo  -  https://vimeo.com/showcase/9264152/video/667957132  

Discussion Forum 

Do you have any questions? Post it to the forum! 
Now that you have a general understanding of Grindery, what stands out for you? Do you have any recommendations? 
Are you interested in collaborating with Grindery on any of its projects? 
You can also respond to questions and comments made by other learners. 
 
Refreshed On: Dec 06, 2022 18:24:07 UTC+00:00