It will take a little bit of work to prepare the code base for open sourcing, so we expect the actual process to take a couple of days. We'll make a followup announcement here once the code is publicly available.
- Ownership of the cloud hosting infrastructure required to run the Narrative platform, including:
- API servers
- Reputation engine server
- Web front-end servers
- Prerendering servers (needed for SEO)
- SQL Database server
- MongoDB servers
- Redis server
- Search servers
- File storage
- neo-python node
- Ownership of third party accounts needed to provide the service, including:
- CoinMarketCap API (for NRVE pricing)
- Embed.ly (for embeds in posts)
- SendGrid (for mail delivery)
- PayPal (used for Niche purchases and Certification)
- Redisson license ($975/year)
- Custody and control of the NRVE smart contract (by controlling the smart contract owner’s private key)
- Custody and control of the Narrative rewards wallets, as listed here.
- To use Narrative Certifications, there will need to be trusted parties to review Certification submissions.
- Each month, a variety of NRVE transactions must be executed on the blockchain as part of processing rewards.
- Redemption requests must be processed (which is partially automated, but requires management).
The monthly cost, of course, does not include human resources costs to perform the duties associated with certain tasks. To be clear, the new owner would need to set up their own accounts, including hosting services, to operate the platform. Depending on the nature of the transfer, it's possible that much of Narrative's current GCP infrastructure ownership could be transferred directly to the new owner.
These are the basic requirements to keep Narrative running in its current form. It does not include software development, legal, financial, support, marketing, etc.