Zcash Anti Scam Telegram Bot - Grant

Title:
Telegram Anti Scam Bot - Grant Request

Applicant name:
Zcash Community Telegram Admin Group

Pitch: A one-liner elevator pitch version of your proposal
A telegram bot that kicks out users that have specific keywords in their name

Total Request (USD):
$700.00 USD

Have you previously received a grant from Zcash Community Grants (formerly called ZOMG) or ZF?
No

Are you seeking or have you received funding from other sources for this proposed project?
No

Applicant background:
We are the Admins of the Zcash community Telegram group. Started in January 2019, the Telegram group has grown to be one of the main independent places for the Zcash community to hang out together and discuss privacy and Zcash.

Description of Problem or Opportunity:
Telegram is a cesspit of scammers and bots trying to scam people using all different social engineering tricks. Like impersonating mods of telegram chats, support of popular exchanges, Zcash community support, etc

Proposed Solution: Describe the solution at a high level.
We’ve built a bot that kicks out users that have specific keywords in their names.

Solution Format: What is the exact form of the final deliverable you’re creating?
A bot that kicks out users that have specific keywords in their names. Admins can add keywords when needed.

Technical Approach: Dive into the how of your project. Describe your approaches, components, workflows, methodology, etc. Bullet points and diagrams are appreciated!
A bot that kicks out users that have specific keywords in their names. Using the Telegram Bot API written in python

Dependencies: What external entities is your project dependent on? What involvement is required from ZF, ECC, and/or other external organizations? Who would have to incorporate your work in order for it to be usable?
N/A

Execution risks: What obstacles do you expect? What is most likely to go wrong? Which unknown factors could jeopardize success? Who would have to incorporate your work in order for it to be usable?
It has been deployed since April and has been a working exactly as its supposed to

Unintended Consequences: What are the negative ramifications if your project is successful? Consider usability, stability, privacy, integrity, availability, decentralization, interoperability, maintainability, technical debt, requisite education, etc.
There are no negative ramifications.

Evaluation plan: What metrics for success will you share with the community once you’re done? In addition to quantitative metrics, what qualitative metrics will you commit to report?
Less bots and scammers getting in the chat. Less reports from community members reporting scammers

Hardware/Software total budget:
$700.00 USD

Please provide justification for the total hardware/software budget:
The cost of coding the bot.

Services total budget (cloud, hosting, etc.):
$0.00 USD

Please provide justification for the total services budget:
N/A

Compensation total budget:
$700.00 USD
.
Please provide justification for the total compensation budget:
N/A

Do you require startup funding?
No

Milestone 1 - estimated completion date:
04/20/2022

Milestone 1 - USD value of payout upon completion of deliverables:
$700.00

Deliverable 1.1
The Zcash Anti-Scam bot added to the chat

Total proposed USD value of grant:
$700.00 USD

How was the project timeline determined?
The grant is retroactive

Application submission date:
08/22/2022

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@JRGB, I am happy to inform you and the Zcash Community that the @ZcashGrants Committee has unanimously approved the retroactive funding request for this grant proposal.

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Awesome @decentralistdan

Thanks @ZcashGrants for approving this grant and your continued support for community grassroots efforts. We appreciate all of you! :heart:

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