Gitcoin Digest #1 2023

After a brief hiatus, we are excited to bring back the Digest - a go-to source for all the latest news, updates, and highlights about Gitcoin DAO.

:fire: Hot Topics:

  • Changes to budget proposal process: Kris shares details of the passed proposal for amendments to the workstream budget proposal process for Gitcoin, including moving to a 6-month budget cycle with the aim of improving and standardizing the process.

  • Update on Beta Round eligibility: Kieran shares a followup for the Gitcoin Program Beta Round Eligibility policy. This is a follow-up to a previous forum post and references the most debated topics including quid pro quo, multiple projects per person/org, multiple rounds/matching pools per grant, and prior external funding.

  • FDD Workstream Dissolution: DisruptionJoe offers details on the FDD Workstream Dissolution and the transition to having fraud defense a vital part of end-to-end accountable product workstreams. FDD will host a community call on April 26th to do a public retro and celebration of this workstream’s work.

  • Update on Flexible Voting Governer: In an update for the upgrade to the Gitcoin Governor Contracts, Kyle and Ben share that the audit of the Flexible Voting Governor with OpenZeppelin has been completed and the results are available for public review.

  • Gitcoin sponsorship guidelines: CoachJ has created an advice-seeking post for Gitcoin Sponsorship Guidelines. The post discusses the definition of sponsorship, recent examples of potential sponsorships, and roles and responsibilities for decision-making.

Also, here are hot topics to catch-up on from earlier this year in case you missed a few!

  • Overview of Gitcoin Grants Stack and Allo Protocol: Nate, Laura, Alexa have co-authored an overview post for Gitcoin Grants Stack & Allo Protocol. This is foundational reading for anyone learning about the two products and Gitcoin’s future as a protocol DAO.

  • Aligning on Gitcoin’s Mission & Vision: Alexa shares a recap and a poll for aligning on Gitcoin’s Mission & Vision. The statements were proposed earlier to inform the brief for our brand visual refresh and will appear on the new Gitcoin website and other marketing or partnerships materials.

  • Refactoring Gitcoin: What falls between the cracks? Kevin identified and sought input on two areas of coordination that required attention. The first is the lack of low barrier onramps for bottom-up ideation and participation. The second topic in Kevin’s post highlights the inability to execute on narrower strategic areas that are deeply consequential but non-workstream specific tasks

  • Gitcoin’s progress and future: Kyle’s post on Gitcoin’s Progress and Future seeks inspiration from Vitalik’s roadmap for Ethereum and builds upon the DAO’s Purpose and Essential Intents (EIs) defined last year. The post reviews the most important priorities, including the launch and success metrics for Allo Protocol, the Gitcoin Grants Program, and Gitcoin Passport.

:ballot_box: GitcoinDAO Governance Overview:

Snapshot polls GTC Stewards. Tally performs on-chain actions. Proposals that have on-chain steps, such as budget requests, are approved on Snapshot before moving on to Tally.

:bar_chart: Active Proposals:

  • None

:white_check_mark: Latest Completed Proposals:

:date: Upcoming events

:wave: New to Gitcoin?

  • Explore the future of Gitcoin at our new microsite, a hub for all things related to public goods funding

Thanks for reading!

(Shout out to Mathilda and Umar for all the help in rebooting the Digest!)


So great to see this come back to life! Thank you for your work on this, @rohit !!