Gitcoin Digest #30 2022

Season 15 budget results are coming in with all workstreams passed so far!! We also passed an agreement for a $10MM Treasury Diversification from GTC into stablecoins! :tada: See the vote results in our Governance Overview :point_down:

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:fire: Hot Topics:

:ballot_box: Gitcoin Governance Overview:

Snapshot polls GTC Holders and Tally performs on-chain actions. Proposals that have on-chain steps, such as budget requests, move on to Tally after being ratified on Snapshot.

:bar_chart: Active Proposals:

:speaking_head: Proposal Discussions:

:white_check_mark: Latest Completed Proposals:

:man_mage::woman_mage: Workstream Discussion:

:seedling: Public Goods Funding

  • Our partners have already committed over $2.6 million in total matching funds for GR15 across the Main Round, 4 Cause Rounds ($900k+ matching pool) & 13 Ecosystem Rounds ($1.3M+ matching pool). More partners continue to sign on every day and we expect this total to keep growing!

  • We’ve published guidance, in partnership with MMM, for grant creators. Grant creators should submit their new applications or updates by Sept 3rd at midnight CDT to receive a thorough review before the start of the round. The first days of the round are critical for raising the most funds!

:rocket: Moonshot Collective

  • We shipped two identity staking stamps that were successfully merged into the Passport codebase. This is a huge step toward Sybil resistance by enabling self-staking and community-staking on an individual’s identity. Now, we’re focused on upgrading our front-end design for the staking app and auditing our smart contracts.

  • We identified three themes for our workstream to build success processes: cross-stream accountability, initiative accountability, and idea intake/vetting. Our team is developing proposals to address these.

:blue_heart: Fraud Detection & Defense

  • We identified 1,121 likely Sybil Attackers based on their history of grant contributions and usernames. These accounts can be squelched to prevent influencing the matching fund while still accepting their “generous” donation :slight_smile:

  • We’re diving deep into how we can open up our data to be maximally useful for Grants 2.0. We’re also exploring how we can host a hackathon post-GR15 for data analysis.

:art: Merch, Memes & Marketing

:sunny: DAO Operations

  • People Ops: We developed documentation for converting GTC and are developing guidance on employment benefits through Opolis and WorkDAO. In addition, we are discussing how we can improve the peer review process for contributors based on workstream feedback.

  • CSDO: In this week’s CSDO meeting, we discussed updates to the passed vote to diversify $3MM of GTC into stablecoin. We have ~$3.8MM in our portfolio currently and CSDO voted to continue diversifying the surplus rather than returning it to the treasury. Additionally, our DAO-wide Tuesday Syncs are increasingly becoming a place for deeper dives and we’re looking to continue/expand this trend. We also discussed updating the website and how FDD can help ensure that PGF has the data they need in a Grants 2.0 future.

:hammer_and_wrench: Gitcoin Product Collective

  • Round Manager: We deployed to a production environment, and demoed the completed bulk approve/reject feature of our project. We also completed an internal design sprint for Grant Explorer and will be gathering user feedback before we build out our MVP.

  • Grants Hub: As of our latest demo, we are 90% complete with Phase 2 of Grants Hub. Last week, we improved the UX by adding image cropping and developing new designs for payout wallet address validation. This week, we are finalizing the cryptographic security of PII data in our Round Manager integration, and conducting research interviews with new users.

:date: Upcoming community events

  • Check out our Grants Events Calendar!

  • August 24th (Weds.) 3 PM UTC: Join our weekly Public Goods Library on Discord! This week’s topic: "Tips & Tricks for Supporting Successful Gitcoin Grants” hosted by Ben West from PGF. Send a DM to @_madison_adams to be added!

  • August 24th (Weds.) 4 PM UTC: Drop in on our weekly DAO Vibes on Discord! We have been seeing great attendance and engagement and we would love for you to join us.

  • August 25th (Thu.) 6 PM UTC: Join our Twitter Space where host Gloria Kimbwala will be discussing our upcoming DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) matching fund with our partners and answering your questions!

  • August 30th (Tue.) 5 PM UTC: Join our Office Hours for Grantees on Twitter Spaces where we’ll be answering your questions live! This is the best place to get support when making or updating a grant!

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As always, I appreciate the round up Umar! :slight_smile:

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:man_lifting_weights: :chart_with_upwards_trend: excelsior!

Thank you for the support!

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