Gitcoin Financial Reporting

We will be publishing the March and April report combined hopefully by tomorrow - we are just working to finalize the content.


Hi all,

Please find above the GitcoinDAO treasury report for March and April 2022. As with previous months, the statements are split into transactions denoted in the governance token $GTC and separate transactions in stablecoins. We have included a consolidated profit/(loss) account that translates the GTC transactions into $USD to allow for comparison in a denomination that can easily be relatable to many reading the report.

Please do read, share and add a comment to let us know what you would like to see in our next iteration of this report.

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Thanks for this report!

This is a quote from March 22 regarding the report of February

Few updates were given in that regard and we can see on the latest report that we’re still around 99% GTC.

What is the current treasury diversification plan ? It might be best if strategies were defined ahead of time and included in the financial report or on the governance forum so that we can give feedback.

We should also consider selling GTC at some defined prices so that we can accumulate more stables and blue chips during the next bull run.

Hi Huxwell, thank you for the questions here. We do have a thread with updates here in case it’s helpful.

To provide a little more detail: the working group is still actively working on the diversification, but the process has been slower than we initially expected for a few reasons. Most notably, market conditions weakened over the past few months and demand for publicly traded governance tokens from institutional partners slowed down. Kyle has written about this in more detail in the thread linked above. We’re still in talks with potential partners and are exploring alternative mechanisms that will allow Gitcoin DAO to have stables in the treasury.

I agree with your final point; during the next bull run we should proactively think about diversifying the treasury to protect against drops in GTC.


Hi Elliott,

Thank you for sharing this. Can I ask why March and April reports had to be combined? And why use end-of-april GTC prices but a latest transfer date of May 18th 2022 (slide 4)?

This GTC price decision significantly changes the treasury outlook from having $40.4M to $23.7M (a >40% reduction).

Could you also share more details about why the treasury diversification into stables could not occur in April or sooner? Llama’s first post about treasury diversification (proposing swapping $15M of GTC into stables, which was at the time 24% of the treasury and is now 63%) is from January 13th. Based on the thread, perhaps it has been a slow search for institutional partners. I am confused why ‘institutional partners’ are needed at all to swap GTC into DAI or USDC (this may be my ignorance). An earlier diversification could have resulted in a much better treasury outlook than we now face.


Hi @umarkhaneth - please see my comment above regarding the timing of the treasury diversification, as well as this thread for more details. Unfortunately it’s not quite as easy as simply swapping GTC into DAI or USDC; while Gitcoin DAO might have been able to get some stables by doing so, there is not enough liquidity to do so on-chain in a timely fashion. Had we swapped GTC on the open market, we would have experienced material slippage and a negative price impact on GTC. Further, selling GTC in the open market would have resulted in the token ending up in the hands of short-term holders; the benefit of working with institutional partners is that we can select partners who are aligned and long-term oriented.



I would love to know which addresses you are tracking regarding the GitcoinDAO Treasury Breakdown on page 5.

Our Treasury Vester GTC balance is 26M and the Timelock GTC balance is 24M.


Just highlighting this chart from this much needed and nicely done report. I’ve been wanting to see this since day one. This should be on a dashboard somewhere. Every participant in every workstream should constantly know his/her/their position in this chart at all times. Since the DAO itself has no real from-the-top organization, the participants must be responsible to build an organization. Part of that is to know one’s own place, shape, and size.


Def agree.

@schlabach and @Elliott - I suspect PGF should be cut in half and moved to May? Perhaps they paid early which is why it is double in Mar, then no payment in March?

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Very interesting! Surprised to see the growth/reduction in the various workstreams as the abstract numbers didn’t give such an informative picture.
Thanks for posting this.

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Definetely agree.

I’ll check with @ivanmolto if we can add a bar chart per month to the GitcoinDAO Governance & Financial overview.

Both GTC and stablecoin balances are currently being tracked and visualized over time for each workstream:


From the April report disclaimer:

As such, there may exist errors or inaccuracies that materially misstate the financial statements. We are not responsible for any financial losses or adverse outcomes that may result from making investment decision based on the data presented herein. Further, by viewing this report you agree that the statements in this report do not constitute a representation, warranty or guaranty regarding any matter, and you are not relying thereon, but will conduct your own due diligence.

How can we as a DAO do our job and fact check these reports? It seems that asking questions on the forum here is a good start, but specifically, how can we check the numbers? Is there anyone in the DAO who has the knowledge and skills to accurately fact check things (maybe DAO Ops)?

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I’d also ask the following question: “How can we hone the product/market fit of the engagement with Llama? What financial forecasting needs does the DAO have + how can they been more deeply met by reporting?”

Maybe @kyle has an opinion here.

Excellent. This type of information is so desperately needed.

Every workstream proposal should have a section where they point to this type of information and discuss exactly how their workstream fits into the larger whole.

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Very small suggestion. I wonder if it would be possible to show these charts relative to the budget seasons. Round 12, Round 13, Round 14, etc. You can kind of see the seasons in the colors, but it might make what’s happening easier to see. Just a thought.

@ivanmolto have finished up the visual for GTC outflow per month, check it out here.
It’s also been added to the Dashboard mentioned above.

(Click the workstreams in the legend to hide/show)

We’re working on creating Workstream-cards on where these type of metrics will be aggregated.

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Just for my future voting information, what workgroup is this being done under?

Hi @Fred thanks for your comment. Sure, we use the following address’ when tracking the transactional data for Gitcoin DAO.

Workstream Descripton of account Address
FDD Main multisig FDD 0xD4567069C5a1c1fc8261d8Ff5C0B1d98f069Cf47
FDD Ops Account 0xbc4C3D4c6cCA25d5704b6d6841BA75882b8F061B
MMM MMM ops account 0xC23DA3Ca9300571B9CF43298228353cbb3E1b4c0
Moonshot Moonshot ops account 0x230Fc981F7CaE90cFC4ed4c18F7C178B239e5F9F
Public goods Public goods ops account 0xa7aC9f7087d7197e0047DB9A90562a1364bf897D
Decentralize GitCoin Ops account 0x931896A8A9313F622a2AFCA76d1471B97955e551
Decentralize GitCoin Hot wallet 0x6BF1EBa9740441D0A8822EDa4E116a74f850d81B
Vester Account GitCoin the company Not tracked since this is the vester account and not Gitcoin DAO funds
GitCoin DAO timelock GitCoin DAO main treasury account 0x57a8865cfB1eCEf7253c27da6B4BC3dAEE5Be518
DAO ops Gitcoin DAO ops 0x5dd4721bb322499616d827be45c93f55d9181bc3
dCompass dCompass 0x756239E5B7D2aa6F3DA0594B296952121Fb71606
FDD FDD Payments 0xb24e82384Ff49CB58DEE244C72f15A71C02b74c5
DAO ops Gitcoin DAO ops hot wallet 0x0625C8506a292846227b87Dfb245a692a7d06293

It’s part of the MMM Workstream transparency and accountability initiative. Under the same umbrella as Steward Health Cards etc.

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Hi Kyle, you are correct here - there were two payments made in March which caused inflated costs for PGF. We utilize the cash accounting framework to prepare these reports so we will account for the cost when it is incurred. However, for budget vs actual work, we will match payments with the months they correspond to.