GitcoinDAO Digest #16 (formerly Week in Governance)

Weekly highlights and hot topics from the GitcoinDAO community

Welcome to the :sparkles:GitcoinDAO Digest​:sparkles:, a community-led publication with TLDR-summaries of the most important discussions and proposals in the GitcoinDAO, along with relevant links for further reading! Without further ado, let’s dive in!

:robot: Meta-Governance

  • The proposal to ratify the results of GR11 has been ratified on Snapshot, the majority vote going towards allowing to pay all grants the amount of match funds from the community multisig as determined by applying QF after removing contributions attributed to accounts flagged as sybil.

  • @Huxwell gave an update on the Discovery-workstream proposal after two weeks of discussion on the forum. “We’d like to move forward by creating a vote on Snapshot in the following days that will contain an updated and simplified version for the proposal and budget request”. The updated proposal Integrate dCompass within dGitcoin to build dQuests & dKnowledge. The name of the workstream has been renamed from Discovery to dCompass.

  • The Community Experience team spearheaded by @krrisis is making great progress on streamlining cross-DAO operations, onboarding flows, a Notion and Discord rework, and more. In this context “Gitcoin’s orbit” by Kevin Owocki explores the Gitcoin ecosystem and onboarding by drawing parallels to a solar system. The post also describes what a “DAO of DAOs”-solar system might look like.

  • Renee Lee started a discussion in the How we achieve our mission-thread on “which role(s) the GitcoinDAO Ambassador may play within quadratic diplomacy and coordinating culture + capital”.

  • @kelsien raised questions and concerns regarding the Steward Report Cards and the metrics displayed on the cards. Kelsie links to a recently published paper that explores the relationship between on-chain transactions and surveillance.

:ballot_box: GitcoinDAO Governance Overview

🧙‍♂️🧙‍♀️ Workstream Discussion

:seedling: Public Goods Funding

  • The public library continues to grow thanks to @linht.tran, Pan, and others, with speakers like Henry Zhu and Mat Dryhurst stopping by to talk about the web3 ethos.

  • @annika, @jihad, @lanitrock, @Vizzbk and others have begun pushing forward on ops and fundraising for GR12 including for three themed rounds: climate, tech advocacy, and longevity.

  • Lee and QZ are working with FDD on what a DAO Wayfinder role could look like.

  • QZ and Rafa have independently begun thinking about what cross-DAO onboarding might look like alongside the Inter-DAO Alliance.

  • Large & established organizations like the Gates Foundation are inquiring about supporting digital public goods and web3 tooling.

:rocket: Moonshot Collective

  • The Greatest LARP launched on Wednesday, October 20. Come defeat Moloch and fund public goods with us!

  • Every Friday the Moonshot Collective gets together to show off their progress. Individual projects demo what they’ve been working on, and this week we had three projects demo: Anon Vs Moloch, Moonswap, and Quadratic Diplomacy. Demo videos for each project can be found on this YouTube playlist.

  • Follow @MoonshotCollect on Twitter for frequent updates. Learn more by saying hello in Discord, or checking out our site.

:globe_with_meridians: Decentralize Gitcoin

  • The POC instance of dGrants, which is acting as our current production environment, now has 11 grants created by the Moonshot Collective team.

  • Test data has been cleaned up and the round has been updated in preparation for the marketing push on Oct 20th at 3PM EST.

  • A number of bugs have been fixed and a significant number of changes have been made based on feedback that we have received from internal testing.

  • The budget proposal for Q4 2021 is coming soon along with the dCompass teams proposal for budget within the Decentralize Gitcoin workstream.

:blue_heart: Fraud Detection & Defense (FDD)

  • Proposal to ratify the results of Grants Round 11 passed. Payouts start streaming on 10/21/21. @DisruptionJoe authored a Twitter thread on the topic of fraud tax and why it will not be paid out this round.

  • Open sourced DAO contributor agreements are being sent to all contributors.

  • Contributor payments for Epochs 1-3 were sent out by FDD and Epochs 4-6 will be sent next week. Q4 payments will stream weekly or biweekly.

  • The FDD-Budget Proposal for Q4 is about to be released. 90,000 GTC which includes one quarter of reserves for the defense streams are being requested. The State of FDD companion piece provides further details about the current role of the Workstream, which includes a Roadmap to Progressive Decentralization, how FDD provides value to GitcoinDAO, and a breakdown of all FDD initiatives.

:art: Merch, Memes & Marketing

  • MMM created POAPs for the Public Goods Workstream and the Moonshot Collective. To date, MMM has created and gifted POAPs to more than 50 people for GitcoinDAO related events and roles.

  • MMM is making a steady stream of memes for the Moonshot Collective Twitter to celebrate their builds, culture and community and continuing a valiant effort to meme public goods into existence and spread the vision of Gitcoin.

:date: Upcoming community events

:wave: New to GitcoinDAO?

In summary, there are three key actions to take this week:

  1. Join us for interesting discussions via the links above and on Discord!
  2. Check the Gitcoin DAO Event calendar to keep yourself updated on what’s to come!
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