GitcoinDAO Digest Edition #2 2022

- Weekly highlights and hot topics from the GitcoinDAO community

Welcome to the GitcoinDAO Digest, 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!

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:point_right: Key actions for this week:

  1. Make sure to vote on the three live proposals on Snapshot and Tally:
    a. Public Goods Funding workstream budget
    b. Developer DAO Partnership
    c. Gitcoin DAO - Workstream Accountability Flow

  2. Share input and join the conversation on our Roadmap and our goals for 2022

:robot: Meta-Governance

  • Gitcoin Treasury Diversification posted by Shreyas from Llama proposes “that Gitcoin diversify $15 million of its treasury into stablecoins.” The goals of the treasury diversification are to “de-risk Gitcoin’s treasury, make sure the treasury has sufficient stablecoins to cover one year of operating expenses, and ensure that GTC tokens are held by long-term partners.”

  • Season 13 (2/1-4/30) | Aligning the workstream budgets to make life easier for the Stewards posted by Joe proposes a way to set up a structure for the timing of Workstreams budget proposals. The proposal detailed in the thread has been ratified by the CSDO group, with representatives from each workstream, and establishes a shared infrastructure and processes to follow going forward.

  • Gitcoin Aqueduct posted by Dave and co-authored by Owocki is a paper which introduces the “a tool that incentivizes ecosystem development for your project with a single line of Solidity.” The tool is aimed to reduce the “friction involved with starting a protocol while providing opportunities for developers to make a living contributing to open source”.
    Contact if you’d like to set up a Gitcoin Aqueduct!

  • Regen CryptoEconomics Book: Governance by Owocki goes into detail of the book that’s being written on “cryptoeconomic systems that create positive externalities for their neighbors & for the world.” in regards to how it will be governed. The thread looks for stakeholders who can evolve the project forward in next edition(s).
    A separate thread was also started to receive feedback regarding a potential foreword in the 0th edition of the book authored by the GitcoinDAO community.

:ballot_box: GitcoinDAO Governance Overview

:man_mage::woman_mage: Workstream Discussion

:seedling: Public Goods Funding

  • Discussion: Community Input on GR13 Structure posted by Annika seeks community input on what the community would like to see in terms of structure for GR13, which will run from March 9-24, 2022.

  • GR12 matching fund payouts have been initiated! Grantees have been sent emails with their final amounts and can claim them directly from the link in those emails.

  • Our first two DAO partnerships have been finalized and posted Tally, for both DeveloperDAO and PrimeDAO, with more on the horizon

  • The Public Library is working on a new public goods syllabus alongside Crypto Culture and Society and continuing to host weekly conversations with guests like @caseorganic and @biancamikaila

  • Alisha and Lani continue to host Public Goods Are Good with previous grantees and other members of the Gitcoin community, if you have suggestions for guests, please reach out!

:rocket: Moonshot Collective

  • It’s all coordination — always had been. That’s why we’re building the Coordination.Party Toolkit. Each decentralized Toolkit app helps DAOs recruit, recognize, reward, or retain contributors. For example Recuriter.Party is a decentralized LinkedIn where job seekers get paid when recruiters access their profile. And Pay.Party allows teams to allocate a budget in a democratic way. We’re building coordination tools for GitcoinDAO and beyond. Keep track of our weekly progress here.

:globe_with_meridians: Decentralize Gitcoin

  • Payouts for dGrants Gitcoin Building Gitcoin Grant Round have been issued.

  • Research for dGrants protocol V1 proposal is in progress, the research include:

    • Smart contract upgradability
    • Grant creation flow considerations
    • Curation approaches
    • Grant Metadata management
  • DevOps has been working with teams to identify some additional needs, to ensure calendars are regularly synced and help with the build process of GitBook together with MMM.

:blue_heart: Fraud Detection & Defense (FDD)

  • We are updating the FDD Operating System, including:

    • Making sure contributors understand the How, What, When, and Why of getting paid
    • Ensuring FDD delivery of mandate via proper success metrics for sybil, grants, and research
    • Proper access control for all documentation and project management
    • Contributors know which meetings to attend, where information and conversation are being held and proper review cadence
    • A clear system for making decisions and adding contributors
  • Q1 Outcomes for Sybil Defense are:

    • GitcoinDAO runs the ASOP end-to-end. Blockscience scope reduced and redirected.
    • Alignment on a single high-quality codebase and single source of truth for documentation
    • Clearly define the data needing access control vs what can be opened up
    • A basic app for human evaluations is built, used, and analyzed after the round
    • Gain commitments and requirements for participation in a Sybil Detection data storage

:art: Merch, Memes & Marketing

  • We hosted the 5th iteration of Memepalooza last Friday in Discord with over 40 attendees and lots of great memes. We scored a 9.2/10 on overall satisfaction with the event and 66% of respondents said 10/10 they would come back. We also discovered some new bugs of which are being worked on.

  • Three design bounties have been listed in the Schelling Point Hackathon, which begins on Jan 20. Are you interested in creating some awesome Reaction stickers, GR13 POAPs or DAO Governance POAPs? There’s 1000DAI up for grabs for each of these, check them out!

  • and Steward Report Cards have both received optimizations and improvements during the week as a step closer to their respective v2.0 launch later this quarter.

  • We’re always interested in assisting with other groups and initiatives within GitcoinDAO. Please utilize our Request form and let us know if you’re looking for support or collaboration!

:date: Upcoming community events

:wave: New to GitcoinDAO?

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