(Note: This thread assumes you’re familiar with my history with Gitcoin. But for those of you who arent, I’m Kevin Owocki, co-founder of Gitcoin and was active in the project 2017-2022 until Passing the Torch)
Last week I announced that Supermodular would now become Buildbox and I would be leaving the company. Details on that here.
So what’s next?
I intend to work on Gitcoin.
Not forever, and not in the role I was in in the past. I am still figuring out in what form I can contribute productively to Gitcoin at this stage.
I will be having conversations with people who work in, around what needs to be done and where I can help out with various people associated with the DAO.
I count these groups as the primary Constituents of the DAO
- Really anyone who cares about Gitcoin and has skin in the game to show it.
Over the last few months, I have heard variously from different people who think that things are going great for Gitcoin, and also from people who think they are going poorly. There are those who think that the market has passed Gitcoin by, and also those who think that there are new stronger foundations for the future.
I have heard various takes on me possibly returning from “Kevin we really need you back.” and “A founder leaving can be hard.” to “Kevin you’re a bull in a china shop.” or “Kevin needs to decentralize his delegations” or “become more conscious in leadership”.
There are people who think that Allo is the next hot thing for Gitcoin, who think Passport is the next hot thing for Gitcoin, who think PGN is the next hot thing, and who think Grants Stack is the next hot thing.
I am hoping that through synthesis between these varying groups, I can find a way to provide value to the DAO. Perhaps I could be a network catalyst insofar as I’d providing synthesis between different groups.
I’d also be interested in helping documenting/articulate the path forwards for the DAO bottoms-up by working with these varied stakeholders.
I’ll be figuring it out over the coming weeks.
If you have feedback or want to chat, DM me on discord Owocki#1337 or telegram owocki.