Title: [Bankless Academy] S7 Budget Request
Project Champion: Tetranome #1965
Purpose: web3 Education / Public Good
Affiliation: the project was born from Education Guild, and Developers Guild, and now has members from Marketing Guild and Writer’s Guild. We do not work with any specific guild at the moment.
Authors: Tetranome #1965, DidierKrux.eth:black_flag:#1559, iSpeakNerd.eth #6969, OrnellaWeb3 #1111, HiroKennellyᵍᵐ:black_flag:#0001
Date Created: 01/18/2023
Date Posted: 01/19/2023
Funds Requested: 1,340,000 BANK
1. PROJECT TEASER
Bankless Academy is a free-to-access education platform on a mission to provide the information and tools necessary to achieve financial self-sovereignty - by going Bankless.
The Bankless Academy project would like to request funding for continuing its operations into Season 7, where the team will be focused on execution, growth, multi-language support, and partnerships/collaborations with external projects.
SEASON 6 ACHIEVEMENTS & ACTIVITIES
Academy Badges reaches the 2K milestone
Our unique implementation of on-chain sybil-resistant knowledge credentials, powered by MintKudos, and protected by Gitcoin Passport, has been used to claim 2188 Badges to date. Check our Dune Analytics growth chart here.
This effort has been recognized by Gitcoin Passport and a special USE CASE article will be written by their team. The Bankless Academy implementation, led by Didier Krux, will serve as an example and hopefully as an inspiration to existing and new projects in the web3 space.
New Lesson Launch: Layer 1 Blockchains
The penultimate lesson of the Essentials Curriculum has been launched. Layer 1 Blockchains gives the necessary background and theory behind the basics of blockchains. This is part of the pre-studies needed to move on to our upcoming Layer 2 lesson.
- The Blockchain Trilemma
- How varying levels of Scalability / Security / Decentralisation affect L1 ecosystems
- Ethereum’s innovative solution
We’ve built the BanklessDAO Constitution lesson which aims to be part of the onboarding process for the community. It lives under its own website academy.bankless.community and it covers all the main aspects of the current Constitution with custom-made illustrations.
Digital collectibles were created to celebrate the launch of the initiative with 50% of the sales going back to BanklessDAO.
To date, we have 29 sales.
Total Amount Back to BanklessDAO = 29 x 90 MATIC * 0.875 / 2 = 1141.875 MATIC
New Content Format: The Explorer’s Handbook
A series of collectible articles hosted on Mirror.xyz to serve your #Bankless journey on the go. In our first edition, 15/100 have been collected so far at 0.01 ETH each. This new content format is helping us identify supporters and well as a possibility to create a new revenue source for the project, not only from collectors but from possible sponsors for articles.
IRL Education: Bankless Academy Lesson for The University of The Hague, Holland
We hosted an online Guest Lecture for the Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Minor students at The Hague University, Holland Tetranome represented the squad and not only shared information on our latest lesson launch, but also shared the principles, mission, and values of the Bankless movement as a whole, including Bankless, BanklessDAO, and Bankless Academy.
Level Up Live Learning Sessions supported by Optimism
We hosted two editions of our Level Up Live Learning Sessions for Layer 2 Blockchains - supported by @optimismFND As Subject Matter Expert, we invited Patrick McCorry as Instructor. Around 20 Explorers participated in these intimate learning sessions with the focus to help us build the outline of our upcoming lesson, Layer 2 Blockchains.
Community Growth and Engagement
Twitter: From 2,927 to 3,239 Explorers, +11% growth
gm.xyz: From 944 to 1202 Explorers, +27% growth
User Personas Research Study
We conducted a User Personas research study with the guidance of Benjiming.eth, who interviewed 15 Explorers selected from a wide range of groups, ages, gender, professional background, studies, and more. The results from the study have given valuable insights and suggestions were made upon which direction the project could take to serve its audience best. …
Explorers can now sign up to get notified upon lesson releases, in order to be the first to claim their respective badges.
Mixpanel Statistics and Dashboard Implementation
Through the integration of Mixpanel into the Bankless Academy app, we are now able to have specific statistical information to support our strategic decisions and understand how Explorers navigate through the platform.
Bankless Academy Writers Cohort
We are expanding our community by providing spaces to showcase educational content. Participants will be able to create written articles based on their preferred topics, the best articles voted by the community, and the Editor’s Choice will publish through Bankless Academy’s Explorer’s Handbook.
To date, we’ve reached 16544 lesson completions. Compared to the same date of the funding request delivery during Season 5, we can see an increase of 1708 lessons taken, equivalent to a 180% growth. The product has been used twice as much as the previous season which had 992 lesson completions.
4. FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS
Lead Developer @ 20h/week
Lead Designer + Biz Dev @ 20h/week
Content Director @ 10h/week
Editorial @ 10h/week
Community Manager + Marketing @ 20h/week
Total Role Funding
80 hours/week x 13 weeks x 1000 BANK/hour = 1,040,000 BANK
Tools & Fixed Costs
Web Hosting (Vercel), database (Digital Ocean), Zoom, Tally, Descript, Grammarly, newsletter, Typefully, Mixpanel (stats), Sendgrid (emails)
BanklessDAO Native Team Building - Bountied Tasks
Illustration 100,000 BANK
Content Editing 110,000 BANK
Total Estimation for Season 7
5. SEASONAL KPIS
SEASON 7 PLANS AND SUCCESS METRICS
- 2x Lessons + 3x Articles
- 1x Lesson or Whitelabel Sale
- 500 Lesson Completions/mo (on average)
Our extended focus for Season 7 will be on the following:
- Lesson Creation, completion of the Essentials Curriculum
- Mobile App Release
- User-Driven Monetization via Premium Lesson NFTs
- Agreements through Business Development, supported also by DAOstewards.
- Collaborations and Partnerships (commercial and non-commercial)
Work in Progress and Upcoming Launches
- Bankless Africa Collaboration
- Lens Protocol Collaboration
- Layer 2 Blockchains Lesson Launch with Optimism
- Going Bankless Lesson
Value-add to the Bankless brand as the official educational platform for beginners.
Update and maintenance of BanklessDAO Academy.
50% of the sales from the Bankless Constitution Digital Collectibles.
Bankless Academy is a BanklessDAO native project. We have incorporated the Bankless brand with the aim to be the educational extension of the Bankless movement, and thus we continue to extend the mission, vision, and values of a Bankless lifestyle. The topic will be available to our audience with more detail within the upcoming ‘Going Bankless’ lesson.
8. FURTHER PROJECT CHANNELS
Bankless Academy Notion Page
Bankless Academy Website
Bankless Academy Twitter Profile
Bankless Academy Explorer Community
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