Creation of the Writer's Guild

I support this. Further proposals can set budgets and parameters and the like. I’d like to see this moved to snapshot quickly.


Give it another 24 hours of deliberation, then move to vote? We can rush this since it costs almost 0 resources.


This sounds great and I’d vote yes.

Where would the bounty board be hosted? A part of the website (e.g., adding a bounties tab to the top nav)?

It’d be cool if there was a way for the person submitting the bounty to put the reward in escrow and then have it automatically delivered to the person claiming the bounty once the bounty owner approvers the claim. Obviously not at all a requirement; would just be a cool use of smart contracts and help ensure that everyone submitting a bounty is able to pay the reward. You could even do something like if the bounty owner doesn’t approve or deny the claim in X amount of time the reward is automatically release from escrow.


To your first question, we can create something in Trello or Notion for now. Link to it on our website somewhere, but start small.

There are a bunch of different ways we can incorporate smart contracts. A partially fleshed out bounty board could look some like:

  • Bounty owner places compensation in an escrow contract
  • Both bounty owner and bounty collectors stake some $BANK. Owners are staking their ability to make fair and rational judgements on scope and quality of work. Collectors stake on the quality of their work.
  • After completion, owner releases funds (or not). Both parties can slash the others stake at the cost of their own (ie. If we both place 50 $BANK as stake, then I can slash your 50 at the cost of 5 (or 10 or 25) or my own and vice versa. This is something is working on, I think.)
  • And disputes can be escalated to a decentralize arbitration court, like Kleros or Aragon Court.

The Trello option would be an excellent one for those of us in that application in RL.


@frogmonkee Love it! One more suggestion… maybe the ability to create bounties should be restricted to BanklessDAO members and media nodes. I think that could be a good value proposition for becoming a media node (i.e., access to the BanklessDAO writer’s guild).


this makes great sense to me.

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@frogmonkee great idea, thanks for getting this up and running! I voted and signed up on the spreadsheet.

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I agree, love Trello and happy to contribute with research

Trello is cool, big fan of Notion too, be great to contribute (been writing about Bankless on my newsletter

Great stuff! Looking forward to participating.

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Something else I was thinking about was a way to allow for back and forth ‘discussions’ during the editing process. I’ve no idea how it would work in the code, but it would be helpful for the bounty owner to be able to ask further tweaks to a document after receiving the document/project back.

That said, something like that can’t go on infinitely…there needs to be a set limit on these sorts of requests.


Good thinking.

My hunch is that eventually we’ll have coordination between different SME guilds and soon bounties will include requests for people from the editors guild, graphics guild, and writer’s guild all in one place.

Until then, we’ll try to establish some baseline rules for how bounties will be processed. Ie. We’ll have steps like Outline, Draft1, Edits, Draft2, etc.

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Ah. Interesting thought about specific SME groups. I wonder if it will actually splinter that far?

I like the idea of an ‘outline’ for the process. That’s what I was talking about.

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I have an alternative implementation plan. This proposal isn’t really a proposal as much as a mandate that says, “You will organize in this way.”
As such, I don’t think we need to waste time with voting with $BANK. This forum soft-vote should be enough.

We should consider this passed and start working on the bounty board. Thoughts?


Let’s get to it. Clearly we all think this is the way to go.


Agreed. I think we keep the good momentum we’ve built up and start working on the next thing.

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I’m in the Messari analyst program. For research articles, it’s basically a Messari employee editing the analyst. Write-ups are shared via Google docs and there’s a standardized image / chart format. It’s been a pretty collaborative process and the feedback has been quite helpful especially for someone like myself who hasn’t been writing research pieces for awhile.

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let’s move forward.

but, i’m also curious what all needs to be happen to bring this to an actual vote and then what will change once that happens? i assume it’ll require a completed plan, including bounty board and the process/structure.

i’m also curious what all needs to be codified now and what can be added/modified later?

You could use a sweet open-source tool for tool for this: