Authors: Bl0ckB0y.eth #8972
- Champion: Bl0ckB0y.eth #8972,
- Sponsors: chuck25#4313, 0xHunter#3863, Joe_King#5039
Date Created: July 9th
Date Posted: [ADD DATED POSTED TO DISCOURSE]
This proposal is to develop a Tokenomics Certification credential for DAO contributors who want to prove their tokenomic capabilities with an onchain verifiable credential and access to an expert community
- We are requesting $4,500 in BANK to develop an MVP of this program that would consist of
- A website for users to interact and purchase the exam
- An assessment built by tokenomic contributors within the DAO
- A on-chain credential
Tokenomics is a hot and still unexplored topic in the web3 space right now. This leaves us with an opportunity to capitalize on this developing field by creating and administering a certificate program where contributors can prove their knowledge in the space and connect with their peers. We have a constant influx of tokenomic talent from a variety of backgrounds without the ability to prove their understanding of the field. This program will give DAOs the ability to internally verify tokenomic contributors as well as give contributors who receive the credential(members) the ability to interact with each other.
This will help the DAO achieve its mission of onboarding 1 billion people into the Bankless nation because as more people flee their web2 jobs they will be looking for ways to upskill themselves and build their personal brand in web3. This program will allow them to prove their understanding of the tokenomic ecosystem and onboard them on their journey to building an on-chain reputation. Additionally this program will create a community of tokenomic experts that will be able to connect with each other to build new token frameworks in the broader web3 community.
The scope of this proposal is to fund an MVP for this program which will include a website for purchasing and taking the exam, an assessment supported by a set of standards, and the design and smart contracts needed to create an onchain credential (nft). With this MVP we will conduct testing within the Bankless ecosystem before bringing it to the broader public. The scope of the MVP will be what is listed in July to help set the project up for success for further stages down the road map.
The MVP for this program consists of a website which should enable users to purchase an asynchronous multiple choice test in order to qualify for a synchronous presentation in front of the community members. If a user passed both exams then they will be qualified to receive a NFT credential that proves their qualification to contribute on a tokenomic project. The main components of this user journey are outlined and their financial implications are shown here[$4,500]. We are estimating that we can have an MVP built around the end of July to begin internal testing of the product in early August. During the development of this MVP we are planning on developing partnerships with other tokenomics leaders in the space to help drive credibility for the certificate and receive more funding.
The project would use the Bankless DAO brand as one of the DAOs that approves of the credential. This would be beneficial to the brand because ideally people would use this credential as a way of proving their tokenomics knowledge, associating bankless with high quality tokenomic thought leadership.
How will the project’s success be measured?
- Our objective is to build a mechanism for validating that somebody has the knowledge and skills to become a baseline contributor on tokenomics consulting projects
As completed by
- 10 Internal Bankless members take the exam by the end of August
- Finish internal MVP by August
- Build an education wireframe so people feel equipped to take the exam
As completed by
- Host 5 working sessions to onboard members through the user journey
- 10 External Bankless members take the exam by the end of September
- Take 10 peices feedback from internal members and iterate over it
Once this proposal is accepted our immediate next steps would be to 1) Finish the standards and assessment 2) Hire a developer/designer to begin the smart contract and website development 3) Build a gitbook whitepaper that outlines the full implications of this project
Who you are & disclose your interests with making the proposal
Project Champion: Bl0ckb0y.eth, I have been a contributor in Bankless Tokenomics and bankless consulting for 6 months spending the majority of my time doing research for back office initiatives. My background is in sales and marketing operations/strategy spending time setting up enterprise software tools as well as using them. I want this grant so that the Bankless tokenomics community can begin to build up our brand and curate a community of thought leaders in the space.