Editors: Aloy🏴#6049, ETrinity007#7414, SpiritedF#7303, Ghabby, vickyone
Wallet surplus: nil - we do not expect to have any leftover funds at the end of the season.
Funds requested: 240,000 BANK
Multisig: ETH: 0x2b00Fdf9AadAFEe22Cf56eb59BA367f6aCD0ce10
ETH: Crown:crown:#6220, SpiritedF#7303, Latsan#6466
Polygon: infinitehomie.eth:black_flag:#4930, rowan#3669,
Gahbby#6647, Miss purple💜#0919 Aloy🏴#6049
Guild Description & Mission/Value Alignment
The research guild is responsible for conducting research, providing insights, educating members, and fostering collaboration.
Conducting research: The primary purpose of the research guild is to conduct research on various topics that are relevant to the DAO’s mission and goals. This can include researching new technologies, analyzing market trends, and evaluating potential investment opportunities.
Providing insights: By conducting research, the research guild provides valuable insights to the DAO’s decision-making processes. The insights gained through research can help the DAO make informed decisions about its operations, investments, and other activities.
Educating members: The research guild helps to educate other members of the DAO about various topics. This can include providing training on new technologies, explaining market trends and their implications, and sharing best practices.
Fostering collaboration: The research guild helps to foster collaboration among members of the DAO. By working together on research projects, members of the DAO can develop a deeper understanding of each other’s skills and expertise, which can help them work together more effectively in other areas.
Mission Value And Alignment
The Guild’s Mission will be to operate as a Support Node for conducting, guiding, and funding research that aligns with the goals and vision of the Bankless DAO.
To achieve these goals, the Research Guild Will:
• Create research bounties
• Track Research Jobs/Opportunities within and outside the DAO
• Fund scope squads and research projects through a grants program
• Write and publish research articles
• Empower Research Work and Talent
Recruitment for projects across the DAO
• Empower new joiners with what they need and fix them into workgroup as they can start writing research papers and articles
• Expanding horizons and introducing BanklessDAO’s Research to New Communities
In Season 9, we underwent significant developments. We revamped our bounty system, aligning it with the DAO’s mission of spreading the crypto gospel. This restructuring accommodated more members, fostering their active participation. Articles generated through bounties on paragraph.xyz fueled our blog, LinkedIn, and Twitter content, drawing from the products of our governance research last season.
Notably, we secured funding through a research gig, focusing on on-chain analysis for the BANK token interaction, bringing in 10k BANK/period. Although modest, we aim to capitalize on this opportunity. Currently, we’re gearing up for a new research project centered on human resources in Web3, exploring how to attract and leverage talent effectively. Needed updates were made to our Notion page, covering essential topics like Introduction to Web3, Governance Tokenomics, and Onchain Analysis. The meticulous documentation of meeting notes and attendees since 04/09/2023 ensures transparent communication within the guild.
We successfully onboarded five new members in the first quarter of Season 9. Office hours and a discovery call were held to address queries and discuss ideas contributing to the guild and bDAO’s overall development. Additionally, a survey on bDAO members’ perceptions of TLbank is in the pipeline, reflecting our commitment to continuous improvement and community engagement. Furthermore, the Governance Coordinator played a pivotal role in Season 9 by structuring the bounty and compensation system to align seamlessly with our limited funding. This strategic approach ensures that our resources are optimized to support the influx of new members and their active involvement, fostering a sustainable and inclusive ecosystem within our DAO.
Previous Season DAO Updates
We have not made any presentations during the community calls so far this season.
Next Season Plan
For the upcoming season (Season 10), the research guild is poised for continued growth and impact. We aim at achieving the following:
Refine and optimize the bounty system further to ensure that it continues to accommodate the increasing number of members while staying aligned with the DAO’s mission. Evaluate the effectiveness of the current structure and make adjustments as necessary to enhance engagement and content quality.
Build on the success of securing the external bounty in Season 9, explore additional opportunities for research gigs, partnerships, or sponsorships. Diversify income streams to strengthen our finances and support ongoing guild activities.
Develop a comprehensive research project roadmap for the season, outlining key focus areas, deliverables, and timelines. Prioritize projects that align with the DAO’s mandate and have the potential for meaningful contributions to the crypto space.
If not executed by then, execute the planned research project on human resources in Web3. Investigate effective strategies for attracting, onboarding, and utilizing talent within the Web3 ecosystem. Ensure that the findings contribute valuable insights to both the guild and the broader DAO community.
Explore community engagement initiatives, such as webinars, AMAs (Ask Me Anything), and surveys to foster a sense of belonging and gather feedback. Strengthen communication channels and actively involve members in decision-making processes to enhance the overall community experience.
Look to build on the onboarding efforts and develop mentorship programs, skill-building workshops, and networking opportunities to support the continuous development of guild members. Foster a collaborative environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
Explore potential strategic partnerships within the crypto and Web3 space. Collaborate with other DAOs, research organizations, or industry leaders to amplify the guild’s reach and influence.
By implementing these initiatives, we aim to not only sustain the momentum from Season 9 but also elevate our contributions to the crypto community.
Previous Season Accounting & Current Holdings
Using the new guild funding formula:
Seasonal Guild Funding = 15,000 * 16 weeks = 240,000
How do you plan to distribute your funding within the guild?
The above breakdown is done with the view that projects within the guild will be funded through the snapshot process suggested in the guild funding template.
Third-Party Funding and External Revenue
We received 10,000 BANK tokens for a research bounty for the DAO, the gig basically involves on-chain analysis for the BANK token interaction.
Our list of active members was based involvement in guild activities, by actively participating in these activities, members have demonstrated their commitment, contribute meaningfully to the guild’s objectives, and be recognized as valuable contributors to the guild’s goals, these activities are:
Bounty Task Participation: Actively engage in and contribute to bounty tasks, such as producing articles for paragraph.xyz, creating content for LinkedIn and Twitter, and participating in design bounties.
Carrying out role holder duties and responsibilities Participation: Certain individuals on the list have effectively fulfilled their roles, actively contributing to the progress achieved in diverse capacities.
Research Project Contributions: Contribute meaningfully to ongoing research projects, providing insights, analysis, and collaborative efforts that advance the guild’s knowledge base, support external funding initiatives and support the Bankless DAO mission.
The active membership status are updated periodically, (every 4 weeks) and by the end of the season, only these members that have been deemed active will be able to participate in guild’s governance decisions.
After the first period of the next season, absence or zero useful activity to the guild would make a member be deemed as inactive.
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