Below outlines updates from the previous two months combined. Dig in!
Gitcoin Grants Round 15 kicks off on September 7th, 2022. Governor DAO’s Proof-of-Existence is supported as an eligible grant. Please donate to our grant ASAP at the start of the round so POE trends and takes a center stage, as we were able to several rounds ago!
Proof-of-Existence “human gates” web3, enabling fair and equitable mechanics not otherwise possible for projects and ecosystems, like one-per-person NFT minting, capped token sales and yield farms, bot-free gaming, and democratic governance.
As part of our POE outreach, Jeff and Jon were recently featured on Gitcoin co-founder Kevin Owocki’s GreenPill podcast, featured on Bankless, to discuss our approach to sybil resistance. Check it out:
As Governor DAO better integrates itself into the Gitcoin ecosystem, the team is actively scoping the process for integration of POE into the Gitcoin Identity Passport, which will allow users to sign up with POE to prove their uniqueness.
RUGenerous has made its rounds throughout the community recently with their 400 ETH Pudgy Penguin purchase. We salute the project and wish them all the best!
In terms of ongoing collaboration, our engineering work is completed on their upcoming SIMPLE token airdrop. RUGenerous engaged Governor DAO as a strategic partner to facilitate the engineering work surrounding the airdrop.
Peer-to-Peer hashrate marketplace Lumerin will be requiring Proof-of-Existence for their community members to participate in an upcoming faucet-style application in their ecosystem. POE will guarantee no community members can get an unfair advantage through sybil attacks on the application. More information to come!
DAO tooling powerhouse XDAO participated in a recent DAO Speed Dating. Afterwards, Jeff joined XDAO CMO Ann on their podcast. That video will be posted soon. Our teams are exploring how we can continue to work together in the future!
Governor DAO is joining as a pioneer member of the “DAO Coalition”, a US-focused NGO for the protection and growth of DAOs. Other members include Bankless DAO and Polygon DAO. We are excited to help lay the groundwork for a coordinated DAO collective.
Governor DAO has received our first allocation of KAVA as part of their Pioneer program. This KAVA will help sustain the launch of our first-of-its-kind anti-whale yield dapp, Stipend. Development of Stipend is complete and launch will commence following a comprehensive go-to-market plan in the weeks to come.
The Proof-of-Existence Passport now supports Polygon, and will soon support all chains POE is deployed to. Passport enables users to mint their own POE.
Additional UI/UX improvements will continue on both the Passport and the Authentication Portal, but as of now, users can enjoy a 100% automated POE sign up and mint experience on both Mainnet and Polygon.
Jeff spent several weeks in France surrounding ETH Paris in late July for the purpose of arranging meetings and spending time with our friends and partners in an IRL setting.
“ETH Paris was an incredibly encouraging and inspiring conference. The class of 2021 zoomer VCs are gone, and I felt like a majority of my interactions were with other individuals prepared as long-term builders and prepping for years out, rather than weeks and months. The best opportunities come in the worst bear market, where it’s easiest to engage with strategic partners simply by virtue of showing up. I’m excited to see what some new relationships formed may bloom into through the road ahead,” said Jeff on his experience.
Jerry from the Finance Committee has compiled treasury reporting summaries for the July and August. September reporting will be published soon.
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