Again, the risk of using a cex would be mitigated by a commitment to reimburse any accountancy costs to dlabs, which is more than reasonable.
But, to be more blunt this time, this culture of random bonuses here and there is not really helpful - is this not what Coordinape is for?
The levelled compensation structure: Dave is recognised as someone that does excellent work, which comes with a lot of responsibility; this really falls under that
Co-ordinape ‘bonuses’: Does this not cover anything extra, given that it’s discretionary amongst contributors?
It’s ‘only’ $9k, but I do feel strongly here that if it’s deemed that this level of attention is not part of a Level 7 treasury manager’s role, then the compensation associated with Level 7 is far too large. The ETHW fork was extremely well advertised, so being aware of its implications would have been well within Dave’s expected remit.
FWIW, I also note that Dave hasn’t actually asked for a bonus here, so it is no reflection of my opinion of his work or character - Level 7 is well deserved, IMO. This is more a cultural and structural issue, and setting a precedent of high standards, and doing things for the DAO’s benefit, as the norm.
And finally, to reiterate: If it was clear that a retrospective bounty was on the table here, I’d have just done this myself and forfeited it. Dave can confirm that I was in comms with him before any action was even taken on the ETHW chain. It may seem to many like this was an ‘oh, free money down the sofa’ situation, but it was more like… ‘planned, but not publicly communicated for risk of someone else competing for it’.
Yes, I was - Dave can confirm. But, to open up a can of worms here - if you’re correct that nobody else was on the contributor side (no idea if that’s true or not), why not? The airdrop was well advertised, and we all know DXdao has a lot of ETH. Surely this would fall within plenty of peoples’ remits, especially Levels 6,7,8, not just Dave’s.