Genesis Alpha Proposals Reports


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This thread is the home of monthly Genesis Alpha Proposal reports.

It will feature a summary and highlights of proposals from the Genesis Alpha Community that have been funded, are being worked on and have been delivered. The purpose of this is to provide a short digest of all the information that can currently be found in our proposal tracking document.

It will also include key links and updates from the ATF on proposals that have been flagged.

Stay posted for updates coming soon!


#2

Genesis Alpha Proposal Report #1

This is Genesis Alpha’s first proposal report, to share with you a summary and highlights of proposals in the community.


Highlights

  • After two successful events, Genesis Alpha funded the 3rd “How to DAO event” taking place in Berlin, December 8th
  • The raffle for Felipe’s digital portrait of Vitalik is now open!
  • Algirdas has created survey for behavior research in the Genesis Alpha Community. He is still looking for participants, so please join here!
  • The Accountability Task Force has completed its’ first 2 month experiment and is submitting a proposal for the next iteration of the experiment this week.
  • The DAOstack github hacker kit has been translated into Korean and Japanese!

Stats

Funded proposals this month 10
Total funded proposals 36
Total delivered proposals 11
Proposals in progress 19
Paused/Postponed /Cancelled 4

Proposal overview by types

If not completed, the status is explained after the | of each line.

Communications, Education & Practices

  • Pollinator Onboarding Video
  • Tutorial Article: how to use Alchemy
  • Holographic Consensus visualization lab | getting near the finish line!
  • The TAO of the DAO | Draft will be delivered by Dec 5th
  • DAOkitchen & DAObuilding template | delivery planned early December
  • Online Advertisement Campaign for DAOstack and Genesis | postponed to end of January 2018
  • Sales Copywriting for Alchemy/Genesis Alpha | delivery planned early December
  • Launch of a Caribbean Blockchain Research Network | Update coming Dec 20th!

Open Source Development

  • Alchemy Explorer to visualize proposal data has made impressive progress
  • Getting alchemy ready for more Open Source development and full decentralization: Alchemy DevOps robustification & decentralized proposal data are completed
  • Developing an alternative client for Arc | proposal just passed this week!

#3

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Shaping & Running the Genesis Alpha DAO

  • “Planning” discussion Group: how can a DAO plan in a decentralized way? | 2 meetings have happened and led to the creation of several of the proposals below
  • Genesis Community Blog & Reports | First blog and first report have been submitted!
  • Creating DAO chosen headers in Alchemy to articulate objectives or statements on a DAOs landing page | Almost done and waiting for dev from the DAOstack team
  • Hourglass proposal has been accepted to be tested as an accountability mechanism
  • Legal clarity for bookkeeping DAO Grants | Recommendations shared by December 5th

Flagged by ATF

  • Targeted Community Outreach for public call | paused
  • Alchemy Identity feature | handed off to another Dev team, but no current contact or updates
  • Bridge to Aragon

Want more details? Check out the full proposal tracking.


Ongoing Bounty programs

DAO Adoption leads bounty | Genesis Community Blog | DAO Community Reports | Joining Weekly Pollinator Calls


Closing Reflections

  • The majority of the high value open source development contributions are coming from one team of two people
  • Bounty programs as incentives are not being taken advantage of much
  • People are not submitting to the community blog and reports
  • Attendance on Pollinator community calls and telegram is increasing and does not correlate with activity levels on alchemy, discord and bounty program participation

#4

Genesis Alpha Proposal Report #2 - December

Here is Genesis Alpha’s second proposal report, to share with you a summary and highlights of proposals in the community of the month of December until today.

Highlights

  • December was a comparatively quiet month in the Genesis DAO - probably in part a result of a plummeting ETH price, the holidays and the ATF “episode” (read more below)
  • Instead of pitching for funds, this seemed to be a big month for non-financial proposals which validate ideas, objectives, strategies and values.
  • Big congrats to Ruben, Fernando, Luuk and the Caribbean Blockchain Research Network for their Genesis Alpha co-funded event, “Innovation C”! This conference aimed to promote collaboration and innovation on the island on topics such as business, sustainability, community building, well-being, DAOs, Decentralization and AI. It gathered over 100 people, including the Prime Minister!
  • Felipe’s DAOkitchen Canvases for designing a DAO are ready to be tested!

Stats

December totals
Proposals passed 11
Financial proposals funded 4 proposals / 55.5 ETH
Non-Financial proposals passed 6
Proposals in progress 19
Totals since August
Total funded proposals 40
Total delivered proposals 19 proposals / 326 ETH
Paused/Postponed /Cancelled 4

Proposal overview by types

If not completed, the status is explained after the | of each line

Communications, Education & Practices

Open Source Development

  • The DAO Explorer has continued to evolve in the back and front end, and is about to receive a big UI update! | Delivery February 1
  • DOrg is 75 % there to completing the development of an alternative client for Arc. | See their latest milestone
  • The DAO chosen headers feature is complete and the first passed header proposal is visible on Genesis’ Alchemy page
  • Bridge to Aragon | still in initial research phase, waiting on an update

A few words about the Accountability Task Force “episode”

  • You may have heard about the eventful happenings around a proposal by the ATF.
  • Here’s a rundown of what happened: After having completed its first 2 month experiment, the ATF put up a proposal for a 50 ETH extension of that experiment. This proposal was the first in the history of Genesis to meet heavy disagreement among reputation holders, leading to over a dozen majority flips, record engagement rates and a final vote of 22% for / 20% against. If you want to know more, check out the conversations on the ATF discord channel.
  • The ATF decided to return the funds and make a refocused proposal of 20 ETH, which integrated feedback such as differentiating activities types more.

Shaping Genesis Alpha’s future through non-financial proposals

Here are some themes that arose from non-financial proposals last month:

Proposals that are “stuck” & Flagged by ATF

  • Holographic Consensus Visualization Lab needs help! Dmitry has delivered the first main piece of work, but he is struggling to find a person to help with a dynamic digitalization of this document. If you can help, get in touch with @Dmitry (Telegram).
  • Alchemy Identity feature | handed off to another Dev team, but no response for receiving updates
  • Genesis Community Blog & Genesis Community reports | lacking submissions for these bounties!

Want more details? Check out the full proposal tracking.


Ongoing Bounty programs

DAO Adoption leads bounty | Genesis Community Blog | DAO Community Reports | Joining Weekly Pollinator Calls


Observations & Reflections

  • As is common when a group grows and becomes more complex, more energy seems to currently be going into how to organize proposals (in Alchemy) and work streams (through working groups).
  • The engagement challenge on bounties persists. It is very sad, for instance, that the research questionnaire that Algiras launched had to be cancelled, because it did not get enough submissions.
  • In comparison to the months before, Genesis has begun to accumulate a lot of funds. Currently there seems to be inertia to spend them, or lack of clarity on what is most strategic for the group at this point.

#5

Genesis DAO Proposal Report #3 - January 2019

Here is the monthly Genesis DAO proposal report, to share with you a summary and highlights of proposals in the community of the month of January.

Highlights

  • After having passed a proposal to enable statements to appear on the Genesis landing page, we have passed our first “mission statement”: Genesis’ mission is to grow a collectively intelligent network of DAOs. More details here: goo.gl/R3rohP
  • The Tao of the DAO is ready, a guide to setting up a DAO and decentralized proposal process with Alchemy
  • The pollinators are starting to prepare for the launch of the next version of Alchemy and welcoming in more people. Working groups have formed to do this work, such as “Planning”, “Communications” and “Use Cases”.
  • The ATF has launched its’ first Hourglass proposal

Stats

January totals
Total proposals passed 11
Financial proposals funded 7 proposals / 108 ETH
Non-Financial proposals passed 4
Proposals in progress 16
Totals since August
Total funded proposals 47
Total delivered proposals 25 proposals / 352 ETH
Paused/Postponed /Cancelled 4

Proposal overview by types

If not completed, the status is explained after the | of each line

Events, Communications & Education

  • Genesis DAO meets Enspiral: Event in New Zealand | Feb 24
  • There is an exploration under way for a website project to give Genesis a public face
  • Sales Copywriting for Alchemy/Genesis Alpha | delivery date moved to mid February
  • To reduce knowledge asymmetries among our community, a template has been created to encourage Genesis members to run community workshops

Resources developed for the community

Open Source Development

Genesis is starting to establish “norms”

  • A proposal passed that suggests that proposals requesting more than 1 ETH shall be downvoted if the proposer is not identified | see details
  • The interest in developing a notifications feature for Alchemy was confirmed with a “support” proposal
  • The poll on “how much reputation is too much” didn’t receive a sufficient number of responses, but Daniel decided to use the guideline neverless and has set a precedent of no person having above 2 % reputation.
  • In reaction to this, it has been proposed to buy out people’s reputation if it gets above that threshold, to reward the fact that they are giving it up.
  • There are not the first norms that were passed in Genesis - a few months ago a proposal was voted to formalize principles of mutual respect and responsibility

Proposals that are “stuck” & Flagged by ATF

  • The first hourglass proposal has been launched, to draw attention to and find a way forward for the Alchemy Identity feature proposal, which is to-date still undelivered.
  • Bridge to Aragon | almost complete, waiting on documentation

Want more details? Check out the full proposal tracking and the ATF’s flagging and certifying map.


Ongoing Bounty programs

Biz Dev Bounty for finding new DAOs | DAO Community Reports | Joining Weekly Pollinator Calls