coCrypting - Convivial Crypto Learning 1: Let’s not get #rekt
An experiment on Convivial Research for basic Crypto Funds Management
Token Requested: 1000 DAI + 500 DAI
Rep Requested: 0.40% per proposer (as suggested for such activities)
Online workshop to be scheduled up to a month from the proposal approval, documentation validation proposal up to a month from the workshop event.
Since Alchemy main function is to allocate funds, learning more about fund management can be a great point for the efficiency of the DAO, and for pollinators looking to propose and deliver successfully while maintaining their gains fair.
Description of the problem we’re trying to solve by doing this work.
Crypto markets have seen enormous fluctuations in short periods of time, and even though we want to be supportive of the technology and diversify our investments, the lack of knowledge on how to manage such funds can leave us in the great pool of frustration and anger, or inactivity and counter-productivity.
High-level overview of what we’re building and why we think it will solve the problem.
- 1-2h online workshop:
- Invitations and provocations
- Don’t dox yourself
- About the study group
- About the documentation
- Intro Convivial Research:
- Intro Nomenclature - collaborative glossary
- Intro Custody - wallets, keys and third parties
- Intro Risk - assessment
- Intro Accounting - tidying up
- How to translate all this new info to a personal form they understand and can reuse
- How to use this practically when Proposing, Redeeming, Staking
- Invitations and provocations
- 2 weeks working group
- investigate the topics discussed against each individual’s experience & research
- curate and refine material gathered
- consolidate results and build initial documentation from there
- coCrypting documentation
- offer multiple perspectives and insights based on many different sources for each topic
- a go-to place for risk-concerned DAOcitizens
Jocelyn is the Genesis artist in residence. For this community, she’s successfully hosted and delivered The Musaeum of Unfinished Ideas workshop this spring, and The algorithm of donated dreams this summer.
What are its intended direction, expected results and final objective
- help better prepare stakeholders against crypto volatility and ambiguity
- expand convivial research experiments
- document both
The criteria that must be met in order to consider this project a success.
- both old and new members participating
- impact the way proposers plan their funds requests
- serve as reference for future knowledge productions in the DAOsphere
Current project requirements.
- 1000 USD (now) + 500 USD (optional/exceptional)
- at least 5 active participants
- scheduling the workshop up to a month from proposal’s approval
- validation of deliverable
- Minimum Initial Glossary reading (pending)
- Metamask basic experience
- Account(s) in exchange(s) or other fiat on-ramps
- willingness to learn and share their findings about multiple concepts, apps and models.
The extra 500 USD will be asked after delivering the workshop, it is intended as partial compensation for lost funds from a previous delivery by Jocelyn - The Algorithm of Donated Dreams (proposal; result). More about that episode here.
- more convival learning experiments
- quarterly updates to the documentation
- Insertion of documentation in the onboarding guides and such
List anything that is out of scope.
- trading strategies
- personal strategies disclosure (remember, never dox yourself!)
What are the identified needs, the pain points to which the solutions are being made?
For multiple times in the past, proposers faced unexpected or poorly prepared for situations where funds requested lost value to fiat currencies before or just after voting. Even though the cryptosphere is something new, risk management isn’t. Still, both aren’t accessible.
Changing that is hard but not unapproachable, which is why we are here: workshop → working group → documentation as architecture and strategy, scaffolding participatory knowledge production and weaponizing/memetizing the journey of reducing information asymmetries in this new and stranger-than-fiction landscape.
List any alternatives considered to this approach. Explain why they weren’t used.
Manually picking one preexisting medium how-to article could help but none of them are comprehensive nor specific enough for our needs. Curating existing material and collectively adapting it to our needs seems like the best way to go.
What is the target of our proposal? Who is it aimed at?
- The workshop is intended for anyone how is actively interested in the listed topics, from any background and any experience level above the minimum described here.
- the study group is intended for the workshop participants but also for those with previous experiences.
- the documentation is targeted for any and all crypto citizens, specially DAOcitizens and people earning cryptocurrencies. But also to anyone exposed or curious about practical aspects of exposure to cryptocurrencies.
How the workshop should work for various participants types.
participant type 1
Curious, active DAOcitizens will have 3 opportunities to learn how to understand their risk appetite and how to adjust their exposure when proposing:
- by attending the workshop and learning more about each topic context. 2) By engaging at any moment with the 2 weeks study group sessions and contributing with challenges and findings. And 3) by simply reading the final documentation.
participant type 2
While hodlers, voters and most importantly stakers will have lifetime access to the final documentation. Intended to be quickly translated to a personal form they can understand and reuse.
All the folders that contain the deliverables and resources needed
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about convivial learning
Study Group skeleton proposal
- Deposit & withdraw
- Support/resistance lines
- Conditional orders
- Password management app
- Portfolio management app