Important changes: I have reduced the initial amount of CKB to approximately $10k in current CKB/USD valuation. I did this to align with community desire to reduce the maximum proposal request to $10k with the remainder to be sent at a later time with the DAO's approval. Another thing I am mentioning is that "Partnerships" as described in the proposal should be seen as integrations within a strategic partnership agreement with the other party. The meetups to attend, outlined in this proposal, are dependent on the factor of if and when the proposal is approved.
CKB Address: ckb1qyqvjcgxyduy67n9dqzz2ypcdh96n0xhpsfqmwqahy
I first would like to thank everyone for taking the time to read this. These proposals are very sacred to the mission of properly governing and decentralizing Nervos CKB. My name is William Glynn. A lot of you already know me. You might know that I’ve been here since the genesis block, written numerous articles over the year, started the first community run channel that evolved into the Nervos Nation we see today.
We the community, all want the same thing: to see Nervos as a protocol to change the world for the better. I want to help Nervos succeed in finding the right projects, lead the curve in Defi, selling the product and advising on what products consumers are looking for, and I also want to spread the Nervos message by word of mouth at meetups and events. The current community manager, Leigh, has stated that word of mouth is the best strategy, and I am reciprocating with the following proposal structure. I also know the Nervos whitepaper inside and out, and I have excellent salesmanship.
Why I’m here:
Blockchain; and I am passionate about Nervos as a technology and as a socioeconomic tool for positive change. I’ve been committed to Nervos for half a decade, and I have spent hundreds of hours making dialogue with members of the community so that they understand the project. I don’t see myself anywhere else because this passion was born out of my understanding of cryptoeconomics, so if my thesis is correct, Nervos is the only project with the capabilities of being a sustainable base layer. I can’t therefore, in good faith advocate for anything other than Nervos for this task of the base layer. I’m here to review and propose ideas and features for the protocol to see mass adoption and composability between applications, synergetic design within the apps, as well as general increased awareness.
How I’ll do this:
Representing Nervos at blockchain, financial cryptography, and other major technology based meetups and events, but predominantly blockchain. (The KPI is 2-4 meetups per month)
Make connections with projects and base a KPI around the connections/partnerships acquired. I will speak with other projects and become mutuals on social and then follow up with the discussion on partnering/integrating.
Will also keep the community in the loop (CITL) on non-NDA related ongoings in the foundation meetings for increased transparency, essentially whatever can be discussed as far as progress and the future will be discussed after every meeting attended as well as written summaries for the community.
Will write 2 (1500+ word) articles per month expanding on my thesis for the project around much needed topics like Defi, capital efficiency, impermanent loss and mercenary liquidity. I will not only demonstrate an understanding of these topics but also outline well-known solutions to all the major problems currently faced in blockchain usability. This will help the community and the broader crypto population understand key innovations in the space. Either the DAO or a board of community members should approve the quality of these articles each month.
Will also complete a Defi deck in the first month regarding what a functional ecosystem would need to thrive and compete with top projects.
Remain active all day on Nervos Nation educating and answering questions
Achievements to date (Nervos):
Started the first community based channel for Nervos, which sprung into a pretty significant movement where there was great culture and synergy among members. I demonstrated consistent growth in size and message volume over the first few years. I produced memes, giveaways, and contests There was great friendly meme competitions and a healthy discourse about the future of the project
Helped organize and run the largest social media campaign we ever had, with zero cost, just motivated community members and a goal to spread Nervos wisdom around reddit. We were the top discussed coin on r/cryptocurrency for almost 3 weeks, and consequently, token volume doubled during that awareness campaign. It was one of the most successful campaigns we did, and we did it without any money.
Have written several articles as a core contributor since 2018, on social scalability and blockchain technology, common knowledge, and stores of value.
Developed high level relationships with other project teams such as Ampleforth, Ethereum, Ocean Protocol, District0x, Chainlink, Near and more. (My skill of establishing contacts can be leveraged for the basis of partnerships and integrations)
I’m trying to remain moderate with this aspect because I want to show things can be done under budget. What I need is compensation for time and work monthly. The total timeline proposed is 3months. I would propose a review after 2 months for the opportunity of renewal for the next 3 months.
Edit: it was suggested to lower the timeline to 3 months in order to let the community see results and success before considering a larger amount. This would put the Compensation at $15K. Let me know in the comments if you agree with this change
Events: 2-4 per month. The average entry is $300.
Edit: Event count was suggested to be lowered. let me know in the comments if you would agree with this.
Local 2-day event projection: $400 2 day event requiring Air : $1,000
Total (Updated): $25k or about 8,000,000 CKB at the time of writing
Edit: With the reduced timeline option and reduced travel, the total would be closer to $25k or about 8,000,000 CKB
Events to attend:
3XP Los Angeles- June 8-9
FX summit - June 10-11
ChainScience -June 15, Boston
Mining Disrupt July 25, Miami FL
ETHSeattle -July 7, Seattle
DESCI summit - August 10-11, NY
Defi Con- August 11, NY (1 travel expense for 2 events)
Eth Toronto -Aug 13-16, 2023, Toronto Canada
Science of Blockchain -August 28 , Stanford
Permissionless- September 11, Austin TX
Mainnet - September 20, New York
Coin Agenda Global - October 3-6, Santa Monica, CA
Metaverse Summit- October 11, LA
ETHMiami - October 27, Miami FL
Texas Blockchain Summit-November 15
Decentral Miami- November 28-29 2022
Crypto Agenda December 11, Puerto Rico
Quantum Miami- January 24, 2024