Politeia Digest

Issue 31 - Apr 16 - May 22 2020

Treasury balance: 627,750 DCR (approx +13,000 DCR/month) - $8.9 million (+$183K/month) based on $14.10 DCR price New proposals DCR On-Chain Research: Phase 2 Published May 13 by permabullnino | 21 comments The second research proposal from @permabullnino (first proposal) requests $16,000 to cover 8-10 months of work, continuing the themes from the first phase but with more varied outputs. Long-form posts will be reduced in response to feedback from phase 1, with more medium-length posts and a monthly newsletter that provides updates produced with already established tools.

Issue 30 - Mar 23 - Apr 15 2020

Treasury balance: 645,409 (approx +13,326 DCR/month) - $7.7 million (+$158k/month) based on $11.86 DCR price Proposals open for voting DCR Comic: a visual guide to Decred - Season 2 Published Mar 23 by pablito | edited Apr 6 | voting started Apr 9 | 21 comments Latest voting figures: 2,828 Yes votes, 2,282 No votes (55% Yes) - voter participation of 12% This proposal requests $16,200 for another 12 comics, the scope would be broader and some comics would be about broader topics like what the point of cryptocurrency is.

Issue 29 - Mar 2 - Mar 22 2020

Treasury balance: 634,943 DCR (approx +13,369 DCR/month) - $7.2 million (+$15k/month) based on $11.32 DCR price New proposals Decred Brazil Marketing and Events Proposal Published Mar 6 by emiliomann | edited Mar 20 | 23 comments Voting figures as of writing: 2,160 Yes votes, 2,519 No votes (46.2% Yes) - voter participation of 11.6%, support from 5% of tickets. This proposal requests a budget of $108,000 for marketing and events in Brazil, to cover until the end of 2020.

Issue 28 - Feb 12 - Mar 1 2020

Treasury balance: 643,032 DCR (approx +13,637 DCR/month) - $11.4 million (+$240k/month) based on $17.67 DCR price Proposals open for voting Decred Europe Marketing and Events Proposal Published Feb 9 by Haon, edited Feb 18 | 32 comments (+30) Latest voting figures: 3,042 Yes votes, 5,261 No votes (36.6% Yes) - voter participation of 20.1%, support from 7% of tickets. The proposal was edited on Feb 18 to reduce the requested budget to $49,000 (from $75,000) and remove Web Summit from the proposal, with a plan to submit a separate proposal for that specific event.

Issue 27 - Jan 18 - Feb 11 2020

Treasury balance: 644,833 DCR (approx +13,637 DCR/month) - $14 million (+$297k/month) based on $21.76 DCR price New proposals Video Content Production for Decred Published Jan 31 by exitus, voting started on Feb 6 |34 comments Latest voting figures: 3,432 Yes votes, 403 No votes (89.5% Yes) - voter participation of 9.4%, support from 8% of tickets. This proposal requests a maximum budget of $2,400/month (billed at $30/hr) for video content production.

Issue 26 - Nov 20 2019 - Jan 17 2020

Treasury balance: 635,697 DCR (approx +13,774 DCR/month) - $13 million (+$282k/month) based on $20.50 DCR price New proposals Ditto Communications Proposal for Decred: Phase 3 Published Jan 7 by liz_bagot, last updated Jan 10 | 79 comments Latest voting figures: 1,603 Yes votes, 3,665 No votes (30.4% Yes) - voter participation of 13%, support from 4% of tickets. Ditto’s third proposal requested a reduced monthly amount ($17,500, 30% down from their current rate of $25,000) to continue providing the same kind of services as before.

Issue 25 - Oct 23 - Nov 19 2019

Treasury balance: 634,178 (approx +14,191 DCR/month) - $13 million (+$291k/month) based on $20.50 DCR price New proposals Decred Latam Marketing and Events Proposal Published Nov 7 by elian | 21 comments (+21) This proposal requests a budget of $72,000 for 6 months of marketing and outreach activities in Latin America. This budget would cover marketing, creation of Spanish content, Spanish community outreach and operations in events across Latin America - although the scope excludes Brazil, where there is already a well established Decred community.

Issue 24 - Oct 10 - Oct 22 2019

Treasury balance: 638,737 (approx +14,333 DCR/month) - $8.8 million (+$201k/month) based on $14.00 DCR price New proposals Decred - An economic phenomenon [Research and Education proposal] Published Oct 17 by ammarooni | 20 comments (+20) This proposal requests $8,000 for 3 months of economic deep dive to explore the social and economic potential of Decred as a story in human governance and monetary economics. A series of publications (3 to 5 writings, supported with social media presence) is planned over the next 3 months.

Issue 23 - Sep 13 - Oct 9 2019

Treasury balance: 644,122 (approx +14,476 DCR/month) - $11 million (+$248k/month) based on $17.12 DCR price New proposals DCR Comic: a visual guide to Decred Published Oct 7 by pablito | 12 comments (+12) This proposal requests $10,800 for the production of 9 comics about Decred, $3,600 for 3 comics which have already been produced and $7,200 for a further 6. This puts the cost of each comic at $1,200. The proposal gives a breakdown of the roughly 40 hours that go into producing each comic.

Issue 22 - Sep 1 - Sep 12 2019

Treasury balance: 639,998 (approx +14,621 DCR/month) - $15 million (+$342k/month) based on $23.40 DCR price New proposals Research & Publication of On-Chain DCRUSD & DCRBTC Indicators Published Sep 6 by permabullnino | last updated Sep 7 | 21 comments (+21) This proposal requests $16,500 for further research and publications on @permabullnino’s Hyperactive HODLer’s Price (HHP) metric. The proposal originally requested $24,000 and specified a breakdown where $3,000 would be related to previously published work and the remainder would be for new publications.

Issue 21 - Aug 13 - Aug 31 2019

Treasury balance: 634,217 DCR (approx +14,621 DCR/month) - $14.6 million (+$336k/month) based on $23 DCR price New proposals Tantra Labs - Market Making Proposal Published Aug 28 by tantralabs | last updated Aug 28 | 33 comments (+33) This proposal from Tantra Labs offers to provide market making services for DCR pairs without charging for that service (Tantra would still bill for reimbursement of trading fees and the cost of borrowing inventory).

Issue 20 - Aug 1 - Aug 12 2019

Treasury balance: 633,010 DCR (approx +14,836 DCR/month) - $17.3 million (+$405k/month) based on $27.35 DCR price New proposals Decentralized Exchange Development Published Aug 7 by chappjc, updated Aug 11 - 11 comments (+11) This proposal requests a budget of $230,000 (largely labor costs) for developing the Decred Distributed Exchange (DEX). The work would be led by @chappjc and @buck545321 along with Company 0, and it would be run as an open source project where any approved contractor can bill the Treasury for their work on it.

Issue 19 - Jun 30 - Jul 31 2019

Treasury balance: 627,194 DCR (approx +14,984 DCR/month) - $16.7 million (+$400k/month) based on $26.70 DCR price New proposals Decred Fundamental Metrics Research Proposal - Phase 1 Published Jul 18 by _checkmate_ last updated Jul 19 - voting started on Jul 30 - 18 comments (+18) Latest voting figures: 1,810 Yes votes, 196 No votes (90.2% Yes) - voter participation of 4.9%, support from 4% of tickets. This proposal requests $12,000 for 3 months of research and social media campaign presence, plus an additional $2,000 for work already completed on a Monetary Premiums article.

Issue 18 - Jun 10 - Jun 29 2019

Treasury balance: 621,408 DCR (approx +15,134 DCR/month) - $21.3 million (+$518k/month) based on $34.20 DCR price New proposals Decred Bug Bounty Proposal: Phase 2 Published Jun 15 by degeri, voting started on Jun 24 (closes July 1) - 15 comments (+15) Latest voting figures: 5,116 Yes votes, 590 No votes (89.7% Yes) - voter participation of 14%, support from 12% of tickets. This proposal requests continued funding of the Decred Bug Bounty program, which is due to end on June 30th.

Issue 17 - May 28 - Jun 9 2019

Treasury balance: 617,104 DCR (approx +15,286 DCR/month) - $16.5 million (+$408k/month) based on $26.70 DCR price New proposals Ditto Communications Proposal for Decred: Phase 2 Published May 29 by lizbagot - 33 comments (+33). Voting started on Jun 3 (closes Jun 10). Latest voting figures: 9,103 Yes votes, 2,814 No votes (76.4% Yes) - voter participation of 28.8%, support from 22% of tickets. This proposal seeks to continue retaining Ditto’s services for $25k/month in DCR.

Issue 16 - May 12 - May 27 2019

Treasury balance: 611,803 DCR (approx +15,439 DCR/month) - $17.9 million (+$451k/month) based on $29.20 DCR price New proposals Incentivizing BD Evangelists within the Decred Ecosystem Published May 27 by betterfuture - 0 comments This proposal seeks to establish a Decred Evangelist pilot program for 12 months, through which Evangelists are recruited and incentivized to find co-development partners and set up “BD (Business Development) deals”. These deals would involve co-development on a Decred use case, with funding from the partner matched by Treasury funding, and possibly ongoing royalties or license fees paid by the partner to the Treasury.

Issue 15 - Apr 17 - May 11 2019

Treasury balance: 610,803 DCR (approx +15,593 DCR/month) - $17.5 million (+$448k/month) based on $28.70 DCR price New proposals A Journey to the Future of Work- Telling the DCR story through Politeia Published May 6 by jer979 - 11 comments (+11) This proposal requests 100 DCR to write an article about Politeia and have it featured in a Tier 1 media outlet. The article would describe the process of submitting a Politeia proposal from the perspective of the proposal submitter.

Issue 14 - Apr 1 - Apr 16 2019

Treasury balance: 612,256 DCR (approx +15,749 DCR/month) - $15 million (+$386k/month) based on $24.50 DCR price New proposals Decentralize Treasury Spending Published Apr 2 by moo31337 - 29 comments (+29) This proposal describes a way to decentralize control of Treasury spending by subjecting each month’s outgoings to a stakeholder approval vote. Each month, Politeia’s operators would process invoices from contractors to prepare a draft Treasury transaction for that month. Stakeholders would then vote on chain to approve or reject this transaction.

Issue 13 Mar 15 - Mar 31 2019

Treasury balance: 604,035 DCR (approx +15,749 DCR/month) - $12.2 million (+$318k/month) based on $20.20 DCR price New proposal Bring decred to Africa(Ghana) Adoption program for merchants and businesses Published Mar 20 by georgegro, last updated Mar 26 - 29 comments (+29) This proposal seeks $41,054 to fund 3 months of outreach for a merchant adoption program in Ghana. The activities specified in the proposal include representing Decred at events (with a focus on Universities), creating and maintaining Decred Ghana social media accounts, running merchant adoption workshops and incentivizing participation with a program of tips and referral bonuses for merchants, and a photo contest.

Issue 12 Mar 1 - Mar 14 2019

Treasury balance: 608,755 DCR (approx +15,907 DCR/month) - $11.8 million (+$308k/month) based on $19.40 DCR price New proposals Trust Wallet - Integration with Decred Published Mar 5 by oregonisaac - 10 comments (+10). This proposal seeks funding to integrate DCR in Trust Wallet, a mobile wallet that allows users to store multiple cryptocurrencies. The proposal is submitted in draft form to solicit feedback which can be used to refine it before going to a vote.

Issue 11 - Feb 19 - Feb 28 2019

Treasury balance: 601,331 DCR (approx +16,065 DCR/month) - $10 million (+$268k/month) based on $16.70 DCR price Proposals open for voting New proposal: Website for the Decred community - published Feb 22 by karamble, last updated Feb 24 - voting started on Feb 25 - 58 comments (+58) Latest voting figures: 2,265 Yes votes, 2,734 No votes (45.3% Yes) - voter participation of 12.2%, support from 6% of tickets. This proposal seeks funding to further develop a prototype of a community hub website.

Issue 10 - Jan 1-Feb 18 2019

Treasury balance: 613,366 DCR (approx +16,226 DCR/month) - $10.9 million (+$288,823k/month) based on $17.80 DCR price New proposals RFP: Decred Decentralized Exchange Infrastructure - submitted Feb 3 by jy-p, published Feb 4 - 47 comments This proposal seeks to establish stakeholder support for building decentralized exchange infrastructure - “a new type of cryptocurrency-only decentralized exchange based on open source software that will allow cross-chain trading to occur directly between users, with minimal fees and a simple client-server architecture.

Issue 9 - Dec 12 -Dec 31 2018

Treasury balance: 597,063 DCR (approx +16,552 DCR/month) - $10.2 million (+$281k/month) based on $17 DCR price I decided to give Politeia Digest a rest over the holiday season as there was not much happening on the proposals site. For now it will be switching to a “weekly or whenever something interesting happens” model. This is a special year end edition which presents some stats and graphs about Politeia activity for (the last two months of) 2018.

Issue 8 - Dec 5 - Dec 11 2018

Proposals under discussion Decred Open Source Research proposal 2 - research projects - submitted Nov 21 by richard-red, appeared Nov 26th, edited Dec 11th - 40 comments (+15) There were 3 new top-level comments this week, Decred git/contributor analysis, Novel ways to increase network effect, and adversarial research. @richard-red updated the proposal on Dec 11 to list 3 initial projects being worked on (Pi Research, Decred git/contributor Analysis, Decred Media Performance), and noted that there are several further strong and well-supported ideas which could start work if they were better operationalized.

Issue 8 - 7 - Nov 28 -Dec 4 2018

New Proposals Decred Radio Advertising, 190+ FM and AM Stations, + Intl. Satellite - submitted Nov 26 by ftl_ian, approved Nov 28, voting opened Dec 4 - 25 comments This is a proposal by Ian Freeman, one of the hosts of Free Talk Live, for Decred to sponsor the show. The proposer asks for $22,750 for 13 weeks of sponsorship, for which Decred would get a live promotion, 30 second radio ad each day and some banners.

Issue 6 - Nov 21 - Nov 27 2018

New Proposal Decred Open Source Research proposal 2 - research projects - submitted Nov 21 by richard-red, approved Nov 26th - 7 comments This proposal is being used to host discussion on research projects and ideas for the program, and the body of the proposal will be used to list the projects that are open for contributions. All Politeia users are welcome to ask questions about proposed research projects and share their own question/project ideas.

Issue 5 - Nov 14 - Nov 20 2018

Proposal open for voting Premium Listing for Decred on Easyrabbit - submitted Oct 30th by easyrabbit, voting started Nov 16th - 14 comments (+3) New comments observe that the proposal owner has yet to reply to any comments on the proposal, but did authorize the start of voting. Recap: Easyrabbit has already listed DCR and is offering a “premium listing” for 30 DCR - with promotions like no/low trading fees and feature placement on the site and in social media.

Issue 4 - Nov 7 - Nov 13 2018

Proposal open for voting Decred Contractor Clearance Process - updated Nov 13th by jy-p, voting started Nov 14th - 40 comments (+2) This proposal was updated to a second version and the start of voting was authorized late on Nov 13th, @jy-p commented: “I have updated this proposal with input from commenters, added bonuses for milestones, and added a list of initial contractors that can reasonably drive this work to completion.

Issue 3 - Oct 31 - Nov 6 2018

New Proposals Premium Listing for Decred on Easyrabbit - submitted Oct 30th by easyrabbit - 11 comments Easyrabbit has already listed DCR and is offering a “premium listing” for 30 DCR - with promotions like no/low trading fees and feature placement on the site and in social media. Comments point out that Decred has never paid for an exchange listing and generally express skepticism about this offer. Sweepstakes - submitted Nov 5th by geraldoneto - 8 comments

Issue 2 - Oct 23 - Oct 30 2018

There were no new proposals submitted this week. Over the past week, four proposals were authorized to start voting by their authors. The admins waited until an upgrade had been deployed, then opened voting for all of these proposals simultaneously on Oct 29th. jy-p confirmed that there is a quorum requirement of 20% tickets voting Yes/No in order for Politeia votes to be valid. For a proposal to pass it must achieve 60% Yes votes.