ESD Funding Request: On-chain Data Audit & North Star Metric Investigation - flour.works

Hello all - I am reaching out to notify that flourworks will not be moving forward with delivering upon this proposal. This decision from our team is coming from a combination of:

  • lower bandwidth than initially planned
  • higher complexity than initially planned
  • lower value to Aragon than initially assumed

From a bandwidth perspective, we have not been able to dedicate the time needed to deal with the complexity of the Aragon smart contract system. That is totally on us - we underestimated the difficulty of getting up to speed on the inner workings of Aragon’s smart contracts. We feel it would need quite a bit more dedicated support from internal team members for us to get to a place where we could properly outline and investigate all the on-chain data that Aragon contracts are generating.

Because of this general state of complexity and us being behind, it is apparent to us that this project is not likely to drive a lot of value to Aragon as originally proposed. We feel that a North Star Metric investigation would be best done by team members already ramped up to the smart contract system - there are just a lot of nuances to the data that are difficult to handle without built-up context.

Thank you to everyone that worked with us on this proposal and initial exploration in any way (especially @ramon @mroldann @lee0007 ).

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@jdcook thanks for the transparency and honesty here. Hope that we can have a better structure to work together in the near future.

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ESD General Meeting Monday 18 April UTC 1900: We would like to thank this team @jdcook et.al for your professional integrity. It would have been both difficult and time consuming for us to understand if the final deliverable was to the standard proposed.

As the project did not proceed the approved 6k funding will not be released. However, in recognition of the time taken to deliver your professional assessment, the ESD unanimously agree to reward 5% ($300 USDC) of approved 6k funding as per the Scout Program. Thank you for your help, we would welcome future opportunities to work with this team.

@fartunov @daniel-ospina
cc Finance @Ricktik6

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Thanks @jdcook, looking forward for collaborating in the future

Renee already shared the official decision, yet I wanted to re-iterate that your honest and professional conduct is much appreciated!

@jdcook and team
Could you please let me know how you would like to distribute the $300 reward, before the end of this week,?
Please share the wallet address(es) where you prefer to receive it.

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