Financial Proposal: Gitcoin GR14 Advocacy
Gitcoin is requesting funding from Aragon Network DAO of 50,000 USDC towards the Gitcoin Grants Round kicking off on June 8th, specifically for the advocacy efforts that Gitcoin is pushing forward.
- Total of approximately 9 grantees currently. They include Blockchain Association, Coin Center, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future and Internet Archive, European Union Crypto Initiative (EUCI), Canadian Web3 Council, DeFi Education Fund, and Proof of Stake Alliance.
- Some of the confirmed funding groups include AAVE Grants, Alliance DAO, and Anoma with others committed.
Gitcoin is a community of internet citizens with a shared mission to build and fund public digital goods. We do this through Gitcoin Grants, leveraging quadratic funding. Gitcoin empowers communities of builders to connect and work together to create the future of the open web.
So far, we’ve funded $52 million of open source software. In Defi, 1inch, Uniswap, Zapper, and more went from successful early Gitcoin Grantees to billion dollar projects who are now funders as well. The introduction of infrastructure projects like DAppNode, etherjs, Turbo-Geth, and WalletConnect to raise sustainable amounts of funding for the first time.
Our next grants round, GR14, kicks off on June 8th, 2022.
Why fund this?
We believe the right regulation is critical to ensure crypto and web3 benefits as many people as possible. Grantees are organizations that allocate a significant portion of their resources to advocating for a regulatory environment that promotes and supports web3 and/or produces research on web3’s potential for food. Enabling the community to allocate funding for their preferred groups helps get them engaged in crypto advocacy, where their ongoing support will be crucial to success.
With the recent collapse of UST and subsequent calls to action for regulation on things like stablecoins from Janet Yellen, we believe now more than ever that it’s important to ramp up our collective efforts in ensuring that web3 is able to flourish without unfair laws from regulators who don’t understand the technology.
Too many times in the past, technology companies have waited too long and then been massively hurt by regulations. It is the time to come together to fight what is coming. By working together with policymakers, we can shape the best possible regulations to both build trust and spur innovation.
Also, in terms of DAO-to-DAO relations, finding ways to collaborate that help to further foster the ecosystem that we collectively want moving forward is an excellent approach. Aragon has already taken steps in doing this with the direction they took by collaborating with Snapshot in the past, so working with Gitcoin would only further cement the narrative of that ethos of DAO-to-DAO partnerships.
Finally, there will be a variety of marketing opportunities available through supporting GR14 that Aragon could take advantage of.
These could include:
- Email marketing
- Twitter Spaces with Gitcoin people and grantees
- Results on blog posts
- Daily metric tweets
- Support on Twitter with engagements and replies
- Potential press opportunities
- Promo for live event
- End of round top 10s
- Survey for founders
- Post round debriefs with grantees and ecosystem partners
Gitcoin’s GR14 round is kicking off on June 8th - June 23rd but we are looking to finalize grants submitted by May 25th.
Gitcoin requests the release of proposed funding to fund GR14
Address for funds: 0xde21F729137C5Af1b01d73aF1dC21eFfa2B8a0d6