Bankless Academy Gitcoin Grants, Research Workgroups and Epoch 0 NFTs | Gearing Up
BanklessDAO Weekly Project and Guild Updates Newsletter
Dear Bankless Nation, 🏴
We have some exciting guild updates and HYPE news to share this week. First off, Bankless Academy is accepting contributions for Gitcoin Grants Round 13 and has currently raised almost 5,000 USD in quadratic funding. The funding period remains open until March 24, so make sure to donate to fund these important public goods!
Next off, the Research Guild is kicking off a massive research workgroup pipeline, the Design Guild is spinning up their own newsletter for showcase artists, and DAO Heat is dropping their Epoch 0 NFT. There might also be some news about Fight Club, but we don’t talk about Fight Club.
If you’re new to BanklessDAO, guilds are the place to find your home and carve out your niche. There are a lot of opportunities for you to get involved, you just need to show up, raise your hand, and share your unique skills and talents. Let’s get going!
Contributors: BanklessDAO Writers Guild (Cheetah, siddhearta)
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🎓 Bankless Academy | Project Champion: DidierKrux.eth
Bankless Academy is a one-stop-shop that will take someone with absolutely zero knowledge of crypto and smart contracts, and turn them into a fully competent user. This is done through a skill tree, providing content in various media formats, interactive quests, quizzes and rewarding the student with POAPs or other goodies.
Bankless Academy is live on Gitcoin Grants!
Follow their Twitter for more updates.
Check out their website to learn more about crypto, NFTs and the metaverse.
✍️ Research Guild | Project Champion: ThinkDecade
The Research Guild operates as a support node for conducting, guiding, and funding research that aligns with BanklessDAO’s mission. They incubate research projects to provide amazing insights to the DAO.
They have been kickstarting many research projects in Season 3 with the following interest groups spinning up:
Consulting Research Onboarding & Training
Bounty Aggregation Research
Gaps in DAO Tooling
Web3 Social Media Research
If you’re interested in a specific interest group, join their Discord channel and introduce yourself!
Recently, they completed their stablecoin research and are now reaching out to the Writers Guild for help writing up the research report and organizing it into a journal.
Join their Discord channel to get plugged into research projects.
🎨 Design Guild | Guild Coordinators: NFThinker and JENetics
The Design Guild designs everything from article covers to POAPs to bDAO marketing materials. Their next-gen innovative designs support the public face of bDAO.
Congratulations to designer @kavishsethi#2327 for winning the DAO Heat design competition! See their winning entry here.
Design Guild has been busy planning the release of their up-and-coming newsletter, The Drawing Board. They intend on building an even stronger community of contributors, and the best way to do that is to keep engaging! They plan on sharing their designs, educational initiatives, and other relevant news. Stay tuned for more updates on this!
Their monthly compensation round went through this week, seeing nearly 200,000 BANK distributed to 30 contributors! If you're interested in earning equity in BanklessDAO, come along to Design Guild and see how you can get involved.
The BanklessDAO website is nearing completion, with UI/UX wizards @IsraelRex, @Fiyin and @Lawrence working their magic. Keep an eye out for the newly launched site very soon!
A huge shoutout and congratulations to @Anatech for earning the L2 nomination.
If you are in need of an innovative next-gen design, join their Discord channel and express your interest to hire them.
Join their Discord channel and get plugged in if you’re a designer.
🔐 InfoSec Team | Project Champion: BogDrakonov
The project offers information security to BanklessDAO and aims to provide security training and advice to its members. They also create educational programs to raise awareness on information security topics in both Web2 and Web3.
They are in the testing phase of a discord moderation bot to deal with the spam issues that have plagued the DAO.
They will continue their security tidbits in the Weekly Rollup newsletter to relay easy to follow operational security (OPSec) tips and guides.
They are also working on an InfoSec website as a knowledge base and intend to commercialize their services as a consulting offering that BanklessDAO can project in the future.
If you have issues or need help with anything related to your crypto security, reach out to members who have a light green InfoSec tag on Discord.
🌍 Translators Guild | Guild Coordinator: Gpe
The Translators Guild spreads the Bankless mission across the world by translating our media into dozens of languages, then publishing them through the International Media Nodes.
The newly started Translator Guild Project, DAOlators, landed their first translation job with Snapshot Labs.
The first Language Round Table session for the German language will take place in the #watercooler at 18:00 UTC on March 15, 2022. Native speakers will include paul.eth, Lany, and Tschentsch. Join them to practice and level up your language skills while getting to know your fellow contributors!
If you are a DAOplomat or someone who needs any documentation translated, head to their Discord channel and let them know.
🔥 DAO Heat | Epoch 0 NFT
After three months of hard work and two contests, DAO Heat has minted their Epoch 0 NFT to make you a part of the DAO Heat Club. Fifty historic NFTs are minted and are available on OpenSea right NOW on the Polygon chain. Go and claim yours now!
They landed four new clients this week and paid over 30,000 USD in crypto to 16 project team members on three different projects!
10 new Associates were identified for the new Associate Program.
They have identified Social Media, Bookkeeping, client proposals and NFTs as required skills in new contributors. If you have experience in these areas, reach out to them and contribute.
📉 DAO DASH Project | Recent Additions
The DAO DASH project was incubated by the Analytics Guild to establish patterns from on-chain and off-chain data sources and display them in a palatable manner. They are looking to create data on bDAO Coordinape rounds.
They have made some recent additions to this arsenal:
Fight Club NFT Mint
The Fight Club NFT for BanklessDAO members will happen at the end of next week. bDAO members must be level 1 or hold 35k in BANK (including LP BANK). They will be releasing a flyer with all the mint details and benefits of the Fight Club NFT. The NFT will also come with a t-shirt and includes worldwide shipping.
🎓 APPLY | Tokenomics Coordinator in the Treasury Guild
A new position is being nurtured for Season 4 within the Treasury Guild: the Tokenomics Coordinator. The Tokenomics Coordinator is responsible for supervising, organizing, and coordinating activities related to tokenomics like moderating weekly meetings or being the first point of contact for this topic. You can see full description of the role here.
Use this Form to apply!
🎧 Listen to Podcasts
🧠 Crypto Sapiens
One of our very own, Humpty Calderon hosts a weekly podcast featuring the voices of Web3. The latest episode features Jesse Johnson of Aavegotchi, discussing financial accessibility through gaming. This chat was recorded during ETHDenver 2022 at a café outside the Art Hotel. Brace for the Alpha!
💰 Making Bank
Making Bank is a show for bDAO by bDAO, where each week we highlight a project and a personality from inside the DAO. They showcase the work that we do and the people who do it. Recently, they released the first episode of Making Bank. Listen to their new episodes that air every Monday on Spotify.
If you want to assist as a host or a guest, please fill out this form. Hosts and guests get POAPs!
Call to Action
🎧 Listen to the latest Crypto Sapiens and Making Bank podcasts.
🖐 Join the Translator Guild’s language round table.
🔥 Claim your DAO Heat Epoch 0 NFT now!
🙏 Interested in being a sponsor for this newsletter? Join the BanklessDAO Discord server and introduce yourself in #DAO-general.