EthSignals Manifesto

Purpose

Background

The project was inspired by the Phil Lucsok and Griff Green presentation at EthMagicians in Berlin on July 2018. The working group was formed shortly afterwards. The project was funded on Giveth by Griff Green, then with the Aragon Nest grant and later on GitCoin and WeTrust. Collectively over $43k was attracted for the development and community work. Currently the funds are managed through Aragon DAO. Info on the team:
    Max Semenchuk. Entrepreneur, Product Manager, UX Designer. Partner at DGOV Foundation, 4IRE labs, #Decentralization, #Holacracy, #Lean, #DAO. (Twitter)
    Bohdan Malkevych. Full Stack Web (python, vue.js, nuxt), Blockchain (ethereum, solidity) & iOS Engineer. (Linkedin)
    Anett Rolikova. Has experience in marketing, community building, research. In recent months she has organized numerous Ethereum meetups, helped with organising eventsand has had a positive impact on the community. (Twitter)
The working group is advised by Hudson Jameson (Ethereum Foundation), Griff Green (Giveth) and Anna Rose (Zero Knowledge). The roles, strategy, reports and meeting notes can be found in the ethsignals wiki.

Stakeholders and needs

    1.
    Foundations (EF, Magicians)
      Quickly aggregate consensus around governance topics
    2.
    Developers (Core, Clients, Consensys, Parity, Status, Gnosis, Giveth, Aragon, Metamask, MyCrypto, Infura, Exchanges)
      More efficient (scalable, functional, etc) protocol
    3.
    Miners
      Increase returns on investments
    4.
    Coin holders
      Price growth
    5.
    Users
      Cheap transactions
      High level of Security
    6.
    Team
      Compensation
      Recognition
Journey + Open Challenges
https://medium.com/coinmonks/ethereum-governance-survey-results-c67c11695f2a

Strategy

Identify specific stakeholder group stances

Based on the feedback from Jamie and Vitalik.
Can join metacartel to gather the app dev stances

Increase the volume of signaling

    Creating more awareness about most important EIPs, importance of signaling and Tennagraph as the tools
      Doing promotional campaigns in Twitter on specific EIPs (e.g. EIP-1559)
      Manual verification and attaching influencers stances to Tenna
      Engaging the EIP writers in signaling promotion
      Create the guide "How to participate in the Ethereum governance"
      Including overview/links in relevant media (coindesk, eth website, eth github and satellite resources)
      Arrange talks on the conferences (e.g. web3, ethBerlin, magicians) & podcasts (e.g. Zero Knowledge)
      Allow setting signal collection bounties from EF and other parties
      Attract advisors into popularization (tweets why they advise us etc)
      Create an agreement with major dapps dev on signaling
      Making public report on the work
    Add a plugin for Chrome to inject voting mechanics in EIP github interface
    Make cleaner website with more info
      Add the mission statement (example)
      Add roadmap - with potentially numbers that we want to reach out - get
      Add “about”
      Add FAQs
      Short description of EIP - but you can click on it and see it full afterwards
      Add socials - twitter & telegram
    Make educational media format (like video) with the EIP overview

Simplify the signal collection

    List the open topics for signaling – Hudson?
    Separate the influencers & majority opinion
      Local / Manual signal collection on conferences
      Connect more identity data

Increase the Team Capacity

    Raise $5k / mo. budget for next 6 months – Fundraiser
      Create Moloch request (Ameen, Griff, Jamie P, Yalda, Kevin, Hudson, Cassandra, Eric Conner EIP-1559 - need 4 votes)
      Promote Gitcoin
      ECF & EF
      Aragon
    Conduct regular reporting (progress, financial)
    Open up a working group around the topic
    Setup advisor agreements+process
      Hudson
      EthMagicians (Jamie, Boris?)
      Gitcoin
      Aragon
      Griff
      Anna

Policies

    Governance: We use holacracy framework
    Coordination: Be-weekly calls
    Finance: **Cashflow is open

Roles

Purpose
Role
Assigned to
Holding the org purpose, people and resource allocation
Lead link
Max
Communicate more awareness and recognition
Communications
Anett
Fundraising
Max
Developing the product
Engineer
Bohdan
Meeting outcomes are captured and clear
Recognize when coordination is needed
Secretary
Max
Ensuring meetings have a clear process and it's and easy to participate
Facilitator
Max
Product is nice and usable
Design
Max
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