Proposal: C.R.E.A.M. Community Mining

Summary

Myself and Max propose that the C.R.E.A.M. Treasury fund Community Mining, a program that distributes monthly rewards in order to incentivize community contributions to the protocol.

The C.R.E.A.M. team had previously experimented with the Creamery, a Trello board where they posted tasks that needed completing that the community could contribute to. However, this was never a big focus. We can leverage this same board - and make it public - and thereby make it easy for community members can view open tasks and start contributing to them.

We believe that this will be a major step in making it easier for the community to actively contribute to C.R.E.A.M. and towards decentralizing the protocol.

For
Pull an initial grant of 200 CREAM ($30,000) from the treasury

Against
Do nothing

Motivation

We know that the projects live and die by their communities and we’ve been really impressed by the work that the C.R.E.A.M. community has contributed thus far this year including

However, we realize that it can be challenging to contribute to C.R.E.A.M. A couple of the biggest challenges:

  • It’s not obvious what the highest priority work is
  • Compensation is not listed upfront
  • It’s not clear where to submit work or who to ask for feedback

Background

We’ve seen similar community engagements programs be successful. For example, Regan worked on one for xToken. The Index Coop and Covalent have also seen success with similar programs.

Specification

Each month the C.R.E.A.M. team will post a list of things they need help with. These range from building bots to Dune Analytics dashboards to Memes. Every task will be represent by a Trello card that will have relevant details including:

  • The scope of work
  • Proposed reward
  • Who to talk to for more details

We’ve started filling in some areas that we know the project needs help with, but we hope that overtime most of these will be posted by the community

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thank you - love the initiative here to drive more community activity and involvement. Definitely supportive of this.