There are two parts to the operating expenditures 2023 proposal:
- 2023 Full Time & Part Time Contributor Guidelines
- 2023 Expenditures Brand, Marketing, and Operations Budget
- Approving the full time and part time budget guidelines for 2023
- Transferring full time & part time contributor compensation & equity rewards from the treasury to the multisig
The 2022 guidelines proposed and approved can be found here:
The 2022 2nd Half amended guidelines proposed and approved can be found here: https://forum.cryptex.finance/t/2nd-half-2022-full-time-part-time-bounty-contributors/326
The full-time team currently consists of:
Preston, Cris, Jorge, Voith
Brand & Biz
Joe, Tom, Aspen, Cullen + James
We do not intend to hire more full-time contributors in 2023 due to market conditions.
Base Salary: $50,000 - $175,000 USDC per year (Paid in ETH or USDC)
Equity: 5,000 - 50,000 CTX (Vests over 2 years, 6 month cliff, then bi-annually for 1.5 years)
*Preston will forgo base salary but will receive equity rewards
Rewards for contributors that began vesting in 2022 and are eligible for them to claim need to be transferred from Treasury: 32,500 CTX in total. You can view the vesting schedule and amounts here: Full Time Equity - Google Sheets
- Cris: 12,500 CTX
- Jorge: 5,000 CTX
- Voith: 4,500 CTX
- Cullen: 3,750 CTX
- James: 3,750 CTX
- Aspen: 3,000 CTX
For part time contributors, we will continue with the bounty and grants model through DeWork. The tasks will come directly from the full-time team. This will help contributors have clarity on exactly what they will earn for their efforts, and the DAO will receive exactly what they need in terms of contributions.
The main goal is to get more devs involved with the DAO, specifically for code enhancements and new features. The bounties/grants will be reviewed by the full-time team, and CTX rewards will be distributed when tasks are completed.
Up to 10,000 USDC per month + Maximum 25,000 CTX (Coming from the original Liquidity Rewards allocation in the multisig)
Funding for full time and part time contributors will come directly from revenues generated by the protocol or by CTX tokens. If needed, we will transfer enough CTX, on a quarterly basis if revenues are unable to cover expenses fully. For Q1 2023, we will transfer 155,000 CTX to cover full time and part time contributor compensation. An overview of monthly expense and revenue data can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CDQ69t7MUB8HHBEKgzQACzSZ-Naisx9GyCFAC9IodQI/edit#gid=665648484
- Approving the Budget Amount & Allocation for Brand, Marketing and Operations
- Transfer funds from the treasury to the multisig
For the 2nd half of 2022 (July 1st, 2022 - December 31st, 2022) we allocated capital for brand and marketing initiatives. You can find the proposal here https://forum.cryptex.finance/t/2nd-half-2022-expenditures-brand-marketing-and-operations-budget/331 and you can review how this capital was allocated here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ooM8nbG6ftv0hxScfdJRmUmsVahYdyaiBk6R8vp47x4/edit#gid=260299728
For 2023, we intend to keep this budget similar to the allocation for 2nd Half of 2022 due to the current market environment.
We’ve executed a number of educational moments + events during the 2nd half of 2022 that helped increase the awareness of Cryptex DAO and positioned the brand as a thought leader in the space. You can review each line item here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ooM8nbG6ftv0hxScfdJRmUmsVahYdyaiBk6R8vp47x4/edit#gid=1907815804 We will continue to allocate capital similarly for 2023.
- Thought Leadership (Through platforms like The Block, Blockworks, The Defiant, Nasdaq, Wolf & Ramp, Rug Radio and others)
- Display (Like Nomics, Brave Browser, CoinGecko and others)
- Other Education (Any new opportunities that may arise throughout Q1&Q2)
Events are an incredible opportunity for our team and community members to speak and help educate audiences that are eager to learn. We want Cryptex DAO to be positioned as leaders within the crypto community.
We are interested in events like:
- ETH Denver
- NFT LA
- NFT NYC
- Blockchain Expo
- ETH LATAM
- ETH Global Hackathons
Maximum budget for education & events: 120,000 USDC for 2023
Maximum budget for monthly subscriptions: 12,000 USDC for 2023
We’d like to budget a maximum of 30,000 USDC for 2023 for one-off opportunities or expenses that might arise.
For the 2nd half of 2022 (July 1st, 2022 - December 31st, 2022) we allocated capital for operations initiatives. You can find the proposal here https://forum.cryptex.finance/t/2nd-half-2022-expenditures-brand-marketing-and-operations-budget/331 and you can review how this capital was allocated here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GSfdDj0idLPEkBkT3h7l0g5Lwm0qVzVkIBiaAOVYyig/edit#gid=1999260072
For 2023, we intend to continue to protect the DAO, our community, and the contributors that work relentlessly every day to build and position Cryptex DAO.
General Counsel will handle all aspects of legal/business operations not related to the core teams day to day development business.
Areas include advising our General Counsel on blockchain law, performing legal analysis, and written legal opinions on CTX, TCAP, and future Cryptex DAO decentralized solutions, alongside representing the DAO on an as-needed basis.
Onboarding Certified Public Accountants with expertise specifically relevant to blockchain to handle all tax matters related to the DAO and its core team.
AWS fees, transaction fees and any other operating expenses related to dev.
Health coverage for full time contributors.
Funding will come directly from revenues generated by the protocol or by CTX tokens. If needed, we will transfer enough CTX, on a quarterly basis, if revenues are unable to cover expenses fully. For Q1 2023, we will transfer 25,000 CTX to cover brand, marketing and operations expenditures.
- Transfer a total of 212,500 CTX
- Transfer 32,500 CTX for full time contributor equity rewards for 2nd Half 2022
- Transfer 155,000 CTX to cover full time and part time contributor compensation for Q1 2023
- Transfer 25,000 CTX to cover brand, marketing and operations expenditures for Q1 2023
- During Q1 2023, Cryptex DAO will utilize Wintermute to programmatically sell a maximum of 180,000 CTX to fund operating expenditures
- For Q2, Q3, and Q4 2023, funding will come directly from revenues generated by the protocol or from CTX tokens
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