Hello StakeWise Community,
Some of you may recognize me from discord, many may not. I’ve been a lurker in the StakeWise community, primarily discord, since around May of 2021. In that time, I’ve enjoyed learning and experiencing all this great community has to offer. With that being said, it brings me to the purpose of this post: the SWAT Initiative.
Let me first start with a little background of myself. I’m a recent College graduate (April 2021), and I’ve spent a large portion of my time since completing my diploma researching and learning the innerworkings of DeFi. This was through various hackathons, work as a contractor, and general interest in my free time. During one of my hackathons, my team explored the idea of DAO tooling to reward contributions and participation (@brianchilders and @kiriyha may remember my questions in discord). Safe to say that like most hackathon projects, we didn’t make it far past the scope of our hack, however, not all was lost. Shortly after, StakeWise CC #2 happened and the idea for the SWAT was presented.
In leu of the recent post by @kiriyha, The StakeWise Acceleration Taskforce (S.W.A.T) Initiative, I’d like to start a public discussion where we can contribute ideas, ask questions, and help build the structure of SWAT and the corresponding Bureau. Please feel free to post any thoughts of your own or ask questions if you have any
I’ll start things off with some of my own thoughts that have come to mind over the past week:
Do we want The Bureau and SWAT teams to be mutually exclusive? There could be a conflict of interest if a member is participating in both, but diversity on either side would help mitigate the risk of gaming the system.
Much like the SWAT members, The Bureau will be inadvertently contributing to SWISE through their responsibilities. Should we consider an allocation of SWISE to members of The Bureau to ensure their important role is met with compensation?
What kind of approval criteria should we consider for SWAT members? This can be baseline all the way to advanced.
Should we implement a requirement for SWAT member activity? For example, if a SWAT member hasn’t completed a task in x time periods should we remove them from the taskforce?
Will we set up a time period for task lists or will it be like a live bounty board that SWAT members pick items off with their predefined pay? This of course depends on if the SWAT initiative is extended beyond the original four weeks.
That’s all for now. If you made it this far, thank you for reading. I hope to hear some great ideas in the comments below, and as always, stake wise my friends