Dear Ergo community,
With the recent explosion of the community, new devs coming, enthusiasts joining the core team etc. I think it is time to reorganize internal structures further towards decentralization, productivity, scaling development and marketing.
Thus I would like to propose following things.
I am stopping accepting any payments or donations from Ergo Foundation or other entities for now. In case of need (to pay the bills) I will do a crowdfunding via ErgoFund. I will propose Ergo Foundation to pay to some new devs, marketing and bizdev volunteers instead.
As emission reduction is starting from July, 1st, affecting Treasury part first, ErgoFund (crowdfunding platform on Ergo) should be accelerated. Thankfully, we have few more devs around to join, so we can develop ErgoFund in parallel with ErgoDEX.
I propose to create a new community fund to bootstrap development of social tools, such as crowdfunding, interest-free loans, targeted financial aid, mutual credit systems etc. Like DarkFund0 (focused on privacy) it will be based on Zero-Knowledge Treasury. If you want to be in a committee of the fund, please let me know (in this thread). To participate, you need to run a node and also a ZKT client. I would be happy to donate some ERG to the fund!
My personal commitments are still the same: I am working full-time on Ergo protocol research and development, as well as ecosystem development till July, 1st, 2024 at least.