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hanniabu
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Superblock 777600 Final Proposals

on Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:30 am
Below are the proposals for Superblock 777600. This is the first time proposals are being submitted to the forum individually as replies to this post so please take your time to look over each proposal.

The voting for these proposals will end on block 774720, but your node must remain active until block 777600 for your vote to count.

For instructions on how to vote, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d0AS4lFVB7rkigE5hlVE58wWHO7gQCrNCmatUDRZwRg/preview

If submitting proposals:
1) Submit a pre-proposal to the Superblock 777600 Pre-Proposal thread.
2) Update proposal with feedback if necessary.
3) Post your final proposal in this thread.
4) Submit the proposal to the network
More detailed instructions here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Arcd8GRTNLF5PxNST3cT_cyWW6BoxeRa6qseYYm9Gp4/preview

Information to include in the proposal (if applicable):
- Proposal title, as shown on the proposal submitted to the network(18 character limit)
- A description of what is being proposed
- Rationale and further explanation of proposal & background info
- Technical explanation/agenda of feature/proposal
- Estimated time for components in the proposal
- Teams/person undertaking the work
- Cost assessment: Are these expenses coming from the Superblock or community funds? Which community fund is it coming from? What's the total cost with and without the Superblock fee(10 BLOCK)
- Fund custodians
michael-blk
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Core Development Proposals

on Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:07 pm
Proposals: michael-dev-feb-1, michael-dev-feb-2, michael-dev-feb-3
Proposals url: https://goo.gl/Y8K62h
Fund: Dev Fund

I am separating proposals because a single proposal for my efforts does not fit in the superblock. Note* the proposals with sufficient votes will be paid out of the Dev Fund if they do not fit in the superblock.

January recap:
This month has been a very busy. I was able to implement many XBridge and Block DX fixes and improvements. Including servicenode order handling improvements, improved security and verification checks, optimizing Block DX data loading, better utxo selector for orders, improved reporting of order states, a new testnet5 for devs, faster Blocknet wallet syncing, and many more bug fixes as you can see in Blocknet's github commit logs https://github.com/BlocknetDX/BlockDX/commits/3.11.1

To vote on my proposals (6950 BLOCK):
Code:

mnbudget vote d0068aead6e8f56eb37016adb59c34ec7352c83827a1802ab5b3cbeff785e7eb yes/no
mnbudget vote 102d07ef758c10f3258fa5d7091543f9fc056ebcd48e0e855e70253a1dd22814 yes/no
mnbudget vote 892cc48a29155d3c151b892a3f16ab7f3bb6962343212e2996f6dea4b96cdc24 yes/no

Upcoming Tasks
- Improved handling of pending orders affected by a Blocknet client is shutdown and restart
- XRouter Beta development (handoff from previous team and bug fixes)
- XBridge stability improvements (ongoing work, see github: https://github.com/BlocknetDX/BlockDX/branches/active)
- Block DX code reviews

Other tasks
- Refundable trade fees (for failed orders)
- Wallet Redesign UI fixes & improvements
- Development discussions


Last edited by michael-blk on Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:11 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Proposal hashes and url)
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Build/Test Server Costs

on Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Proposal: buildserver-cost-feb
Url: https://goo.gl/vMMqyE
Funds: Dev Fund

To vote on the Build/Test Server monthly costs (500 BLOCK):
Code:

mnbudget vote e635d709157fd3363dd6e055dd1dd1672b947f0db6dc8aee66217c6c5d897376 yes/no

This build and test server is responsible for auto-generating all of the dev builds for Linux, Mac, Windows and is extremely important for QA testing as well as for validating Blocknet's code on github. It also allows the community to beta test our upcoming releases.

Note* will be pulled from Dev Fund if the proposal passes and is bumped.


Last edited by michael-blk on Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:06 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Proposal hash and url)
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Block DX Javascript Development

on Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Proposal: blockdx-js-dev-feb
Url: https://goo.gl/BQLvJJ
Fund: Dev Fund

To vote on the Block DX Javascript Developer proposal (2500 BLOCK):
Code:

mnbudget vote 3566f2c3b112c72087ca23c3350eda0e7f83d54c0bb2bbd0a51f33428032bb6c yes/no

This proposal is for funding javascript development on Block DX.

Upcoming Tasks
- Fixing depth chart issues
- Trade history fixes
- Allow pasting RPC credentials
- Bug fixes and performance improvements (data and order handling)

Note* if this proposal passes and doesn't fit, it will be paid from the Dev Fund.


Last edited by michael-blk on Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:08 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Proposal hash and url)
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Proposal: Social Coordinator

on Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:45 pm
Proposal: Social_Philip_Feb

Role description and responsibilities:
Maintain the social media profile of Blocknet on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, BTCTalk, Youtube, Medium, The Blocknet website and other platforms.
As a brand co-lead, manage and train the social media team and ensure official messages from Blocknet stay on brand.
Ensure communications from the developers and marketing team can be transmitted in a clear and timely manner to the community.
Respond to the community.
Compile and write regular newsletter.
Write press releases and news updates including leading article creation for specific initiatives. I am currently liaising with other team members as I endeavour to finish off a DX Comparison spreadsheet.
Contribute to various marketing materials and initiatives.
Manage, source, correspond and coordinate payments to news and media outlets.
Participate in strategy discussions as part of the strategy group.

Cost Assessment: Total: 210 BLOCK from Superblock (including 10 BLOCK fee). @ 1.9 BLOCK per hour / 4 hours per day @ $2.27 per BLOCK.
If this proposal passes but is bumped from the Superblock due to there not being enough room, this will be paid out from the Marketing Fund.

To vote:

Code:

mnbudget vote 8115dc7bfbe6e5c113275032624bc9015e495dd3065bb886099ee18936290f2b yes/no
cryptoved
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Marketing - cryptoved

on Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:38 am
Proposal: marketing-cryptoved4

Continuation of our Social Media Marketing Initiatives:
• Social Media Content Curation (manage & contribute posts on Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Group, Instagram and other social media)
• Oversee BLOCK1000 Initiative (bounty rewards for community posts; Discord Tipbot; Coin Community Q&A blog posts; TwitterChats)
• Continue with Organization of New Coin Announcements (coordinate & manage relationships & announcements with new coin communities)
• Collaboration & Editing of Current and Upcoming Articles
• Collaborating on Current & Upcoming Marketing Initiatives with the Core Team (Block DX rollout strategies, blog content, etc.)
• Brand Lead (oversee Blocknet brand messaging along with other Brand Leads)


Cost Assessment:
A fixed amount of 1210 BLOCK ($1.67 BLOCK price, 30 day MA)
Total: 1210 BLOCK from Superblock
If this proposal passes but is bumped from the Superblock due to there not being enough room, this will be paid out from the Community Fund.

To vote:
Code:
mnbudget vote 4320bdb6563747ec9ff609bc6086c953149be9e7635adbfea4ed59fafd76e997 yes/no
Fattox
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UAT (QA/Integrations/Marketing)

on Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:17 am
UAT-QA-Marketing
Team consists of 86b, aderks, and Fattox.

Foreword:
Below is a non-exhaustive list of tasks we will aim to spend our time on. Some tasks will take priority over others, based on many variables, but we will aim to cover both 'roles' in a efficient and sufficient manner, based on what makes the most sense at the time. Please be aware that due to the necessity of managing our time and prioritising these tasks, based on how critical they are, it may not be possible to address every single point listed below. But rest-assured, our team will aim to work in a way which is the most optimal and beneficial to the project, at any given time.


Role #1 - UAT/QA/Integrations:

  • Support services
  • Integration strategy
  • Product analysis
  • Bug reporting, error tracking, and logging
  • Collaboration with other projects and teams
  • New coin integration, confirming, and corresponding QA
  • Genesis testing
  • Exploit checks
  • Communicating with partners and project delegates
  • XRouter testing and QA
  • Block DX UI QA
  • Wallet release QA
  • Auto configuration testing and QA


Role #2 - Marketing:

  • Organize the continuation of our Coin Announcements through the entire lifecycle: from initial integration/QA to community/partner outreach and coordination of announcements/support.
  • As a run-off of our QA work, we will be aiming to circle back to communities each time we update support for a new client version - serving as a periodic promotion of Block DX to every supported community.
  • Pushing our branding and awareness deeper throughout the communities of our supported projects and partners.
  • Creating content for Blocknet’s Social Media and driving traffic to our site and community channels.
  • Collaborating on Tutorial resources, informative articles and other content, for both our community and a wider audience.
  • Collaborating on other developmental marketing strategies and initiatives, with both the Strategy group and the team as a whole.
  • Approaching communities within the space of Ethereum to pre-ignite the awareness and benefits of our ability to host a decentralized alternative to Infura, amongst our node networks.
  • Aiming to increase the amount of pairs on Block DX with maker bots.


To vote on UAT’s proposals:
UAT-1-777600 - 3,000 + 10 fee = 3,010 BLOCK):
Code:
mnbudget vote f6ee792dc96ed8eaa02ef8da972c87fbb425bf099213afc71a77732eb7b69e31 yes/no
If this proposal passes but is bumped from the Superblock due to there not being enough room, this will be paid out from the Burn/Community Funds.

UAT-2-777600 - 3,000 + 10 fee = 3,010 BLOCK):
Code:
mnbudget vote c9dc780dc98d4f7e804a110960b9189cc1c93f80dbcce253cc3fe5931641db42 yes/no
If this proposal passes but is bumped from the Superblock due to there not being enough room, this will be paid out from the Burn/Community Funds.


Last edited by Fattox on Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:05 pm; edited 4 times in total
hanniabu
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Re: Superblock 777600 Final Proposals

on Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Summary
Proposal: hanniabu-777600
Owner: Hanni Abu | @hanniabu on Discord/Telegram
URL: https://goo.gl/GU3Rio
Total: 2200 BLOCK
Vote:
Code:
mnbudget vote d0661080fb87dc529be51dd16f75048fe8ab9b1e8fa3c4c69f0b594c529719a8 yes/no

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Proposal
As a core contributor of Blocknet, I take part in many daily tasks that help keep the project running smoothly, as well as larger tasks that move Blocknet forward. Putting in an average 60 hours a week, I partake in projects that build Blocknet's foundation and assist in other projects in order to help meet objectives. This proposal is for compensation to allow me to continue contributing to Blocknet for the next upcoming Superblock period.

Background
I have a technical background with a degree in mechanical engineering, prior development experience, and have spent a few years a a few early stage startups (pre and post seed round). This experience helps in various aspects of the project including working in a fast-paced environment, wearing multiple 'hats', pivoting priorities and tasks, understanding the project technicals and vision, communicating the different components, conveying concepts into diagrams and text, and budgeting and financials.

Attention to detail is another useful trait. When reviewing interface UI and user experience, performing QA, writing specifications and documents, and communicating concepts, this attention to detail is important as it's typically the intricacies that make a difference.

Past Contributions
I began contributing in August 2017 when I saw there were areas the project could use help in. The first thing I worked on was an informational website (blocknetprotocol.com) since informational resources we lacking. This led to submitting my first Superblock proposal that next month for further contribution.

Since then I have been responsible for multiple projects and tasks, as well have assisted in others. Some of these items are as follows:

- API documentation (https://api.blocknet.co/)
- New configurations file format: https://github.com/BlocknetDX/blockchain-configuration-files
- Compose documentation (https://docs.blocknet.co)
- Compose content
- Compose specifications
- Wallet QA (MacOS)
- Block DX QA (MacOS)
- Block DX development
- Participate in interviews
- Roadmap discussion
- Manage and organize files and documents
- Review announcements and publications
- Convention prep, attending convention, and followups
- Newsletter content, review, and submission
- Release announcements, posts, and emails
- Respond to questions from the community
- Respond to emails
- Fill out applications and forms

Past Month
Below is a list of items I have been working on the past Superblock period.

- Daily intra-team communication and coordination
- Reviewed/finalized the newsletter
- Submitted newsletter email
- DARC podcast
- The Blockchain Brief interview
- Coinbase listing
- First iteration of documentation portal https://docs.blocknet.co
- Started tutorial recordings
- Block DX development
---- Misc style and text updates
---- Orderbook own order design
---- Orderbook size bar design
---- Depth chart design
---- Order filtering between Active/Inactive tabs
---- Simplified order statuses
---- View status on hover
---- Fixed rounding errors in my orders panel
---- Updated market pricing settings screen
---- Informational screen (in progress)
- Block DX QA


Agenda
In addition to daily tasks, the following list are main items I plan to be working on in the following Superblock period. Keep in mind that some of these may not be completed this upcoming Superblock period or may be pushed back due to a change in priority.

- Continued documentation iterations
- Continued wallet and Block DX tutorial videos
- Javascript library for generating, checking, compiling, and searching configs (lower priority)

Work has begun on these items with the plan to release a majority of it throughout the next month. There has been some delay on this to put focus on Block DX development to prepare it for wider market visibility.

Cost
As a retainer to continue contributing to this project, the following amount is requested for this Superblock with payment to be made out of the community funds if the proposal passes but is bumped.

Total - 2200 BLOCK

@~$2.05 BLOCK = $4.5k/mo = $54.1k/yr
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