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Superblock 734400 Final Proposals Empty Proposal for addition of @sworks to take a lead role in financial reporting and transparency of the Blocknet project.

Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:46 am

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Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:33 am
sworks wrote:Proposal for addition of @sworks to take a lead role in financial reporting and transparency of the Blocknet project.


It has been identified that the Blocknet community would benefit from appointing an independent community member to focus on creating and managing a reoccurring financial report to achieve the following results:

- Provide Blocknet community members and potential investors with a clear picture of the project’s financial status and performance.
- To act as a communication link between the strategy team and the wider community by providing consistent updates (Monthly at a minimum) regarding the project’s financial performance in order to aid project and investor decision making.
- Capture current and future cost projections from core team members to forecast financial runway.
- Act independently with no existing relationships to either the existing team members nor the wider community to produce a candid assessment for the project’s financial performance.
- Improve project transparency
- Improve community moral and promote inclusivity between strategy team members and the wider community.
- Take additional workload from the core team members so the development rather than administration and wider community discussions.

Note: Inclusion in the strategy group is required to obtain historical spending history, forecast financial requirements to support Blocknet roadmap and understand project spending rational.


- Monthly financial performance report on the Blocknet project to include:

1. Capture legacy and forthcoming expenditure (Outline current expenditure in terms of operational manpower / infrastructure and services costs – OPEX)
2. Cashflow / BLOCK Statement (Available community, burn and donation funds as examples)
3. A monthly project financial performance summary including crypto market outlook to use as a baseline for project financial decision making and inform wider community.
4. Consolidate financial information in one easily accessible location. (Potential storage locations = Blocknet website directory / / Google Drive)

Input requirements from Blocknet Core team / Community members

- Legacy spending history information / location if information is already documented
- Previous accounting spreadsheets (If available, @StormingJ / @86b spreadsheets as examples)
- Cooperation from the core team regarding forecasted expectations to support project and new initiatives.


@sworks has a track record of successful Operational Management and is currently responsible for $10+m USD revenue across the MENA region for an industry leading Satellite communications service provider.
He is a Blocknet holder and has the projects success as a core priority.

I would support this proposal but only if entry to the strategy group was removed as all spending is now publicly available and entry to the strategy group is not required to see this information.
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Superblock 734400 Final Proposals Empty Business-Dev Proposal

Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:39 pm
Proposal: Business_Dev
Total: 1060 BLOCK
mnbudget vote 9000c35040fd9e2feadb38717e760106fe2f279fd53efc76d0b987e5e25efd92 yes/no/abstain

This is a proposal for:

* Main role is as an interim-Business Developer & Growth Hacker. (Operational)
* Secondary role is Process Consultant. (Tactical, Strategic)

Interim-Business Developer & Growth Hacker
This role is interim as Blocknet really needs a professional Growth Hacker with the required education and experience. However the project and especially the product life-cycle process isn't tuned to match growth hacking yet. How to get Blocknet ready will be covered in the secondary role as Process Consultant.
We have a current need for a Business Developer role. We want Blocknet to be if not the standard for interoperability then at-least part of it. Two initiatives for this are ongoing:
* Join the standards work surrounding the ISO and IEEE. Synechist and I are both approaching ISO from our respective personal networks while coordinating efforts and progress. (This will not be completed within a month, this is just working towards the goal)
* Join Hyperledger which is a project governance standard under the Linux foundation, but also a partnerships channel. I have received material and process. ( will make a plan and do as much as possible minimising  dev resources on it)
Furthermore I will continue working on the leads generated from the NA Blockchain Expo. I will work on finding "low-hanging" reference cases for Blocknet with smaller providers. I will produce a value stream visualisation, which is an overview of what Blocknet the project focus on in it's market, and what opportunities there are for partnership organisations to service customers using Blocknet. (In a more lay-man format than Lean VS mapping)

Process Consultant
The objective of this role is to do an analysis of what it would take to make Blocknet optimised to get to market with it's products faster, and how we could define products and value propositions to scale our user base faster. Example: It is easy to articulate that a shapeshift like UI could open a market before the DEX gathers enough volume to open up the market that suits it's UI. However actually hashing this out in a plan and getting contributors on board takes more than a wish of an end goal. This is coordination of full stack and full life-cycle.
Role Description for a Growth Hacker - To be used in recruiting when the Superblock can sustain it.
Analysis of what it would take to setup the project organisation to work in a way that would support and utilise the mindset. Process analysis for later process improvements, Sales funnel and product life-cycle.
Cost to Company analysis
Partnership management Process
Business rules for partnerships (i.e. we don't partner with centralised Master node pools) This will make taking decisions on potential partnerships more efficient. The Business rules can involve the community without breaching NDA or requiring Service nodes to have to micro-manage the project.

I ask for 1060 Block, currently at 1.80$
This is 4 times less than a full time salary for me. This rate is so that nodes can try out my work.
The proposal is conditioned by that the new funding proposal is passed and it can be paid by the 40k Superblock (no community funds) and that all dev expenses has been covered first. If the raised Superblock needs time to be effective, this payment can be delayed until it's ready, while under promise of payment my work will start immediately.

About me
Strategic Advisor for Blocknet since it was an idea. Trusted advisor to the team. I have a background in Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture and PRINCE2 Project Management. I have 7 years experience building and implementing complex capabilities into organisations through process work, training/adoption and project initiatives. I have seldom been subject matter expert in the areas where I up-skilled the organisation, yet I have implemented best practices and training of key personal and required changes to processes and IT. For the last 1½ year I have worked as a Business Consultant for Denmark's Leading Microsoft Gold Partner, doing the same kind of tasks but mostly related to Microsoft Software implementation projects.
I hold a Master in IT Management and Business Economics. My full resume is available through linkedin.

My Motivation for this proposal is that in relation to the NA Blockchain Expo my loyalty and focus was brought into question because I was taking time off to work on Blocknet (and thus not billing hours). At a partner level it was decided that Blockchain no longer would be an area of focus for the company. I chose that I will continue working with Blockchain tech, and contribute to Blocknet. December has been used closing down projects and I will have a month of garden leave in January that I would like to spend as described in this proposal. If the market conditions of Blocknet allows for it, I would like to seek either a permanent or part-time role with Blocknet paid. I have worked pro-bono for Blocknet for more than 4 years now. My Strategic Adviser role will continue to be pro-bono.
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Superblock 734400 Final Proposals Empty Proposal: Core Development

Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Proposals: michael-dev-jan-1, michael-dev-jan-2, michael-dev-jan-3, buildserver-cost-jan, blockdx-js-dev-jan
I am separating proposals because a single proposal for my efforts no longer fits in the Superblock. Note* any of these proposals with sufficient votes will be paid out of the Burn Fund (or designated community fund if the Burn Fund proposal is approved). By voting on these proposals you agree to allow me to be paid from Burn Funds even if the specific Burn Fund proposal fails. I encourage snodes to vote yes on giving the core team access to the Burn Funds. The team's spending has been made public. There isn't another dev team in all of crypto that has been as transparent and honest with community funds and spending as Blocknet.

To vote on my proposals (7500 BLOCK):

mnbudget vote 0fd9f1dcda8aa4411961f3179dca863baf9eca0cac192b168a4ae76efe2264dd yes/no
mnbudget vote 55c495fe0002b9a19899903589f5cdadd530e99c73c0736f1da88335225ab84e yes/no
mnbudget vote 824aab69ff2c8f2e0a2ffb5fc5e895ca773cb23baeeb661f7dee7d0147e960f3 yes/no

To vote on the Build/Test Server costs (650 BLOCK):

mnbudget vote fa5017a08247ea7f3cc02543ff7f5665fcf0ddd1bef6d2de0901470e45709941 yes/no
This build and test server is responsible for auto-generating all of our dev builds for Linux, Mac, Windows and is extremely important for QA testing as well as for validating our code on github.

To vote on the Block DX Javascript Developer proposal (2750 BLOCK):

mnbudget vote 6ec796f0fdb5010ac62e6d0ceb1cdea6b83f0323ca9a43d32f05dd42d36337e2 yes/no
Contract JS dev that's been working with us since March 2018.

For January I will continue working to improve the XBridge platform. I will be improving the trader fee system by adding the ability to refund traders involved in failed orders. Some service node operators are experiencing performance related issues that I will be working on. I will also be code reviewing Block DX tasks and XRouter as needed.

January tasks
- Trader fee verification
- Refundable trade fees (for failed orders)
- XBridge stability improvements (fixing the old xbridge code)
- Maintenance and bug fixes (networking and p2p layer)
- XRouter and Block DX code reviews
- Team mtgs and project planning (tasks, roadmap, admin work)

Proposals' url:

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Superblock 734400 Final Proposals Empty Marketing - cryptoved

Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:29 am
Proposal: marketing-cryptoved3

Continuation of our Social Media Marketing Initiatives:
• 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)
• Social Media Content Curation (manage & contribute posts on Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Group, Instagram and other social media)
• 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 1150 BLOCK ($1.72 BLOCK price, 30 day MA)
Total: 1150 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 Marketing Fund.

To vote:
mnbudget vote 04ad09b5f42f79aa74180fe3587092328d119e1755bab6f162adc2280a688983 yes/no
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Superblock 734400 Final Proposals Empty UAT/QA + Marketing Expansion

Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:32 pm
Team consists of 86b, aderks, and Fattox.

Proposal for team/role changes:
It is clear that many voids were left in our project by the recent decision by nodes to cut down the size of the Marketing team. This has reduced the scope and reach of the current Marketing efforts and greatly reduced our momentum, as can be seen by the movements in our past 30 days’ social media metrics:
(Time of capture: 1am UTC, Dec 26th)

  • Discord    = -88 members
  • Telegram    = -64 members
  • Twitter        =  -18 followers
  • Facebook    = -2 followers
  • Instagram    = +/- 0

The members of the UAT team believe that we are in a good position to fill these gaps in an efficient and effective manner. We are all already directly involved in community outreach, QA for DX and XRouter additions, and are well-versed in the technical overview of our current and future products, such as XBridge/XRouter. Not only are we thoroughly familiar with the crypto space as a whole, but we also have both the skills and knowledge required to explain, guide and support interested parties through all facets of the protocol and our products.

Therefore, our proposal is that our role will now expand to encompass not only what we currently take care of (which is an expanding workload in itself), but that we will also begin moving to patch the obvious gaps in Blocknet’s current Marketing capacity. An overview of our tasks, both newly proposed and current, can be seen below:

1. Responsibilities and Tasks (Marketing-Related):

  • 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.

2. Responsibilities and Tasks (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

Funding Overview:
In order for the UAT team to expand their operations in to the area of Marketing, there will be an increase in time and manpower required in order for us to fulfill these additional obligations.
To ensure that this ‘expansion’ of our duties is optional consideration for voters, we will be listing these two areas as separate parts of our team’s proposal this month.
The cost for our regular QA/UAT functions will cost a total of 2,890 BLOCK. The cost for the additional Marketing proposition will be 2,000 BLOCK. Both areas of duty will involve the efforts of all 3 members of the UAT team.

UAT-1-734400 - To vote on the regular QA/UAT function (2,890 + 10 fee = 2,900 BLOCK):

mnbudget vote 3a2e05558a538c6f12f298b89a5b1d2af655a5f4e0fb42413a31e2521bd26ac7 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/Development Fund.

UAT-2-734400 - To vote for the additional Marketing efforts (2,000 + 10 fee = 2,010 BLOCK):

mnbudget vote 8cf98db312289b20242734f3bed2cba50b45843c9d7ccbdf70ee2978da838c37 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 Marketing Fund.
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Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:29 am
Proposal: Social_Coordinator

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.
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. In January I intend to work with cryptoved in coordinating article and PR publication in conjunction with the community social media bounty initiative.
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: 235 BLOCK from Superblock (including 10 BLOCK fee).
@ 1.9 BLOCK per hour / 4 hours per day @ $1.50 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.

mnbudget vote 27bc45d8d261ca43b2c4e258b4ff03edeeedb498e9a9be2715e877d46dd05641 yes/no/abstain
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