It’s my understanding that Ksenia is no longer working with Transform/Mukachevo as of several months ago.
Yana has two degrees, is multilingual, skilled in marketing and graphic design and is highly acclaimed by anyone who works with her. At this point I am surprised she hasn’t been made a core team member and we are lucky to have her at 200 NEAR. The Stars Guild is no longer active as of this month. Yana is not a full time member of Flying Rhino, she works part-time at 15 hours per week.
Our Telegram community consists of 130 members and we currently have 856 followers on Twitter. Our Twitter metrics are:
*A caveat, we have been running the guild for free and were not focused on metrics previously, only on providing DeFi money making educational spells and participating in real world outreach/events.
Our goals when we receive funding are 150k+ impressions on Twitter per month on @DeFiWizards and 25k+ impressions on our Russian Twitter account. We aim to increase our Telegram group by 500+ members per month.
We plan to achieve these goals by becoming the go to source of news about DeFi on NEAR and Aurora, creating new DeFi spells, and launching giveaways to engage the community. We will also act as a resource/technical support for new DeFi users and provide money making strategies for our community utilizing multiple DeFi dapp money legos to compound APY.
YouTube videos will also drive new members to our community and the NEAR ecosystem.
The Wizards’ Guild will be attending the TNABC Bitcoin convention in Miami and Miami Blockchain week in January 2022. This will be a great opportunity to evangelize NEAR protocol and possibly create a NEAR city hub or future NEAR meets.
What does this mean “sorry guys will vote no”? Are you claiming to represent all of the members who will vote on guild funding or are you trying to influence other voters? I’m unclear on what you are saying here and what you mean exactly.
As to the degens, your comment history suggests that you have been unhappy with their performance and accountability, so I am unsure why all of the sudden you are promoting it as something that is comparable to our proposal, it is not. Future funding of the Degens is in doubt and it appears that that project is being wound down. There are no specific groups promoting the DeFi ecosystem on NEAR and Aurora, and that will impact growth and adoption. Also, could you please clarify how our work and proposal are comparable to OWS one-off payments for memes or medium posts?
Thanks for submitting your proposal and for all the work you’ve done so far.
Would love to learn more about collaboration between Wizards Guild and existing Defi platforms - I know there is a lot of demand for this kind of content and would be great if you had a system that enabled requests from these projects for specific projects (i.e. OIN Finance on how to issue nUSDO, etc.)
I am happy to support this proposal, although would be happy to revise the amount $ if any other council member has objections about it @marketingdao-council Also do kindly note that all proposals are paid out in NEAR but the amount requested and approved is agreed on USD
Thank you so much for the positive feedback and your response.
The Wizards’ Guild created two NFT spells and their accompanying presentations walking users though the steps required to maximize yield on Ref Finance and Ref Finance + Metapool. We would like to continue to develop educational spells that drive users to DeFi DApps and provide support.
As you stated, OIN Finance would greatly benefit from the services we provide (although Ref Finance needs to step up with an incentivized pool for USDT-nUSDO and USDT-nUSDO “stable swaps” to make OIN more functional on NEAR).
Every project is welcome to contact our Admin on Telegram to ask us to promote their DeFi DApp and collaborate. We have provided regular Cheddar and Metapool updates in the past.
In addition to spells and support on our Telegram, we are focused on promoting NEAR and Aurora DeFi on Twitter. We believe that if funded, we can become the premier location for up to date info on DeFi launches, updates, and yield strategies and we will provide requested metrics (which we will be accountable to) monthly as requested.
I believe we could perform the tasks outlined for $2000 in $NEAR per team member and $1000 per month for LiteLiger videos.
We are ready to ramp up but we moved to a more expensive city and can no longer afford to promote NEAR for free. Are you suggesting we continue to work for free until a certain metric is reached before we are eligible for funding?
We changed our funding request to USD in the requisite guild funding application.
There are no funds in our SputnikDAO to allocate and no reason to vote currently as we have been working for free since August and received no funding.
In addition to managing the Wizards’ Guild I previously worked as a Degen. Ksenia sells NFT music and started out in NEAR working with Transform Guild. Yana is a Degen, Rhino Guild employee, and is helping the Stars Guild.
Based on the suggested metrics, you will see that we would produce better results than the Degens for a lower fee. Additionally, there is a vacancy in promotion and education in regards to DeFi in the NEAR ecosystem, which we believe is negatively impacting adoption. We have a large number of NFT users that with a little education, could become DeFi power users.