Our team is focused on building awareness + engagement for adoption through community advocacy / empowerment. We are developing systems of accountability, governed by ecosystem participants, including DAOs and guilds.
This category is for discussion regarding the NEAR community, including various guilds, DAOs, and individual contributors.
MetaBUIDL Hackathon started with a bang at the
Opening Ceremonies, and our Challenge Partners have been supporting hackers who want to earn rewards by solving real problems. Various Hack Nodes organized kickoff events in cities around the world, including Near York, Mukachevo, San Francisco, Kano, Lisbon, and Bogota.
The submission deadline is extended to September 19, so there is plenty of hacking time left!
Updates from the Ecosystem
NEARWEEK EDITION #21
30 SEP - 5 AUG 2021
NEARWEEK is aggregating and curating information across the NEAR ecosystem. This edition was crowdsourced via 55 news contributions to the NEWS DAO.
Want to earn $NEAR and help spread the news of the ecosystem? Please read our step-by-step guide on how to submit news and make 1 $NEAR pr. contribution!
Big things around the ecosystem:
Etherscan will launch on Aurora. Big ups to the team!!
POMP podcast with N…
NEAR MarCom Team is focused on these objectives in Q3:
MarComm team and Community members,
I am happy to share our agreed Objectives and Key Results our team will be reporting progress on to the NF:
1: Grow the power of the NEAR of Communities by 30%
KR:1.1 Total Power Rating of the Guild Community grows by 30%
KR:1.2 Total Power Rating of the Social community grows by 30%
2. Channel the Community Force to build momentum and support projects building on NEAR
KR:2.1 Generate 15 new leads of projects handed off to the ES team
Please welcome our new Marketing Project Manager,
@olpl, and our new Guilds Program Coordinator, @Jessica!
Sputnik DAO / Astro Update
Weekly Report For Telegram (August 4th Week) 23-30 Aug.
Previous Week Telegram report is here:
Near Protocol Official Telegram Report-3rd Week of August
First let’s take a look at some statistics taken from Near Protocol Official Telegram Channel
Total members 31K >>>>>>> 30.6 K
Total posts 137K >>>>>>>>> 140 K
Viewing members 5.3K >>>>> 4.7 K
Posting members 637 >>>>>> 393 K
We have a slight decrease on the total and viewing members, and a bit more dec. on posting members
Weekly Report For Telegram (August 3rd Week)
Previous Week Telegram report is here:
[Report] Weekly Telegram Report-2nd Week August
Here are some statistics taken from Near Protocol Official Telegram Channel
[august 3 wk telegram near stats]
We can see some charts above regarding out Official Telegram Channel.
-New Members by Source
-Members Primary Language
-Messages by Content
As we can see there …
Hey fam! Let me share with you the weekly discord report! So you can check how our discord server is performing during this first week of september!
Our Discord server is improving constantly, more and more users keep joining everyday, and we average almost 200 new members per day this week! We are performing great and i strongly believe that NEAR is in the right path. Of course, the token´s price rise had a great impact within the community, but the numbers are great!
Hi folks! I hope you are all doing well. In this post i´ll analyze and show Discord metrics to you. I didn´t post this metrics before because i wanted discord to include statistics from the first day of the hackathon, demonstrating the success of this campaign and showing how important hackathons are and the size of the impact it generates among communities! Well, let´s get started!
As it was expected, the hackathon had a HUGE impact in our Discord channel, the 27th of august,…
This month, the reddit Ops Team continued with our strategy as outlined in our last forum post
here. The goals of the reddit operation have always been to “increase engagement with the NEAR community.” Our more specific goals include:
Increase trust and investment in the NEAR token
Educate NEAR stakeholders (developers, token holders, crypto enthusiasts, creators, etc.)
Provide updates on community events, product developments, and price movements
Create content that drives engagem…
Weekly Report 08/15 - 08/29
REDDIT main tasks which were covered:
Interact with various posts that members liked and engaged with.
Report and Ban bad actors.
The last 2 weeks gave a huge push to our Reddit, we almost had the same amount of interactions we do in the month, in just one week!
It was mainly caused by the bullish rise of NEAR price, this created a lot of new space for new investors, enthusiasts, and content creators.
As we can see, we gre…
For the last month I’ve been collecting
Google Forms: Sign-in and filtering telegram Marketing Proposals
in cooperation with @jcatnear @Benz_Near @stanisnear
We would like to give a start for local AMA sessions.
We have chosen 7 small Community Groups for this month
These groups have around 1-10k members each and require 200-400$ to host an AMA on their channels.
You can see all the details on the chart below for each group.
What will be done:
1- the host will create a banne…
[Proposals] Hacktoberfest Brazil - Portuguese NEAR Guild
October is an especial month for hackers and developers, is when the Hackoberfest happens. A month duration event, with a lot of workshops, talks, and meetups. In Brazil, it won’t be different! For the Brazil Edition 2021, it will be online, with events almost every day of October.
Proposal 1 - NEAR Week
And we, the Portuguese Guild, want to contribute to the Hacktoberfest Brazil creating a NEAR Week for diving into the NEAR universe. A…
@mecsbecs & @chloe
Following on from the August report… August report of the ZBG enough NEAR remains in the DAO treasury to cover most proposed activities.
Other proposed activities require no funding.
Social Media budgets are in place, and there are adequate funds for onboarding, mintbase, and physical meeting costs.
No reason to deploy telegram/discord as yet.
The only extra requests therefore are:
Community Facilitation by Council - 50N
This amount is to top up the budget item to…
Guild name: Kitchen Guild
Guild Leader(s): [
Guild SputnikDAO Address: none
Guild Location (if focused on specific geography): International
Guild Details: Professional community of bloggers who are ready to promote Near Protocol on their resources.
Deadline for submitting reports: 28-31 day of each month.
Bloggers - in our post, we use this concept to refer to influencers or content authors not only in the form of blogs (websites, medium and other resources) but also Yo…
Following up with a brief (for now) summary on the projects that have approached us during the Hackathon, they will be transfered in attention and comprehensive integration to the Lisbon City Node.
@chloe @mecsbecs @frnvpr @tabear
More information on each project on this post.
DLBC Lisboa – Associação para o Desenvolvimento Local de Base Comunitária de Lisboa
Government funded project in Lisbon to create a Local Social Coin.
Next steps: Meetings are …
Community Squad DAO
You might have heard a lot about the Community Squad DAO and the Community Council which are involved in the funding process for all your awesome ideas But as we all know, there are people behind the profiles.
Check out our intros below
Oh, and don’t forget you can drop any of us a message any time!
Current Community Council
NEAR Wallet: chloethedev.near
Forum Username: @chloe
Adoption Specialist within the NEAR community; just h…
Following up on last week’s post [
NEAR Community Fund: The Vision of Community-Driven DAOs]. Here is the first version of an evolving document on the Community Fund. We hope this document helps us keep you informed and allow us to consider your say in what and how we develop our Ecosystem.
We’d love your feedback and insight into how we can make this as clear, transparent, and pragmatic as possible.
With a fully decentralized NEAR Ecosystem in mind, the NEAR Foundation’s long-te…
Creatives SputnikDAO’s purpose is to help support the creative Guilds/DAO’s within the NEAR ecosystem. Please submit a payout proposal to the Creatives SputnikDAO if you are a “Creative Guild Leader” or if you do not see another relevant creative DAO to submit to .
Our Funding Guide for the Creatives DAO is up:
We’ve Also Posted a Step-by-Step Proposal Submission Guide:
Keep Up With The DAO:
Please feel free to follow along with the Creatives DAO on our …
For the month of September 2021, we wanted to share an overview of the Creative’s DAO budget with the creative community so that we as the council (
@chloe and I) can be held accountable.
Also, this serves to update the community on what else we are planning on funding as support and incentives for our Creative Guild Leaders.
Please also review and respond to our Creatives DAO’s OKRs for Q3 (July - September 2021), for which this budget was designed to support. This is our final budget for Q3 …
For those of you who haven’t met us yet, we’re the Marketing DAO Council.
We’re here to support projects, guilds, and communities in the NEAR Ecosystem with their marketing efforts and enable them to achieve their marketing goals.
Whether that’s through consultancy, ideation, or funding, the Marketing DAO is an open and accessible platform available to all in the NEARverse.
On that note, let’s get introduced to the Marketing DAO Council members:
NEAR Wallet: jcpacion…
Thanks to everyone who shared their feedback on
our first budget request!
The proposals just keep pouring in so as the council continues to evaluate and approve while the NEAR token price constantly changes we want to make sure we have enough to distribute funds in a more timely manner.
That said, we’re requesting an additional 2000 NEAR from The Community Squad DAO to reimburse NEAR Reddit Ops August Report. We just recently started meeting with them to transition them from the previous syste…
Open Web Sandbox
Last Thursday we have asked everyone to temporarily pause your activity related to
the rolling opportunities and to wait until we will be able to clarify the new payout conditions. We highly appreciate your patience and are ready to clarify new adjustments.
As per our monthly report, we have emphasized the fact that one of the core goals of the Sandbox is to provide Sandboxers with the opportunity to engage with the existing NEAR projects that need extra support. So far, various…
See also these pertinent Forum posts regarding what the 'state of affairs' is in the Sandbox for your reference:
PLEASE NOTE that for September’s rewards we have made adjustments to not just the number of memes that can be claimed monthly, but have capped the number of infographics; we have also lowered the reward amount that can be claimed for the Social Media Force category so we are focusing on rewarding quality engagement social media accounts
This month contributors were encouraged to fill in the survey about the functioning of the OWS. Here we have summarized the highlights results. N= 47
When asked why they joined the OWS, the most frequent answers were:
To earn some NEAR (23,5%)
To get to know the NEARVerse better (21,2%)
To learn about the blockchain (19,7 %)
Although earning rewards in included in the top answers, we see that it is NOT the only dominating reason for joining the OWS. This indicates that offering a s…
Community Fund Processes: USD Pricing
This forum post addresses the issue of Community Fund payouts denominated in NEAR tokens. Going forward, all prices will be discussed in USD, then converted to a NEAR amount when submitted to the Community Squad DAO and other DAO verticals. Our intention is to avoid problems caused by the volatility of NEAR used in compensating ecosystem contributors.
Phase 1: Off-Chain Discussion
There has to be sufficient discussion before a proposal is approved by the …
Opportunity for Collaboration
Let’s discuss evolving stats.gallery!
Recently, @jacob of the NEAR Education Team and Blockchain Acceleration Foundation (BAF), introduced this amazing data project, which lets anyone visualize activities of specific accounts on the NEAR blockchain. This resource has already proven to be super useful, and our Data Center guild may coordinate around stats.gallery to build helpful new features that connect ecosystem participants in order to facilitate learning, co…
Challenges & Blockers:
Recently, our Community Squad DAO received 65,000 NEAR from NEAR Foundation to be distributed across three DAO verticals. Going forward, these individual DAOs will be requesting funds directly. Also, we had to reduce the number of council members.
Our team is focused on supporting hackers, while coordinating plans for NEARcon, promoting community engagement, collaborating on strategic projects with Education DAOs, and preparing for Q4 by discussing OKRs.