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 projects have been supporting us with special opportunities such as social media promotion and content creation, and we are excited to announce more unique opportunities in the coming weeks. With the Open Web Sandbox exponentially growing and attracting more talented crypto enthusiasts, our best effort as OWS moderators will be to ensure Sandboxers have the chance to collaborate with the most cutting edge dApps of the NEAR Ecosystem. Stay tuned to our weekly AMA to learn more about which projects are involved and check #project-channel regularly to not miss anything!
Additionally, we have learned that NEAR Core will be requiring Guilds to arrange their payouts tied to the USD instead of NEAR (cc: @Grace). Following this new policy, the funds’ distribution of the OWS will be changed accordingly. Starting with the new list of the rolling opportunities, OWS will have fixed rewards in USD and will require contributors to post their reward claims in USD as well. This being said, the good news is that regardless of the market fluctuations, you will have financial security for your reward payouts.
Considering this change, the reward claiming process has been slightly adjusted as well. Firstly, we will be working with strict deadlines as of now to ensure fair and smooth reward distribution. Secondly, we would like to stress the fact that a primary approval of your claim by one of the OWS moderators remains mandatory and proposals submitted to the OWS DAO without this approval will be voted down. Please find more detailed information on how to claim your rewards here: The Sandbox SputnikDAO Guide for Claiming Rewards
As for the general rolling opportunities, we have noticed that many Sandboxers are seriously involved with the standard tasks. As mentioned above, the OWS prioritizes project support and therefore the maximum reward amount of 300 USD per contributor per month will be introduced for rolling opportunities as of September. That means that you can still engage with any of the opportunities from the list of rolling opportunities but the total amount cannot exceed 300 USD. Keep in mind that this modification is only applicable to the tasks from the list of rolling opportunities. When it comes to projects you can engage with as many as you want with no restrictions!
This measure will provide additional space and motivation for contributors to engage with the projects and create equal opportunities for everyone who is willing to join the OWS.
These are the new updates we had to share, so please take your time going through them and you may continue all the work you have been busy with. In case you have any questions, you can always reach out to me or @Sofia_Alum and of course, you are always welcome to pose your questions during our weekly AMA sessions.
Glad to have you all on board and thank you for your incredible engagement!