Our website doesn’t have any place beyond the “News” tab for coop-produced content to live at the moment. I propose we make one.
Existing Pieces of Writing
Take the work that the Investment Committee has done so far, for instance. They’ve written good, detailed explanations of the products in DPI. Those explanations are currently only seen by people who are subscribed to our substack. You can’t find them even when specifically googling for them.
In general it seems like a good idea to have easily accessible, detailed explanations from the Coop of each product that make up our tokens. Also, the lack of searchability means if a “crypto-curious” person is searching for information on Compound, there is currently zero chance they’ll stumble onto @Lavi’s excellent explanation of how Compound works. That feels like a missed opportunity to me. If we’re going to put the effort of making content, we should be hosting it permanently to direct traffic back to our products.
On a related note, I’ve been working on a Crypto ELI5 with the help of @verto0912 and @TenaciousTerrier, and I’m curious about the community’s opinion on the utility of such a thing for the coop. In the short time since I’ve gotten involved in the space I’ve been swamped with requests for explanations of crypto from people with little to no technical background. I think a glossary of a few basic terms (Blockchain, ETH, DeFi, etc.) explained simply would be helpful as more and more people come into the space over the next year or two.
Other Useful Content
I’m also curious what else ya’ll see as helpful pieces of content to have going forward. We have a “How to Buy DPI” Page. Should we have video versions of that? Video versions of setting up various wallets to help true newbies?
I think a lot about @puniaviision ‘s post “A Proposed Product Philosphy”, specifically the part where he pictures the prospective end users: “a middle aged factory worker saving for retirement, a father investing in a college fund, and the young woman daring to make a bet against the status quo.”
If we want to get our products into the hands of these prospective users, I think a resource specifically for getting people started with a wallet would be smart, as if you don’t have someone who already knows a bit about Crypto, you’re sorta out in the cold at the moment.
Any thoughts on other helpful projects or feedback on anything mentioned above are appreciated!