sCoop Weekly - 2022.04.15

Welcome to the sCoop Weekly where you’ll get a rundown of the week that was and where the Owls are flying next. Be sure to follow daily and weekly Index Cooperative contributor news on Twitter: @IndexCoopDAO

From Zero to $10 Million Real Quick (Now > $11 Million)


Our collective efforts from ideation/construction in Product Nest, to Liquidity Pod/Finance Nest getting the numbers straight/capital requirements in order, and Growth Nest, Community Nest and all our contributors/community members playing their part with memes, beats and on social, $icETH is the most successful product launch in the history of Index Coop. Check out the numbers on Dune.

But we’re not done, not by a long shot. Keep spreading the good word about the best long-term buy/hold strategy on ETH. Wen $100,000,000?

New Index Coop App, Who Dis?

The Index Coop web app just keeps getting better. Our engineering team has worked hard on the design and functionality to improve the buying and selling experience.

Now, when you first enter the app site, you’ll be greeted by a new custom dashboard feature. By connecting your wallet, you’ll gain immediate insights into your portfolio of Index Coop products and transaction history. The improvements also include updated buy/sell widgets and a more straightforward product navigation structure.

Other areas of improvement include:

  • Better execution for FLI traders on Polygon
  • Cleaner design and more intuitive UI

What’s new and in which direction is Index Coop heading over the upcoming week.

Talk MetaGov to Me…Hit It C.C.

After addressing how to improve respectful discourse and the recent open letter from Set & 1kx, a long overdue, open discussion was held around improving Index Coop’s approach to metagovernence. Asynchronous Forum posts, comments, and Discord chatter have done little to facilitate constructive progress on this grand opportunity.

While it’s an adjacent function to us building and launching the best index products in crypto, the potential of building win-win relationships, network effects of partnering with other protocols, and becoming a steward for all of DeFi are opportunities not to be squandered.

@Matthew_Graham went step by step about how he viewed the opportunity and a potential path forward with GovHouse with some potential protocol partners. Some healthy Q&A and feedback took place and contributors throughout the DAO benefited from this constructive dialogue.

Keep an eye on the Forum for further updates as paths forward for metagovernance are flushed out and vetted by the community. View Slides

Building Trust with COID

Index Coop is implementing a process for Conflict of Interest Disclosures (COIDs). The aim is to provide a more consistent and transparent process for COIDs as a foundation for better COI management.

The process entails Coop contributors having their COID on file and being able to control the visibility of that COID. The term contributor means specifically ‘Verified Contributor’ throughout. The scope only covers contributors and not external methodologists or other stakeholders. Check out the Forum post from @JosephKnecht

There’s no shortage of industry and educational events in DeFi and crypto. Along with taking part in events worldwide, Index Coop hosts a number of events to help people learn about crypto index products.

Crypto Events/Webinars

2022 Wharton Fintech Conference
April 21-22, Philadephia, PA
DAOs: New Methods of Capital Formation @Metfanmike

Ethereum Devconnect - DeFi Day
April 25th, Amsterdam
Panel Discussion - Funding @MrMadila

Permissionless - Growth Game Plan
May 16th-19th, Palm Beach, FL
Contact @MrMadila for questions, additional details

Index Events/Media Appearances
Conversations with the Coop featuring @Crypto_Texan & @ChainLinkGod, Community Ambassador of @Chainlink
DeFridays $GMI - dYdX with Corey Miller & @TheYoungCrews @bgiove @Crypto_Texan

For Season 1, this section will be a place to surface specific talents needs and contributor opportunities for Nests & Pods. Contact @coolhorsegirl or @kindeagle to create a listing.

NFT Community Buildooor - Reach out to @TheYoungCrews for details about the opportunity

Talent Needs - Reach out to @bradwmorris/@Lfeld with Community Nest for helping fill gaps in your Pod/Nest

Impression Mining - Help spread awareness of Index Coop with product-related Social, Blog, and Video posts that can earn you $INDEX rewards. Learn more about the program

Something to share with your non-crypto family and friends to assure them you’re not working in MLM or part of a Ponzi scheme.

How to use a cold wallet? - Odyssey DAO


P.S. A special surprise for any that finds that special boomer Easter Egg. :rabbit::egg: