sCoop Weekly - 2022.05.27

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

Why Buy On-chain Structured DeFi Products

As we reconsider who our real competitors are and assess the consumer landscape to identify who exactly we should target, we focusing heavily on the onchain/offchain dichotomy in crypto. So, why buy onchain products like ours?

5 solid reasons:

  1. Self-custody
  2. Liquidity
  3. Composability
  4. Governance Power
  5. Cost advantages

@coolhorsegirl explains the long-winded benefits of onchain products that elevate us above our competitors, which are increasingly offchain companies Read the whole article here.

Read our official response

Index Coop: 415,000 Votes of Confidence

@shawn16400 summarized the recent $INDEX delegation from two core investors, 1kx and Set Labs, to members of the Index Coop Council. Following up on the open letter published to the forum in April, the two proposed a delegation of their total of 415,000 INDEX to Councilmembers with the goal of “expanding the set of participants who have a meaningful impact on governance.”

On May 10, votes were officially delegated, with 75k each to @anthonyb.eth, @catjam, @DevOnDeFi, and @edwardk and 115k to @afromac. The Council has agreed to vote as a block.

This delegation will have massive effects, given that segments of past votes are part of the delegation passed over to the ICC and the fact that 415k $INDEX is enough to change the outcome of 6 of the last 8 IIPs. Additionally, expect even more pronounced effects on metagov, considering that 415k INDEX alone could meet quorum if used. Index Coop could save costs and process time by eliminating the Metagovernance Committee as a result. Check out the whole article.

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

Product-Growth Strategy

Product-Growth Strategy was released by @DevOnDeFi during Wednesday’s Leadership Forum.

Biggest takeaways:

  1. New Growth Team!

  2. Priority Actions

  • Keep thinking about customers to focus on
  • Create/update partnerships strategy
  • Update content strategy to include Offchain
  • Update social strategy to include Offchain
  • Choose PR and strategic comms partner
  • Research Offchain and SEO market
  • Plan drops, perks, NFT strategy - with community input and ideas too
  • Optimize website and owned properties

Watch the recording here.

Season 2 Planning

@catjam and @Pepperoni_Joe are leading the charge for Season 1 → Season 2 transition, which starts officially on August 1. Some line updates:

  • Off-season: The proposal process has been made easier and as a result, we’re not taking a collective break. Business as usual in the month of July.
  • Budget: Deep budget cuts not expected. ICC will provide Nest Leads with a specific budget to work from in rather than the nest proposing a budget. @anthonyb.eth is leading w consult from F.Nest.
  • Org. Structure: We’re getting Nests with broad responsibility to reduce silos and manage budgets more effectively. This means Community, Governance, and Finance.
  • Other goals: Clear definition of roles. Clear planning process usable in future seasons.

Screen Shot 2022-05-27 at 3.16.24 PM

We’ll kick off official retros on June 7’s Leadership Forum with the S1 Stepback Event. Learn more about the plan on these slides.

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

June 20-23, 2022

Index Events/Media Appearances
On The Other Side - Financial Sovereignty and Social Capital w/ David Phelps@chasechapman
Reddit AMA on r/ethereum with @kindeagle and @TheYoungCrews

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

Bounties for Devs and Growth - Check out Layer3

Talent Needs - Reach out to @bradwmorris/@Lfeld with Community Nest for helping fill gaps in your Pod/Nest. We’re looking for a Product Manager !

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.

Index Coop is a gold standard DAO, as @bradwmorris once said. As we move forward toward Season 2, it’s important to think about our framing of this. We’ll probably make some content about it. This week, learn how to build a decentralized content engine.

And finally, a note on the sCoop. With me, KE, and Mel all working full-time in other roles at Index, it is likely sCoop will move forward in a more limited, or at least different, capacity. Much love to my predecessors, founder @mel.eth and my greatest mentor @kindeagle. I am so grateful to have found a home in sCoop among you two.

That’s all for now, folks. Have a week!