02.2021 Monthly Contributor Report

02.2021 Monthly Contributor Report

Feb 2021

Trello Board: Trello

##General Expense Fund Payouts

Gnosis Safe Multisig

Current Assets:

27,250.00 $YAM

4,100.00 $yUSD

Feb 2021 Payouts:

Status Contributor Bounty/

Contributed Comp yam Currency Note
Paid Indigo Assignment Y 250 YAM Delegate actions PR by sali0 · Pull Request #119 · yam-finance/yam-www · GitHub

Paid Byterose Assignment Y 500 YAM Add gas fee stats by byterose · Pull Request #34 · yam-finance/degenerative · GitHub
Paid 0xJason Monthly Pay Advance Y 2000 YAM Paid a few days early for month of Feb

0xE

Engineering Lead / Fullstack / Infrastructure

Last Month

  • Add and onboard new developers Jason, Sybil, Indigo, Byterose
  • Development on the Yam, Umbrella and Degenerative protocols
  • Yam projects planning; umbrella, degenerative assets
  • Add signalling snapshot, new servers and median setup
  • Infrastructure updates, security and setups
  • Manage repos, boards and code review at Yam Finance · GitHub

Next Month

  • Continue overseeing developments on the Yam, Umbrella and Degenerative protocols
  • Maintain infrastructure

Nate

Smart Contract Developer / On-Chain Governance

Last Month

  • Launched Yam DAO House
  • Migrated treasury uGAS liquidity mining from Feb to Mar
  • Migrated Yam guardian to Multisig
  • Setup discretionary dev fund

Next Month

  • (Likely) launch Sushi DAO House
  • Add LPing/farming capabilities to DAO House
  • Migrate treasury uGAS liquidity mining from Feb to Mar
  • Setup treasury liquidity mining for uSTONKS
  • Payout UMA liquidity mining rewards

Trent

Project Lead

Last Month

  • participation and contribution on all weekly team and governance calls
  • brainstormed strategy and feedback sessions on wireframes for umbrella and degenerative

Next Month

  • continue participating in all weekly calls, as well as begin to create a peer review system for contributors, in order to continually improve the organization’s workflows

Feddas

Operations / Organization / Treasury

Last Month

  • Organized weekly calls with community and yam team
  • Organized team to focus on highest value add tasks
  • Organized and submitted forum posts / snapshots YIP 39-42, 44, 51, 53, 54
  • DAO House
    • Business development starting with sushiHouse

Next Month

  • Continue documentation and organization
  • Working with team on Degenerative.Finance
    • Finishing tooling for uGas
    • Launch additional synths
    • Ensure liquidity
    • Fix issues
  • Ensuring the team has the resources that it needs to function.
  • Continue business development.
  • Coordinating with Set Protocol / UMA / OpenDAO on partnerships.
  • On-boarding new contributors

Chilly

Brand and Marketing

Last Month

Next Month

  • "Coordination on Degenerative V2 Site Development
  • uSTONKS Launch - Marketing, Art
  • DAO House Launch - Marketing, Art
  • YAM Quarterly Zine
  • Umbrella Brand Identity
  • NFT Development
  • Marketing Outreach to Podcasts + YouTube"

Krugman

Yam Dao Set Portfolio

Last Month

    • Update of Trade Manager UI in preparation of yamHOUSE launch
    • yamHOUSE official launch
    • yamHOUSE initial allocation/positioning - Swapped all yUSD into initial positions
    • yamHOUSE risk adjustment - Adjusted positions due to the failure of the CGI proposal passing and beta risk slightly too high
    • DAO House business development - Updating/deprecating old YDS documentation
    • sushiHOUSE - running various theoretical portfolio models for Sushiswap/sushiHOUSE
    • Updated the Portfolio Manager to include monthly standard deviation % (volatility measure) and position $ amounts

Next Month

    • Look into 1 or 2 more risk metrics to add to the Portfolio Manager
    • Develope a yamHOUSE Monthly Summary report
    • Look into backtesting theoretical portfolio’s using TradingView (or other method). This will help us show how a certain type of DAO House portfolio would have performed historically
    • Continue providing documentation/models/support for Sushiswap and other DAO House leads we are pursuing
    • Update the Trade Manager UI to allow switching between 1inch, Uniswap and Sushiswap
    • Update the Trade Manager UI to enable token searching

Kristopher

Marketing

Last Month

    • Initiated cross-protocol discussions between marketing teams on the topic of best practices for promotional logo design contests
    • Created snapshot vote for the final uGAS logo contest voting round: Snapshot
  • Original: uGAS Logo Contest Winner Announcements - Google Docs
    • Continued listing and partnership discussions with various CEXs and L2 DEXs including Loopring
    • Modified and optimized Degenerative Finance graphic design elements for future use in motion graphics
    • Developed prospective product roadmap for upcoming NFT-driven marketing event
    • Contributed to ongoing strategic discourse around Degenerative Finance, DAO House, Umbrella, and future initiatives.
    • Participated in discussions surrounding Degenerative Finance V2 frontend development and provided feedback
    • Helped facilitate the weekly governance call and management of the Yam Finance Youtube channel
    • Began process of updating Youtube channel thumbnail imagery

Next Month

    • Complete series of up-to-date walkthrough videos for Degenerative Finance/uGAS UI v1.5
    • Collaborate with Jeremy to create an updated Yam product roadmap for the next two quarters of 2021
    • Complete visual update to Yam Finance Youtube channel
    • Create and lead 1-2 additional community contests
    • Complete uGAS protocol-level pitch deck/one-sheet
    • Partner with other contributors to provide text copy for the user-facing Umbrella frontend
    • Further refine the roadmap for an upcoming NFT-driven marketing event and begin concrete steps toward initial creative asset production
    • Write script and storyboard Yam Governance explainer video

Designer

Branding / Advertising

Last Month

Next Month

    • Branding, design and marketing for Degenerative
    • Design, marketing and further developments for DAO House
    • Begin branding and design for Umbrella
    • Yam eZine first edition development

Ross

Strategist

Last Month

  • Wrote and shepherded YAM as collateral UMIP through UMA governance process.
  • Wrote and shepherded YAM/USD and YAM/ETH price identifier UMIP through UMA governance process. UMIPs/umip-50.md at master · UMAprotocol/UMIPs · GitHub
  • Moderation and support on YAM discord
  • Ideation and strategy for Degenerative Finance including new vault projects, incentives, etc.
  • Wrote YIP to help rescue user funds from contract: Rescue Tokens sent to YAM token address
  • Review of other contributor proposals.

Next Month

  • YAM/ETH LP token collateral and price identifiers
  • Continue to develop models for Degenerative finance development and value accrual.
  • More work on integrating new projects into the YAM ecosystem.
  • DAOHouse outreach
  • Jump back into governance and get updates through governance process.
  • Discord Moderation, support, etc.

Ronin

Translator / Moderator

Last Month

Next Month

  • Update Yam Documents Chinese version
  • Update Degenerative Documents Chinese version
  • Translate Yam Weekly Brief
  • Translate Yam Quarterly eZine
  • Translate Important/Necessary Medium Articles
  • Chinese WeChat/Telegram/Discord Moderator

Mona

Moderator

Last Month

  • Promote uGas
  • Publicize ustonks
  • Keep the Chinese community active and answer users’ questions.
  • Translate Weekly Community Call Agenda & Summary
  • Promote DaoHouse

Next Month

  • Keep the Chinese community active
  • Publicize umbrella
  • Continue to promote ustonks
  • Promote uGasMAR
  • Continue to promote DaoHouse

nonstopTheo

Business Development / Umbrella

Last Month

  • Degenerative.Finance: UMIP-48: Introduce quarterly maturities UMIP 48 - Add GASETH_JUN21 as a supported price identifier - Archived UMIPs - UMA Discourse YIP-43: Increase liquidity provider rewards to 82% (of all UMA dev mining rewards)
  • Snapshot uSTONKS and uGAS-JUN21 incentive campaign Involved in UI working group to provide UX feedback Updating & expanding docs.degenerative.finance
  • Kicked off DUNE Analytics workstream with community member @Helge_S
  • Umbrella: Product development and go-to-market strategy UI feedback
  • DAO House: Biz dev initiatives such as pitch deck , Sushi community outreach Branding/Marketing: Co-editor of Weekly Newsletter Review Medium articles and blog posts and co-edit Twitter threads Outreach to DeFi dashboards, aggregators and data terminals (zapper, blockfolio, delta app)
  • Community: Actively involved in the YAM Discord and Forum

Next Month

  • Degenerative.Finance
    • Product development: Manage roll out of existing products. Work on new ideas , such as uNFT (suggested by @indigo) and uNORMIES (suggested by community member @Oaksprout)
    • Proposal to move synths to Balancer liquidity pools (80/20 synths/collateral) to minimize IL and maximize capital efficiency
    • Refine incentive structure
    • Monitor and manage product and TVL growth
  • Umbrella:
    • Product development and metapool design
    • Update documentation, litepaper
    • Design economic incentives to attract users and LPs
  • DAO House:
    • Continue biz dev , together with other team members
  • Branding/Marketing:
    • Co-author, edit and review Medium articles and blog posts about products and YAM DAO
    • Reach out to dashboards to get degenFi products listed
  • DAO level:
    • Create a “business plan”/monetisation model for the YAM DAO portfolio products
    • Strategic review of YAM DAO structure

0xJason

Developer

Last Month

  • I have contributed in updating yam.finace website.(https://yam.finance) Worked with ethedev on yam.finance github repository. I have solved many issues on github repo.

Next Month

  • Next month, I am going to take part in the weekly meeting regularly and learn more about yam and projects.
  • Continue updating yam.finance website and add new features.

Indigo

Degen V2 Website Development

Last Month

  • Degen v1 and beginning on Degen v2

Next Month

  • Full-time development of Degen V2 Website

Blokku-chan

Degen V2 Website Development / Design and development

Last Month

  • Worked on 3D models [redacted] with Bruce, rigged and animated. Worked on wireframes for Degenerative V2 (Figma)

Next Month

  • UI and UX design of Degenerative V2 dapp. Creating 3D illustrations for Degenerative v2.

Jeremy

Marketing / Moderator

Last Month

Next Month

  • -YAM Weekly Brief
  • -YAM Quarterly eZine
  • -YAM Treasury Update
  • -YAM DeFI Guide
  • -uVOL Medium Article
  • -Telegram/Discord Moderator
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