03.2021 Monthly Contributor Report

03.2021 Monthly Contributor Report

March 2021

##General Expense Fund

Gnosis Safe Multisig

Current Assets:

20,194.00 YAM

4,100.00 $yUSD

E

Engineering Lead / Fullstack / Infrastructure

Last Month

  • Development on the Yam, Umbrella and Degenerative protocols
  • Development progress of the Yam API, Data API and SDKs core with docs
  • Infrastructure and server maintenance, updates and new automation setup
  • Management of repos, boards and code review at Yam Finance · GitHub

Next Month

  • Development env and testnet preps for yam protocols
  • Development docs and code of conduct
  • Continue develop Yam APIs and SDKs
  • Continue develop and oversee the Yam, Umbrella and Degenerative protocols
  • Maintain infrastructure

Nate

Smart Contract Developer / On-Chain Governance

Last Month

  • Developed degenerative liquidation warning bot
  • Put through multiple proposals
  • Handled liquidity provisioning for uSTONKS/uGAS

Next Month

  • Put through multiple proposals
  • Launch sushiHOUSE
  • Add new capabilities for farming/staking to daoHOUSE

Trent

Project Lead

Last Month

  • Strategic advising regarding wireframes, go-to-market, product development, as well as organizational structure and contributor management.

Next Month

  • Advising and feedback on core initiatives

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

  • Degenerative Finance V2 Product Launch Strategy
  • Umbrella UI Wireframe Design
  • Umbrella Branding Imagery Draft 1
  • Degen V2 Wireframe Design (first draft)
  • Degen V2 UI Design Feedback
  • Lead marketing meetings, coordinate marketing efforts
  • uSTONKS Marketing, Documentation
  • uSTONKS Graphic Design and Illustrations
  • Degen uSTONKS Landing Page Image
  • Setup of Internal Team Project Management Platform on Notion
  • DAO House Pitch Decks

Next Month

  • Successful Degen V2 Launch, exciting marketing for Degen V2 Launch Synths, inspiring Umbrella Brand Design, DAO House growth

Krugman

Yam Dao Set Portfolio

Last Month

  • Added a monthly standard deviation % metric to the Portfolio Manager to give use better insight into an assets price volatility. We are not currently using this metric as a guardrail but I will be looking into the benefits of adding it alongside correlation and beta.
  • Created a yamHOUSE monthly portfolio report template. Bruce will be giving it a final polishing up over the next few days. I expect this report to iteratively improve and evolve over time.
  • Developed a theoretical portfolio backtest indicator in TradingView using PineScript v4. I have not yet released it but will be releasing a protected version (only YAM contributors will have access) within the next few days. I am looking to add risk metrics and dynamic rebalancing as well so we can use it to backtest various portfolio models for both internal purposes as well as for DAO’s interested in our daoHOUSE product.

Next Month

  • Research if there is a good way to quantify and use the newly added monthly volatility metrics as another portfolio guardrail alongside our current correlation and beta guardrails.
  • Look into adding a paragraph or two into the monthly portfolio update to give it a bit of human touch (the portfolio is currently a 3 page document with graphs and charts which cover the portfolio performance and risk metrics).
  • Create a monthly yamHOUSE/daoHOUSE newsletter. This newsletter will contain the monthly report, links to a few charting and analysis tweets from popular Twitter traders/chartists for the month, a section for yamHOUSE developments, and open to any other good suggestions. The purpose to to make the yamHOUSE set performance transparent and accessible as well as generate more visibility and interest in the product.
  • Add risk metrics into the TradingView daoHOUSE portfolio backtest indicator.
  • 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

  • Maintained Weekly Governance Call Livestream
  • Completed miscellaneous livestream troubleshooting and fixes
  • Created walkthrough series for Degenerative.Finance, uSTONKS, and uGAS: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGuOWNjUEy2Kxf8jFxbhwlnyA5jN-Mjf4
  • Rigged and animated Degenerative Finance zombie characters for use in standardized title animation and future DegenFi marketing assets.
  • Updated all Youtube videos with new thumbnail images
  • Updated Youtube channel banner asset and logo
  • Created ComethSwap #YamsInSpace tweet thread
  • Copyedited and contributed to question responses for the Yam Community AMA
  • Copyedited, revised, and provided material for the uSTONKS announcement: https://twitter.com/YamFinance/status/1369044732530331657?s=20
  • Copyedited, revised, and provided material for the DeFi Socks competition tweet thread: https://twitter.com/YamFinance/status/1367597868954050560?s=20
  • Copyedited and proofed DAO House Medium article: Yam Finance Presents “DAO House”. We are excited to present DAO House… | by Yam Finance | Mar, 2021 | Medium
  • Facilitated cross-protocol collaboration discussions for DAO House and Degenerative Finance
  • Engaged in misc business development meetings with protocols and CEXs to promote $YAM listing and cross-protocol collaboration around $uGAS
  • Helped to vet and facilitate new contributor introductions and onboarding
  • Collaborated with @Jeremy to outline and write upcoming Yam Finance Roadmap Update
  • Initiated product calendar system for Yam Contributors and collaborated with @Bruce to troubleshoot calendars after transition to Notion for project management
  • Participated in misc product development and strategy meetings around Degenerative Finance and Umbrella

Next Month

  • Collaborate on Degenerative V2 rewards strategy with @nonstopTheo
  • Revise NFT promotional campaign brief and roadmap for internal review
  • Complete $uGAS promotional pitch one-sheet
  • Create Degenerative V2 walkthrough series
  • Create Yam Governance walkthrough
  • Work with Cometh to facilitate creation of Yam fleet NFTs
  • Continued maintenance of Cometh #YamsInSpace contest and promotional campaign
  • Create governance proposal and facilitate initial liquidity process for $YAM/$MUST Comethswap L2 liquidity mining event
  • Participate in and contribute to upcoming Degenerative V2 launch marketing needs
  • Contribute to Umbrella launch marketing strategy planning and preparation
  • Create misc additional marketing content and assets for Yam and Yam Products

Designer

Branding / Advertising

Last Month

Next Month

  • Degenerative design ideas for the “Manage” section of the interface with new logic based on a visual representation (work in progress).
  • Degen write Test Plan, and participate in test cycles
  • Umbrella writing of User Flows, Functional Spec and Test Plan (in progress)
  • Umbrella create Marketing Strategy and Messaging doc
  • Umbrella further design, branding and marketing development
  • DAO House exploration and concepts for a ‘pain campaign’ based on a marketing strategy to ‘sell and own the category’, with education and punctuated stories of potential pain and how to be a hero instead of a loser.
  • DAO House explore ideas of cross-product integration and wealth management services
  • Yam Products develop the product story and create a Medium post
  • Yam brand work integrating and supporting the work Tom is doing

Ross

Strategist

Last Month

  • Drafted proposal to sushiswap community to release 2/3 vested rewards.
  • Ideation of development of YAMDollar and YieldYAM with theVDM1 and others
  • Coordination with UMA on requirements to create YAMDollar and YieldYAM
  • Review of existing Umbrella documentation (on-going)
  • Testing and Support of uStonks and uGas. Troubleshooting and tech support for community members.
  • Research and Analysis around Degenerative tokenomics models and cost/benefits of a new token for Degenerative.finance.
  • Proposal to move YAM incentives to Degenerative products: https://forum.yam.finance/t/yip-xx-redirect-existing-inflation-rewards-to-yam-products-degenerative-finance-umbrella/1404
  • Business development/Pitching of DAOhouse to different projects.
  • Discord and Forum Moderation

Next Month

  • Coordination of new Synths to be released with Degenerative V2.
  • Continue developing ideas for new synths and ways to improve existing Degenerative synths.
  • Dive into the details of Umbrella to better understand and communicate the best go-to-market model.
  • Continue to evaluate the overall YAM ecosystem and look for ways to make our products work together, as well as evaluate potential for additional token models and DAO revenue building.
  • Discord and Forum Moderation
  • Help with whatever comes up and needs doing.

Ronin

Translator / Moderator

Last Month

  • Updated Yam Documents Chinese version (Yam Documents CN)
  • Updated Degenerative Documents Chinese version (Degenerative Documents CN)
  • Translated Yam Weekly Brief (https://yambriefcn.substack.com)
  • Yam Weekly Brief #7
  • Yam Weekly Brief #8
  • Yam Weekly Brief #9
  • Yam Weekly Brief #10
  • Translated Medium Articles (https://yamfinance-cn.medium.com):
  • Yam Finance Presents “DAO House”
  • Degenerative Finance uSTONKS User Guide
  • Degenerative Update — uSTONKS, uGAS, and Rewards Bonus
  • YAM Community AMA Recap
  • Degenerative Finance — FAQ
  • Published articles on Chinese media Bihu.com
  • Yam Finance Presents “DAO House”
  • Published articles on Chinese media WeChat Official Account
  • Yam Finance Presents “DAO House”
  • Degenerative Update — uSTONKS, uGAS, and Rewards Bonus
  • Moderated two unofficial Yam Chinese WeChat Groups
  • Moderated the unofficial Yam Chinese Telegram Group
  • One of Moderators in Discord Chinese Channel

Next Month

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

Mona

Moderator

Last Month

    1. Daily work of Chinese community
    1. Keep the community active
    1. Organized two community AMA meetings on March 11th and March 25th.
    1. Translate the weekly community call agenda
    1. Promote ustonks, uGas and umbrella

Next Month

    1. Focus on the publicity work of Degen Fi V2 and Umbrella
  • 2.Continue to promote ustonks, to increase TVL and transaction volume
    1. Organize community AMA meetings
    1. Keep the community active

nonstopTheo

Business Development / Umbrella

Last Month

Next Month

  • Degenerative.Finance
  • degenFi v2 launch
  • Synth product dev and roll-out together with other team members
  • Umbrella:
    • Update documentation, litepaper
    • Roll out of UI and biz dev (eg approach other DAOs)
  • 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
  • DAO level:
    • Highlight the “business plan”/monetisation model for the YAM DAO portfolio products
    • Continue spreading the word about YAM progress and help with team expansion where necessary

0xJason

Developer

Last Month

Next Month

  • Continue updating yam.finance website.
  • Yam API development.

Indigo

Degen V2 Website Development

Last Month

  • Degen v2 development

Next Month

  • Finish Degen V2

Blokku-chan

Degen V2 Website Development / Design and development

Last Month

Next Month

  • Finish UI for Umbrella
  • Create 3D illustrations for Degenerative V2

Jeremy

Marketing / Moderator

Last Month

  • Wrote YAM Brief #7https://yambrief.substack.com/p/yam-brief-7
  • Wrote YAM Brief #8https://yambrief.substack.com/p/yam-brief-8
  • Made suggestions on YAM Brief #9https://yambrief.substack.com/p/yam-brief-9-double-ugas-and-ustonks
  • Attended each YAM Marketing Call in the month of March
  • Preparing concept for YAM quarterly eZine
  • Moderating unofficial YAM Telegram group
  • Moderating YAM Discord group

Next Month

  • Yield YAM/YAM Dollar Medium post
  • eZine Content Creation
  • Monthly Medium/Substack YAM posts covering all the latest developments
  • Attending Weekly Marketing Meetings
  • Advising content with the YAM Weekly Briefs

Byterose

Web Developer / Umbrella

Last Month

Next Month

  • YAM API
  • Umbrella UI Development

SybilQueen

Smart Contract Developer

Last Month

  • This Month
  • Development and debugging on the degenerative protocol
  • Development of new assets UVOLBTC
  • Development and deployment of yam Liquidation bot
  • Asset deployments and testing UGASJUN21

Next Month

  • Next Month
  • Development of new assets YAMDOLLAR, YIELDYAM
  • Asset deployments and testing YAMDOLLAR, YIELDYAM
  • Studying more assets for potential developments
  • Updates checks on the degenerative SDK