This thread summarizes the state of PrimeDAO at the start of 2024.
The PrimeDAO Q3 update and new highs of on-chain activity led to increased activity among D2D stakeholders.
Guided by the Q4 Ops team, PrimeDAO resumed its Research and Development and made significant progress, while seeing its total non-D2D holdings increase by over $10,000 and spending only ~3% of the D2D held by PrimeDAO.
Summary of Q4 developments
Successfully functioned as a design partner for the ve8020 Launchpad powered by Balancer to include features required for veD2D.
Drafted the veD2D plan (see thread for details and consider leaving your input) and started developing the initial veD2D system.
Hosted three stakeholder meetings to gather product and vision input
Collaborated with SupremeDAO (see thread for details) to develop a D2D-USDC strategy based on their new PowerPool-powered product that will launch in January 2024.
Collaborated with Inverter (see thread for details) to spec out improvements of the ve factory system based on the modular approach of Inverter. Design and development will continue in Q1 2024.
Completed a research cycle to explore the potential of building a Liquidity Bootstrapping Solution on top of Mangrove.Exchange. The research’s outcome was that the additional overhead of building a new solution would not provide sufficient user benefits to pursue further development. However, the Mangrove Exchange is considered an exciting on-chain primitive that Prime could use in the future.
Total Assets under Control of PrimeDAO
~ $140,000 worth of non-D2D tokens, from which ~$35,000 in USDC and $40,000 in ETH. Total non-D2D token holdings increased by $10,000+ since the start of Q4 2024.
~ 63M D2D tokens (63% of total supply). A decrease of about 2M D2D tokens since the start of Q4 2024.
~ 155,000 SAFE Tokens.
The Accounting Dashboard can be viewed here.
Spending in D2D to increase stakeholder alignment and minimize costs
In Q4, most contributions were awarded in D2D instead of USDC. By awarding contributors with D2D, PrimeDAO minimizes its stablecoin spending while further decentralizing its governance.
The increase in D2D distribution does not negatively influence the market price of D2D, given that the token is up nearly 20% from the start of Q4.
Proposals in Q4
[Passed] PDP16: Q4 Ops Budget: Proposal to fund a small Prime ops team focussed on Operations and Hosting, Treasury Management, Strategy, and R&D.
[Passed] Prime <> Inverter I RnD Proposal: Proposal to support the implementation of veD2D and continue design and development work to create a more robust and modular veFactory system that can be used by Prime and third-parties based on the Inverter system.
Upcoming Q1 developments
The main developments in Q1 are Tokenomics and product releases
It is anticipated that the veD2D tokeneconomy, if approved by PrimeDAO governance, will be launched in the coming two months based on the veD2D thread.
Continued development of an improvement veFactory will be on-going to have a prototype of an improved system ready by the end of Q1 based on the Inverter RnD thread.
The D2D - USDC yield strategy developed by SupremeDAO on top of PowerPool is anticipated to go live in the next two months.
At the end of Q1 2024, we will have nearly concluded the SupremeDAO strategy pilot, launched veD2D, and have a clear product vision and design for an improved veFactory solution.