SafeDAO Community Updates

:star2: SafeDAO Community Digest – September 2023 :star2:

Hello SafeDAO Community!

September in the Safe ecosystem was teeming with activity. For those who missed out on recent Community and Governance Calls or just need a quick refresher, here’s your detailed monthly digest!

  1. Safe Grants Program (Wave 1) Update:

  • Proposal Submissions: 120 grant proposals were submitted :tada:
  • Categories: Proposals align with planned target distributions - most in Build proposals, followed by Growth, Research and Governance.
  • Common Themes: UX improvements, decentralized Safes, advanced features for professional users, and recovery options.

Grants Decision Updates

  • Decision emails have been sent. Check your inbox! :inbox_tray:
  • The accepted projects need to pass KYB/KYC before being publicly announced.
  • A few projects were added to a waitlist

Deadlines:

  • Final decision on grant allocations by September 27.
  • Projects to launch and weekly syncs commence by October 1.
  • Final milestone deadline by January 14.

Share your feedback on SGP Wave 1 and recommendations for Wave 2 here!

  1. Safe Community Update:

  • Accelerator Programs: Reminder about the Long Hash x Safe Accelerator programs. The deadline is September 29 (Today!!).
  • Discord Updates: Channels have been streamlined in response to community feedback – less clutter, more clarity.
  • Support Channels
    • For technical concerns, go to Stack Exchange.
    • For transactional or recovery issues, the Safe Help Center is recommended.
    • For other Safe team-specific support, respective channels in the Safe Discord have been highlighted.
  • Announcement: ERC 7512 on-chain audits, written by co-founder Richard. The proposal aims to enhance blockchain security with on-chain audit verifications.
  • ZK Integration: Over 40,000 safes were created on the EVM and zkSync networks :tada:
  • Upcoming fun: Safe DAATA and AI hackathon coming soon! Register here
  • Events:
    • Safe was at SafeCon, DappCon, Token 2049 and ETH Global NYC this month
    • Safe will be at DevConnect Istanbul from November 13-19 :tr:
    • Don’t forget to subscribe to the Safe Public Events Calendar
  1. SafeDAO Update

  • SEP #5 If you qualify for the SAFE user allocation as per SEP #5, you now have the opportunity to redeem your additional allocation. The redemption period ends October 27.
  • SEP #7 Governance Framework: In Phase 1;The most recent changes can be found here. Still open to feedback.
  • Resource Allocation (OBRA) Framework: In Phase 0 (SEP #X); feedback from the community is actively sought. Multiple governance calls were held in Discord this month to discuss this.
  • SAFE Token Utility: The call for input on safe token utility has concluded.
  • Stay Updated: Set Snapshot notifications and download the Discourse mobile app for better community engagement!

Safe DAO Community Digest September.pdf (118.5 KB)

A heartfelt thank you to Safe Workstreams for their relentless dedication and to the community for your thoughtful engagement. Here’s to an exciting October ahead!

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Thank you @Nneoma_StableLab and team! I love that the community digests are back. :raised_hands:t2::newspaper:

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This is awesome! Great to see this kick off so fast.

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That’s awesome Where can I get more information?

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Hey! check out the landing page here for more info.

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Thanks @Nneoma_StableLab for the digest, very helpful!

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SafeDAO Biweekly Roundup #1 October 2023:

Welcome to the first SafeDAO Biweekly Roundup of October 2023! Our goal with these summaries is to present a concise snapshot of SafeDAO’s activities every two weeks. If September slipped by you, find all the happenings from SafeDAO in September in the community updates thread.

:heavy_dollar_sign: Safe Grants Program:

  • Announcement of selected grantees coming soon.
  • Delay due to the KYC process.
  • Over 120 high-quality applications received.
  • The next wave (Wave 2) is planned for early 2024.
  • For queries about Safe Grants, the community is directed to use the SafeDAO forum.

:hammer_and_pick: Data and AI Hackathon:

  • Hosted in partnership with Gnosis, The Graph, Covalent, Autolanas etc.
  • Theme revolves around data, AI, and its implications in the crypto space.
  • Hackathon started on Monday and lasted till the following Monday, October 16th.
  • Workshop videos, $20,000 in bounty prizes, and other incentives available.
  • More details can be found on their Twitter.

:handshake: Safe Events:

  • Participation in Eth Lisbon from November 3-5.
  • DevConnect during the week of November 13.
  • ETH India from December 8-10, expecting a turnout similar to or exceeding last year’s 10,000 hackers.
  • Catch up on the recently held SafeDAO X Space where we recapped Q3 at SafeDAO and shared the Q4 outlook

:lock: Safe Wallet Update:

  • Web push notifications are now live.
  • Users will get instant alerts for pending transactions, both inbound and outbound.
  • Feedback is encouraged to improve the wallet experience.

:ballot_box: SafeDAO Governance:

  • The redemption period for SEP #5 is still active till October 27.
  • About 41% of tokens have been redeemed.
  • SEP #7 (Governance Framework voting started on Saturday, October 14.
  • The Resource Allocation framework (OBRA) is still in Stage 0 and community feedback is being incorporated. Keep an eye out for the next governance call where we’ll discuss strategies to fund.

:bulb: Ecosystem Project Highlight: Hopr

  • Hopr aims to provide a data exchange layer for safer interfacing with decentralized infrastructure. It combines economic incentives with the relay of data packets.
  • Sebastian from Hopr introduced “Safe Staking” which separates node infrastructure from the safe that keeps funds.
  • Demo provided on how Hopr integrates with Safe, including the deployment of node management modules.
  • Emphasized the importance of making token staking safer for users.

:warning: Reminder: Be sure to vote on SEP #7, now live on Snapshot after multiple rounds of feedback and edits. The ratification of the SafeDAO Governance Framework is one of the key milestones before voting on the transferability of the Safe token as outlined in SEP #3. Make sure your voice is heard!

Safe DAO Biweekly Roundup #1 October.pdf (124.5 KB)

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:star2: SafeDAO Community Digest – October 2023 :star2:

Hello SafeDAO Community!

October at SafeDAO was full of interesting events and updates. For those who missed out on recent Community and Governance Calls or just need a quick refresher, here’s your monthly digest for October!

1. Safe Grants Program (Wave 1) Update:

  • SGP Wave 1 Grantees have been announced! Check out the 21 teams accepted into Wave 1 of the Safe Grants Program and what they’re working on in this blog
  • From building out critical public goods tooling, exciting growth-focused use cases to further decentralizing Safe, and cross-chain Smart Accounts, the grantee projects will receive a total of EUR 500,000. Congrats to all the grantees!
  • SGP Wave 2 will commence in Q1 2024
  • Share your feedback on SGP Wave 1 and recommendations for Wave 2 here!

2. Safe Community Update:

  • WalletConnect now has native support within Safe {Wallet}! Connect to all your favourite dApps seamlessly!
  • Events:
    • Safe will be at DevConnect Istanbul from November 13-19 :tr:
    • Hack on Safe at EthGlobal Istanbul for a chance to win a prize in the $10k bounty pool. Learn more here
    • Don’t forget to subscribe to the Safe Public Events Calendar!

3. SafeDAO Update

  • The Governance Framework [SEP #7] proposal has passed and reached almost 4x the quorum at 39M votes with 99.6% voting to accept the new governance framework. It entered into force on Monday, October 30, 2023. Welcome to Season 1!
  • Explore the updated SafeDAO Governance Hub with more info about the new Governance Framework and everything you need to know about Sprints and Seasons. Check out what Sprint/Season we’re in in the handy new calendar!
  • Catch up on the recently hosted Twitter Space discussing the new Safe Governance framework
  • The new landing page for Safe Governance is now live! Check it out at Safe Core – Full stack account abstraction
  • SEP #5 The redemption period for unredeemed tokens from the user allocation ended on October 27 with an almost 60% redemption rate
  • Resource Allocation (OBRA) Framework: In Phase 0 (SEP #X); feedback from the community is actively sought. Multiple governance calls have been held to discuss this and feedback from the community is being incorporated into the SEP.
  • SAFE Token Utility: The call for input on safe token utility has concluded.
  • Stay Updated: Set Snapshot notifications and download the Discourse mobile app for better community engagement!

Community Support Channels

  • For technical concerns, go to Stack Exchange.
  • For transactional or recovery issues, the Safe Help Center is recommended.
  • For other Safe team-specific support, respective channels in the Safe Discord have been highlighted.

Safe DAO Community Digest October 2023.pdf (119.3 KB)

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SafeDAO Biweekly Roundup #1 November 2023:

Welcome to the SafeDAO Biweekly Roundup #1 of November 2023!

:heavy_dollar_sign: Safe Grants Program:

  • Projects accepted into SGP Wave 1 are already hitting their first milestones! Check out SGP Wave 1 Milestone 1 announcements and highlights here

:ballot_box: SafeDAO Governance:

Proposals

  • The SafeDAO Governance Framework SEP #7 entered into effect on Monday, October 30th!
  • SEP #8, the OBRA framework, reached the signalling threshold according to the governance framework to move to a voting stage. Be sure to vote now!

Updates

Key Dates for Season 1 / Sprint 1
All these key dates are also available in the updated governance calendar

  • Proposal Submission Start for Phase 0
    • Date: Monday, 30 October 2023 - PASSED
    • Time: 0:01 UTC
    • Note: For proposal authors to begin submitting their proposals.
  • Phase 1 Proposal Submission Deadline
    • Date: Monday, 6 November 2023 - PASSED
    • Time: 23:59 UTC
    • Note: Final date for proposal authors to submit for consideration in this sprint. Proposals must be submitted by this deadline to advance to Phase 2.
  • Proposal Review Call
    • Date: Wednesday, 8 November 2023 - PASSED
  • Signaling Maturity for Phase 2 Deadline
    • Date: Monday, 13 November 2023 - PASSED
    • Time: 23:59 UTC
    • Note: Deadline for guardians and delegates to signal proposal maturity for moving to Phase 2.
  • Start of Phase 2 Voting
    • Date: Thursday, 16 November 2023 - PASSED
  • Voting Period Closure
    • Date: Monday, 27 November 2023

:lock:Safe Ecosystem Updates

  • Safe usage metrics are hitting all-time highs! Check out Messari’s Q3 2023 report on Safe.
  • Effective November 30th, 2023, Safe’s API will shift its token pricing to a new, community-managed service, leading to the API returning zero values for USD token prices. Users requiring immediate price data are advised to utilise alternative services like Coingecko. The pricing logic is shifting to a new community-maintained service currently in development. Check it out here.
  • Multisight is surveying how to responsibly incentivise multisig signer rewards. Take the survey here. Your response is greatly appreciated.
  • You can now set up a Safe Smart Account with your Google account! Learn about it here
  • Check out open roles at Safe here

:handshake: Safe Events:

  • Set a reminder for the upcoming X Space with Safe and Messari where key metrics and data points from the State of Safe Q3 2023 report will be discussed.
  • Catch up on the discussion of the OBRA framework with this recording
  • Missed DappCon Berlin 2023? Catch up on the talks and workshops from the Safe team here.
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to the Safe Public Events Calendar!

:warning: Reminder: Be sure to vote on SEP #8, now live on Snapshot after multiple rounds of feedback and edits. The ratification of the SafeDAO Resource Allocation is one of the key milestones before voting on the transferability of the SAFE token as outlined in SEP #3. Make sure your voice is heard! The voting period ends Monday, 27th November 2023 between 11 pm and 11:59 pm UTC.

SafeDAO Biweekly 1 November.pdf (160.8 KB)

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