A recap of what has been going on with Aragon during Q2 2018
As per our Transparency Model, we do quarterly Transparency Reports of our use of funds and about the overall progress of the project.
This is our main transparency tool which shows our use of funds with human readable descriptions attached to each transaction.
Salaries and expenses in Q2:
These include expenses such as salaries, travel expenses and annual bonuses.
635.88 ETH, equivalent of ~$236,365
11,321.53 ANT, equivalent of ~$36,160
Payments to service providers in Q2:
Total of ~$212,807
These include business expenses, payments to accountants and lawyers. Included are also things like work equipment to team members, new laptops, office equipment, etc., which are essential for us to work effectively since we're a fully distributed team, each working from a different location.
Sponsoring and event tickets in Q2:
Total of ~$123,615
We were proud sponsors and supporters of some awesome events in the Ethereum and crypto space.
- We organized and were part of the first EIP0 Summit.
Aragon is one of the signers of the #EIP0 statement to support #Ethereum governance initiatives.— Aragon (@AragonProject) May 9, 2018
We hope to see such initiatives stimulate the community to come together, #buidl and legitimize governance solutions for a brighter future!https://t.co/biTuC9XCEg
Toured Asia with some other amazing projects as a part of the Ethereum Community Tour Asia.
Participated as a sponsor and presented at EDCON.
Watch the From Zero to a Community-driven DAO in 15 minutes presentation by Luis Cuende
Sponsored the awesome Blockchain Summit Zug 2018.
Watch the Keynote presentation Experimenting with Governance at the Speed of Software by Luis Cuende
- Participated and sponsored WeAreDevelopers World Congress 2018.
Watch the Creating a Democratic Decentralized Blockchain Organization in 10 minutes presentation by Luis Cuende
Bounties in Q2:
We allocated this sum for Aragon bounties in Q2, necessarily not all of these have been claimed or paid out yet, and some may still be active from before.
250 ANT, equivalent of ~$882
You can find our active bounties for example at https://openbounty.status.im/app#/?owner=aragon.
In Q1 there were expenses paid for a code audit and now the results of that audit are available at https://wiki.aragon.org/documentation/audits/audit_whg01_report/
Another audit is currently underway and a total of 445.27 ETH and 12,800.37 ANT, equivalent of ~$231,295 was spent on audits.
Aragon Nest grants program in Q2:
Four new teams have been awarded grants with funding from the Aragon Project
There is currently 9 teams that are being funded by the Aragon Nest grants program.
Find out more in the Nest GitHub repository.
~462 ETH, equivalent of ~$239,500
We're super happy to be introducing four new teams funded by the Aragon Nest grants program!— Aragon (@AragonProject) August 17, 2018
Awesome teams that #buidl on #Ethereum: @zklabs on scalable voting, @Givethio on their DApp, a datastore by Espresso Team and infrastructure by @DAppNode!https://t.co/OSFP9PVjAU
Opened (and still open):
You can find more details about the development progress in our Aragon Q2 Development Update blog post.
Our developers have hard at work and here's a recap of the progress of development from the second quarter of 2018.— Aragon (@AragonProject) August 15, 2018
Earlier we told that first round of audits was underway and today we are also publishing the results of that audit!https://t.co/BdUm7R1bOw
New Aragon team funded
Aragon DAC, a new community effort to foster Aragon's development led by Giveth
In Q2 the second team to work on the Aragon Project led by Giveth, called Aragon DAC was funded and announced.
The @AragonProject and @Givethio are proud to announce the launch of Aragon DAC, a Decentralized Altruistic Community on the Giveth platform that will be the second team with @AragonOneTeam building out core Aragon infrastructure for the end usershttps://t.co/5RCFFJcAbu— Aragon (@AragonProject) August 9, 2018
No token buybacks took place in Q2 2018.
Thanks to Alexa Weaver for helping with this post.
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