A recap of what has been going on with Aragon during Q4 2017
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.
All USD equivalents have been calculated by the price of ETH/ANT at the time of conversion.
Salaries in Q4:
October: 154.91 ETH, equivalent of about $43,994.44 and 1,224.76 ANT, equivalent of $1,861.64
November: 91.06 ETH, equivalent of $39,597.44 and 3,667.08 ANT, equivalent of $8,250.93 as well as 2.41 ETH, equivalent of $594 was paid to a contractor.
December: 84.63 ETH, equivalent of about $60,654.32 and 12,321.74 ANT, equivalent of about $5,753.38
Expenses in Q4:
259.30 ETH, equivalent of around $90,831.46 and 2,356.02 ANT equivalent of around $26,268.06
These include business expenses, payments to a PR agency, conducting an audit for aragon-core and aragon-apps, payments to accountants and payments to a video production team. 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.
One of these expenses included us hosting an Aragon Meetup event in Helsinki. Henri from Streamr and Sami from TrueBit were there to present their projects as well, we had lots of fun and thanks to everyone who attended!
We have a repository in our Github for Aragon Governance Proposals where team members and community members can start new governance proposals for the project. This quarter there were two new AGP's started by community member andriytyurnikov, thanks for contributing!
We had monthly Aragon HQ Meetings, but wanted to reduce the amount of time spent in meetings. So they are now integrated into the Aragon Community Meetings as per AGP7: Merge Aragon HQ and Community meetings.
Streamed live on Oct 6, 2017
Streamed live on Oct 13, 2017
Streamed live on Oct 27, 2017
Streamed live on Nov 10, 2017
Streamed live on Dec 1, 2017
You can find more details about the development progress in our Aragon Q4 Development Update blog post.
We launched our new website at https://aragon.one/
New Team members
In Q4 of 2017, 5 new members joined the team! That doubled our team size to a total of 10.
The goal of the program is to attract talent to research and build the necessary tooling for developing solutions around Aragon and Ethereum.
More details about the Nest program will be posted here at the Aragon blog soon.
Aragon Press Kit
Aragon Press Kit is now available in the Aragon Wiki for anyone interested!
We began buying our tokens back a couple weeks after the token sale had closed. The Aragon Foundation has kept occasionally buying more tokens since then.
ANT is a great tool for us to incentivize contributors. Having a wide, varied community of contributors from different backgrounds is important.
More details and reasoning behind the decision to do these can be found in our Token Buyback Transparency Report.
1,600 ETH, equivalent of $504,944, done in two parts of 800 ETH
800 ETH, equivalent of $264,256
1000 ETH, equivalent of $427,730
A total of 712,199 ANT was bought during this period.
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