Cyril Mawutor Agbenyenu
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a few seconds ago

What Is Aave?

At the very heart of the decentralized finance (DeFi) movement, is the permissionless lending and borrowing markets. The importance of lending and borrowing in a decentralized economy cannot be understated. First, it opens up the opportunity for users to get access to a wide range of assets by supplying a single asset which rarely happens traditionally. It also offers margin trading options and allows long-term investors to lend their assets and earn higher interest rates. So users are able to engage in these activities without the need for a traditional brokerage.

Initially launched in November 2017 as a peer-to-peer lending platform called ETHLend, Aave has championed DeFi innovation over the years and has earned “OG” status from the wider crypto ecosystem. The Aave protocol can be described as a non-custodial liquidity protocol, where customers can either supply assets, borrow assets, or perform liquidations. Suppliers provide assets to markets to earn interest while borrowers can take out assets by providing collateral. Liquidators are able to buy borrowers’ collateral at a discount when the collateral value is not able to properly cover their debt. Collectively, these enable a fully functioning protocol and provide powerful incentives to users to ensure the protocol’s integrity.

rplust
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May 13th, 2022

Stellar Submissions is a series of articles by MetricsDAO wherein we highlight bounty submission best practices by showcasing the grand prize winners of our bounty programs. Our goal with this is to sharpen the skills of on-chain analysts and raise the overall quality of bounty submissions.

In this edition of Stellar Submissions, we look into the grand prize winners of the first two rounds of our Olympus Bounty Program.

Grand Prize Winners

1. Comprehensive Monitoring

Braxton
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May 13th, 2022

This post will be the first in a new series of deep dives into the Web3 space. MetricsDAO is a collective focused on bringing consistent and innovative analysis into the forefront of Web3, however Web3 is constantly growing. The goal of this series is to help showcase new projects to the MetricsDAO community.

The first project we will be going over is Biconomy. Very simply put, Biconomy is focused on making Web3 more accessible and attractive for mainstream users. We will dig a little more in depth into how exactly they plan to do this in the rest of this post.

Provided here is a quick look at the points that will be discussed in this post:

  • Pulse check on Web3
  • How does Biconomy fit in?
  • A Match made in heaven?
Braxton
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May 6th, 2022

A collective network of analysts, working to provide insights on demand, across the globe. It’s a fantastic and useful concept on paper. Once the details are sorted out, it’s an incredible one. However, it’s also a large and complex concept once you dive into all of those different variables. Metrics DAO is a bold undertaking, but with a careful look at every piece in the puzzle, there is a lot of value.

Okay so we have the analysts working on projects all over.

How do we get the analysts? Incentives.

Compensation? Well what kind?

Graham Ferguson
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May 6th, 2022

From all of us at MetricsDAO, we are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with Messari - the leading provider of crypto market intelligence products, professional-grade data, tools and research - to provide them with on-chain analytics using our on-demand bounty process.

The partnership is set to kick off today  with an initial scope of eight protocols including Bancor, DODO, Platypus Finance, GMX, CREAM, MakerDAO, Convex and TreasureDAO. Pending a successful initial engagement with these protocols, the MetricsDAO analysts will take on bounties for an additional 12 protocols and potentially scores of others.

vetaverse
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May 5th, 2022

Every week there is a new bounty, and our chance of winning a prize! But if you are new to crypto and on-chain analytics, how can you get started?

Here is our guide! In general, you will need to go through three simple steps:

  1. Question decomposition,
  2. Data sleuth, and
  3. Putting everything together!

Let’s dive in each one of them!

Austin
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danner
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May 5th, 2022

Intro

Flipside Crypto, the startup that is bootstrapping MetricsDAO, just announced their $50M Series A funding round at a $350m valuation on 4/19, a huge milestone for one of the major blockchain data projects in the space. Alongside Flipside, MetricsDAO has grown exponentially, starting off from its humble origins as a group chat (as most DAOs tend to do) to a full-fledged organization that is developing its own protocol and governance structure this year. 

We thought it would be a great time to highlight the journey, growth and vision of MetricsDAO from one of the earlier members - Danner, who also is a key contributor at Flipside Crypto, focusing on the community and DAO team. Below is a condensed interview of our discussion. 

Accurate representation of Danner and I during this interview
Accurate representation of Danner and I during this interview
rplust
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April 28th, 2022

Stellar Submissions is a series of articles by MetricsDAO wherein we highlight bounty submission best practices by showcasing the grand prize winners of our bounty programs. Our goal with this is to sharpen the skills of on-chain analysts and raise the overall quality of bounty submissions.

This edition of Stellar Submissions highlights the grand prize winners MetricsDAO’s Uniswap Bounty Program, Round 4.

Grand Prize Winners

1. A guide for everyone

rplust
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April 22nd, 2022

DAOplomats are at the center of driving growth for MetricsDAO. They decide who to partner with, and which opportunities to pursue. Anyone interested is welcome to join us and contribute!

MetricsDAO’s mission is to empower analytical minds and enable blockchains and protocols to succeed. We have been working hard towards this mission and we want to take things to the next level. In order to do so, we need DAOplomats.

But what is a DAOplomat anyway?

DAOplomats are envoys from one DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) to another DAO. They build relationships with communities who share the same values, and whose mission and vision could benefit from said partnership. This entails facilitating the delivery of mutually beneficial value to other communities.

rplust
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April 20th, 2022

Stellar Submissions is a series of articles by MetricsDAO wherein we highlight bounty submission best practices by showcasing the grand prize winners of our bounty programs. Our goal with this is to sharpen the skills of on-chain analysts and raise the overall quality of bounty submissions.

This edition of Stellar Submissions is a continuation of MetricsDAO’s Uniswap Bounty Program. We put the spotlight on grand prize winners of the third round.

Grand Prize Winners

1. Mixing Macro- and Micro- Level

Graham Ferguson
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April 20th, 2022

For my first year out of undergrad or “freshman year of life” - as my friends and I colloquialized it -  I was an “Associate Consultant” at a large data/tech consulting firm. I generally associate this season of my career with intense personal growth, great professional relationships and valuable client-facing experience. However, there were many everyday processes that seemed innate to “consulting” - not just native to my firm at the time, that felt antiquated and desperately in need of change.  

Between high billing fees, unpredictable working hours and (most often) the literal forbiddance of financial investment into client work, there are a lot of things that could be better. 

Enter MetricsDAO: the future of data-driven problem solving. 

The most successful web3 projects going forward in 2022 and beyond are those that will build bridges to the mainstream, expand our reach, and execute to solve problems and improve processes that our community has yet to address. When the idea of producing content for MetricsDAO was proposed to me by a friend a few weeks ago, I initially met the “opportunity” with skepticism. For anyone trying to keep up with the latest in defi/crypto/web3, it’s nearly impossible to discern - in any reasonable amount of time - the legitimacy of projects in a world of shitposts, rug pulls and unbridled anonymity.

rplust
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April 12th, 2022

Uniswap Bounty Program, Round 1 and 2 - March-April 2022

Stellar Submissions is a series of articles by MetricsDAO wherein we highlight bounty submission best practices by showcasing the grand prize winners of our bounty programs. Our goal with this is to sharpen the skills of on-chain analysts and raise the overall quality of bounty submissions.

In this edition of Stellar Submissions, we will highlight the grand prize winners of the first two rounds of MetricsDAO’s Uniswap Bounty Program.

spannocchi.eth
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April 5th, 2022

Distribute your tokens, get on-demand analytics and community growth.

Apply here to partner with MetricsDAO. We’ve got 3 spots left for June, apply until the end of April to activate the analytics machine!

Analytics, Exposure & User Acquisition for DAOs

By partnering with MetricsDAO, you’ll get access to top-tier analysts who will create the analytics and tools that your community is asking for. The fact that outputs are produced in near-real time means that they stay relevant and get widely shared on social & by media, which promotes your on-chain activity and drives awareness for your project. 

rplust
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March 29th, 2022

Stellar Submissions is a series of articles by MetricsDAO wherein we highlight bounty submission best practices by showcasing the grand prize winners of our bounty programs. Our goal with this is to sharpen the skills of on-chain analysts and raise the overall quality of bounty submissions.

In this edition of Stellar Submissions, we will put the spotlight on the grand prize winners of our Harmony Bounty Program.

Grand Prize Winners

1. Quality Transaction Visualizations

rplust
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March 23rd, 2022

A few weeks ago, we wrote about MetricsDAO’s bounty review process and what criteria our bounty operations pod/reviewers rely on to evaluate bounty submissions. These are:

  • Accuracy & Completeness,
  • Insights, 
  • Visualizations, and 
  • Definitions 

We also gave examples of top quality submissions and some best practices.

In this article about Stellar Submissions, we will highlight the grand prize winners for each of MetricsDAO’s bounty programs to further drive home the point of what makes a good submission. We will list best practices and tips to avoid common mistakes as recommended by our team of reviewers and the submission authors themselves. Our goal with this is to sharpen the skills of on-chain analysts and raise the overall quality of bounty submissions.

spannocchi.eth
0xaeE6
March 15th, 2022

Giv Parvaneh, Senior Blockchain Engineer at Harmony, was kind enough to answer some of our questions. MetricsDAO is currently completing the second grant for Harmony and creating a dashboard with metrics that the Harmony community was excited about.

Q. You’ve given two grants to MetricsDAO. Were you satisfied with the results overall?
A. Absolutely! MetricsDAO has been a pleasure to work with. We were already impressed with the team and the quality of output so a further collaboration was a no-brainer. The Harmony community now has access to extremely valuable insights to understand critical metrics.

Q. What business needs do you support with these insights? Do you use them to identify long-term opportunities or are these insights helping you to hone in on current challenges?
A. These insights are mostly for the community to understand the growth and trajectory of the ecosystem. Having visibility to basic metrics such as the velocity of transactions and the number of active wallets is key to understanding the growth of the ecosystem. We also use these metrics to better prepare our infrastructure for scalability.

Q. What was the most valuable aspect of the collaboration?
A. The most valuable aspect was having access to MetricsDAO's passionate community. There are some seriously talented data analysts in this community that took some very broad and high-level requirements from us and just ran with it with very little hand-holding. They know what they are doing and the results speak for themselves.

spannocchi.eth
0xaeE6
March 12th, 2022

MetricsDAO pod leader Gab_riel#9582 recently compiled his experiences with the use of POAPs into an insightful Discord post.

Since these gems tend to get washed away in the steady stream of conversations, this article preserves them for future reference. Either by MetricsDAO or other POAP authors. Ready? Let’s go!

What are the benefits of POAPs and why are they growing in popularity?

Rochelle Guillou
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spannocchi.eth
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danner
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March 10th, 2022

What a fluid entity with low friction contribution conduits looks like in Web3. 

Trees and fungi were once small, unacquainted ocean expats, still slick with seawater, searching for new opportunities. Together, they became a collective life form of unprecedented might and magnanimity. ~ Ferris Jabr

We believe this is a model for how decentralized organizations can flourish and thrive.

Rochelle Guillou
0xE2C8
danner
0x581B
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March 10th, 2022

MetricsDAO launched in 2021 to operationalize, automate and scale the creation of on-chain analytics for crypto projects. In the past three months we’ve seen an unaffiliated group of people from all over the world start to organize around this mission, and grow to nearly 1,500 contributors. Projects such as Harmony, OlympusDAO, and Uniswap have already approved grants to tap into the DAO’s community for the analytics they need.

Getting here this quickly took more than a vision and a Discord. Actually growing, organizing, and enabling the MetricsDAO community to drive outcomes could not have happened this quickly without Flipside Crypto’s support, via a process we call “excubation”.

In this article we aim to shed light on what the bootstrapping, or “excubating” process has looked like so far, how it’s working, and how specific challenges could cause it to fail. We don’t claim to have all of the answers — in fact we’re still experimenting with the right structures and incentives to move MetricsDAO towards further decentralization and automation.

If you have questions, comments, or ideas after reading this, please message us in Discord! We’d love to discuss.

rplust
0x0829
March 10th, 2022
Image from Seasons of Change
Image from Seasons of Change

As a data-driven organization, MetricsDAO strives to learn from best practices that other DAOs are implementing. One of our MARCOM team, rplust, talks about his experiences over at Raid Guild (check them out!), with additional commentary in italics.

Overview

Raid Guild (RG) is a Service DAO akin to a project management and dev shop for web3 projects. Their services span from project consultation and one-off product feature developments, to full-on project life cycle management.

rplust
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March 10th, 2022

For the most part, questions and challenges related to bounty programs are released in one-go, with mostly the same deadline across the board. This is regardless of the questions’ difficulty level and complexity. While this style of release is still able to generate good submissions and community engagement, we see some problems that come with it.

Firstly, some bounty questions around the protocol or blockchain involved are left unanswered given the time constraints and the difficulty level. Another is that analysts are not able to first familiarize themselves with the topic of concern and strategically dive deeper into the bounties which leads to submissions that can be much improved. Lastly, due again to not having enough time, analysts are not able to complete several bounty questions which decreases their potential earnings from bounty programs.

Our hypothesis is that

  1. If bounty questions are released based on difficulty level with easier ones going out first, more questions around the protocol or blockchain can be answered. This is because analysts can have a chance to first familiarize themselves with the protocol and tackle complex questions later on.
  2. If the volume of questions are controlled with a staggered release, analysts will have enough time to think through their solutions and generate higher quality submissions.
  3. If analysts are given enough time, they will be able to tackle more bounty questions and maximize their potential earnings.
rplust
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March 10th, 2022

Bounties form a big part of MetricsDAO’s mission to deliver high-quality analytics solutions. As our partners rely on accurate, timely, and informative analytics, it is important that MetricsDAO evaluates bounty submissions according to a specific set of criteria. These are Accuracy & Completeness, Insights, Visualizations, and Definitions.

Submissions that get decent scores in these criteria are qualified to receive bounty payouts. Those that get a perfect score are then entitled to the grand prize. Let’s get started on a breakdown of these criteria.

Accuracy & Completeness

Given that bounties aim to firstly answer questions, it is important that a submission answers all the questions related to the bounty. The methodology also needs to be clear and logical in order to explain the concepts involved.

spannocchi.eth
0xaeE6
March 10th, 2022

Goal: To generate a high volume of diverse and interesting questions for the Convex Pod

Set Up

MetricsDAO provides a 6 step process for ​​Organized, On-Demand Analytics Delivery, or as we like to call it, OODAD.

spannocchi.eth
0xaeE6
March 10th, 2022

I interviewed Anton last Friday, 28 January 22, and we spoke about his approach to analyzing DFK (DeFi Kingdom data). Anton made the 5th place on Harmony’s DFK Transaction Tracker Bounty! 🎉

Here’s a link to his amazing dashboard: Defi Kingdoms Report Generator — Anton Yip (dfk-report.vercel.app). And link to the bounty: Defi Kingdoms (harmony.one)

Q: Hi Anton! Thanks for taking the time to chat and congrats to your price. You chose Node.js to build the dashboard and a backend to query the Snowflake DB. Wow! Why Node?

Ant: I wasn’t very familiar with Node before this project, but it seemed the choice that would give me the quickest results. I don’t know Python or R well enough and the learning curve seemed steeper.

spannocchi.eth
0xaeE6
March 10th, 2022

MetricsDAO member Kakamora (Discord: kakamora#2549) created a beautiful dashboard to illustrate staking user growth. We talked about his process and how it all came together.

Q: How long did it take for you to create your dashboard?

Kakamora (K): 8 hours or so starting from analysis to completing the bounty.

spannocchi.eth
0xaeE6
March 10th, 2022

Community learning is one of the best and most motivating ways to level up. MetricsDAO hosts workshops on data analytics for members and the broader public, and true to our focus on measurable outcomes we follow them up with a survey.

Our first workshop was by our esteemed member Hildobby, who gave us an introduction into using Dune Analytics to extract information on NFTs and present them in a snazzy dashboard.

If this peeks your interest you can watch the recorded workshop here: https://youtu.be/4aA5chHaSiU

spannocchi.eth
0xaeE6
March 10th, 2022

On a sunny February morning in Vienna, Austria, I hopped on a Discord voice call with Chuxin, located 10 timezones away, to talk about data curation, what makes NEAR special and her journey to become a pod leader and data curator for MetricsDAO.

Q: Hi Chuxin, thanks for taking the time to talk with me. Let me ask you a couple of questions regarding the ongoing curation of NEAR protocol blockchain data. What makes NEAR different from say Ethereum, or from Harmony, where you also led the curation efforts for MetricsDAO?

Chuxin: NEAR is another Layer 1 blockchain protocol that has been growing fast, so that was exciting. It uses a Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism and sharding design to improve scalability. In terms of data curation, because of this design, data such as chunks, actions etc. are what we didn’t see in that way in Harmony or Ethereum.

0x3138
January 25th, 2022

Written by @robplust

Last month, MetricsDAO released a survey to its members to better understand their skills and talents. The main purpose was to help the DAO better shape its programs and overall direction in the near future. In this blog post, we will go through the survey results and the key takeaways from the main sections.

On Crypto/Blockchain Experience

  • Nearly 60% of respondents have intermediate experience in crypto using several protocols
  • A little over a quarter are just getting started with crypto.
0x3138
January 24th, 2022

Inspired by Orca Protocol’s blog post on Pods, this article lays out the pod structure that MetricsDAO is following, and the ways in which you can get involved!

Vision

We launched MetricsDAO in October 2021 with the vision to create an organized, automated and scalable process that would enable and reward crypto analysts to deliver on-chain analytics in near-real time.

Through our framework, blockchains and all ecosystem participants will have the data, insights, visualizations and metrics that enable an active, educated and informed community.

0x3138
January 14th, 2022

Goal: Qualify submissions in terms of quality and veracity.

MetricsDAO provides a 6 step process for ​​Organized, On-Demand Analytics Delivery, or as we like to call it, OODAD.

QA for Solutions is the 5th step, which we experimented with for the first time with OlympusDAO. Here’s how we did it, what we learned and how we plan to improve!

0x3138
January 6th, 2022

Goal: Enable and incentivize Analysts to solve Challenges.

MetricsDAO provides a 6 step process for ​​Organized, On-Demand Analytics Delivery, or as we like to call it, OODAD.

After curating the blockchain data, sourcing questions, and turning them into Challenges for Analysts, the fourth step is enabling the community to provide results, visualizations, insights etc. to address these specific Challenges. We refer to this as generating “Solutions”.

This is where our second experiment comes in.

0x3138
December 25th, 2021

MetricsDAO solves analytical challenges for blockchains at scale.

How?

  • Through a community of Analytical Minds who are ready and willing to activate on blockchain data.
  • By supporting utilization of all blockchain data platforms
  • By providing a simple, effective process for generating outcomes. This is “Organized, On-Demand Analytics Delivery” --- or OODAD.
0x3138
December 23rd, 2021

Experiment Overview

There are dozens of components that comprise an effective analytics bounty program including; sourcing and prioritizing questions, structuring bounties and setting difficulty levels for different analysts to solve, providing data access across multiple data platforms to achieve sufficient results, and quality control on outcomes, to name just a few.

On November 5th, we laid out the details of our first experiment: sourcing bounty questions.

Two conflicting needs come into play when sourcing bounty questions. On one hand, efficiency and progressing quickly is key. The crypto space moves at such a fast pace that the right insights needed today might not be the most relevant in two weeks.

0x3138
November 24th, 2021

Hello and happy Turkeys to everyone (unless your vegetarian or vegan, then Tofurkey for you).

The MetricsDAO community is thriving -→ we just crossed 1,000 members in discord and are showing no signs of slowing down. Many projects in flight, organized bounty system underway. Here’s a few things that matter.

First, reminder, what the hell is MetricsDAO?

0x3138
November 6th, 2021

Here’s the latest on MetricsDAO and what’s coming….

Genesis & Core [Genesis+]

MetricsDAO was launched with a group of Genesis Members including

@danner.eth (Flipside) - @drethereum (Rabbit hole)- @andrew.i (Mirror)

0x3138
November 4th, 2021

THE QUESTION VAULT

​​MetricsDAO:  Uniting the best analytical minds in the space to build the future of crypto analytics.

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There are dozens of components that comprise an effective analytics bounty program including;  sourcing and prioritizing questions, structuring bounties, providing data access to achieve sufficient results and quality control on outcomes, to name just a few.

0x3138
October 28th, 2021

Uniting the best analytical minds in the space to build the future of crypto analytics.

The DAO Mission

The purpose of MetricsDAO is to empower analytical minds and enable blockchains and protocols to succeed. It's critical for blockchains and all ecosystem participants to have the data, insights, visualizations and metrics that enable an active, educated and informed community. MetricsDAO will provide the framework for insights to be delivered on-demand and as-needed — sourcing community questions, activating analysts, structuring bounties, and quality controlling results. It will be data platform neutral.