ENS DAO Newsletter #18 - 11/08/2022 (now weekly!)

ENS DAO Newsletter #18 - 11/08/2022

*Now Published Weekly!

:wave: Hello!

Welcome to the Ethereum Name Service DAO Newsletter!
New publications are released every Tuesday at 3 PM Eastern Time! (7 PM UTC)

That’s right - It’s now every week! With so much happening in ENS, we will now be bringing you the latest news every single week.

The last bi-weekly edition was published a week ago. This edition is a “mini” edition, with the first full weekly edition to be published on Tuesday, November 15th. :partying_face:

Current outlets where it is available include the ENS DAO Forum, through a dedicated Substack, and on the Newsletter’s Twitter, through Revue.

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:newspaper: Newswire

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:memo: Ecosystem Updates

ENS DAO One Year Anniversary

The ENS DAO is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a POAP Paint Party! This interactive event will be a two-hour live stream event with guests from EthStaker, GitPOAP, and others. The event is scheduled for November 8th at 3 pm ET.

Join the fun.

ENS DAO is celebrating its official one-year anniversary since genesis!

📆 - Tues, Nov 8th @ 2:00 PM CST / 8:00 PM UTC
🎦 - Join the live stream via @ethStaker YouTube channel: https://t.co/mm7uDHVfWj

There will be special guests, a painting party, and @poapxyz distribution!

— ensdao.eth (@ENS_DAO) October 31, 2022

:spiral_calendar: ENS Calendar

Keep up with important dates by subscribing to the ENS DAO’s calendar. The Working Group Stewards have restructured meeting times for Q4 2022:

:bridge_at_night: ETH San Francisco (Nov 4-6, 2022)

ETH San Francisco was a hackathon that enables teams to make something great in only 36 hours. The Web3 event brings together developers, industry experts, and companies from all around the globe and showcases the infrastructure and applications that will power the new decentralised web. ENS had a presence at the event, with over $10,000 USD in prize money.

See the Twitter thread below for information about the winners.

We were blown away 🤯 by the projects presented at @ETHGlobal's ETHSanFrancisco hackathon! 🌉

Congrats to the winners of the "Best Use" category, who demo'd novel and technically interesting projects:

🥇 ORG3
🥈 Trustless L2 ENS Registry Rollup Solution
🥉 Peekaboo

— ens.eth (@ensdomains) November 8, 2022

Be sure to stop by the ENS booth during ETHSanFrancisco and chat with @ValidatorEth, @LucemansNL, or @Coltron_eth about what you're building!

We're excited to see your presentations tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/XDwSvmgYsa

— ensdao.eth (@ENS_DAO) November 6, 2022

:newspaper: Working Group News

:balance_scale: Meta-Governance

The Meta-Governance Working Group hosted its weekly meeting on November 1st, 2022 at 7PM UTC.

:hatching_chick: ENS Endaoment Update

After speaking to references and existing customers, and following internal discussion, the stewards have eliminated the following proposals from consideration as finalists:

  • Metix
  • Llama
  • Fyde
  • Mimic

We are still considering the following proposals as potential finalists, and are in discussions with their teams:

  • Avantgarde
  • Karpatkey
  • AdamDAO

The finalists will go to a vote on the 18th. The stewards agreed upon this timeline shift to allow more time to gain feedback from references on the current submissions.

Boardroom, a Web3 Governance Manager, shared a detailed article reviewing the ENS Endaoment initiative which goes in depth into the DAO’s screening process for a fund manager:

📝 Boardroom Brief 06@ENS_DAO is actively searching for a fund manager to help steward the protocol's upcoming endowment. The web3 naming service hopes this new initiative brings stability and longevity to the protocol.

Let’s Explore ↓https://t.co/JR6TgeoDKN pic.twitter.com/zHE4EfA84N

— Boardroom (@boardroom_info) November 7, 2022

More information is available on our governance forum.


The Ecosystem Working Group hosted its weekly meeting on November 3rd, 2022 at 4PM UTC.

:hammer_and_wrench: ENS Project Highlights

3bra.com by @gerbz.eth - A profile page for your Ethereum name.

:newspaper_roll: ENS Core Updates

ENS Labs has completed hiring for a new project manager and community manager. These are expected to be announced the week of November 7th.

:twisted_rightwards_arrows: Contract Updates

Testing and debugging continues on the suite of soon-to-be-released ENS updates.

ENS DAO member @lcfr.eth discovered and reported a bug in the NameWrapper contract, and was rewarded with $3500 USDC and some ENS tokens from ENS Labs as thanks for finding it. We encourage anyone to continue reviewing and testing this suite of contract updates. Thank you very much!

More information can be found on our governance forum.

:white_check_mark: Public Goods

The Public Goods Working Group hosted its weekly meeting on November 3rd, 2022 at 5PM UTC.

:moneybag: ENS Small Grants, October 2022

The results for the October ENS Small Grants rounds are in!

We received close to 100 submissions this month in the Ecosystem and Public Goods rounds. Congratulations to the twenty winners who will receive 1Ξ from the respective working groups. Results are available below.


Public Goods

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all that participated. The small grants rounds payment has been submitted.

Small grants for the Public Goods round will adjust back to 5 recipients for the next round.

:mortar_board: Public Goods Fellowship/Award

  • The upcoming fellowship will use the small grants platform.
  • @gregskril will work on changing the user interface to accommodate the necessary changes.
  • Submissions will open soon after the official announcement and remain open for one month.

:flashlight: Public Goods Project Highlight

  • Laura Leticia Lopez presented a hackathon project, Set in Stone, from ETH Bogotá that helps women send messages via EPNS to institutions that assist with abuse.
  • They are launching an onboarding program for institutions that help women suffering from abuse by giving them subdomains.

:handshake: Get Involved

Thank you very much for reading! See you next Tuesday! :wave:


great update @daylon.eth