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- Q3/Q4 (2023): Term 2 begins, lead stewards and secretary appointed.
- Bounty: 10,000 USDC Reward for Gitcoin Passport plug-in for Discourse.
- Events: ETH Barcelona, ETH CC, ETHGlobal Paris.
- Proposals: Further endowment strategies; Extend ENS DAO to EIP-4822.
- Community: Town hall recap.
- Integrations: Farcaster, Etherscan, Zapper
- Working Groups: Lead stewards for Q3/Q4 appointed.
For the most up-to-date schedule of events, refer to the ENS Calendar. Any other sources are not guaranteed to be accurate.
See also: ENS DAO Q3/Q4 2023 Dashboard
Objective: create a Gitcoin Passport plug-in for the ENS DAO Forum. This plug-in should improve Sybil resistance and ensure user anonymity. To understand the complete criteria for the project, please refer to the document available here or reach out to @cthulu.eth
Reward: 10,000 USDC
Note: Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in the Bounty Thread with project timeline and relevant information.
|July 5 - 9||ETH Barcelona|
|July 17 - 20||ETH CC|
|July 18||ENS @ ETH CC|
|July 21 - 23||ETH Global Paris|
|July 31||Future of Blockchain University Hackathon|
|[EP3.7] [Social] Approval of ENS Name Normalization Standard (ENSIP-15)||Open||Passed|
|[Draft] [Executable] Extend ENS DAO to EIP 4824||Open||N/A|
|[Draft] [Executable] Approve further actions and strategies for the Endowment||Open||N/A|
For details on the ENS DAO proposal process see our Governance Docs
- ENS Invalid Name Refund Proposal
- ENSIP-14: Platform Source Parameter: Discussion
- ENS Name Auto-Renewal
- ENSIP: Signature Validation for ENS Domains
- Deep DAO: Understanding and Improving the Governance Participation in ENS
- Temp Check: Swap Portion of Treasury USDC to DAI
ENS hosted its Q2 town hall on June 29th, 4PM UTC Time — the core team, stewards, and several ecosystem projects presented their results. We’re lucky to have such devoted community members who work tiredlessly to push ENS Forward.
Things to do:
Do you have feature requests that can help improve ENS? Check out http://ens.canny.io and submit your feedback and ideas!
- BlockTalk — Digital Identity with ENS Domains
- ENS Updates and Integrations
- ENS Builders Edition
- ENS DAO Minimalism
Farcaster, a “sufficiently decentralizied” Web3 social protocol has announced that they are upgrading Farcaster usernames to be compliant with ENS. They are planning to add .eth username support for users that prefer to use their existing ENS name.
Claim your free subname with Farcaster now.
Zapper, the social web3 explorer, has announced their integration with ENS, enabling users to view their avatar, description, and socials of addresses with ENS profiles, all in one place.
Try it out now.
ENS and Etherscan have integrated their platforms to improve user experience and streamline the process of accessing .eth domain names on Etherscan. Users can now search for .eth domain names directly on Etherscan, and clicking on a search result will take them directly to the associated address page on Etherscan. This integration aims to make ENS more accessible and user-friendly within the Ethereum ecosystem.
@domico.eth (product designer) announced a significant update that simplifies the process of changing primary names. The update includes gas savings, improved user experience, and new functionality. The new UX displays all potentially valid names, optimizes transactions to minimize gas costs, allows users to unset their primary name directly within the app, with clear explanations on how to do so.
@matoken.eth (developer) provides a guide on deploying websites to ENS+IPFS, which involves converting the website into a Single Page App (SPA) and setting up Continuous Integration (CI) on Fleek. They also explain the process of setting up an SSL certificate, mentioning that SSL certificates are already in place for second-level ENS names.
Read the guide now.
- Unruggable Names — premm.eth
- Nethereum — juanblanco.eth
- Optimism CCIP Resolver — stkux.eth
- Optinames — stevegachau.eth
- ENS Resolver in Rust — jeromebernard.eth
- Namespace — thecap.eth
The Large Grants initiative was designed to provide funding for projects that offer outstanding utility and impact within the Ethereum ecosystem. This initiative represents an experimental approach to establish a means of funding Public Goods that showcase exceptional usefulness and influence within the Ethereum ecosystem.
In total, the Public Goods working group received 38 submissions, categorized as follows:
- Education (19)
- Tools (12)
- Infrastructure (7)
Read the full review.
Developed by @gregskril (developer) at ETH Global (Waterloo), this project aims to address concerns related to accessing the Tornado Cash website after a DAO attack. The idea proposes a versioned approach to deploying decentralized frontends for web3 protocols in order to ensure the integrity of their contents. Instead of relying on dynamic domain names like tornadocash.eth.limo, the proposal suggests deploying static versions such as v1.tornadocash.eth, v2.tornadocash.eth, and so on, with each version locked and unchangeable.
The goal is to create decentralized websites that contain mission-critical information and require minimal updates. The implementation involves utilizing the ENS NameWrapper, along with a resolver and subname renewal manager contracts created by @serenae, to tie everything together. The project’s frontend is built using Vite, React, RainbowKit, viem, wagmi, and thorin for design, while the core functionality relies on IPFS and ENS.
Read more now.
1W3 is a decentralized web platform that serves as an alternative to Linktree. It provides users with a personalized and censorship-resistant hub to showcase their identity and creations. Users have complete control over their digital presence, free from centralized control. They can integrate various elements such as social profiles, portfolios, blogs, NFTs, videos, podcasts, photos, calendars, and more, all on a single customizable page.
Future developments include:
- Arweave Permastorage integration
- Image gallery feature
- YouTube video embedding
Read the update in full.
During a recent ENS DAO space, @brantlymillegan articulated a vision for DAOs to prioritize simplicity and focus solely on essential governance activities critical to the protocol’s functioning. The overarching objective of this approach was to streamline operations, optimize efficiency, and foster effective governance within the DAO ecosystem.
Listen to the Space now.
The responsibilities of Lead Stewards are set out in Rule 8.7 of the Working Group Rules.
- Stewards have appointed @Limes as the Secretary for this Term.
The responsibilities of the Secretary are set out in Rule 9.8 of the Working Group Rules.
The total working group spending was $1.6m through June 30th, 2023, using a rounded term-end price of $1,900/ETH and $1/USDC.
The Meta-Governance working group spent $281,000 USDC and 29.4 ETH. The spending was primarily allocated for DAO compensation, DAO tooling, endowment fees, and other expenses.
The Ecosystem working group spent 729,181 USDC and 59 ETH across various categories. The spending included grants, bug bounties, hackathons, support, and other expenses.
The Public Goods working group spent $311,614 USDC and 45 ETH. The spending included grants for large and small projects, as well as support for hackathons.
Please refer to the full summary for a comprehensive breakdown of spending in each category for the respective working groups.
|Meta-Governance||3pm UTC||Tuesday||Google Meet|
|Public Goods||4pm UTC||Tuesday||Google Meet|
|ENS Ecosystem||4pm UTC||Thursday||Google Meet|
- Endowment Weekly Report — June 26th
- EP 3.7 ENS Name Normalization Standard (ENSIP-15) passed with over 1.9m votes.
Note: Karpatkey will switch to monthly reporting for all DAO collaborations, including ENS. These reports will be delivered in a web format on the 10th of the following month, starting with the report for July 2023 on August 10th.
- EIP-7212 has merged with the Ethereum EIP GitHub Repo. Follow the discussion.
- Discretionary grants were awarded. See the recepients.
- 36k new .eth registrations (currently 2.7m names)
- $1.5m in protocol revenue (all goes to the DAO)
- 30k new eth accounts w/ at least 1 ENS name (total 724k)
- 9,507 avatar records set (total 102k)
- 791 DWeb content records set (total 21,087)
Check out this helpful thread for information about some of the latest scams, and ways that you can protect yourself.
Thank you very much for reading! Take care.