PoolTogether Community Newsletter #6

Some thoughts, PoolGrants Committee & Treasury Working Group, imToken integration, Probability Calc, Community Substack goes international, Dharma offer & more

Hey Poolers ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ†

last week clearly meant rough sea to a lot of crypto traders. At times where bears and bulls are arguing on who ever is the best animal out there, it's always good to be a fish. #NoLoss ๐Ÿ—จ๏ธ๐Ÿ 

Just some thoughts ๐Ÿ’ญ

We've put the V4 launch behind us and set new goals to integrate Avalanche into the Prize Pool Network.

Besides that there is a lot more on our table for the coming months. There is work to do on fronts like scaling the network, exploring utilities for the $POOL token, or fine-tuning the mechanics of V4.

A growing protocol and community also means we need to further develop the structures of the DAO, open up new ways to contribute and explore different forms of collaboration.

A part of this will be to clearly define our mission, vision and values. These can be a guide to us, and help us not get lost on our way.

There is nobody who can tell us what's right to do, but we all can try to ask valuable questions and share our thoughts to find answers that suit us all.

We all have on thing in common: we are here by choice. All with different ideas, strengths and weaknesses, and in different stages of our journey. But all with the mutual interest to benefit the community as whole. ๐Ÿ’Œ

I encourage you to participate in the governance forum. Don't be shy, we're all in this together! Have a look at some of the ongoing discussions:
Scaling the PoolTogether Network
Scaling Prizes!
Adjusting Prizes
Scaling The DAO!
PoolTogether DAOs purpose
PTIP-44: Continuation of C4 Partnership
PTIP-45: Fei / Ondo LP Partnership
PTIP-46: Forming the Treasury Working Group

PoolGrants Committee & Treasury Working Group ๐Ÿ’ฐ

The first term of the PoolGrants Committee was a huge success with more than $350k in funded grants. The new committee for the second term has formed, and can shortly be voted on in a official PTIP. Look at these community allstars:

Lead: Torgin
Deputy Lead: Gabor
Reviewers: Taliskye, McOso, Oops, Gio.eth, TangFeng

Apart from that there has been another group forming on the governance forum over the last weeks. The Treasury Working Group will focus on exploring $POOL tokenomics, incentives and capital management strategies for PoolTogether's treasury funds. You can vote on the proposal here.

Chair: TheRealTuna
Working Group Members: Regisisland, Mkkoll, Gabor, Drcpu, Underthesea, Torgin, LlamaDAO seat (rotating)

imToken x Celo x PoolTogether ๐Ÿ“ฒ

Celo is doing good work on the side of partnerships. imToken now offers full support for Celo & dApp integration for their non-custodial wallet app. Yea right - you can swap on Ubeswap or Sushiswap and deposit into PoolTogether without leaving the app. The future is now, frens. ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Probability Calc ๐Ÿงฎ

Check this one out: 0xJulian joined the Discord server and started contributing right away. His first message on the server was this super helpful Probability Calculator.

That's what I call a powerful entrance!

PoolTogether x QiDao Reward Loop ๐Ÿ”„

Crypto Twitter loves French Charts. No worries, I'm not talking about the top 100 single charts. A French Chart is a visualization for a proven DeFi strategy leveraging multiple protocols. The more depth a strategy has, the more dependencies there are.

Disclaimer: Always do your own research. Using strategies requires a lot of experience.

๐Ÿ—’๏ธExplainer

  1. Generate a Vault on @QiDaoProtocol using wETH

  2. Borrow MAI from the vault, swap for USDC, Deposit to @PoolTogether_

  3. Any time you win a prize on PT swap for more wETH

  4. If ETH prices goes down, withdraw USDC from PT, swap for MAI and paydown

PoolTogether Community Substack goes international ๐ŸŒ

It's natural for us to assume that once we communicate something people will understand. But PoolTogether's users live all around the world. Luckily we have some awesome community members taking action to make PoolTogether and its ecosystem more accessible.

If you like to get your updates in Chinese, Portuguese or Spanish, follow one of the links below:
๐Ÿ”—Substack ไธญๆ–‡
๐Ÿ”—Substack em portuguรชs
๐Ÿ”—Substack en Espaรฑol

Want PoolTogether to light up your day? โ˜€๏ธ

Some call them lights, Loading...๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ† calls them stands. They are in essence RGB nightlight stands with a plate of engraved acrylic glass on top. See how they are made. The only question I have left is: Wen Merch Store?

Contact Loading... ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ†#4821 if you want to get yours.

Down the Rabbithole ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ

For this one you had to be quick. Celo went down the Rabbithole on November 16th. PoolTogether was featured in the tasks next to Ubeswap & Sushiswap. If you missed out on this one, you can read up on fishbiscuitโ€™s experience to be prepared for the next quest.

Dharma Offer ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘

Have friends that want to get into crypto? Want to help the PoolTogether Protocol grow? Dharma offers $50 in ETH on Polygon for all new users who sign up via PoolTogether's affiliate link. ๐Ÿ”— https://www.dharma.io/affiliate/join/PoolTogether

Purchases must be made from a bank account and USDC purchases are not eligible.

Listen ๐ŸŽง

๐Ÿ‘พ Space Invaders #10 - Leighton | PoolTogether
๐Ÿ“ž Community Call & Swim Meet #37
๐Ÿ“ป All PoolTogether podcasts in one playlist

Watch ๐Ÿ“บ

๐Ÿ”ฐ Marathon PoolTogether - La loterie sans perte, : cheval de Troie de la DeFi w/ Pierrick, Smart Contract Engineer at PoolTogether
๐Ÿ‘ Fiat to Polygon to PoolTogether

Read ๐Ÿ“š

โ‰๏ธ PoolTogether Community Interview #6: Gabor
๐Ÿ’ป PoolTogether v4 audit contest: Findings & Analysis Report
๐Ÿ›ฐ Request for DAOs: Providing Token Context and a Pulse to Communities
๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ Down the Rabbithole: Explore Celo
๐Ÿ“ˆ Top Gainers in Polygon Ecosystem Last 24H
๐Ÿ“ˆ Top TVL Growths Last One-week on $CELO
๐Ÿฆ Governance Weekly on Boardroom: Week 45

In case you missed it... ๐ŸŽ—๏ธ

๐Ÿ›’ PoolTogether Merch Store (credit: blakeburrito.eth)
๐Ÿ“ˆ Dune Analytics Dashboard (credit: Sarfang)
๐Ÿ—’๏ธ Sharingnotes V4 Dashboard
๐Ÿ”Ž V4 Dashboard (credit: underthesea)
๐Ÿ’ฆ Where's the Drip? (credit: underthesea)
ฮฉ OlympusPro Bonds are Live
๐Ÿ† $POOL Pool on Polygon
๐Ÿ’‘ Community Interviews (credit: SmartInvestor)
๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Previous Community Newsletters (credit: Tjark)

Prize Talk ๐Ÿ†

Humans are attracted to winning. That's a fact and that's why we all love PoolTogether. So what are the reasons for someone to not use the protocol? They either don't know about it, or they still can't believe it. Let's change this!

Share your luck with the world and make sure to tag @PoolTogether_.

If you made it this far you probably have another minute to leave some feedback for the newsletter. Stay wavy & see you all around the pool ๐Ÿ‘‹๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ†

Winners ๐Ÿ‘‡