Catalyst Weekly #76 - Town Hall #125 recap, Voltaire Workshops, & more!

Hello there, beautiful soul!

Hope this message finds you well.

This week, Project Catalyst recorded its #125th town hall bringing another set of great community presentations. First, Abe presented his Fund8 project Naptcha showcasing how one can easily create token gating tooling in your own projects. Make sure to catch his main segment presentation here. Additionally, we had two Challenge Team teams presenting their insights from previously run challenge themes. First - it was Grow India, Grow Cardano team and second - there was a New Member Onboarding team presentation. Make sure you check out their findings and discussion.

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What’s the latest? Let’s dive right in.


Town Hall #125

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:bulb: Next: TH #126 on May 17th at 5PM UTC. Register now via this recurring link.

Voltaire Workshops

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Following on from the launch of a global workshop grant fund, Input Output Global (IOG), EMURGO, and the Cardano Foundation are thrilled to announce the successful applicants to run a workshop to discuss CIP-1694. Over 75 quality and diverse applications from around the world were received. Submissions from North America, LATAM, and Africa made up over 80% of all applications, evidencing the strength of Cardano’s roots and interest in the future of on-chain governance.

The workshops, which will take place from May to July, will explore the latest developments in Cardano’s on-chain governance proposed in CIP-1694. The in-person workshops will take place in over 20 locations worldwide, giving attendees the opportunity to network, confer, and collaborate with their local Cardano communities. On top of that, there will be over 25 virtual workshops, further opening opportunities to those who cannot attend in-person.

An interactive map and further details are available on Essential Cardano.

Auditability Workgroup - New Date

In November 2022 we kicked off the auditability workgroup re-boot. The time has come for the third meeting and we’d love you to be there. If you’d like to catch up - here’s the original Cardano Forum post from last year.

The original meeting was scheduled for this week but we had to move it by one week forward. The new date is now May 18th. We apologise for the change in scheduling.

Workgroup Meeting #3:

Over the last two meetings we worked up this miro board. Please review the topics as we’ll build upon our conversations further. Recording and notes will be shared after the meeting.

Cardano’s Parameter Committee

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Have you heard about Cardano’s parameter committee ? It meets on a bi-weekly basis. The parameter committee is an interim group which discusses all parameters relating to the Cardano protocol including network, technical and economic parameter type. They are a technical advisory group and only make recommendations. If you would like to learn more - be sure to catch this Cardano Forum post here.

Last week in CIPs

Here’s the recap from my colleague Ryan Williams that writes these fantastic CIP round-ups. I figured you’d like them, too. So here’s the latest to get up to speed. You can catch past and future summaries via this Cardano forum thread here as well.

If you are unsure what CIPs are about - please check out this link to dive deeper:

RW: What happened in CIPs last week?

RW: Continued Recommendations:

Next Meeting:

  • CIP Editors Meeting #66:

    • May 16th 9:30am UTC.
    • Held on Discord - here.
    • Agenda TBC.

Caught my attention

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Mission at Swarm Press is to bring the Catalyst Community closer to the wider Cardano ecosystem. :handshake: They strive to provide high-quality content that informs, educates, and inspires the Cardano community. Access to accurate information is key :key: to the growth and success of any project, and that’s why they created Swarm Press. Check out the Twitter announcement via thread link here. Or jump into github repository here right away.

Weekly GitHub Repo Round Up

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One of the primary objectives this year is to make it easier for Community members to understand how Catalyst works on the technical side and to access the Catalyst technical backend to increase transparency in systems.

The major side effect later this year is expected to be around the ability of the community to come along and start co-creating/helping build/suggest improvements to these foundations.

This repo is the starting point and we’re seeking improvements to it throughout the months to come. For now, feel free to bookmark the pages and lurk around as we get it ready:

Community Events

community events

Many community events are taking place regularly across the ecosystem. A great way to lurk around and over time participate even more directly. You can browse more via this link.

Get in touch

And that’s a wrap. Let’s talk Catalyst & governance via twitter, or telegram, or reddit, or wherever is your home online and keep conversations engaging on these very important topics.

Enjoy your day ahead!

Danny & the Project Catalyst team

Daniel Ribar
Community at Project Catalyst


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