Catalyst Weekly #78 - Town Hall #127 & Fund10 Announcement

Hello there, beautiful soul!

Hope this message finds you well.

Another week, another great town hall. The 127th edition presented a number of great community completion reports as well as the long awaited announcement of the Fund10 launch date. More on that further down below.

First, University Design Team presented their new student club at Queens University advancing onboarding efforts. Small SPO Business Impact Program proceeded then to highlight a whole framework that existing and aspiring stake pool operators can leverage. Number of them have participated in this pilot program and learnings have been invaluable. There also was an introduction of work done around NFT standards by the CENT team. And to close out the day - we had a great wrap up of efforts from the open source Cardano wallet - Nami with all their developments. You can see their close out video here.

Check out the other funded projects you voted for via to learn more.

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


Town Hall #127

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:bulb: Next: TH #128 on May 31st at 5PM UTC. Register now via this recurring link.

Fund10 Launch Date Announced


During this week’s town hall, a special announcement was made, indicating that the launch of Fund10 is set to start on June 21st. You can rewatch the segment from the town hall here. And if you like the news - feel free to retweet the update here. There will be more information shared in the coming weeks, make sure to stay tuned and register your attendance for the upcoming town halls.

Voltaire Musings

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This week in Voltaire, CIP-1694 community workshops continue with the first two hosted last weekend in Buenos Aires and Mexico City. If you want to contribute to Cardano’s on-chain governance design, read and comment directly in GitHub and join the conversation wherever you are. See events.

Also, see May’s Essential Cardano360 to hear more about the workshops.

There are two co-hosted events in Zug and Tokyo, hosted by the Cardano Foundation and EMURGO respectively. To join and register your interest, see the attached links.

How about online workshops?

This weekend already - brought to you by Governance Guild and Swarm: a CIP-1694 discussion workshop! This is one of the workshops recently funded by CF/IOG/Emurgo to discuss the CIP and gather community feedback for the next in-person meeting. Governance Guild and Swarm cordially invite you to come along and make your voice heard.

When & Where? Saturday May 27 at 5PM UTC: Zoom registration link

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: No new CIPs. Continued Recommendations:

  • CIP-0078? Extended Local Chain Sync Protocol
    • This proposal aims to relieve the frustrations of polling ledger state data from a Cardano node by extending the Local chain state (mini protocol) to include Ledger state data.
    • This is interesting and may become a more relevant proposal for the Conway ledger era.
  • CIP-0056? Treasury donations
    • This CIP intends to diversify the treasury holdings and increase protocol revenue to the treasury by allowing Catalyst-funded private ventures to both diversify and increase Cardano’s treasury balance.
    • Quite an interesting proposal.
  • CIP-0046? Merkelised Plutus Scripts:
    • This proposal suggests changing how scripts are hashed, from the hash of its serialization to a hash of its immediate children’s hashes, forming a Merkle Tree from the AST.
    • This interesting proposal!

Next Meeting:

  • CIP Editors Meeting #67:
    • May 30th 4:30pm UTC
  • Held on Discord - here
  • Agenda TBC

Weekly GitHub Repo Round Up

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Get in touch

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Enjoy your day ahead!

Danny & the Project Catalyst team

Daniel Ribar
Community at Project Catalyst

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