Catalyst Weekly #84 - Town Hall #134, Proposal Finalization is here!

Hello there, beautiful soul!

Hope this message finds you well.

There it is - the door in Fund10 has closed for proposal submissions. There are some 1,577 ideas in various stages of readiness in the ideation bank. Let’s pause for a moment - when thinking about which next however small or big thing is hiding there? Mind blowing. There is no program like this anywhere else - and all thanks to the Cardano community’s drive for innovation and desire to build, educate, and make all around a fantastic change with impact reaching all corners of the world. Tho work is just about to truly begin on the way to determine which projects will get the community endorsement.

In less than a day - also the deadline to register to become a Community Reviewer approaches - July 17th at 11AM UTC. Make sure to check the details further below to recap how to participate and what it’s all about.

During town hall, we had a special guest Nils, who is the 15th generation farmer. He shared an inspiring story about how he is levering technology to empower farmers around the world. Catch the timestamped segment here to learn more about this Fund8 project.

We also talked about how ideas are formed and what are the key value attributes in the Catalyst ecosystem. TLDR? Be accountable, be transparent, be collaborative while pursuing your goals. Rewatch the part here.

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


Town Hall #134

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:bulb: Next: TH #135 on July 26 at 5PM UTC. Register now via this recurring link.

Community Review Ahead

The Community Review stage is what comes right after the Submissions stage in Fund10 has been finalized. And YOU can take part.

  • Community Reviewers provide opinions, scores, & feedback about proposals submitted
  • Reviewers come from all walks of life and regions around the world

If you are wondering why you should participate?

  • Help to provide data and opinions to voters to make their decisions
  • Learn about cutting edge innovation on Cardano
  • Receive incentive rewards for your review or moderator contributions
  • Unlock other opportunities to contribute in Catalyst

Deadline to register your interest via form (shows as a modal window when you log in) until July 17th, 11AM UTC. You can also change your mind later in your profile settings. You will be emailed about instructions later in a week what’s coming next.

There is a video presentation that outlines the high level overview with the slide deck here for offline viewing. As always, feel free to bookmark Catalyst Knowledge base via GitBook. How to participate in community reviews section is linked here.

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Catalyst Over Coffee? Yes, please!

Catalyst Over Coffee is a dedicated segment of Cardano Over Coffee to discuss early-stage proposals, showcase ideas, receive feedback, communicate milestones, and assist and provide Project Catalyst resources to community members.

Catch them every Friday on Twitter Spaces at 1:30 PM UTC and Wednesdays at their dedicated breakout room after Project Catalyst Town Hall.

Stay up to date with community developments by following Cardano Over Coffee on Twitter. Everyone is welcome to reserve a slot to present a proposal, during their scheduled Twitter Spaces. If you’re interested in presenting, please use the following this link to book your slot today.

Fund10 Timeline

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Voltaire Musings

This week in Voltaire, representatives from around the globe gathered together to advance CIP-1694 as a proposal for Minimum Viable Governance (MVG) framework. Over the last six months, over 50 workshops took place that involved nearly 1,000 passionate community members globally discussing the details of the proposal. That collection of feedback was discussed this week to ensure the governance system aligns with the community’s needs and desires. A consensus is forming around the frame proposed in CIP-1694 and with it, a community-led proposal for MVG will be available to all ada holders.

Wallet providers gathered together in a hybrid hackathon to review CIP-95 this week. CIP-95 proposes mechanisms that empower ada holders with voting capabilities. This proposal fundamentally elevates wallet providers to an integral infrastructure provider for the Cardano ecosystem. They are a key enabler for community members to express their democratic consent for governance actions.

As CIP-1694 moves to its final form, the community will have the opportunity to vote on whether this MVG is an acceptable way to move forward together. Several voting opportunities will be presented ensuring the community continues to guide the governance mechanism that best represents the community’s needs. This represents a powerful option for the crucial advancement of participatory governance within the Cardano ecosystem.

Lastly, Intersect was announced this week, as a key institution for the ecosystem, bringing together companies, developers, individuals, and other ecosystem participants to shape and drive the future development of Cardano. It will be a steward of the underlying blueprints and technology for the community beginning with the Cardano node, core Cardano libraries and components required to operate the protocol, and all of its accompanying documentation, knowledge, and contributors.

As such it will be an administrator of processes that govern the continued roadmap and development of the Cardano platform and protocol.

All participants in the Cardano ecosystem are welcome to become Intersect members. Made up of a distributed group of participants, including the foremost experts on Cardano and current ecosystem contributors, Intersect will facilitate healthy discussions and sound decision-making amongst its members, and the community at large, to uncover pain points, while championing successes. To join as a founding member, click here.

Voter Registration

Voter registration is underway. As always, feel free to bookmark Catalyst Knowledge base via to keep an eye on the latest. The voter registration section is linked here. Snapshot is expected to take place on August 18th at 9PM UTC. Monitor when your wallet is ready for registration and under what terms via this page.

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Weekly GitHub Repo Round Up

Here’s the update from technical side of Catalyst last week:

  • Snapshot Module UI ready for test deployment, pending backend enablers
  • Completed initial development of merged snapshot tool, integrating with dev environment
  • Tested Daedalus rewards address changes; pending merge by wallet team
  • Continued improvements and testing on Catalyst Data Services, auditability tools, and snapshot tools
  • Completed designs for app changes to align with process changes; beginning development

For full access please review:

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

References in this newsletter to the 3rd party projects, products, and services are provided for information purposes only and are not endorsements. Everyone should carry out their own investigations before relying on the information provided in this newsletter.

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