Proposal

Do you (MNOs) want to scale by funding co-ops?

Dash Treasury Scaling

  • How can the treasury scale?
  • What are the pros & cons of each scaling method?
  • How does the treasury currently look?
  • Where are we going?

Dash Treasury Scaling

  • How can the treasury scale?
  • What are the pros & cons of each scaling method?
  • How does the treasury currently look?
  • Where are we going?
  • The treasury can be modeled as a network
  • Dot - person receiving treasury funds
  • Line - transfer of treasury funds for work performed

Treasury as a Network

  • Centralized - one group receives all funds, distributes to subs
  • Decentralized - co-ops propose work, employ subs
  • Distributed - individuals propose work separately

Network Structures

Dash Treasury Scaling

  • How can the treasury scale?
  • What are the pros & cons of each scaling method?
  • How does the treasury currently look?
  • Where are we going?

Centralized

  • Pros
    • simple
    • efficient
  • Cons
    • vulnerable
    • not sustainable

Distributed

  • Pros
    • robust
    • sustainable
  • Cons
    • complex
    • inefficient

Decentralized

  • simple & efficient as well as robust & sustainable
  • conservative (safe) & progressive (innovative)
  • benefits of both privacy & transparency
  • honors long-timers & welcomes new-comers
  • maximizes accountability & minimizes hierarchy

Dash Treasury Scaling

  • How can the treasury scale?
  • What are the pros & cons of each scaling method?
  • How does the treasury currently look?
  • Where are we going?
  • Treasury has paid out roughly $1.4m to date
  • Majority of payout to Dash Core team
  • Q1 2017 > (2015 + 2016)

Treasury payouts (through March 2017)

  • is this a healthy distribution of funds?
  • how much of the circle should be green vs. various other colors?

Treasury distribution (through March 2017)

  • 10 contractors have received 91% of treasury funds 

Treasury payouts (top 10 contractors)

Treasury payouts depicted as network

  • Which network does the previous slide resemble most?

Dash Treasury Structure?

Treasury Scaling Questions

  • How can the treasury scale?
  • What are the pros & cons of each scaling method?
  • How does the treasury currently look?
  • Where are we going?

Treasury Scaling Answers

  • Centralize, decentralize, or distribute.
  • Centralized: eff., weak; distributed: opposite; decentralized: both
  • Based on payouts, the treasury is quite centralized
  • I propose: decentralize through co-ops, but let's ask the MNOs

Treasury Poll

Do you (MNOs) want the treasury to scale by funding co-ops?

  • Yes means:
    • I see the problem;  I generally agree with the proposed solution
    • I want to encourage more teams (co-ops) to submit proposals
  • No means:
    • I see the problem, but I'm opposed to the proposed solution
    • I don't see the problem; nothing needs to be solved
  • Abstain means:
    • ​I have considered the information, but I don't have an opinion
    • I am not strongly in favor or opposed
    • I don't like the way the question is phrased

Conclusion

  • Treasury co-ops would:
    • yield benefits of centralization & decentralization
    • increase contribution and reputation opportunities
    • increase quality and decrease cost through competition
    • increase project accountability through SPOC
    • decrease the burden on MNOs and Dash contractors
    • provide healthy scaling

Thank you

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Dash Treasury Scaling

By Rion Gull

Dash Treasury Scaling

Discussion of the dash treasury network. Is the treasury centralized or decentralized? How can we scale in an efficient, sustainable way?

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