Community Call DAO Status Update - February 24, 2023

Today's call included the upcoming ETHDenver appearance, a new proposal nominating Nathan Worsley for a Sophon role, and Labs team progress updates.

Rook branding with blue chess piece; recap by Starbased
Rook DAO Status Updates are community calls held every other Friday and are intended to quickly bring our community up to speed on the latest developments, decisions, investments, and events that matter most to our community.

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  • ETHDenver starts today! Rook is a sponsor of the event and will be present with a booth and merch for the whole week starting on March 2, so please stop by if you will be attending!
  • Joey will be hosting a talk at ETHDenver at the Decentralized Finance stage around noon MST on March 2.

Standup [2:29]

  • Protocol audits have been returned to the Engineering team, and the team is working to address the recommendations.
  • Onboarding searchers is a major current focus in order to ensure healthy MEV competition.
  • Development continues on Ninja and TxRelay integrations, as well as UI and backend updates.
  • The Treasury team is researching ETH2 staking derivatives and dashboard updates.
  • The team will share their competitor profitability analysis on CoW Swap once it is finalized.
  • The team hosted the first DeFi Roundup, which is a new recurring meeting to discuss technical updates surrounding the Ethereum ecosystem.

Governance [9:01]

  • An announcement regarding Sophon nominations has been posted to Discord.
  • A new proposal has dropped in the forum for a nomination of Nathan Worsley, a longtime MEV searcher and former consultant during Rook’s early days.

Community calls will be paused next week while the team is at ETHDenver.