DAO Status Update DAO Status Update - January 20, 2023

Today's call covered Rook Labs team progress updates, including preparations for ETHDenver and development of new features.

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  • The Q4 Report draft is being finalized and will be shared with the community soon.


  • The Product team is continuing development of new features, including an individual claims page.
  • Currently in development: price API and database, plus multiple third-party app integrations.
  • Improvement continues for the swap product updates, with an audit underway.
  • The Coordinator and Ninja are both being re-factored to optimize for the updated swap code and improve bid experience.

Operations and Organization [4:30]

  • KIP-36 - Expand Funding and Strategies of Testing Wallet: Originally $600K was allocated to the testing wallet effort. Due to the success in generating yield, an additional $400K in DAI funding is being requested.
  • KIP-37 - Discretionary Swapping of Like-Kind Assets: Currently, the treasury must go through the slow governance process to swap like-kind assets. This proposal would mitigate risk by giving the treasury the discretion to swap between stablecoins, Ethereum/ETH derivatives, and Bitcoin/BTC derivatives.
  • KIP-38 - Replenishing Discretionary Allocation Fund: This gives the treasury the ability to quickly react to and take advantage of market opportunities in a non-public manner. This proposal would replenish the cap to the lesser of $5M or 5% of the treasury’s notional value.
  • KIP-39 - Deployment of Additional ETH for Yield Generation: The ETH yield generation experiment has been successful, so there is a desire to increase the limit to 80% of idle ETH.

Studio and Marketing [5:00]

  • New content and documentation is being prepped for upcoming product launches.
  • The Studio team is preparing booth design and swag for the ETHDenver conference in early March, which will feature a presentation from JZ.

Treasury [6:00]

Growth [7:20]

  • Beta testing and referral programs are being planned.
  • The team is pursuing a spot at the MEV roundtable at ETHDenver.

Open Floor [10:00]

  • The community discussed using Questive for the referral program.