Transitioning Zcash Community Grants to a Major Grants Organization
As Zcash strengthens its foundation on decentralization and community input, the progression of our funding model needs to evolve concurrently. I propose the metamorphosis of the Zcash Community Grants program into a Major Grants Organization, dual-functioning as a Public Goods Funding Program and an Incubator for groundbreaking projects.
Public Goods Funding Program: The Pulse of Zcash
This will be concentrated on financing public goods crucial for Zcash’s upward trajectory. This encompasses privacy improvements, user-centric interfaces, and community outreach. For instance, public goods funding might support individual contributors focusing on user privacy or establish ambassador programs to drive community engagement, ensuring our ecosystem pulsates with energy and resilience.
The Incubator: Breeding Ground for Innovation
Aiming at larger, paradigm-shifting projects still in their infancy, the Incubator inspires these endeavors to explore alternative funding avenues, be it from renowned organizations or the developmental fund. One can think of the Incubator potentially funding a larger organization working on complex consensus changes or even the development of intuitive, user-friendly Zcash wallets. This approach fosters fiscal autonomy and project sustainability.
Merging Visions: From Public Goods to Incubation
The forte of the Major Grants Organization is pinpointing potential-laden Public Goods initiatives and channeling them towards the Incubator. This fluid shift assists projects in broadening their horizons and establishing fiscal self-reliance.
Benefits of a Unified Approach
- Synergy: Melding both avenues accentuates dialogue and adaptability.
- Collaborative Thinking: Tapping into pooled wisdom aids in carving out blueprints to transition projects from public goods to incubation.
- Resource Maximization: Harnessing communal knowledge, tools, and networks amplifies the repercussion of every ZEC invested.
Defining Success: Beyond Monetary Measures
Though financial aid is paramount, triumph also hinges on a project’s capacity to attract funds external to the Major Grants Organization. We strive to not only back but to elevate projects to prosper autonomously.
Your Feedback Illuminates Our Journey
Do you envisage the Major Grants Organization as Zcash’s imminent future? Does it resonate with our community ethos?
Voice your reflections, reservations, and dreams . Your perspective is instrumental in sculpting a resilient financial scaffold for Zcash.
While evaluating this proposal, let’s anchor our discussions on its overarching merits and not get sidetracked by opinions on specific grants past or present. Our collective goal is to shape the brightest future for Zcash. Let’s deliberate with this vision in mind.