Monthly Newsletter (April 2022)

[Article originally posted on Medium on 6 May 2022 - figures quoted may now be out of date]

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GM.

Another action-packed month has flown by. From IRL fun to a new vision for the future, many exciting developments have taken place at Tempus DAO.

Some things have remained the same. Over the last couple of months, the Tempus Labs team have continued to regularly publish educational content and market commentary to keep the community up to speed with all the fast-paced activity taking place in the world of DeFi. We hope you have enjoyed the content so far and, of course, feel free to let us know if you would like us to cover a particular topic in the future!

Keep reading to find out more about what we have been up to.

:fist: Decentralization

We believe establishing Tempus to be a fully robust DAO, with token holders playing a more active and involved role in its governance, will unlock the full potential of the Tempus community and the full potential of the Tempus protocol.

That is why one of our goals is to put in place the structure and processes necessary to make Tempus 100% decentralized by the end of 2022.

Last month we made some notable advancements in pursuit of this goal:

  • Tempus’ official name is now Tempus DAO.
  • TEMP token holders passed a Snapshot vote to elect the Tempus Labs team as the service contractor responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and growth of Tempus DAO for an initial two-year term (subject to re-election and removal rights).
  • Anyone that holds at least 100,000 TEMP can now propose a Snapshot vote (rather than just members of the Tempus Labs team).

Read more:

:crystal_ball: The vision for the future

The biggest news of April is undoubtedly our recent announcement that Tempus DAO is broadening its horizons beyond fixed income and becoming a multi-product house of BUIDL’ers.

For our first venture, we are exploring the exciting opportunities within the emerging StarkNet ecosystem and its underlying ZK proof technology. The idea is to build a full-service money market protocol on StarkNet where users will be able to borrow and lend any token at both fixed and variable rates.

This in no way means that we will stop focusing on fixed income. It’s actually quite the opposite — we plan to find ways to horizontally integrate our fixed income product into our new offerings, starting with this one.

With this change, we will be able to take advantage of the fact that our experienced team of 22 people is equipped with the full potential to build all sorts of decentralized products that will help make Web3 more user-friendly, accessible and user-centric for all.

Read more:

:person_getting_haircut: Rebrand

Another exciting development is that Tempus DAO is currently undergoing a full-scale rebrand led by a world-class branding studio based in San Francisco. The purpose of the rebrand is to align the branding with our vision for the future to reflect Tempus DAO becoming a multi-product house of BUIDL’ers with a diverse, unrestricted product portfolio.

We’re incredibly excited about what we have seen as part of the design process and can’t wait to share the finished product with the community shortly. Until then, sit tight.

:tulip: ETHAmsterdam (and beyond)

The Tempus Labs team had a blast at ETHAmsterdam. It was great seeing all the buzz in the Web3 community IRL. As a sponsor of the conference, we had our own booth set up so we were able to do a lot of marketing to get Tempus’ name out there.

Here is a quick write-up with some photo highlights from our trip:

https://medium.com/tempusfinance/tempus-ethamsterdam-72574217f2b

If you didn’t catch us in Amsterdam, no worries. Next up we will be attending Permissionless in Florida in May and EthCC in Paris in July. We hope to see you there! More info to follow…

:people_holding_hands: Tempus Grants Program

Earlier last month the Tempus Grants Committee posted a Request for Innovation (RFI) to all builders interested in creating a Twitter Bot for Tempus in exchange for a 3,000 USD bounty (paid in $TEMP).

We’re pleased to say that the Twitter Bot is now fully up and running just a couple of short weeks later, thanks to our community member Nima’s ( @Nim1337) submission!

Make sure to follow the Twitter Bot for daily updates on the fixed APR available on the Tempus protocol.

:closed_book: Resources

Educational series:

Tempus Takes (our bi-weekly commentary to help you keep up to date with what’s going on in the market):

:thinking: How you can get involved

Head over to the Tempus governance forum or drop into our Discord and let us know what you think about all of the exciting changes that have happened at Tempus in the past month and our plans for the future.

If you have an idea that could add value to the Tempus DAO ecosystem or if you want to be a part-time contributor then please ping us on Discord or complete the grants application form.

For more updates on all things Tempus, visit the links below and follow us.

Twitter | Discord | Telegram | Forum | Website | Medium | GitHub

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