One of the crucial steps for scaling Tempus as it transitions into the protocol stage is to establish an Ecosystem Fund (probably set up as a sub-DAO).
I envisage the function of this Ecosystem Fund to be:
- provide grants for teams building on top of Tempus (Vault products, integrations, leveraged fixed rates, increase use cases of Tempus Capitals and Yields),
- run affiliate programs to increase TVL & general usage of Tempus,
- advertise and promote Tempus as a product,
- improve the level of documentation for Tempus.
Tempus has previously received grants from the Lido Ecosystem Grants Organization (LEGO) and Balancer Grants DAO, so we’ve seen a few approaches out there.
There are many open questions before we can put this to a vote, but this topic is to have a general discussion about what you guys want to see here.
I wanted to resurrect this thread - ideas welcome! With the new Fantom Yearn integration, there will be lots of new opportunities to build on top of Tempus so it’s a great time to start discussing this.
This is one of the greatest ways of collaborating in DeFi. We had a really strong relationship with two teams that we got grants from. It would be great to see some teams building on top of Tempus.
I would say this would be a great chance for developers building landing or staking protocols to implement fixed-rate landing/staking on top of their protocol using Tempus.
Also, there might be a big chance for teams building frontends for fixed-rate landing or staking. They could build a really simple app that uses only this feature of TempusPools.
There are so many opportunities, and I think we should definitely reserve some of the funds from the treasury for this purpose.
Absolutely agree with necessity of Ecosystem Fund. I don’t have so much experience in this but I like how balancer grants system works.
Not only that, but it’s also a great way for Tempus to give back to the community through support, funding and advisory, the same way it was done for Tempus at the beginning
A formal proposal has now been established on this - please see the following thread for further details and more information on how Tempus community members can get involved: [PROPOSAL] Establish a Tempus Grants Committee.