This is a proposal to provide a sponsorship Grant to the Protocol Guild. Rocket Pool currently has 3 Oracle DAO (oDAO) members that are composed of consensus client teams (Nimbus, ConsenSys, and LH). However, RP has no execution client teams or funding directed towards the Ethereum foundation.
This proposal would add the Protocol Guild as a recipient of some of the RP treasury funds. Rocket Pool benefits greatly from the development work by these core developers and protocol teams. By sponsoring the guild RP would fund, in part, 100 members that are responsible for the overall health and design of the ethereum network. We would be able to donate our native RPL token and have that contribution vest overtime to the recipients. This would be part of Rocket Pool’s contribution to public goods funding.
Possible mechanism of funding:
Three oDAO members (Prysm, Staked, and Blockdaemon) have not yet joined the oDAO after accepting an invitation. It was unclear to me if the three oDAO clients
rocketpool-1,2 and 3 are surrogates for these missing members. One possible mechanism for funding this proposal is to direct their share of the oDAO reward to the pDAO with the stipulation that the funds go to supporting the Protocol Guild.
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