It’s been an exciting few weeks for Ref, and we are only just getting started!
The Ref team has big plans for the future of the protocol, and is looking to grow the team in order to deliver the quality the community deserves.
Up until now, the dev team has been working off of a small grant from Proximity Labs. To fully execute on our hiring roadmap, we propose using most of the DAI raised in the Skyward sale (425,000 DAI), along with the USDT recovered from the exploit (225,000 USDT) for team salaries. This will leave 71,000 DAI and 48,000 USDT in the DAO for other budget items such as legal services.
In order to hire the best people, we believe it is important to offer base compensation in a stablecoin. The treasury currently has enough stablecoins for roughly a seed round’s worth. We believe this will allow us to fund a fully-staffed team’s salaries for more than 1 year.
We propose compensating core team members with:
- Monthly salary in stablecoins (DAI and USDT)
- Vesting contract in REF
Current Core Team:
- Marco: Tech lead/smart contract developer
- Joe: Full stack developer
- Didier: Product manager
- Willa: QA Engineer
- Ref Dev: Smart contract developer
Our hiring roadmap:
- Frontend developer (1-2)
- Smart contract developer
- Product designer
- Community lead
If this proposal is accepted, we will ask the council to do the following:
- Transfer 425,000 DAI and 225,000 USDT to the dev team multi-sig