DAppNode has to decide which projects it wants to support for them to receive matching funding in PAN tokens during Gitcoin Grants. Read how it works in this panvala post
First: what is Panvala and how does it work?
Quick recap: Panvala is a project incubated by Consensys that tries to fund public goods by emulating the Bitcoin issuance model:
- Bitcoin rewards with magical internet money to those who contribute to its security by mining.
- This internet magical money (BTC) has value because some people want to HODL it - they sustain the price.
What if, instead of rewarding people for mining, we rewarded people to work on public goods and we gave them ANOTHER kind of internet magical money (PAN)?
- People receive PAN tokens for their work.
- People who want to fund public goods buy and HODL these tokens - sustaining the price as well.
Now we just need to figure out how to decide what is a public good and needs to receive money. Who gets to decide?
- If you HODL tokens… yourself. Aaaand the circle closes.
The governance of who decides who gets PAN
DAppNode holds PAN. We could sell them and and get a small injection of capital (wouldn’t make much of a difference to the life of the project at this point) or we can use them to decide which projects will receive matching donations.
@alexvinyas and @JordiMorris proposed to use these tokens to ensure DAppNode is “whitelisted” to receive matching donations in PAN, but also to “whitelist” projects that are doing great work in decentralizing infrastructure or projects that DAppNode users find useful and consider public goods.
So, considering DAppNode as the first project that the DAppNode pool will support… which other projects would you like to see receiving matching funds from PAN donations?