Transfer $500,000 USDC to provide initial prizes for the launch of the V4 prize pools. Transfer the USDC to a new “Executive multi-sig” using the same members but higher confirmation requirements as the operation multisig.
All prize pools have a “cold start” problem. Initially the prize will be $0 until deposits are made. This is especially problematic when rolling out a new prize pool because we want a large and exciting prize to attract people to deposit and start the flywheel of growth (large prizes attract deposits, deposits make the prizes larger, etc.). This initial USDC transfer will enable the protocol to boost the initial prizes to be $50,000 per week.
The idea behind the requested amount is that this will fund a $50,000 weekly prize for a minimum of 5 weeks. $50,000 is a bit more than our recent USDC prizes but will have WAY better odds so it is attractive. At the same time it’s not a crazy high amount of money. The V4 introduction will be a rollout and we should expect there will need to be some early optimizations, etc. made. As such, I think it makes sense to start with a smaller amount of money and as things are fully optimized we can boost it to grow faster and make a bigger splash.
At a technical level the money will be deposited into the V4 “draw prize” contract. This is the contract that winners claim against. This prize draw contract will be under the control of a multi-sig at launch. Thus this proposal assumes the money and control of that contract will go to an “Executive multi-sig” which is the same members of the Ethereum and Polygon operations teams with a higher level of confirmations.
It is also worth noting any yield accrued by the V4 prize pools will also go from reserve contract into the prize draw contract. So this amount of money should actually be enough to boost prizes for much longer as it will be replenished to some degree.
Transfer $250,000 USDC to Polygon Executive Multi-sig
Transfer $250,000 USDC to Ethereum Executive Multi-sig
- Support providing $500,000 for initial V4 prizes
- Oppose providing $500,000 for initial V4 prizes