Bonuses out of treasury to every Noun

Hey fellow nouners. It’s been a pity to see the price at the recent auctions: it dilutes a monetary value of every minted noun

Each noun worth at least as much as our treasury divided by the number of minted nouns to date.
More so we can profitably invest the treasury converting ETH to higher value by promoting the brand, and we will continue doing it as a community

Nevertheless, I feel like absence of concrete perks for Noun holders has had a negative influence on price over time. People like to be a part of a community - no doubt, but everyone likes sizable investments to have measurable payoffs

What if we provide each noun with a monthly pocket cash, payed monthly straight out of treasury? It would make a much clearer economic incentive to buy a Noun to straight up investors, and drive the price up!

Currently the treasury per capita rate is little over 56ETH. If we set the payout rate at 10% per year, each Noun would be payed 5.6ETH yearly or 0.46ETH each month.

It would make each new Noun a great investment vehicle, making each Nouner a little bit more happy but more importantly providing a very clear incentive to bid higher for new nouns

If every newly purchased noun would be bought exactly at the treasury-per-capita price, the salary would drive down this treasury-per-capita rate very slow, allowing the total treasury to keep growing. In the next year we will add 365 new nouns increasing the supply by 70%, in the year two - by 41%, while the salary makes a downward pressure by only 10% in the example above

We can decide which rate to choose, or adjust it every so often. I think it would be a great fun!

To make the incentive even more fun, instead of a steady predictable salary we can spend this fund on buying top NFT’s and making a random draw amongst all nouns - I would personally love this option, and think that it would result in the same price drive, but a little bit of gamble would provide more thrill to this endeavour

What do you think?

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I don’t own a Noun, but agree that there should be an incentive as the floor price slowly crashes every week from an ATH. I’m still of the opinion that this DAO model is flawed. If you can afford to buy a Noun for the sake of voting, that’s great. But when you buy a Noun that depreciates by 20 eth in value, that just doesn’t make sense as an investment. The core team members that steer this ship forward are making a killing, I don’t have a problem with this, but it is debatable when the floor price is tanking quickly. People are getting paid A LOT. Let’s call a spade a spade.

Nouns in my opinion has come full circle otherwise it would maintain a steady floor price, granted most projects have lost their value, but this isn’t a 10k project, so the trading volume is low (maybe that is the problem) but besides a select amount of pitched projects being funded and it becoming extremely difficult for new comers to get their props on-chain without spamming delegates etc, what is honestly the point for creators to continue wasting their time and trying to contribute + make some money at the same time like everyone else in the ecosystem?

I would argue that it gets to a point where the common thread is: don’t waste your time, you won’t get funded as outsiders don’t get the time of day. This was very clear with the Brazil Coffee Prop, the team had a 5min pitch and no-one asked a single question. So why spend a few months putting that extensive prop together, consulting numerous people, wasting their time as well and essentially being ignored? Why? Because IRL projects are not entirely understood by the Nouns ecosystem. Your ROI as a holder can very easily come from IRL businesses as well. These Web3 projects are ‘for fun’ in many ways and I love that devs can make money etc. But is their work more important than 2 recent consumables props offering to build IRL projects to proliferate the meme?

IRL props need to give a return which will contribute to the treasury which only makes it’s income from selling Nouns at a falling floor price. The Whisky project is an example, the prop suggested giving a barrel of Whisky to each holder (300 barrels). This can be sold by the Nouns holder as an NFT. Even 1 eth return in a year on this is worth the while, right? How much money has Nouns Coffee returned to the ecosystem? Nouns Beans? etc etc. Nouns is currently a marketing vehicle that only supports a few players. If Nike was to run a similar business model, the DAO would maybe go broke in 2 years. Nouns only proliferating the meme, idk, does it make sense in the long run?

I stand to be corrected on all of this but it’s clear that the model is flawed if you expect to receive a ROI on your Nouns purchase.

I think it’s an interesting topic. To use your examples of the 4 proposal options, I think the DAO picked the two best choices. Nouns Coffee and Moonbeans are more general products that have the potential to reach large amounts of people. It’ll be interesting to see those continue to play out, to further iterate on the ideas, and most of all, to learn from the experience.

The whisky on the other hand is small batch serving mostly nouners (who may or may not like whisky) and the coffee shop, while cool, still just serves in one small area of the world without a viable way to scale it at this point.

If the goal is to proliferate the meme and generate momentum for the flywheel, then those calls are correct IMO. As far as the system being broken. It might be, but it’s still very early and we’re in a pretty deep crypto winter at the moment. The goal stated by many Nouners is to hold the line and when ETH comes roaring back, they’ll have an incredible war chest to spread the meme to the ends of the earth. Until then, I think it’s the right call to run small experiments, focus on systems, tools, and technology, and keep momentum until the market turns more positive.

I’m not a Nouner, but I’d be against this proposal because it doesn’t really serve the mission as I understand it. It feels like a short term gain that hurts the long term brand.

That being said, I’ll be really curious to see what Nouners think about it and it definitely is worth talking about to put the option out in the open.

Hi Guys, I’m going to jump in here quickly but this isn’t the thread where I want to chat in-depth as this is Noun219’s proposal. Nice to meet you and Rgb Noun. Andrew thanks for replying to our Nouncil post.

No one in South Africa to my knowledge has put a prop forward and from the start, it is to benefit the holders with the opportunity for them to sell their barrel nfts to the public over a span of 3 years as Nouns proliferate worldwide. Whisky barrel buying and selling is a lucrative investment on a global scale and this is an extended play for us and the holder. From my side, we will showcase Nouns Dao via traditional PR showcasing how forward-thinking and innovative the brand is and then coupled with a physical product how that changes the landscape for a small business. Nouns Square is a small business as well as Nouns Coffee. Our PR will reach 20 000 to 50 000 people across South Africa and then we will approach global alcohol-related news outlets showcasing the concept. This is the same game plan as all the other projects: to proliferate the meme worldwide, we’re just doing it in a different consumables category, whether you’re a whisky drinker or not, it doesn’t make the project less successful. This PR will continue over a span of 3 years to raise the floor value of each barrel and then take the whisky to competitions, the distillery has already won awards. It is a win-win for all and a % of the secondary sales goes back to the Dao over 3 years. Our only problem is getting this to an on-chain vote and then everyone can see if it’s a yes or a no. We’ve spent 6 months putting this prop together and hopefully we’ll get some sponsors to help us. I’m replying from our Nouns Coffee account as this will be another addition down the line in South Africa with consumables in mind as the proliferation vehicle.

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Sounds like a ponzi with extra steps


I appreciate all the extra info! Obviously not my specialty or passion at all. That doesn’t make it a bad idea for the DAO though. :slight_smile: I hope you can get some traction and get a yes or no.

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How is this a ponzi?

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2 more ideas:

1. Distribute rewards daily, when each new NOUN is born

If we distribute 10% amongst the entire population, at this rate it would amount to 8 ETH per each NOUN born. Please note that assuming that people would be willing to buy a 10% growing ETH investment, the price of a NOUN would be pushed to 56ETH. 8 would be distributed, so the treasury would still grow faster than it is now - strictly winning situation for a DAO

If at any point we find this situation unhealthy - we can always pass a vote to cancel this treasury distribution

2. Distribute only between active Nouns: e.g. those who voted on any of the proposals in the last month

It’s a small ask from each NOUN, but gives amazing obvious benefits to the comunity. The not-voting NOUN can always delegate, but must take it’s stance to get the full range of benefits

If any one sees obvious downsides to this proposal - please share them. Otherwise it sounds great - isn’t it?
I think incentive design is an essential factor of success in any endeavour, and this is my stab at this in our community