Hello 0x Community! For a quick intro - I’m Jack Purdy, Director of Business Development for Messari on our Protocol Services. After discussing with various members of the community we wanted to put forth the following proposal.
We are proposing that Messari becomes a core ecosystem relations arm for 0x providing in-depth financial reporting and research. This would serve to better inform existing stakeholders as well as attract new ones.
All reports would live as free resources on Messari and would be distributed through our newsletter (250k subscribers), various social channels, and distribution partners including S&P Global, Bloomberg, and Refinitiv which combine for over 1 million active users across nearly every major bank, investment firm, financial services company, and large corporate.
Messari is a team of crypto natives passionate about building powerful data analytics tools for the web3 world. The company was started in early 2018 and has since scaled to over 150 employees after raising a Series B led by Brevan Howard. We recently received a $12.5 million grant from The Graph to become a core developer to build and standardize subgraphs creating a robust open-source data infrastructure for the broader crypto ecosystem.
In addition to Messari Enterprise, our market intelligence platform for crypto professionals, we are active participants in over 35 DAOs including Compound, Uniswap, and dYdX providing long-form research, comprehensive data dashboards, subgraph development, and quarterly reporting.
Ecosystem relations are a necessary function of any project to keep existing stakeholders adequately informed while also attracting new ones through better surfacing of fundamental data. This is even more essential in the open-source world of crypto where there are a wider set of stakeholders including users, developers, and token holders that can actively contribute value to the project allocating their time and resources to grow the network.
While projects often have scattered data dashboards, analytics pages, or other resources to better understand the protocol and the economic activity around it, there remains a need for standardized reporting so that anyone can analyze it like they would using a company’s annual financial statement.
As we continue in a bear market, this becomes increasingly important as people tend to misinterpret a project’s token price as their barometer of its success. By outsourcing this critical ecosystem relations function to a specialist firm, 0x can be better positioned to withstand turbulent times and retain the mindshare of major crypto participants.
- Four quarterly reports beginning in Q1 2023 that present and analyze key KPIs and fundamental adoption and usage metrics (network volume, trades, integrations, users, etc.) ) from both a macro protocol level as well as more granular specific markets. The report will delve into major governance developments, upgrades, and key roadmap initiatives on a recurring basis.
Payment to be made with $90k of $ZRX upfront based on price at time of payment (a 15% discount to what we’d offer normally as part of our partnership with Pantera for the DAOs they’re stakeholders of)
We’re eager to engage with 0x and welcome all feedback. I’m available on Telegram @jackpurdy if any community member wants to message directly or set up a call to discuss in further detail