As part of our commitment to the community in keeping Ocelot transparent, we wanted to provide an update to the status of Ocelot’s treasury allocations. Here are the most recent projects Ocelot has contributed toward since our last blog post + community call. If you’re interested in following our progress between updates, you can view links to trackers for funding + transactions, both on our website.
The CGP Editors are a group of volunteers brought together to help define the governance process in more detail for Celo, while also helping to provide support on merging different pull requests.
Their work can be seen here in the very well documented Governance repo: GitHub - celo-org/governance: Governance Repository for Celo
Ocelot is very happy to show a token of appreciation for all the hard work done by the CGP Editors on overhauling the governance process, and helping to document it.
The Caribbean Blockchain Alliance is an NGO dedicated to promoting the adoption of blockchain technology in the region.
Their current main initiative is to help form official student blockchain clubs and unofficial student ambassadors in universities/colleges/trade-schools throughout the Caribbean, plus provide support plus resources for them to become blockchain developers, defi practitioners, NFT artists, and decentralized governance participants.
In addition to building clubs and introducing blockchain curricula to universities, they will also onboard students toward learning Solidity/Truffle smart contract development directly, projects such as Cryptozombies.io and Rabbithole.gg, as well as any role-focused DAOs on Celo so that they can get robust, hands-on experience in an extra-curricular environment, creating true crypto-natives (and ensuring that the universities themselves don't become gatekeepers for crypto content).
We’re excited that this grant will support these efforts of CBA plus fund educational resources & curriculum development for Celo.
Ocelot contributed a total of $150,000 to the CLR quadratric funding matching pools for this round. Specifically, there was $100,000 contributed to the Climate Solutions cause round side matching pool, and $50,000 contributed to the Support for Ukraine cause round side matching pool.
You can read the full Gitcoin Grants Round 13 recap here.
We’re pleased to share the results:
Here’s a look at the Top 10 Climate Solutions Projects by total matching funds:
Shamba Geospatial Data Oracle
Oracle to provide web3 projects with geospatial data and analytics to power applications such as parametric insurance, regenerative finance, and climate-focused initiatives
Reducing 10M tonnes of CO2 by 2030 via stable crypto returns on worldwide solar projects
Spatial data on the decentralized web supporting peer-to-peer, user-controlled alternatives to common location-based apps
Regenerative finance marketplace and African carbon launchpad
Treejer: A Climate Action Protocol
Open protocol connecting funders to rural planters worldwide
Decentralized Solar Power for the People
Pilot project for a decentralized utility company deploying tens of thousands of small microgrids worldwide
Passive chain-agnostic protocol for environmental offsetting via on-chain wallets
ReFi DAO Season One
Creating public goods to scale climate action using the power of web3
The Decarbonization Warp Drive
Project of Eden DAO, creating an economic engine that accelerates the pace of healing the planet, starting with carbon removal
DAO for the ocean, mission to increase the volume, speed, efficiency and transparency of funding flowing to ocean impact projects
Creating a distributed international network of ecovillages and houses, owned by the community, for the community, starting first with Japan
Regens Unite Conference Brussels 2022
A 2-day conference (+ 2-day hackathon) to unite all regens in the capital of Europe and explore the potential of Web3 to regenerate the earth and local communities
Here’s a look at the Top 10 Support for Ukraine Projects by total matching funds:
Charity project by blockchain activists to provide humanitarian aid for those in need in Ukraine
UNICEF Response in Ukraine
Direct response fund for UNICEF in Ukraine
Ukrainian charity initiative based in Lviv, Ukraine
Protective Equipment for Ukrainians
Body armour delivered on the ground in Ukraine
Global Fund for Children Ukraine
Local partners mobilizing to provide food, warm clothing, fuel, and safe shelter to
children and under attack in Ukraine, as well as refugees fleeing the country
Body armour delivered on the ground in Ukraine
Tools to empower artists with the ability to turn their digital art into NFTs to directly support Ukrainian, including an NFT minting platform to all artists willing to donate their art with sale proceeds 100% fully donated Unchain.fund
Food for Life
Volunteers serving thousands of hot plant-based meals to refugees around the Ukraine region
Hope for Ukraine via Endaoment
Organization serving individuals and families of the poorest communities in Ukraine, by providing support and rehabilitation for wounded soldiers that return home from Eastern Ukraine conflict zone
SOS Children’s Villages Ukraine Fund
NGO providing direct support to families and children in Ukraine
Focused on DAO culture and bringing newcomers into the space
The second Ocelot community call will happen Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET / 16:00 UTC / 18:00 CET.
More info to join:
We look forward to supporting more great initiatives soon to come through Ocelot’s treasury.
Follow us on Twitter
Drop us a line