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- 设定大额预算阈值为 $10,000
To mitigate funding risks and provide better oversight, it is proposed to implement staged payments for large budget proposals. The solution includes setting the threshold for large budgets as $10000, capping the initial funding at 20% of the budget or $10000, and requiring proposal creators to demonstrate progress to determine subsequent payments.
This approach helps control funding risks, incentivize and evaluate proposal creators, and enhance transparency and oversight.
With the improvement of CKB’s underlying infrastructure, it is time to invite more people to join and build the CKB ecosystem. The CKB Community Fund DAO (CCFD) was established to encourage community members to propose projects beneficial to the CKB ecosystem and apply for funding to actively implement them, thereby promoting the prosperity of the CKB ecosystem. However, large budget proposals may introduce uncontrollable risks. In light of this, several community members have suggested implementing staged payments for large budgets to protect the CCFD and reduce funding risks.
When a proposal’s budget is substantial, how can funds be disbursed to the proposer to incentivize progress while allowing the community to effectively monitor and reduce potential risks associated with fund usage?
Recommendation: Determine the threshold for large budgets (T) through community voting, with suggested values of $5000, $8000, or $10000. When the requested budget (B) exceeds or equals the threshold, it is considered a large budget proposal.
The feedback collected through various community channels indicates that a threshold of $10,000 for a large budget is more favored. For detailed results, please refer to: (DIS) Meta-rule change: Implement staged payments for proposals with a budget exceeding $10,000｜对预算超过$10000的提案实行分阶段付款 - #15 by yixiu.ckbfans.bit.
If the community voting results show majority support for the threshold value (T) for large budgets and B > T, the following staged payment approach is suggested:
- Budgets exceeding T will be divided into multiple stages or timeframes for disbursement. The maximum limit for initial funding (M) is proposed to be 20% of the budget, not exceeding T. For example, T = $10,000:
- If B = $12,000, M = B * 20% = $2,400
- If B = $50,000, M = T = B * 20% = $10,000
- If B = $60,000, B * 20% = $12,000 > T, then M = T = $10,000.
- Apart from the initial funding, subsequent payments will be determined based on specific milestones or goals. Proposals should clearly outline the estimated timeline, costs, and deliverables for each stage, with evaluations and confirmations conducted at the end of each stage.
- Upon receiving funding, proposal owners must regularly update the community on project progress and submit necessary progress reports at the end of each payment stage. Reports should include information on project milestones, goal achievement, and fund utilization, allowing the community to review and confirm the necessity of subsequent payments.
- Given the delayed timeline and multiple payments involved in staged payments, proposal owners are encouraged to consider potential risk factors in their budget plans and provide corresponding mitigation measures to ensure project sustainability and successful implementation.
Benefits of this arrangement include:
- Risk control: By allocating only a portion of the requested budget as an initial payment, funding risks can be mitigated. The community provides partial support for project initiation while retaining the remaining funds to ensure project progress.
- Incentivization and validation: Staged payments serve as an incentive and validation mechanism, releasing subsequent payments only when reasonable progress is made during the initial project stages and specific conditions are met.
- Transparency and oversight: Clearly defining rules and conditions for the initial payment ensures the community has a clear understanding of and can supervise fund usage. This promotes fair and accountable distribution and utilization of funds.
Regardless of the chosen threshold value (T), there may be instances where individuals set their proposal budget (B) as T-1 to avoid triggering large budget requirements. However, such cases will draw attention from the community, raising concerns about the proposal’s budget justification. As the CKB Community Fund DAO operates as a reputation system, maintaining a good reputation increases the likelihood of proposal approval. Proposal owners should avoid submitting borderline budget proposals to safeguard their reputations.
时至今日，在核心团队的努力下，CKB 的底层基础设施已经逐渐趋于完善，现在是时候邀请更多人来加入和建设CKB生态了。CKB Community Fund DAO（CCFD）就是在这样的背景下诞生的，鼓励社区成员发起对 CKB 生态有帮助的提案来申请一些拨款，并积极落实实施，以促进CKB生态的繁荣。
大额预算的阈值（Threshold for Large Budgets，以下简称T）这个值如果太小或者太大都不利于CKB Community Fund DAO的发展，推荐在以下几个值中，由社区投票确定大额预算的阈值：
当申请的预算（Budget Requested，以下简称B）大于或等于 T 时，被定义为大额预算。最终，通过社区多个渠道收集的反馈结果显示，$10000作为大额预算的阈值更受欢迎，详细结果见：(DIS) Meta-rule change: Implement staged payments for proposals with a budget exceeding $10,000｜对预算超过$10000的提案实行分阶段付款 - #15 by yixiu.ckbfans.bit
- 预算超过T的提案将被分为多个阶段或时间段进行支付。其中，启动资金拨款的上限（Maximum Limit for Initial Funding，以下简称M）为预算的20%且不超过T，也就是说：当提案预算的20%超过T时，启动资金拨款金额为T。举例说明，T = $10,000：
- 如果B = $12,000，M = B*20% = $2,400
- 如果 B =$50,000， M = T = B*20% = $10,000
- 如果 B =$60,000，因为 B*20% = $12,000 > T，所以 M = T = $10,000。
无论T的值定义为多少，都可能会有人将自己提案的预算B设置为T-1，使得提案在不触发大额预算的情况下可能一次性获得拨款。但这种情况下一定会引起社区的注意，对提案预算的合理性将被社区怀疑，CKB Community Fund DAO 也是一个声誉系统，拥有更好的声誉有利于提案的通过，提案者应避免提这种预算“擦边”的提案而影响了自己的声誉。