Canon funding proposal (First Draft)

Proposal description:

This is a proposal to request funding for the Canon Swarm’s efforts for the months of June / July as well as part of the work that was done in May by @pab regarding development on pieces for the 1hive Canon Genesis Collection (See WTF is Canon & the 1Hive Genesis Collection) and paying Luke back the initial 2 HNY he provided to the Canon team’s domain in the Tulip Colony to begin development.

Proposal Rationale:

The creation of both the Genesis Collection and eventually the Canon platform will provide the 1hive community with a way of documenting and tokenizing relevant historical events that occur within the org. Not to mention a means of exposure for the DAO and its members to the wider, global NFT community which seeks to experiment and innovate in the areas pertaining subjects around digital content, ownership, documentation, etc.

We are asking for funds from the common pool to formalize the creation of the Canon Swarm and be able to continue the efforts on research and development behind the project.

There was a call to action on the previous forum post (WTF is Canon & the 1Hive Genesis Collection) which got some response from a considerable number of people interested in collaborating. We believe once we get the ball rolling, we can eventually involve these and/or more people willing to explore the different possibilities Canon may suppose to the DAO’s historical archive and asset reserve.

A payback to Luke is also included in this proposal since he provided the initial 2 HNY used for art development during the previous months.

On another note;

Previously, @Pab was pretty much the only one working on the project, he has been paying himself every now and then for the hours he’s been able to put into the project - but there wasn’t enough HNY to cover May’s worth of hours once he took into account the market dip we are all well aware of. See picture below

What are we delivering
Further development on the artwork for the different pieces that compose the 1hive Canon Genesis Collection - Storyboards, sketches, finished pieces if any in the form of high resolution artworks and their related written stories.

Documentation on research and criteria to follow for issuance, distribution, collection and curation mechanics for that collection as well as blueprints that may serve other kinds of collections which would be deemed fit for the Canon platform.

Team Information (For Funding Proposals)

Names, usernames, and/or relevant social links for team members (Twitter, Github, 1Hive Forum, etc.):

@lkngtn 1Hive Seed
@pab - Illustrator / Art Director / Graphic Designer with +4 years of experience doing freelance work. Educated in traditional as well as digital visual art (oil, acrylic, digital painting, etc.) Will be executing and coordinating the efforts behind 1Hive’s Canon Genesis Collection.

@metaverde - Experience in blockchain project management, dev support, scrum leading.
Will assist w project / team management and discussion.

@eenti - Sound Engineer and music producer, Certified Microsoft Office Specialist, active member of Support and Terra DAOs. Will assist in accountability & management within the DAO / swarm.

@blazingthirdeye/ David (please DYOR…) - Writer with 15 years experience in travel, technical and marketing content. 1 year as Discord Moderator and community builder. Will assist with writing / documentation / organizational needs / research.

Funding Information (For Funding Proposals)

Amount of HNY requested: 35~

Ethereum address where funds shall be transferred:

1Hive Tulip Colony address


@lkngtn would need to move those funds from Root to the Canon team domain and give permissions to @eenti and @metaverde for them to carry out payments every 2 weeks based on everyone’s progress.

More detailed description of how funds will be handled and used:

***Price of HNY was $460~ as this was being written

Out of which:

2 HNY - Payback to @lkngtn
$752USD - Pab’s rest of May payment (1.6 HNY as of writing this)

Total to be distributed from every 2 weeks for each working member
(Takes into account the estimate amount of hours they will be able to contribute with for both June & July)

In the event of HNY volatility, no member shall be paid less than their USD equivalent. All accounting shall be done in USD.

?? HNY - @lkngtn
8 HNY - @pab ($25/hr)
8 HNY - @blazingthirdeye ($25/hr) David estimates 20 hours of work per week but he comes from CORPORATE-VILLE
2 HNY - metaverde
8 HNY - enti ($25/hr)

5 HNY - EXTRA (for use in case of unexpected price changes / bounties or contributions from members not listed above)

not-so-smol DISCLAIMER: This proposal for funding considers work done in the past which hasn’t been covered as well as specific tasks to be carried out in the next couple of weeks and does not fully reflect the cost of having all of the different working groups listed in the picture above (with all of the members, even those who are listed as not fully onboarded) functioning simultaneously. As of now, development is focused on the creation of the pieces & written content which make up the 1Hive Canon Genesis Collection and it will take some time before all of the different working groups begin their activity regarding the project. Also, current calculations on the amount of HNY for each member of the swarm are approximate based on the amount of hours members have been able to predict they’d be able to put into the project, funds will be distributed accordingly every 2 weeks based on the actual work that was done and for this reason there’s the possibility that some may remain unspent, in which case it would be either used for unaccounted expenses or kept for next months’ payment rounds.


Thanks for write up and proposal.

So just to be clear the request is for 35 HNY @460 per HNY and for 3 months from May to July. This is about 12 HNY per month? Do you anticipate this going up especially in July if the genesis collection is going to be released soon? I guess the price of HNY has moved up a little today and if it stays course will provide a little extra wriggle room in case you have other expenses.

I would support for sure. Looking forward to actually having an update on the Genesis collection and what it would cost to get my hands on some of those? Hope you can provide that update in a few weeks as part of a new thread.


Excellent, proposal & Great job @pab

I hope I can contribute in a positive way with the tools and knowledge that I have in design, something that is useful for the project! Greetings from Colombia and the best energies for all those who make up this team in the proposal!

they are all great! @pab @Blazingthirdeye @lkngtn @metaverde @eenti

and all designers Best Regards Colleagues! @omahs @ZER8 @c0nvexo @Efra :art:


Not really - the part off the total for May would only be for some of the work I’ve already done so it’s not really funding for 3 whole months. Also, Luke’s part for June & July is not yet accounted for as he refused to say how he’d want to be payed for his efforts in this project. I’m not sure if it’s because he’s very busy and is not sure how much time he’d be able to put into it these next weeks or for some other reasons… maybe both ¯_(ツ)_/¯ - We wanted to bounce this proposal w the community to see what questions / suggestions there may be before making the actual proposal on the honeypot page. As for the progress on the Genesis Collection, it has been very slow since the discussions around funding / organizational structure / etc haven’t been letting me advance much on the art side of things. We’re still not completely sure what the issuance, minting, distribution, collection and curation mechanics will be like, at least for the genesis collection, let alone the different options the platform will include once it gets worked upon, but for now the proposal is precisely only for continuing the development on the content of this collection which apart from actual deliverables in the form of sketches, thumbnails or finished pieces (if any do get finished by the end of July, which is highly unlikely) involves lots of research and discussion around the topics mentioned. I’m only an artist/illustrator so I wouldn’t be able to tell what kind of deliverables research work usually implies but if anyone wants to make a suggestion this is the space for it I guess :^) If you want to see some of the work I’ve been doing on the art end I suggest you take a look at the #canon channel in the 1hive community discord server or at this forum post I linked above WTF is Canon & The 1Hive Genesis Collection


Full Transparent Disclosure: I am involved in this proposal

Nice work getting this posted Pab. Thank you Sir! You and the team clearly put a good deal of thought and analysis into this. Getting the Genesis Set made will eternalize some of the defining moments of the 1hive family. Getting the Canon platform operational will create a new income stream to 1hive. It will also entice artists to come play in 1hive whereas now…nothing to attract artists - except minecraft badass creators like we are seeing from Durgadas and others. Maybe most importantly it will create a new use-case for Celeste and just maybe we will be able to blow the dust off and get it used more and more.

I will support this proposal.

Hey Canon swarm, i am really excited about finalizing the swarm and getting it up and running but i do have a few inquiries and concerns that i would like some clarity on

When you talk about the development of of artwork and pieces if any what does that mean? The objectives seem very unclear here in terms of what is being delivered. Also this ties into my next question on how the team all is integrating within the swarm. I understand @pab position within the swarm as the art director and @Blazingthirdeye as the narrator within these narrative story pieces but the rest of the teams delegations are abit redundant.

@eenti @metaverde Can you give some more insights on to the current delegation of your position within the swarm and why it is needed?

Also Canon swarm some of the details that were mentioned in the WTF is canon post was the Issuance, Distribution, Collection, and Curation Mechanics of Canon. Can you explain were all of this ties in? how’s this part of the project being developed? who is developing it? i feel that this should be one of the top priority things that should be addresses as the current setup seems to be a proposal to fund a one off NFT collection vs an ongoing program within 1Hive.

Thank for taking the time on reading my inquiries and I’m looking forward to your responses


what’s up so I’m supposed to do some sound design for the animated pieces, I’m also taking care of keeping track of the work done, set up the payments and whatever comes up on that line.


These 5hny that they raise in the proposal, will they be for other people who contribute to the Canon?

That’s exactly what it says.

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At the moment I’m keeping the core group focused and headed in the same direction.
We’re just forming and haven’t written out a timeline or parsed specific work to team members yet. I’m here to support Pab and help him prioritize what needs to be done.

The current scope of the project is to create the Genesis Collection, a group of about ten NFTs commemorating 1Hive history with artwork and accompanying written entries. I guess nobody has said that directly? There are so many possibilities it’s hard to remember that’s all that’s actually on the table atm.

I studied Art History at the U of Oregon and have experience curating and exhibiting collections for student shows as well as helping artists make decisions about work they’re doing.

My experience curating can help with fitting the collection together thematically.
I appreciate and believe I understand Luke’s vision and am excited for the opportunity to be part of the execution.


thanks for the replies @eenti @metaverde but as you have written here

Can you specify the difference between the two? someone keeping track of the work done and someone keeping the group focus is the same thing.

Also in the below statement you have said that there’s no plans yet but there is $HNY scoped into a budget so I’m wondering how is it you can scope something without knowing what work is set out to happen?

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I didn’t say “there’s no plans yet”.
There’s no due dates or tickets written is what I said.

Again, the proposal is to pay for work already done, to reimburse Luke for payments he’s made, and to continue work on the Genesis Collection of about ten NFTs commemorating 1Hive history.

Keeping track of the work done and making payments isn’t the same as clarifying and delineating what needs to be done. I must not be understanding your question.

When you talk about the development of of artwork and pieces if any what does that mean? The objectives seem very unclear here in terms of what is being delivered.

I’m working on a document with more specific deliverable details for the part of the work I’d be doing these next few weeks if the proposal does go through - I’ll be posting it in this discussion later this week. You’re right to assume that essentially most of the progress derived from this specific proposal would be on the pieces that comprise the Genesis Collection itself.

On that note, part of the reason for this is there hasn’t really been much response from people willing to put the time in on the dev side of things for the concept - although based on the “WTF is Canon” post, most of that side of the project would get worked upon once we have the genesis collection finished, as many questions / discussions relevant to the research and development behind those parts, including Issuance, Distribution, Collection, and Curation Mechanics will arise from having that finished product.

As for @eenti & @metaverde 's involvement in the proposal, I think the reasons behind it are written clearly in the proposal but I can see why you would ask why they’re necessary considering how small of a team we are right now. Part of the reason behind delegating some of the accounting / team management chores that may arise is that this team is not really intended to be a final roster for the canon swarm, but rather an initial kind of seed group so that we can begin the development and are able to eventually incorporate more people that may be able to help us cover different needs as time goes by. You have to keep in mind I’m only really good at drawing :sweat_smile: but every now and then we WILL need help when it comes to tasks that may require other skillsets that involve managing teams of people, scheduling meetings, keeping track of other members’ hours / work for payments to happen, finding and approaching people who may become valuable contributors to the project, etc.

Let me know if this answered your questions or if you think there is anything that could make the proposal better, I appreciate u taking the time to read through it so far and letting us know whatever concerns you may have :smiley: I will make sure to tag you once I upload the document w more detailed deliverable info.


Hi Pab thanks for the responses, i hope you understand my nit picking is of goodwill and its not anything personal as i do love the idea of Canon and want it’s success.

Basing on these two statements below and hopefully not drawing it out of context here;

It seems that this proposal is for the start of the collection “Genesis” more so then the actual Canon swarm, and hopefully out of this proposal a swarm will be put together.

If this is correct I think the deliverables need to reflect alot more details on the whole proposal as what is being funded and what role each person is playing in it.

Like Meta stated here this proposal should be including these details and not be left open ended.

A very simplified example towards this would be:

10 NFTS, Each NFT consists of one page written story that ties into the previous. Each NFT is a hand drawn sketch by a professional artist that takes into consideration 5 other members opinions and the DAOs overall outlook on the art. Each of these stories are coded in the blockchain which may contain music pieces to enhance the user experience. To execute this effectively we require 1 manager to keep the core working group on deadlines and 1 manager to effectively communicate to the communtiy etc…

I think once these details are ironed out and this proposals undergoes a few revisions you will be on the right track to fund this swarm. Again all this is IMO so please take it with a drop of $HNY


We will make something awesome using our collective mind in 1hive. :honeybee: :honeybee: :honeybee:


That’s right, the key to success is bringing each of the elements together as a team and making ourselves stronger!

for 1hive growth! @ZER8


It’s our turn to make awesome products, other have paved a great road for us to walk on.

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exactly @ZER8

I think we should start creating things, but who will direct what to do or design.

@pab we await instructions to see how we can contribute :honeybee:

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Like Meta stated here this proposal should be including these details and not be left open ended.

Quoting the disclaimer in the end of the proposal here:

As of now, development is focused on the creation of the pieces & written content which make up the 1Hive Canon Genesis Collection and it will take some time before all of the different working groups begin their activity regarding the project.

Regarding this

10 NFTS, Each NFT consists of one page written story that ties into the previous. Each NFT is a hand drawn sketch by a professional artist that takes into consideration 5 other members opinions and the DAOs overall outlook on the art. Each of these stories are coded in the blockchain which may contain music pieces to enhance the user experience. To execute this effectively we require 1 manager to keep the core working group on deadlines and 1 manager to effectively communicate to the communtiy etc…

The main reason we did not write it down that way is that to be able to deliver NFTs we’d need to have the issuance, distribution, collection and curation mechanics figured out, even if we did figure out all of those details by then, the execution of the artworks will certainly not be possible within such a small timeframe; so while the 10 NFTs are in fact the main objective of this proposal down the line, there’s no scenario in which I’d feel comfortable listing them as deliverables at least in this stage of the project.

A more realistic approach to deliverables I´d feel more comfortable with considering the timeframe this proposal would cover would probably be 10 final thumbnails / storyboards off of which the final illustrations / animations will be executed but that’s just speaking on my end of the deliverable work. If anyone wants to add to the list w more detailed deliverables (that are possible at this stage of the project) for their part of the work these next weeks please do mention these in response to this comment.

If no one can verbalize any other specific deliverables I guess the next thing we do is either make another proposal just asking for Luke’s part to be refunded and my cut from the work I did in May which wasn’t covered - as well as maybe the funds to cover the deliverables I’d be willing to do… but then there’d be no one recruiting, managing teams/projects and/or managing the funds for other people’s unexpected contributions if any do arise in the form of bounty work etc.

I hope this explains / gives more context on why we went with such a vague way of describing deliverables in the first instance. Illustration work is not a very strict layed out process, it varies from artist to artist and part of the reasoning behind not being too specific about deliverables was to manage expectations and leave time and space for research and experimentation, taking advantage of the fact that there aren’t really any deadlines for the canon project to be finalized prior to.


My outline so far @D0SH :smiley:

cc @lkngtn @eenti @metaverde @Blazingthirdeye

CANON Genesis Collection Deliverables: External / Internal

Project Objective:
To clearly establish and commemorate some of the most important events in 1Hive’s history through the creation of a collection comprised of 10 different NFTs made up of both pieces of text as well as artworks that represent these through visual metaphors and the use of defined aesthetic guidelines to create powerful content that serves the purpose of providing the community with the blueprint off of which to create a toolset for them and other orgs to be able to curate collections of historical archival art in a decentralized manner.

Primary Deliverables (External):

10 NFTs featuring the 10 most important and earliest historical events in 1Hive’s history, each comprised of the following pieces of content:

1 illustration / animation based on each of the selected points in the timeline that are to be considered genesis artifacts.

1 written article including perspective or depiction of the events by seed(s)’ and / or other people who were involved in the events / research paper behind the subject at hand

(This one’s an idea/suggestion) //1 episode of DAOn To Earth Podcast that feature these events to be NFT’d along with both the written article and artworks - These function as both content and marketing material for both the collection itself and the project as a whole as well as for the DAO itself and all the other different projects that the organization may be involved in at the time of release.

Secondary Deliverables (Internal - For delivery within the timeframe this funding proposal considers):

10 final thumbnails / storyboards off of which the final illustrations / animations will be executed.

1st Drafts for each of the 10 articles - to be further revised and edited before final execution just like the previously mentioned thumbnails / storyboards.

Schedule for each of the 10 different DAOn To Earth Podcast episodes featuring interviews covering recaps of these events with the people involved.

Genesis Collection Project Outline - Context
Specifically for the Genesis Collection, what we want to do is delineate 10 events that could be considered crucial within the organization’s history.

Why a static set?
Static sets provide a space for art direction = a more curated, aesthetically aligned collection of pieces, which in this specific case would cover events that were critical in the birth (Genesis) of the DAO and the community around it.

In essence, sets being static could mean there would be a timeline in which people can work on all of the pieces the collection would be comprised of with anticipation, giving time for more researched, thought out, and more complex structure / usability for the NFTs included.

Static sets would probably be best for covering events or a set of points in a timeline which happened long ago and whose story may not be as much subject to change in present time

@Blazingthirdeye suggested dividing collections in Epochs (of 3 months or so) in order to better be able to categorize the different artworks that may keep arising out of the organizations’ activity through time - I like how this idea spawns the concept in my mind of having current epochs be dynamic sets which would change to static ones once the specific timeframe for the epoch finishes.

// I think the Genesis Set should be a static one, because of the fact that these events have already occurred and the perception of these from the people involved is almost frozen in a sense, as it will remain unchanged no matter what happens in >the “now”.
What happens with more recent events is that the unfolding of these may lead to different ways of perceiving these as time progresses; which is why I think we don’t really want to start canonizing events until some time has passed and these can be considered finished, or dealt with, in a sense.

So far, these are my ideas for the Genesis Collection. All of these can be changed if through discussion the community concludes there would be a better way to go at it. This is not final.

Building on top of these ideas, these would be the pieces the collection would be comprised of (or atleast the structure I propose) - all were taken from the first outline of possible past events to cover made by Luke


On another note; Luke mentioned he wanted to find ways to make the Canon project a functional one even before the actual platform is up and running. Pondering upon that made me think it would be cool if we used some of the HNY of the proposal to make our own marketplace / farm on Unifty. Just throwing that out there to know what the general opinion on it would be…

I personally like the idea but am not sure if I want the genesis collection to be the one featured on there since I’m thinking the best way to mint / distribute these would be 1 by 1 through drop events with a specific timeframe for auctions to take place, although I’m not completely sure if there are any platforms on xdai that let you make auctions yet… The reason behind that is, this way we wouldn’t necessarily need to have all 10 NFTs finished to start releasing content, and this way each drop could be marketed on its own as a sort of event that people would look out for.

That’s it; this is a very long post and for that I’d be grateful w whoever took the time to read this whole thing and lets me know their opinion on the matter :sweat_smile: