[Ideation] SCP-175 Engineering Workstream Renewal: April 1 - Sept 30 2024

Abstract / Overview

This proposal is to continue to fund the Engineering Workstream’s budget for 6 months, April 1st, 2024 through Sept 30th, 2024.

The ShapeShift DAO relies on the Engineering Workstream to maintain the code base, undertake core engineering work to enable new features, and to provide architectural oversight and technical leadership as we continue to execute the roadmap as defined by the Community and Product Workstream.


To continue to provide the DAO the needed engineering resources to maintain the existing product offering and implement new functionality.



0xean - Interim Workstream Leader (dependent on the passing of SCP-174)

0xApotheosis - Senior Engineer

gomes - Senior Engineer

kaladinlight - Senior Engineer

woodenfurniture - Senior Engineer

To be hired - Senior Engineer


No changes to mandate. See previous renewal.


The details below expand upon the budget spreadsheet (for reference, here is the previous workstream renewal’s budget)

Total amount requested over 6 month: $524,700 + $95,000 USD in FOX

The amount of FOX requested will be locked in on Apr 7, 2024 by using a 7 day daily-VWAP calculated by taking the daily mid price (Low + High / 2), multiplied by that day’s volume averaged over 7 days using data from CoinMarketCap. The intended use of this FOX is discussed below.

Recurring costs


The budget currently retains the 4 existing engineers from the previous workstream. In addition to the existing team, the budget adds room for an additional hire to be made over the next 6 months. There is no compensation for a workstream leader built into this budget as a new WS leader will need to be ratified by governance and can negotiate compensation at that time.


These costs are currently being paid by the Foundation and are not included in the workstream’s budget but are managed by the workstream.

Non-recurring costs


The budget contains a line item for $10,000 USDC of discretionary funds which may be used for travel, conferences, retreats etc, at engineering’s discretion.

The line item above is provisional, and any unspent funds will be returned to the DAO.


Unforeseen costs will arise and 10% of the USDC subtotal is requested accordingly.

The budget seeks approval for $49,500 for contingency to be spent judiciously at the workstream’s discretion, shall it be required.


Unused funds from any budget category will be returned to the DAO at the end of the budget cycle.

In the event that the Engineering Workstream requires more funds, a separate governance proposal shall be raised.

Fox Compensation

All engineers who remain engaged full-time with the workstream for the duration of the budget cycle (6 months) will receive a 20% bonus in FOX that will be paid out evenly over the following 6 months starting October 1, 2024. Any engineer who leaves or is terminated before Sept 30 2024, will not be eligible for this incentive. For any newly hired engineer, the discretion of how to fairly pro-rate this is left to the discretion of the workstream leader.

The price of FOX used for this calculation will be the reference price mentioned above.

Engineers may opt for any additional amount of their stable compensation as FOX.


The workstream will continue to post monthly updates (1,2,3) to the community published to the forum and provide visibility into its work on GitHub (project boards, issues, and pull requests). If the community has additional requests for reporting, the workstream is happy to consider them and ensure that there is visibility and transparency.

Interim leader

0xean will act as interim leader of the workstream but the DAO is encouraged to find and elect another more permanent workstream leader who will replace him as soon as possible.


  • Ensures continuity of the existing engineering team with retention incentives to ensure our small team doesn’t grow smaller.
  • Adds additional budget to grow the workstream as market conditions and DAO revenues improve.


  • USDC and FOX spend
  • No permanent workstream leader
  • The team is definitely resource constrained and may need to consider scaling beyond a single individual in the near future.


to be held on snapshot


Snapshot is up on snapshot Ideation for 7days.

Snapshot Full Snapshot is up

Date Open High Low Close Volume Market Cap
Apr 01, 2024 $0.1065 $0.1079 $0.09985 $0.1032 $1,141,099 $38,916,221
Apr 02, 2024 $0.1032 $0.1034 $0.09279 $0.09428 $1,649,483 $35,557,756
Apr 03, 2024 $0.09428 $0.09703 $0.09247 $0.09635 $1,065,537 $36,340,261
Apr 04, 2024 $0.09635 $0.102 $0.09412 $0.09873 $928,479 $37,238,297
Apr 05, 2024 $0.09874 $0.09874 $0.0923 $0.09455 $896,342 $35,658,378
Apr 06, 2024 $0.09455 $0.09971 $0.09429 $0.09805 $873,092 $36,981,598
Apr 07, 2024 $0.09805 $0.09995 $0.09668 $0.09991 $693,409 $37,681,219

From Shapeshift FOX Token price today, FOX to USD live price, marketcap and chart | CoinMarketCap

Fox reference price based on above is 0.098 cents / FOX

Therefore the workstream 95,000 USD of FOX equals 969,387.75 FOX Tokens.

Please double check my calculations!

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1). I took some of your numbers and did slighly diff method, got just a hair higher.
2). Started from diff numbers and got: a small bit off of yours.
I would accept your number as correct.
Thanks for sharing the sheet.

(1) took the midprice and combined all, then /6 to get that avg, then math’d $95k worth. (5k more fox)
(2) used OPEN/Close number (got your mid) did same as above avg/6 this one got really close to your number. 1k more fox.

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