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Hi George, I’m glad you wrote to us.
So far we have been advancing in our activities as far as we have been able making use of our own economical and human resources. We still have not received the first disbursement from Harmony, however, LatamDAO’s team has not stopped working on its activities since December of last year until today. It’s been countless hours of work by the whole team that won’t be remunerated, but we keep working in what we can with great enthusiasm because we really like the project and we see great potential in it.
LatamDao has already begun to comply with some of the metrics presented in the proposal, but in my opinion, is even more important the bonds we have created with strategic partners (initially in Venezuela) such as the Metropolitan University, one of the best and most technologically advanced universities in the country, with whom we have had several meetings, not only with the purpose of hosting our main events and hackathons, but also to create links between the students of the university and ZKU.
We have also made alliances with technological platforms in Venezuela such as Pagos ChinChin, a company dedicated to the distribution of “points of sale with cryptocurrencies”, with them we have the vision of integrating $ONE as a payment method so that it can be used nationwide. We also have created links for projects that include development of a “Proof of Identity” protocol, in alliance with the Inter-American Development Bank, and NFTs projects, etc. We talked about all this in our first Twitter Space.
We are aware of the complaints that arose in harmony’s community due to the destination of grants to projects that were not related to the type of technology that can be developed on the platform, which is why we are determined to look for real technological solutions developed for the region, by people from the region, who are in touch with the current needs of the region (all developed on Harmony Protocol).
We have to remember that Latin America, especially Venezuela, are the areas with the highest adoption of Cryptocurrencies in the planet, but little is known about blockchain and its benefits. So that is our focus George, I mean, real, viable and tangible technological development for Latin America that will also generate massive economic value to the ecosystem, in my opinion this goes far beyond the metrics that we initially presented.
Regarding the Twitter Space, I was also impressed by the low number of attendees, although we were 6/9 governors participating in the space (3 of us were together hosting the space through LatamDAO’s twitter account). I think this has been partly because of the loss of credibility and discontent of the community in Harmony due to the lack of funding promised to many projects, coupled with a bear market and the controversy generated by the discontent of some of the biggest investors. I would be very pleased if you help us promote our next Twitter Space that we will be hosting next week. This time our talk will be focused on discussing about the issues of voting Apps and multisig wallets, and so, offering solutions and ideas for the efficient management of the DAO fundings… It’ll be a Space focused on people who are already managing DAOs with Harmony and are going through these type of problems just like all of us. If you are a governor in a DAO you will surely know what I am talking about, so I hope you can join us and share with us.
Regarding the Discord account, it has weeks working, although you are right, it is not included in the Linktree. We are going to include it, thank you for that.
I also want to take this opportunity to congratulate the whole team of LatamDAO, that since December of the last year has not stopped working, and has been putting their love and effort in this beautiful project, it has been and will continue to be a pleasure to work with all of you.
I send you a big greeting George and thank you for giving attention to our project. Do not hesitate to make any other observations, they are always welcome.