Concerto Programme — 51
Welcome back to another beautiful week!
The BEETS crew are back at it again. The music studio has been a space of profound creativity and positivity. The music is flowing and the vibes are feeling good!
There is a lot going on behind the scenes — changes, growth, new perspectives. It’s fun, it’s fresh and most importantly it’s ALIVE.
The sound waves are pumping, the frequencies are harmonious and we are stoked to be out here vibing high on life.
We buildin, we growin, things are movin up! Let’s dig into what’s poppin at the Beet X headquarters this week.
Despite some pretty significant setbacks with the rollout of the Boosted Pools on Fantom, things are still looking rather optimistic. We are currently waiting to hear back from the Balancer Lab engineers on what exactly the future looks like but in the meantime WE GOTS STUFFS TO DO!
Buildin ain’t gonna build itself now is it?
Reliquary is oh so close to perfection. The infrastructure has been set up, the code has been reviewed, the UI has been built, the artwork has been crafted and the comms have been constructed. We’re pretty much there!
It’s really just a process now of putting everything together so we can have the best migration possible. Make sure to check into the Town Hall for a more in depth update and alpha on… Wen Reliquary!
Outside the scope of Reliquary the tech team have been working on general bugs and fixes as well as diving in a little deeper to some of the underlying architecture. Things like the smart order router are under the microscope and it’s exciting to see some of the progress.
Constantly improving, constantly building. It’s the little steps that count and we’re making moves everyday!
With the launch of Reliquary just around the corner things are really starting to spice up. By now you should all be familiar with the idea that Reliquary revolves around a concept of maturity. One of the other differences however is that in Reliquary after you staked your fBEETS you will be issued a relic which is a financial NFT that represents a position in Reliquary.
Pretty neat eh?!
Join Franzns as he explores the concepts and possibilities in more depth.
Not just a pretty picture
This article is all about the pretty pictures within Reliquary. But first, let’s recap what we already know:
When OP is in the City ma, Drop it like it’s HOT.
This week’s hot take is all about the new fleet of pools on the Optimism DEX. With the vulnerability now mostly behind us, a proactive step was taken to ensure things are set up to thrive on OP.
Some cult classics and a couple of brand new bangers, check out the specs:
Social Science Lab
Hold on tight, the OP wagon is steaming through the OP city at full speed!
Collective, social, and inclusive — that’s what OP stands for. Sounds very social sciency… No surprise that our social scientist Josey can’t leave those values inherent to OP’s identity unexamined!
On the horizon: Social bonding in the City of Optimism — A social science study
Together with her collaborators, Josey has been busy cooking something up in the science lab. The result: a brand-new study on ‘identity fusion’ and social bonding, conceptualised specifically for Optimism. With OP as the primary collaborator, the goal is to also conduct the study for several protocols as part of the OP network including Beethoven X. The study proposal will be introduced on the OP forum this week to garner attention for the upcoming & planned OP grant application in Season 3 (official starting date Season 3: January, 26th 2023)
So what’s the study about?
By applying a psychological lens to examine the question “What makes people stick to a network and/or protocol long-term?”, Josey & her team are tapping into uncharted territory. The study examines a protocol’s stickiness by exploring the underlying mechanisms that drive relational ties between the members of a network/protocol and the network/protocol itself (i.e., the more abstract brand). It does so by drawing on the concept of ‘identity fusion’ that describes the deep feeling of ‘oneness’ with a group (see illustration):
Illustration: Extent of identity fusion between the self and the group.
The scientific goal of the study: examine the extent of identity fusion for OP, Beethoven X, and further protocols
The practical goal of the study: increase community stickiness
Why is this relevant? It leads to higher commitment, loyalty, pro-group behaviour & self-esteem … and thus, competitive advantage
The insights provided by the study will equip OP with the necessary knowledge and tools to foster relational ties in the city of Optimism. Building a strong and loyal user-base goes beyond pure financial incentives. In order to attract and retain highly committed members — and consequently, keep liquidity and TVL on chain — strong relational ties amongst OP citizens/group members and the more abstract city itself are needed.
Stay tuned for updates on the study!
Say what?! Round 28!
Don’t miss the opportunity to have your say in 30% of the BEETS emissions for the weeks of Jan 23 and 30.. Voting will start later this week and will be available through Snapshot. Stay tuned!
For more information on the Gauge and how you can get involved check out the following Medium article:
Beethoven X Gauge Vote: Maximising Your Melody.
Dear friends and fellow Ludwigs,
Community Town Hall: Maestros, it’s that time again! The Community Town Hall is upon us and it’s going to be a special one — this Town Hall marks the end of what has been an incredible year. 2022 has passed and it’s time we reflected on some of the highlights. What’s on the agenda for this month’s gathering? Join us for a breakdown of the yearly financial report, updates on Boosted Pools and Reliquary, info from the Social Science Lab as well as the X — Fund and more. Jam packed and daanged juicy.
Bi-Weekly Conscious Conversations: Grab a cup of tea / coffee and come hang out with the community in our bi-weekly conscious conversations session. This is an open space to catch up, share and be seen. No expectations, no agenda, simply show up and be present. We would love to have you there. Join us on Wednesday at 12:00 PM UTC over on our Discord.
Weekly Community Breathe: Feel like it’s all getting a little too much? The breath is central to many inner practices and plays a major role in the regulation of our nervous systems. From general well being to focused inner work, a consistent breath work practice is almost certainly going to add value to your journey. Join us on Thursday 08:00 AM UTC for a community breathwork session with
Introspection and reflection. Every single day in DeFi offers a chance to learn and grow. Onwards and upwards, maestros. Are you ready for what comes next?! Jam-packed and pumpin, the Beets bonanza continues. Get those tunes turned up because it’s almost time to drop a banger!
“I drive these Luddies crazy
They level me up on the daily
They treat me really nicely
These NFTs are looking icey
fBEETs in the reliquary
maBEETs looking exemplary “