HQ: San Francisco
ICX Station is striving to become entirely self-sufficient, no longer relying on support from the ICON Foundation. Being elected as a P-Rep will help us further that goal and continue our mission to grow the ICON Ecosystem through thoughtful reinvestment of block rewards into the 4 pillars outlined below:
The Four Pillars
Acceleration: Provide necessary support and guidance to external blockchain projects that are interested in building compelling utility for the ICON blockchain
Incubation: Pursue internal ideas that align with our goal of achieving the future of Digital Nations and DAOs
Education: Expand the developer community through partnerships and meetups, while educating them on the benefits of DAOs
Thought Leadership & Research: Publish thought provoking content and share it with the community
2. Motivation of the proposal
Our motivation to become a P-Rep is in the spirit of decentralization. Becoming a P-Rep would allow us to invest our block rewards directly into building out the ICON ecosystem without support from the ICON Foundation. Our vision is to allow ICX Station to be a stand-alone entity, and this is only possible through the support of the ICON Community.
3. Execution plan of the proposal
Acceleration entails dedicating time and internal resources towards supporting external projects admitted into our accelerator program. We provide support and guidance in the following areas to our portfolio companies: token economics, business model, go to market strategy, fundraising support (with potential for investment from ICX Station), development support, white paper review, pitch deck preparation & review, and introductions to strategic partners, advisors and service providers.
Incubation entails pursuing internal ideas such as DAO, programmable money, NFT, micropayments, etc. that align with our goal of achieving the future of Digital Nations. We have much more control over the direction of these projects, almost taking the role of project managers, compared to the projects in the Accelerator program.
Our educational initiatives are specifically targeted at growing the developer community and pushing the adoption of DAOs. We will pursue opportunities through 3rd party vendors (i.e. Major League Hacking) and host our own educational meetups.
Thought Leadership & Research
Thought Leadership & Research will be led by Ricky Dodds, who has years of experience working in Equity Research. We will be putting out bi-weekly short research pieces, quarterly macro-market analysis reports, and quarterly thematic pieces on the direction of the industry.
4. Expected timeline of the proposal
We are focused on fueling the growth of the ICON Republic, and our short term goals out of our 4 key pillars would drive results for the following metrics: # of DAO tools, # of smart contracts with over 1,000 transactions, # of active wallets, # of subscribers to our newsletter, and # of devs in the developer telegram/Slack channel.
Expected Network Information
Scott Smiley (Benny Options)
Justin Hsiao (2infiniti)