Hi guys, I would like to express my interest for the Pickle COO role as per Larry’s PIP-22 and would be submitting a joint bid together with @chimaera.
A little background about me and my crypto journey thus far - I have been involved with crypto for at least 5 years now and looking back, I wouldn’t trade the hands-on experience and the interaction with people from all over the world, be it anon or not, for anything else. It has been a learning curve for me since day 1 and I am still learning and trying to get the most out of my crypto journey.
I chanced upon Pickle Finance when I was looking for my next food farm and was actually one of the first to join the Pickle Discord. Usually, I will just farm and leave in search of the next opportunity, but Pickle’s objective of pegging stable coins and off-peg being bad struck a chord with me. I stayed, volunteered as an admin and basically assisted BBB, Larry and Penguin wherever possible to ensure the success of the Pickle protocol. Though we have been unlucky to be hit by 2 incidents, with the pDAI hack impacting many, including myself, I believe that we are on the right track with Larry at the helm, Yearn as our ecosystem partners and the many community members who are helping out. The imminent launch of Yearn’s v2 vaults will also allow Pickle to regain some TVL and introduces a new paradigm with DILL boosting and governance voting.
Professionally, I am involved in the fintech industry within the risk and controls/ governance domain. You can say that I am responsible in keeping the lights on so that my company does not breach any regulatory obligations, our platform does not suffer any outages and our customer data (PII) are stored safely.
Personally, I have a major in Computer Science and only some of this acquired knowledge is used presently. For one, I am comfortable reading the codes for any new farms to ensure that it is safu with no risk of a rug-pull. I have also developed a skill-set such that I am able to comb through news feeds, tweets, medium articles and any outlets that may lead me to my next crypto opportunity. Last but most importantly, I have been able to connect with many crypto enthusiasts who share the same passion for crypto and show a willingness to help out and develop further, which is beneficial to my personal development.
Moving on, I would like to switch gear to cover what I can do for Pickle whether I am selected or not. I have documented several goals that are measurable and actionable that I think are important and close to the Pickle community:
Contributing to the day-to-day of Pickle operations and ensuring that it’s business-as-usual. This would include tasks: maintaining the harvester bot, ensuring Pickle emissions are reduced weekly, ensuring that Pickle staking rewards are replenished on time, multi-sig txns are planned ahead and queued accordingly and communities queries are answered in a timely manner.
Automating harvester bot via Keep3r so that pJARs participants continue to receive the highest yield from us.
Ensure Pickle DILL is ready to be launched with Yearn’s v2. This would include revamping the governance process from LPs to DILLs, clarity and documentation of the new Pickle boosts.
Continue to build the Pickle community, maintaining a good vibe and increase overall community engagement.
Ensure that CORN holders are not forgotten, and to explore ways to push forward towards the repayment of our corn debt.
Explore collaborations and integrations with other DeFi projects. This would include potential exchange listings, Pickle listings on other DeFi protocols etc
Ad-hoc initiatives and request from the communities. For e.g. snapshots, votings, Pickle emissions gauges, AMAs and others.
To achieve the above goals, I am proposing a joint bid with @chimaera as our skillsets are complementary and between us, we are confident that we will fulfill the role well. More on chimaera profile and skillsets to be posted by my partner soon.
If you have stuck with me thus far, I would like to thank you for taking time and interest in this. Before you cast your vote, please understand that you will be voting for someone who will strive to do his best for the goals above and will make Pickle a success for all of us, with the help of the wonderful community (you know who you are).
Thank you and happy to answer any queries that you might have in the forum.
*P.S: We are also proposing to utilize 2% of the COO budget towards the repayment of our CORN debt, following Larry’s good gesture with his dev funds.