Fingerprints Weekly Roundup

Hi everyone, welcome to Fingerprints Weekly Roundup, here you can find the latest updates on the DAO. Please help us improve the report with your feedback, ideas and insights.

We will be posting all new issues of the Weekly Roundup as comments on this thread in order to aggregate all updates in one place and to reduce forum noise.

You can access all Weekly Roundup reports in this link.

Weekly Roundup #8 | June 24-30, 2022

You can find the Google Docs version here.

Recent Announcements

  1. Brand Positioning Exercise - week 5/5
    Last exercise of our Brand Positioning project.
    Exercise #5 launched on June 30,2022
    (Discord Link / Jotform Link)

  2. Fingerprints High-Bandwidth Hour
    Episode “NFTNYC Recap: HOT or NOT? Who Wore It Best? Who NGMI? Fingerprints HBH”, presented by @mitchellfchan
    June 29,2022 (Link)

  3. Exhibition commissioned by Fingerprints - NFT.NYC
    Collection “Off: Endgame” by Sarah Friend.
    June 21 - July 05,2022 (Link)

  4. OTC $PRINTS Orderbook
    Glory#5406 is putting together a orderbook for $PRINTS. If you want to trade $PRINTS, please DM him with the bid/ask price, volume and swap link.
    First orderbook TBD by next week (Link)

Ongoing Discussions

  1. Organizational Design 3.0
    Discussion on a proposal that updates our org. design, simplifying its structure through the introduction of the Working Groups Framework.
    Last update on June 28,2022 (Link)

  2. Visual Identity Work (Rebranding) Proposal
    Discussion on a proposal to hire the agency
    “Other Means” to perform a comprehensive rebranding of Fingerprints.
    Last update on June 24,2022 (Link )

Staff Team Main Ongoing Initiatives

Governance

  1. Strategic Plan Proposal
    We think it’s very important to have the general vision for Fingerprints in ink, so we can use it as a guide to our daily activities. Current discussion ongoing in our Discourse to be followed by a proposal. (Link)

  2. Organizational Design Update
    We’re working on a new organizational design format in which areas will be granted freedom to self-organize and negotiate budgets with the DAO. (Link)

  3. Discourse Forum is Back!
    We’ve re-launched our Discourse Forum in a self-hosted server, that way we can organize discussions and engage with less active members. Come join at https://discourse.fingerprintsdao.xyz

Creative Direction

  1. Visual Identity Work (Rebranding) Proposal
    Discussion on a proposal to hire the agency
    “Other Means” to perform a comprehensive rebranding of Fingerprints.
    Last update on June 15,2022 (Link)

  2. Sarah Friend Exhibition at NFT NYC
    Refraction/Rhizome presentation taking place of physical installation of ‘Off’ by Sarah Friend. Working with Rhizome on publicity. (https://off.supply/) (Link / RSVP)

  3. FP’s Website v2
    Website copy edited, now looking at cosmetic changes to the website to make it on-brand for FP.

  4. FP’s Studio Strategy
    The Creative Direction team is preparing a strategy document as part of the Organizational 3.0 re-design. This will outline strategy for projects, in addition to other external activities.

  5. Public Relations Initiatives
    Currently evaluating new proposal for work from Azzi - focused on a Brazil remit, with support on editorial work and events in that market. Also fielding additional PR opportunities.

Community & Finance

  1. Brand Positioning Exercise
    Working together with the Creative Direction team and a Marketing advisor to develop Fingerprints Marketing strategy with the DAO. (Link)

  2. Membership Tier and Value Creation
    How we could structure the value creation for the Fingerprints community. (Link )

  3. Weekly Update and Monthly Report
    Releasing Weekly Updates and drafting a template for the Monthly Report. (Link)

  4. Budget and Capital Allocation
    Discussing curation/acquisitions budget. (Link )

  5. Legal Entity
    We’ve been discussing with top legal and auditing firms the most efficient legal entity forms.

  6. Token Liquidity / OTC
    Discussion on PRINTS buyback and DAO-managed OTC Desk.(Link)

  7. Treasury Management
    Execution of swaps (1) 515ETH from Phase 4 Funding Round into ~$1mm (Link ); (2) $65k worth of ETH to USDC to cover the expense for the TodayIn investment (Link) and (3) 563ETH into USD to Ensure 24 months of runway - costs (Link )

Weekly Roundup #9 July 01-07, 2022

You can find the Google Docs version here .

Recent Announcements

  1. Brand Positioning Exercise
    After gathering inputs from the DAO, the Marketing advisors will start a discussion in Fingerprints’ Marketing Discord channel about the brand positioning strategy.
    Discussion to begin in the week of July 11, 2022
    (Link to Fingerprints’ Marketing Discord Channel)

  2. Fingerprints High-Bandwidth Hour
    Episode “Harm van den Dorpel! His latest projects & “degrees of on-chain-ness””, presented by @mitchellfchan
    July 05,2022 (Link)

  3. Exhibition commissioned by Fingerprints - NFT.NYC
    Collection “Off: Endgame” by Sarah Friend.
    June 21 - July 05,2022 (Link)

Ongoing Discussions

  1. Organizational Design 3.0
    Discussion on a proposal that updates our org. design, simplifying its structure through the introduction of the Working Groups Framework.
    Last update on July 04,2022 (Link)

  2. Fingerprints Strategic Plan
    Outlines basic thesis on how Fingerprints intends to generate and capture value. Part of a good strategy is focusing attention and resources to increase leverage and deliver high performance.
    Last update on July 02,2022 (Link )

Staff Team Main Ongoing Initiatives

Governance

  1. Strategic Plan Proposal
    We think it’s very important to have the general vision for Fingerprints in ink, so we can use it as a guide to our daily activities. Current discussion ongoing in our Discourse to be followed by a proposal. (Link)

  2. Organizational Design Update
    We’re working on a new organizational design format in which areas will be granted freedom to self-organize and negotiate budgets with the DAO. (Link)

  3. Discourse Forum is Back!
    We’ve re-launched our Discourse Forum in a self-hosted server, that way we can organize discussions and engage with less active members. Come join at https://discourse.fingerprintsdao.xyz

Creative Direction

  1. Visual Identity Work (Rebranding) Proposal
    Discussion on a proposal to hire the agency
    “Other Means” to perform a comprehensive rebranding of Fingerprints.
    Last update on June 15,2022 (Link)

  2. Sarah Friend Exhibition at NFT NYC
    Refraction/Rhizome presentation taking place of physical installation of ‘Off’ by Sarah Friend. Working with Rhizome on publicity. (https://off.supply/) (Link / RSVP)

  3. FP’s Website v2
    Website copy edited, now looking at cosmetic changes to the website to make it on-brand for FP.

  4. FP’s Studio Strategy
    The Creative Direction team is preparing a strategy document as part of the Organizational 3.0 re-design. This will outline strategy for projects, in addition to other external activities.

  5. Public Relations Initiatives
    Currently evaluating new proposal for work from Azzi - focused on a Brazil remit, with support on editorial work and events in that market. Also fielding additional PR opportunities.

Community & Finance

  1. Brand Positioning Exercise
    Working together with the Creative Direction team and a Marketing advisor to develop Fingerprints Marketing strategy with the DAO. (Link)

  2. Membership Tier and Value Creation
    How we could structure the value creation for the Fingerprints community. (Link )

  3. Weekly Update and Monthly Report
    Releasing Weekly Updates and drafting a template for the Monthly Report. (Link)

  4. Budget and Capital Allocation
    Discussing curation/acquisitions budget. (Link)

  5. Legal Entity
    We’ve been discussing with top legal and auditing firms the most efficient legal entity forms.

  6. Token Liquidity / OTC
    Discussion on PRINTS buyback and DAO-managed OTC Desk.(Link)

  7. Treasury Management
    Execution of swaps (1) 515ETH from Phase 4 Funding Round into ~$1mm (Link ); (2) $65k worth of ETH to USDC to cover the expense for the TodayIn investment (Link) and (3) 563ETH into USD to Ensure 24 months of runway - costs (Link )

Weekly Roundup #10 | July 08-14,2022

You can find the full report in Google Docs here .

Recent Announcements

  1. Brand Positioning Exercise
    After gathering inputs from the DAO, the Marketing advisors will start a discussion on the brand positioning strategy in Fingerprints’ Marketing Discord channel.
    Discussion to begin in the week of July 18, 2022

  2. $PRINTS OTC order book
    Use this link to access the orderbook anytime.
    To add your order in the order book, please DM Glory#5406 or post on the OTC Channel the bid/ask price, volume and swap link.

Ongoing Discussions

  1. Fingerprints Strategic Plan 1.0
    Outlines basic thesis on how Fingerprints intends to generate and capture value. Part of a good strategy is focusing attention and resources to increase leverage and deliver high performance.
    Last post on July 13,2022 (Link)

  2. Organizational Design 3.0
    Discussion on a proposal that updates our org. design, simplifying its structure through the introduction of the Working Groups Framework.
    Last post on July 10,2022 (Link)

Staff Team Main Ongoing Initiatives

Governance

  1. Strategic Plan Proposal
    We think it’s very important to have the general vision for Fingerprints in ink, so we can use it as a guide to our daily activities. Current discussion ongoing in our Discourse to be followed by a proposal. (Link)

  2. Organizational Design Update
    We’re working on a new organizational design format in which areas will be granted freedom to self-organize and negotiate budgets with the DAO. (Link)

  3. Discourse Forum is Back!
    We’ve re-launched our Discourse Forum in a self-hosted server, that way we can organize discussions and engage with less active members. Come join at https://discourse.fingerprintsdao.xyz

Creative Direction

  1. Visual Identity Work (Rebranding) Proposal
    Discussion on a proposal to hire the agency
    “Other Means” to perform a comprehensive rebranding of Fingerprints.
    Last update on June 15,2022 (Link)

  2. Sarah Friend Exhibition at NFT NYC
    Refraction/Rhizome presentation taking place of physical installation of ‘Off’ by Sarah Friend. Working with Rhizome on publicity. (https://off.supply/) (Link / RSVP)

  3. FP’s Website v2
    Website copy edited, now looking at cosmetic changes to the website to make it on-brand for FP.

  4. FP’s Studio Strategy
    The Creative Direction team is preparing a strategy document as part of the Organizational 3.0 re-design. This will outline strategy for projects, in addition to other external activities.

  5. Public Relations Initiatives

  6. Currently evaluating new proposal for work from Azzi - focused on a Brazil remit, with support on editorial work and events in that market. Also fielding additional PR opportunities.

Community & Finance

  1. Brand Positioning Exercise
    Working together with the Creative Direction team and a Marketing advisor to develop Fingerprints Marketing strategy with the DAO. (Link)

  2. Membership Tier and Value Creation
    How we could structure the value creation for the Fingerprints community. (Link )

  3. Update Reports
    To access all Weekly Update reports go to Fingerprints’ Report channel or go to Fingerprints’ Discourse and search for “Weekly Update”.

  4. Budget and Capital Allocation
    Discussing curation/acquisitions budget. (Link)

  5. Legal Entity
    We’ve been discussing with top legal and auditing firms the most efficient legal entity forms.

  6. Token Liquidity / OTC
    Use this link to access the orderbook anytime.
    To add your order in the order book, please DM Glory#5406 or post on the OTC Channel the bid/ask price, volume and swap link.

  7. Treasury Management
    Execution of swaps (1) 515ETH from Phase 4 Funding Round into ~$1mm (Link ); (2) $65k worth of ETH to USDC to cover the expense for the TodayIn investment (Link ) and (3) 563ETH into USD to Ensure 24 months of runway - costs (Link )

Weekly Roundup #11 | July 15-21,2022

You can find the full report in Google Docs here.

Recent Announcements

  1. Fingerprints’ Discord Optimization*
    (i) Keeping members-only areas focused on fun and informative stuff; (ii) all working group chats are now read-only to everyone. Members + Fingerprints team are able read + write.
    July 20,2022 (Link)

  2. Phillips auction featuring artists collected by FP
    Auction “Ex-Machina: A History of Generative Art” featured artists 0xDEAFBEEF, Rhea Myers and Harm van den Dorpel alongside such pioneers of generative & computer art as Vera Molnar & Herbert W. Franke.
    Ended on July 20,2022 (Link)

  3. $PRINTS OTC order book
    Use this link to access the orderbook anytime. To add your order in the order book, please DM Glory#5406 or post on the OTC Channel the bid/ask price, volume and swap link.

Ongoing Discussions

  1. Fingerprints Strategic Plan 1.0
    Outlines basic thesis on how Fingerprints intends to generate and capture value. Part of a good strategy is focusing attention and resources to increase leverage and deliver high performance.
    Last post on July 13,2022 (Link)

  2. Organizational Design 3.0
    Discussion on a proposal that updates our org. design, simplifying its structure through the introduction of the Working Groups Framework.
    Last post on July 10,2022 (Link)

Working Groups’ Main Ongoing Initiatives

  1. Governance
    A. Strategic Plan
    B. Organizational Design

  2. Curation
    A. Curation of main collection
    B. Creation of a Community Collection

  3. FP Studio
    A. Blockchain Art projects
    B. Connecting with artists, producers and collectors

  4. Finance
    A. Treasury management
    B. Token liquidity / OTC
    C. Budget and capital allocation
    D. FP’s legal entity

  5. Community
    A. Membership value creation
    B. Events
    C. Merch
    D. Reports

  6. Marketing
    A. Marketing plan
    B. Content creation
    C. Website
    D. CRM

Weekly Roundup #12 | July 22-28,2022

You can find the full report in Google Docs here.

Recent Announcements

  1. FP became the largest collector of Mutant Garden Seeder by Harm van den DorpelJuly 28,2022 (Link)

  2. Fingerprints Twitter Spaces
    Episode What’s next for Fingerprints?
    July 28,2022 (Link)

  3. New utility for Fingerprints drops - FP Studio
    FP Drop Holders can now join FP members and artists in FP Studio channel, where FP next blockchain art projects will be discussed

  4. Artists nominated for the Lumen Prize 2022 NFT Award long list
    Nomination of artists Deafbeef, Harm van den Dorpel, Sarah Friend and Aaron Penne
    July 27,2022 (Link)

  5. Artist participation in the Christie’s stage at the Seattle Art Fair
    Aaron Penne participated in the panel with the topic “Bridging the Physical and the Digital”.
    July 25,2022 (Link)

  6. Sarah Friend’s wildcards mint site is now live
    The collection “Off: Endgame” was presented in an exhibition commissioned by Fingerprints DAO, Refraction DAO and Rhizome during NFT.NYC
    July 28,2022 (Link)

Ongoing Discussions

  1. Fingerprints Strategic Plan 1.0
    Outlines basic thesis on how Fingerprints intends to generate and capture value. Part of a good strategy is focusing attention and resources to increase leverage and deliver high performance.
    Last post on July 25,2022 (Link)

  2. $PRINTS Buyback and DAO-managed OTC Desk
    Discussion on $PRINTS buyback and OTC management.
    Last update on June 25,2022 (Link)

Working Groups’ Main Ongoing Initiatives

  1. Governance
    A. Strategic Plan
    B. Organizational Design

  2. Curation
    A. Curation of main collection
    B. Community Collection set up

  3. FP Studio (link to Discord channel)
    A. Blockchain Art projects
    B. Connecting with artists, producers and collectors

  4. Finance (link to Discord channel)
    A. Treasury management
    B. Token liquidity / OTC
    C. Budget and capital allocation
    D. FP’s legal entity

  5. Community (link to Discord channel)
    A. Membership value creation
    B. Events
    C. Merch
    D. Reports

  6. Marketing (link to Discord channel)
    A. Marketing plan
    B. Content creation
    C. Website
    D. CRM

Weekly Roundup #13 | Jul 29 - Aug 04,2022

You can find the full report in Google Docs here.

Recent Announcements

  1. Fingerprints DAO featured in The Brooklin Rail Article “Beyond the Janus-Faced Typologies of Art and Technology” (Link)

  2. Rhea Myers interview to Right Click Save
    “Rhea Myers and the logic of technical realism”
    Aug 3,2022 (Link)

  3. Artists nominated for the Lumen Prize 2022 NFT Award long list
    Nomination of artists Deafbeef, Harm van den Dorpel, Sarah Friend and Aaron Penne
    Jul 27,2022 (Link)

  4. New utility for Fingerprints drops - FP Studio
    FP Drop Holders can now join FP members and artists in FP Studio channel, where FP’s next blockchain art projects will be discussed

Ongoing Discussions

  1. Membership token format - ERC-20 vs NFT
    Should the Fingerprints membership be represented by an NFT instead of the 5k $PRINTS?
    Last update on Aug 4,2022 (Link)

  2. Whitelisting Fingerprints DAO members for Art Gobblers NFT project
    Whitelist to an NFT collection with art drawn by Justin Roiland, the creator of Rick and Morty.
    Last update on Aug 4,2022 (Link)

Working Groups’ Main Ongoing Initiatives

  1. Governance
    A. Strategic Plan
    B. Organizational Design

  2. Curation
    A. Curation of main collection
    B. Community Collection set up

  3. FP Studio (link to Discord channel)
    A. Blockchain Art projects
    B. Connecting with artists and collectors
    C. Bridge to the traditional art space

  4. Finance (link to Discord channel)
    A. Treasury management
    B. Token liquidity / OTC
    C. Budget and capital allocation
    D. FP’s legal entity

  5. Community (link to Discord channel)
    A. Membership value creation
    B. Events
    C. Merch
    D. Reports

  6. Marketing (link to Discord channel)
    A. Marketing plan
    B. Content creation
    C. Website
    D. CRM