[PASSED] BIP-9: $BIT Purchase Program

This proposal is authored by cateatpeanut of Windranger Labs

Background

The BitDAO Treasury is forecasted to grow via several avenues:

  1. Bybit contribution, which is transferred monthly based on the following parameters https://docs.bitdao.io/partners/bybit-pledge. The current contribution is composed of 50% ETH and 50%USDT/USDC. More details here: BitDAO.
  2. Deployment of assets to Autonomous Entities (Game7, zkDAO, EduDAO, etc…), labs, venture/swaps, and yield opportunities. These are long term strategies which aim to achieve a flywheel of growth for the BitDAO Treasury.
  3. Growth of project tokens in the BitDAO Treasury.

Purpose

The purpose of the $BIT Purchase Program is to increase the economic connection between BitDAO Treasury growth and the $BIT token.

$BIT Purchase Parameters

  1. The “Targeted Daily Purchase Amount (TDPA)” shall initially be set at $700,000 per day (approximately $21M per month).

  2. TDPA can be dynamically adjusted pending BitDAO vote:
    a. If funds are required for asset deployment opportunities, the TDPA can be decreased, with a lower bound of zero.
    b. If the BitDAO Treasury is growing faster than forecasted asset deployment opportunities, the TDPA can be increased.
    c. BitDAO voters shall also consider whether the prevailing $BIT price is attractive for purchase.

  3. Purchasing shall occur on publicly available secondary markets including CEXs and DEXs.

  4. For transparency, the daily purchases shall be executed linearly with a bot.

Phase 1 Purchasing

  1. Initial purchases shall be conducted as a component of Bybit’s monthly contributions:
    a. Part of the Bybit monthly contribution shall be used to purchase $BIT and then be contributed to the BitDAO Treasury;
    b. Phase 1 TDPA will not exceed Bybit’s monthly pledged contribution amount;
    c. The remaining pledged contribution amount not used for $BIT purchase purposes shall retain the prevailing contribution asset mix (currently 50% ETH, 50% USDC/USDT).

Option: Phase 2 Purchasing

  1. In the future, pending BitDAO vote, a reputable third-party service provider can perform $BIT purchases on behalf of BitDAO, on the condition that all purchasing occurs on publicly available secondary markets (DEXs, CEXs).

Option: Burn

  1. As a separate proposal topic, we can explore the burn of $BIT from the BitDAO Treasury.

Timing

  1. Start 2022 June 1st.

Other Considerations

The Targeted Daily Purchase Amount (TDPA) should aim to balance between: 1) the growth of BitDAO Treasury; and 2) opportunities to deploy assets for long-term growth, via: autonomous entities, labs, venture/swaps, and yield.

The recommendation is to be conservative with TDPA at the start, and retain enough treasury assets for the opportunities stated above.

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buyback would be good for bitDAO price and build more faith to holder, maybe we can suggest burning mechanism for every quarter of the year? bitDAO actually need more marketing…

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hi, i am from the chinese bitdao community.

I propose to learn after the Voting Escrow (VE) mode like curve and cultdao

the people who stake token deserve to have more Weights on voting

if not, the whale will buy more bit for voting, and selling bit after voting.

there is same problem in bybit, too. bybit require users hold bit for a while, then they have right for joing the pad and pool. but as i see, many arbitrageur will buy bit for a while and short bit for hedging. selling bit after pad and pool. only left the real bit holder to suffer from the loss of price.

i think that is unfair for the real bit holder.

buying back bit from market is not the best way, but providing more use to bit is.

i hope bitdao team can have more deep cooperation with bybit team to think out more usage of bit.

most of the chinese holder believe in bitdao because of seeing the potential growth of bybit, not only because of the big picture. so plz have more cooperation with bybit.

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Personally, I very much agree with this opinion. Long-term projects should also be considered successful and price increases should be considered.

The current BITDAO project seems to be forgotten by people.

The number of people participating in BYBIT Lunchpad and Lunchpool is decreasing. The number of participants has not increased in the past few months and prices have fallen.

In addition, BYBIT fees have become expensive and lunchpool and lunchpad have been reduced. Those who hold BITDAO are losing the reason to hold it.

Compare the price increase of coins held by MEXC, FTT, BNB, and KNC.

In order for more and more people to participate in the project in the long run, BITDAO holders must be rewarded.

Only then will holders believe in the project and not sell BITDAO, and new people will trust and buy BITDAO.

I fully agree with this opinion and I think it should be done quickly. In addition, related content should be covered in many media so that many people can participate in the BITDAO project.

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The idea is awesome, but I got some viewpoint for why not do this.

According to the article is too long, I reopen a proposal page here.

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I’m going to split my opinion into two posts so I can focus on crafting my answers without having to turn everything into a big whitepaper. :slightly_smiling_face:

Buyback and Burn are the most discussed topics for months in the community, my position is against it and here are my arguments in topics:

1) Economy / Tokenomics

Having a treasury with stable and diverse assets is healthy and important, ignoring this in an industry that recurrently has periods of trouble (crypto winter) and still having the possibility of a Black Swan can be fatal to the entire project.

Virtually all projects approved so far have the delivery of resources in tranches. If there is a long period of low prices, how will commitments be paid?

“-Oh, we can use the monthly contribution for that!”

Then you will lose the artificial instrument of price control you were created for and now you are dependent and because of that your treasury will be catastrophically devalued.

Another problem here is the lack of demonstration that, once approved, this change will actually impact significant market valuation. In my opinion, there must be inaccuracy of calculations.

The amounts of 700K USD daily are not enough to push the price up significantly and sustain it above some price. I understand that for us mortals, 700K USD daily or 21M monthly is a lot of money, but that’s not enough for the promise of appreciation.

I dare say looking at the metrics, even 5x or 10x that amount isn’t enough. But let’s say that hypothetically in a utopia this would be enough, we will have another problem:

Futures Markets :skull_and_crossbones:

In recent years, an important part of market cycles has been the swap of volume in spot trades for futures contracts. When this occurs, daily or monthly purchases using the Bybit commitment will make a 0% difference.

My comments on the economy and tokenomics are based on my experience as a competitive trader, previously ranked in Binance’s top 10. But I’ve been retired for some time and just my opinion shouldn’t be enough, I suggest you guys use connections to communicate with other experts like FTX/Alameda and ask for a third opinion from the ninjas who work there. :ninja:

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I have a suggestion: BIT can be used as a fee deduction scheme for the Bybit platform, just like BNB.
In this way, there is a natural destruction mechanism, which will allow BIT to be held by more traders, and, in order to obtain transaction discounts, continue to buy more.

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Who will support us if we don’t do anything about the price? Why should new investors come? Doesn’t a project whose value is constantly falling and which hardly reacts to the rise among its alternatives seem to fail? Price is paramount. Your disregard for the price is driving me crazy. (price will increase=new investor will come=less bits will be allocated to new projects)

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I’m sorry if my review made you crazy (in your words), but I must warn you: this was just the first part (economic side). :no_mouth:

If your question is about who supports BitDAO’s vision and values, you can check here. Do you think there are few supporters?

First of all, I would like to correct what you said about the “value is constantly falling”, perhaps the most appropriate word in your hypothesis is “price” and these are two very different things, the value of BitDAO is constantly high, while the price may eventually fall.

Your speech sounds like a Wall Street shareholder demanding higher dividends, so he hires a CEO who will aggressively increase profitability in the short term and leave the long term in the background, for that they pay the CEO an astronomical salary (whose salaries increased by 940% since the 1970s) and then when the company “surprisingly” goes bankrupt, they appear on TV blaming the contractor.

I wrote about manipulation crypto markets five years ago (It’s in Portuguese, but if you want to check it out: link) . At that time I spent 14 months accumulating (buying) and then distributing (selling).

So don’t mix your emotions with business if you are a trader or investor. And think about this: If prices are always falling and you’re not buying more and taking advantage of it, it’s your strategy mistake, not the market’s or BitDAO.

When high-volume investors come into your game, they don’t come in by paying dearly and rising in price, it’s the exact opposite.

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Ya I think you are on point, we can’t take this intention because of our short term personal benefit and we need to THINK further, but my opinion is maybe we can purchase $bit back and well-utilize it in others’ plans rather than burned or just keep into treasury fund, BURN IS TOO EARLY FOR $BITDAO

We say very different things to you, I guess because we don’t speak the same language. Maybe you should check my previous posts. What are you comparing the metric to? If you look at the statistics, the number of people holding bitdao in their wallet is decreasing. Building the future… If I don’t have money in my pocket today, I won’t be able to reach the future. I advise you not to detach from the real life you live. I collect as the price drops and the price has been dropping for 5 months. Frankly, I’m not rich enough to collect bitdao forever because I haven’t seen the price go up. Who buys bitdao if the community thinks the price drops are insignificant and hasn’t produced new projects for months? Stop dreaming, value is measured by price. If the community does not take any steps to prevent the price of bitdao from falling for 5 months, the group of companies that I and I have introduced will have lost faith in bitdao and will accept that it was a faulty investment.

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If understand correctly, this proposal is primarily focused on increasing the liquidity of $BIT.

Increased liquidity may not materially affect the price of $BIT, rather merely reduce spikiness of price movement caused by large buy/sales, reducing slippage in those cases :thinking:

If the buy price is above spot it would be a minor force to increase $BIT price, while at spot or below it would provided only a limited price support, given the pool of money available and daily volumes.

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BIP-9: $BIT Purchase Program has been officially proposed

If approved, the parameters, which are designed to foster an economic connection between BitDAO treasury and BIT token, would go into effect on June 1, 2022. Get involved with BitDAO governance by casting your vote.

:calendar: Voting period: Now until May 5, 2022, 03:59 UTC

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BIP-9: BIT Purchase Program has successfully passed. The parameters, which are designed to increase the economic connection between BitDAO treasury growth and the BIT token, will go into effect on June 1, 2022.

View the full proposal here.

Will it be a purchase of $21,000,000 at once?

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1. The “Targeted Daily Purchase Amount (TDPA)” shall initially be set at $700,000 per day (approximately $21M per month).

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One good thing about the current bear phase is that:
With the same TDPA, the number of BITs purchased daily has been increasing rapidly :slightly_smiling_face:

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(6/22/22)
Please note BIP - 12: Update $BIT Purchase Program has been introduced for a vote in the BitDAO Snapshot Space.

https://snapshot.org/#/bitdao.eth/proposal/0xa1cc8e7254fd7a28c5e740070960baf2cf5dd3fb06744ef6746e60a5e6f3853d

The proposal reads as follows:

This proposal is authored by cateatpeanut

Context

This proposal is a parameter update to BIP-9: $BIT Purchase Program.

Current statistics: annualized treasury inflows exceeding $800M (based on last 30 days); treasury value of ~$720M (excluding $BIT); market capitalization of ~$2.9B (excluding 30% of $BIT to be held within the treasury).

Recommendation: increase Target Daily Purchase Amount (TDPA) of $BIT

Proposal

  1. Adjust the TDPA from $0.7M to $1.5M USDT per day, starting 2022 July 1st.
  2. Fund the purchasing with assets from the BitDAO Treasury. This change enables increased flexibility and simplicity for setting the TDPA, as it will no longer be capped by Bybit’s monthly contribution amount.
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Hey folks,

We need to correct the buyback strategy, micro purchases are efficient for asset accumulation at lower averages and do not provide significant price increases.

There is a daily sell force of >2M USD at Bybit, the reason is probably because of the strategy of some market maker at Bybit. (I did the same thing on FTX in some pairs)

Even with most of my observations being confirmed and with the improvement of the BIP-12, we still need to fix this.

My tip: make purchases in a single day with the accumulated monthly volume, make these purchases in blocks of a few minutes.

Set:

50% of Volume : 6 active order purchases : 1 minute each.
+
50% of Volume : 6 passive order purchases : permanent.

if passive orders are not activated by the date of the next repurchase, add their amounts to the new purchases of active orders.

With the information we have and in my experience, this model should be more efficient. Any questions, LMK.

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