GWG AIP-317 Budget Impact & Transparency Report

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In September 2023, the Governance Working Group (GWG) initiated a mission to broaden our scope and deliver significantly more value to the ApeCoin DAO community than what was originally outlined in our charter. This required a considerable amount of vision, time, hard work and trust from the community.

To reach this goal, we met with as many ApeCoin DAO constituents as possible, aiming to raise awareness about our proposal and all of its newly planned initiatives. Countless Zoom calls and active networking at various in-person events, including the Blockchain Futurist Conference in Toronto and even a quick flight out to the Elite Apes’ two-year anniversary in Hong Kong, graciously hosted by my good friends Jason Au and Steve. During this visit, I had the opportunity to meet with key figures from the Mocaverse ecosystem, who have also become great friends that I look forward to connecting with every time I’m back in that region.

With that said, as we bring the first budget cycle of my Stewardship with the GWG to a close and gear up for an even more impactful next cycle full of new initiatives, I want to express my gratitude. Your confidence in us played a pivotal role in shaping the success of AIP-317 and motivation for this report, which I’m proud to share.

I also wanted its contents to provide important insight into the overall workings of the Governance Working Group, and able to be used as a reference point for those curious about what we do.


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Basis of Preparation and Disclaimer

Please note that this report is only a presentation of information, and any statements contained within it do not provide any advice, representation, warranty, certification, guarantee or promise relating to the subject(s). No representation or warranty of any kind (whether express or implied) is given as to the accuracy and completeness of this report, and no party should rely on the content in it for making any decisions, whether financial, legal or otherwise. The report and its content have not been reviewed, approved, endorsed or registered with any regulator or governmental entity. Any party relying on the report does so entirely at their own risk and shall have no right of recourse against the APE Foundation, its supervisor, its directors, employees, professional advisors or agents (“Relevant Parties”), the Governance Working Group or Ape Governance WG DAO LLC.

None of the Relevant Parties accept any liability or assume duty of care to any third party (whether it is an assignee or successor of another third party or otherwise) in respect of the report. The information included in this report has not been audited, or be construed as a distribution, an offer to sell, an advice or a solicitation to buy any products or services. Any past performance, projection or forecast is not necessarily indicative of the likely performance of future results, and the Relevant Parties undertake no obligation to update, supplement or amend any statement that may become inaccurate or incomplete after the date on which this report is first published.

Governance Working Group Background

On July 1st, 2023, the Governance Working Group formally initiated its activities following the selection of two additional Stewards in accordance with AIP-239. Our group operates with the objective of providing impartial and objective governance oversight, aligning with the guidelines outlined in AIP-1, AIP-137, AIP-138, AIP-200, AIP-239, and AIP-240.

Currently comprising a six-person team, we play a pivotal role in the day-to-day operations of the ApeCoin DAO with responsibilities that span project management, program development, election facilitation, and various stages of the AIP process. Additionally, we’re entrusted with establishing effective governance guidelines and initiating community engagement initiatives.

Importantly, we also facilitate elections, which involves a variety of duties and seamless coordination to assure the execution of a fair and transparent selection process.

The composition of the GWG includes up to three Stewards, three Facilitators, and one Secretary, each assigned specific duties within the framework of their governance mandate.

It is also important to note that in the spirit of true decentralization, the Governance Working Group operates as grant recipients on behalf of the ApeCoin DAO community and does not represent the APE Foundation.

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Governance Working Group Stewards

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GWG Stewards play a pivotal role in the ApeCoin ecosystem, contributing significantly to the operational backbone of ApeCoin DAO through comprehensive support and day-to-day project management. In this important role, we ensure initiatives are being executed, provide operational assistance and coordinate with a team of Discourse Facilitators and Secretary to foster smooth collaboration.

Beyond these foundational tasks, GWG Stewards actively contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the ApeCoin DAO ecosystem. We conceptualize, develop, and manage various programs while also taking charge of budget drafting, publishing, campaigning, and implementation. Stewards also exercise third-party oversight to ensure that contracted service providers align with the DAOs operational needs. Engaging with stakeholders and delegates is also key. Furthermore, we establish (and manage) community committees, contract and conduct research and development, oversee outgoing Discord messaging, and prepare detailed transparency reports like this.

Community Discourse Facilitators

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Discourse facilitation is a critical GWG initiative that encompasses a variety of responsibilities, such as creating Draft Analysis Reports (DAR) and performing various administrative duties. They act as a liaison between AIP authors and the APE Foundation, Special Council, and Cayman administration, facilitating Q&A sessions on their behalf and playing a crucial role in maintaining the official ApeCoin DAO Discourse platform as our moderation team responsible for reviewing user profiles and posts, troubleshooting technical issues, and implementing format and automation updates. Furthermore, Discourse Facilitators put in a considerable amount of effort in keeping the community informed on AIP implementation by providing regular updates and publishing their Facilitator Notes on Discourse, which are updates outlining all of the important ongoing work that they do.

DAO Secretary

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The Secretary position is another GWG initiative that encompasses a diverse set of responsibilities crucial for the overall smooth functioning of the DAO. Their duties range from scheduling internal meetings and producing meeting agendas and minutes to publishing certain types of progress reports. In addition to these core tasks, the Secretary actively participates in other Working Group meetings as well, and serves as a general aid to their respective Stewards. They manage the DAO calendar, ensuring that key events and deadlines are organized and communicated effectively, and play a central role in publishing monthly transparency reports, keeping the community well-informed about the DAO’s progress and activities. Beyond this, the Secretary also assists Stewards in the implementation of initiatives and general execution tasks.

We also have some exciting new deliverables for the Secretary we will get into on our next budget.

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Legal Council and Advisory Services: Meta Law


A significant shift introduced by the Governance Working Group during this cycle was the establishment of independent legal structure. In collaboration with Bing, from Metalaw, the GWG established a DAO LLC nonprofit that can accommodate revolving Managing Members based on electoral results, advisory boards and community committees.

Establishing a structure like this offers various advantages, including the flexibility to explore economic sustainability initiatives. Additionally, the nonprofit is equipped to hold assets such as online accounts.

Our collaboration with MetaLaw also extends to the careful examination of each contract we enter and strategic planning for various components of the AIPs we propose. This partnership aims to lower the associated risks of decentralized environments and enhance the overall efficiency of our initiatives.

Website Revitalization:

Initially contracted to fulfill our desire to present the community with a revamped website, the proposal didn’t consider potential concerns that the APE Foundation may have had regarding the safety of our community and the foundational nature of pivotal brand elements like the ApeCoin website.

It is for these reasons that despite having complete trust in the team, we prioritized peace of mind for the ApeCoin DAO community and pivvoted toward building a website, where we could have more control.

This new site boasts several noteworthy features, including translations in five languages, a carousel showcasing partner projects, direct links to the AIP Draft Template, ApeCoin voting options, submission forms for the Community Governance Improvement Program, an impressive governance dashboard and recently created Gitbook, which hosts a variety of technical documents related to the DAO and our Working Group. Furthermore, the site links to the ApeComms Twitter account and features the Secretary’s Bulletin Bored blog which provides weekly updates on DAO ongoings.

Governance Dashboard: Nodeblocks

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One of the most enjoyable initiatives is the creation of an ApeCoin DAO governance participation dashboard built by Nodeblocks, who developed the treasury tab and recently had AIP-383: The Public Bored pass with their co-founder and important DAO contributor @MemeBrains leading the charge. This dynamic dashboard offers a range of essential metrics, including average participation, total proposals, unique wallets, and more. Notably, users can actively participate in voting directly through this dashboard, providing an engaging experience for community members who choose to explore it. Furthermore, by downloading the site to your mobile homescreen you can opt in for push notifications when AIPs go live… Really cool stuff.

You can access the dashboard through or directly at and

Economic Sustainability Study: AvantGarde


In response to a declining token price and uncertainties surrounding the Working Group structure at the time, the GWG felt that it was crucial to introduce a research and development component into our budget with the goal of providing options to the community on ways we could mitigate overhead and lengthen the runway the broader DAO has with its treasury.

To tackle this, we initiated a Request for Proposals (RFP) process to contract the services of a third-party treasury management firm, and in the end, AvantGarde (AG) was selected to take on the role.

This comprehensive report explores a variety of forensic metrics and outlines actionable strategies and sustainable practices for Working Groups and DAO as a whole.

At the study’s initiation, ApeCoin DAO lacked investing and revenue-sharing capabilities, and none of us were expecting the impending ApeChain developments. Keeping this in mind, AvantGarde collaborated with us effectively, keeping the study current and exploring potential ApeChain sequencer revenues, stablecoin yields, and ETH staking. Keeping this in mind, it quickly became evident that sustainable treasury management deserved our primary attention based on many factors that we encourage you to explore by reading through the report.

It should also be noted that initial cost estimations were lower than what most groups participating in the RFP process were seeking, which led to minor adjustments to the study’s scope to help better align with industry precedents while still getting the information and recommendations we needed.

The GWG has since cultivated a strong working relationship with AG, and we are eager to utilize the data found in this 47-page document to formulate a strategic plan moving forward.

You can read the full report here: Avantgarde Research - ApeCoin DAO Economic & Treasury Sustainability Study.pdf - Google Drive

The RFP we put up here: Request for Proposal: Economic Sustainability Study and Roadmap

And AvantGarde’s winning proposal: AvantGardeRFP.pdf - Google Drive

Discord and Discourse Bots, Security and Tooling: JonHQ


During the DAOs first major transitional phase, when we parted ways with the Cartan Group as our Cayman administration, a community-assembled group called Working Group 0 emerged to undertake a variety of critical responsibilities to aid in the handover.

Beyond just maintaining the DAO’s functionality, they played a important role setting new standards, introducing the Working Group structure, and establishing the ApeCoin DAO community Discord server. During this period, Jon from Boring Security was recruited for the safe setup and ongoing security and maintenance of the server. Since then, Jon has provided us with nothing but A-1 services and given us no reason to look elsewhere up to this point.

Gitbook: Technical Document Hosting


Another AIP-317 OKR was to release ApeCoin DAO governance documentation on Gitbook, covering various aspects of the ApeCoin governance structure. This encompasses AIPs, decision-making processes, voting mechanisms, community engagement guidelines, Working Group details, key initiatives, and more.

Special appreciation goes out to @Amplify for providing us with the strong headstart we never knew we had until logging in to start its development. All of this being said, the current team has also done a great job building it into what it is today, which has become an excellent resource that we now intend on pushing regular updates to.

You can access our official Gitbook GWG document repository here:

Bookkeeping and Accounting


Initially budgeted for external handling, the GWG decided to take on certain tasks in-house, which contributed to the discovery of inconsistencies during a retrospective examination of our quarterly and budget-end reports. In the process, instances of suboptimal practices related to contract maintenance and general best practices were identified. Recognizing the importance of addressing these issues, we plan to establish a far more stringent protocol whereby all Stewards will be mandated to review each incoming and outgoing document meticulously, ensuring a comprehensive and standardized approach to document management within the group. The DAO Secretary will also become more involved with these processes, and our team is currently looking into software solutions to enhance our overall accounting efficiency.

2023 Special Council and Working Group Elections

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One of the first undertakings that the Governance Working Group was tasked with was to facilitate Special Council (SC) and Working Group (WG) elections. While this responsibility has transformed into a collaborative effort involving various teams at the DAO, the GWG remains central to its process.

From initiating the call for nominations to uploading profiles on Discourse and co-hosting Twitter Spaces, the GWG closely collaborates with SC and our Cayman administration to offer our support wherever it’s needed.

It’s worth noting that during the last election cycle, we facilitated over 50 nominees spanning four categories in two rounds, where ultimately, the community selected three new Special Council Members two Metaverse Working Group Stewards, two Marketing and Communications Working Group Stewards, and one Governance Working Group Steward.

Heartfelt congratulations are extended to everyone who gave it their all, and a special acknowledgment to those who secured positions. It really has been a treat to welcome such talented people to ApeCoin.

So to @Hazel @Airvey @bigbull @CypherGlaze @David_Crypto @popil and @Linstro.eth we’re thrilled to have you on board. And to @BoredApeG we’re all proud to see you become the first Special Council Member in the history of ApeCoin DAO to be elected for a second term.

Job well done, peeps!

Community Governance Improvement Program


The Community Governance Improvement Program (CGIP) has quickly become one of our most rapidly growing initiatives. Initially conceived to gather process improvement ideas from the community, the program has undergone a significant evolution during its beta stage into what it is today. We’ve also expanded the program to allow community members to reach out and provide us with a list of their skill sets, which will enable us to reach out to them first when we require service providers.

To date, we’ve received a total of 36 submissions and have rewarded 15 of them! The submissions span a range of quality contributions, including translating documents, data gathering and analysis, creating graphics for Twitter threads, producing engaging governance-focused video content, Discord and Discourse enhancements, introducing the Tempchecks concept (for which we’ve initiated a GWG Snapshot), and even organizing a month-long ApeCoin-focused Twitter Spaces + in-person hackathon program in India.

We’re also establishing an effective system with our DAO Secretary Vulkan to operate the program with us. Exciting developments, to say the least!

You can check out more in

Or fill out the forms here:

Governance improvement ideas

Community Skillsets drawing pool

Governance Communications


Governance communication holds a significant importance to us. Important to recognize that without effective messaging, the growth of our ecosystem, voting participation and the amount of AIP submissions face obstacles.

During this cycle, the Governance Working Group took significant steps to address this area by initiating our own Twitter account, providing weekly GWG updates on the ApeCoin main (Twitter) account, issuing weekly Discord update announcements, and making a notable hire through the Community Governance Improvement Program — @LOR3LORD, who creates some really great video content. The objective with those is to make governance fun again for those who may find some of our activities otherwise dry.

Furthermore, our longest-standing Facilitator, Lost, who also serves as the ApeComms frontman, hosts Twitter Spaces three times a week from the ApeComms account. And during election cycles, that count increases more than double in the final rounds. He’s also a weekly guest on other big-stage Spaces, like our friends over on the Pukecast.

Meanwhile, DAO Secretary Vulkan dedicates substantial behind-the-scenes efforts to working on his own news source, the Bulletin Bored, which doesn’t receive nearly the visibility that it deserves. So, keeping all of this in mind, we added tabs on the site to help funnel more traffic to him.

Collectively, these efforts are aimed at improving the accessibility of ApeCoin DAO governance and will continue to be an area that we prioritize for ongoing development.

GWG x LOR3LORD video content:

The Ape Assembly

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The Ape Assembly, established under AIP-239 to streamline elections, faced challenges early on due to a lack of clear direction and an unspecified monthly budget of $10,000.00 that may have divided community members based on how they felt it should be spent.

Originally intended to empower Trust Level 2 Discourse community members, the program also created uncertainty among Stewards.

Ultimately, due to a significant decrease in participation, the initiative was terminated on November 18th, 2023.

Global Community Committee


This initiative continues to achieve significant success on a monthly basis, with the exception of last December when we chose to give people time with their families during the holiday season.

Conceptually, our mission was to create a unique platform where ApeCoin DAO voting delegates could designate a representative to participate in group discussions on important APeCoin and ApeCoin DAO topics.

During these sessions, we bring on guest speakers to present and engage in meaningful conversations with the delegates. In our most recent meeting, we hosted members from the LayerZero team to discuss ApeChain interoperability and provided AvantGarde with a platform to present some of their sustainability study findings. We also introduced two members of the Open Campus team to our community for the first time, a group that we are excited to share more about in the coming weeks.

Furthermore, recognizing the success of these meetings and desire to attend, we’ve expanded participation to include non-delegated voters upon request as well as those who might be curious about forming their own delegations.

These calls typically last 1 - 1.5 hours and attract between 25-35 guests. Feel free to check out our last meeting’s agenda and minutes below, and if you’re interested in attending feel free to reach out!



Although this initiative was introduced only recently, it definitely stands out as one of our most uplifting programs to date.

Originating as AIP-366 (that nearly passed), which was written by one of the DAOs most dedicated contributors @LiveFast9986, we ended up collaborating through the Community Governance Improvement Program and helped refine the idea into a more manageable version that we could help him establish.

The premise is straightforward: create a platform for AIP authors to present their proposals to voters in a non-binding way, allowing them to gauge community sentiment before deciding how far they want to proceed in our current proposal process.

Through this (CGIP) program, we were able to successfully establish a dedicated Governance Working Group Snapshot space where we replicated all of the voting strategies from the primary ApeCoin voting Snapshot for a seamless additional avenue for both AIP authors and voting constituents.

You can find these at



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Our Process

While it’s not mandatory, we strongly advocate for Stewards to adopt a proactive approach when it comes to drafting AIPs outside of their expected budgets. Furthermore, the GWG is actively seeking out community members to collaborate with and help bring their visions to life.

This commitment extends to spending significant time in our Discourse forum, absorbing community feedback, and contributing to meaningful conversations. In a remarkably short span, BigBull has achieved the extraordinary feat of reading through every post on and initiated nearly 40 topics.

Throughout the active phase of AIP-317, we’ve collectively crafted several formal proposals, each designed to address specific aspects of ApeCoin DAOs evolution. Some were written collectively, and some were written independently, but as a team, we trust one another’s judgement and know that together, we will be able to take these ideas and turn them into something great.

Additionally, a multitude of great idea threads have been generated, providing invaluable insights and data designed to be included in the development of future proposals.




Discourse Facilitators

It is important to note that the Facilitation team operates extensively within the Discourse protocol, collaborating closely with various teams under the ApeCoin DAO umbrella on a daily basis. Due to this deep involvement, many changes they implement may not necessarily require the creation of an AIP, and potentially fly under the radar for those who don’t often visit our forum.

Therefore, we highly recommend reviewing them here.


Crypto Logically:

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Relevant Quarterly Reports

Q4 2023: Q4-FINAL-2.pdf - Google Drive

Q3 2023: Q3-FINAL-2.pdf - Google Drive

Financial Spreadsheet & Remaining Funds

The GWG has concluded that a surplus of $44,455.42 + two reimbursements of 6451.189 APE (to be repaid by the Metaverse and MarComms Working Groups once they have received their respective budgets) remained after our AIP-317 budget cycle closed.

Any excess funds are now being used for continued regular operations without the need to adjust any of our overarching scopes, anticipating that our (then) six-month budget cycle will be extended to eight. Anything left over once AIP-408: Q2/Q3 2024 Governance Working Group has been approved, and funding released will be reported and rolled into 408 as discretionary funding.

Please note that the equivalent of $27,000.00 USD of the above total, has been allocated to a Steward who is currently unable to receive funding.

For clickable links, please use the link below:
AIP-317 Multisig Transactions - Google Sheets

Moving forward we look forward to providing far more timely financials on transparency reports moving forward and have a new system in place that will be unveiled in the coming days by our new Secretary.

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It’s important to highlight that the shift from to has affected the reference point for some OKRs. However, it’s crucial to note that all possible targets have been successfully achieved, with website-related objectives implemented on the website.

Therefore, we have removed any reference and replaced it with clickable references for your viewing ease. Additionally, I’ve condensed some of the original wording to keep messaging concise and eliminate redundancies while keeping the objectives and key results true to their intent.

For expanded wording, refer to AIP-317.

1. Publish Technical & Governance Documents on Gitbook

:white_check_mark: By February 28th develop and publish governance documents on Gitbook

:white_check_mark: Host documentation on

:white_check_mark: Include a prominently positioned link to the Gitbook page on with the objective of increasing traffic by 80%

2. Launch Governance & Community Participation Dashboard

:white_check_mark: Design a dynamic Snapshot-enabled dashboard that showcases real-time community (voting) participation metrics

:white_check_mark: Deploy and host on

:white_check_mark: Integrate a clearly visible link to the dashboard on

3. Launch Community Governance Improvement Program

:white_check_mark: Develop and formalize detailed policies and procedures for the efficient submission, categorization and review of community suggestions

:white_check_mark: Outline and publicize a comprehensive incentive structure for accepted submissions

:white_check_mark: Design a clear and effective pathway for the implementation of vetted and tested submissions, with the goal of assessing at least 10 community-led improvements by February 28th.

4. Economic Sustainability & Compliance Study

:white_check_mark: Publish a request for proposal (RFP) and communicate with third-party research firms to initiate a detailed study to present actionable insights for the ApeCoin DAO community

:white_check_mark: Assess diverse on-chain structures that resonate with ApeCoin’s guiding values while promoting a non-custodial environment with the goal of shortlisting three suitable structures to explore

:white_check_mark: Provide a comprehensive compliance and regulatory analysis for each shortlisted structure. This should lead to a final report before February 28th

5. Optimize the ApeCoin Website

:white_check_mark: Key Result 1: By November 15th, begin work on the website with

:white_check_mark: Key Result 2: Revitalize the ApeCoin website by February 28th, prioritizing design, enhanced user experience, and clear tab visibility to foster more interaction

:gear: Key Result 3: Provide the ApeCoin DAO community with a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative website traffic and performance report within three months from launch

6. Establish the Global Community Committee

:white_check_mark: Establish a formidable Global Community Committee

:white_check_mark: Implement a revolving seat mechanism to ensure that we are promoting diverse representation

:white_check_mark: Schedule and conduct monthly meetings

7. Facilitate November 2023 Special Council Elections

:white_check_mark: Publish nomination announcement

:white_check_mark: Publish Special Council nomination profiles on Discourse, on November 22nd, 2023

:white_check_mark: Facilitate the community vote period from December 7th until December 21st

8. Facilitate November 2023 Working Group Steward Elections

:white_check_mark: Publish nomination announcement on November 1st, 2023.

:white_check_mark: Publish Governance Working Group Steward nomination profiles on Discourse, on November 22nd, 2023.

:white_check_mark: Facilitate the community vote period from December 7th until December 21st

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AIP-317 Closing Remarks

AIP-317 and its associated initiatives marked a significant milestone for ApeCoin DAO, initiating a transformative phase for the Working Group structure with a clear objective to enhance value for the ApeCoin DAO community and establish an effective Working Group model. This involved diverse efforts, from establishing nonprofit legal structures to implementing transparency initiatives through a new website and Gitbook platform. We developed real-time dashboards to break down DAO governance metrics, facilitated Special Council and Working Group elections, host monthly think tanks with delegate leads and provide micro-grant opportunities for governance-focused improvement ideas. We’re also dedicated to economic and treasury sustainability, having engaged a third-party firm to present us with options for a more sustainable path forward with an intention to implement these measures in the near future.

Facilitators have effectively reduced AIP processing times, resulting in a total of 86 AIPs spending an average of 16.57 days in the draft stage ahead of administrative review during this cycle. Furthermore, their focus on implementation updates has become crucial, with continuous reporting on the status of approved AIPs. The Secretary’s scope has also grown significantly.

But all of this doesn’t come easy, and those initiatives combined with our mandated day-to-day duties contribute to an extensive amount of dedication. Furthermore, the period between December 2023 and January 2024 witnessed substantial changes in the Governance Working Group Steward team. Departures, additions, and resignations during this time led to a notable 33% reduction in person-power to get all of this done, illustrating the complexities inherent in fulfilling the role of a GWG Steward.

In closing, the significance of having a strong team around you cannot be overstated to achieve success. Fortunately for us, our team of six dedicated core members is able to take on a lot. Yet, with our upcoming budget’s broader scope and ambitious goals, the necessity for a third Steward is becoming increasingly evident as the workload continues to increase. Furthermore, with plans to introduce an array of expert-level service providers tailored to fullfil our specific needs, the ApeCoin DAO community is assured to get the absolute most out of us.

Next Budget Cycle

Looking ahead to our next budget, which involves big plans with major impacts, our primary objective will be to strengthen ApeCoin DAO from the ground up. We will grow the ApeCoin DAO ecosystem through a variety of cross-community efforts, including custom programs, delegate incentives and teaming up with major brands to bring their corporate-level training and education resources to ApeCoin.

Stay tuned fam, gonna be a big year.

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Had some fairly extensive issues the past few days with our apecoingwg/com domain hosting because of trademark. Now it seems that apegwg/com is causing a few growing pains as well. Unclear if related.

In the meantime, feel free to explore using the links below:


**Update: The @apecoingwg Twitter account has also been locked.


This is so, well written. This is the PERFECT guide and way better than any weekly report. This summary is amazing and eye opening. Really great job here. Super organized and detailed.

I love getting the history, the roles and responsibilities, the things that were accomplished, challenges faced, vendors, decisions made, money spent.

This was a good read. Super transparent. Thank you for putting this together.


Thanks fam!

Means a lot!! It’s been an amazing ride getting AIP-317 across the finish line and very proud of the work we achieved!! So creating this guide to close it out properly was the only way I could ever see finishing it!!!

Can’t wait to pull the curtain back on the next one!!! Soon!



WOW!! - And you know i don’t give praise easily.

Surely we need a few APECOIN tweets.



Thanks for this you did a great job. I find this greatly helpful because it protrays transparency.


That’s high praise😉 ApeCoin tweets are a great idea. Let’s get the hype going! #ApeCoin #LFG :rocket:


The detailed report showcases transparency and dedication. Kudos to the Governance Working Group for fostering community engagement. Excited for the impactful initiatives ahead


Thank you FA… Means a lot. And we will definitely be getting the word out once we sort out our domain issues with trademark. Not sure if you spotted it yet, but Twitter locked our ApeCoinGWG account as well for the same reason. All happened in the last week and all within a day or two from one another.

But yeah, definitely appreciate the kind words fam. A lot of hard work went into 317 from start to finish :slight_smile:



Link the vid for photographic evidence

Sounds like it was a lot of effort to expand the ApeCoin DAO’s plans and get the community on board. Meeting people, traveling, building relationships - that’s great you put in the work to make it happen. Thanks for the update on what the Governance Working Group has been up to. With the community behind you, I’m sure the next phase will be a success.


Solid, confidence inspiring report. I think an overwhelming majority would agree. Loved reading this. :heart: :gorilla:

HUGE shoutout to @thebossdragon for crushin’ it on this front. An incredibly powerful developer, patient and as reliable as a mountain, and the best Co-Founder a guy could ask for :mechanical_arm: :sunglasses:

I can’t think of a more well suited, passionate community member for this than @LOR3LORD. Really happy this came together. Also happy to say he’s produced 4 videos for me now already, with likely many more coming up. Oh ya and his X Spaces are :fire: :fire: :fire:

Happens…good intentions…glad to see it cut when it needed to be, and to see the energy pivot to the current priorities :+1:

This initiative GWG is coordinating is among my top aspects of ApeCoin DAO which make me feel extremely bullish about its future. These monthly meetings of delegates in a democratically liquid environment is, imho, the way of the future for our species globally IRL, and was a centre point for my 1hr keynote presentation in Athens last year to a very passionate DAO audience of 100+. This is the Way…

Welcome to GWG @bigbull, liking your energy and contribution so far bro. Excited to see your input throughout 2024! :+1:

I can’t stress enough how important these roles are to Discourse, X/Twitter, and to the DAO overall. It inspires extreme confidence to see the same team consistently in place, growing and evolving, and providing value. Big shoutout to @12GAUGE for being my ‘handler’ throughout AIP-383, to @Lost for essentially being my intro to the DAO overall via ApeComms, @Chris.Admin for helping me get home safe at ApeFest lol, and @Vulkan for producing those data driven reports we all look forward to :pray: :pray: :pray:

Noice. Love hearing this takes a bit of pressure of all of your shoulders. I was a bit concerned about the timelines/transitions etc, this is great to hear :100:

Very excited to see this evolve and be implemented throughout 2024 :mechanical_arm:

Yes it will :star_struck: :fire: :mechanical_arm: :sunglasses: :heart: :gorilla:


I’m so excited to contribute towards this and hopefully collect some new and interesting data for the DAO.


Appreciate the strong run-through on this brother… Glad you were able to take such a deep dive :muscle::muscle:

Been a great breakout initiative for sure… Really nice to see the interest it has driven and absolutely love going through the submissions.



Went on an extended break/vacation and stepped back from 24/7 crypto/DAO stuff. Love to come back to this. @AllCityBAYC and @bigbull doing so much for the community! HIGHER!


Ehhhh… Appreciate you brotha.

And good to see you back :muscle:


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Exciting news… After a two-week battle wrestling with Twitter and a couple of website registars regarding trademark concerns, as of today we have successfully reobtained the @ApeCoinGWG Twitter handle and domain :tada: :tada:

The DAOs Cayman administration also helped to recoup which we are also grateful for. Please refer to the relevant drop-down menus included into the report above for a more detailed overview and a deep-dive on Twitter in the coming days breaking down all of the functions that these new platforms feature.

AIP-317 budget-end financials in the coming days!

Thank you!!



This is good sounds like the Governance Working Group has been incredibly proactive and dedicated in expanding its scope and delivering value to the ApeCoin DAO community.:+1::+1:


I guess it’s a lot of effort to expand the ApeCoin DAO’s plans and bring the community on board; and a lot of work, but it’s all worth it to see the DAO grow and flourish. I’m very excited for the next phase, and I’m also confident that with the community’s support, the DAO will achieve great things.