Key Takeaways

Gauntlet is excited to partner with Moonbeam to optimize grant programs and economic mechanisms in the Moonbeam ecosystem. Moonbeam is an Ethereum-compatible smart contract parachain on Polkadot, giving users access to familiar smart contract functionality with the scalability and interoperability of the Polkadot parachain model. Gauntlet will be researching and helping Moonbeam optimize its grants incentive program, overall ecosystem health, and the future sustainability of the Moonbeam network

To ensure that grant programs bring lasting benefits to the Moonbeam ecosystem, it is important to identify suitable KPIs to quantify the impact achieved. The first stage of the engagement will focus on past grant programs and propose a set of Objectives and Key Results to measure grant efficacy via regular reporting and tracking of Key Performance Indicators.

To support a growing ecosystem for the long term, it is also important to strategically plan spending in the context of the unique economic design of the Moonbeam L1. The second stage of the engagement will focus on a detailed analysis of Moonbeam’s treasury, fee mechanisms, and projected expenses, with the goal of defining a budget framework to inform future spending decisions.

Leveraging insights from these analyses, Gauntlet will then create a recommended plan for growing revenues and reducing costs, seeking to maximize Moonbeam’s efficiency and long-term economic health. The third stage of the engagement will focus on actionable improvement proposals and their impacts on KPIs and budget projections as defined by the earlier reports. We look forward to working with Moonbeam to tackle complex analytical challenges and develop a plan for the future economic development of the ecosystem. 

About Moonbeam

Moonbeam delivers complete Ethereum compatibility within a Polkadot parachain environment, so developers can continue to use the programming languages and tools they’ve grown used to — but within a fast-growing and scalable Layer 1 chain. It is also compatible with the Substrate and Polkadot ecosystem, including block explorers, wallets, parachains, and more, allowing users the flexibility to choose the right tools and services for the job.

About Gauntlet

Gauntlet is a DeFi-native quantitative research firm specializing in risk management, incentive optimization, and mechanism design. Gauntlet uses battle-tested techniques from the algorithmic trading industry to help protocols manage risk, optimize revenue, and design better incentives. Our simulation models inform parameter decisions for protocols of all sizes, covering over 25% of aggregate DeFi TVL.


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