Hey Fly! Welcome to the community, we’re happy to have you
I’m gonna take this opportunity to share a little story of how I got involved and ended up working in the ecosystem, maybe it can be of some help to you…
When I first found this community, we didn’t have a token and the only protocol was Reaper Farm. I was relatively new to DeFi, and I’d just been jumping into a bunch of Discord servers and getting active in several communities.
When I joined the (then Reaper) community I immediately found the discord to be one of the most enjoyable places to hang out the space. It was full of savvy DeFi-heads just sharing knowledge and memes and having a good time. There was no talk of “pumping the token” or “finding the quickest way to get outsized returns”; it was just people who were really stoked about decentralized finance and about what the Byte Masons were building.
The sentiment that had been cultivated was one that, above all else, valued the things that I value: Creating a financial system that gives equal access to everyone. Giving people the freedom to control their own finances and giving them access to a completely transparent system. This is why I got into DeFi, it’s why I’m still so (even more so) excited about it today, and it’s why I was so drawn to this community early on.
The ecosystem has obviously expanded a ton since then, but our values remain the same. I hope I can speak for everyone on the team when I say that our foremost mission is to empower people by helping to build a more transparent and equitable financial system for all. I truly think these ideals have spread to grow a community that feels the same way.
Now to your question:
This forum is where the community members who share these values alongside us and each other can formally make their ideas and contributions come to life. It’s a fairly new component of our ecosystem and one that needs time to mature, but over time I would love to see the OATH Foundation be able to branch into and support any avenue that furthers the mission. The focus right now is on developing our protocols and growing our little corner of DeFi, but over the coming years we can imagine something much bigger and much more impactful.
Joining our social groups like discord and twitter, offering your thoughts, and just being generally supportive and constructive is a great start. If you have an idea about a potential project you’d like to take on and possibly get funded, this forum is the place to share it. It’s also more than encouraged for the community to reach out to us or to each other directly about ideas they might have if they’re not sure where to start.
Anyway sorry for the novel, but your question gave me a hit of nostalgia and I wanted to share. Hopefully it was of some help, thank you and welcome again!