Proposal to Transition from Pawn Bots to PooledNFT “NFT”
Summary (TL;DR): This proposal seeks to transition from Pawn Bots to PooledNFT “NFT” to address the existential crisis that Pawn Bots is facing due to being a self-referential project. The PooledNFT “NFT” will create a funnel into the ecosystem and demonstrate the benefits of the Pooled NFT tool for other NFT projects. Additionally, the proposal suggests the creation of a DAO within the NFT community as a second layer of defense to further protect the project from being considered a security. Existing collectors will be able to redeem pieces from the new collection based on their current Pawn Bot’s rarity ranking.
Background: There have been has express concerns about Pawn Bots could potentially be considered a security due to it being a self-referential project without a higher purpose.
To address this concern, this proposal suggests transitioning from Pawn Bots to PooledNFT “NFT”. This will create a funnel into the ecosystem and demonstrate the benefits of the Pooled NFT tool for other NFT projects;
giving it a higher purpose.
Proposal: The proposal suggests creating a PooledNFT “NFT” collection with a size between 8888 to 10,000 NFTs. This will help build awareness of the Pooled NFT tool, which is the catalyst for generating ERC-20 opportunities for NFT projects. The PooledNFT “NFT” will also serve as a funnel into the ecosystem, creating a primary use case for the project beyond borrowing against the subject NFT as collateral.
To further protect the project from being considered a security, the proposal suggests creating a DAO within the NFT community as a second layer of defense.
This will demonstrate that the project has a genuine decentralized entity from the start and is genuinely not a security. The DAO structure can follow the same framework used for the Hifi DAO, and only votes from PooledNFT “NFT” holders who will receive the 1-to-1 swap for the new NFT collection to be considered.
Existing collectors will be able to redeem pieces from the new decentralized higher purpose collection based on their current Pawn Bot’s rarity ranking.
Collectors who participated in burning Pawn Bots in exchange for $BURN token will be credited exactly one PooledNFT “NFT” for each Pawn Bot that was burned. This explicitly rewards those who showed up and actively participated with Pawn Bots.
Participation in the new collection is optional, and collectors may choose to keep their Pawn Bots or some portion of what they’ve collected.
Furthermore, the proposal suggests showing other NFT projects how to create their own DAO and fractionalize their NFTs into ERC-20s for governance and collateralizing to borrow.
This can be done through demonstrating how the PooledNFT tool was used to expand the PooledNFT “NFT” collection and how projects can make money through liquidity pool pairing in a Uniswap liquidity pool to survive, which can replace royalties and serve as a new source of revenue for NFT projects.
Requirements: To implement this proposal, the team will need to create the PooledNFT “NFT” collection, decide on the pairing for the Uniswap liquidity pool, and create the DAO within the NFT community as a second layer of defense.
KPIs: The success of this proposal can be measured by the adoption and growth of the PooledNFT “NFT” collection, the increase in liquidity in the Uniswap liquidity pool, and the number of other NFT projects that are inspired to use the PooledNFT tool to fractionalize their NFTs.
Conclusion: This proposal seeks to address the existential crisis that Pawn Bots is facing by transitioning to PooledNFT "NFT