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PFK Rewards
Round 7
25k KEEP
Round 5
for the same cross-project ambassadorship! As well as doc maintenance and a number of other contributions
Round 4
Long-tail awards
Round 3
Tier Two

This is team work with @EstebanK We launched a Mainnet Node (details available x DM) since late November. Most effort was spent on Marketing, Communication and Documentation to increase Awareness and Adoption of TBTC and KEEP.

1) TBTC and KEEP Collateral adoption proposals: We successfully created proposals on some major Protocol Governance Forums to consider TBTC and KEEP Adoption :

CREAM Proposal for TBTC (joint effort with @benlongstaff): We successfully added TBTC as an asset on Cream, in order for everybody to use TBTC as a collateral for lending and borrowing. Furthermore, we plan in January to submit the proposal on Cream to increase TBTC’s debt ceiling. That should let people start using it as collateral properly!

AAVE  Proposal: We submitted a new proposal to AAVE for TBTC in a joint effort with @benlongstaff ( This was elaborated and proposed as a continuation for the original prop ( and includes a polling for community sense.
Outcome is currently favorable (67%)!* 

CREAM Proposal for KEEP: We submitted a proposal to added KEEP as a collateral asset on Cream, in order for everybody use KEEP as a collateral for lending and borrowing.
This should be submitted for a vote in the coming weeks.

2) Active information distribution and broadcasting about KEEP and TBTC on Twitter
Some examples:3) Successfully lobbied Darren Lau to add Keep Rewards Article from Matt Luongo to his Daily Ape Telegram channel, which reaches ~ 3700 Crypto Enthusiasts. This was added on Dec 6th

4)  We’ve been working hard with @EstebanK on improvements and updates for !!:KeepDocs Improvements

New section - Staking on Keep 101: Fast, easy headstart for new stakers with indications for most important aspects. (

•    Comprehensive yet easy resource collection for all stakers & node operators (
•    TBTC Ecosystem, with links to all pools, dex's & lending platforms.(
•    Community Tools, adding new ones and deleting those not longer maintained.(
•    New Multilingual support
•    English (Main site)
•    Russian , Ukranian , Turkish (complete)
•    Italian, German, French, Indonesian (work in progress) Leveraging previous work from tony__s_h and others !


Hi, here is my entry for October PFK.

This is joint work with @EstebanK, and this month we also collaborated with @pythonmetaclass and @tian7.eth 

Continued operating successfully Ropsten Node operation :  ECDSA and Random Beacon nodes.   

Community Collaboration Site Documentation, with @pythonmetaclass:
Created Node Operation Guide to best leverage the information provided by this amazing site from PythonMetaClass. Validated content with him, he will add a link in ATK site to the Guide.   

TBTC use cases, with @tian7.eth:
documented how TBTC can be currently used in the Ethereum Ecosystem (e.g. swaps, pools, staking rewards).   

Community videos & games curated list, with @tian7.eth

Community Tools curation & indexing:
KEEP community created a wide variety of tools to navigate the system. We curated and indexed the most outstanding contributions based on perceived usefulness to the community.

Continuation of “Staking & Node Operation Documentation”    

This is a big project that we have continued for the last 4 months. We did a Site Domain migration & design improvements: New site:  

Market Adoption Efforts
Market Adoption is as important as Technical Success.

Restarted discussion for including TBTC to AAVE. Fighting some RenBTC proponents that want to mislead facts about TBTC  

Opyn (Option Protection for Early Adopters)
Provided a proposal to Opyn/ Keep Teams to insure early adopters of TBTC through puts written inOpyn Protocol. Being finalized by Keep/Opyn Teams, might be implemented in Nov


ECDSA and Random Beacon nodes. 
Market Adoption Efforts Market Adoption is as important as Technical Success. We created proposals in some major Protocol Governance Forums to consider TBTC Adoption and/or Support its adoption by other Protocols. These created some heated debates in those Communities: AAVE:  Proposal: Add support for TBTC
This was elaborated and proposed after discussion with Aave Stani & Team.  Yearn Community Support for TBTC and creation of TBTC Vault (decentralized Bitcoin)   
FTX OTC option for BTC <->TBTC inclusion:  Requested that TBTC can be exchanged for BTC in FTX OTC (as they do with renBTC)
This is in evaluation by Sam Bankman Fried  
Opyn (Option Protection for Launch) We provided a proposal to Opyn and Keep Teams to insure the early adopters of tBTC through puts written in the Opyn Protocol. This was considered by the Keep Team and might be implemented later. Continuation of “Staking & Node Operation Documentation”
Mainnet Node Operation Documentation: Focus on Node Uptime and Sensitive Data BackUps
Curated List of New Tools developed by Keep Community: Monitoring of tBTC system, reports,
Adopt design suggestions from @Lizshinn (work in progress) Further details about all this work can be found here:


1. Ran Random Beacon and ECDSA Nodes, continuous operation since Mid June. Part of Piotr’s Gold Star Operator List in previous PFK.
2. The following was all done as a Team with @EstebanK : Wrote a detailed Analysis of Keep Return On Investment scenarios during the Stake Drop and In Full Production:
3. In Addition to the Keep Staking ROI Analysis, we did a Benchmark Comparison with two types of Staking alternatives for Investment, showing that Keep is a very promising Investment Option. For this PFK Matt was looking for “comparison between projects”, we took the approach of “Investment Alternative Comparison”
a. ROI Comparison with similar type of Services (Asset Transfer across Chains): tBTC, Ren Protocol, ThorChain
b. ROI Comparison with other BlockChain Staking Investment Options: tBTC, PolkaDot, Kusama, Cosmos, Zilliqa, ETH2


1. I’ve been running the ECDSA and Random Beacon nodes.
2. Minted several TDT's and minted/redeemed some tBTC!
3. I submitted Several Bugs and Enhancements requests in GitHub for the TBTC Dapp (Issues #235, #260, #275, #300, #309, #313, #314, #318, #324) to improve usability and transparency for the end user of the application
4. This is joint work with @EstebanK(still in progress, will finish before July PFK): Document procedures and option on a main concern of mine, which is the node monitoring and maintenance issue. When the time comes where we start putting some serious stake in Keep Network we should make sure every node operator (with or without devops experience) is comfortable with node monitoring, downtime issues and alerts handling. The core Keep Network are their nodes, so these nodes should be as safe as possible. If we manage to keep downtime issues minimal, Slashing should only occur if there is misbehaving, and our Keep Network will be really healthy. Collateralization and Liquidation are also big concerns for mainnet operation. We developed with @EstebanK a document to consolidate all available information on the Keep Node Operation and Maintenance

I run a Random Beacon node.
Contribution: KEEP Tools
Contribution: KEEP Guides
Contribution: Community Resources