Bisq DAO Cycle 13

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Cycle Started27 Apr 2020 / Block 627907

Cycle Ended1 Jun 2020 / Block 632586

Supply Change— 31,504

Governance30 of 35 proposals accepted

Network Funds Transfers

BSQ Amount # of transactions
 Proof-of-burn¹ 121,500 6
 Trading fees² 8,017 2,496
 Compensation request fees 50 25
 Blind vote fees 38 19
 Proposal fees 16 8
 Reimbursement request fees 4 2
Total Burn 129,625 2,706
 Compensation³ 97,201
 Reimbursements⁴ 921
Total Issuance 98,122
Net BSQ Supply Change⁵ 31,504

¹ Proof-of-burn includes trading fees paid in BTC and disputed BTC deposits for trades that went to arbitration (see docs for more details). Funds may be accrued and burned in different cycles, so proof-of-burn figures do not map directly to activity in their cycles.

² BSQ trading fees only. BTC trading fees are included in proof-of-burn.

³ See more details on GitHub.

⁴ Over time, the net impact of reimbursement issuances on BSQ supply is close to zero, as corresponding amounts of BTC are burned through proof-of-burn (see docs for more details).

⁵ Decreases in BSQ supply are good.


Parameter change proposal for DEFAULT_MAKER_FEE_BSQ


Parameter change proposal for DEFAULT_MAKER_FEE_BSQ


Parameter change proposal for DEFAULT_TAKER_FEE_BSQ


Parameter change proposal for REIMBURSEMENT_MAX_AMOUNT


This parameter change increased the maximum reimbursement amount from 20,000 to 40,000.

The goal is to increase this parameter to 100,000 over the next 2 cycles (it cannot be increased to 100,000 at once because the maximum single change allowed for this parameters is 200%).

Before Cycle 12, the upper limit for a compensation request was 100,000 BSQ while the upper limit for a reimbursement request was only 10,000 BSQ. As a result, because the arbitrator’s reimbursement requests would often be rather large, they had to make compensation requests instead of reimbursement requests.

Generic proposal


This proposal established a per-case compensation rate for arbitrators (50 USD), as well as a 1% interest rate on BTC paid out in a cycle.

The arbitrator role is a risky, capital-intensive one, and these standards seek to better align the rewards with the risk. At the same time, these arbitration expenses can add up to a considerable sum, so they also act as an incentive for the DAO to reduce arbitration cases.

Generic proposal


As a result of the April security vulnerability, this proposal seeks to establish a new security team as a core project function to handle auditing, responsible disclosures, bounties, and more, to make sure such an incident doesn’t happen again.

Bonded role proposal for BTC_DONATION_ADDRESS_OWNER


Bonded role proposal for ROCKET_CHAT_ADMIN


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