1. Airdrops and campaigns.
  2. Fund launch. We select articles with trustworthy and reproducible strategies, and trade them in our smart beta book. References will be offered to the corresponding publication(s). All strategies are transparent to the investors and readers. The authors will get a cut from our management fee out of the particular book based on his/her contribution and on a discretionary basis.
  3. As the ecosystem grows and becomes self-sustainable, we will slow down the distribution of the foundation pool gradually, and donate the majority of profits after fees and operational costs to advance research in multiple frontiers, including but not limited to fundamental and social sciences, and strive to build a safe, just and open-source digital world with the blockchain.
  4. Website development.
    • Develop a voting system for readers to lock COMMs into prospective articles or strategies they'd like to trade with.
    • Develop a marketplace for our readers and investors to buy quantitative signals from popular authors and verify the out-of-sample performance. Data purchase will be made in COMMs.
    • Develop COMM and BTC allocation systems for investors to pick strategies in production and invest.
    • Develop a programming platform for quantitative strategy research, submission and profit sharing.
    • Develop a lightweight marketplace for COMM and BTC conversion, either OTC or exchange API, with account management and order book support if the latter.
  5. Content mining. We purchase, publish articles and introduce crypto smart betas / alphas / analysis to the community and the general public.
    • We invite authors to submit original publications in three categories: research papers for professionals (Beta for Pros), quantitative crypto analysis / tokennomics (Beta for Fun), and non-quantitative insights for generic readers (Crypto Insights).
    • A review committee is to be formed with multiple experts in coding, data analysis and quantitative disciplines including math, physics, statistics, finance, economics, etc.
    • Publish or perish! We publish 0-2 articles in each column daily. In the early phase of the project, we might publish more than 2 articles contingent on their quality.
  6. Generalize the publisher tokenomics and support a comprehensive academic journal in all disciplines. This may happen before 4 and 5 if we make good progress. In the long run, we hope all scholars get token compensation in proportion to their academic contributions from our tokenomics. That's our dream and ultimate goal. We will support the token price with our performance and lay a solid foundation for the plan first.