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MEET THE CANDIDATE: Moonlyght Is Running For ApeCoin DAO Special Council

Since joining the Web3 world in August 2021 during the Axie Infinity craze, Moonlyght has made a name for himself around the swamp by defeating the first-ever Shattered in Legends of The Mara, and at the DAO by getting a transparency AIP passed and laying the groundwork for an AIP that reduced Special Council members' salaries. Now, Moonlyght is ape-ing into the ApeCoin DAO’s Special Council race with the goal of taking ApeChain mainstream and making the ApeCoin DAO financially sustainable.


The ApeCoin DAO’s summer election season is underway with 10 ApeCoin DAO contributors running for a spot on the 2024 Special Council. Among the candidates vying for this position is Moonlyght.





“My vision is to foster closer collaboration with Yuga & Web3 communities, ensuring that their participation in the DAO aligns seamlessly with our overall vision (to be at the center of gaming, culture, art, and entertainment),” Moonlyght wrote on his candidate page. “Additionally, I believe there’s untapped potential within the Yuga community. Many holders possess valuable expertise and ideas that could benefit both their businesses and the DAO. However, the current approach of waiting for them to come to us is limiting. Instead, I commit to a proactive outreach strategy to empower these individuals to propose AIPs and bring their ideas to life. With the support of a paid position like the Special Council, I am committed to executing this vision and driving meaningful progress.”


To find out more about Moonlyght and why he is the right $Ape for the job, the Bored Ape Gazette reached out to him for an interview. Check it out below:


1. In a sentence or two what is your candidacy all about?


“My candidacy focuses on execution with transparency and accountability. What does that mean specifically? Directly outreaching and engaging with community members, Web2/3 businesses, leveraging networks to increase the dealflow of AIPs coming through the DAO and personally helping them through the process of publishing an AIP.”


2. Why did you decide to run for $Ape office?


“One of the main motivations was seeing AIP-426 going up to vote, which specified to remove accountability and transparency from the Special Council (by removing weekly reports). I can't hold other Special Members accountable but I can lead by example, reason why I'm putting my foot forward and hope to resonate with the community and get their support when voting goes live.”


3. What makes you the right $Ape for the job?


“My execution. I've been part of the Apecoin DAO for two years now and I've submitted different proposals with the goal of representing the community sentiment, giving them a chance to change things. Most people care about ApeCoin and want to see it succeed but don't know where to start when thinking about the DAO. I consider myself that bridge, to help community members propose ideas to the DAO without the need to know every single detail on how to do it.”


4. What would you like to accomplish during your term?


“I would consider my term a success if by the end of it we have: -ApeChain being a mainstream success -Different AIP proposals that get approved focused on helping the DAO increase their cash flows while rewarding and/or providing value to ApeCoin holders. Not everything has to be focused on monetary value though, it could also be social value, but achieving financial sustainability is my top priority.”


5. If you could pick any former Special Council member to be your advisor if you were elected to the Special Council this summer, who would you pick and why?


“I would pick Yat Siu. He has produced tangible results as an entrepreneur, and his expertise in business acquisitions and taking necessary risks in the face of adversity would be a great asset.”


6. Why is becoming an SC member important for you personally?


“To represent the whole community that is often underrepresented. The goal of an SC member is to serve the community, not to be above them. So when I see SC members being secretive or not being accountable or transparent, I feel like we're failing the community. I want to change that.”


7. Where would you like to see the DAO a year from now?


“ApeChain being a mainstream success and having more cash flows coming in than going out while supporting ideas and businesses from the entire Web3 community.”


8. How did you get into crypto?


“I got onboarded in August 2021 during the Axie Infinity mania.”


9. What do you like to do outside of Web3?


“I love business, gaming, and working out (sports). These are my passions outside of Web3 and what I do when I 'touch grass,' haha. On the business side, I own a real estate business in Europe with properties mainly in Italy and Spain, as well as a franchise company in the USA focused on the biohazard industry.”

 

10. Do you have anything else you’d like to add or say?


“For anyone reading this, I would love it if you could take 30 seconds to click on my Twitter bio at @Moonlyght_eth, which will redirect you to my full nomination profile on the ApeCoin forum. I truly appreciate each community member's support, as I've already reached out to some of you, and it means the world to see that you share the same vision for what this position as Special Council member entails. Much love, and I'll talk with you all soon!”


ApeCoin DAO Contributors who would like to find out more about Moonlyght’s campaign can reach out to him via Twitter @Moonlygt_Eth



 

The window to vote in the first round of the ApeCoin DAO’s Special Council election is set to open on June 6th and $Ape holders will have until June 12th  at 9 P.M. EST to cast their coins in support their preferred nominees.


After the first round of voting, the top five nominees with the most votes will proceed to the second round of voting and officially become ApeCoin DAO Special Council candidates. The DAO will then conduct one more election round from June 13th through June 19th. During this second vote, the community will officially elect two new Special Council members.

Take a look at the full Election season timeline below:



The Bored Ape Gazette is working to bring you continued election coverage from the $Ape ecosystem. Stay tuned for updates!

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