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ON THE BALLOT: This AIP Aims To Set Up An $Ape Hackathon Event In Moldova

There is an Ape Improvement Proposal on the ballot this week that aims to set up a hackathon in Moldova and introduce the nation to $Ape!

AIP-255 titled "$Ape x Innovation: Expanding the $Ape Universe,” is an ecosystem fund allocation proposal written by BAYC member NFTxExplore.

“We want to amplify ApeCoin DAO’s mission to use web3 for innovation and to spread $Ape reach,” NFTxExplore wrote. “By onboarding wider global communities into web3, we will fuel innovation, collaboration, and creativity so that the DAO can have a broader impact.”

As the Bored Ape Gazette previously reported, NFTxExplore held a hackathon in Chisinau, Moldova last year. AIP-255 aims to build upon the success of that event.

“In September, 2022, NFTxExplore partnered with Michael Littig from HUG (@thehugxyz) and local organizations for a series of Web3-focused events and a hackathon,” NFTxExplore wrote in her proposal. “That initial event promoted a vibrant culture of creativity and innovation, development and application of web3 skills, and activated Moldovan solutions using web3 and blockchain technology. Now, with proof of concept from the initial experience, we’d like this opportunity to deepen the $Ape Community’s mission to steward web3 growth and development. We will create 4-days of events in collaboration with local partner organizations and ApeCoin DAO members (as mentors) and create an original art piece by @Stellitart for $Ape members upon completion of the event.”

In total, NFTxExplore is asking the ApeCoin DAO to allocate $28,400 USD worth of $Ape to fund this hackathon.

“With support from local Moldovan organizations ArtCor and MediaCor, we build on the success of our prior event, “NFTxExplore wrote. “We’ll create workshops and learning experiences for entrepreneurs, creatives, and builders to promote co-creation and web3 innovation. Potential workshops include: Foundations of blockchain and decentralization, and how participants can apply them to their business ideas; the role of community in building one’s brand in web3, and how to reach audiences; how to mint and launch a Smart contract as a minimum viable test; and, web3 marketing. In particular, as web3 grows and more people “ape into” the space, the ApeCoin DAO can lead the onboarding charge and help others incorporate $Ape into their projects.”

The window to vote in AIP-255 opens tonight at 9 P.M. EST and $Apes will have until next Wednesday, July 12th, to cast their coins.

ApeCoin DAO contributors can read NFTxExplore’s full AIP here:

The Bored Ape Gazette is working to find out more about AIP-255 and will bring you an interview with NFTxExplore later this week. Stay tuned for updates.

Disclosure: the Bored Ape Gazette’s Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Kyle, is NFTxExplore’s Nephew.

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