- BitDAO’s Mantle Core recently submitted a proposal on the DeFi protocol’s governance forum.
- The proposal sought to establish a $200 million ecosystem fund to promote Mantle’s adoption.
- The fund’s capital will be deployed into more than 100 projects in the Mantle Ecosystem over the next three years.
- BitDAO’s governance token BIT jumped 7.2% following the proposal.
Mantle Core, a high-performance layer 2 network developed by BitDAO, recently submitted a proposal on the DeFi protocol’s governance forum. The proposal sought to establish a $200 million ecosystem fund aimed at promoting Mantle’s adoption among developers and decentralized applications (dAPPs).
The proposal has prompted BitDAO’s governance token BIT to surge by over 7.5%, reaching a weekly high of $0.592. The token’s daily trading volume has gone up by 65% over the past 24 hours. BIT has outperformed heavyweights like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Proposal seeks $100 million from BitDAO’s Treasury
The Mantle Core team laid out the objectives of the proposal on the governance forum, which included attracting reputable venture funds into the Mantle ecosystem, improving the sustainability of the Mantle EcoFund by maintaining consistent returns and performance and supporting its dAPP developers.
As per the proposal, the Mantle EcoFund is seeking authorization from the BitDAO community for a first capital call of 10 million USDC from its Treasury, followed by an additional $100 million for the establishment of the fund. This will be supplemented by another $100 million from Strategic Venture Partners through 1:1 capital matching.
We believe that having a mix of funds and founders as Strategic Ventures Partners would provide new exciting opportunities as future growth for the web 3 ecosystem would be catalyzed by innovative products built by aspiring founders driven by significant market needs and supported by sustainable business and revenue models.”
Mantle Core’s proposal
The fund’s investment period has been set as 3 years, with a provision to extend it by 2 years. According to the investment mandate, the capital pool will target early-stage investments (pre-seeds, seeds, series A) given that the projects deploy on Mantle and have at least one of the strategic venture partners as its investors. The investment committee includes popular names like Miranda Ventures and Bybit.