XIP#42 - Extend Bart for 6 Months


Core Team


This proposal is intended to extend Bart his position as a Senior DevOps Engineer for an additional 6 month period, to continue his work optimizing NFTX Infrastructure, improving systems operations, security, and assisting in the ongoing development work.

After the 6 months period ends, when there is a mutual interest to extend the position, a new proposal will have to pass through governance for extension of the position.


Bart has proven to be an invaluable asset to the core team in the past three months. His unique skill set has made a significant impact on our preparations for the launch of NFTX v3. We would like to extend his position for an additional 6 months, as we risk slowing down the release and missing out on his expertise if we don’t.

Bart’s proficiency in infrastructure and systems operations fields has greatly improved our team’s efficiency, allowing us to operate more smoothly. He has gone above and beyond by developing an automated deployment process for our NFTX API, saving us time and ensuring reliability. Additionally, Bart has taken the lead in integrating the universal router API for NFTX v3. Furthermore, he has made significant contributions to our infrastructure by undertaking the refactoring of our Graph setup and RPC nodes, optimizing their performance, reliability, and enhancing scalability.

Rehiring Bart is essential to maintain the momentum we have achieved so far building out the next upgrade for NFTX.


  • Bart has shown to bring a new skill set to the core team, becoming an essential part of preparing NFTX v3s’ launch later this year.
  • In the past 3 months, Bart has managed to tidy up the existing server infrastructure allowing the core team to operate more efficiently. Having a Senior DevOps Engineer inhouse helps the rest of the team to focus on their own roles.
  • Bart has shown to work well with the rest of the Core team


None noted.


Hiring Bart for an additional 6 months will involve him being responsible for:

  • Ensuring long-term scalability of the platform

  • Increasing reliability, security, and robustness of our infrastructure and systems

  • Streamlining the relationship between developers and infrastructure

  • Explaining, documenting, and implementing solutions for new features and complex problems

  • Championing security, speed, performance, availability, and quality

Funding request - Yes - Implementation Requires Funding

To appoint Bart for 6 months, we’d like to offer him the following competitive package, for which funds are required from the DAO treasury. The engagement will be three days per week for six months.

The total remuneration for the will be $75k, $60k paid in USDC as part of a sablier stream and $15k paid up-front in NFTX at spot price.

These funds will be paid upfront after the vote passes and Bart commits part-time. Extension of his position after 6 months at NFTX will require a new proposal.


Reference to XIP#36

Proposed points of discussion.


Quorum (For forum)

Minimum Quorum: At least 5 votes

Passing Threshold: More than 50% must vote in agreement for the XIP to Pass. For changes to the NFTX contract, more than 70% must vote in agreement for the XIP to pass.

  • Yes, hire Bart for 6 months
  • No

0 voters


100% yes. Bart has elevated the existing devops and been instrumental in the V3 work thus far.

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