#5 - Treasury report February 2022
We share a breakdown of the current Merit Circle DAO treasury including any outstanding investments.
With the coming of a new month, we are glad to share the latest treasury report. In this report, we provide an exact overview of the DAO’s current financial status. We share a breakdown of the current Merit Circle DAO treasury including any outstanding investments, buybacks and other financial activities.
This treasury report is based on the status of the treasury on the 31st of January 2022.
In the past month the treasury decreased from $124,968,491 in December to $113,362,115 at the end of January, a 9% decrease from the previous month. The Merit Circle DAO has realized $1,602,990.17 in total income during the month January from token sales.
According to the mandate the proceeds from these token sales are handled as follows;
245,603 USDC sent back to the treasury
61,400 USDC to buy back wBTC+ETH
587,395 MC bought back from the market.
480,599 MC sent back to the treasury
106,797 MC to be burned
Part of the realized profits will be utilized to place buy orders underneath the current MC market price to buy back MC tokens for the treasury and burning purposes. This will allow the DAO to both set a soft floor price for MC and reduce the outstanding MC supply, which is beneficial to the ultimate value of MC.
The past month we have been busy expanding into newly released games and thoroughly testing and preparing other games for their scheduled releases. Moreover, are closely paying attention to in-game economics to either increase, or decrease our current exposure in these games. Read along for a breakdown per game.
After the tremendous growth Axie Infinity enjoyed the past year, currently the game’s experiencing a period of decreasing earnings for those playing the game. Several efforts to change the in-game economy have led to a decrease in earning potential, including for many of our scholars.
We currently have 3,100 gamers playing Axie Infinity with the DAO’s assets earning SLP (12,7% increase from last month). As a reflection of the changing economy, we are actively looking towards moving gamers from Axie Infinity to other, more rewarding games.
The past month has been one of rebuilding for Vulcan Forged and restructuring. A wide range of our gamers in the Philippines had been struck by a typhoon causing them to lose the ability to play. On top of that, due to the vulnerability that hit Vulcan Forged, our land plots and correlating $PYR had to be migrated.
While the above caused some unexpected bumps in the road, we are actively organizing in-game events to stimulate our gamers to remain active and explore their creativity in the game.
In the middle of January Wonder Hero officially went live. Prior to the launch, we acquired multiple in-game NFTs in order to get started straight away. In a little over a week, we filled 466 accounts that are now daily playing the game. In the upcoming week, we expect to have filled all 550 slots we currently have.
The launch of a new game means we actively start to collect feedback for the team and focus on hosting events for our gamers to educate how to most effectively play the game. Throughout the little period the game has been live, Merit Circle earned a little over $7,500 in rewards.
We are currently one of the few groups who are actively testing the closed Alpha version of the game. We must say, it’s incredible fun and very promising to roll out to our scholars once the game’s fully launched. That said, we are actively working on developing educational content for our scholars to improve their earnings from the very beginning.
The Merit Circle DAO’s treasury balance as of the 31st of January 2022 is $113,362,115
When calculating our treasury’s balance, we only include non-native assets. This means we do not count the balance of MC tokens towards the total balance of our treasury since it might paint a diluted picture of the reality.
Since MC tokens will not be utilized for investment purposes, they will not be included in our balance sheet. Those interested can view the current balance in the mainDAO’s wallet to be viewed in the wallet overview beneath. In that sense, we have not included the DAO’s AXS & SLP balance, since both are mainly used for breeding purposes marking them as working capital instead of additional treasury funds.
We will break down the treasury in four categories; cash, staking, NFTs and tokens.
To operate completely transparent, we would like to provide a full list of wallet addresses the DAO currently utilizes.
Binance smart chain
As the new year came around the corner, the market started to decline resulting in a decrease in our treasury size. Nevertheless, we have continuously invested in numerous promising projects with a long-term strategy in mind. Besides that, we have opened up shop for another game, WonderHeroes and we are actively testing several others. We look forward to see how everything will plan out in this upcoming year.
All of the balances and prices are based on calculations made on the 31st of January 2022.
All of the investments made after the 31st of January 2022 are not included in the treasury report unless specifically mentioned.