Mean DAO partners with Grape Protocol

Mean DAO
Mean Finance Newsroom
4 min readOct 22, 2021

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TL;DR

  • Mean DAO is partnering with Grape Protocol to secure the Mean Community and validate eligible accounts for the $MEAN token airdrop
  • We are launching a community campaign to help promote the use of the Mean Protocol on these partner projects and protocols in really cool ways

What’s happening

Since Mean Protocol went live on Solana mainnet, one of the most supportive projects has been Grape Protocol, and we got even closer after the Solana Ignition Hackathon AMA where we joined as a guest.

We are humbled and ecstatic now to be able to announce our formal partnership in helping secure and strengthen the Mean Community and the upcoming launch of the MEAN token.

Grape Protocol is a toolset for building token-based membership communities on Solana. With Grape, you can create, reward and secure any online community. Grape went live on Raydium’s Acceleraytor on Sept 7th and is one of the fastest-growing protocols in Solana.

Mean ❤️ Grape

The partnership consists on:

  1. Securing the Mean DAO Discord Server with Grape Access to ensure a healthy community of token holders, and keep at bay airdrop-only hunters and shillers, as well as spammy bot accounts.
  2. Leverage Grape to validate token holders of partner protocols that are eligible for the upcoming airdrop of the MEAN Token, which goes 100% to the community (read more below).

We are already completing #1, and the community will continue to grow at a healthy rate, while keeping our sanity and safety, because of Grape Access.

I first met Michel and the MeanFi team when organizing our Hackathon showcase. The amount of progress and detail they shared on our Discord stage was mind-blowing; this is a team that has a clear vision for the future of Banking and an abundance of talent to make it happen. When the MeanFi team shared their distribution goals for a wide, decentralized audience, we knew we had to help make this vision a reality by leveraging Grape Access.

DeanTheMachine, Cofounder of Grape DAO

Being able to count with Grape to make our community stronger and safer is a godsend. Working with the Grape Team has been an absolute joy, and they have become the gold standard for community management and security in Solana in a short time. The Mean DAO community is eternally grateful for their contributions to make DeFi accessible and safe for everyone.

Michel Triana, Co-Founder of Mean DAO

The gate-keeper for partner protocols’ airdrops

We have a 2,000,000 MEAN token allocation for partner protocols that will be distributed as follows:

  • 400,000 $MEAN tokens to $GRAPE holders 🍇
  • 400,000 $MEAN tokens to [🎁 SURPRISE #1 💸] holders
  • 400,000 $MEAN tokens to [🎁 SURPRISE #2 🎨] holders
  • 400,000 $MEAN tokens to [🎁 SURPRISE #3 🏛️] holders
  • 400,000 $MEAN tokens to [🎁 SURPRISE #4 🥗] holders

Over the next 4–6 weeks, as we come closer to the $MEAN Token Generation Event (TGE), we’ll be revealing our partner protocol token holders for the airdrop one by one [👀], and with the help from the community ✅.

To claim the airdrop, users will validate their wallet eligibility using Grape tools and claim their respective allocation on MeanFi.com (we’ll have more details as we get closer to TGE).

The Mean DAO and Grape communities will be running various games and contests to see if our fans can “guess” which protocol is going to be revealed on the next surprise 🎁

We want these protocol partners and Mean DAO to be able to mutually benefit each other from our products and communities in MEANINGFUL WAYS that align with our vision and mission.

Here👇👇👇 are some ideas of projects that can benefit from the Mean Protocol, to get the creative juices going.

  • A fund management protocol → Can leverage the Mean Money Streaming Program to payout distributions, and the DDCA Program to automate investments in their funds by the investors 🤯
  • A lending/borrowing protocol → Can leverage the Mean Money Streaming Program to collect interest in real-time from borrowers, and payout interest in real-time to lenders, both as a Money Stream 👀👀👀
  • A DEX or retail banking protocol → Can leverage the Mean DDCA Program (Distributed Dollar Cost Average) to offer recurring buys for their users, and keep them glued to their app 🤤
  • An NFT marketplace → Can leverage the Mean Block Tempo to give their users the capacity to put a blind bid on the next available NFT by a specific creator. This can significantly increase participation and help measure future interest 😳
  • A wallet provider → Can leverage the Mean Hybrid Liquidity Aggregator to give their users better rates on swaps without leaving their wallets 🤩

WOW!!! This is a lot to digest, but we cannot be more excited about a future where money flows like water, and people enjoy simple everyday banking experiences powered by DeFi and the Mean Protocol.

🔥 🔥 🔥 Now LFG!!! 🚀 🚀 🚀

Stay tuned & get involved

We are excited about the future of the Mean DAO and our community in Solana. Stay in touch with our progress every week, and join the DeFi revolution by checking our website, joining the Mean DAO Discord, and following @MeanFinance on Twitter.

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Mean DAO
Mean Finance Newsroom

Mean DAO is the org behind the Mean Protocol and MeanFi, a self-custody, permissionless and trustless bank bringing Crypto and DeFi to everyday banking