Proposal Basic Information

Project Name: CROWN-INFRA-FM19

Author: EdwardMorra

Proposer’s Email Address:

Funds requested: 7830 CRW for 2 months – 15660 CRW total

Proposal Hash:  3e3aa4a3cd33fd7681b5f33257837385de55a4b002bd49b96f584de58fea671a

How To Vote YES:  mnbudget vote-many 3e3aa4a3cd33fd7681b5f33257837385de55a4b002bd49b96f584de58fea671a yes

How To Vote NO:  mnbudget vote-many 3e3aa4a3cd33fd7681b5f33257837385de55a4b002bd49b96f584de58fea671a no

Forum link for discussion:


You and your team

Mainly responsible: Edwardmorra

Helping out: pjcltd


I (edwardmorra) will not request funds this month for my working hours, I feel it best to let it up to the community to donate what they think my work is worth.

I choose to do so as the superblock is under quite a load as it is and I think infrastructure cost should come first.
My CRW address is:

Project Details

Project purpose

Describe the need for your project.

The Crown project needs several IT services to run. This includes Gitlab for code development, website hosting so new users can find the project and other bitcoin-fork  specific services.
This proposal is to cover the costs of the old subscriptions that are currently running. Besides that we try to cover as much of the costs community member pjcltd has by making services of his hosting company available.



Tell us the potential benefits your project could bring to Crown.

The ambition of this proposal is to have crown infrastructure costs covered. This proposal’s project is to streamline system administration of the past 4 years into 1 as cost effective operation as possible so any bear market can be survived.

Proposal timetable and turning point(s)

Propose exact start and end dates. What will be the turning points of the project, when do you expect certain achievements? Try to give details with a high time granularity.

As of right now there are 35+ servers running. Some of these are running at a too high cost.

The migration/new setup of the infrastructure is time intensive and comes with hurdles like access details being spread wide.

Acceptance criteria

Under what circumstances would you call your proposal a success? Try to make this measurable if you can.

This proposal can be called a success when migration and cost cutting doesn’t disturb the network infrastructure. For now it is most important the services keep running.



What risks are involved? What events could upset or cancel your project or its deliverables?

The migration methods used have so far not impacted the general operation of the Crown Project, once a server is copied it can be tweaked/setup in a sandbox-like environment. This means there is almost no risk involved with the cost-reduction part of this proposal.

The cost coverage part has 1 significant risk: Price decrease.
To try and hold of that risk the requested crown will be turned into FIAT asap. Thereby knowing how much of the cost is covered, so I (edwardmorra) can find other ways to cover the costs. Besides that pjcltd has agreed to help out with the cost
see below.


Funding requirements

Outline your funding request and how you decided on that amount. Provide calculations if possible.

Previous month


Cost in CRW

When, how much USD

Exchange rate used


Digital Ocean


$313.04 First of every month

13cents to 1crw



$99.68 First of every month

13cents to 1crw



$20 This month last payment

13cents to 1crw

Google/Crown Emails


$115 First of every month

13cents to 1crw



350 GBP = $443*

15cents to 1crw



Cost in CRW

When, how much USD

Exchange rate used


Digital Ocean


$200 First of every month

$10 cents to 1crw



$85 first of every month

$10 cents to 1crw

Crown Blade @ pjcltd


350 GBP = 458 $

$10 cents to 1crw



*** Extra USD gathered due to higher price then expected will roll over into next month***

Total CRW: 7830

 Costs cut so far.

170 Dollars from digital Ocean culling/migrating

70 By migrating nextcloud

99 By migrating Mattermost

Hetzner cost reduced as nextcloud will soon be migrated.


How will the project manager communicate with the Crown community? How often? On which dates?

Next proposal will contain an update about the cost situation, besides that @edwardmorra can be pinged in discord and will stay in contact with the contributors.



Additional comments


Provide additional comments on your proposal if you have any.


Break down of cost here:


09/02/2019 Changed “ personal time” to “ working hours”