New Event Taxonomy

New Intel Category and Sub-Category Classifcation Taxonomy

Category NameSub-Category NameDefinitionsExamples (Using Old Taxonomy)
Parameter ChangeInterest Rate AdjustmentInvolves an interest rate adjustment that affects depositors and/or borrowers.https://messari.io/intel/event/21056412-83be-4279-aabc-0d6ef9ffa2b9
Collateral Parameter ChangeInvolves a change to an asset’s borrowing power, usually through an increase or reduction of a liquidation threshold or loan-to-value ratio.https://messari.io/intel/event/e9f63642-bc0b-4113-927b-cb6b0738f3c6
Collateral Asset Cap AdjustmentInvolves the increase or reduction of the supply or borrow cap of a collateral asset.https://messari.io/intel/event/1ebcfdd0-3779-42ee-b08e-646d52616abd
Gauge AdjustmentInvolves the introduction or deprecation of a gauge or gauge adjustments that impact how a project’s emissions allocated to gauges are distributed.https://messari.io/intel/event/7708644b-f977-4d29-a43c-6bff2f113784
Other Market or Asset AdjustmentOther standard parameter changes that don’t fall into the aforementioned categories.https://messari.io/intel/event/775ea0a6-863d-4eaf-b367-da2654123098
Protocol Parameter ChangeInvolves the adjustment of a network parameter.https://messari.io/intel/event/ba1dcacf-7e81-48a6-9ec0-91c87f50d888
Oracle AdjustmentInvolves oracle-specific parameter changes applied to an oracle that is already in use by a protocol.https://messari.io/intel/event/ed058e26-8b00-45e1-af86-fcccc1a9257d
Fee Parameter ChangeInvolves a pre-existing protocol fee being adjusted or applied to a new market.https://messari.io/intel/event/3e89d13f-c6a5-4c3a-a5a3-56c1aa732f12
Treasury ManagementStrategic InvestmentInvolves the use of treasury assets to acquire non-like assets, usually for profit-seeking or runway-preserving purposes.https://messari.io/intel/event/a74360b3-95f1-4fee-9829-0b7ae7c2cdc4
Strategic AllocationInvolves the usage or deployment of treasury assets for strategic purposes; the DAO maintains ownership over the assets being deployedhttps://messari.io/intel/event/79a8d27d-618e-4446-a461-e108d7375809
Strategic Token SwapInvolves a token swap between two projects, usually as part of a partnership.https://messari.io/intel/event/faca0b26-9c71-4be6-b91a-e6f1118a5436
Other Treasury OperationsOther standard treasury management-related activities that don’t fall into the aforementioned categories.https://messari.io/intel/event/ead5c2f0-8d82-4087-9e77-72873502c479
Treasury ExpenseProject Team FundingInvolves the disbursement of treasury assets to the core team or entities formed by the DAO, including subDAOs, workstreams, or councils.https://messari.io/intel/event/7935c748-860d-4916-a902-ccdcfcb4f4eb
Service Provider FundingInvolves the disbursement of treasury assets to external service providers, including risk service providers, or projects intending to integrate.https://messari.io/intel/event/eae39fd3-c279-4d44-acec-2bb16249efa0
Insurance FundingInvolves the allocation of treasury assets to an insurance pool, ultimately approving the future disposal of the assets following unforeseen circumstances such as a shortfall or exploit.https://messari.io/intel/event/3fe17eae-ad6f-4181-a19c-72d306dae56c
Bug Bounty ProgramInvolves the introduction of a new incentivized bug bounty program.https://messari.io/intel/event/3f589df8-fbac-4240-85ca-e7beb95ad6b9
Grant ProgramInvolves the introduction of a new grants program or a significant grant being rewarded.https://messari.io/intel/event/862b5f95-303e-4fc5-97cc-0b9afd0ae83e
Incentives ProgramInvolves the introduction of or deprecation of an incentives program funded by the treasury.https://messari.io/intel/event/3db91cae-950d-45b8-82cf-a4edcd9c8efc
Protocol ManagementProtocol Fee AdjustmentInvolves a new fee being applied or adjusted at the protocol level.https://messari.io/intel/event/6f6c9285-ca3e-4a12-99f8-49f2865efc5d
Discontinued ProductInvolves the deprecation of a product, service, or contract.https://messari.io/intel/event/40bd73d9-102f-4491-b1c0-44068e625bab
Fix or MaintenanceInvolves standard adjustments to a protocol.https://messari.io/intel/event/923ff157-22b1-4a82-ac9a-c9ac24cb591a
New Collateral AssetA new collateral asset or market is being added, introducing a new risk to the protocol.https://messari.io/intel/event/70c12af9-8ab0-4cea-bac6-cb1934d53491
New Supported Asset or MarketInvolves the introduction of a new asset or market without collateral support.https://messari.io/intel/event/e9422927-e5c8-4af1-a56a-981e3f6be013
Strategic ShiftInvolves the formal announcement of a major change in a project’s strategy or roadmap.https://messari.io/intel/event/f4cbf2f3-dcbb-4a96-b960-fb6757be1a3f
Project StrategyMiscellaneous events related to protocol management.https://messari.io/intel/event/4470f52e-b134-41bb-ae17-f8e1187315be
PartnershipInvolves the announcement of a strategic partnership that is formally acknowledged on both sides.https://messari.io/intel/event/aca9fdc4-afc0-424d-a602-7d7e61eb2fdd
Token Swap or MigrationInvolves the migration of a token to a new token contract.https://messari.io/intel/event/b66cb3ee-cbe9-49d9-bb0e-20e2a28cd0ac
Network UpgradeInvolves the coordinated upgrade of a blockchain which requires participation from node operators.https://messari.io/intel/event/1a093b90-e482-4211-99a6-ada72723e266
Component Upgrade or MaintenanceInvolves an upgrade to a specific existing network or protocol component.https://messari.io/intel/event/b6cf2929-f5a7-454e-a4bb-0fe7b8d229f3
Governance UpdateInvolves any changes to a project’s governance contracts, structure, or processes.https://messari.io/intel/event/caf826da-9324-4920-8eb6-66ae5b3f08a5
Token ChangeInvolves significant changes to a token or a token’s utility that’s not a token swap.https://messari.io/intel/event/10a82591-968e-4797-a4f7-4a06e02ec01b
Team and OperationsProject Team UpdateInvolves notable updates related to a project’s core team or official working groups.https://messari.io/intel/event/903b082d-d38d-4d94-94ea-97e6ff636da2
Developer CallA call designed to inform developers about recent or upcoming changes to the protocol.https://messari.io/intel/event/5ea94d2a-588f-44e0-8e06-59df2923827f
New Brand or RebrandInvolves the introduction of a new brand or the official rebranding of a project.https://messari.io/intel/event/aa88e7d1-1538-4d11-bd23-3458df538c7d
Community CallA call led by community members or primarily designed to inform community members about a protocol’s updates or operational developments.https://messari.io/intel/event/14407f41-0b45-404f-ae2e-c65122ea04dd
Financial ReportInvolves the publication of a financial report.https://messari.io/intel/event/d93af490-99ea-4ff4-92c5-735d0f7d9f8f
Governance CallA call primarily focused on a governance proposal or governance operations.https://messari.io/intel/event/6bb73205-8301-4a66-8eac-dfe4e99003f9
Audit ReportInvolves the publication of a completed audit report.https://messari.io/intel/event/26e9f451-fd80-402d-8e1f-e329b316657a
Layoffs or RestructuringInvolves an entity restructuring itself or reducing the size of its workforce.https://messari.io/intel/event/2e08bffd-1b15-490e-a5e9-6053ca2edfc7
Bankruptcy or Deprecation of ProjectInvolves an entity declaring bankruptcy or formally sunsetting all business operations.https://messari.io/intel/event/6204ac29-900f-4821-989b-fd4c62484978
Geofencing or CensorshipInvolves a frontend adjustment restricting access for users in specific locations.https://messari.io/intel/event/292dfb55-335b-44a2-bb71-963aa896f9ac
Token DelegationInvolves the delegation of treasury assets, usually for governance participation purposes.https://messari.io/intel/event/ac4a3164-5a6c-4e93-a97b-dd9507718cd3
IntegrationNetwork DeploymentInvolves the deployment of a pre-existing protocol to a new network.https://messari.io/intel/event/ce6da7cc-4f13-45fc-ae80-1fe019fb7952
New OracleInvolves a project integrating a new oracle, introducing new oracle risks to the protocol.https://messari.io/intel/event/8a92b43c-f4d9-4a73-bef7-ad322b2dd4db
Canonical Token DeploymentInvolves a project identifying a bridged version of its native token as “canonical,” usually in an effort to avoid liquidity fragmentation.https://messari.io/intel/event/959f083e-5b98-456b-b785-316a693a8e06
Network IntegrationA project adds support for a new network. Generally applies to cross-chain bridges and oracle protocols where a new network integration can be considered relevant to existing network users.https://messari.io/intel/event/995fcf98-5f79-4a10-ae12-789c162abec6
Token SupplyEmissions AdjustmentInvolves adjustments to a protocol’s emissions rate.https://messari.io/intel/event/af963bb4-af52-4925-a12b-93a06630f82c
Supply LockInvolves the non-programmatic lock of a protocol’s native token.https://messari.io/intel/event/2c54c184-1526-4a89-897e-d8db33b16b18
Supply UnlockInvolves the non-programmatic unlock of a protocol’s native token.https://messari.io/intel/event/c7322352-0ac8-433a-91e3-a80a4ff7c784
Native Token AirdropInvolves a project airdropping its native token.https://messari.io/intel/event/7bb377f6-449c-443c-b251-4c0e23fa23dd
Non-Native Token AirdropInvolves a project’s users or token holders being eligible to receive an airdrop from an external project.https://messari.io/intel/event/83bb6734-c4d8-4ae7-bef9-a6f09c71c264
Token MintInvolves the non-programmatic minting of a protocol’s native token.https://messari.io/intel/event/dd630f28-e9dd-408c-a25d-6a1351ab1de1
Token BurnInvolves the non-programmatic burning of a protocol’s native token.https://messari.io/intel/event/970a8074-0fb4-40a1-a367-9c942c35123c
Software ReleaseClient ReleaseA new version of a client is released.https://messari.io/intel/event/4296b7e4-8bb9-446c-bd9d-0a44b1706999
SDK ReleaseA new version of a software development kit is released.https://messari.io/intel/event/04e67e69-5ca0-414c-a549-df08523da55c
Smart Contract Programming Language ReleaseA new smart contract programming language is released.https://messari.io/intel/event/a44fb245-1904-4089-9302-c62c84663b02
Other Network Component ReleaseA new version of a network component that doesn’t fall into the other Software Release categories is released.https://messari.io/intel/event/e81fed1d-05af-49fe-baba-60203007df10
ReleaseDeveloper ToolingNew developer tooling is released, usually by a core team.https://messari.io/intel/event/3cb989d4-e943-4464-9ea6-4c261485161e
New ProductInvolves the introduction of an entirely new product or feature that offers new functionality.https://messari.io/intel/event/d4417895-c7b1-43a4-944e-f2af6d476f76
New TokenAn entirely new token is being launched.https://messari.io/intel/event/75a97cd7-c919-4796-ba6a-e9d93c503f62
User ToolingNew user tooling is released, usually by community contributors.https://messari.io/intel/event/41fe18f0-6262-48a0-9929-bc390e9e261a
Network Mainnet Launch or New NetworkInvolves the release of an entirely new blockchain.https://messari.io/intel/event/078de64e-56bd-49c5-8bad-05578d6c73b7
Network Testnet Launch or New TestnetInvolves the release of a new dedicated testnet.https://messari.io/intel/event/8052d3c9-95d2-45ff-a13a-9f740ee0ae5b
New ClientInvolves the release of a brand new client for an existing network.https://messari.io/intel/event/25abd9a7-bf1a-43a6-b283-ac79fdfd38d2
New Feature or ModuleInvolves the release of a brand new client for an existing network.https://messari.io/intel/event/14046b6c-b721-4cc1-b1ce-a994e24bb602
Protocol UpgradeInvolves a major upgrade or new version of an existing protocol.https://messari.io/intel/event/ea24ea13-0175-4b2c-9d33-c2c22cb3a169
Token ListingCentralized Exchange Spot ListingA major centralized exchange enables spot trading for an asset for the first time.https://messari.io/intel/event/38408a0e-3959-45cb-aa31-9e3990e0ee8c
Centralized Exchange Derivatives ListingA major centralized exchange enables futures trading for an asset for the first time.https://messari.io/intel/event/e924d5aa-ca5b-44a1-b72b-013c2bc57172
Centralized Exchange DelistingA major centralized exchange completely removes trading support for an asset.https://messari.io/intel/event/55135a74-ed40-40d9-a0a6-088c90b3ff95
Staking Service ListingA centralized exchange introduces custodial staking support for a listed asset.https://messari.io/intel/event/1770f7de-7006-4063-a674-566aeb4450c6
Custody Platform ListingA custody platform adds support for a new asset.https://messari.io/intel/event/93927354-4d9b-43a9-8990-9f4e44ab4990
Fund or Index ListingA fund or index adds a new asset or removes an existing one.https://messari.io/intel/event/bced20f2-2ef6-43fd-b793-a30ae9db1826
Security and HacksProtocol ExploitInvolves a hack or attack that impacts a protocol’s core contracts, resulting in the loss of funds.https://messari.io/intel/event/ffa9c46d-2549-453a-8eab-6a974f53ab78
Frontend ExploitInvolves a frontend being compromised; user funds are only at risk if they interact with the frontend.https://messari.io/intel/event/d1510b7d-05bf-4ce5-ae66-7ac63fd089f6
Vulnerability DisclosureInvolves the disclosure of a security-related vulnerability.https://messari.io/intel/event/1e89fac7-c83e-4946-be3a-468e8e485eed
Centralized Exchange Loss of FundsInvolves a centralized exchange losing user or custodial funds.https://messari.io/intel/event/e8010678-45fd-49d3-a2a2-27b63f5d3e0e
Consensus-Related ExploitInvolves a 51% attack or similar attack in which a malicious actor gains control of a network to violate preexisting consensus rules of a network.https://messari.io/intel/event/1cc0ff55-30cc-47c9-a942-be2e9fb43d3e
Other Hack or AttackInvolves a security-related exploit that cannot be granularly classified into protocol exploit or frontend exploit.https://messari.io/intel/event/be76cbc0-3bcc-45df-8182-5d37a5c9a3b8
FundingEquity FundingInvolves the sale of equity in exchange for cash.https://messari.io/intel/event/15ddfb17-d02b-4526-8bda-516cebdb4684
Debt FundingInvolves raising money through borrowing.https://messari.io/intel/event/737808d9-fdf8-4cdc-820d-11ad09b2dae1
Private Token SaleInvolves the sale of tokens that are exclusively accessible to certain individuals or entities and not to the general public.https://messari.io/intel/event/b1cec93c-1574-478e-ac99-4420524c47f0
Public Token SaleInvolves a range of public fundraising techniques such as ICOs, IDOs, IEOs, and other similar crowdfunding mechanisms.https://messari.io/intel/event/8c7b17ba-68e5-41d7-81e8-8ded8de0cf93
IPO, SPAC, or Direct ListingInvolves the initial public offering of a project or the listing of a project on a stock exchange.https://messari.io/intel/event/db0e6777-10c3-428f-ba3d-f8e6eb93b05e
Mergers and AcquisitionsInvolves the merging of two or more entities or the acquisition of one entity by the other.https://messari.io/intel/event/b41cd8ab-fcbd-4155-a0f3-de9a791defff
Ecosystem FundInvolves a fund raised for the purposes of financially supporting projects in a specific ecosystem.https://messari.io/intel/event/07bad2d6-de18-4baa-b00e-ea8362ab64f4
Accelerator ProgramInvolves a program that provides capital and resources to a select group of startups.https://messari.io/intel/event/9bc6715d-a14c-4c71-948c-b334492a52b4
Legal and RegulatoryRegulatory or Legal Status UpdateInvolves the formal classification of an entity's legal or regulatory status by a governing body.https://messari.io/intel/event/b8936095-f3ff-44d7-bed2-8c1d48dcf63c
Regulatory Notice or WarningInvolves a warning, appeal, or an action that isn't a direct initiation of legal action.https://messari.io/intel/event/8c434a15-9287-48c9-a359-3fc87a7ca7c9
New or Updated Legal EntityInvolves the establishment of a separate legal entity, usually for a DAO or core contributors.https://messari.io/intel/event/4f6625ab-712a-472a-b362-41a2e8b41425
New Regulation or RulesInvolves the creation of new rules and regulatory policies by a governing body.https://messari.io/intel/event/a1c40854-c309-4c50-8483-ea2b222ee0aa
Regulatory or Legal Enforcement ActionInvolves a regulatory or legal body formally pursuing an enforcement action against an entity.https://messari.io/intel/event/a50e6604-987b-4c4f-a4f1-01ae593b11a1
New Regulated Financial InstrumentInvolves the introduction of a new product that is tradable in traditional financial markets.https://messari.io/intel/event/bced20f2-2ef6-43fd-b793-a30ae9db1826
PerformanceNetwork CongestionInvolves widespread network issues being reported due to abnormally high activity; the network is still operational.https://messari.io/intel/event/10bce24f-912d-44fb-8dde-afbbc6386782
Blockchain HaltA network has stopped producing blocks and may require external intervention for block production to resume.https://messari.io/intel/event/68faf9fd-516d-4ea3-83c2-b5fbcf7e314d
Node OutageInvolves an event where certain nodes go offline.https://messari.io/intel/event/0ff15988-fa54-4fb5-abcb-6ad09935c595
Unstable Network ConditionsInvolves degraded network performance.https://messari.io/intel/event/532955ed-3191-4b4a-bc9f-d776cd581c1d
Bug DisclosureInvolves the disclosure of a bug that could have negatively impacted the protocol’s performance.https://messari.io/intel/event/4536f8a1-de52-4e16-91c5-6f053c77528c
Chain SplitProtocol or contract fork resulting from a lack of community consensus around the protocol’s direction.https://messari.io/intel/event/5369a861-f915-4e90-91a4-d621c1c2076e