29 July 2022: Building for the next 10,000 DAOs
DAO Experts weigh in on the next 10,000 DAOs, Vocdoni announces a partnership with FC Barcelona, CIPs 0-2 live in an Aragon Voice vote.
What will the next 10,000 DAOs look like? The DAO Experts weighed in: check out this blog post to read their predictions, and watch Juliette’s EthCC talk to understand how our thesis of building for the next 10,000 DAOs is playing out in the smart contract and product development.
Vocdoni announced that they’re partnering with FC Barcelona to offer blockchain-based anonymous voting. This is a major step forward in bringing secure voting tech to the world, and a huge achievement for the team!
Charter Improvement Proposals 0, 1, and 2 are live for a vote on Aragon Voice. Cast your vote on this important charter improvements before August 4.
Highlight of the Week: Building for the next wave of DAOs
Aragon is bringing our focus back to product, tech, and developers. A critical step in this process is communicating our message of an unopinionated, modular, composable Aragon.
Juliette spoke about DAOs as permission management systems, and elaborated on how our new Aragon App will make it easier for DAO builders to plug-and-play applications for their unique use case. This talk is a great summary of the new direction of Aragon, and is definitely worth a watch!
We’ve been talking with experts on their opinions of the next wave of DAOs, which has been helpful in validating our beliefs on a more modular, composable Aragon. Read the full blog on The Next 10,000 DAOs According to DAO Experts to learn about experts’ opinions on these topics:
Will DAOs get bigger or smaller?
Plug-and-play templates vs. bespoke solutions: which way forward?
DAOs nested in existing companies—a new killer use case?
How DAO iteration can help the entire ecosystem grow.
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July 2022 AN DAO Charter Improvement Proposals (CIP 0 - 2)
This vote will determine if three charter improvement proposals will be ratified.
CIP 0: Historic Versioning: Approve major stylistic changes and reformatting.
CIP 1: Tech Agnostic: Make the AN DAO charter tech agnostic, as long as the tech used is sybil resistant, trustless, open-source, and approved by token holders via a vote.
CIP 2: Quorum, Notification, and Readability: Reduce the quorum, shorten the notification period of proposals, and rewrite the charter in plain language.
Cast your vote on Aragon Voice before August 4.
Main DAO Financial Proposal: Due for voting
The Future is Gathering team requests $5,500 funding support for the interdisciplinary “The Future is Now” gathering. The funding will support the attendance of individuals from minority and disadvantaged groups with few financial means who could otherwise not attend.
Main DAO Proposal: Donation of dao.eth domain
The Aragon multi-sig holds the dao.eth domain, so an ENS contributor is asking if we have a plan for using this domain, and if not, if we’d want to donate it.
Main DAO Financial Proposal: dTech funding
The Aragon dTech team requessts $363,000 in funding for the next 8 months of operation for Technical Support of all Aragon products via Discord, technical forum, and help tickets, creation and maintenance of documentation including video documentation, management of a Bug Bounty program, quality assurance testing, maintenance of existing Aragon codeset, and outreach for 3rd party integration with Aragon products.
Main DAO Financial Proposal: Community Guild funding
The AN DAO Community Guild requests $354,000 for the next 8 months of operation for internal community engagement, strategic onboarding and offboarding, external community engagement, community culture, and guild operations.
Aragon Answers, a video series where we share tips on how to use Aragon tools, launched this week. Check out this video of how to create an Aragon DAO on Polygon:
Vocdoni is partnering with FC Barcelona to offer blockchain-based anonymous voting:
Ivan’s EthCC talk was featured in the Bankless newsletter:
Weekly AMA—August 5 at 2:30pm UTC: We’ll be chatting with CityDAO about higher education in web3. Set a reminder here.
Gravity x Umbrella workshop—August 4 at 8pm UTC and August 5 at 2:30pm UTC: Join the Gravity and Umbrella teams for two workshops on work culture.
Vote on the CIPs in Aragon Voice
Share Vocdoni’s exciting announcement on social media.
Watch our first Aragon Answers video
Talk of the DAO
There are many bearish sentiments on DAOs on Crypto Twitter these days. Here’s my perspective on that:
DAOs don’t get rid of human coordination problems—they amplify them. I believe that many people thought DAOs would instantly solve a lot of problems of traditional organizations. Instead, we’re left with all those same problems, but this time they’re out in the open.
With blockchain tech, we have new tools to solve them.
DAOs are not a silver bullet for organization success. Just like an LLC or a corporation or a co-op, the organization structure does not determine success. It’s the contents of the organization that determine the success—the contents being the purpose, tools, contributors, organization operating system, rituals, and shared goals.
DAOs give us the permission management systems to solve coordination problems at scale. We just need to use them in a way that works for us, and know that the learning process will be hard.
Give a man to fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, he eats for life. Give a man a solved coordination problem, he relaxes for a day, teach a man to use Aragon tools to solve coordination problems, he relaxes forever. Right? We’ll see!
More food for thought from crypto twitter:
Have a great weekend!
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