The Eagle: July 1, 2022
DAO Experts launches, ETH Barcelona booth planned for July 5-8, Twitter Spaces weekly AMAs gain traction
Welcome to the first edition of The Eagle, the weekly newsletter sharing everything happening in the Aragon Network. This is a joint effort between the Aragon Association and the AN DAO. Come here to catch up on news from the week, where you can step in, and what’s happening in governance!
This is your Aragon Network TLDR. Read these Top 3, and you’re all caught up for the week on the most important happenings around our ecosystem.
DAO Experts, our initiative to partner with skilled DAO service providers in the space to help DAO builders find the help they need, had a successful launch this week. Please share our tweets and posts with your network, and be sure to thank Anthony, Adri, Lia, and Harry for their amazing work.
We’ll have a booth at ETH Barcelona on July 5-8 in booth B9. It will be an interactive display for DAO builders, and include a soft launch of our series of How To guides. Arnau will also be presenting on ZK research on July 6. Be sure to stop by and check it out!
Our Friday Twitter Space AMAs, a joint effort between the growth teams of AN DAO and the Aragon Association, are gaining traction. Join them every Friday at 2:30pm UTC in the Aragon Project twitter! This week’s guest is Dework. Shoutout to Shawn Cubbege for hosting every week, and Muhammed for finding and scheduling so many great guests!
Weekly Highlight: DAO Experts
Each week, we’ll highlight something exciting in the Aragon ecosystem.
DAO Experts launched this week, which is our initiative to connect DAO builders with service providers who meet their needs. From legal wrappers to marketing services to governance structures, these experts are skilled in helping DAO builders solve their most pressing issues.
Welcome in our first cohort of experts:
Bankless Consulting: start your DAO from scratch or transition your traditional org into a DAO.
Blossom Labs: develop tech for your DAO.
Developer DAO: hire or partner with developers.
IndieDAO: hire designers and developers.
Otoco: create an LLC for your DAO.
Solidity Guild: hire a solidity developer.
Twali: find providers on this web3-native marketplace.
Weezi: manage assets for your DAO with ease.
Catch up with the experts by listening to the recording of the DAO Experts Roundtable on Twitter Spaces. You can also read this blog, Overcoming DAObt: Introducing the Aragon DAO Experts Program, and watch the video below.
Increase monthly allocation for ESD members: The proposal suggests an increase in the compensation for Executive Sub-DAO members from 200 ANT per month to 200 ANT plus 2,500 USDC/DAI per month. The proposal includes retroactive application of the said increase for May and June 2022. Cast your vote.
Recent Vote Results:
We just wrapped up a few votes in Aragon Voice. Here are the results:
What structure would you prefer govern the Treasury and the ANT token contract by the soft deadline of the 30th of November 2022?
99% in favor of Delegative ANT Voting
If Delegative ANT Voting were to be implemented, would you agree to allowing ANT holders to become voting members of the AA?
Would you agree to extending the Aragon Association and Aragon Labs team runways beyond 30th of November 2022?
86.3% in favor of 3 Months
Do you agree to changing the quorum for ANT governance votes from 0.5%?
54.4% in favor of changing to 0.3%
Current Forum Proposals:
Update the current AN DAO Charter v1.0.0 to AN DAO Charter v1.1.0 1, which includes the changes of AN DAO Charter v1.0.1 1.
November 2021 edits were not ratified, due to competing priorities and limited resources. It is important to state these changes do not alter the legal interpretation of AN DAO Charter v1.0.0.
Voting: July 22 - August 4
The proposal aims to update the current Aragon Network DAO Charter to be tech agnostic. In multiple places, the Charter currently stipulates the use of Aragon Voice, Govern, or Court which, due to functionality, limits our ability to govern effectively.
The dGov team proposes to entirely remove (when possible) or edit all references that specify the use of Aragon Govern, Voice, or Court. This would enable the use of more efficient and effective tech agnostic mechanisms, resulting in improved transparency and collective governance of the AN DAO.
Read the Aragon Network DAO Charter.
Voting: July 14-28
The proposal aims to have ANT holders approve changes to the Aragon Network DAO Charter with respect to the Aragon Network DAO Agreement. These recommendations are to enable ANT holders to effectively iterate the Charter, to establish by collective design a living document - as the foundation of AN DAO governance - a document that is easier to read, understand and interact with.
Voting: July 14 - 28
The purpose of the Galleon x Aragon treasury diversification proposal is to provide Aragon with a low-risk, high-yield return on treasury assets. Given crypto market volatility, Galleon has just launched a new product to help with stability: The Basis Yield ETH Index (BYE). This product is a candidate to generate sustainable yield for the DAO, and discussions are ongoing on the forum.
Aragon Network Highlights
Come here to find links to blog posts and other news that went out this week.
Read about our DAO Experts on the Aragon blog: Overcoming DAObt: Introducing the Aragon DAO Experts Program
Both IRL and virtual events will be shared here.
July 5-8, Booth B9
We’ll have an interactive event for DAO builders to share the biggest barriers to building their DAO. Stop by and share what you think! Big shoutout to Milena and Harry for their work on this event.
Arnau will also be presenting on July 6 on cutting edge ZK research.
Conflict Resolution Workshops with GravityDAO
June-July, with sessions held twice-weekly over a 10-week period. Choose the session time that works best for you.
Thursdays at 20:00 UTC / Fridays at 13:30 UTC
Aragon Discord Server
Read more here
Weekly Friday AMAs
Fridays at 14:30 UTC
Set a reminder for this week’s space: DAO Project Management with Dework.
Catch up on past AMAs by listening to the recordings:
Calls to Action:
Find out what you can do to grow the Aragon Network and help DAO builders find our tools.
Share our DAO Experts content with someone who can benefit from it.
Add ETH Barcelona to your calendar, and come visit us in the booth.
Read the proposals available for feedback on the forum.
Join the Gravity conflict resolution workshops in the Aragon Discord server.
Join the Friday AMAs.
Fill out dGov’s survey on governance.
Share these Aragon job postings with your friends, on Twitter, or anywhere else!
Closing Thoughts: Strategy vs. Execution
A short closing thought for the week from the Comms team.
As we work on transitioning the entire Aragon ecosystem into a DAO governed by ANT, it’s essential to think about the difference between strategy and execution.
Strategy is important, but all that truly matters is execution.
Juliette shared this article on How to Move from Strategy to Execution, which is a great weekend read as we tackle this problem ourselves. The writers argue that a good strategy with high-enough goals paired with the right organization style and effective management is the best combination for great execution. But getting those three elements in place? Not so easy.
The best way to think about strategy on a personal level is this: Is the work you’re doing moving us forward? Is it stalling, or is it back-tracking? For Aragon to succeed, relentless forward motion is necessary. What does “forward motion” look like in your specific place in the ecosystem?
The article includes this quote from Thomas Eddison: “Vision without implementation is just hallucination.”
What are you doing to help your fellow Aragonians execute this transition?
Have a splendid weekend, Aragon!
—the Growth and Comms team
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