This week in DAOs - Aug 11, 2022
A roundup of the most exciting developments in the DAO space.
🎙 In the latest episode of DAO or Never we discuss why bridges are commonly exploited, the best way to protect yourself from their vulnerabilities, and how the core ethos of web3 revealed itself in the Nomad hack. We also introduce our new crush, VitaDAO, which embodies web3’s potential to empower stakeholders to change the world through democratized science (DeSci). Available on Apple and Spotify.
🌏 Distributed community - virtual world: Webaverse has launched an open source, virtual world where users can create a virtual home for their community or DAO.
❉ #interoperability: We can’t preach accessibility when we’re surrounded by walls. Guild, a membership management tool, has introduced infrastructure for portable social structures and platformless memberships.
💰 web3 FTW: The belief in web3 as a platform for creatives, and the interest in DAOs for improved equity and governance structures, persists. Congratulations to CreatorDAO on their $20M Seed Round, led by a16z crypto and Initialized Capital.
📚 Consolidated knowledge: Thank you to the DAO Research Collective for doing the work of creating a curated library of DAO-related knowledge and resources. See this thread for a high level introduction to its highlights and features.
🧐 DAO roast: a format for comparing what a DAO says they do vs what they actually do; an audit of a DAO’s configuration and governance structure; a tool for pursuing best practices in the DAO ecosystem. See also: DAO Roasts Explained and Roast of Nouns DAO
Swag of the Week
Deadlines and Events
🌱 August 15: Seed Club Accelerator Applications Due
🏕 August 24-28: DWeb Camp, Navarro, CA.
🌁 August 26-27: hack.summit San Francisco.
🧠 September 1: 2022 Stanford DAO Workshop. Apply now.
🌶 September 6-9: MCON – for DAO purists. Denver, CO. Apply now.
💸 September 7-22: Gitcoin Grants Round #buildingweb3
🇨🇴 October 11 - 14: Devcon Bogota. Tickets available now.
🌏 All Over, Often: ETHGlobal
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