This week in DAOs - Feb 16, 2023
A roundup of the most exciting developments in the DAO space.
🎙 In the latest episode of DAO or Never, Logos co-founders Geoffrey Arone and Isaac Patka take a deep dive into the Uniswap / a16z controversy. Together they explain bridges; debate making decisions that benefit investors; and go back in time so we can learn from experience. Available on Apple and Spotify.
💸 Blockchain Bonds - Siemens made a groundbreaking move towards modernizing traditional finance by issuing a digital bond worth €60M ($64M) on the Polygon blockchain, streamlining issuance processes, improving transparency, and enabling direct communication with buyers. The milestone demonstrates the ability of blockchain technology to make financial markets more accessible and democratic.
🎨 Art on the Chain - Centre Pompidou, home to France’s National Museum of Modern Art, will unveil a new exhibition examining the intersection between art and the blockchain featuring a collection of works from 14 digital artists, including NFTs from the CryptoPunks and Autoglyphs projects.
🚔 Crypto Crime Crackdown - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren plans to reintroduce the Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2022, which aims to regulate cryptocurrencies and prevent their use for illegal activities. The new bill will cover Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) protocols.
Collective Curation - To further decentralize the platform and empower its community, NFT trading platform Blur has launched Blur DAO. Members of the community will receive tokens and control of the protocol's value accrual and distribution.
🇨🇳 Beijing’s Blockchain Beacon - China’s Ministry of Science and Technology will develop the National Blockchain Technology Innovation Center in Beijing in efforts to establish national dominance in the blockchain technology race. The center will promote the application of distributed ledgers, while also prioritizing their development and industrialization.
🦊 MetaMask’s Web3 Welcome - MetaMask launched MetaMask Learn, a learning simulation platform designed to onboard newcomers into the web3 ecosystem. MetaMask Learn combines visual learning with action-oriented testing, providing users with an engaging tool to help in understanding complex web3 concepts.
🇯🇵 Next-Gen Dev Platform - Fujitsu’s recently launched web3 acceleration platform offers a developmental environment and range of service APIs to start-ups, partners, and universities, supporting their creation of the next generation of web3 applications and services.
Show Me the Money
🧠 Analyze - Congratulations to data intelligence platform Elementus on your $10M raise led by ParaFi Capital in support of your vision to provide transparent, granular, and insightful on-chain data.
🧱 Build - Congratulations to Caldera on your $9M raise, led by Sequoia Capital and Dragonfly, to build a no-code web3 infrastructure platform where developers can launch and run dedicated layer 2 blockchain “rollups”.
🚀 Accelerate - Congratulations to ScalingX on securing $20M to support and cultivate web3 infrastructure solutions through your web3 developer community, hackathons, and role as venture capitalist.
Listen + Learn
🗳️ On-chain Voting - On hot seat by dOrg with Pol Lanski, Vocdoni co-founder Pau Escrich discusses The Next Generation of Voting. Pau shares how Vocdoni’s anonymous voting system has overcome the limitations of other voting systems, and makes a case for why voter anonymity is critical to ensuring secure, transparent voting.
⚖️ Legally Speaking - On Just DAO It: A Podcast for People Starting DAOs, Adam Miller and Olga Mack discuss the inner workings and global ambitions of MIDAO, which provides legal entity solutions for DAOs.
Deadlines and Events
🏔 February 24-March 5: ETHDenver 2023
🍊 February 27-March 5: Web3 Week, Miami
🔬 Apply for VitaDAO Funding
♀ March 22-24: Women of Blockchain Conference
🥐 March 20-24: Paris Blockchain Week
💻 April 2023: DAO Global Hackathon
🎓 April 2-4: DAO Harvard
🇦🇹 April 3-6: EDCON
🤠 April 26-28: Consensus 2023
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