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This week in DAOs - June 16, 2022
A roundup of the most exciting developments in the DAO space.
🎙 In the latest episode of DAO or Never we speak with Eric Arsenault and Victor Rortvedt of MetaCartel Ventures, a crypto-native community investment firm supporting early-stage decentralized applications. Hear about the early days of MCV, the differences between traditional and DAO-structured investment environments, new venture DAOs entering the ecosystem, and much more. Also available on Apple and Spotify.
📉 Data from Snapshot offers a reminder to to not conflate crypto with DAOs, while also acknowledging weaknesses in the system. TLDR? Everything is going in the right direction. See the whole thread here.
🏗 Everyone can play a role in building web3. Gitcoin's 14th Grants Round is live until June 23. Amongst the 2,696 public goods projects seeking grants, we’re keeping our eyes on The Platform DAO, developers of open-source publishing tools for writers and creators, and PizzaDAO, throwers of the world’s largest pizza party. Why? Because they embody everything about DAOs that is accessible, creative, and generous. 📚🍕
🏰 There’s no reason to be left out of DAO Palace. The DAO Palace Film is offering an experiment in participatory filmmaking by offering producing and decision-making rights to investors in the film. More than a story about an event taking place at a palace, it’s an exercise in how to DAO.
👏🏼 Kudos to Tim Connors on his summary and analysis of the Merit Circle DAO vs YGG situation. In short, a DAO decided to ‘refund’ an investor perceived as not adding sufficient value (beyond their cash contribution), and in doing so, shorted the investor gains they had facilitated.
Our take: the DAO ecosystem is new. Opportunities, boundaries, and structures are being explored and redefined. But we have a choice here: we can operate with the utopian values we preach, or we can act like renegades and rebels and turn everyone off. What’s the point of building a different way if no one will join us on the journey? Choose wisely people.
Coming Up IRL
👕 Monday, June 20, MetaPhysical: Presented by MetaFactory, in collaboration with M3, Webaverse, MetaMundo, and Kong. An interactive, immersive experience showcasing the state of the open metaverse as it relates to digital fashion and culture.
🎟 Wednesday, June 22, DAO NYC. A one day un-conference featuring workshops, panels, and talks with the most influential minds, collaborators, and projects from the DAO ecosystem.
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