ScottA
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June 21st, 2022

Motivation

In the most straightforward sense, social tokens (STs) are blockchain assets with characteristics between fungible and non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Strictly speaking, they are fungible tokens in that each token is no different than another. However, they differ from usual fungible tokens, for example, $ETH or $BTC, in that they represent access to a community or person; they have a social dimension. To illustrate, consider art vs. artists; an art NFT is a unique piece of art; an art ST allows access to an artist.

In this light, STs don’t reveal anything particularly unique or transformative; you might think they are equivalent to putting a fan membership card on the blockchain, and, indeed, this is one use. However, their full utility is much more expansive. This article aims to look at them in a transformative sense by looking at them as a tool to accumulate something I will call creative capital.

0x33eD
June 16th, 2022

Over the past few months, CityDAO has become very decentralized - moving from a core team to a guild structure. To keep us united, we’ve developed a mission statement and key metric as a glue that binds together the guilds and project proposals.

Mission

Every organization needs is a north star. Our Mission Guild converged on the following mission:

The mission of CityDAO is to build the blockchain-native network city of the future.

Chance Taken
0x77aA
June 10th, 2022

Table of Contents

  1. Community Updates & Showcases
  2. Memes to go
  3. CityDAO Timeline
  4. Past CityDAO Community Roundups

What is CityDAO?

The CityDAO community is made up of ambitious and HIGHLY curious people exploring and building at the frontier of technology, governance experiments and physical land.

Nicholas Bonard
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June 11th, 2022

In the first installment of the CityDAO Journal, there was an excellent write-up on the general premise of quadratic voting, explaining how the voting system works, what its benefits are, and a few simple examples. This article will follow up by digging a little deeper into quadratic voting and what it might look like if implemented within CityDAO.

Options for Implementing Quadratic Voting

Quadratic Voting, also known as “QV” or “Plural Voting,” works by providing each citizen with a fixed number of “voice credits” that are available for the citizen to assign to the options within a vote. As discussed in the previous journal article, voting in this way allows a citizen to express not only their preferences amongst the choices presented but the strength of their preferences.

Contrast this with current voting systems where you can choose one option but cannot indicate whether you really really like that option or just barely like it. Or, contrast QV to a ranked-choice voting system where you can say “I like A more than B more than C”, but cannot indicate whether you like A ten times more than B, and B two times more than C. QV allows more information to be included in voting results, which in theory gets us to a more efficient and representative democracy.

ScottA
0x5b80
June 7th, 2022

In the first installment of the CityDAO Journal, there was an excellent write-up on the general premise of quadratic voting, explaining how the voting system works, what its benefits are, and a few simple examples. This article will follow up by digging a little deeper into quadratic voting and what it might look like if implemented within CityDAO.

Options for Implementing Quadratic Voting

Quadratic Voting, also known as “QV” or “Plural Voting,” works by providing each citizen with a fixed number of “voice credits” that are available for the citizen to assign to the options within a vote. As discussed in the previous journal article, voting in this way allows a citizen to express not only their preferences amongst the choices presented but the strength of their preferences.

Contrast this with current voting systems where you can choose one option but cannot indicate whether you really really like that option or just barely like it. Or, contrast QV to a ranked-choice voting system where you can say “I like A more than B more than C”, but cannot indicate whether you like A ten times more than B, and B two times more than C. QV allows more information to be included in voting results, which in theory gets us to a more efficient and representative democracy.

Chance Taken
0x77aA
June 3rd, 2022

Table of Contents

  1. Community Updates & Showcases
  2. Tweets we love
  3. Memes to go
  4. CityDAO Timeline
  5. Past CityDAO Community Roundups

What is CityDAO?

The CityDAO community is made up of ambitious and HIGHLY curious people exploring and building at the frontier of technology, governance experiments and physical land.

ScottA
0x5b80
May 30th, 2022

Motivation

The noblest motive is the public good”Virgil

Public goods are shared goods; they act as critical social infrastructure from which we build communities and nations. Yet, despite their importance, their provision, in general, has retained the same flawed structure for decades and even centuries, in essence – pay taxes and allow governments to provide them. While adequate and certainly better than nothing, this process suffers from critical drawbacks.

The article outlines what public goods are, why traditional methods of providing them are flawed, and a better mechanism for their provision known as Quadratic Funding (QF). Relying on advancements in blockchain and Web3 technology, QF offers a potential solution to the problems that have plagued the provision of public goods for centuries.

Chance Taken
0x77aA
May 26th, 2022

Another day, another CityDAO community roundup!

Table of Contents

  1. Community Updates & Showcases
  2. Tweets we love
  3. Memes to go
  4. CityDAO Timeline
  5. Past CityDAO Community Roundups
Chance Taken
0x77aA
May 20th, 2022

WHAT A WEEK! This week the DAO shipped Parcel 0 NFTs for citizens to claim. 🚀 Let’s dive into the updates!

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. Community Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. Overheard in CityDAO
  4. Memes to go
  5. Tweets we love
  6. Past CityDAO Community Roundups
ScottA
0x5b80
May 24th, 2022

Motivation

Voting is the bedrock of democracy. We usually think of democracy as the opposite of dictatorship. Yet, democracy can tend toward a de facto dictatorship without additional checks on power, clearly defeating the purpose. It seems self-evident voting to reach public consensus is often ideal. However, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that voting is a nebulous and complex topic. Many ill-liberal and anti-democratic consequences may result depending on the mechanism chosen to conduct voting.

This article outlines the advantages of a system known as quadratic voting (QV), also referred to as plural voting. Broadly QV is a voting system designed to reflect the intensity of people's preferences in collective decisions. For important context, we can juxtapose QV with common mechanisms used to conduct voting to understand QV and its benefits better. By focusing on the limitation of traditional voting, QV's strong points will become transparent.

Chance Taken
0x77aA
May 3rd, 2022

Table of Contents

Background
Why Issue Parcel 0 NFTs?
License Agreement
Creating Plots
Mint Price
Claim Eligibility
Schedule
What’s Next?
FAQs

Background

CityDAO purchased 'Parcel 0' on October 29th, 2021 - an undeveloped 40 acre parcel adjacent to the Shoshone National Forest in Northwest Wyoming. Parcel 0 was chosen through a community-driven process and offered CityDAO a simple land purchase as a proof of concept for a DAO to purchase land using new laws created by the State of Wyoming. You can read more about ‘How CityDAO Acquired the First DAO-Owned Land’ on our Mirror Post.

Chance Taken
0x77aA
May 13th, 2022

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. Community Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. Overheard in CityDAO
  4. Memes to go
  5. Tweets we love
  6. Past CityDAO Community Roundups

What is CityDAO?

The CityDAO community is made up of ambitious and HIGHLY curious people exploring and building at the frontier of technology, governance experiments and physical land.

Chance Taken
0x77aA
May 5th, 2022

Strap-in for another roundup of the happenings in the CityDAO community!

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. Community Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. CityDAO elections
  4. Overheard in CityDAO
  5. Tweets we love
  6. Memes to go
  7. News from DAOs we love
  8. Past CityDAO Community Roundups
Chance Taken
0x77aA
April 8th, 2022

We are back with another glimpse at the happenings within the rambunctious CityDAO community. Grab a ☕️ , 🍺 or 🧃 and dive in!

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. Community Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. CityDAO elections
  4. Overheard in CityDAO
  5. Tweets we love
  6. Memes to go
  7. News from DAOs we love
  8. Past CityDAO Community Roundups
Chance Taken
0x77aA
January 24th, 2022

We are back at it with another round of what is happening at CityDAO. Grab a coffee or O-liang and jump right in! ☕️

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. Community Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. CityDAO elections
  4. Overheard in CityDAO
  5. Tweets we love
  6. Memes to go
  7. Past CityDAO Community Roundups
Chance Taken
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January 12th, 2022

Congratulations to the winners of CityDAO’s bounty “Write a blog that answers: What does CityDAO mean to you?

Below are the entries that were selected:

Justin
0xF49A
December 20th, 2021

From Scott Fitsimones first tweet to having $7MM in the treasury this has been a wild ride. We are in a great position with an incredible opportunity. We need to assess where we are today, and decide on how to make the best use of this gift. And it truly is a gift. We have a substantial amount of talent from inside and outside crypto, media attention, and more capital than most startups. We are receiving serious interest from investors, other projects, even governments.

The next step needs to be establishing a basic foundation. Today we are missing some key necessities to move forward. Specifically an operating agreement for the Wyoming DAO LLC and our Charter. Without establishing these we will not succeed. Without these, everything we attempt to build will be on top of sand.

CityDAO has a massive responsibility not just to our own vision but also the broader ecosystem of DAOs and web3. We are pioneers in bringing decentralized coordination into the physical world and its organizations. Let’s empower the first CityDAO Council with the clear objective of ratifying the pillars of our foundation.

Chance Taken
0x77aA
December 17th, 2021

More projects, more Citizens building and helping make history - and the upcoming Parcel 0 project upcoming. Dive in to catch up on all things CityDAO!

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. Community Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. Overview of current projects
  4. Overheard in CityDAO
  5. Memes to go
  6. Past CityDAO Community Roundups
Chance Taken
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December 15th, 2021

We are excited to announce that CityDAO has integrated Chainlink Verifiable Random Function (VRF) on Ethereum mainnet. By integrating the industry-leading decentralized oracle network, we now have access to a verifiable source of on-chain randomness that is both independently auditable and completely tamper-proof. Ultimately, this gives our Citizens a way to verify that our 950 NFT land plots are raffled in a provably random manner.   

CityDAO is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that is pioneering collective real-world land ownership. Currently, we are preparing to tokenize the first plot of land on-chain—a 40-acre parcel in Wyoming, USA known as Parcel 0. Due to the physical size of Parcel 0, we are minting 950 NFT plots. However, in the past few weeks we have grown to over 10,000 Citizens (governing DAO members), meaning that not every Citizen can receive a land plot.

In order to randomly select winners during the NFT plot raffle, we needed access to a secure random number generator (RNG) that any user could independently audit in order to honor our ethos of fairness, transparency, and commitment to decentralization. However, RNG solutions for smart contracts require several security considerations to prevent manipulation and ensure system integrity. For instance, RNG solutions derived from blockchain data like block hashes can be exploited by miners/validators, while off-chain RNG solutions derived from off-chain APIs are opaque and don’t provide users with definitive proof about the integrity of the process.

After reviewing various solutions, we selected Chainlink VRF. Chainlink VRF works by combining block data that is still unknown when the request is made with the oracle node's pre-committed private key to generate both a random number and a cryptographic proof. The CityDAO smart contract will only accept the random number input if it has a valid cryptographic proof, and the cryptographic proof can only be generated if the VRF process is tamper-proof. This provides our users with automated and verifiable assurances directly on-chain that the NFT raffle winners are chosen in a provably random manner.

Chance Taken
0x77aA
November 26th, 2021

Here’s another CityDAO update!

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. Community Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. Overview of current projects
  4. Overheard in CityDAO
  5. Memes to go
  6. Past CityDAO Community Roundups
Chance Taken
0x77aA
November 9th, 2021

The amount of enthusiasm around CityDAO to build and explore the frontiers of technology and land / governance this past month has been unbelievable. I’m in awe of the quality of talent this DAO is attracting. Time for an update - grab a ☕️ and dive in! 🎉

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. News & Updates
  3. Shoutouts & Showcases
  4. Overheard in CityDAO
  5. DAO industry news
  6. Memes to go
0x33eD
November 6th, 2021

CityDAO is an experiment in decentralized ownership of real world assets. We came together from a tweet, and today we closed on a 40 acre parcel of land in Wyoming. The inspiration for the project was the Wyoming DAO law, which created a pathway for DAOs to own assets.

We came together in a Discord community and used Mirror to offer Citizenship NFTs that gave holders the ability to vote on what land to acquire and how to use it.

We incorporated a Wyoming DAO LLC, for which the Articles of Incorporation became the inspiration for our Citizenship NFTs, pictured below.

Our Citizen NFTs that showcase the articles of incorporation overlaid on the state of Wyoming
Our Citizen NFTs that showcase the articles of incorporation overlaid on the state of Wyoming
Chance Taken
0x77aA
October 8th, 2021

We are back with another whirlwind of updates from the world of CityDAO! Strap in and enjoy the ride 💥 🎉

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. News & Updates
  3. Shoutouts & Showcases
  4. Overheard in CityDAO
  5. DAO industry news
  6. Memes to go
Chance Taken
0x77aA
August 25th, 2021

What a wild last few weeks! Grab a hot beverage of your choice and check out what has been up in the CityDAO-land community. 🌆

Table of Contents

  1. News & Updates
  2. Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. Tweets we love
  4. Overheard in CityDAO
  5. Resources shared
  6. Memes to go
0x33eD
August 20th, 2021

Centuries ago, explorers sailed the seas to discover lands unknown. In the 2020s, earth's continents have been charted, but a new frontier exists - the missing connection between land and a digital ledger. That's why we are building CityDAO.

Holders of a CityDAO Citizen NFT get:
• To vote on certain CityDAO decisions
• Access to the #citizens channel in Discord
• More TBD benefits....

Claim your citizenship NFT on Opensea!

Thanks to CityDAO supporters for buying our First Citizen and Founding Citizen NFTs and helping us raise 25+ ETH in less than 2 weeks! 🤯

0x33eD
August 11th, 2021

Centuries ago, explorers sailed the seas to discover lands unknown. In the 2020s, earth's continents have been charted, but a new frontier exists - the missing connection between land and a digital ledger. That's why we are building CityDAO.

Become a founding citizen
Last week, @JustinKalland won the auction to be the very first citizen of CityDAO. We are releasing citizen NFTs to more of our early backers, starting with exclusive editions for Founding Citizens. This NFT memorializes the CityDAO Articles of Incorporation as one of the first DAO LLCs in history, showcasing the Articles overlaid on the state of Wyoming and its 23 counties.

Holders of a CityDAO Founding Citizen NFT get:
• Governance and voting rights
• Access to the #citizens channel in discord
• Pre-sale access to the upcoming land NFT release

Chance Taken
0x77aA
August 9th, 2021

It has been a jam-packed last few weeks around the CityDAO community. Grab a beverage of your choice and dive in! 🍹 ☕️

What is CityDAO?

The vision of CityDAO is to build the city of the future on the Ethereum blockchain by tokenizing land, rights, and governance.

See the landing page below for more information.

Justin
0xF49A
August 11th, 2021

Last week the nascent CityDAO publicly announced its launch. Part of this was auctioning off the “First Citizenship” as an NFT, and I won! Friends started asking me what it was and why I would spend 6.52 ETH on it. The short answer is because I want to support the project. Here’s why.

Garden Breakouts

Support for decentralization is growing. But we are still mainly in a walled garden. Inside the garden is a community fostering paradigm-shifting technologies, like open-source blockchains, decentralized autonomous organizations, and free access to economic opportunities. Outside, the world carries on. Growing pressure is forming cracks in the walls. My thesis is to try and look for them.

0x33eD
August 6th, 2021

When Augustus restored the republic of Rome, he himself retained the title “first citizen” of Rome.

We are releasing citizen NFTs to our early backers, starting with an exclusive edition for the First Citizen. This NFT memorializes the CityDAO Articles of Incorporation as one of the first DAO LLCs in history, showcasing the Articles overlaid on the state of Wyoming and its 23 counties.

The holder of the CityDAO First Citizen NFT gets:
• To name the first parcel, subject to a community approval vote
• Read access to internal CityDAO team channels
• Governance and voting rights
• Pre-sale access to land NFT release

0x33eD
August 5th, 2021

CityDAO is building the city of the future on the Ethereum blockchain by tokenizing land, property rights, and governance - starting with a single parcel of land in Wyoming.

Why now?

Wyoming's new DAO LLC law allows DAOs to be recognized as legal entities by state institutions like courts, meaning DAOs can own physical assets.

Cities are our interfaces for the world, accelerators of opportunity, and community hubs, yet the mechanisms that govern land, property, and voting are antiquated and concentrate wealth and power among landowners who won the real estate lottery. The California housing crisis, for example, is a result of incentives that keep land and wealth in the hands of wealthy or lucky family dynasties.