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.
The vision of CityDAO is to build the city of the future on the Ethereum blockchain by experimenting with tokenizing land, rights, and governance.
🌆Community Updates & Showcases
Parcel 0 reveal is here!
The 45 days minting period for Parcel 0 NFT ended on July 1st, and the NFTs were finally revealed on July 15! If you’ve got one, you can check it out on Opensea. But the best way to look at your Parcel 0 NFT would be to use the Parcel Viewer, an amazing app created by our dev team.
Parcel Viewer app:
Parcel 0 NFTs are tradable on Opensea, but you might want to hold on to them if you’re interested in the Parcel 0 project! Parcel 0 governance is separated from Citizen NFT. So, citizen or not, only Parcel 0 NFT holders will be eligible to vote on Parcel 0 related matters.
CityDAO TED talk
Scott Fitsimones, known as scottfits in our CityDAO community--the mastermind behind the creation of CityDAO--had an opportunity to deliver a TED talk on stage about our project!
Seeing CityDAO on TED talk is a huge deal. This greatly increases our exposure to the outside world, educating people about DAOs and their potential. Big shout-out to scottfits!
Following the approval of the Big Parcel, which is a proposal to buy a massive plot of land for our next parcel, we decided that we should first experiment on a smaller scale, and thus came the Baby Parcel proposal, which got approved on Snapshot last month. So right now we’re in the process of acquiring a small plot of land for experimentation. Stay tuned!
Following the success of the guilds system that was created at the beginning of Q2, we went through a period of restructuring to further improve the system. Obsolete guilds were dissolved or deactivated, and the remainders were divided in two two categories: functional guilds and resource guilds. Budgets were also optimized.
Link to the full documents:
Speech at Chiang Mai conference
It was overall a fun and very productive trip (I was also there to personally assist elmo in the event). The organization that we networked with also had connections with government agencies, which were open to the idea of web3 city. So if we ever want a parcel here, the door’s open!
Turkish CityDAO Twitter Space
We held a Twitter Space with two guests who were well-known among the woman blockchain community in Turkey. The topics that were discussed were the place of women in DAOs and on-going projects in CityDAO, including a project from a university in Turkey which made it to the top 10 grants finalist (more on this in the next topic).
We have our top 10 finalists for grants! The next round will be an interview round with each finalist in order to determine the projects that get the final grants.
Full list of the finalists:
RECYCLING CHALLENGE WITH NFTs
Ramps Not Stairs for DAOs
World Trade Center Affordability Study Highly Visible Distributed Financing
CityDATA Phase I Information Access
Workshop with ArchiDAO
In collaboration with ArchiDAO, we had a metaverse workshop where participants go through two days of hackathon, working together as teams to develop metaverse blueprints without the need to have any prior coding or 3D modelling experience. NFTs souvenirs were also handed out to the participants.
If you make CityDAO memes and post in the memes channel in our Discord server, you’ll have a chance to be featured here!
A quick recap of the CityDAO adventure so far:
Month 1: July - laying the groundwork
July 1 - DAOs can legally be recognized as an LLC in Wyoming
July 2 - CityDAO starts (Scott’s infamous tweet)
July 7 - First community call
July 15 - CityDAO Discord membership crosses 1000 people
July 23 - CityDAO officially registered as an LLC in Wyoming
July 28 - CityDAO gets voted in on Mirror’s $WRITE RACE
Month 2: August - bolstering the treasury
August 8 - The First Citizen NFT sells for 6.52 ETH
August 11 - Release Founding Citizen NFTs
August 25 - Founding Citizen NFT sells for 10 ETH live in a community call
August 25 - CityDAO treasury passes $250k
August 26 - Connect w/ real estate agent in Wyoming to help with land purchase
Month 3: September - voting on land acquisition
September 08 - CityDAO forum is added to aid governance discussions
September 15 - Dev & Design team demo the parcel viewer
September 21 - CityDAO citizens vote on first parcel purchase
September 27 - Citizens vote to make offer on “Parcel 6” (40 acres)
September 28 - CityDAO makes an offer on real land
September 28 - Offer accepted, land purchase process begins
Month 4: October - Vitalik stops by & we close the land parcel deal
October 06 - Vitalik Buterin stops by CityDAO to ask questions
October 07 - CityDAO flag put up on land owned by a DAO
October 23 - CityDAO Citizen NFT minter released
October 25 - Funds wired for land purchase
October 29 - Land parcel deal officially completed
Month 5: November - Explosive growth & Crypto cities blog post
November (first week) - Vitalik and Brian Armstrong purchase Citizen NFTs
November 14 - Mark Cuban purchases two Citizen NFTs
November 14 - Citizen NFTs sell out
November 15 - CityDAO treasury hits 8.5 million
November 28 - Balaji gets a Citizen NFT
Month 6: December - Peak CityDAO FOMO
December14 - Founding Citizen NFT sells for 34.8 ETH
December15 - Partnership with Chainlink
December 20 - Community members visit parcel 0, meet the neighbors
December 27 - Financial Times publishes an article covering CityDAO
December 31 - Legal AMA with securities lawyer
Month 7: January -Build resilience as a DAO & steps towards decentralization
January 3 - Citizens vote to elect a council to establish CityDAO Charter
January 5 - CityDAO museum receives CityDAO DAOpunk NFT
January 15 - Audit papers signed for Parcel 0 land drop
January 16 - CityDAO twitter account passes 25k
January 17 - Candidate election pitches begin 🎉
Month 8: February- EthDenver & Council Charter work
February 1 - CityDAO Council Election vote finishes
February 10 - First CityDAO Speaker Series AMA
February 11 - CityDAO citizens form multiple teams at EthDenver
February 18 - CityDAO podcast launched
February 19 - Vitalik mentions Citydao in his EthDenver address
Month 9: March- Parcel 0 work, Charter & Gearing up for Guilds
March (first week) - Council has a WILD week prepping Charter
March 9 - Charter draft completed
March 23 - Denver posts CIP-43: LFG: Parcel 0 Direct Drop for Citizens proposal