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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.
The vision of CityDAO is to build the city of the future on the Ethereum blockchain by experimenting with tokenizing land, rights, and governance.
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.
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:
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!
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:
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
Month 2: August - bolstering the treasury
Month 3: September - voting on land acquisition
Month 4: October - Vitalik stops by & we close the land parcel deal
Month 5: November - Explosive growth & Crypto cities blog post
Month 6: December - Peak CityDAO FOMO
Month 7: January - Build resilience as a DAO & steps towards decentralization
Month 8: February - EthDenver & Council Charter work
Month 9: March - Parcel 0 work, Charter & Gearing up for Guilds
Month 10: April - Guild formation, Parcel 1 beginnings & Unleashing CityDAO talent
Month 11: May - Guild formation, Parcel 1 beginnings & Unleashing CityDAO talent
Month 12: June - Mission and key metric, swag shop
Month 13: July - Guild restructure, parcel 0 reveal