CityDAO July Community Roundup
Chance Taken
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! 🍹 β˜•οΈ

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.

πŸ”ˆNews & Updates

πŸ”₯ So...CityDAO is officially registered as an LLC in Wyoming!

πŸ”₯ We got voted onto Mirror via the $WRITE RACE (as you can see πŸ˜‰ )!

Check us out here:

πŸ”₯ We also did our first parcel raise with the First Citizen NFT! Β 

95% goes towards the purchase of our first parcel, 5% goes to the artist, community member @casey.

HUGE shout-out & congratulations to Justin Kalland who purchased the First Citizen NFT. The NFT sold for 6.52 ETH giving us a great first step in our mission to put land on chain! πŸ₯³

And thanks so much to @casey who created the NFT art πŸ–Ό - it is glorious.

My goodness, that's a whole LOT OF PROGRESS!!! πŸŒ† πŸŒƒ πŸ™

Let's keep the progress rolling!

Do you want to contribute but currently don't know how?

I want to make sure everyone who wants to contribute can get more involved! If this is you please send me a DM @chance and let me know what you want to work on what skillsets you have.

In the next month we're going to focus on how we can get more community members actively involved to take the CityDAO project to the next level. Also, if you have any ideas on how to best facilitate this, let us know! Feel free to message in one of the public chats or shoot me a DM in Discord. πŸ™

Shout-outs & showcases


Massive shout-out to @casey who has been helping out with the CityDAO community in SO MANY ways, including crafting the Community-Call badges (among other creations):

Here's another example:

Casey was instrumental in helping us acquire the Night Watch Blitmap as a logo asset for CityDAO. Now the DAO owns it. 😁


I recommend checking out this article by @armchairsafari:


@build__ is cooking up something super exciting!!

A global coworking DAO.

Here's the whitepaper (includes discord invite link as well):

Also as a sidenote, if you ever get the opportunity to chat with @build__ I highly recommend it – such intriguing perspectives based on unique experiences. You'll know what I mean when you do it. πŸ˜‰


Big shout-out to @JonathanHollis and @CreatorCabins for continuing to do awesome things! They literally have buried 1ETH in a treasure chest somewhere in Texas! 🀩


Massive shout-out to @bpetes who has been instrumental in keeping things flowing at CityDAO and takes initiative to help wherever it is needed!

@bpetes is also co-founder of Sobol (leading the way for decentralized and humanistic work).

Check Sobol out here πŸ’Ž :


Here is a Mirror post by community member @danconway who wrote "I used amazing energy of CityDAO as an example in my latest Mirror post":

How do I know what DAOs are capable of? Quick example. I was one of the first people to join CityDAO. I'd seen a tweet by Scott Fitsimones. Scott's a nice guy, smart and hard working, but he's not superhuman. Following his tweet, he simply opened a Discord channel, and populated it with a few basic ideas. Almost immediately, like magic, a DAO materialized with the powers of a genie. More than a thousand people joined in no time and immediately began collaborating. Teams were set, governance began forming, outside partners were identified and engaged, the $WriteRace was won (on their first try), and real land was evaluated in preparation for acquisition in the future. All this before a token that could further align incentives was even distributed. These DAO collaborators were fueled by the joy of working on an interesting project for a good cause with others who share the mission, and the promise of future ownership of the outcome.


Definitely check out CommonLands by community member @rlamis!

Working to close the generational wealth gap through community-owned affordable, permanent housing using innovative tech.

p.s. will have some more updates on CommonLands in the future as they are up to some BIG things! πŸ˜‰


@Phil Levin was a founding team member of Culdesac, whose ambition is to build a car-free city in the US. Super cool idea! Check it out below:


Big shout-out to @scottfits (and everyone who has helped with suggestions / edits) for the first two CityDAO Mirror posts!! Here are the posts so far:


Some recent tweets we love:

Overheard in CityDAO

Viva la Wyoming

Vision of a DAO city is fascinating to me

So much innovation happening in portugal wow

Cause it’s crypto-tax free lol

Even with influencers, there should be a balance. The ape community is dragging the devs there on Twitter as we speak bc of the shift to hyper focusing on influencers rather than nurturing the current community.

Someone say BaconDAO?

imagining a parcel map like google maps with ENS addresses. so you can see who owns each and make requests to them. interesting concept for sure

the DAO has been officially incorporated

🏑 Creator Cabins is here to support City DAO for $WRITE RACE

The possibilities are endless, and the stakes are extremely high

I’m new here and confirming I’m not a bot. My expertise is in building great financial products that users love. I think we can do that with CityDAO!

3D printing houses in general is such an awesome concept/industry, esp. for creating affordable housing. Β Also looks like they are primed for when CityDAO expands to the moon/Mars πŸ™ƒ

I'm a former urban planner and now work on streamlining multifamily and condominium development

currently in law school, planning on working with daos + nfts + web3 once I graduate. Fascinated by this project!

Love the mission here, and excited to get involved!

Have just voted for our City! on fire πŸ”₯

I much prefer modular homes to Tiny Homes and love this community being built near Austin

My 'day job' is creating intergenerational co-living communities, where older and younger people together and support each other. Β Also a real estate investor of niche asset classes like co-living, co-working and government-leased properties. Β I'm fascinated by the intersection of DeFi and Real Estate, particularly as a means to re-invent the way we value and underwrite real estate.

Hello folks. Fed here. I am interested in restoring "true community" to our lives.

I went down the NFT and DAO rabbit hole at the start of 2021 and I don’t want to come out. I’m currently a member of FingerPrintsDAO, SquiggleDAO amd Muse0. I joined this group as I’m really interested in how a DAO community can come together to impact the real world, particularly in land ownership models.

Love the Wyoming area - Love the concept of a DAO holding onto land - so I must love CityDAO! A bit about me: Work at a cryptocurrency exchange in the US. Helped co-found a charitable endowment platform/DAO on Terra.

BaconDAO is realeasing a member rewards system in the coming weeks to identify contributions through mee6 levels and significant contributions through recognition through team members

Imagine as a land owner receiving messages of offers to join a DAO to use adjacent parcels together (without revealing their personal contact information to the offerer), or a camper who wants to lease a spot next Wednesday for a week, or an owner of an adjacent parcel who wants explicit permission to walk across your parcel when accessing theirs (if that wasn't baked into the original parcel NFT head-lease.), or...

Wow, interesting points here about rural zoning and hostility

Nice community call!

Tell me why I live in austin and this is my first time hearing about this lol



Thanks to @Justin1066 who shared this awesome twitter thread re: insights on challenges of assembling land and purchasing as a group of people


Thanks to @R3sist who shared this interesting overview of Coordinape:

Memes to go

Here's a couple of gem-stone memes by @bpetes:

That's all for this roundup!

See y'all next time,

-- Chance Taken

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