CityDAO Community Roundup vol. 19

Table of Contents

  1. Project Updates

    • CIP-100: The Network City

    • CIP-111: DAOLabs

  2. Community Updates & Showcases

    1. Potential new project: t0wn

    2. CIP-124: Q4 Funding

    3. Articles from writing contest

    4. AMA with Orange Protocol

    5. New podcast episodes

    6. Guild updates on newspaper

  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.

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

📋Project Updates

CIP-100: The Network City

We have an array of updates on The Network City project. Here are some of the highlights of the updates:

  • With help from Hathaway & Kunz, one of Wyoming’s the leading lawyers, the project has incorporated under the name “Common Labs Inc." as a non-profit organisation (read the full update to learn why the non-profit structure was chosen).

  • CityDAO token holders will be able to mint, with just the gas price, soulbound “Network City Citizen” tokens, which comes with life-time membership of The Network City.

  • Matt Prewitt, president of RadicalxChange Foundation, has joined the team. Matt is a celebrated thought leader in the web3 space. His work, alongside Glen Weyl’s and Vitalik Buterin’s, had brought the concepts of PCO, QV, and QF to light.

  • The project is already starting to receive interest from the art community. Matthew Stone, a world-renowned artist, has expressed an interest in permanently exhibiting his artwork in The Network City.

The full update include much more information. You can read it on the forum post here:

In addition, Will Holley gave a presentation on the project to the Media guild last month. It was very well received by the audience. The presentation covered the idea behind The Network City project, Partial Common Ownership (PCO), and Quadratic Funding (QF). You can watch the recording here:

[NEW] CIP-111: DAOLabs Space in Denver, CO.

A new CIP has been approved on Snapshot. This proposal is planning to open an irl co-working space in Denver, Colorado. This new co-working space will utilise experimental mechanisms such as quadratic funding and partial common ownership. If successful, DAOLabs will look to open more space in other locations across the globe. The space also comes with benefits for CityDAO citizens such as priority booking and free access during off-peak season.

Read the full information here:

🌆Community Updates & Showcases

Potential new project: t0wn

We have CIP-125, a new proposal which aim to re-brand Big Parcel as t0wn, and resets the scope of the project as a "DAO City". The proposal plans to acquire a large piece of land and create a hub for DAO and web3 organisations. There’re clear evidences that irl hubs are still important, so the CIP-125 team is looking to create “the silicon valley for web3”. CityDAO citizens will have three times the benefits compared to regular members (3x access to the property, 3x governace power, etc.).

Read the full proposal here:

You can also take a look at the pitch deck here:

CIP-124: Q4 Funding

CIP-124was approved on Snapshot just before the start of Q4. This is simply a proposal to extend the funding period of CIP-69: Q3 Guild Structure and Budget to also cover Q4, and facilitators of each guild will continue to work in their duties unless they decide to step down. There were also other minor changes. All the info can be found here:

Articles from writing contest

Following the conclusion of CityDAO’s writing contest, we have three amazing articles from the winner of the contest. These articles were written to answer the question “What major problem could potentially be solved with a network city and how?”. We encourage you to check them out to explore all the interesting potentials of a network city:

AMA with Orange Protocols

CityDAO Co-Hosted a Twitter space with Orange Protocol. The topics that were discussed include DAO accessibility, reputation and digital identity for contributors, and Harberger taxes about our CIP-100 project. This event was a part of the larger scale media initiative for CityDAO. If you have a suggestion for other public facing events that CityDAO can participate in, you can drop a note in the Media channel of CityDAO Discord.

Recording of the Twitter Space can be found here:

New podcast episodes

We have two new podcast episode during the last month:

Guild updates on newspaper

We now have regular guild updates back again, which will be included in the weekly newspaper. Note that not every guild will have frequent updates, since certain guilds tend to have work that are more long-term oriented, so they’ll only provide update when the work is finished or when significant progress has been made.

All our newspaper is currently published on CityDAO website’s blog:

📅CityDAO Timeline

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

  • December 14 - Founding Citizen NFT sells for 34.8 ETH

  • December 15 - 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

  • March 25 - Parcel 1 brainstorming begins!

  • March 31 - Bundled Guild Proposal posted

Month 10: April - Guild formation, Parcel 1 beginnings & Unleashing CityDAO talent

  • April 2 - Parcel 0 quantity snapshot goes up

  • April 3 - CityDAO Guilds Initiation snapshot goes up

  • April 14 - CityDAO interview with Wyoming Senator Rothfuss released

  • April 19 - Parcel 1 Guilds Idea generator launched

  • April 25 - Parcel 0 NFT Drop article draft completed

Month 11: May - Guild formation, Parcel 1 beginnings & Unleashing CityDAO talent

  • May 4 - Parcel 0 NFT drop announced

  • May 5 - CityDAO reaches 30,000 Twitter followers

  • May 11 - CityDAO flag goes up on Parcel 0

  • May 18 - Parcel 0 minting period goes live

Month 12: June - Mission and key metric, swag shop

  • June 10 - Grants application open

  • June 17 - XXL Nemus parcel purchased (partner)

  • June 22 - CityDAO’s Mission and key metric defined

  • June 23 - CityDAO Swag shop goes live

Month 13: July - Guild restructure, parcel 0 reveal

  • July (whole month) - Guild restructuring

  • July 2 - The Big Parcel CIP approved on Snapshot

  • July 15 - Parcel 0 NFT reveal

  • July 22 - Baby Parcel CIP approved on Snapshot

Month 14: August - IRL Projects Progression

  • Early August - Baby Parcel location decided

  • August 11 - Grants winners announced (Blocksoc, NiceNode, CityDATA)

  • August 25 - Parcel 0 project receives funding and directions

  • August 30 - The Network City CIP approved on Snapshot

📚Past CityDAO Community Roundups

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