CityDAO Roundup vol 14: governance experiments continue
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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

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. 🏙

🖼 Community Shout-outs & Updates

🌆 Conversion to partial Quadratic Voting passes!

This is a big deal. No doubt there will be some kinks to iron out here but I’m excited to see us dive into this and experiment!

Learn more here:

🌆 Parcel 0 real life<>web3 experiment incoming!

Soooo… a few days ago an idea bubbled up in the parcel-0 channel for a project. Shout-out to J0sh who posted the message that led to this adventure kicking off.

This is a great example of how ideas can get fired up in web3 communities. I’ll post some screenshots to give an idea:

PARCEL 0 SOLAR POWERED GATE WITH CITYDAO NFT SCANNER.

CityDAO citizens are industrious
CityDAO citizens are industrious

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT!

🌆 Introducing the CityDAO Journal 📓

This is a great initiative from the Education Guild and will allow us to explore and research important topics related to CityDAO.

Check out the first article, written by @ScottA:

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.

🌆 We had an AMA with the Nation3 team

Thanks to everyone who joined and big shout-out to Nico for doing such a great job hosting!

Highly recommend checking out Nation3 - a fresh and ambitious project in the space.

🌆 CityDAO now has a substack to make it easier to keep up with updates!

🌆 DAO news: Tennessee Becomes Second State to Pass DAO Legislation 👀

🌆 CityDAO got a shout-out in a French architecture magazine called AA

🌆 The Education Guild continues to do the weekly DAO study group calls - shout out to Blackacres for hosting last week! 🔥

The talk was based on Vitalik’s article On Nathan Schneider on the limits of cryptoeconomics.

Tomorrow @sohebetty will be hosting the session on Vitalik's "Control as liability”.

🌆 CityDAO included in Commons Engine collection of land-based DAOs

🌆 CityDAO Youtube is live!

🌆 Spotted: Fiona sporting CityDAO swag

CityDAO swag will be available soon!

shout-out Nico for the design!
shout-out Nico for the design!

🌆 Upcoming AMA with Floki and Whitelie in TURKISH!

Last week we did the Chinese AMA and now it’s time to do one in Turkish. :)

We’re working out the details for this now but we’ll announce on twitter and elsewhere when details are ironed out.

🌆 AMA next week with the folks at GreenClimateDAO

Time: Monday May 30th @ 03.00 8 PM CEST. We’ll create the Twitter spaces after the upcoming Turkish AMA and send a link in announcements / Twitter.

You can learn more about GreenClimateDAO here:

Within the GreenClimateDAO ecosystem, carbon credit outputs from mitigation, reduction and removal projects will be tokenized and offered to anyone looking to take an active role in the fight against climate change. In essence, GreenClimateDAO aims to solve the issue of coordination and capital allocation for climate-positive projects by harnessing the wisdom of the crowd through user-friendly blockchain technology. By laying the foundations of a climate finance ecosystem, GreenClimateDAO leverages financial incentives to accelerate Earth's decarbonization and simplifies the carbon offsetting process for companies and individuals.

🌆 Check out this amazing Parcel 0 banner from Citizen @Kashif!

🖼 Memes to go

🐦 Tweets we love

🔈CityDAO so far

First, let’s do 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 -

  • 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 10: 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 17 - Parcel 0 NFT drop launches!

📚 Past CityDAO Community Roundup articles

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