CityDAO Roundup Vol 13 - Parcel 0 NFT dropย shipped!
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May 20th, 2022

WHAT A WEEK! This week the DAO shipped Parcel 0 NFTs for citizens to claim. ๐Ÿš€ Letโ€™s dive into the updates!

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. Community Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. Overheard in CityDAO
  4. Memes to go
  5. Tweets we love
  6. 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. ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ”ˆCityDAO so far

First, letโ€™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 (Scottโ€™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 Mirrorโ€™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 โ€œParcel 6โ€ (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 ๐ŸŽ‰

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!

๐Ÿ–ผ Community Shout-outs & Updates

๐ŸŒ† Parcel 0 launch happened last week!!!! ๐Ÿš€

MASSIVE shout-out to all the people and guilds that were involved in this launch! Dev, Design, Finance, Legal, Operations and Community guilds came together to have a smooth launch.

Special shout out to Tuncay, reeves, mdxd, slyraccon on the dev side and casey, syntonikka, Alterity.C on the design side!

๐ŸŒ† Parcel 1

This is a huge moment for CityDAO. You now have the opportunity to help shape the future of the DAO as we collectively decide on the next major project.

The real estate guild put on an idea generation campaign last month, did a thorough analysis of all ideas across a variety of criteria, including benefit to citizens, feasibility, economic viability, legal liability, and implementation timeline (among others). Below are the finalists:

Please head to the real-estate guild channel and add your thoughts, ideas, etc to idea finalist threads. Here is a direct link to the real-estate channel.

๐ŸŒ† Shout-out to Citizen NFT holder Mark Cuban who minted some Parcel 0 NFTs this week

๐ŸŒ† CityDAO was featured in the Harvard Business Reviewโ€™s article on DAOs!

๐ŸŒ† CityDAO hosted a Chinese AMA roundtable this week - HUGE shout-out to @CaoArmand, @Zoojoo_art, @7oClockCapital, @ming and @syntonikka! ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Recording here:

๐ŸŒ† Another CityDAO podcast episode, this time with one of the instigators of Krause House!

โ€œThereโ€™s a 14-year-old out in India who is the biggest NBA fan, an incredible analytic savant, understands how to be the worldโ€™s greatest GM, and the path for that person to have a voice in any NBA organization right now is incredibly difficult, incredibly low odds, incredibly challenging. And I think one of my dreams is that we build systems, mechanisms, games, processes, in order for that person to have a large share of the voice without putting up $2 billion. Maybe they put up $100 and they earn their way to having a large voice in that organization.โ€

๐ŸŒ† Proposal for Citizens to vote on: CityDAO Conversion to partial Quadratic Voting ("QV")

It is proposed that we switch from the current One-Token One-Vote system to a version of Quadratic Voting (also known as "QV" or "Plural Voting").

In the proposed version of QV, the number of votes a Citizen has would be equal to the square root of their Citizen token holdings. For example, a Citizen with 9 tokens has 3 votes; under the current system she has 9. Holdings that do not cleanly root get rounded down โ€“ 6 becomes 2 rather than 2.449.

This change is proposed because, in recent Snapshots, there have been many people who hold multiple citizen NFTs having a large impact on voting outcomes. It is acknowledged that this is not a perfect solution โ€“ someone could transfer Citizen tokens to another wallet that they control.

You can learn more and vote here:

๐ŸŒ† Quick peek ๐Ÿ‘€ at the upcoming CityDAO website design - design guild is on fire! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐ŸŒ† Great to see CityDAO community members meeting at Permissionless!

๐ŸŒ† Shout-out to this flashback of the CityDAO community meeting IRL during EthDenver!

๐Ÿฆ Tweets we love

๐Ÿ–ผ Meme to go

Mcbonton & TARKAN collab!
Mcbonton & TARKAN collab!
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