CityDAO roundup Vol 8: Wyoming parcel drop incoming
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December 17th, 2021

More projects, more Citizens building and helping make history - and the upcoming Parcel 0 project upcoming. Dive in to catch up on all things CityDAO!

Table of Contents

  1. CityDAO so far
  2. Community Shoutouts & Showcases
  3. Overview of current projects
  4. Overheard in CityDAO
  5. Memes to go
  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. 🏙

🔈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 12 - CityDAO treasury passes $30k
  • August 20 - CityDAO treasury passes $100k
  • 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 14 - The DAO figures out how to buy land with a treasury in ETH 😂
  • 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 13 - Season-0 kicks off
  • 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
  • November 30 - CityDAO twitter account passes 20k

Month 6: December -

  • December 5 - Partnership with DAOpunks gets cooking
  • December 6 - Invert<>CityDAO discussions around land tokenization / conservation efforts in Brazil
  • December 14 - Founding Citizen NFT sells for 34.8 ETH
  • December 15 - Partnership with Chainlink
  • December 15 - Announcement of the Parcel 0 drop!

🖼 Community Shout-outs & Showcases

🌆 HERE WE GO - Parcel 0 Drop is finally happening!

See the image in the tweet for more information. Keep your eye on the #announcements channel for more detailed information on this.

Also, if you have specific questions, feel free to submit them here and we can make sure they get covered in the Wednesday community call. 🙏

🌆 Launching web3 frens with the CityDAO community!

The goal is to help people navigate web3, share ideas & resources, and meet new friends. If you’re interested in connecting with other people in the CityDAO community feel free to sign up with the form below:

🌆 Noah Kagan talked about CityDAO on his recent pod appearance on My First Million

Is Noah Kagan a citizen? 😁

🌆 Pictures from Citizens around the world:

🌆 Well said.

🌆 Check out this Chinese translation of the CityDAO roundup 7 by @2100Ath 🔥

This is so cool to see!

🌆 Founding Citizen NFT sells for 34.8 ETH!

Wow! The cheapest one at the time of writing is 40 ETH.

🌆 Shout-out to our First Citizen Justin 🙏

🌆 Huge shout-out and thank you to the new mods at CityDAO!

I’m super excited that @Airbayer, @Ali John, @onur, and @Syntonikka. are helping foster community and helping keep the CityDAO discord a safe and friendly place to be and build! 🎊

🌆 JAKE (CityDAO member & the first person to do a podcast interview about CityDAO) interviewed the founder of Solana!

🌆 @Monsoon is back with more great work exploring what is possible if we reimagine cities:

🌆 Thanks to @elmo for sharing this:

I just put our CityDAO logo on one of my metaverse plot in Metaverse Thailand. The project is still in its infant phase, but it already enables people to put 3D models on it. As such, if anyone here has any idea regarding which kind of building (looks, styles, colors etc.) I should put there to represent our community? Here are some of organization's models that are already there:

🌆 Shout-out to Pat Santiago (who has been on fire recently!) for creating these cool cards for weekly design sync meetings

wen dev sync card?

🌆 CityDAO Citizen Brian Armstrong is helping create a new company in the longevity space. You love to see it!

And for those interested in longevity, check out JAKE’s playlist of longevity-related interviews:

🌆 This is something we can all be proud of:

🌆 Cool video that does an overview of CityDAO

Shout-out to the Youtube account TendieShop for creating this!


🔈Overview of current projects in CityDAO

I’m not going to lie - the CityDAO community is so industrious and focused on building that it is hard for me to keep up. Each week I’ll try my best to give updates on the various projects in development.

Note: there is so much going on that I may miss things. If I missed a project or update you think should be include please let me know! 🙏

Parcel 0 Land Drop (shout-out to the project under this that enables this, the Parcel Explorer!)

Below are the snapshot votes related to this drop. In brief they were for:

Parcel-explorer project

Storefront for ⛰️Parcel 0 sale.

Update: I got the opportunity to test the full parcel viewer user journey last week and I must say, IT IS LOOKING AMAZING! Check it out for yourself in this demo 😉

Can’t wait for this to go LIVE in January!

Parcel 0 sensors (hardware) project

A project to rig up the DAO’s first land parcel with sensors / cameras to provide interesting data from the first land parcel purchased by a DAO in Wyoming.

I suspect CityDAO dev and analytics contributors will be able to have good use for this. Also might connect with the transparency dashboard project and perhaps something related to conservation.

Sobol member directory

a glimpse of people getting setup
a glimpse of people getting setup

Leveraging a tool designed for DAOs to better visualize the DAO in all its forms: member directory, mind-maps of working groups, projects, channels, etc.

Update: Sobol has been rolled out to Citizens. Be sure to check the #announcements channel or #guides to learn about Sobol and how to get setup.

Metaverse land project

Amazon Conservation work

Also, check out the first two messages in this channel (gives a good idea of the wide-ranging skillsets of our community:

Got experience in conservation - from on-the-ground land mgmt to communities and wildlife to higher-level political things and carbon markets

Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish if we ever need any help with local folks 🇧🇷

Update: we’ve got a drone team heading to the parcel in a few days to do some work analyzing the land and doing some film work.

Lots being planned as far as sensors and getting ongoing data on the land. Super excited for this! To give you an idea, here is a quote from this channel:

Hmm i wonder what kind of data budget we'd tally up running the stream 24/7...i think they max out at 20GB

Treasury management project

A proposed management strategy phase 1 for the treasury.

For more info, see the proposal and discussion here:

Constitution / Charter project

Collectively develop CityDAO's constitution (charter).

Charter project

Put the DAO's constitution on-chain.

The dev work on this has been rolling. See the last roundup for screenshots.

Update: Lawyer has asked for a one pager to give more context and help them complete the operating agreement.

Merch project

This is a project to get some CityDAO swag that Citizens and others can have access to. Designs are currently being worked on and also a potential partnership with Metafactory is being discussed.

CityDAO NFT-Museum

a City Museum concept where we showcase significant NFTs.

Update: it’s amazing how many NFTs are being donated! There are plans to better curate the NFTs on the museum website, but also some interesting work around using CityDAO’s crypto voxel space as gallery that Citizens can come visit!

This is an ongoing project and one of the most important within the DAO given our ambitions and having to interface with legacy systems. We have done a lot of lawyer consultations and will continue to work with lawyers, but we’ve also got many lawyers and legal experts in the community - I look forward to their continued contribution! :)

Here’s an interesting framework shared:

City Tour Website (onboarding)

Onboarding site for those first encountering the DAO. Could potentially replace current site.

Update: design hard at work on this! Here is a glimpse from the design process:

CityDAO Podcast

Create a podcast that highlights Citizens & related topics.

Oooo this project is really rolling! Multiple podcasts have been recorded. Can’t wait to see this released and out in the wild! 😀

City-bot project

Bot for integrating Discourse forum and Discord to gauge interest on proposals and establish a pipeline for proposal → vote.

Update: currently in testing phase.

IRL-Project

This is a project to help Citizens and the larger CityDAO community get more IRL meetups up and running.

Worth noting: this project will ebb and flow as conditions with COVID change.

Operations project

Level-up our communications and documentation in Notion.

welcome to operations. we typically meet once a week on Monday or Tuesday, but this week we're trying to meet on Thursday. You can join then and we can help get you up to speed. Our goal is to transfer all the energy and enthusiasm around CityDAO into productive capacity and output to help build the City. Right now we're working on creating a pipeline for Citizens to turn their shower thoughts in Discord into actual projects that are executed on. - @ronaldinho

Land-token-standard

Develop a standard for land ownership tokens. Will later extend to more specific use cases such as rental properties and fractionalized land ownership.

This project is currently archived and on hold as consultation with lawyers happen.

Transparency-dashboard

Contract for tracking DAO-owned wallets and transactions. Frontend dashboard for displaying DAO's funds and uses

I love this project.

Update: looks like there is work being done here and with business-ops to ensure taxes, etc are handled correctly.

Dev processes

Establishment of best practices and assisting the various teams in operational efficiency.

Land-focus: Project-2 ideas

Developing ideas for the DAO’s next big project.


🎤 Overheard in CityDAO

Random lines taken out of context from the CityDAO community

"Democratizing and digitizing physical assets since 2021" love that

Such an energizing start to my day to see shared enthusiasm and patience for what this community is trying to unfold together.

So looking forward to seeing CityDAO grow

Oh nice, didn't know that there are so many Germany here. Will be in touch next time I'm in Berlin 🙂

in zoom link im in miami

Combining the metaverse with physical realm I think would be nice and the logical next step after metaverses are populated

staying this much in ETH is very much temporary as we arent a trading daoI am very much aligned with that. A friend of mine had raised $50m in ETH late 2017. He ended with $10m in 2018

And 100% would be awesome for in-person citizen events w a free-to-join metaverse event."

What I’m most impressed about with this project is the willingness to take action.It takes a lot of courage to be the first! So good job to you all of you

it’s crazy how many people from all around the world are in here now!

Starting late December I will be in Virginia. Hope to meet up with some of your east coasters soon. Bummed I didn’t make it to any of the LA stuff but someday we will all meet at some cool global Summit on CityDAO land in one of the very first Crypto cities

Im not a citizen but can i still participate i wanna be apart of this history too if i can i would like to donate this NFT to the museum so i can be apart of history along with my favorite artist

Yes I have contacted core team at IoTeX and is ready to support dev for connecting to blockchain. We need to have a first kick off meeting to list down the items, scope, tasks delegate, execution plan, etc

I am happy to be from citydao 🔥

thank you for your previous help, recently I've notice citizens are interested in testing environmentally/agro-technology city tests, would like to know if there is a way to test and collab with community maybe in metaverse. We can find these discussions in research channel🙏

Where can I can get one of those cool CityDAO flags I can take a picture with in Tel Aviv? 😎

Sensera Systems just called, they are sending over a quote for two systems types to compare. Great conversation, will reply with the info asap.

City dao is love. CityDao is life

I dream of living in Wyoming with low tax and a bunch of like minded people in a place we built to meet our needs instead of one that we conform toare we actually going to be able to own physical land in WY as an NFT!?!?!? this is what I've been dreaming of

I have done a french traduction of the Constitution

Hmm i wonder what kind of data budget we'd tally up running the stream 24/7...i think they max out at 20GB. For their prepaid data plan

Coin Desk's Nathaniel Whittemore with a "Breakdown" podcast this morning on "Can DAOs be a 10X Improvement for Fundraising?"

They all have very brave urban visions for future cities. Hope our community could develop our own version

the real question is do we host is on American or canadian side?

"Thank you for your kind reply, would love to organize this, this is aligned with my research and teaching, and I have a group of architect/professor friends who is working on related topics.

For lectures/workshops we could first make a channel, make polls or votes to collect questions and identify primary concerns on city design of our DAO: ecology, logistics, technology, blockchain etc.  Then we could deicide a theme and curate the workshop/ invite suitable people to deliver the lectures. After this, we could work together and produce a introductory/entry level guides for our DAO's city design/ research pamphlet for public review.  According to our guideline/pamphlet, we could start to experiment on building the city in metaverse.

If we can attract more community members to involve, I believe we could produce some very innovative works since we already have so many talented members from many different areas with different expertise."

I decide to remain anon, you can find my recent threads on these topics, will continue to publish works via twitter and collab via DAO.

HEY EVERYONE: If you were planning to come to the NYC CityDAO meet up please note that it has been POSTPONED due to COVID concerns.

🐦 Tweets we love

🎨 Memes to go

📚 Past CityDAO Community Roundup articles

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