CityDAO Roundup 16: DAO governed cities
Chance Taken
June 10th, 2022

Table of Contents

  1. Community Updates & Showcases
  2. Memes to go
  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. 🏙

🖼 Community Shout-outs & Updates

🌆 CityDAO grants application is now open!

Learn more and apply here:

Huge shout-out to the Grants team for bringing this to life!

🌆 @unhappiimochii recently gave CityDAO a shout-out on a talk she gave

A year ago I wasn’t into crypto at all despite being constantly surrounded by crypto bro housemates who were constantly talking about DeFi and how they are making 20% interest on their staked assets. I remember saying to them '“good for you but wake me up when crypto is actually impacting people on a social level.”

And then came November 2021 and the significance of web3 really hit me like a train. It was when I bought my first membership to a DAO.

Guess what that DAO was? 😁

🌆 Check out the recent CityDAO website update!

I’m LOVING the design shift!

Check it out here:

Also shout-out to the Design Guild and @casey especially for bringing this to life. 🔥


Elmo is back with another banger of a contest - this time to generate valuable bounties to help the project, but also provide more opportunity to unlock the collective talent of the CityDAO community. A glorious combination! 😁

Check out the details in the announcements channel and dive into the mix!

p.s. massive shout-out to @elmo for bringing this to life 🙏

🌆 Journal #3: How could CityDAO use Quadratic Voting?

Shout-out @nick123 for this one!

🌆 Decentralized Work & A Migrating Workforce For Dework - check out the most recent CityDAO pod below:

In the next decade, Lonis predicts there will be more DAOs taking over local government functions.

“The way I tend to think about DAOs is by the degree to which they allow community participation.”

“I would say definitely CityDAO is more on the decentralized side of the spectrum.”

🌆 Introducing CityDAO’s First Academic Symposium

Mission: Bringing together DAOs, organizations, student associations and individuals to present ideas about the university of the future. For more info or to propose a paper, please contact

🌆 The Education Guild is in the early planning stage for writing a book related to DAOs! 📚

Check out this cool mood board as part of the early stages:

p.s. the Education Guild has absolutely been on fire! 🔥

🌆 CityDAO Turkish AMA with Devrim Danyal & Arda Kutsal

I was able to get the play-by-play translation of this one from @Tuncay as we ate delicious Turkish food near Ephesus. Such a joy to hear Arda and Devrim’s perspective. A few highlights that stood out:

  • Arda is so bullish on web3 that he’s raising a monster fund to power web3 founders (I believe I heard around 24 million Euros).
  • Devrim brought forth an interesting thought experiment around DAOs experimenting with global organization and how it could be used in the future ( 😉 👽)
  • İzmir<>CityDAO parcel? Arda mentioned that if we ever move forward with a parcel in Turkey he might be able to connect us with the municipal government in İzmir.

Arda ve Devrim'e zaman ayırıp bizimle tartıştıkları için teşekkür etmek istiyorum. 🙏

You can check out the recording here:

🌆 @DA3VID was recently on @OffEdge’s pod! Check it out below:

🖼 Memes to go

🔈CityDAO so far

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

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