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. 🔥
🌆 HERE COMES THE CITYDAO BOUNTY CONTEST! 🎊
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
🌆 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 -
December14 - Founding Citizen NFT sells for 34.8 ETH
December15 - 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