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How Bankless DAO uses Badges for Membership Levels

January 11th, 2023
Bankless DAO is the decentralized organization leading the charge in the mission to onboard 1 billion people to crypto. With a strong community of over 29,000 Discord members, 13 Guilds, and 5,900 token holders, Bankless DAO is at the forefront of the decentralized movement.
Publisher Avatar Otterspace
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Recontextualizing DAOs: The Case for Developer DAO

December 29th, 2022
A framework for redefining the model of Developer DAO — by combining decentralized and centralized systems in order to cultivate a cycle of value across Web3.
Publisher Avatar Zane and Draas
Zane and Draas
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Coopetition in Web3

October 19th, 2022
Have you ever heard the saying “a little competition never hurts” ? While we’ve all been conditioned to accept and embrace some level of competition, cooperation can take us further. Within Web3, we’ve heard the term ‘coopetition’ thrown around to describe how projects are interacting and evolving in the space. There is no doubt that Web3 brings with it a new culture, technology, and business model that disrupts the Web2 ‘winner-takes-all’ mindset.
Publisher Avatar The DAO Kit
The DAO Kit
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Access management without tokens

September 22nd, 2022
Already having shared assets( tokens, NFTs) with your community is cool, but what do you do if you don't have those and still want to utilize web3 technologies for access, rewards, and curation? Guild is here to help.
Publisher Avatar reka.eth
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Cryptoeconomics as a Limitation on Governance

August 11th, 2022
This paper has benefited from generous feedback from readers including Eric Alston, Eva Beylin, Vitalik Buterin, Paul D’Aoust, Joel Dietz, Koray Caliskan, Alexander Lange, Mario Laul, Eugene Leventhal, Harry McLaverty, Auryn Macmillan, Kelsie Nabben, Brandon Ramirez, Lane Rettig, Julia Rosenberg, Sacha Saint-Leger, Jeremy Sklaroff, Lana Swartz, Michael Zargham, and Ethan Zuckerman. I am particularly grateful for the ongoing support of Primavera De Filippi, Morshed Mannan, and Wessel Reijers.
Publisher Avatar Nathan Schneider
Nathan Schneider

On Web3 Membership and Composable Monetization

July 26th, 2022
We’ve seen various combinations of NFT (ERC721) auctions, ERC20 airdrops, open sales of both, tiered access to the open sales, etc. - all under the guise of making you a “member of the community”. Some have worked well, while others have been flaming piles of garbage.
Publisher Avatar Andrew Hong
Andrew Hong

Introducing Web3 Subscriptions

July 26th, 2022
Today, Mirror is excited to announce the launch of web3 subscriptions. This new feature allows readers to subscribe to any Mirror publication with their wallets and receive email notifications when new content is posted. For creators, web3 subscriptions open the door to building a wallet-based community that can be used across web3.
Publisher Avatar Mirror Development
Mirror Development
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Scaling Trust in DAOs: Trustware vs Socialware

June 2nd, 2022
Most organizations run on Socialware - Systems and processes managed by people. We introduce the concept of "Trustware" as an important tool for DAOs.
Publisher Avatar Orca Protocol
Orca Protocol
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Co-ownership as a web3 social primitive

November 13th, 2021
A fundamental premise of web3 is ownership. But ownership isn’t just a technical or financial shift, it’s a shift in how we connect with one another.
Publisher Avatar Chase Chapman
Chase Chapman
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Choosing Optimism

May 2nd, 2022
Web3 is now too large and the stakes are too high to launch on the Ethereum mainnet. The Ethereum roadmap pivoted in 2020 to focus on supporting L2 protocols as the primary scaling strategy. Optimistic Rollups are a type of L2, and are production-ready today. Web3 developers should build their applications on one of these rollups, such as Optimism or Arbitrum.
Publisher Avatar Graeme
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Culture in Progress: Building On-Chain Social Capital

December 1st, 2021
Crypto, Culture, and Society members recently joined a session by web3 polymath Ameer Carter, aka Sirsu, to explore how social capital operates. Using real-world models of collective action and examples of web3 projects that bridge the gaps between social, cultural, and economic capital, he advanced a compelling argument for using blockchain technologies toward attribution of creative works to their creators. Below is a recap and response from our community.
Publisher Avatar Crypto, Culture, & Society Journal
Crypto, Culture, & Society Journal

Key learnings from DAOs

May 19th, 2022
A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) is a group organized around a specific mission that coordinates through a shared set of rules enforced on a blockchain. DAOs themselves are just organizational structures that control shared economic resources and/or protocol rules, and each DAO can be different in how it operates. Some DAOs are private and others are open for anyone to join and contribute. For some DAOs, active contributors can get paid by the DAO for their work.
Publisher Avatar Linda Xie
Linda Xie

Context Disruption

May 23rd, 2022
One working definition of a bull market: it’s whenever we’re celebrating assholes.
Publisher Avatar david phelps (🐮,🐮)(😈,😇)
david phelps (🐮,🐮)(😈,😇)