Aragon Project Updates - September 2021
All the updates from the Month of September
Dear Aragon Community,
Welcome to the Aragon Newsletter for the month of September. This month we have been extremely busy helping organise a Global hackathon, Launching the Aragon Network DAO and helping train up the guardians of Aragon Court.
First of following the multichain deployment of polygon Aragon Client on Polygon in August we have now seen hundreds of new DAOs launch in the past four weeks. The cost reduction has opened up DAOs to all communities with DAO deployment now costing bellow $0.1.
DAO Global Hackathon 🖥️
Aragon is proud to be co-organizing the DAO global hackathon which will be running for 7 weeks from the 25th of October until 13th of December, find out more here ➡️
The DAO Global Hackathon is a virtual sprint to build governance primitives, sponsored by leading DAO Infrastructure providers. Resolve technical limitations of the existing DAO tooling (Hackathon Part 1) and be free to build the next frontier of coordination primitives (Hackathon Part 2).
Check out all the partners involved 👀
A combined prize pool in value of +$100k, will be distributed among selected winners across the tracks.
Aragon Network DAO
The Aragon Network charter has been put to a vote and passed by the community. This was the first step in the Aragon Network DAO becoming a reality.
The Aragon Network (AN) DAO - as it will be known - will exhibit a full separation of powers between a decentralized legislative assembly to propose and approve proposals (i.e. Aragon Voice + social channels), an executive process to enact proposals and Aragon Court as the judicial branch to resolve subjective disputes.
We are now running Aragon’s first ever elections process for the first three Sub-DAOs.
You can find all the elections currently running bellow:
We are also looking for the Decentralised ID solution to secure the elections process. You can see the teams that have applied here ➡️
Aragon Court 👨⚖️
Aragon Court is running with the first mock disputes having just been completed. This is a critical piece of the Web3 infrastructure and there are already over 170 Guardians judging cases.
Aragon DAO Top Pick of the Month
BrightID🔆 @BrightIDProjectWe just launched the $BRIGHT token, Bright DAO, and $BRIGHT fairdrop and farms pages. Join us! https://t.co/tBGVO282ct ⬇ https://t.co/Bs5jij3usa
DAOs are eating the world, and DAO tooling is accelerating the pace at which Web3's premise can be fulfilled. Join us at DAOTown, the best in-person crypto party in Lisbon where we bring together 500 Web3 enthusiasts of all walks of life together to celebrate the advancement of DAOs.
Join us for the DAO party of the year from 19:00 - 00:00.
DAO News from the Month
Aragon 🦅 @AragonProjectCould this be the Web3 inflection point? @API3DAO are bringing Web2 data directly on-chain with First-Party Oracles and decentralized APIs (dAPIs). How will your industry react when its data is on-chain? Read our latest research piece here: https://t.co/G0y1IYjZjS and comment ⬇️
We now have close to 300 applications for the Aragon ambassadors program from over 60 countries. We have already welcomed Cohort 1 (August), look forward to welcoming Cohort 2 (September) in the coming weeks. and are ready to facilitate the onboarding of Cohort 3 (October)
If you want to learn what it is like to be an ambassador watch back the community call from this month. We also had API3 join us to talk about the launch of their DAO.
Other Community Highlights
We joined API3 to talk all things DAOs, Oracles and Vineyards
And finally watch back Decentralised Monetary Policy for DAOs, with Pietro Speroni di Fenizio
Check out all the content from this month on the Aragon Blog. We have covered;
The Taxonomy of DAOs - From Default Choices to Quadratic Voting: An overview of the voting landscape. Read more ➡️
Choice Architecture & DAOs - The most profound change in governance since Magna Carta. Read more ➡️
What is a DAO? - "It's an organization Jim, but not as we know it..."Read more ➡️
Other News from the Month
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Thanks for reading,
Alex Clay, Head of Transparency at the Aragon Association