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IOTA DAO Pioneers – Session One – Nov / Dec 2021

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IOTA DAO Pioneers – Session 1 recording 12/11/2021

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The recording of our DAO Pioneers learning circle Kick-off meeting.
We introduce the concept, visions, and goals for the coming weeks.

Introduction: Welcome to the IOTA DAO Pioneers learning circle! 

First of all, thank you all. So much interest in the topic is great to see and gives us confidence that we can achieve great things together! So give yourself some kudos for being part of this!

We have set this up to give our first round of interested DAOists in IOTA a way of preparation, learning, and understanding the basics and tools that are needed to successfully start and run a DAO on IOTA. We hope that some of you will start their own DAOs together with us and we will all together be able to learn from these first DAO prototypes to develop an amazing DAO Framework for the IOTA Mainnet.

We have opened a #iota-dao-pioneers channel in the IOTA Discord, where we can chat about this course. You all will get your “DAO-Pioneer” role and gain access to this channel.

A reminder: You will be sent prep tasks at least a few days before each Friday session (allow 1 hour), and homework at the end of each session (allow 1 hour). To get the most out of the course you should also set aside at least 2 hours per session to go back through the notes, read some of the links provided and make sure you’ve understood everything we’ve covered. So that’s a minimum of 6 hours per week for maximum benefit (1-hour prep, 2 hours live, 2 hours revision, 1-hour homework).
Additionally, Antonio and Holger will try to be available every day for a minimum of one hour (Antonio European time zone, Holger American evening/Asian morning) for a casual collective learning chat where we can explore some of the content we provide in the links here together.

The first hour of the Friday live sessions will be used to underline some of the key points from the preparatory reading/watching, as a tour towards the rest of the notes from the session, and sometimes to go live, do some demo usages of tools. 

For this first session, our approach is to provide you with a “map of the territory” along with a ton of high-quality content, and then leave it up to you to pick which areas you want to go into deeper. We won’t have time to cover everything in detail. We suggest you use the 2 hours revision time to read more about anything you found particularly challenging or interesting.

Go to learning materials, then return to this page for a review of below links shared during online discussions.

Additional References and Comments Shared

Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill; DAOs are essentially massive master minds, where different people with different ideas and opinions come together and work towards a common goal. @kurazav#5592

I think this web3 / DAO movement will have a huge impact on society in a couple of years. If we can find and develop a better and more fair system of participating in decisions, and more and more people use crypto, it is inevitable gonna be a disruptive force that challenges a lot of “traditional” processes. We are part of the first roots of such a movement here. I don’t say we will start revolutions here, but usually better, easier processes will get adopted in the long run. @ Holger / Phylo [IF]

Gamification to improve our world

gonna leave this here as extra information about game theory, I’ve been reading this guys book, totally recommend it @Manuel .#3735

Santiago Siri : Universal Basic Income with Proof of Humanity

I’ll provide an introduction to the Proof of Humanity protocol developed by Kleros and Democracy Earth and how it enables a Universal Basic Income economy that is able to subsidize gas for ethereans.

I found this also super interesting, expanding the topic a bit more and going into UBI, any thought on what he is talking about? @Manuel .#3735

Liquid Democracy

Liquid Democracy: True Democracy for the 21st Century, by Dominik Scheiner, Nov. 23, 2015

Liquid Democracy: Potentials, Problems, and Perspectives, by Christian Blum, Philosophy, Rutgers University and Christina Isabel Zuber Political Science, University of Konstanz, published in The Journal of Political Philosophy, © 2015 John Wiley & Sons Ltd, pp. 162 – 182 @TonyO2#6296

List of DAOs in Manifesto Channel

Author: @dumdave (Iota Discord)
In short, it is essential that the DAOs that are set up to manage aspects of Shimmer’s care are well structured and protected against the less scrupulous. This is a working document, intended to be updated as events evolve. It examines likely DAOs and their structures – and will also politely point out weaknesses where it finds them in whatever proposals are currently under consideration. It will furthermore reflect responses from community members made particularly in the Iota Discord channel called “Shimmer DAO”.

[DAO Food for thought] (Future) Voting, WoT, Proof of Humanity credit to dumdave#5233, DAO Pioneer, IOTA Discord

By IOTA community member dumdave#5233, DAO Pioneer. This discussion is taking place on the IOTA Discord in the #governance-discussion channel about avoiding ‘1 Mi = 1 vote’, relevant mostly to future discussions on Proof of Humanity. Join dumdave and the rest of the community on Discord for further discussions and refine this idea.

DAOS, A Canon – Future

Curated resources for those seeking to understand, build, and otherwise get involved with decentralized autonomous organizations or DAOs

How to Build a DAO in 10 Days

A case study on how Constitution DAO formed, raised $48M+ in ETH, and almost bought the U.S. Constitution. Plus, some thoughts on the future of DAO tooling and governance structures.

Bright DAO is here!

BrightID is a public good that exists for the benefit of humanity. It is a nonintrusive, decentralized, open-source technology seeking to reform identity verification–and thus lay the groundwork for a free and democratic society.

BrightID is a social identity network that allows people to prove to applications that they aren’t using multiple accounts. It solves the unique identity problem through the creation and analysis of a social graph.

What I Wish I Knew Before Talking to Lawyers about DAOs

Disclaimer: In no way should this be construed as legal or tax advice. Unless you enjoy being subpoenaed, you should definitely talk to a real lawyer ASAP.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent dozens of hours talking to lawyers and getting actual legal advice, and the only thing they all agree on is this: DAOs are a legal grey zone. There is no playbook for creating a legally compliant DAO, and there probably won’t be for some time yet. Token issuance is itself a murky subject, but when you combine it with decentralized governance an extra dose of murkiness is added. Everyone is just experimenting and waiting to see how regulators react. So take everything mentioned here with a heavy dose of salt.

Two core concepts to mention going into this are Legal Liability and Tax Protection. The first is obvious – if you are setting up a DAO, neither you nor the actual members of the DAO should be putting themselves in any legal jeopardy. The second is more nuanced – your DAO should pay taxes somewhere. If you don’t, your local jurisdiction may come after the DAO itself. If you’re looking to avoid paying taxes altogether, you can stop reading right now.

With the disclaimer and the basic concepts out of the way, here’s what I wish I knew before talking to lawyers about setting up a DAO (go to above link).

Inspiration of DAO Constitutions

BrightID-Constitution on Github

This document outlines the responsibilities of BrightID Main DAO in supporting BrightID’s open-source network on behalf of BrightID Main LLC (“BrightID”) and requirements for its managers.

Ratified by BrightID Main DAO Feb 19, 2020

Legal Structure for DAOs – Proposal for a Roadmap

Node Runner — 11/13/2021
Dear pioneers, in case anyone is interested: Attached is some food for thought, exploring potential structures for DAOs from a legal perspective. I hope someone finds this useful (if so, an extended version may be published at a later stage as a legal blog post or in some law journal). I guess that legal issues will be touched upon to some extent by @Holger / Phylo [IF] and @Λntonio Nardella [IF] – #49 in one of the future sessions? In case of any questions or comments, please do let me know (and – as always – do not shoot the messenger).