Another great episode of the Frontiers of Coordination is dispatched into the ether, this time with Dekan Brown of DAOhaus, Raid Guild, MetaCartel & others. A founding member of a bunch of cool DAOs & a veteran DAOist. Come, hear what he learned!
Wait, WTF is MetaGame?
Hey, welcome 228 new curious octopi joining us over the past week! 👋
For the fresh; MetaGame is a massive online coordination game with the goal of seeking the most optimal ways to play life on a personal as well as the collective level.
Consider it a real-life MMO-RPG & know we’re producing educational content, organizing events, onboarding people into the DAO space & building a network of DAOs as well as an operating system for composable communities & platforms.
Maybe check out the above interview & and cya in there?
Frontiers Of Coordination #11 - 3 Years Of DAOing w/ Dekan Brown of DAOhaus
In this episode, peth talked to Dekan Brown about the challenges, the past, present & future of DAOs, governance & decentralized coordination.
Dekan Brown is a developer and a DAOist. He’s one of 3 founders of DAOHaus & Raid Guild and among the OG members of MetaCartel. His work spans backends, frontends & across the board DAO experiments. This time he shares the lessons and perspectives he’s gained over the last three years working in the DAO space.
"We are basically trying to reinvent the system and get people to think about things differently" - he states. In his opinion, there’s the idea of “digital organizations” but the ideas of decentralization, resiliency and anti-capture are being forgotten.
Reflecting on past experiences, he shares that avoiding what he calls “operational overhead”, minimizing governance and having a high-level purpose are some of the areas for improvement in DAOs.
“What we should be going for is millions of different kinds of sovereign nations where every person is a citizen of maybe hundreds of thousands of other nations and, as an individual, you have the sovereignty to move wherever you want, to use your money however you want and to form in this groups and understand where the publics goods for this groups are and how are you funding them”.
About the future of DAO space, he illustrates his view: “We have this infinite space of value-aligned purpose driven organizations where we can choose to be a part of whatever one we want. We won’t be holding one passport that’s governed by borders; we’ll be citizens of this new DAOverse where we may be citizens of hundreds or thousands of different nations.”
Some of the topics:
Digital corporations vs DAOs
Token holders vs community
Bureaucracy, operational overhead & minimizing governance
Setting a purpose and guiding principles
Periods of reflection and goal setting
DAO purism vs pragmatism
The future of DAOs
Busy weeks ahead!
As we squash bugs, improve things, ship content & relaunch the DAO preparing for the next fundraise starting at ETHDenver (btw, if you’re going, DM @petheth)…
We would very much appreciate help in the form of:
Writing TypeScript to writing Playbooks, all help welcome - offer it here
Or at least nominate us in the DAO Drops pls 🙏🙏🙏
Much love ❤️,
Vanessa & peth