Making this issue more meta, let us treat you with a nice post by our friends, World Peace Gang 👇
Ukraine & DAOs
The news about the invasion hit hard. A week later, the world is still processing the full consequences of this aggression, but one thing is clear:
This is not just about Ukraine.
Putin’s international-law-breaking geopolitical move shows that imperialism is not dead and the fragile peace among nations is all too easily broken. It is up to us as global citizens to use information technologies as weapons against this aggression and disregard for human life and human rights.
But “what can I, a mere citizen, do about this?”. What do you do when you feel you have to do something but you feel impotent in front of the immense power that world leaders have? It seems like the game is rigged and the players are too powerful.
Yet, there is hope!
The potential of web3 technologies to empower people has been overshadowed by money-grabbing schemes and media hype. Behind the veil, powerful tools have been maturing to offer new ways for everyday citizens to have impact on the world at large.
Immediately after the news of Russia’s invasion, people of web3 mobilized with the creation of DAOs to support Ukraine. The response fast, with DAOs such as Unchain raising close to $1,3 million in the first day! While spread of the word was facilitated by skillful use of web2 platforms - crowdfunding as well as coordination, transparency & trust in desired spending of the funds is enabled by web3.
Seeing the response begs the question; what else could web3 communities do?
If DAOs had the tools and momentum they have today, could they have also provided support to the millions of displaced Syrians?
Could Syrians themselves have used them to fund & build new settlements?
Could DAOs organize diplomats?
Would approaches such as Token Engineering which design token economies to align incentives & support public goods, also help in de-escalating conflict?
Could the use of decentralized infrastructure help disempowered citizens to communicate & coordinate under censorship & bans?
It’s this kind of worry and curiosity that each of us engaged in web3 will have to entertain in this historical moment of crisis. We should act with urgency for the present & aim at creating more anti-fragile social conditions & coordination mechanisms for everyday citizens in the future to take action & change the course of history.
Organizations providing aid right now
The attempts started with just a handful of members in Telegram chats and “word-of-mouth” through Twitter with a slew of attempts forming. These soon coalesced into bigger and more focused organizations with thousands of members and volunteers. At the moment the biggest attempts are Unchained DAO and Ukraine DAO.
A DAO organized by our friends from Atlantis World among other prominent web3 people to provide non-lethal humanitarian aid for Ukrainian civilians. It accepts payment in a number of cryptocurrecnies beyond Ethereum and Bitcoin including Polygon, NEAR and Avalanche.
Finding transport in Ukraine for refugees.
Finding shelters in Poland.
Twitter | Telegram | Discord
A new initiative by Pussy Riot, Trippy Labs and PleasrDao to raise funds using Ethereum NFTs to support Ukraine after the attack by Russia.
It accepts payment in Ether.
Donate funds to Ukrainian civilian organizations.
Support the Ukrainian resistance against Russia.
NFT Bid Site | Twitter | Discord | Contribution Form
Brought to you by another one of our friends from Ukraine, Polina.
Remember, just because they don’t have “DAO” in their names doesn’t mean that they aren’t doing great work on the ground. 🙃
Palianytsia Coordination Centre
An ongoing initiative with a supply chain, warehouses & refugee shelters already in place accepting donations in 6 crypto & 3 fiat currencies to scale their operations & help more Ukrainians.
Provide shelter for all refugees + food + psychological help
Provide humanitarian help to those in need
Collect humanitarian aid, food, medications
Organize and conduct civil patrolling of the streets
Website | Twitter
Support Ukraine NOW
I know you crypto people don’t like being told what to do but it’s literally in the name of the project & I really think you should. Also by our friends & friends of friends, this one is a curated repository of different ways you could help Ukraine.
Things you could do:
Please beware of scams. Trust only the official links provided here or on the organization’s Discord server.
🃏 Season V release
An epic session on the 🏗-builders-guild keyboards has taken the MetaOS Mid-Season V release from development to production — full Ceramic integration for profiles, new landing page, new Seeds page, new guild-join page, and dynamic profile cards with custom blocks. 👀
Meanwhile, vid is making good progress on the Questing system.
Pieces are really starting to come together now, more on MyMeta in the next issue but do know that its about to get adopted & MetaOS as a whole is about to get whole loot smoother! 🙃
Props to the builder crew: dysbulic, tenfinney, Alec, vid, dan13ram, Firat Story, luxumbra, tommymaher15
CrisLeash hosted the first ‘Awkward Talks’ session—read about it on the MetaGame Forum.
Web Three Prophet and UniPuff got started on creating a Well-being survey, aiming toward helping MetaGame members, and Web Three Prophet made a House of Well-being and DAOs pitch deck.
CrisLeash made a start on the Exercise page in the House of Well-being.
joseacabrerav and PiedraDeMar hosted more Fractal Yoga sessions.
Calls calls calls
peth continued hosting Champions Ring calls with Holacratic updates.
vid organised the Questing align call. (See notes on that).
tommy hosted an Alignment Meeting for MetaFest.
Misanth did the last three weeks of Friday Cohort onboarding calls.
See Prettysconeshams’s notes on the Achievement Call.
Anna hosted the Shiller’s Align call (See notes).
Props to vid and simplect for subbing in as impromptu tavernkeepers.
Minting is back OMG
Polimyl, Alec, Michiel, and Luxumbra figured out a solution for the minting issue - and got this month’s distro out, check your wallet!
Polimyl & Luxumbra reverted the Seed contract trasfer bug & Polimyl rented Google server space for faster SourceCred calculations.
vid and Dave made the first version of the Seeds page 👀
Dysbulic did several upgrades and refactoring on the Player Profiles page of MyMeta, through an all-nighter & doing pair programming with tenfinney in the builders dungeon for an ungodly amount of time
Dan13 made the profile blocks modular & added link embed custom blocks.
Alec made the new guilds join page & fixed the onboarding bot.
Alec added a speed increase by optimizing caching for the DAO, Guild, and Player relationships.
Dave designed & vid implemented v1 of the Quests Dashboard
Luxumbra got into the Achievements code with dekanbro.
Given the 3D bits of the new design will take a bit longer, Luxumbra went out & finished the new landing page with the placeholder images 😱
Peep a new design for the Playbooks Gallery courtesy of UniPuff.
Musashi’s Path of the Writer playbook is online.
peth drafts the Path to Sustainability forum post & calls for discussion
Also finished the MetaGame’s Focus Synthesis post
Dave made a series of videos to help onboard new designer players.
peth needs your eth wrote a new version of the Seeds page
Also expanded & reorganised the House of DAOs sections — now with 20 more links for your perusal.
UniPuff got the quest descriptions started with samples and style guides.
Design and artwork
CrisLeash made a poly-Octo graphic.
Beti made Player, Patron, and Rank badges for the Achievements Raid, and a 3D scene for a landing page.
biux worked on the design for that landing page, plus social media banners.
🔥 Get a preview of biux’ work on the new landing page ft. Beti 👈👈👈
roseight wrote show notes & eowulia edited & published two Frontiers of Coordination episodes - Aaron Soskin of Govrn & Spencer Graham of DAOhaus Listen on Anchor FM, and read Rose’s show notes.
peth recorded two new MetaView episodes - one Xavier & Leen, the other with Jordan Hall 👀
Web Three Prophet made a start on collecting information about the MetaAlliance members who will be part of MetaFest’s DAO Job Fair.
tommy and Web Three Prophet confirmed the DAOist workshop, and will give MetaGame some love during the presentation.
Web Three Prophet introduced a new designer (Hi, Cami!) and a technical shiller (what’s up, Anosh).
Anna onboarded a new shiller.
Web Three Prophet shilled MyMeta, MetaMenu, and MetaSys to Request Finance.
tommy talked with project owners about using MyMeta profiles with achievements.
Anna tweeted on a bunch of MetaGame news.
peth needs your eth finished the video pitch for MetaGame patrons. See it on Youtube.
Web Three Prophet made a pitch deck for the MetaFest JobFair
Yep, the fundraise is happening!
If you haven’t already, check this:
Announcement post & the video pitch contained
Check the Seeds page
Some thoughts on the Path to Sustainability
🎩 Open Roles 🎩
The above made you want to jump in & do shit? 🙃
Here are some of the open roles 👇
🐙 Normal Roles
Normal roles are entry level roles that anyone can take on without committing too much time or taking on too much responsibility.
🛠️ Builder - An evergreen role, always looking for more TypeScript & other kinds of builders. Know someone? Bring them? Its you but you got frustrated with stale PRs & bad PMing - give us another chance 😇
🌉 Bridgebuilder - To help with weaving DAO networks & making interDAO collabs happen more often. Ask about it in the #bridgebuilders-guild
💩 Shitposter - Come up with funny tweets & memes to post on twitter, drop in 🐤-tweet-arena
🧠 Educator - Come up with useful knowledge & tips we should be posting from MetaGame’s twitter account, drop in 🐤-tweet-arena
🐙🐙 Deputy roles
Deputy roles are more important, thus come with some responsibility & commitment. You will be working with Champions.
🤑 Rainmakers Guild Deputy - Rainmakers are about saving Seeds from the collapse & helping MetaGamers build through the Winter Season as well as the upcoming many & towards sustainability. Join peth in securing MetaGame’s future & secure yourself a spot in MetaGame’s history.
🙌 Meetup Master Deputy - To help Tommy with organizing community events with the focus on workshops - facilitating knowledge exchange by scheduling workshops based on 🧠-brain-exchange
🎨 Artists Guild - We're trying to make MetaGame into "an intersection of technology, philosophy & art". Well, we need more art! There is no lack of art that needs to be made, just ask about it in 🎨-artists-guild
🧚 XP Fairies - This one's for those who get frustrated with the injustices in the XP system. Sourcecred is great but its not a panacea & there are problems that can be fixed, things that can get balanced! Ask 🤗-innkeepers-guild & help.
🔰 Achievments - Interested in Achievement NFTs? Come, help Luxumbra run the Achievements raid 🙃
🐙🐙🐙 Champion roles
Champion roles are of highest importance and highest commitment & responsibility roles. There are requirements that need to be taken seriously.
🤖 Bot Army - Bot army champion does what bot army champions do - work on bots. The needs for bots are many & varied, there is much to do
🔥 MyMeta Steward - Someone to help manage the product so builders can focus on building - read the full post here
📣 Shiller - Work on the shilling strategy for the MyMeta release, the fundraise & MetaGame as a whole
Note: Interested in any of the above roles? Just start doing them or ask for more info
So, everyone was at ETHDenver?!
MetaFactory set up shop at ETHDenver, Vitalik spotted lurking the storefront.
DAOhaus offers a sneak peak into DAOhaus v3 👀
Panvala announced the start of the Collective Action Passport project. See a replay of the kickoff call & consider getting involved.
The Fireeyes guild DAOfies into Wildfire DAO 😱
Griff Green of Giveth talks about The Biggest Web3 Opportunity That No One Is Talking About at ETHDenver
John Paller of Opolis talks about Public Utility Infrastructure for International Employment at ETHDenver
TokenEngineeringCommons did the final DAO Rewards Systems presentation, summing up the learnings from the Rewards Systems Assemblage.
MetaCartel organizes MetaCron Variant - A Cartel Shindig party in Denver
The Commons Stack podcast hosts social entrepreneur Peter Barnes to talk about “universal property”.
Meta Gamma Delta DAO’s members Anne Connelly and Ann Willmott presented at ETHDenver.
TokenEngineering’s Matthew Slater writes on “Totemomics, hubris, and hype”.
The Commons Stack launches a newsletter.
Keep an eye out for the next issue & more info on MyMeta as well as even more so on the Season 5 closing 👀
Also, looks like Devconnect Amsterdam is about to be the biggest MetaFam real life gathering 😱
Coming to Amsterdam? Let us know.
All other calls as per usual schedule 🙃
HHH & peth ❤️
LOVE IT #TYMED =teaching young minds every day