Decentralized organizations enable work to be distributed to the community members instead of being entirely driven by top-down decision making hierarchies. While tokens financially align participants to contribute value to such a network, it is grassroots community leadership and ownership that enables the long-term success of a token network.
Ownership is not fostered through financial incentive design but rather through a long-term focus on community building. Without a sense of ownership, you will struggle to attract the necessary contributors to decentralize different areas of protocol operations, such as governance and working groups, for your token network.
We can think of…
Roles in community building (settler, explorer, planner)
Community building is the process of bringing together people for the purposes of achieving a set of shared goals and missions.
This is mission critical for every token network that intends to be operated by a decentralized community of token holders and contributors.
When hiring for team members to drive community building efforts, there are three general ways to consider candidates:
Communities thrive because of their contributors.
But, people only contribute to communities if they trust that their time and energy are going to be put to good use.
This trust takes time to build and cannot be rushed.
Let’s take a look what the journey of a contributor looks like:
Over time as community members contribute, and are increasingly validated and rewarded for their work, they become increasingly more willing to increase their commitments to the community — whether time, effort, or resources.
And the more their peers give and the more they gain from the community, the more likely…
In this post, we’ll run through the operational processes required to set up a grants program with the goal of rewarding, retaining, and attracting contributors for a token community. Written for community managers.
Grant programs at their core are the process in which community members are able to request resources, funding, and support to work on initiatives within a community.
Token networks require a variety of contributions to function, from:
The core goal of a token community’s resource allocation strategy is to…
From a working group 3 years ago to now, a network of DAOs and individuals, we all have the spirit of the dancing chili in our hearts. MetaCartel stands for a builders ethos for the decentralized web, a culture that will continue to exist long after our DAOs decentralized and fractalize across the ether.
Long live the Chilli, long live the Cartel.
In 2020, despite our setbacks, we were a busy bunch.
Community building is the process of bringing a group of people together to achieve a set of collective goals.
It is a practice that requires different aptitudes. Most commonly we can observe three main roles involved in the community building process:
The settlers of a community maintain a community’s core basic functions and is focused on facilitating steady state organic growth.
This role is what most commonly understand as the ‘community manager’.
We hope you took the time during this recent month to start a new project.
Thank you all to those who helped share ideas, to those who hacked, and to those that helped cross-pollinate feedback amongst the discord server.
Thank you to the sponsors: Avatars, Matic, xDAI, and MetaCartel for funding the prizes and time spent on this hackathon ++ Async art, Ark Gallery, NIFTIES, Sandbox,NIFTEX, MetaFactory for your support.
Shout out to the judges: J1mmmy, Alex Atallah, Nichanan Kesonpat, Conlan, Lasse Clausen, Jiho, Drew Harding, and Nathan.
An initiative proudly created by 1kx.
A protocol layer that…
Thank you to everyone who hacked, shared ideas, and jammed in our discord!
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The overall theme for judging will be focused on how well projects leveraged composability to build something new and interesting.
The main hackathon prizes will be judged by our judges and each respective bounty judged by the bounty creators (Avastars, Matic Network etc.)
Start date of hackathon: 8th Oct. (Today)
End date of hackathon: 27th Oct.
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Big thanks to Matic Network, xDAI, Avastars, MetaCartel