Enter the DAO ecosystem

DAO’s ecology I

(These are some rough ideas, we will expand in future posts)

By integrating the primitives of DeFi and NFT, DAO has entered the mainstream of Web3, DAO has emerged from the underground and has begun to develop into a beautiful emerging ecosystem. We have seen many organizations pushing for their own decentralization, from DeFi agreements to NFT platforms, to investment organizations and even small cooperatives. It is amazing to see these different groups become DAOs and use multi-signature, token issuance and various governance tools to achieve their goals.

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However, something is still missing…

Many of these DAO projects have built amazing products and strong communities, but this still mainly occurs on isolated islands-there is often no large amount of interaction and collaboration between multiple DAOs or communities. In order for DAO to truly completely change the way we work and coordinate, we need a fully interactive and collaborative DAO ecosystem.

Too big to fail?

One of the most observable characteristics of the earth’s ecological environment is its ability to generate elasticity, which is achieved mainly by promoting the interdependence network between organisms. Similarly, a DAO with a sufficiently diversified ownership network can discover and solve unforeseen challenges, and can create a good environment for innovation and coordination.

This idea of ​​interdependence is reflected in the control network of multinational companies, which explains the high degree of ownership of companies in the global economy. Interestingly, we might think that a DAO with a diversified ownership network is “too big to fail”, although this phrase should be considered in a different context: it’s like animals and plants depend on each other to survive, but can adapt to imbalances (For example, bison migration due to grassland degradation), a diverse and interconnected DAO will also be able to avoid contagion (crisis spread) because people can move people and resources in and out of the DAO more smoothly, compared to large static companies . This is the promise of DAO2DAO.

DAO’s mesh network

When we talk about DAO2DAO (or D2D), we are not referring to “commercial” transactions or sales like B2B, we are referring to fully composable interactions that lead to new forms of collective creativity, ownership, and coordination.

But what exactly do these interactions mean for the community itself? As a science, ecology is the study of the connections and relationships between various biological communities and their habitats. Likewise, we need to study and understand how various DAO communities can and will interact with each other, and how this will lead to a truly interconnected ecosystem. This analysis method or “DAO ecology” is actually very useful for understanding the health of the entire ecosystem.

Enter the DAO ecosystem

To go further, let’s look at two concepts that may be useful in horticulture (the art of plant cultivation):

  • Germination-Take a bud from one plant and grow it on another plant
  • Grafting-Join two parts of different plants together to form one plant (this can even be two plants of very different sizes)

Interestingly, these operations are very similar to D2D interactions such as token swaps and mergers (if you are not familiar, please refer to the PrimeDAO article above again).

Therefore, what if we redefine token exchange as the budding DAO, and redefine the merged/shared liquidity pool as DAO grafting? Both actions allow DAOs to depend on each other, incentivize consistency and generate mutual support. The result is that these DAOs then grow and evolve together.

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Examples of grafting (ugaoo.com)

When we look at the current “grafting” proposals, such as the merger of Fei Protocol and Rari Capital, or the merger of xDai and Gnosis, what we see is the merger of the two organisms into a whole, rather than the companies that consume each other like traditional mergers Empty shell. These are communities that are being integrated, not employees who change offices and titles. We are more than just employees of DAO: we are owners, voters, curators, ambassadors and pathfinders.

Our language should adapt to these characteristics, and comparisons with ecology and gardening are too easy to be overlooked.

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(As another example of DAO cooperation, eSports DAO Blvkhvnd opened their community to KrauseHouseDAO through Discord; they also experienced a budding event (token exchange). Sports? eSports.)

This shows us that building and improving the tools and platforms for collaborative work in the DAO community will have a huge impact and will generate powerful interactions that transcend the industry and unite competitors. When these communities can easily and trustlessly collaborate, coordinate, and negotiate, they will no longer treat project-specific issues as isolated issues, but issues that are resolved together. This shift in perspective is critical to the thriving DAO ecosystem.

Local <> Global

As with blockchain, by default, DAOs can be considered to be global in nature. However, we will undoubtedly see the rise of small DAOs composed of local communities to meet local needs (for example, this itself is very important for the influence and adoption of Web3 in small countries). These native DAOs are like new species that will grow, evolve and adapt to their environment in unforeseen ways. These local DAOs will also become the pillars of their communities and regions, bringing a new paradigm of coordination, autonomy and mobility that was impossible before, and appears in the form most suitable for addressing more subtle needs.

But what does D2D mean for these local DAOs? This means they can more easily connect resources and ideas among other small local communities to achieve various goals. This also means that larger, more global DAOs can contact them in completely beneficial ways, rather than squeeze or dominate (which often happens when small organizations work with large organizations/companies). In this way, the micro and the macro can be combined together without losing the need to pay attention to the micro – or give up.

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New social network

Many people in this field have talked about the need for a truly decentralized/Web3 social network, but we should also consider the role of DAO as the social network itself. In our DAO, we work as contributors and organize for various reasons, sometimes just *vibe* (gm channel, anyone?) When you connect multiple of these networks together, you end up with a healthy Diverse creative and composable ecological communities, supported (and authorized) by encryption.

Enter the DAO ecosystem

Thank you very much to my collaborator Numa Oliveira for helping me accomplish this. Thanks also to Linda Xie, Scott Moore, and David Phelps for their comments and feedback. Please stay tuned for more.

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