1. DAO Introduction
A. It started as a collaboration track under DAO Records and the NxM guild. It quickly shifted gears when learning of each other’s passion for philanthropy and community. A group of artists wanting to help other artists.
C1 released its first AudioNFT entitled “Baboon” and pledged to give 30% of proceeds to help the less fortunate.
The idea was to give other creatives the same opportunity we were provided with in terms of creating art, being taught to navigate an ever changing industry, and earning revenue.
B. C1 Foundation is composed of a dedicated team and blockchain enthusiasts who believe in how the technology can change life and the sociey positively. This has led to creating enormous value to the community and beyond through both individual and collective effort.
Just to mention a few of members contribution:
Dedeukwu Igwe cofounded C1 with JCB. His idea was giving back 30% of proceeds to social good like he has been doing in his web2 career. He hosted the first ever NEAR creative event in Africa hosting SterryO’s album launch on Mintbase marketplace with guests like Osinachi, Hawwal, Larkim, Nima and his team in Osapa London,Lagos state Nigeria and has onboarded a lot of Africans into the ecosystem through the concept of C1TV workshop as a means to support creatives and onboard them to web3. He set up a non-profit digital studio on July, 2021 for artists, registered the start up as an NGO under the corporate affairs commission of Nigeria and hosted events like the C1/NxM Abuja tour which was transmitted to the met averse alongside John x, Sammie, Elkhush, Barr. Joy ( C1 legal ambassador ) and others, he continued to host AMAs and radio shows where he promotes musicnfts from Africa and it’s diaspora. Along the pipeline Dedeukwu connected with Khali of Shinygloves club through JCB and started a partnership with C1 Guild where they deployed 2 classrooms in Jos, Plateau state Nigeria. We are currently planning a partnership with Nftytribe project building on Binance smart chain and our collection with Music feast which will help us set an audio class in the shiny gloves partnership by creating collection and marketing to donors as the targeted market using Fiat currency.
JCB co founded C1 with Dedeukwu. The goal was using blockchain for social good. JCB presented the concept to NEAR Foundation for DAO creation approval, and then coordinated with Rebecca and Chloe to come under the umbrella of the creatives DAO. Since then, JCB has actively been involved in community calls, educating early members of the DAO, IRL events speaking through Zoom to onboarding events in Nigeria, multiple AMAs, coordinating with internal NEAR foundation writers for NEAR blockchain for good week, IRL interviews for the same campaign, built the relationship with Kahli of Shiny Gloves Club and developed the synergies there to form the strategic partnership. JCB continues to find synergies between projects and is currently planning to create a C1 collection on music feast where people can purchase the collections using Fiat currency.
Reespect has been an active contributor to c1 since the early days. Whether this be completing projects, assisting other community members with projects, helping to educate others, and act as a community mod and representative on the NEAR Governance forum.
Blessed Chidiebube was introduced into the Near community on February 8th 2022 through Dedeukwu and has been an active member of C1 Guild, she had utilized her profound social media/ digital marketing and writing skills to help grow the community. She has been the social media manager, marketer, content researcher and creator for the C1 community from mid 2022 till date and looks forward hitting many more milestones.
Mr_Royalty created and organized the first C1 Model contest and holds a free welomed phyiscsical “KNOW MY C1” weekly students’ section.
The CTS (C1/NEAR in the Street) event was one of Sammie’s innovative works which focused on onboarding and discover of talents in the street that ordinarily don’t get attention from people in the web3 ecosystem.
Eric introduced the C1 Newsletter, which keep stock of all the Guild’s activities, including content from other Guilds and Near foundation, and publicizing it. The exposure it gives have also contributed to onboarding of new members and participants of C1 events.
Other category of events have been presented and executed by other members, which have continued to shape the success C1 prides itself for.
The most recent achievement is the C1/Shiny Gloves partnership agreement on education which has given opportunity to both students and adults to understand the blockchain technology and offering them a place of learning and the required tools to us. This is happening in one of the states in Nigeria and will expand to others.
Based on the agreement, C1 Foundation’s sponsorship was used to increase the number of classrooms from 3 to 4, raising the number of students from 2000 to about 2500.
Other achievements include but not limited to the following:
The first C1 Model contest
Supporting creatives on the street
C1 artist showcase in our Cryptovoxels Metaverse gallery, C1/NxM tour in Abuja transmitted to the Metaverse among others.
C1 university outreach in UNILAG, and blockchain club LASU camp at Eti-Osa.
Number of NFTs in mintbase= C1auctionhouse total of 1619 minted/ 145 owners.
Chapteroneguild total of 1529 minted/ 72 owners.
Content and Social media stats (web2/web3), on-chain activity, built dapps (if applicable only)
Instagram= 206 posts/ 427 followers/ 177 followings
Twitter= 339 followings/ 697 followers
Currently built a custom marketplace with Harmonic guild= https://market.c1foundation.io/
YouTube: c1foundation dum_unu - YouTube
Events done IRL= SterryO album launch, IRL class launch in Jos, Plateau state with Shinygloves club, C1 university outreach to UNILAG, C1/NxM Tour in Abuja & LASU and blockchain club LAUS camp at Eti-Osa.
The number of proposals created: 5
There are 4 council including an advisor.
The community has 12 on-chain members on AstroDao and more than 200 offchain builders with 565 members in Discord.
Number of NFTs in mintbase: C1auctionhouse total of 1619 minted/ 145 owners. Chapteroneguild total of 1529 minted/ 72 owners.
Events done in metaverse: C1 artist showcase in our Cryptovoxels Metaverse gallery, C1/NxM tour in Abuja transmitted to the Metaverse, e.t.c.
C1 activities can be classified into the following categories: Charity Organization, Music, Art, Culture and Mixed media.
The impact of C1 can not be understated, from helping other creatives, spreading the gospel of decentralization with much emphasis on Near Blockchain, onboarding participants, creating value through blockchain education to using the C1 Newsletter as a tool for dissemination of information.
Roadmap: Click on the link for info
- Project: C1 Newsletter November/December payment
Expected outcome: Bringing readers up to date by publicize activities of C1, profiling members, NFT releases, tips and announcement from other Guilds, Near info, web3 education and NFT Crypto watch.
Activities & timelines: To be published in April.
Budget: $675 in $USDT
- Project: C1 / Shiny Gloves Club / Everyone Eats Entertainment
Expected Outcome: Create a video NFT for the recording artist ClassiQ. Snippets of the video will be used to market an NFT campaign as well as the complete video being minted as an NFT. The promo material will be shared on the artists social medias which has a reach of over 300,000 people. We expect to onboard users to near through the sale of the NFT via Music Feast. With C1s revenue share for the production of the video, we will work towards developing a music lab in collaboration with Shiny Gloves.
- Project: Art material for Shiny Gloves Club
- Project: Onboard and Cohost NftyTribe’s exhibition
- Project: Creative Marketing.
DAO’s objective: To create opportunities for the less fortunate, by providing the tools needed to create and revenue sources through the blockchain and NFTs.
Community or the team members’ role: Community’s role is to help other creatives and support their works, creating awareness of blockchain as well as web3 education.
Members play diverse role which unite to produce a common goal, making it possible for C1 to achieve it’s objectives. Please refer to members contribution stated above already.
Total request number: 3285 + 1500 for the council
DAO on-chain address (target wallet): c1foundation.sputnik-dao.near