The Open Web Governance Challenge has been running for 2 weeks, and I’d like to highlight some project proposals. You still have time to share ideas, create a project proposal (
example), form your DAO, and solve real problems!
Projects are due Saturday, June 5 at 5pm EST.
Grand Prize: $5000 in NEAR
Runner Up: $2000 in NEAR
Honorable Mentions: $500 each
Open Web Governance Challenge, hosted by Metagov and NEAR. For the most updated information, please see the challenge portal.
The Metagov SputnikDAO has been created in order to support governance experimentation within the Web3 community and specifically throughout the NEAR ecosystem. Over the course of the challenge, community members will be invited to submit project proposals to the DAO. These project proposals, if successfully passed, will allow participants to earn NEAR tokens …
Each team is expected to give a 5-minute presentation of their projects to the judges on Sunday, June 6 at 10am EST. If you can’t make it, please coordinate with the Metagov council to send in a 5-minute video.
Thanks to the Sputnik DAO community, MetaGov, and TEC!
Sputnik DAO Panel Discussion
Illia Polosukhin (NEAR Co-Founder)
Jordan Gray (Sputnik DAO Product Manager)
Chloe Lewis (NEAR Community Squad)
Max Kudinov and Ravi Patel (Magic Powered Dev Team)
Denys K (Stardust Staking)
Token Engineering Workshops
Exploring Polycentric Governance in Web3 Ecosystems
Cultural Frameworks for DAOs:
Ostrom’s Principles & Governing Common Pool Resources in Web3
Jeff Emmett and Jessica Zartler (Block Science / Commons Stack / TEC)
Livia Deschermayer (Commons Stack / TEC)
Renzo D’Andrea (Platform Design Toolkit / Change the River)
Project title: Sputnik Improvements Proposal
One-liner: A collection of minor improvements for more creative and flexible governance systems.
Challenge area or bounty: “ Better DAO frameworks on NEAR”
Slides: To Be Uploaded
Repo: GitHub - cmwaters/voyager: SputnikDAO contract
Callum Waters (cmwaters.near)
The Sputnik DAO contract provides a solid foundation for the governance of organizations on NEAR. This proposal lists a colle…
Project title: Inverse Space:
One-liner: An artist-owned and curated NFT gallery.
Project DAO: inversespace.sputnikdao.near
Challenge area: the arts.sputnikdao.near mission: cryptoartist community growth initiatives
GitHub - InverseSpace/inversespace-near: inverse.space nft market on NEAR
Max Jackson (mxjxn.near)
Inverse.space aims to be a cooperatively owned and curated gallery.
Current open NFT marketplaces do not incentivize artists to su…
Project title: Stateless Art
One-liner: A cooperative NFT platform
stateless-art-dao.dev-1610115292586-3217148 (deployed on testnet)
Challenge area: Propose your own challenge
Slides: in progress
Repo: statelessart on github
ilan katin (ilan_katin.near / ilan_katin.testnet)
Sparrow (sparrow.near / sparrow.testnet)
Lenara (lenara.near / lenara.testnet)
Serste (serste.near / serste2.testnet)
Mattia Cuttini (mattiac.near / mattiacuttini.testnet)
Prison Art Project of the Americas DAO
Project title: PAPaDAO: Prison Art Project of the Americas DAO
One-liner: Minting, selling, staking and disbursing funds from an agency DAO on behalf of others who do not have technology or access
Challenge area: Experiment with PolicyKit and the Metagov Prototype, propose your own challenge:
Onboarding artists through legal framework and art education program
a. Establishes process and guidelines for minting/selling artwork
DAO Reserve receives funds and notates rev…
Project title: N-ROLE
One-liner: innovating ways to onboard new users
Challenge area: “propose your own challenge”, “social tokens”, “NFT onboarding”
Carl Fitzpatrick (cryptocredit.near)
The N-ROLE project is all about creating the tools needed for mass adoption.
Crypto has hit the mainstream… but it still has a long way to go to reach mass adoption. This project aims to find ways to leverage existing platfor…
Give Me a Hand
Project title : [Give me a hand
One-liner : Fund your creativity in just a couple of taps.
Project DAO : Metagov DAO
Challenge area : Re-imagine the NEAR Community Fund.
alway.near ( Full-stack Developer with almost 5 year experience )
tumyer.near ( Very smart Marketer )
A friendly way to fund your creativity and makes supporting fun and easy. In just a couple of taps. Your fa…
Project title: ¡Blockchain Democracy! A 100% inclusive system
One-liner: 100% inclusive and autonomous blockchain-based voting system
Challenge area: “Propose your own challenge”, “Creatives”
Nicolas Sifuentes ( nicolaselbueno.near)
Fritz Wagner (fritzmwagner.near)
Jose Ortuño (jloc.near)
In general, the most common social criticism of democracy today, between other things, is the lack of power in minorities, important decisions made by not qualified peopl…
Project title: ALAS DAO
Alas DAO will be the driving force and governance structure to achieve our goal:
Attracting donors with innovative technology and social-educational drives.
Project DAO : Metagov DAO , Alas DAO
Torsten Goerke (kn00t.near)
Fernando Bravo (fbravo.near)
Background: Open Guitar
OpenGuitar is a social-educational project to promote computer science learning through an open-source experimental classical guitar, which can be assembled in small workshops. …
Project title: NearPlace
One-liner: The NEAR powered internet workplace.
Project DAO: nearplace.sputnikdao.near
Challenge area or bounty: “Experiment with PolicyKit and the Metagov Prototype” and/or “Decentralized governance through the use of NEAR”
Igor Froehner (igorfroehner.near)
Fernanda Silveira (silveira.near)
The NEAR powered internet workplace.
Pay me to do a little task!
Basicaly, the ideia is for you to give some quantity in NEAR for a de…
Berry Knight DAO
Project title: Berry Knight DAO
One-liner: Defend the creator’s homeland on Berry Club(
Project DAO: Berry Knight DAO
Challenge area: Decentralized governance through the use of NEAR
Berry club has formed a Tragedy of the Commons due to the lack of governance mechanism. A large number of participants only pursue farming bananas and destroy creators’ works, which violates the purp…
Empowering artists through social tokens
The idea is to use social tokens integrated into NFTs to govern a music/artist collective of music labels, support upcoming artists through the recurrent revenue of NFTs as well as to connect visual with audio art.
Once an artist has been onboarded and added to the rooster, the first NFT will be created, which includes not only a song but also a visual piece with a specific social token from the label or collective, with the logo visually integrated.
Creating an app to implement NEAR payments in the physical space & include DAO governance
Metagov DAO 2
Challenge area: “Decentralized governance through the use of NEAR” , “Experiment with PolicyKit and the Metagov Prototype”
Steven Rice (stevenrice.near)
Tabea F (tabear.near)
Juliana M (jmm.near)
Arroz estúdios is a physical non-profit organization located in Lisbon, Portugal, with more than 4000 members. The physical space consists of variou…
Project title: Collective governance of arts
One-liner: Decentralising a label/collective governance with the help of social tokens and NFTs
Metagov DAO 3
Challenge area: “Propose your own challenge”, “Experiment with PolicyKit and the Metagov Prototype”
The idea is to use social tokens integrated into NFTs to govern a music/artist collective of music labels or singular artist, support …
Project Members: Delleon McGlone (Delleon.near) & Spencer Ailts
Creator & Community owned tokenized media content
The Voltron Network (Delaware C-Corp) is the parent company of Voltron, a Web 3 protocol for creating video & audio streaming media.
Creator ownership on centralized platforms is nonexistent and controlled by the companies that run them.
Voltron changes the centralized way into the decentralized way through governance and community ownership. Voltron Token ($Voltron) is …
NFT Real Estate
Kickstarting the NFT-Real Estate during the Open Web Community Conference + Hackathon
Traditional financial banks, securities, insurance and real estate should be applied in the blockchain world.
With powerful smart contracts and decentralization, NEAR is an ideal platform.
Today we mainly discuss the use cases of NFT+ real estate securitization.
We aim to support and grow the NFT-real estate securitization transaction within the NEAR ecosystem.
Extend NFT virtual real estate to the moon, y…
Project title: MeleeDAO
One-liner: A DAO for trustless tournaments in super smash melee (and later every game)
Challenge area: “Propose your own challenge”
Slides: (coming soon)
Repo: (coming soon)
Super Smash Brothers Melee is a 2001 crossover fighting video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the GameCube.
Peer-to-peer tournaments are a perfect use-case for a DAO: Voting…
Democracy for Venezuela
Project title: Democrazy for Venezuela!
One-liner: 100% reliable trustworthy and inexpensive voting system
Challenge area: “Propose your own challenge”, “Creatives”, “Protocol Governance”
A positive impact of the NEAR protocol at the service of the community!
Technological developments transcend when they generate a positive impact on the community, and now we have the opportunity to place the NEAR protocol at the service of communit…
Project title: NEARCH4N (using a 4 for now because I’m planning to upgrade to sputnik v2 soon)
One-liner: Bring NEARCH4N to life through community input and artist commissions. Inspired by the
crypto-currency-girls.com (inactive) and somethingchans.fandom.com
Project DAO: nearch4n.sputnikdao.near
Challenge area or bounty: NFT Onboarding! NEARCHAN will give everyone a friendly welcome
NEARCH4N DAO …
Reimagining the NEAR Community Fund
Project title: Signal Corps’ Reimagination of the NEAR Community Fund
One-liner: A redesign of the NEAR Community Fund’s governance process using quadratic voting and a hybrid [executive + elected] council
Signal Corps DAO
Challenge area: Re-imagine the NEAR Community Fund
Slides: not applicable at the moment
Repo: not applicable at the moment
Hunter Plumer (hunterplumer.near)
Taylor Plumer ( taylorplumer.near)
Brandon Davis (blackdogdavis.near)
Project title: Futarchy
One-liner: Empowering the ecosystem through futarchy. That’s sharing the entire or a part of the ecosystem’s success with the community.
Challenge area or bounty: Re-imagine the NEAR Community Fund
Ivan Molto (ivanmolto.near)
A project focused on re-imagining the NEAR Community Fund empowering the ecosystem through futarchy. That is sharing the NEAR Community Fund rewarding community participants for signa…
Ceramic Bounty DAO
NEAR + Ceramic: Sputnik DAO Bounty
We are so excited to partner with Ceramic Network! Developers building on NEAR Protocol have powerful ways to manage user identities and dynamic off-chain data in their applications. Ceramic, the decentralized network for data stream processing, now supports NEAR wallets!
Ceramic Network provides advanced database-like features such as mutability, version control, access control, and programmable logic. Also, it is the foundation for IDX, the firs…
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