Anonymous HumanityDAO bridge/Clone

Excuse the lack of too much depth, I just wrote this very quickly

Ethereum ecosystem has its fair share of governance issues.
The latest is EIP-2025

EIP-2025 adds 0.055 ETH per block for 3,100,000 blocks to go to a dev fund. That’s 170,500 ETH. _in other words - Miner tax

A raging discussion was going on here,, that basically descended into various different things but also to a question of signaling and voting on proposals.

One of the proposed solutions is to use coinvote, but that’s just 100% plutocracy.

I propose we clone an anonymous, DAOstack version of HumanityDAO

  • Any addresses approved in HumanityDAO will be able to redeem reputation in our “EIP_Decision_Making_DAO”
  • Since we allow redeeming to a new address this effectively becomes anonymous (unless you can follow it from the contract? I’m not sure)


  • Parameters - Especially reputation score change with voting
  • Adding new HumanityDAO members automatically? with a scheme registrar proposal?

Debates on the proposals, for example on EIP 2025 can be done in the Disqus comment section.


Love the idea @nylon! dOrg is currently working on an Identity DAO (ID-DAO) that would act as a currated list of humans. One could then stand up a new DAO, for example the EIP DAO you propose, and enable anyone who’s registered in the ID-DAO to redeem reputation for voting.


Great stuff. I’m wondering how you can have anonymity combined with HumanityDAO’s (social) proof of existence, unless you use some sort of ZKP.

It’s not enough to confirm that a given address exists in HumanityDAO, it is also required it isn’t used more than once, otherwise the system would be vulnerable to Sybil attacks.

Could you clarify what you have in mind?

BTW I’m not very familiar with HumanityDAO, I just applied to learn a bit more about it :slight_smile:

Thank you!

Cool! What would be essentially the difference between using HumanityDAO vs. ID-DAO?

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The main difference is that the HumanityDAO is a Token Curated Registry, and the ID-DAO will be a Reputation Curated Registry. How this works at a high level:

  • Reputation holders have the option to up-vote / down-vote proposed identity changes (add, edit, remove).
  • Based on their correctness, they’ll be rewarded with both REP and some monetary reward.

I would try to elaborate deeper, but I feel @matan or @orishim could describe the key differences when compared to a TCR better than I.


See Stratis’s post on Reputation-Curated Registries (RCR) for more in-depth breakdown.