Great to get the discussion started. Things I see in the near future and steps we should take to for DAOstack to capitalize on the opportunities.
- DAOs are gonna experience a surge in interest like a hokey stick in China very soon, it’s the next hype, one of the four western platforms will take advantage of it, rather it be DAOstack first.
- Very soon Chinese DAOs and DAO platform providers will pop up, small and large, the earlier DAOstack enters the market more likely that Alchemy will be gaining traction.
Step 0: Content + meetup / events plan
As a precursor, we need both content and basic community meetups plan.
@Ruby, @bobjiang and a few others are working on important content pieces to serve as first touchpoints for participants onboarding and general exploration.
We’ll need to manage dedicated WeChat channels + Huodongxin (meetup/events hub) and other channels for all that.
Step 1: Meetups + hacks
Meetups / Gatherings:
- DAOfest December in Shanghai, Duncan (Denghui) will be able to roll it, he is running our regular meetups in Shanghai.
DAOfest event in Shanghai in conjunction with PoVConf as per @Felipe great format would be great as it should attract KOLs / investors who are attending the conference.
- Crypto community meetup tour in major tech hubs
@bobjiang, myself and Jessie can do it
We should work on an introductory meetup format to deliver in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hong-Kong, Taipei, Singapore.
(Timeline: November / December)
#Blockathon DAO / dHack
After the meetup tour warm up, a hybrid in person / online hackathon using Alchemy + educational tech content and onboarding campaign bringing in relevant community partners, other crypto project partners, exchanges, etc. Core DAOstack team (Matan + Adam) appearance, CEO and CTO titles visibility is very impactful in China, it will set the right tone for event to attract investors, media and quality devs + entrepreneurs and signal to the community DAOstack really cares about the China market.
We can start without translating Alchemy, however if we do translate Alchemy it will surely help get more engagement.
re the questions @papa_raw why would the Chinese community care about DAOs, there are many reasons and I’ll list some that should give some clarity:
Savvy people in China picked up DAOs are hot in the west and they want to be informed but didn’t have the chance yet.
There are OG investors, entrepreneurs and devs who are into DAOs from the old days of TheDAO and before, they will have the opportunity to get out of their caves and land into the DAOstack ecosystem.
The way people will play with DAOs may not be necessarily identical to how people play with them in the west, we should be prepared and dynamic in our responses and expectations, one sign we’re doing good work in China would be that scammers will find ways to use the DAOstack brand, clone the ideas / platform and launch their own Alchemy / DAOstack equivalent. We’ll have to move fast to harness it for DAOstack’s favor.
We are gonna be careful to make sure non of what we’re promoting is sending the signal we preach democracy, radical social movement or get rich quick schemes, this will guarantee troubles, we’re there for tech and innovation.
For this effort to be worthwhile, we’re gonna have to be prepared with a support team. Not everyone has to be full time on that project, but there will be significant load of work, this is akin to sending DAOstack astronaut mission to another planet, it’s not just another country. Different rules, different digital channels, culture, The size and speed of this market different.