The DAO ecosystem is growing and continues to evolve. What we are building at Diamond DAO is key to driving sustainable growth/health in the overarching ecosystem. As such, I believe it is imperative to be aligned with those that can help us get from 0 to 1.
When thinking about going from 0 to 1, the concept of incremental advances resonated with me. “Grand visions inflated the bubble, so they should not be indulged. Anyone who claims to be able to do something great is suspect, and anyone who wants to change the world should be more humble. Small, incremental steps are the only safe path forward.” - Peter Thiel
I believe establishing a working relationship in the MetaCartel ecosystem would represent a small incremental advancement in the Diamond DAO journey.
Who are the MetaCartel?
MetaCartel’s mission is to accelerate the creation of Web 3 (through providing grants) with the belief that it will make the world a richer, fairer place. Read more about their values and mission here. Most importantly, and what I think aligns most with Diamond DAO, is that the MetaCartel’s is people oriented and community first.
From a work perspective, I believe the MetaCartel ecosystem (the MetaCartel and those that receive grants) is driving the most innovation within the Ethereum ecosystem.
A few months ago, @amphiboly.eth applied for a grant within MetaCartel (read) for consultations for Polis & MVP content development platform. To my understanding, the application more or less fell between the cracks and nothing occurred here.
Since then, I have had discussions with the MetaCartel about pushing this forward and communicated how Diamond DAO is seeking funding. Per discussions with the MetaCartel community it was suggested that we pitch Diamond DAO on the townhall and position as a research focused grant to provide insights to the MetaCartel ecosystem. I have since adjusted the original forum post to convey this message.
Why should we apply for the grant?
I believe establishing a working relationship and delivering value through our insights to the MetaCartel ecosystem will help Diamond DAO take an incremental step in going from zero to one.
Request for Feedback
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