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Our partnership with CasperLabs to bring performance, scale, and security to decentralized applications, economies, and communities.

Today, we announced a partnership between Metis and CasperLabs to accelerate the development of decentralized applications, economies, and community-based projects.

Metis is a layer 2 open framework for the creation, management, and scale of DACs (Decentralized Autonomous Companies). Metis draws a nuanced distinction between DAOs and DACs, describing the latter as “a subclass” of DAOs. Whereas DAOs focus primarily on matters of governance, DACs are designed specifically to address day-to-day business operation and management. …

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This guide is for first-time users to create an account on the Metis MVP Test net, users can log into the MVP system to

· Create a DAC

· Join a DAC

· Publish a task or claim a task

· Participate in the knowledge base maintenance


· DAC — Decentralized Autonomous Company

· DAC Initiator/Collaborator — DAC Owner/creator/manager

· DAC Member — One who joins a DAC to collaborate

· DAC List — All DACs, both joined and not joined

· Task List — All available tasks in your joined DACs

· My Tasks — Claimed…

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Hi Gang,

After years of preparation, it’s time to unveil the mask of the Metis project.

As we always say, this is the way, the Metis Way. Metis Way is our vision, as well as our mission.

Defi, DApps, Internet Communities, Sharing Economy, Gig Economy, Crowdsourcing, and many more have constructed the world of Decentralized Economy. Blockchain provides the technical infrastructure for trustless payment, but to the decentralized collaboration layer in the community, which comprises the main value creation activities of the Decentralized Economy, no suitable framework existed to solve the trust issue and hold people accountable.

DAO(Decentralized Autonomous Organization)…

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As an advocate of open market and capitalism, in the book The Road to Serfdom, P. A. Hayek claimed that the competition in the free market would be much better than centralized and mandatory planning because he believed the open competition was the only way to coordinate social activities and stay away from the autocracy and manipulation.

I agree with Hayek in the aspects of open competition, especially when you observed and participated in the Defi movement in the market recently, you will understand what the free competition can bring to us. …

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Optimistic Rollup(OR), a promising Ethereum Layer 2 scaling solution, has gained a lot of attention recently with the test net launched and a bunch of industry-leading teams working on the applications.

But OR is still in a small circle of Ethereum fans and Defi degens. We MetisDAO as one of the teams in exploring OR, are quite convinced that OR is the treasure under-hunted. Besides the payment use case, OR can be applied to many other use cases, such as Collaboration Governance, which is MetisDAO working on.

So, we planned an online seminar to introduce OR and different use cases…

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Optimistic Rollups (ORU) is a type of layer two construct that aims to provide low gas and high TPS simultaneously. Readers can read more about the details of ORU here. Earlier, Optimism has already released an alpha version of the OVM and a gamified demo partnering with Uniswap. Things look very promising.

However, when people look at ORU, most of the use cases focus on payments. An article from Kevin briefly studied how ORU can be used to improve collaborations on Ethereum. …

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I guess the first question is, Why? Why should an internet community become a DAO?

If you are not familiar with the concept of DAO(Decentralized Autonomous Organization), please refer to this article from Vitalik for more details.

The pros and cons of DAO

Simply put, DAO is a perfect structure to organize collective activities in the community, especially when most collaborations in the community are conducted distributedly, multi-disciplinarily, in random occurrence, and without a trust basis. DAO leverages Smart Contract on the blockchain to automatically implement contract terms to solve the trust issues. Also, contribution-based incentives can be allocated to activate the community.

However, DAO’s structure…

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In 1987, W. Brian Arthur was invited to participate in a high-profile and very appealing seminar with nine other phenomena economists and ten physicists at a chapel in Santa Fe, where the cross-domain collaborations among these economists and physicists initiated the glory of Santa Fe Institute and Complex Economy.

The origin of MetisDAO

Inspired by what cross-domain collaborations could achieve, Token Economy Institute(TEI) was founded at the end of 2018 in Toronto by a bunch of blockchain fanatics from Canada, the United States, China, and Isreal.

The mission of TEI is to study and practice Complex Collaborations with the help of blockchain and token…

High APY won’t last long, Defi + upgraded DAO is the true future

The farming mania

Have you enjoyed the yield farming in the last couple of days? The price of COMP has jumped from $30 to $340 in just a week. And by supplying token assets on Compound, the lenders(of some tokens) could earn 20%+ APY (not counting the incentives COMP yet).

On Saturday, June 20, Compound has overtaken MakerDAO to become the largest decentralized finance protocol by total value locked according to data from DeFi Pulse. There is over $580M in cryptocurrency locked on Compound compared to $470M on MakerDAO.

Source: the Block
Source: the Block
Source: The Block

Behind the halo


DAOStack, Aragon, Moloch, Colony, Metis Protocol, and the new universe

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Although human kicked off a quite challenging start of the year 2020, for most governance protocols of DAOs, they have made pretty great progress and gained a lot of attractions alongside with DeFi.

It was reported Tim Draper, the billionaire VC who has previously backed Tesla, SpaceX, Coinbase, and Baidu, has bought $1 million valued Aragon network’s ANT token on Feb of this year. And Moloch just launched its v2 and introduced LAO with pure money flowing within its blood. …


Layer 2 protocol to run Decentralized Companies(DACs)

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