Epoch 3 Cohort: 💧 DAO Drops
By Mashal Waqar
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Epoch 3 Cohort: 💧 DAO Drops

DAO Drops is the public goods arm of dOrg, an OG services DAO that builds dapps and other web3 infrastructure.

This interview is a part of our on-going series, where we highlight our epoch 3 participants.

What's DAO Drops?
DAO Drops is the public goods arm of dOrg, an OG services DAO that builds dapps and other web3 infrastructure. The aim of DAO Drops is to Drop open source tools for decentralized communities.

Why should you vote for DAO Drops in epoch 3?

We've got some exciting options for what to do for our third drop - from a privacy-preserving DAO template, to a DAO passport, or even ZK proof of identity base for quadratic funding for public projects.

What will we build next? Vote for us and let us know what tool for public goods that you want!

Your project is interesting because?

Because our team applies our experiences from building edge-of-ecosystem tooling, to deliver tools for public goods that communities can fork to catalyze more innovation and novel implementations of state-of-the-art technologies.  

Cool metrics:

  • Distributed $250,000 to a range of lesser known and lesser visible projects in the Ethereum ecosystem, including individuals.  
  • 57 recipients: median grant size: $3,056 , largest grant: $18,185. Many recipients were surprised to receive funding and it made a large difference in their ability to deliver more public goods.  
  • DAO Drops took retroPGF one step further by assigning the responsibility of impact evaluation to thousands of pseudonymous addresses based on past on-chain activity. - You can read the full DAO Drops Round 1 Report here.
  • Our second Drop enhances the allocators’ addresses list with more suggestions from participants, and it makes instructions available for you to generate your own list! It also includes a forkable version of pair-to-pair voting, to further reduce the popularity contest dynamic common in retroPGF.

Progress since epoch 2:

We released Pairdrop, a reusable primitive that allows communities to intelligently allocate funds. It is designed to avoid common pitfalls of funding mechanisms like cognitive overload and favoritism, while making the process fun and painless. PairDrop assigns each voter a random sample of the funding targets as sets of pairs (e.g. six sets of two). All the voter has to do is select the more deserving option from each of the pairs and the algorithm handles the rest!

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By Mashal Waqar
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Epoch 3