As you may have noticed over the last several months, Layer 2s such as Optimism and Base are experiencing a surge of interest and activity. They're the hot topic of the cryptosphere for a reason; they're reshaping the way we think about scalability and efficiency. The speed and savings in fees from using these networks are substantial, they have already opened the door for creators to build and experiment in new ways. With Layer 2s rapidly gaining traction, the topic of migrating Builder DAO will be a recurring one. Our resident engineers are working on the tools to enable this future but in the meantime, we would love to hear everyone's thoughts in Discord or on Farcaster.
Jord's Residency Pivot
In his recent residency proposal, Jord had initially planned to introduce an email notifications system for onchain DAO activities. However, challenges related to user privacy and overall experience have led them to reconsider. Jord's full write-up on the team's findings can be found here. Instead of pursuing this internally, the team is exploring third-party tools, particularly Senate Labs, which has been successfully adopted by organizations like Uniswap Foundation and Aave. Zaak is in talks with them to potentially run a pilot for Builder DAO.
Shifting gears, Jord's will now be focusing on a promising new feature: a DAO User Dashboard. Many of us are members of multiple DAOs and have felt the friction when navigating to DAO pages manually. Addressing this concern, the team has partnered with a UI/UX Designer to optimize the user experience. A preview of their initial thoughts can be found here. Find the original announcement from the devs in Discord here or here.
Nouns Builder x OP Radio
Nouns Builder was featured in an episode of OP Radio this morning! Follow the link below to listen to the recording of Zaak discussing Nouns, Builder DAO, and Nouns Builder.
There has been discussion about the implementation of partitions within the treasury. This would require proposers to indicate which partition they are requesting funds from within the proposal building interface, but will obviously require debate among the DAO to determine final partition sizes. At first, there will likely only be "soft" partitioning, meaning there will be no protocol change, but before this is implemented we will need to discuss how we want to allocate partitions and what size each partition will be. Please catch up on the conversations at the link above, review the Partitions document prepared by Patti, and then add your thoughts to the thread here.
Builder DAO BuilderBox on TNS
Every week on Fridays at 12:30 pm EST Prof Werder and Toady host BuilderBox live at The Noun Square! Follow the BuilderBox Twitter account to keep up with the latest news. If you aren't able to make it, you can always go back and listen to the recording. Last week's recording can be found here and you can read more about metamonk and soondooboop's DAO Wars here.
Builder DAO Meetings
The weekly Builder Office Hours call hosted by Prof Werder is every Wednesday at 4:00pm EST. Prof will be joined by Patti for an hour so they can answer all of your Builder DAO and Nouns Builder questions! Register your interest in the event in Discord here.
In addition to the weekly office hours, the Builder monthly call takes place on Thursdays at 5:00pm EST, the next call is tomorrow 9/7. Check out the event in Discord here for more details. This past Builder monthly meeting occurred on August 24th, the recording can be found in Discord here.
Public Work Session
Thursdays at 10:00 pm EST is a public work session with Zaak and Neokry. If you have any questions about the work they are doing, ways you can contribute, or even the Infinite Dev Round please feel free to pop in and join them during this session! You can find the latest work session notes and recordings here on GitHub. Details on the next Public Work Session are available here.
Builder Prop House Infinite Dev Round
We're still seeking more proposals for this round! Any and all contributions are welcome, if you need ideas please ask in Discord and I'm sure you can receive some suggestions from our members and resident engineers. If you want to hop on a call with them, check out the weekly public work sessions mentioned below.
For those who haven't heard yet, the round has been funded with 0.50 ETH and 1 Builder token to be rewarded to the first three proposals to meet the round requirements and reach the vote threshold of 54. If you are a developer looking for a way to get involved with Builder DAO this is a fantastic opportunity to show your skills! Check out the round on Prop House here for more info.
Builder Channel on Farcaster
The Builder Channel on Farcaster displays a feed of activity from members of Builder including casts and onchain activity such as auctions, proposals, and votes. You can also now see the DAO feed directly on the nouns.build website by clicking 'Feed' as shown in the screenshot below!
It's a really great way to keep up to date with your fellow Builders! If you haven't created an account on Farcaster yet, please reach out to me or Prof Werder and we'll get you an invite!
The art featured in this week's newsletter was created by myself using the NounsAI playground. If anyone wants to send me artwork they've drawn or generated with AI, please DM me on X or Discord, and I will include your art and a shoutout in a future newsletter!
Builder DAO Fun Fact
Builder token #0 is owned by @ourZora. The founding wallet receives every 10th token as a founder reward.
Nouns Builder Deployed: 108 DAOs Deployed*
DAOs Launched on Builder Protocol: 135 DAOs Created
DAOs income from Auctions: 479 ETH*
Nouns Builder Proposals: 494 Total Proposals (+7)
*Due to changes on Dune Analytics, these stats are not being actively updated. This note will be removed when the latest stats are available.
Built on Builder
This week's featured DAO built on the Builder protocol is Just the Flamingo! Just the Flamingo is a DAO of Nounish Flamingos who have joined together to do something innovative and fun! This DAO experiment was started by our very own Prof Werder. Prof also recently launched BASED MINGOS on Base network during the DAO workshop, you can read more about her experience here.