Doing a little double dipping for today's post. I was replying to a comment on a forum proposal I put up, and though the reply wasn't very long, it did take a bit of ye olde brainpower. Decided to post again here (to save myself... from myself). And damn if I don't overuse ellipsis.
For those of you not in the know, I work with a satirical publication that applies for a quarterly grant from a DAO that I participate in. And yes, I can't seem to not inject a little humor in nearly everything I write for better and for worse.
Question (paraphrased for context): What does the team believe is the connection with the DAO’s mission to the project.
Thanks for the perspective and question! Let’s dive in!
Mission: We will help the world go Bankless by creating user-friendly onramps for people to discover decentralized financial technologies through education, media, and culture.
Laughter has to be one of the most user friendly onramps I can think of.
We are a prime example of Web3/crypto media and culture that happens to present itself through the lens of comedy and satire. We are another layer of the unique content onion that is the BanklessDAO. #Depth
Yes, it would be safe to say that a good portion of our audience is well informed about Web3, and that we produce almost exclusively ‘industry jokes”, but who is to say exactly how well informed they are and in what areas.
We are settlers heading west, as we often hear, but it is not just about heading west. It’s also about giving settlers another reason to stay through the good times and the bad.
We would also say what we are doing is much larger than the perceived immediate audience, as we can start talking about narrative, network effects and mindshare. Everybody knows somebody who knows somebody who knows Kevin Bacon. And now Kevin Bacon is more curious about crypto because he was recommended an article goofing on Keanu Reeves that was minted as an NFT. Next thing you know, Kevin Bacon is taking courses over at Bankless Academy. What’s up, Kevin?
Bottom line, we are providing another way for people, both industry vets and crypto curious alike, to discover and enjoy this wonderful new world we are exploring and experimenting in together. Is that not in line with the mission and vision?
We exist to help the industry not take itself so seriously.
But we also exist because we do take it so seriously.