The year 2020 has been an unusual year for many. With an ongoing global pandemic, socio-economic crisis festering around the world causing a shift in many people’s life routines. However, even with these global events taking place the PolkaDAO community still managed to produce great solutions and insights for the Polkadot ecosystem. Within this article, PolkaDAO reflects on the achievements of its members during the year 2020.

After great curation provided by former PolkaDAO community manager Adrien Berthou. I was appointed as the new PolkaDAO community manager by the DAO for the first quarter of 2020. Eventually, this role was…


(reflective) monthly quote:

“All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.

This article is the last community re-cap of the year 2019 and the last one based on the CuraDAO pilot that ended on the 19th of December 2019. So, let’s get to it!

This month CuraDAO has been active on-chain and off-chain let’s start with the on-chain activity:

This month Tiarah de Doelder submitted a project proposal to CuraDAO 🚀. In this proposal, she proposed to create a plant database for Curaçao which will include…


Companies, Caribbean, Decentralization

This article is about how new methods of organizing with the help of Digital organizations (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) can transform the way we currently operate in the private sector. Moreover, it delves into the various centralized decision-making shortcomings mentioned within the Caribbean Blockchain Network DAO viability research report. While these insights focus on curacao, they could also apply to other Caribbean islands and nations of the world.

The private sector generates & manages costs and income by creating products or services for the public. …


(reflective) Monthly qoute:

“It is so much easier to mistake movement with progress”

This is the third CuraDAO community activity re-cap covering the month of October, 2019. During this month there was no physical or digital community meeting. However, some CuraDAO proposals that have passed in September 2019 have been succesfully executed. These proposals were the following:

Runy Calmera’s proposal which passed with 5 members (12.23 % Rep) voting in favor and 2…


After CuraDAO’s first community meetup a second meetup was immediatly organized on the 2nd of September 2019. Where three new visitors joined the dialogue around CuraDAOs narrative and further collective proposal shaping. In the beginning of the meetup the CuraDAO Catalysts asked the three new visitors “why you want to partake in CuraDAO” and “What type of proposals would you like to create ?”, or see shaped by the other community members.

Thereafter, a simplified visual explination of how a DAO looks like was presented by one of the CuraDAO catalyst. …


On August 15, 2019 CuraDAO held its first physical community meetup at Blockchain Labs Curacao. This meetup was co-hosted by the CuraDAO catalyst’s with the aim to collectively continue to shape the narrative and further understand how to use DAOstack’s: Alchemy interface.

“ A social system is defined as the means by which a society organizes itself to facilitate survival, prosperity, and, ideally, peaceful coexistance.” — Peter Joseph

First one of the CuraDAO catalyst’s (R.Russel) highlighted what the current socio-economical state is of Curacao with a visual slide.

Ruben Russel

Socio-economics, DAOs & egalitarian tools

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