Collab19 was built as in an effort to create a better paradigm for fundraising and distribution.
In early March, members of MetaCartel, Abridged and Aragon got together to create a solution to quickly and transparently distribute resources to communities acutely affected by COVid-19. We wanted to develop the easiest way to empower any group of people to collect and distribute resources in channels where coordination already happens.
We first began with a governance token using Uniswap, but quickly recognized the need for a more user-friendly and less plutocratic platform. In response, we created Collab19 using the user-friendly Abridged platform, Aragon templates, and Wyre. This system allows anyone, including non-crypto users, to join a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO), donate funds into the DAO, and then decide as a group how to allocate those funds, all without ever leaving Telegram.
“Big philanthropy is often an exercise of power, the conversion of private assets into public influence. And it is a form of power that is largely unaccountable, often perpetual, and lavishly tax-advantaged… Charity, it turns out, does surprisingly little to provide for those in need and sometimes worsens inequality.” – review of Just Giving by Rob Reich
DAOs are online organizations that provide a way for people to coordinate collective resources in a transparent way.
Collab 19 is a DAO built on top of Ethereum that fights COVid-19.
By creating a decentralized autonomous organizataion (DAO) people from all over the world can come together to fight COVid-19. The Collab19 DAO created a democratic system of participation for anyone who has onboarded via the Collab19_bot interface to vote and democratically decide on how to best distribute funds to people in need.
Join the DAO to help decide which charities to donate to!
|📢||Twitter Announcement - tweetstorm explaining Collab19.|
|📃||Forum - learn about the structure of Collab19 and about the projects that may receive funding.|
|🤖||DAO Page - the Collab19 DAO is built on an operating system called Aragon. See the interface that monitors proposals, membership, and fund distribution here!|
|💬||Public Community Chat - drop in, say hi, and help us fight COVid-19!|