Introducing: MetaPortal DAO
A research DAO focused on governance and token value accrual design for crypto games
MetaPortal initially emerged from DFC and AG working together on the Metaverse Index as part of the Index Cooperative DAO. So far, we have focused on building two index products, the Metaverse Index and the MetaPortal Gaming Index. In addition to managing the indices, we produce written content (deep-dive research, macro pieces, weekly gaming roundup, etc.), work with PrimeDAO on rating Metaverse projects, and occasionally make angel investments across the space (Alethea, MetaMundo, etc.)
With MetaPortal DAO, we aim to evolve MetaPortal into a research DAO focused on governance and token value accrual design for crypto games.
Vision for MetaPortal DAO
Our vision for the DAO is heavily influenced by 1kx’s Service DAO model and the premise that capital in crypto is effectively commoditized and that, in some cases, Service DAOs might be a better source of funding, domain expertise and value-add than traditional VCs.
MetaPortal DAO aims to be a world-class research DAO focused on designing decentralized governance and token value accrual models across the gaming ecosystem. We intend to bring in a curated group of focused, high-impact contributors, initially keeping the core team rather small.
While our primary focus will be the advisory work with gaming projects, we also envision building out internal analytics capabilities as a core part of our mandate. Analytics can help identify areas of improvement within existing gaming ecosystems as well as provide valuable information for the design of new ones.
Over the last couple of months, we have been working closely with 1kx on bootstrapping the MetaPortal DAO and sourcing initial advisory engagements. They will continue to be involved in a part-time capacity as we get up and running, eventually shifting to a more of an advisory role.
Some of our work so far
Problems we want to help solve
How can virtual economies better scale governance?
Which coordination models can we apply or design for game governance?
How can virtual economies establish more effective governance?
How can virtual economies better reward community contributions?
How can virtual economies improve value accrual?
How can virtual economies better bootstrap initial NFT / asset economy distributions?
How can games improve retention through token design?
We are looking for contributors
With the launch of the MetaPortal DAO, we are looking for contributors:
Researchers interested in
Solving community governance at a scale
Exploring new token models and value accrual mechanisms in crypto gaming
Discord mod (lol)
Any general loveable nerds who have been playing games for the last 20 years and want to help build the future of crypto gaming.
Apply here to express interest in contributing to this DAO.
In the meantime, jump into our Discord.