FF DESK - EDITION 54

Welcome to the 54th Edition of the FF Newsletter

In this edition:

▹ Team updates
▹ FF Treasury Diversification Round
▹ Ephemeral NFTs by Julien Genestouxx
▹ Zodiac - DAOS Extension Pack by Gnosis
▹ Coinvise launches V3
▹ The Economist on DeFi
▹ Nichanan Kesonpat w/ The State of The DAO
▹ Opensea Inside Trader "Incident"
▹ ... much more

Plus: What’s Poppin' / Market Pills / Trading Drops
 
Let’s get into it.

FF Treasury Diversification. We're taking this DAO thing to the next level… excited to announce that Forefront has raised $2.1M to make hires, build product, and continue to develop the "port of entry" to web3. Hop in the Discord if you’re interested in getting involved! WAGMI

Ephemeral NFTs. Julien Genestoux, founder and CEO of Unlock Protocol, explores the potential of time-based NFTs. The potential is endless: aging Bored Apes, games with an expiration date, and more. Ephemeral NFTs could be the next frontier after the current pfp wave. FRESH NEXT TAKE 

Zodiac by Gnosis. This week, the team at Gnosis announced Zodiac, an expansion pack for DAOs. With Zodiac, DAOs can enable cross-chain bridges, siloed permissions, time-blocks, and more. Additionally, dozens of teams are building on top of Zodiac as we speak. ALIGNED MODULES 🥞

DAO and the Promise of Utopia Feat FWB. Looking for a comprehensive deep-dive into the past, present, and future of FWB? Look no further. From a token-gated Discord to the cutting-edge of digital-native cities, FWB is changing the game. FANTASTIC TAKE 

The State of DAO Tooling. Nichanan Kesonpat from 1kx wrote this amazing breakdown of DAO tooling. The piece serves as both an exploration of DAO organizational design, and then digs into the current tooling to serve each branch. Every DAO operator needs to check this out. INSIGHTFUL

The McMansions of the Internet. Jarrod Dicker and the Dark Star DAO explore NFTs as cities. If purchasing an individual NFT in a collection is like buying land in a city, what does community building look like? How do we build valuable, productive neighborhoods? Dark Star explores this and more. WEB3 RAILWAY THOUGHTS 🛣

The Eightfold Path to DAOism. There’s a lot of talk about what makes a DAO a DAO. The team at Orca Protocol takes a shot at a clean and concise answer. This essay lays out eight traits of DAOs, from "humans at the edges" to "internal capital" and "governance." TAKE NOTES

The Beguiling Promise of Decentralised Finance. The Economist did a deep dive on DeFi, and it’s… skeptical. "The crooks, fools and proselytisers are off-putting. Nevertheless, the rise of an ecosystem of financial services, known as decentralised finance, or “DeFi”, deserves sober consideration." NEVER TOO LATE 

OpenSea’s Product Chief NFT Accusation. OpenSea’s product chief is no longer working at the company after being accused of buying NFTs before placing them on the website’s featured slot on the homepage. While the story has yet to be confirmed, it raises a much wider question of where the line must be drawn in a decentralized ecosystem. NGMI

What’s your favorite story this week? Let us know on Twitter

Jenil from Coinvise

Coinvise introduced V3 with a new dashboard for managing community tokens & a set of tools to airdrop, design vesting schedules, and bounties. An activity feed, profiles and social token portfolio to showcase your ownership in communities are also introduced in V3.

David from MintGate

We are developing a new whitelabel product. Create your own MintGate experience, personally branded, and bring it to your community. Contact us at partnerships@mintgate.io.

FF Team

Busy week for FF as we wrap up our diversification round. Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to this point, and to our intire community community for supporting each other throughout this process and bringing us to this point. Time to build is now, come help us build the port of entry to web3.

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▹ Recap - The MCON Experience by DAOly
▹ Read - Minimum Viable Participation in Crypto
▹ Release - Coinvise V3: Communities with Superpowers
▹ NFT - NFTX NFT Marketplace
▹ Listen - Loot Panel on Bankless
▹ Watch - Jihad on MCON - Forefront
▹ Report - Companies Shaping The Metaverse
▹ Opinion - NFTs in the Music Business
▹ Drop - Christies Upcoming OG NFTs Auction
▹ Raises - Audius Raises $5M from Music Giants
▹ Interesting - SuperRare Space Race 1
▹ Guides - How to join a DAO
▹ New - BrightDAO & $BRIGHT
▹ DeFi - Sushi and the Founding Murder
▹ Techy - Uniswap launches Auto Router
▹ Research - NFT Martingale Shares by Paradigm

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