Decentraland DAO

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What is the Decentraland DAO?

DAO stands for "Decentralized Autonomous Organization". The Decentraland DAO owns the most important smart contracts and assets that make up Decentraland – the LAND Contract, the Estates Contract, Wearables, Content Servers and the Marketplace. It also owns a substantial purse of MANA which allows it to be truly autonomous as well as subsidize various operations and initiatives throughout Decentraland.

Why has the DAO been created? How is it relevant to me?

Decentraland is the first fully decentralized virtual world. It was always part of the original vision to hand over control to the people who create and play in this virtual space. In short – you, the users. Through the DAO, you are in control of the policies created to determine how the world behaves: for example, what kinds of wearable items are allowed (or disallowed) after the launch of the DAO, moderation of content, LAND policy and auctions, among others.

How does the DAO work?

The community will propose and vote on policy updates, future LAND auctions, whitelisting of NFT contracts to be allowed inside the World, Builder and Marketplace, and whatever the community deems relevant. Voting takes place on the Decentraland DAO's governance interface, powered by Aragon.

What kinds of things will you get to determine?

Over the coming year we’ll be scheduling votes to decide on a range of issues, including (but not limited to)

What is the Decentraland Grants Program?

Submit your project through the grants program for the DAO to vote. Grantees receive funding, support and help showcasing their initiative. Learn more about grants.

What about MANA?

MANA has already been fully decentralized, in the sense that the private key that controlled its smart contract has been thrown away

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Security Advisory Board? What’s that?

The DAO is supported by the Security Advisory Board (SAB). The SAB acts as the guarantor of contract security, tasked with the job of providing a swift response to bug reports. The Board will be able to quickly upgrade the smart contract implementation of the LAND and Estate contracts and replace it with a bug-free version upon receiving a responsible disclosure bug report. All contract updates must be unanimous. Comprising 5 members, the Board will be made up of several expert entities or individuals initially chosen by the Decentraland team and later appointed by the community.

How can SAB members be changed?

Members can be changed by the Aragon DAO – a vote must be started to remove or install a new member. This is an action that will involve the community using wMANA. A member of the SAB creates a vote for the community to add or remove a member of the SAB and community members use wMANA to cast their vote. "You can read more about the Security Advisory Board here."

How do I elevate a Vote?

Initially, until fraud risk is reduced to its minimum extent possible, votes will only be created and scheduled by the Security Advisory Board (SAB).