MoonDAO is incredibly lucky to have such a talented and faithful group of people that have been through thick and thin, and I’m honored to be elected the first leader of the DAO. I can look at every individual here and say with confidence that we would not be here today without every single person who has given us a unique perspective and aid in crucial moments. Although I’m honored about the outcome of the election, there are a lot of things on my mind in accepting the position and what it means for MoonDAO. I’d like to paint a picture of where we’ve been, where we are today, and where we’re going together.
My aim is to recount some of the stories, achievements, and lessons we’ve left behind us, and illuminate the path before us to hopefully dispel some of the shadows that cause people uncertainty or worry, and restore the faith that comes with certainty in our Mission and Values.
I’d like to break things down into three categories of experiences: Crypto is the wild, wild west with the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The Good are the amazing achievements and community we’ve cultivated so far, the Bad are the setbacks we’ve faced and criticism we’ve received, and the Ugly is the dark underbelly of crypto that needs to be addressed.
Then I go deeper into why MoonDAO is here, how MoonDAO’s mission is realistic, what specific problems MoonDAO is aiming to solve, and going deeper into our solutions and what we’re building next, all within the context of our accelerated timeline for lunar settlement.
I try to address all the questions that I get about MoonDAO here, and reading it back now, I think it’s the most important piece of writing I’ve done for MoonDAO, being the culmination of nearly two years of conversations with the community about the path forward for MoonDAO.