This writing aims to introduce what Bu Zhi DAO is, how it came about, what we have planned for in the future and how you can get involved!
Our official mission statement is “Bu Zhi DAO is a collective of builders, creators and investors passionate about advancing Taiwan’s web3 ecosystem and culture“
In more detail, BZD is a Taiwan focused DAO aimed to connect people in the web3 space who have a connection to or are passionate about Taiwan’s web3 ecosystem and culture. We want to build a fun and welcoming community that encourages genuine IRL connection, collaboration, helping each other, and having a blast along the way.
The name “BuZhiDAO” is a pun in mandarin, meaning “I don’t know”. We also want to help educate and promote web3 by creating public resources and content to help people learn more about web3, bridge different communities in web2 and web3, and share Taiwanese culture in the metaverse.
Connect. Build. Educate.
Like many DAOs, we started off as a group chat with frens from ETH Denver in February. After ETH Denver, we realized the powerful connection of builders and genuine people in web3 that we wanted to take this idea to its full fruition. The mission statement went through tens of iterations to get to where we are, not because we didn’t know what we wanted to do, but there was too much we wanted to do that it was so hard to encapsulate it well in a few sentences.
The group chat grew and grew from 4 people to close to 200, designed a logo, had meet ups in major cities in the US - NY / LA / Taiwan / SF and various conferences including Permission-less, Consensus, and NFT NYC.
We defined our roadmap, made a pitch deck and fund raised 40 ETH for our $IDK tokens initial offering back in May.
Since then, members have been working hard to continue to build and expand our community and fulfill the roadmap and beyond.
Our first podcast episode talks about why we started this DAO with more background story and some of the vision. You can listen to the preview here and the full episode on multiple platforms on Apple, Spotify, YouTube with subtitles
We’ve also started a workshop series #想知道 to help people learn useful and relevant web3 topics. Watch the full workshop here
Our first public facing event will also be happening during NFT NYC in collaboration with TAP NY - a perfect marriage for us considering our mission to bridge different Taiwanese communities and bring more people from web2 to web3. Would love for you to join us! Pick up a free ticket here
It’s been an amazing journey for us seeing all these people coming together for this shared mission and selflessly contributing their time and effort, a separate post is required to share all the leanings and lessons we had along the way.
If this mission speaks to you and you want to contribute or connect with us, feel free to join our Discord and introduce yourself! We welcome anyone to be a contributor where you can earn tokens for membership!
If you are interested in officially joining the DAO as a member, feel free to fill out this membership application form. We are currently organized into pods - Infra, Product, Growth and Capital to streamline what we’re building and we’d love for you to join our mission!
Here is an early design of our personalized membership card (NFT + physical card) and merch!
Thank you for reading! Follow us on Twitter to see all the dank memes and stay in the 知 DAO
(A big goal of ours was to help organize and sponsor ETH Taipei at the end of the year before it was recently cancelled due to quarantine and border control rules. We still plan to make something happen, if this is something of interest to you and your organization, do reach out! Let’s do something amazing for Taiwan)