At the start of 2021, DAOs collectively held $500m – today, it is more than $12bn. Every day, DAO creators are finding new ways to reimagine traditional industries.
The New Wave of DAO Creators
From investors and lawyers to artists and scientists, a huge variety of people have begun developing their vision of an ideal world – but the reality for change makers is that starting and evolving a DAO has been complex and confusing.
The New Wave of DAO Tooling
Tooling for these diverse use cases is leaping forward too. In 2017, we were often building all the tooling we needed ourselves, by necessity. Fast forward to today, and it’s clear we can build better and evolve faster together.
THE NEW ARAGON
Simple Modular Adaptable
Practical guides and community to keep optimizing your DAO as you grow
Find DAOs to inspire you, to participate in, and opportunities for collaboration
Create your own modules and extensions with the SDK and Design System
Aragon App Easily create and run your DAO – without needing to code. Learn and adapt your DAO as you grow.
SDK A developer experience that is clean, up-to-date, and with an integrated sandbox for testing.
Design System Easily design your modules to plug in as smooth user experiences.
Smart Contracts Smart contracts that are more simple, open and flexible – so you have the freedom to connect tooling more easily.
Building together with your feedback
How can I set up a DAO?
Sign up for the early access waitlist to join our beta. With your feedback we can create a DAO platform that allows you to grow and improve.
Our vision is a platform with many modules for DAOs to choose from - so we’re working on the SDK and Design System to make it easy for builders to add extensions in. For now, join the early access waitlist to see what’s under the hood, or jump in the Discord to discuss ideas.
If your question isn't answered below, feel free to ask us on Discord.
What does it mean for DAOs on Aragon Client/AragonOS?
While we are focusing on the next wave of smart contracts, we know that the most important stakeholders of the Aragon Network are the communities who have entrusted their governance and treasuries to the infrastructure we have built throughout the years. Therefore, we've decided to take a three pronged approach:
With your help, we will build a new, improved Aragon that you’ll be happy to migrate to.
What is the future of other Aragon products? (Aragon Govern, Aragon Court, Aragon Voice)
The vision is to consolidate our product portfolio into one product - and simplify the Aragon experience around one stack - Aragon app, smart contracts, SDK and Aragon Design System. Aragon Govern, Aragon Court and Aragon Voice will become features, parameters and modules in the new Aragon experience (and will be made available as independent and standalone tools too).
Where can I keep track of progress?
Subscribing to the Aragon Newsletter will ensure you don't miss any further developments. Here are some links that may be helpful: