The Aragon App is the easy, no-code solution to building DAOs on-chain. Built to be simple and fast, this App makes it easy to start building toward your vision today! With the Aragon App, you can:
Let’s walk through how to build your own DAO on Aragon App!
As we continue to add more features, follow the prompts in the Aragon App closely for the latest options.
First, click this link to launch the Aragon App. You’ll find the homepage, which includes links to creating a DAO and our education portal of resources for DAO builders.
Now, connect the wallet that you’ll use to deploy your DAO. You might want to distribute tokens to this wallet or add it to the allowlist, in order to vote in your DAO, so keep that in mind when choosing which wallet address you're using.
Click the blue “Create a DAO” button. This will launch a preview of the creation flow you’re about to go through.
Click “Build your DAO” to continue on to the next step.
Now, choose your blockchain. You can choose between Ethereum mainnet or testnet. Stay tuned for deployment on more chains!
In this step, you’ll set your DAO’s name, dao.eth subdomain, logo, and description. If you’re not sure about your DAO’s branding yet, know that you can change these settings later with a vote!
You can also add links, such as to your DAO's website, Discord, Lens, or Twitter. These will appear at the top of your DAO homepage so members can easily find them.
Now, choose between two options for membership: token holders or multisig members. If you don’t have a team to distribute governance to, you can always start with just one wallet (yours!) or mint a few tokens and distribute them all to your wallet. You can mint more tokens or add more wallets with a vote.
If you choose to mint tokens, you'll select the name of the token and the symbol. You'll also mint a few initially and distribute them to wallets. Right now, we don't have support for existing tokens, but we will share information on a migration option soon.
If you're not sure which option to choose, this guide explains the advantages and tradeoffs of token and wallet voting.
Now, we’ll define the settings that makes governance run. For multisig voting, you’ll just need to set minimum approval. This is the number of wallets that need to approve a transaction for it to be passed.
For token voting, you’ll need to set support threshold, which is the percentage of voters that need to vote “yes” for a vote to pass. This is typically set at 50%.
You’ll also need to set minimum participation rate, which is the percentage of tokens that need to participate in a vote for it to be valid.
For help on all of these settings, check out our guide on governance thresholds.
You will also need to set minimum vote duration, which is the minimum amount of time a vote can be live.
Next, you can choose to turn Early Execution on, which means that if a vote meets support threshold and minimum participation, it will conclude before the duration set. If you turn on Early Execution, you can’t allow Vote Change, which is when voters can change their vote during the voting period. If you disable Early Execution, you can have Vote Change.
Before you deploy your DAO, doublecheck that all settings are correct and take note of what is changeable with a vote later on. The only things that are not changeable are the blockchain you choose and the name of the token you mint. Everything else is changeable with a vote!
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To deploy, you’ll sign a wallet transaction and pay the network gas fees.
Then, wait a few moments for your DAO to be built onchain!
Now, launch your homepage. This is where you will create proposals, cast votes, add more members, and manage your treasury.
There are a few tabs at the top where you can perform specific actions. Let's explore the functionalities of each page!
This is where you'll create proposals and see proposal history. This makes keeping up with governance easy, because everything is in one place!
This is where you'll initiate treasury actions such as transferring funds. You can see a breakdown of the tokens in your treasury as well as a history of latest transfers.
This is where DAO members can see the wallet addresses that hold tokens or are on the authorized wallet address list. You can also initiate a proposal to mint more tokens.
This is where you can see the settings of your DAO, what's changeable and what isn't, and initiate a proposal to change settings.
Now that your DAO is live, it's time to start experimenting! Whether this is your first DAO or your fiftieth, there are tools for you and your community to thrive.
If you come across features you want or any issues in the App experience, share feedback directly at the feedback button in the Aragon App. This helps us improve the product and continue building tools that best serve you!
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