How to create an Arbitrum DAO with the Aragon App

Arbitrum is a rollup that acts as your gateway to the largest Layer 1 ecosystem, Ethereum. On Arbitrum you have cheaper and faster transactions, while still inheriting Ethereum’s security.

In this guide, we’ll walk through the steps to create an Arbitrum DAO  using the Aragon App!

1: Go to the Aragon App

Got to to get started! You’ll land on this homepage.

Go to the Aragon App

2: Connect your wallet

‍Click “Connect Wallet” in the top right corner and choose from the options to connect.

Connect your wallet and choose the Arbitrum chain

3: Click “create a DAO” to launch the creation flow

‍Select the “create a DAO” button to get a preview of the steps you’ll take when building your DAO on Arbitrum.

You’ll see a preview of the four steps you’ll take to create your DAO. Click “Build your DAO” to continue.

Click "create a DAO" to launch the creation flow to build your Arbitrum DAO on the Aragon App

4: Choose the Arbitrum blockchain

‍Now, choose Arbitrum as your blockchain.

Choose the Arbitrum blockchain

5: Set your DAO’s name, logo, and description

In this step you’ll name your DAO, upload a logo, and add a brief description. These will appear publicly on your DAO dashboard. You can also add links, such as ones to your Discord, Twitter, or Lens. You can change these settings later with a vote in your DAO.

Set your Aragon DAO’s name, logo, and description

6: Define membership: token holders or multisig members

Next, you’ll decide how you want to define DAO membership: token holders or multisig members. For help deciding if you should choose token holders or multisig members, read this guide to better understand the pros and cons of each.

If you choose token holders, you’ll give your token a name and symbol. Then, you’ll choose how many to mint and which wallets to distribute them to. You can always mint more tokens with a proposal in the future.

You will also choose who can create proposals. If you minted tokens, you can gate proposal creation to the number of tokens a wallet holds.

Define membership: token holders or multisig members

Multisig DAO

If you choose multisig members, you’ll paste in the wallet addresses you’d like to add. You can also gate proposal creation to just multisig members.

Multisig DAO: paste in the wallet addresses you want to govern your Arbitrum DAO

7: Select governance settings

Now, select the settings that will determine how voting works in your DAO.

Support threshold is the percentage of tokens that need to vote “yes” for a proposal to pass. This is typically set at 50%, a majority.

You’ll also set minimum participation, which is the percentage of tokens that need to participate in a vote for it to be valid. This is typically set at 15% or less, unless your DAO members are very engaged in votes.

Minimum duration is the minimum amount of time a proposal can be live. You can always set the duration to be higher when you create proposals, but you can’t go below the minimum duration.

You will also choose to enable early execution, which means the vote can execute before the duration time ends as long as it has sufficient support and participation.

If you disable early execution, you can choose vote change, which allows voters to change their vote during the voting period.

Select governance settings on the Aragon App

Multisig DAO

The only governance setting you need to choose is the minimum approval, which is the number of addresses that need to approve a transaction for it to pass. For help setting your governance thresholds, check out this guide.

Multisig DAO: set minimum approval

8: Check that all settings are correct

Now that you’ve completed all the steps, check to make sure all the settings are correct. The only settings that are not changeable with a vote after you deploy are the blockchain you choose and the token you mint.

When you’ve checked the box in each section confirming that the values are correct, click “Deploy your DAO.”

Check that all settings are correct

9: Deploy your DAO

To deploy your DAO, you’ll need to pay the gas fees associated with the Arbitrum blockchain, which are typically less than a dollar. You will need to sign a wallet transaction and wait for it to confirm.

Deploy your DAO

10: Launch your DAO homepage for your new Arbitrum DAO

Your DAO is live! Check out the homepage, which is the home base for all your DAO members to vote, create proposals, add DAO members, and more.

Now, you can explore your DAO and start working toward your mission!

Launch your DAO homepage for your new Arbitrum DAO!

Get started today by creating your DAO on the Aragon App! To find more help on creating a DAO, explore our resources for DAO builders.


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