πŸ“– Glossary

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(MetaFam) Alignment

A conference without all the boring bits but all of the fun and interesting bits like workshops, hacks and after-parties - a coming-together of MetaFam IRL.

See MetaFam Alignment 2021

Aragon

A generalized framework for creating DAOs.

See Aragon website

Colony

A framework for creating DAOs with a focus on reputation and collaboration.

See Colony website

Commons

The commons are the shared resources accessible to all members of a society or community.

DAO

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are entities whose bylaws are encoded in smart contracts, so that all participants have assurance about the rules of the game. They allow diverse groups of people across the planet to manage resources and make decisions with minimal trust in one another.

DAOHaus

DAOHaus is the beginning of a DAO social network. In DAOHaus, you can discover and pledge to existing Moloch DAOs, as well as summon your own. After summoning a Moloch, others can Pledge to join your DAO.

See DAOHaus website

DAOstack

DAOstack is an open source project advancing the technology and adoption of decentralized governance. See DAOstack website and An explanation of DAOStack

DApp

Decentralized applications (dapps) are web applications powered by smart contracts. Instead of using centralized servers or databases, dapps rely on the blockchain as their backends for program logic and storage.

Decentralized Factory

See A Decentralized Factory

DeFi

Decentralized finance (DeFi) is a financial ecosystem built upon smart contracts and peer-to-peer protocols (primarily Ethereum), enabling financial activities such as lending, derivatives, and trading without the authority of a centralized entity.

Discord

A proprietary VoIP application used for creating and organizing communities.

See Discord website

Discourse

An open-source discussion platform with a focus on constructive conversation.

See Discourse website

Doughnut Economics

A visual economic framework for sustainable development shaped like a doughnut.

See Wikipedia

ETH

Ether (Eth) is the native cryptocurrency of the Ethereum blockchain. It is used to pay transaction and computation fees on the network.

Ethereum

An open source blockchain and community-built technology behind the cryptocurrency Ether (ETH) and an active ecosystem of decentralized applications.

See Ethereum website

Alt.: Ethereum organization on GitHub

Gamification

The process of incentivizing seemingly mundane tasks with feelings of epic accomplishment and meaning.

See article for more details.

GitHub

A Git repository hosting service. It provides a web-based interface to host and review code, manage projects, and build software.

See GitHub website

Guild

A guild is any group of people with a common interest or a goal; be it building a certain product, offering a certain service or both. A good example of a Guild would be RaidGuild.

See Guilding 101

Ikigai

The Japanese concept of having a sense of purpose and meaning in life. It roughly translates to "a reason for being".

See Wikipedia

Meme

MetaCartel

See MetaCartel website

MetaFam

The group of people contributing to Metagame. See MetaFam in the MetaManifesto.

Alt.: MetaFam the MetaGame organization on GitHub

MetaMask

An Ethereum wallet available as both a web browser extension and mobile application used to interface with the blockchain and dapps.

MetaMedia

MolochDAO

MolochDAO is a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that was created to fund Ethereum 2.0 grants.

See Moloch DAO website

npm

npm (Node Package Manager) is a package manager for Node.js projects that are modular in nature and can be used within other projects. There is an online repository of opensource projects / packages which can be accesed via a command-line tool for installing and managing these packages within your own projects.

See What is NPM?

Pokemol

Pokemol is a mobile-first front-end for interacting with DAOs that were created on DAOHaus.

See Pokemol website

Quest

(MetaGame) Rank

Raid

Raid Guild

See RaidGuild website

(MetaGame) Roles

Roles are sets of behaviours that any MetaGame player can take on. Anyone is free to play multiple roles at any time. Passive roles are more like "wanted behaviours", while main roles require more direct and deliberate actions.

See Roles in MetaGame

Seed

Shill / Shilling

SourceCred

Substack

Token

Web3

The problem with the Web2 era was that the internet got monopolized by huge centralized services farming humans for data & attention.

The promise of Web3 is the internet of decentralized peer-to-peer protocols, platforms & applications; tokenized & in the hands of their users.

XP

yarn

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