🍒 the-dogs-molochs

Building a better lightweight (Moloch fork) DAO dashboard 🍴

Andy Gray
Andy Gray
Oct 17 · 4 min read

At BlockRocket via our product KnownOrigin.io we started an experiment in collaboration with MetaCartel to see if we could fund art for Devcon V via a DAO. You can read more about DAOsaka below:

We heard 2019 being touted as the “year of DAOs” so we were curious to learn more.

After calls with Peter ‘pet3rpan’ from MetaCartel we had a basic plan to fork Moloch DAO that had become the gold standard in this new DAO era. MetaCartel’s own DAO is also a fork of Moloch.

Once forked and deployed with some pretty standard settings including using Maker DAI as the base currency we had the DAOsaka contract ready for proposals.

Using tools such as the awesome DaoHaus we could see lots of crypto-art and DAO supporters pledging in the DAO.

DaoHaus!

This was great for pledgers and seeing approvals coming in but we then realised we needed to process proposals and get into all the on-chain governance goodness.

The big DAOs were already using the awesome PokéMol built by Odyssy — this is the perfect solution for long-lived DAOs as it uses the Abridged SDK and other tech but it requires deployment and some infrastructure. Check it out!

MetaCartel DAO running on PokéMol

But for us this was too much as we just wanted to see the state of the DAO and send some transactions.

Thankfully tools like OneClickDapp exist so we could quickly check contract state and send transactions (once part of the DAO).

OneClickDapp

If you build it, they will come…

After jumping between potential pledges, checking their state, adding new proposal, submitting votes, checking balances, and generally getting confused we decided we should knock up our contribution to DAO tooling suite: the-dogs-molochs

Why is this called ‘the-dogs-molochs’?

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https://the-dogs-molochs.web.app << access via a Web3 browser (for now)

Currently the dashboard allows us quickly to get the current state of a Moloch forked DAO (or Moloch itself). That’s it for now.

We tried to demystify the time periods and proposals so you can tell what state they are in at a glance.

To save Etherscan lookups, we added the balances of the guild bank and DAO contract for quick access as well as some other quick calculations and stats.

Current supported DAOs— raise a PR for new DAOs!

We have plans for a better, and bigger, DAO for art and will try to evolved this little project to aid all DAOers out there…



BlockRocket are based in Manchester and we help companies with blockchain and decentralised technology. Get in touch!

Email: hello@blockrocket.tech

Products we have built include KnownOrigin.io, Nifty Football, BlockCities, and Crypto Kaiju

BlockRocket

We build products & help companies understand blockchain technology, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies. A blockchain based consultancy based in Manchester, UK.

Thanks to James Morgan

Andy Gray

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Andy Gray

Co-founder of BlockRocket.tech. Runs Blockchain Manchester community. Part of the KnownOrigin.io, Investx, and Pixie teams.

BlockRocket

We build products & help companies understand blockchain technology, smart contracts and cryptocurrencies. A blockchain based consultancy based in Manchester, UK.

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