Gnarly News #12
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Gnars are a new way to fund extreme athletes
We prefer a world where kids aren't sold energy drinks by their heroes. So as a community of action sports enthusiasts, we've formed a DAO to rethink how extreme athletes get sponsored.
Gnars are NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain
Based on Nouns open source and CC0 artwork, they're stored fully on-chain with no external dependencies. Each one gets you a DAO vote and memberships are available at auction, forever.
Gnars are dedicated to supporting the artistry of extreme athletes
News and Updates
Gnars are Extremely Nounish🤘
It’s been quite a crazy week since posting our latest proposal to Nouns DAO on chain. While the proposal did not receive enough votes to pass it has certainly riled up the nouniverse. It brought out a record number of voters, with over 50% of Nouns exercising their right to vote, and provoked discussion of significantly important topics around the proposal process, expectations of proposers from the DAO, and operation of sub-DAOs.
Unfortunately, there was some drama around the proposal due to Gami’s thread below which outlines how he decided to change things up at the last minute. We remain optimistic that the discussions that took place and the learnings from this whole event will be a benefit to Nouns DAO in the long run. We received a lot of useful feedback and will refine our approach and return with a bulletproof proposal in the coming weeks.
The AO Artball project has partnered with Nouns and Gnars! They are offering allowlist spots via Premint for their upcoming release, special Nouns themed Artball’s, and an activation at the Australian Open with Gami. The project utilizes tennis’ electronic line-calling technology to track where balls hit the ground in live matches and then proceeds to update the metadata of the NFT associated with that plot on the court. You can read the litepaper for the project here for more info and signup for the Premint raffle here.
We have some exciting proposal ideas in the works. Please take a look and give feedback in the discord forum!
Sponsor Mari Nioac (Surging, paragliding, skiing)
Mari (@marinioac) is a nounish creator and athlete who has worked with the Lil Sisters Fund from Lil Nouns, Gnars with her work with TPM, and NounsBR. She is a surfer, paraglider, and skier, and has created 3D printable noggles. I suggest you read her proposal and allow her to explain her background as I won’t be able to do her justice in this paragraph!
Sponsor Snowboarder Kai and Filmmaker Troy
Snowboarder Kai (@m3thaverse) and filmmaker Troy (@trizzytrunk) will provide CC0 snowboarding footage for Gnars along with a film to be delivered at the end of the season featuring. They have experience working with brands such Adidas, Woodward, and Red Bull and have had content featured in Snowboarder Magazine, Snowboard Canada, Method Mag, King Snow Magazine, and more.
Sponsor Lucas Rocha (Bodyboarding)
Lucas is a bodyboarder from Brazil who is a founder of the NXF Bodyboard collective. He is a community builder with a deep passion for web3 and bodyboarding/surfing. He has obtained a grant from Harmony Protocol for NXF Bodyboard and is a contributor to the SurfHive community. Check out his proposal and personal resume below to see him on some sick slabs.
Shredding the Noggles
Recently sponsored Gnars athlete Will Dias has created an epic noggles skateboard. Take a look at him riding the awesome board in the video below.
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Gnars Jam Sessions Podcast
Be sure to tune in every Thursday night at 8:00pm EST to catch the Jam Session live in action! Don’t stress if you can’t make it, all episodes will be published as a podcast for you to stream at your convenience.
In Other Nouns
Alps DAO has officially launched! Check out the thread below for more details.
Nouns will be making an appearance at the Rose Bowl! Look out for the float and costumes designed by Stoopid Buddy on TV!
Nouns received a shout-out in Bankless’ 2022 Crypto Awards video!
That’s all for this week! Keep proliferating and stay Gnarly ⌐◨-◨ 🤘