Gnarly News #8
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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
Joe Crockett takes 4th at World Skate Games
Gnars youngest athlete has just finished competing at the World Skate Games! Joe, also the youngest athlete in the U19 scooter division, came in 4th place! He earned fourth with a score of 76.49, a whopping 23.20 points ahead of the fifth place athlete. Huge shoutout to Joe for the awesome performance and repping Gnars in such a gnarly way!
NFT Fest Australia
NFT Fest has kicked off and it looks like an absolutely gnarly event! Check out legends Gami and Ben on stage!
We are looking to establish foundational guidelines and processes for moving proposals through community discussion to on-chain proposals. We want to encourage everyone to provide thoughts and feedback as we work through this. Please check out the thread in discord and let us know what you think!
Sponsor Will Dias (Creative skateboarding)
This is a very interesting proposal that has been brought forth in the past week. Will Dias is not only a skateboarder, but also an extremely creative artist, and that really shows in the super unique content he creates. Please take the time to read through the proposal and watch the videos linked within, then get out and vote!
Sponsor children in need to surf via TPM, a Brazilian NGO
TPM (All to the Sea) is an NGO that emerged as a feminist collective in 2016, working with the community of the Bay of Maracaípe-PE. Since then it has been contributing to the personal and social development of children, adolescents and women, through social and educational activities, using surfing as their main tool. Currently they attend about 70 children from 7 to 17 years old with a team of 8 powerful women. The sponsorship funding will help TPM pay their monthly cost (rent, bills, school and surf supplies). And also educate them about web3, Gnars and Lil Nouns. And produce tons of gnartwork and nounish media, with board stickers, drawings, and glasses made of residue.
Build a Gnars line at Taiku Bike Park
This proposal was seeking to construct a new mountain biking trail sponsored by Gnars at the Taiku Bike Park in the Dominican Republic. The idea was to develop and build a trail sponsored by GnarsDAO with features featuring the noggles and to incorporate feedback from the community in the details of the construction.
The proposal did not pass even though the community seemed to really like the idea. Though the idea was great, the community wants to see greater detail included in proposals moving forward and is really wanting to stress the importance of following typical processes and incorporating feedback from the community before going on-chain.
Sponsor Raphael Gibson (skateboarding) with 3 ETH
Raphael is an active member of Gnars DAO and a prominent member of his local community. He has skated for large brands such as Nike SB, OUS, and New Balance Numeric, as well as founder of Essência Skate, a skater for Disturb, and founder of unBLOCK, a company that through technology empowers artists and companies that want to enter on web3. He also helped lead the Lil Nouns Festival that was recently funded through the Lil Nouns Prop House, and played a role in the amazing ColetivoXV event mentioned above. Check him out on twitter and keep an eye out for his gnarly content over the next 6 months!
Fund the Development of GNARS.HOUSE
This proposal is for a custom hosted and designed Gnars DAO governance client to scale member engagement, include richer context around proposals, members, and votes, and lay the groundwork for future DAO scaling. The ask for this custom client was 0.5 ETH.
The team has informed us they expect Gnars House to be live for use around the end of the week!
Scale Up Gnars Jam Sessions Podcast
Davin will lead a team over the course of the next 3 months to continue expanding the Gnars Podcasts! The team will be focusing on producing a weekly podcast, hosting a conversation with at least 1 Gnars member to share their background and stories, and transforming Podcast Content into additional formats to distribute Gnars Jam Session across platforms. The ask for this proposal was 3.069 ETH to cover the next 3 months of operating costs.
We have some exciting proposal ideas in the works, please take a look and give feedback in the discord threads!
Gnars Flow Team
Many athletic brands have a core team and a flow team of riders that might be potential athletes someday. The Gnars Flow Team would be formed by athletes that are not necessarily ready for the stage of creating a proposal, either by not having the required gnars or reputation to interact in our ecosystem. The flow team would be a way for us to encourage people to generate content and be rewarded for it while at the same time gaining some experience in discord, our ecosystem, and crypto/web3 in general.
Taylor Carpenter and Ryan Ford (Parkour, World Chase Tag, etc)
Taylor and Ryan are from Apex School of Movement - one of the oldest, most well-known parkour schools and current world champions of World Chase Tag. While movement is their expertise, they’re also passionate about finding win-win ways to partner with and grow web3 projects like Gnars & Nouns. To see our full proposal with some backstory, vision, individual bios, deliverables, etc, please visit the proposal below.
Sponsor Fortune Sentamu & Milton Akaki (Motor Cross - Offroad Circuits)
Fortune Sentamu and Milton Akaki are motorcross racers in Uganda with proven track records across East Africa. This proposal seeks to fund the creation of Gnars branded gear, a nounish photoshoot, as well as onboard these two young athletes to the Gnarthletes and Gnarfrica teams.
Shred to Earn
Coming soon! (I promise!)
Our Shred to Earn competitions will be debuting soon! We’re still working out the details to make sure the contest runs smoothly, but are hoping to get this going as soon as possible. Keep a close eye on our twitter for the announcement with the full details!
Did someone say merch?
I’ve launched a new merch shop at gnars.lol! If anyone has design requests or art that they’d like to see included on some merch feel free to dm me on twitter (@0xSatori) or discord (Satori#1337) and I’ll do my best to add new products and designs!
Gnars in Decentraland
Gnars enthusiast Juxton is representing Gnars in the metaverse! If you find yourself wandering Decentraland looking for something to do pop in to Franky’s Tavern!
This week’s newsletter banner was designed by @ilustradoraeth! Check her out on twitter and show some support!
Gnars Jam Sessions Podcast
Be sure to tune in tonight 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
Prop House Round 12 for Nouns has concluded and voting is underway. Same goes for the final Lil Nouns Prop House for this funding period - voting for Round 11, the “Everything Must Go” round, ends on 11/25 at 6:00pm EST so get your votes in!
Planning some nounish proliferation for Art Basel Miami in December? Be sure to get in touch with @NounsOTG before the event!
UMA DAO is onboarding members through a new and innovative process - through Prop House. Current members vote on proposals and reward proposers with UMAs and entry to the DAO. Really interesting concept that definitely deserves your attention!
Nouns engineer Brian is cooking up something real cool.. a Nouns Atlas. Check out his tweet below for more info.
Builder DAO is live! Auctions are available here. And you can check out all the DAOs launched using the Nouns Builder here.
That’s all for this week! Keep proliferating and stay Gnarly ⌐◨-◨ 🤘