Blockchain@Columbia (B@C), the student-run organization for blockchain technology at Columbia University, has decided to launch a DAO to expand the scope of the organization’s opportunities for members and allow for members and alumni to engage with the organization in a crypto-native way.
For those not familiar with us, Blockchain@Columbia (est. 2017) is a student-led organization of mostly undergraduates that engages with the blockchain community and provides opportunities for our members and the broader ecosystem. B@C currently consists of 32 officers and 5 board members with over 200 community participants across New York City.
Here are some activities, responsibilities, and roles that B@C has facilitated:
As a student organization in a school that isn’t prioritizing blockchain tech, we currently get a maximum budget of $600 a semester from the university itself. We are setting up a DAO to leapfrog the tedious and constraining process of incorporating.
Goals and Responsibilities:
Anyone in the community interested in supporting Blockchain@Columbia/Lion DAO is welcome to participate in our LION token launch. Only whitelisted current members and alumni will be able to vote in our Snapshot proposals. Current Members will be able to vote in day-to-day matters, such as events, treasury expenditure, grant applications, executive board elections etc. as well as more general matters like our participation in governance and changes to our constitution. While alumni will be able to vote in more general matters like our participation in governance and changes to our constitution. The B@C board will be responsible for whitelisting voter addresses. Non-members or alumni will be included as supporters (with permission) on our website, at conferences, and be given free admission to any conferences/events we have.
B@C will take 30% of the LION tokens from the sale, allocating these tokens to new members of the organization each semester. This will be custodied by the B@C board.
Assets in the Lion DAO treasury and delegated voting rights for various protocols will be held by Gnosis Safe multisig (0xdD24e3EBbB0c326D95c8e4Af31Df3cB9022537e5) with the current president Alex Toberoff, vice president Adrian Zembsch, and advisor Nir Kabessa as the signatories, subject to expansion. Please see our new constitution for more details.
All contributors that mint a lion badge will be mentioned as sponsors (with permission) on our website, at conferences, etc. They will also receive full access to our events and resources in the future.
Here are some members and advisors who were involved with B@C: