Colony is the most powerful, efficient, flexible, and user-friendly platform for decentralized autonomous organisations. Its goal is to streamline the process of establishing organisations online. Concretely, what the Colony team is trying to do is to apply online communities to raise money, collectively manage those funds, and coordinate activity towards goals without needing to know or trust one another.
It will allow organisations to raise funds by token sales, donations, or receiving revenue. It will provide several different decision-making mechanisms suitable for different use cases and arbitrate disputes in the case of disagreement. And, finally, it will enable a DAO to make arbitrary transactions with any other contracts on the same chain. So if DAO needs to govern another protocol or interact with DiFi, it will be able to do so. One of the key ideas behind Colony's decentralised governance mechanisms is that voting is generally not desirable and therefore it seeks to avoid voting where possible. Colony's modular design means organizations will be able to plug-in extensions to provide their organization with the tools they need to operate as they wish.
The high-level features enabled by Colony include the ability to structure and organise departments or teams - each with their own memberships, to manage a token treasury and apply budgets to different teams and initiatives, to assign authority to members according to a variety of conditions subject to the individual circumstances of the organization, and a variety of different kinds of payments based on a flexible underlying expenditure primitive. Also, Colony considered the problems in the organization and provided the solutions for them, mentioned in the following:
Colony platform provides everything an organization needs to operate on-chain, including payments, teams, authority, governance, fundraising, revenue sharing, arbitration, the ability to interact with any other smart contract on Ethereum, and a whole lot more.
In a healthy organization, voting should be rare. That's why Colony operates a more agile system of 'lazy consensus.' It means organizations spend their time productively, not endlessly voting.
Colony Core provides powerful primitives for finances, organization structure, and authority. Extensions are plug-ins built on those, shaping organizations according to their needs
Colony facilitates DAOs. Unlike the complicated, clunky competitions, Colony's application seamlessly integrates powerful DAO functionality into a polished, logical, easy-to-use experience.
$CLNY is the native token of the Metacolony and is required for:
Colony generates revenue from network fees. Fees paid in whitelisted tokens go to the Metacolony to sustain ongoing development, security, maintenance, support, and Colony's ecosystem incentive mechanism. Specifically:
To make the $CLNY sale as safe and fair as possible, and in particular, to avoid price manipulation and front running, the sale will initially start with a very high price of $50 per CLNY, which equates to a $10bn fully diluted market cap ($50 * 20m CLNY). The price will then start falling until the market discovers a price it believes is appropriate.
The supporter companies mentioned the Colony name in their list and verified their support and investment plans. The list of investors is as follows:
Colony’s technical whitepaper was published on October 2, 2020, and is available here. This whitepaper includes a thorough review of the theory of firm, structure, funding, and expenditures, to name but a few.
The Colony’s social media is currently limited to Twitter, Discord, and Github. The Twitter account of Colony has 17.2K followers. The most popular tweet was about their vintage meme NFT drop. They celebrated the launch of the Colony Dapp and gave away a special 1.1 of 5 NFT series based on the swag that lit up Devcon IV.
Jack du Rose is the founder of Colony, who is available on LinkedIn and Twitter. Also, he had some conferences and interviews that can help you to obtain more info about his background, knowledge, and insight. The first video is Jack interview with Envolpe and the second one is Jack’s presentation on "How to DAO" during “Enter The Cryptoverse” event at LSBU Business School.
You may now register to participate in the CLNY sale! Registration will remain open until the sale is complete. Participating in IDO has some steps to come through them, take a look in the Colony Doc.
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