Summary

The proposal inverter is a funding primitive that enables multiple groups or individuals to collaborate on common proposals. It inverts the typical Proposal / DAO relationship to facilitate cross-DAO initiatives, such as co-funding shared research.

The proposal inverter 'inverts' the DAO-proposal relationship. Such that, instead of having many proposals for a single DAO, we will have many DAOs for a single proposal. This enables the collaborative funding of proposals that benefit multiple DAOs throughout the ecosystem. You can think of this as solving the byzantine generals' problem for the collective funding of public goods for DAOs.

Ultimately, it is proposed as a lower overhead funding mechanism for continuous work that delivers shared benefits to multiple groups.

Proposal Inverter Mechanism Framework 0.1

Proposal Inverter Mechanism Framework 0.1

The nascency of DAO tools has developed somewhat siloed, non-standardized proposal systems that incur large transaction costs in information and attention from their contributors.

A future of increasing DAO2DAO interaction patterns will require more seamless collaboration on joint initiatives, particularly those with shared benefits like open-source research or other public goods. It is to this end we consider the “Proposal Inverter” mechanism. The proposal inverter is a funding primitive that enables multiple groups or individuals to collaborate on common proposals, inverting the typical Proposal/DAO relationship to facilitate cross-DAO initiatives, such as co-funding shared research, which will help DAOs to scale in a more efficient way.

Proposal Inverter Mechanism Framework 0.2

Proposal Inverter Mechanism Framework 0.2

Our aim with the Proposal Inverter is to make it easier to co-fund and collaborate on important research initiatives while cutting down on administrative overhead. We should continue to build and iterate tools that make it easier to collectively fund public goods. Within our own DAO ecosystems, public goods like research, education, and community building are particularly important because we can use them to further leverage the effectiveness of DAOs as new institutional tools for social benefit.

Features & Use Cases

Prime has identified several stacked primitives within this one assembled mechanism, which we will discuss in further detail below. We believe these primitives and mechanisms could be combined in multiple ways to form varying types of Proposal Inverters for differing use cases.

Problem & Solution