CVP Proposal: DAOstar | Standards & Public Goods for DAOs


DAOstar is the standards body for DAOs. We are a non-profit organization that builds public goods and infrastructure. We are excited about the prospect of becoming a Community Verified Project (CVP) on Metis and helping nurture its DAO ecosystem.

Our first initiative in the Metis ecosystem will be centered around EIP-4824, the DAO metadata standard adopted by Snapshot, Aragon, Treasure, 1inch, etc. We will ensure that DAOs on Metis L2 have the necessary handrails required to understand and adopt the standard, thus improving the state of the DAO ecosystem on Metis.


DAOstar is a non-profit, public goods project. We are supported by the Ethereum Foundation, Optimism Collective, Arbitrum Foundation, ENS DAO, Gnosis, and several other prominent web3 organizations. At present, the DAOstar One Roundtable has 90 member organizations.

DAOstar is led by Joshua Tan, mathematician & computer scientist from Oxford; Eugene Levanthal, the present Executive Director of Metagov; and Amandeep, previously associated with DeepDAO and holding a B.Tech in Physics from IIT Delhi.

Value Proposition

DAOstar exists to support DAO innovation. We offer a platform for all DAO builders to come together to hack on public infrastructure. At present, we have 7 working groups tackling important problems:

Working Group Description Members
DAO* Delegations Defining contracts and schemas for an on-chain delegate registry Karma, Tally, Optimism, Uniswap, Agora
Grants Innovation Lab Conducts research, standards development, and building a community to create actionable advances for grant programs Gitcoin, Optimism, OpenQ, DaoLens, kycDAO, Solana; led by Eugene Leventhal
DAO* Attestations Building an interoperable attestations system for DAOs and DAO tooling Avenue, Govrn, Disco
DAO* Regulatory Interoperability Defining a regulatory API. The plan is to eventually transition into a working group on tax standards. Joni Pirovich, Joshua Tan, Primavera De Filippi, Ori Shimony, Jake Hartnell
DAO* Governor Ecosystem Standards Supporting technical developments in the Governor Ecosystem Tally, Scopelift, OpenZeppelin, Nouns, JokeDAO
DAO* Strike Team Development and maintenance of EIP-4824 / DAOIP-2 Issac Patka, Joshua Tan, Michael Zargham, Eyal Eithcowich, Ido Gershtein Sam Furter, Drew MacArthur
DAO* Proposal Types Standard templates for DAO proposals Aragon, Commonwealth, CharmVerse, Metagov, Cultur3

DAOstar has published five standards, with two additional standards planned for release in Q2 2024. Having successfully developed these standards and facilitated the formation of exceptional working groups, we are more convinced than ever of the collaborative nature inherent in the DAO ecosystem. The biggest value DAOstar offers is a space where competition takes a backseat, allowing participants to embrace their builder mindset and hack together on critical public infrastructure.

With the community’s support, we aim to bring the same spirit of collaborative innovation to the Metis ecosystem. We look forward to the MetisDAO as well as other organizations from the ecosystem joining the DAOstar One roundtable.

Uniqueness Factor

Benefits for Users

The biggest benefits to end-users from our work are the impact our standards and infrastructure have on bettering the ecosystem. To give some specific examples:

  • EIP-4824 increases the transparency of DAOs. This means that it makes it easier for the end user to access information and participate in more DAOs.
  • The attestation standard creates a highly interoperable attestation ecosystem. With this, credentials and attestations earned by the end user from various attestation issuers, and DAOs, will be interoperable with each other. This makes sure that their contributions across the ecosystem are valued.
  • The grants metadata standard makes it easy to apply to new grants and to prove participation in other grant programs. This helps builders build a legitimate track record.

Benefits for Metis Ecosystem

The biggest benefit for the ecosystem will be that MetisDAO, as well as other organizations in the Metis ecosystem will be able to join the DAOstar One roundtable and work together with the rest of the industry on important problems concerning DAOs. As for how specific standards positively impact the Metis ecosystem, here are a few examples:

  • EIP-4824 will increase the transparency, interoperability and discoverability of the DAO ecosystem on Metis. As daoURI defines a global format for publishing data on-chain, DAOs on Metis will enjoy the same level of discoverability as DAOs on Ethereum mainnet and other layer 2s.

  • EIP-4824 provides a base layer for building more public infrastructure. It is presently being used to build an opt-in Regulatory Interface and Tax Standard for DAOs, and a Grants Management Standard. In short, EIP-4824 will lead to long term value accrual for Metis.

  • The Grants Innovation Lab produces research, schemas and KPIs that will improve the state of grants at Metis. Similarly, our work around attestations and delegation will catalyze growth in the respective sectors in Metis.


In summary, DAOstar is deeply committed to enhancing the DAO ecosystem on Metis. We will accomplish this by authoring standards, maintaining public infrastructure, and providing a powerful seat at the table for DAO builders from the Metis ecosystem.

We look forward to your feedback and support, as well as being an impactful contributor to the Metis ecosystem by becoming a Community Verified Project.

Official Links

DAOstar One:
DAOIPs: daostar/DAOIPs at main · metagov/daostar · GitHub
How to adopt EIP-4824: