[last updated August 29, 2022]
Our community recently started the process of defining the CityCoins Mission, Strategy and Roadmap. The goal is to give ourselves a common vision for success and a clear path to getting there.
I’ll try to summarize everything in this forum post for any community members that haven’t been following closely and for future community members that want to get up to speed quickly.
I will keep updating this post and hopefully it can serve as the main place for community feedback.
First let’s quickly define what each part is:
Mission: a concise and memorable statement that inspires and aligns the CityCoins ecosystem
Strategy: a clear plan for how we will fulfill that mission over the course of years and decades
Roadmap: a timeline of initiatives to focus of efforts over the coming 12 months
Working together to define each of these in writing is absolutely crucial to our success as a decentralized community!
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The first step is articulating our community mission statement. This needs to be a very potent statement that makes it easy for everyone in the community to remember what their work is driving towards – from builders to miners to local government officials.
There has been a lot of great community input on this; from an open feedback survey to multiple community calls workshopping potential mission statements.
And it feels like we’ve landed on something great:
Our mission is to empower people to take ownership in their cities.
Many of us agreed that there should also be a longer version of this mission statement that is more descriptive of how we’ll empower people to take ownership in their cities
Here’s what we’ve come to:
Our mission is to empower people to take ownership in their city by transforming citizens into stakeholders with the ability to fund, build, and vote on meaningful upgrades to their communities.
Feedback so far is that we’ve landed on the best versions of our mission statement to date!
That said, if anyone has feedback or improvements, these are not set in stone – our mission statement should evolve with us.
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Now that we’ve narrowed down a compelling mission statement we need to outline how we will fulfill it.
At the highest-level our strategy is:
- Crowd-source crypto treasuries to fund city growth
- Use governance tokens to align community decision making
- Build an open-source application layer for anyone to develop city app and services
#1 has been validated by activating and growing treasuries for MIA and NYC over the last year.
#2 is being made possible by community members that are building the structure for a CityCoins DAO, which will allow token holders to have say in how treasury funds are deployed.
#3 will take time but we’re well on our way with dozens of teams building apps on CityCoins, supported by Stacks Accelerator and bootcamps and hackathons.
But how can we get more detailed about this strategy?
In upcoming community Town Halls we will continue to ideate on strategy that will inform our roadmap below.
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A big thanks to everyone in the community that has been involved in shaping the direction for CityCoins.
Please share any feedback and thoughts in the comments and we will continue to update this post as we go!