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No-code platform for launching and operating DAOs

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DAOhaus
This post was written by 
Nelson Jordan
and edited by 
Justine Humenansky
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Overview

What is it?

DAOhaus is a no-code platform for launching and operating DAOs, which uses the Moloch open source code.

It includes functionality to: 

  • Launch, vote on, and process proposals.
  • Monitor multiple treasuries, known as ‘Vaults.’
  • View members by number of shares and join date.

DAOs have used DAOhaus software to raise more than $50M and distribute almost $20M.

What problem does it solve?

Creating a DAO involves a lot of technical and governance knowledge. DAOhaus makes it easier to get started by grouping a lot of the tools needed and providing quick-start templates to speed up the process.

While considerably smaller than competitor Aragon, DAOhaus is a DAO itself, which may appeal to communities who want to play an active role in improving the product and sharing in the upside. Another interesting difference is that DAOhaus implements the Moloch DAO ‘rage quit’ mechanism, which allows members to exit the DAO with their share of resources if they disagree with the outcome of a vote. This functionality is also available using the Aragon governance platform.

How does it work?

For those wishing to create their own DAO, users can ‘Summon’ a new DAO. There are two options:

  • Hard mode: Set your own parameters, such as which tokens you’ll accept for proposal deposits and rewards, how many proposals you’ll allow per day, and how long proposals will remain open.
  • Fun mode: Choose from existing governance templates used by different types of DAOs, such as Guilds, Grants, Investments, Protocols/Products, and Social Clubs. This option is particularly useful for those looking to create their first DAO.

The Hub allows users to explore the DAOs using DAOhaus and see notifications and proposals across all the DAOs they are a part of. 

To join a DAO, prospective members will have to create a proposal where they pledge the required amount of “tribute” (DAOhaus’ terminology for token) in exchange for shares. Current members will have to sponsor, vote, and process a new member before they can join.

Anyone may submit a proposal, but only those who hold the required number of tokens can sponsor a proposal or vote on it. Proposals are measured primarily on the number of shares that voted, not the number of members. The rough cost of submitting, approving, and processing a proposal is $100 (as of September ‘21.)

How do I use it?

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Why it's cool:

Unlike many other software companies building for this space, DAOhaus operates a DAO itself, meaning anyone who holds a HAUS token can participate in decision making. 

They also created UberHaus, a community made up of all the DAOs that use their product, with the aim of fostering inter-DAO collaboration. Currently, UberHaus counts more than 70 DAOs as members. 

Fun mode allows non-technical users and those that are new to the space to launch a DAO without getting bogged down in complicated governance and code.

Challenges:

It can be difficult at first to differentiate between DAOhaus’ product and the DAO itself. This is further complicated with their UberHaus product, HAUS token, and PoolHaus liquidity pool. An improvement in onboarding would help to mitigate this issue.

Words of advice:

Start slow and read their help docs, especially the FAQs, thoroughly before you ‘summon’ a DAO, as many settings can’t be changed later.

Expected future updates:

Getting Started

Sign up to their Discord to get onboarded and ask all your questions.

Find out about the core concepts behind this tool, by listening to DAOhaus’ podcast, ‘Community First’.

Join a ‘Haus Party’ and hear from some of the DAOs using the product.

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