March 2nd, 2022

This is the first of two posts that dive into our evolved approach and refined mission. The second post focuses on our process for selecting 3 incredible projects and how you can get involved. But, before we jump in, here’s a quick round-up of what our community has been up to:

  • reflected on our first 100 Days a DAO
  • refined our definition of Good Growth (see below)
  • developed a new approach based on the Transformational Capital methodology
  • hosted a bunch of fun events in our Discord
  • had 38 AMAZING project submissions from PRTN members
  • voted on a single transformational mission for Season 2
  • selected 3 pilot projects to support (more on that in the next post …)
January 27th, 2022

Over the last 100 days we’ve been building, experimenting, and evolving what it means to create a mission-led decentralised community, so thought we’d share some of our learnings.

January 20th, 2022

TL;DR - PRTN Guest Pass is an invite-only on-chain pass that gives you 30 days of full access to the PRTN Community.

As DAOs begin to mature, strong membership incentives and token utility are key to maintaining community health, thoughtful growth, and reducing contributor churn. These need to start from the second someone discovers your community, continues with every interaction, and are tested every time the token price goes up or down.

These two factors are the main reasons members want to join, and ultimately it’s what keeps them there because if they no longer exist, members will start to drift away from your community onto others.

November 1st, 2021

And it's official, the Protein Community is now in Season 1 and we’re ready to open the doors to new members, onboard partners and launch our first community driven projects! 🌱

If our Pre-season was laying the foundations, Season 1 is building the house. Over the next 2 months, we will establish our position within the Web3 landscape as an incubator of ideas which reflect our mission of good growth through education, expertise and funding. Want to join our mission? Apply here

Our Season 1 will run for a period of 60 days and passed with 100%!

gm, ga, gn 🌞

October 16th, 2021

It’s been about two weeks since our last update, and since then we’ve launched custom discord bots, kicked off an our first working groups, created a #tough-questions channel and shared pictures of ‘exotic’ snacks as we continue our journey to Season 1.

In our last workshop and article we identified 12 key values across ‘structure, approach and outcome’ which the community are using as a WIP guide for Good Growth.

Following this, we’ve been working through 3 more sessions which are designed to align the community around philosophical, emotional and actionable examples of good growth for Season 1.

Let’s take a look at where we are now…

September 30th, 2021

Protein Community is a place where people and ideas grow. It’s been 2 weeks since we launched our $PRTN token with an awesome panel on What is good growth? featuring Sirsu, Priyanka Kanse, Claire Yurika and Sterling Proffer. A lot has happened since then, so keeping to our core value of building in the open, we thought we’d share our journey so far ...

Why question Growth?

For many, the Web2 models for growth have become exploitative and extractive, often at the expense of the user or communities who the product claims to represent and serve. While Web3 has the potential to create a fairer and more equitable framework for growth, it’s what we do with it which ultimately dictates the impact it has on society.

So, if Protein Community is a place for people and ideas to grow, it's important to explore the different models of growth which are both positive and negative for society today. And before we can start exploring how Web3 technologies can be used for good growth; we need to explore what good and bad growth means to our community.

September 16th, 2021

We’re Protein, a place where people and ideas grow 🌱

The term growth has become unavoidably toxic in our capitalist world - powered by the extraction and exploitation of people and communities in the name of money. There’s a clear need to shift the systems in power to enable a community-led, rather than corporation-led world. Web3 technologies have opened the doors to a more collaborative, decentralised, and equitable future. With these new tools, an opportunity emerges to reclaim power, redistribute influence, and redefine our relationship with growth - allowing you to own the decisions, actions, and value you create.

For Protein, this means rebuilding our community from the ground up, to create a place that encourages and nurtures this new definition of growth based on mutual collaboration, conversation, and the needs of our members. That’s why today, we’re launching the $PRTN token, a social token that allows holders to gain access, create value, and be in control - whilst also playing a vital and exciting part in the future of decentralised communities and DAOs.

Our 50 or so Founder Members will be the first holders of $PRTN and are already collectively exploring how we can reimagine the concept of growth through new, more mutual, models of conversation and collaboration. Our Pre-Season asks questions like..."As a community, how can we really help people and ideas grow?” and “What can good growth mean to decentralised communities?”