28 May

The Sandbox, a decentralized gaming platform, has introduced its decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), known as The Sandbox DAO.

This DAO initiative will be rolled out in three phases, involving SAND token holders and owners of virtual LAND (nonfungible tokens representing in-game plots). These holders and NFT owners will have the opportunity to vote on projects and propose improvements through Sandbox Improvement Proposals (SIPs).

Phase one, starting on May 28, allows the community to vote on SIPs, while The Sandbox staff will still manage certain operations.

The Sandbox team expressed that:

"The Sandbox DAO empowers the community to influence and steer the platform's growth and ecosystem. From determining how critical funds are allocated to selecting the next Game Jam theme, community members will play a pivotal role in shaping the platform's evolution and the company's priorities."

Phase two of the DAO rollout is described as an "exploration" phase, aiming for The Sandbox DAO to achieve self-sufficiency, becoming independent from the parent company.

By phase three, the DAO is anticipated to be fully operational, facilitating community-driven governance.

The rationale behind the phased approach was explained by The Sandbox team:

"Firstly, we aim for a well-planned and executed launch to test and refine the DAO's functionality, learning from challenges and making necessary adjustments. Secondly, we prioritize long-term success by preparing for sustainable growth through a deliberate and measured approach."

The Sandbox team also announced a leadership team comprising a council and advisers to guide the DAO. The Council will collaborate with trusted partners to develop the DAO, while advisers will offer guidance and expertise.

Council members include Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox; Yat Siu, chairman of Animoca Brands; Shannon Snow, COO of World of Women; and Jean-Michel Pailhon, founder of Grail Capital.

Regarding accountability to the community, The Sandbox explained:

"The Council reviews all SIPs and provides feedback. They convene bi-monthly to assess SIPs and reserve the right to veto proposals based on legal considerations, alignment with the DAO's vision, or redundancy."

Community members holding five SAND or one LAND can vote on three initial SIPs, considered foundational proposals to kickstart the DAO's operations.

May 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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