Messari launches new governance aggregator facilitating DAO participation

The crypto research firm Messari released a new, free-to-use governance aggregator called Messari Governor that creates a framework for proposal information, voting and other key aspects of user participation in multiple decentralized automatic organizations (DAOs). 

DAOs enable members to make decisions as a group. Contributors' usually receive tokens that allow them to have a say in what the group does, including with its funds. Since DAOs have no central leadership, they require democratic collaboration of its token-holding community members to pass proposals on actions the DAO might take.

"We strongly feel DAOs will be the next evolution of organizations, but the tooling space for them is still in its infancy. That's why we decided to spend the last three months building Messari Governor," Messari's Director of Product Florent Moulin told The Block. "What we have launched is only the starting point for the governance-related products and tools Messari plans on releasing. At scale, we envision Messari Governor as a 360 Operating system for DAOs."

Messari Governor streamlines what can be confusing about participating in multiple DAOs, such as keeping track of proposal information and their contexts and statuses, through a single user interface. The aggregator also enables users to vote on DAO proposals on its platform by connecting to Metamask, Coinbase Wallet or the crypto wallet platform WalletConnect. 

"In the months ahead we will continue to add new governances and voting frameworks — we have quite a few slated on our roadmap already — and have a series of additional features we plan on releasing and are excited to continue to further improve the governance experience," Moulin adds.

Notable DAOs of late have been now-defunct ConstitutionDAO, a collaborative effort of participants to purchase a surviving copy of the United States Constitution, and PleasrDAO, a community of non-fungible token (NFT) owners who collectively purchase culturally significant items such as a rare Wu-Tang Clan album.