Bright Moments Berlin - SubDAO Signer Application

Edit (04/20/22): The deadline has been extended to Friday, April 22nd at 11:59p CET

Bright Moments is seeking applications for two signers of our first SubDAO, Bright Moments Berlin.

The creation of this SubDAO was first outlined in CryptoCitizen Governance: Phase 2 and expanded upon in Nominate local “Council Members” to operate city specific wallets.

Background

The Core Team operates the primary multisig for the DAO, brightmoments.eth, and is progressively decentralizing management of local communities through the creation of SubDAO multisig wallets:

Signer Roles & Responsibilities

Signers are expected to:

  • Manage the day to day operations of the Bright Moments Berlin chapter (10-20 hours per week to start)
  • Coordinate physical community activities, including meetups, artist exhibitions, and live minting experiences
  • Grow the online community through Discord management and social media outreach
  • Propose and execute transactions within the berlin.brightmoments.eth multisig
  • Manage a starting multisig budget in the 10-50 ETH range, incl. minted CryptoBerliner NFTs, and work to grow the community treasury through profitable business operations
  • Grow a team of part-time contributors to assist with any of the activities above
  • Expand to full-time roles as needed based on the successful growth of the operation

Functionally, as a signer you will be a cofounder of the Berlin community. You will have significant autonomy in your day-to-day role and the support of the international Bright Moments brand. The success of the SubDAO will be based on the work ethic, strategic decisions, and support from the signers and local Berliner community.

This is a 1-year term, with the option to extend based on an additional review and community voting process after a year has passed.

Application Process

Applications open starting on Friday, April 15 and end Wednesday, April 20th at 11:59p CET.

To apply, respond to this thread with responses to the following questions and send a link of your response to jobs@brightmoments.io with the subject line:

Bright Moments Berlin: Signer Application

The Bright Moments core team will respond to all applicants by EOD Friday, April 22nd. Applicants chosen to move to the next round will be asked to visit the Bright Moments salon for a 15 minute in-person interview the weekend of April 23rd / 24th.

Two candidates will be selected by the Core Team and nominated for a community vote. Any nominees will be required to receive a 51% approval rating and 1% quorum from CryptoBerliners.

After the community vote has concluded, signers who have reached the approval requirements will start their term on the following Monday.

Application

Personal

  • Ethereum address:
  • ENS name:
  • Name:
  • Twitter:

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

Video Introduction

Please enter the url of a 1 minute unlisted (not private) YouTube video introducing yourself. This video is an important part of the application.

In the video you should introduce yourself, explain why you’re interested in being a signer, and tell us about your plan to build the community.

The video should be 1 minute long and should contain nothing except yourself talking. Please do not include a PowerPoint presentation or any video effects. We want to focus on substance, not editing skills. Don’t read from a script – just speak naturally as though you are talking to a friend.

Experience

  • Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created. This does not have to involve crypto (although crypto projects are fine too).
  • Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?
  • What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

Miscellaneous

  • How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.
  • What other communities or projects are you involved with?
  • What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?
  • What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?
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Personal

Ethereum address: 0xEE349581B834652bb6E8F9417b2cC461131423D1

ENS name: maltefr.eth

Name: Malte Rauch

Twitter: @avec_toi (not used as an active account)

Intro video: Bright Moments - SubDAO Application | Malte Rauch - YouTube

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

I have lived in Berlin for 10 years (with interludes in London and New York). And I currently live here, in Kreuzberg, within walking distance from Kraftwerk.

Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

My main goal for the first 100 days would be to translate the energy and excitement created by the event at Kraftwerk into a self-sustaining community.

In the first week, I would continue the meetup tradition, establish personal relations with as many CryptoBerliners and generally interested people as possible, and try to understand their interests, needs and questions as best as I can. In my communication with the group, I would try to motivate people that after Bright Moments gave this incredibly energy boost into the city’s NFT space, it is now our turn to preserve it in our own fashion.

In the first month, I would focus my energy on securing a physical space because it’s crucial for people to have a shared, permanent space that they can identify with. Moreover, I would try to activate the community as best as I can, since am convinced that community bonds are created by being actively engaged rather than passively entertained. To achieve this, I would introduce project spotlights, talks and discussions and I’d encourage interested members from the community to participate in these activities. Ideally, I would like to have thought leaders from other NFT / crypto / art communities engaged in the Bright Moments meetup. And I would try to establish the legal foundations for making the subDAO actionable in the German system (bank account, tax liability, how to rent a space as a DAO, possibly with a natural person as intermediary etc).

After the basis for the community has been laid in this fashion, I would focus my energy on building out the gallery’s day-to-day operations. My goal would be find a good balance between showing the amazing artists from the Bright Moments network and making space for selected local talents. The gallery should feel like a utility to the community—while also attracting the general art audience.

Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created.

While living in New York, I co-founded a collective of composers, curators, musicians, art critics and entrepreneurs that met once a week for discussions. My goal was to start a conversation about how we make, perceive and and write about art. And how we can do this outside of the usual disciplinary boundaries and institutionalized roles. The question was: Why can’t a composer also be a critic or an entrepreneur? And vice versa. We named our collective “Polymath” to signal a shared interest in interrogating and mixing up these roles. After several months, we decided to curate an exhibition together and to collectively write a catalogue. In the process, we deliberately blurred the boundaries between our roles, letting people form teams to do things outside of their usual field of expertise. It was an incredibly rewarding process that resulted in many very good friendships that continued after the project came to a close.

What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

Often it is taken for granted that we know what we mean by “community” and that DAOs are just another iteration of this existing thing. What’s poorly understood about DAOs is that they are an experiment in what it takes to form and sustain a community.

In truth, communities aren’t a given and each DAO poses the question of what it takes for people to identify with a common cause that has nothing to do with their nationality, their skin color or their religion. Because they are an experiment, it is still an open question how much engagement, which ratio of invectives and benefits, what kind of emotions, which degree of responsibility, and what type of governance is required to sustain them. If one sees DAOs as experiments in what means to be a human community, the task of building and especially sustaining them becomes both more fascinating and more challenging.

How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.

I first heard about Bright Moments through my partner Clara, on one of the first sunny days in late January or early February. She invited me to join her for lunch with three members of the Bright Moments team (Chanel, Jeff, Liam). We talked about all things NFT, crypto, and art; and how the team should position itself to succeed in Berlin. Since that first conversation, I have been fascinated by the vision of the project and the agility of the team. This fascination extended all the way to my own minting experience at Kraftwerk, which I would describe as both intimate and communal. Seeing one’s CryptoCitizen on the large screen was a surprisingly personal event and created a strong bond—both with the Citizen that I minted and the community that stands behind it.

What other communities or projects are you involved with?

I am part of the Berlin art community and frequently work and collaborate on projects in this context. This includes paid work for blue chip galleries as well as collaborations with friends for small projects in private art spaces. The most recent project I was involved with was an exhibition by the conceptual artist Puppies Puppies. The show consisted of several large wall texts on questions of gender and identity. I was asked to develop an approach for how to translate the texts credibly into German and display them in DinA4 format to accompany the show.

What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?

Bright Moments does an amazing job at on-boarding new people to NFT culture and putting on one-of-its-kind IRL minting experiences. This skill differentiates it from any other crypto project. That said, I think that Bright Moments could still improve on communicating the ongoing benefits of being a CryptoCitizen. Looking at the success of the Proof project or the CloneX project, I think that both the cohesiveness of the community and the appreciation of the NFTs is closely linked to the perception that the holders gain a lot by being and remaining part of the respective communities. Since Bright Moments is so brilliant at pulling off amazing IRL events and on-boarding new people, there has, I feel, been less of a focus on communicating the benefits for holders—even if they already exist (in the form of giveaways, airdrops, early purchase rights, etc). So I think it’s more a question of focus and communication. In short, I think Bright Moments could reallocate some time and energy from the pre-mint and the minting phase to the post-mint phase.

What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?

Holders of all ten CryptoCitizens should have a status equivalent to diplomats or ambassadors in a global network of galleries and communities. They should be welcomed with exclusive services at each Bright Moments location—previews of shows; private tours with artists etc. In addition, there should be an annual summit for these (tentatively titled) Bright Moments Ambassadors. Each year (or every 6 months), they would gather in one of the 10 cities for a weekend. Staying at the same hotel, the event should be a mix of an exclusive party and an open discussion with proposals about the future of the project. After these proposals have been discussed in the panel, they could be presented, first, to the subDAO signers and, then, to the entire DAO for feedback and voting/ratification.

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Dr. Banner x Bright Moments Berlin - SubDAO Signer Application

Personal

  • Ethereum address: 0x7FCbCa1C8C3E36c78Dfb67cc7DF0b71d1c201703
  • ENS name: drbentonbanner.eth
  • Name: Dr. Benton Banner
  • Twitter: @drbentonbanner
  • Video Link: youtu.be/rI1CuPKvEbQ

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

Since June 2021 & yes I currently live in Berlin and will be here for at least a 3-5 year residency permit term.

Experience

1. Please describe an interesting project that you have built or created.

  • Co-Founder of ntent.art, an art collective, sustainable NFT platform, and community for “generative+” art that empowers artists and collectors to push the limits of smart contract art, inclusively while positively impacting the environment. A 200% carbon negative impact and supporting sustainability & equal rights. love > hate. inclusion > exclusion. diversity > boring sameness.
  • Co-Creator of ntent[.]io, a generative video platform used to create ntent.art’s sold-out genesis project n30 v|ta, the first-ever generative animated photography NFT collection, and other projects including Floressence, & Collodion Process. [1]
  • OBJEKTS” is an immersive & reactive experience that journeys to the edge of our collective reality and asks “can the viewership of art be a form of meditation and if so, are we willing to manipulate our reality or continue existing in a repressed state?” The OBJEKTS experience is inseparable from the medium, where audiovisual elements are paired with code and smart contract technology - culminating in a reactive experience that manipulates art through on-chain and off-chain data as it continues to be experienced by the viewer over time.

2. Describe your 100-day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do in your first week? Your first month?

Bright Moments Berlin 100 Day Plan

Establish quarterly goals/initiatives for Berlin SubDAO based on Bright Moments Dao Goals: A. Grow & support community, B. Grow community treasury. Onboard Sub DAO team, gas up existing community relationships, and build out event schedule and operational systems.

Sub Dao Goals / Initiatives

  1. Onboard BM-Berlin Sub DAO Team
  2. Establish long-term relationships with NFT Berlin Club, Berlin Art Loft, Berlin NFT Creators community groups, as well as KÖNIG GALERIE, KAPITALE, and other local art galleries.
  3. Build & execute event schedule and operation systems for:
    a. Thursday Meetups + Web3 Onboarding (Community growth)
    b. Tuesday Creator Workshops + IRL & Digital Stammtisch (Community growth)
    c. Creator Drop Parties + Special Events (Treasury growth)

Week 1

  1. Meet with NFT Berlin Club, Berlin Art Loft, Berlin NFT Creators community groups to discuss community partnership and collaboration
  2. Interview potential comms and community specialists
  3. Set up event schedule and onboarding systems

Month 1

  1. Continue Thursday Meetups + Web3 Onboarding
  2. Start Tuesday Creator Workshops + IRL & Digital Stammtisch
  3. Engage the community through communications

Year 1

Create a self-sustaining artist, creator, collector, and contributor community. By providing onboarding education, IRL meetups, creative workshops, and industry thought leadership to generate a systematic funnel of creation supported by the community and for the community through Bright Moments DAO, building Berlin community and treasury. ie. Onboarding to web3 > Attend IRL meetups to build relationships and network > engage with thought leadership through Creator Workshops + IRL & Digital Stammtisch > Create art/projects to be featured at curated BM drop parties > Receive support from Bright moments and local Berlin community > Repeat.

3. What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

All DAO decisions being completely governed by a committee is not efficient. DAOs need some form of leadership to function effectively in the long term. Every ship needs a captain, crew, and passengers. That being said, leadership should be determined and governed in a decentralized fashion. Leaders should be voted into position by the DAO, funds should be controlled by a multi-participant multisig, any expenditures over a certain amount should be voted on by all DAO members, etc.

Miscellaneous

1. How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.

I heard about Bright Moments through friends in LA and again during Ape Fest 2021 in NYC. I was nominated by the Berlin community to mint a Crypto Berliner and the experience was magical. It was by far the best minting experience I’ve had to date.

2. What other communities or projects are you involved with?

I am a founding partner of ntent.art and I hold assets in a number of bluechip PFP projects.

3. What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?

Art culture is not going anywhere. When the PFP fad dies, when the metaverse fad passes, when all trends fall away, art culture has always remained and if Bright Moments invests in art culture, it will be a cornerstone there for as long as it chooses the ethical and cultural path.

4. What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?

A special token that grants a % of secondary royalties in perpetuity.

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## PERSONAL

ETH address: 0xD46f082231EF8e975265fb0c143b02B23CdC030d
Name: Norman Wiese
Twitter: @NormanWiese

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?
I’m born and raised in Berlin, originally coming from Prenzlauer Berg (formerly eastern part). I do live here.

## VIDEO INTRODUCTION

## EXPERIENCE

Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created. This does not have to involve crypto (although crypto projects are fine too).

During my time as Head of Growth at Onefootball, a leading mobile football app (btw, also a USV portfolio company), I started a little side hustle with a friend of mine who was a mobile engineer. Back in 2014 when the smartphone cameras got better, we were frustrated that we take hundreds or thousands of pictures and never really look at them again - they all just got buried in our camera rolls, before Google Photos and other digital tools eventually came up to help us re-discover photos on our phones.
That’s why we created ‘20Moments’ besides our full-time jobs: A super lean mobile app that lets you create and order a simple yet beautiful physical photo book in only 2 minutes. After an order, the product was produced (by an experienced printing company) and shipped to you within 3 days. People really liked it: Our friends and families immediately loved it and started using it as a way to preserve memories or as a personal little gift for others. We had great retention rates by our customers and it was a self-sustaining business from day 1. In fact, 8 years later, it is still run by our former printing partner who we sold it to a few years ago

Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

When getting picked for a signer role of the new Bright Moments Berlin chapter, I would like to focus on 4 key areas in my first 100 days:

1. Alignment on goals and roadmap
The first important thing for me would be to achieve an alignment amongst the two Berlin chapter signers, the Bright Moments core team and the first potential additional contributors. For this, I would like to organize a series of (online) sessions with all core people to develop a common understanding of our vision/mission for the chapter as well as a high-level roadmap for the 12 months (e.g. roadmap of IRL events, community activities, exhibitions, etc.). This roadmap should allow for individual/parallel work of contributors, track progress, streamline execution and could potentially act as a first blueprint to be used by other chapters within Bright Moments.

2. Team and infrastructure
I would also like to focus on understanding the required team and resources we will need in order to execute on the roadmap we have put together. I would then leverage our network to add additional contributors / specialists to the team. This team should grow together early on and be the group of local advocates that are a nucleus for a thriving Berlin community. In addition, we will have to set up a basic infrastructure/tool stack to collaborate and define a lean operating model of how we want to work together.

3. Ecosystem and network
The Berlin chapter should be an integral part of the incredibly strong Berlin tech and art scene from day 1. Therefore I would hustle (and encourage all other team members to do so) in the Berlin ecosystem to make friends, introduce Bright Moments and share our story. This can be everything from a 30min intro coffee with a VC, attending a crypto meet-up or visiting a startup during their TGIF meeting to share the Bright Moments vision over a pizza. I would also actively connect with the existing Berlin NFT and digital art communities, which some of them I know already (e.g. NFT Club Berlin). This initial networking effort should fill our funnel to potentially form some more structured partnerships with relevant players in the Berlin ecosystem (think of event sponsors, hosts for Bright Moment meet-ups, strategic partners, etc.).

4. Spread the word
Last but not least, I would like to put together a lean communication plan that spreads the word about Bright Moments and its newly established presence in Berlin. I would like to agree on ~3 key marketing/PR activities that we want to push out in the first 100 days to gain reach and inbound interest in what we do.

What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

Just the other day I had a conversation with a friend of mine (who works in corporate VC) who I explained in more detail what DAOs are and how I feel about them, also touching on the Bright Moments DAO. Although he had heard the term a few times and is generally very open to innovation, I had a hard time convincing him that DAOs already are a real thing and that he probably should look into it more. Real investors, real agencies, real consultancies, real organizations are forming and operating already. He had just not yet adopted a lot of the paradigm shifts that web3 is introducing to believe that blockchain technology and smart contracts can replace existing governance structures.

## MISCELLANEOUS

How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.

I discovered Bright Moments not long ago on Twitter through post about the current Kraftwerk NFT Art Berlin events. When I did some research on the DAO and learned about this completely novel approach to launching a 10K PFP project locally, across the globe, I was immediately intrigued. When I saw that Union Square Ventures is involved, it was the ultimate proof point for me to get involved and become an active part of the Berlin community.

My minting experience a week ago was amazing. The setup at Kraftwerk was absolutely insane. The atmosphere, the lighting, the art, the music. I brought a handful of friends with me and they all were very thankful that I had introduced them to this. I’m looking forward to hodling my CryptoBerliner for a long time and take part in the governance.

What other communities or projects are you involved with?

I’m a semi-active member of a handful of NFT community or projects, mostly through discord. One of my favorites here is the DeadFellaz community. I also attend NFT meet-ups very regularly and actively engage with some of the organizers.

My focus project right now is a web3 collective called Uncap, that we are just about to announce publicly - so you guys get a little sneak preview here. Our mission is to help brands and companies to explore and enter web3 with the best possible experts, methodologies and frameworks. Our two main focus areas are (a) client consulting projects and (b) building NFT projects (standalone or co-creation with clients).

We are currently a group of 3 core members and start to grow our collective very organically and very curated right now. It’s an experiment and we’re early, but before even launching a website, we already have 4 consulting projects under our belt and are currently co-creating two NFT projects together with clients.

What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?

Explaining and guiding companies/brands into the NFT world without the noise, without the hype. With a clear mind by explaining all pros and cons. By encouraging them to not only chase a quick sell-out of a 10K collection to then frustrate their holders by not having a long-term perspective and strategy for this space. And by being an advocate for the principles and ethos of decentralization - without being ideologic about it.

What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?

The special reward/status for holders of all ten CryptoCitizens collections should probably be tied to the overall mid/long-term utility strategy that the PFP project will entail.

The holders should likely not get any special voting rights for the Bright Moments DAO as one CryptoCitizen should always equal one vote. I think there could be interesting mechanics on the utility-level though. In general, the benefits tied to holding all 10 city collections should follow the goal to increase the overall PFP collection value (i.e. floor price, avg. holding period, etc.) to make collection stable and attractive for investors.

A few highly preliminary ideas:

  • Free token allocation from Bright Opportunities Investment DAOs for every full month all 10 NFTs have been staked
  • Guaranteed free airdrop and/or whitelisting for premium artist NFTs minting pieces at Bright Moments events
  • Exclusive access to e.g. alpha channels within DAO’s discord
  • Grant of special rewards/benefits from Bright Moments partners (“Bright Moments Platinum Members Club”)
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Application

Personal

  • Ethereum address: 0xAf627400C87350438700f933cC631dF1f1bab874
  • ENS name: gitpancake.eth
  • Name: gitpancake
  • Twitter: @gitpancake

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

3 months - currently living here until December

Video Introduction

Please enter the url of a 1 minute unlisted (not private) YouTube video introducing yourself. This video is an important part of the application

n/a !

Experience

  • Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created. This does not have to involve crypto (although crypto projects are fine too).
  • flex - a decentralised marketplace for digital fashion items. People can build up their virtual wardrobe using NFTs, then dress their avatars in them, or use the items via AR to display them on your body (using a phone camera or similar)
  • d-art - a decentralised art marketplace, with a focus specifically on artworks and displaying them in a clean, user friendly way, with a particular focus on the art rather than anything else
  • weather balloon . A weather balloon, which gathered atmosphere data at different altitudes and transmitted it back to a controller. Then, at a certain altitude, a pin triggered to burst the balloon. The location of the balloon was then plotted to a map so someone could go and retrieve the balloon
  • Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

First week: create a Roadmap for regular, weekly meetups in a social space where we can gather as citizens. The goal here is to have a social spot where we can gather.

These meetups will be entirely social for the first month, and during this time we can get to know each other, to discover our strengths and how we can each help move the BM subDAO in Berlin forwards. Every citizen I’ve met in Berlin has an entirely unique range of skills and it would be great to see how we can all work together to run different events and really build and grow the community feeling here.

Fourth week: Once established, look at how we can create workshops around the citizens. We are all part of the BM DAO now. But what does this mean exactly for us? Workshops where we can go over the core functions of the DAO, how it works and how we can harness the power of our community to continue to do fun, interesting things in Berlin. Workshops don’t need to be entirely DAO focused, of course, if you have a talent or something we can learn from - its’ an opportunity to do that, too :zap:

Also in the third week, begin to reach out to museums and galleries here in Berlin and find out how we can contribute as a community. The DAO already holds artwork, so there is a potential for regular Bright Moments // Crypto Citizens art NFT evenings or exhibitions. These evenings would coincide with our meetups as citizens, and provide a wider range of venues for us to meet at. There may also be citizens who are already active in these spaces (for example Johann König).

Sixth week week: As this evolves, and gets established, open up a stage or presenters area, in the space where speakers can present projects, ideas and topics.

Eighth week: By this point, we have hopefully had workshops and presenters, so may be time to create some sort of routine for this - i.e. first meeting of the month is presenter meeting, second meeting is social, third meeting is workshop-focused, fourth meeting is again social.

Tenth week: Activities, exclusively for Crypto Citizens, around Berlin. Building on connections with galleries and such that we made in the third week, we could begin to host citizen evenings at local places around the city :smile:

  • What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?
  • I believe that a DAO is a powerful way to connect people all over the world. DAOs provide an entirely pseudonymous way to bring people together, and the opportunity to focus on the ideas people have. This is an ideal community, where people are able to come together over common believes and values. DAOs, NFTs, and Crypto are finally bridging the gap between the internet and the ‘real world’. Many people I have spoken to initially see this as a network rather than community, and I disagree with this. I believe this is a global community.

Miscellaneous

  • How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.
  • I heard about Bright Moments through the community here in Berlin and was excited to attend the IRL meetups. It was through the IRL meetups that I got really engaged and begun to learn about the different aspects of the BM DAO.
  • The minting experience was delightful. It was great to see the blend between web3 & reality being done so smoothly. I met all sorts of people in there - older people who worked in tech in the 90s, people who had no knowledge of crypto (first mints), and people who had travelled in specifically to mint their citizen. The top hallway, with the light panel and screen created the perfect atmosphere for me, and I loved the whole thing. The whole experience perfectly abstracted the technical aspect from the end user, and I get the feeling anybody today could go through it and gain an individual experience, unique to them. :smile:
  • What other communities or projects are you involved with?
  • tzConnect (Tezos Berlin)
  • Epic React Project (Kent C. Dodds)
  • RuneServer (RSPS building site)
  • Powerbot (2015 → 2020)
  • RuneScape (within my clan, inactive for 1yr now)
  • What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?
  • Maybe it’d be nice to have a developer branch of BM where we can share knowledge about the technical effort behind creating a DAO, and the smart contracts behind it. Not so much crypto project focused but more developer focused (and I know there are some software engineering citizens amongst us!)
  • What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?
  • Access to all events, in cities all over the world (and community activities within those cities)
  • The opportunity to combine all ten citizens and gain a CryptoWorlder - a worldy citizen with traits generated from all ten cities. This CryptoWorlder has all the same rights as the existing ten citizens
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Personal

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

I have lived in Berlin since February 2021 and have a residency visa approved for the next three years.

Video Introduction

Please enter the url of a 1 minute unlisted (not private) YouTube video introducing yourself. This video is an important part of the application.

Text:

Hello, I’m Blue Moon and I’m applying for the Berlin SubDAO Signer position. I’m interested in this position because I’m very passionate about the Web3 community and inclusion, innovation, and pushing the envelope for digital art and its implications in the real world.

I’ve invested a lot into the Web3 community both in terms of my assets, but also educating myself and others. I’m really passionate about the Web3 community because it offers us the opportunity to build organizations around our values. And in my particular case I’m very passionate about inclusion and sustainability and I see this as an opportunity for us to get in at the ground floor and build a future that is inclusive and sustainable for all.

My vision for the Bright Moments Gallery in Berlin is to make it an inclusive community space where community members can come to get onboarded into Web3, build their skills, network, celebrate each other’s art, and discover new art from artists outside of Berlin.

Thank you!

Experience

Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created. This does not have to involve crypto (although crypto projects are fine too).

The most recent project I have worked on in the NFT space is called #OneDropNFTs, which aims to destigmatize menstruation through discussion and art. I’ve hosted 11 Menstrual Mondays Twitter Spaces to date where anyone is invited to share their stories about menstruation regardless of their gender, sex, or menstruation status. I have also collected 66 pieces of menstruation-themed art from 51 NFT artists to mint on the ntent.art website with all proceeds going to a period poverty fund (80%), a sustainability fund (15%), and administrative fees (5%). The collection is slated for a hybrid IRL/virtual gallery for NFT NYC, where participants will have an immersive and participatory experience. All of this is to take some small steps toward the goal of destigmatizing menstruation, which is a multi-generational movement. The project is still in progress, but judging by the supportive community that I have fostered and many comments I have received about the movement making a difference in their lives, I am proud to consider the project a success.

Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

Building and supporting the local Berlin NFT community is one of the most important things Bright Moments can do. There are multiple needs to be addressed: onboarding, skill-building, networking, and uplifting. My long-term vision for the Bright Moments Berlin gallery is to be a place where all of these things can happen through regularly scheduled and special events.

Week one: Connecting with my fellow SubDAO team member(s), and conducting research in the community through surveys and interviews to gauge community needs.

Month one: Strategic planning with my SubDAO team member(s), planning the first events, and beginning to hire personnel to execute our vision.

Long-term vision: Ultimately, Bright Moments Berlin would be empowering, challenging, and uplifting the local Berlin art community while hosting some of the world’s most cutting edge art experiences powered by blockchain technology. When people hear NFTs in Berlin, they know they can come to Bright Moments for an inclusive community and incredible art.

What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

Many people are still wary of new technology and have their doubts about the power of DAOs. I believe that DAOs can bring decentralized governance to the people, which has great potential to empower people in their communities, digital and in real life, in ways not seen or felt before. In the long run, DAOs could revolutionize the way we work and govern certain areas of our lives. While it may take us a long time to get to this point, if we ever fully reach it at all, working on DAOs today is a step in the right direction.

Miscellaneous

How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.

I first heard about Bright Moments at NFT NYC, where I visited the gallery as a part of ApeFest. I love that Bright Moments is a Web3 native gallery that is constantly pushing the boundaries of NFT experiences.

What other communities or projects are you involved with?

I am a founding partner of ntent.art, an art/tech/sustainability-forward NFT artist collective with our own platform. I was also an early founding member of the Berlin ArtLoft group and regularly attend meetups. On my personal social media pages, I create content about the intersection of blockchain and sustainability, a topic that I am especially passionate about.

What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?

When it comes to Web3 and NFT communities, there are three values that must be honored: community, decentralization, and transparency. As a DAO, Bright Moments leadership would be wise to keep these values in center focus while making decisions that will impact that community.

What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?

Holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections have proven their dedication to the community and have contributed to the DAO through participation and/or adding liquidity. Privileges for holding all ten tokens can include royalties on sales of NFTs minted through Bright Moments, special editions of art, VIP experiences at IRL and virtual events, and presale access to upcoming drops.

It is important to note that it will take some time for the project to be complete and opportunities may present themselves through new technologies or ideas as time goes on. The NFT and crypto communities move at lightning speed. It’s a good idea to stay nimble and open minded as the NFT space is shifting, learning, and growing in order to not preclude our community from things that will benefit us in the long run. We could also hold a community vote on the benefits of holding all ten CryptoCitizens through the DAO.

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  • Ethereum address: 0x7154FC838c5942AeF891DD82Be1f1082cFBA43Ec
  • ENS name: lorenas.eth
  • Name: Lorena Koehlmoos-Santos
  • Twitter: @latinainberlin (made this new account this week)

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

I have been living here for over a year. I’m cuban/ german and speak german.

Video Introduction

https://youtu.be/LEOsW-5PQcQ

Experience

Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created. This does not have to involve crypto (although crypto projects are fine too).

Beey Finance Start-up Co-founder
During my time as a master student in Amsterdam I started to get interested in investing for the first time. At this time I started to look within my group of friends and class mates for other people who would share the same interests and with whom I could discuss tools and must-reads. I soon began to realise that there was a huge gap between students and that most of my friends had never stopped to think about financial literacy after college. Beey educated students on financial literacy by curating the best resources for learning as a website.

https://beey.landen.co/onderwerp-keuze

Tarecos community

On my first trip back Cuba after Covid I was shocked and saddened by the greyness of my colourful island. Cuba was hit very hard by Covid and the already existing scarcity in basic needs products had become unsustainable. The island lives from tourism and a big part of the population relies on their family outside the island to send them what we call them the “paquetes del yuma”, and the other part of the population survives through jobs in tourism.

With all the travel suspended there was nothing coming in or out of the island so the people had to survive with what they had. Together with a high school friend we founded Tarecos as community/ marketplace for people to exchange products. With the products being the currency to get other products. We promoted it through word of mouth and soon we had a community of over 200 people. People would post in the group I have: xyz and want: xyz and would share it in their WhatsApp status tell around to friends. This group later evolved and started to expand the focus to clothes and also new products that people would some how manage to get in the island. Soon people on their own started coming up with the idea of meet-ups like garage sales where people could either exchange items or buy them.

Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

In the first week it’s important to have a meeting with the other signer where we align our ideas into clear goals and a purpose for the community, as well as create a plan to reach our goals. A good framework for these would be OKRs (objectives, key results) for each quarter. As an initial outline I would suggest the following objectives and key results for the first quarter (~91 days). These key results are currently an approximation since I don’t know the current values for some of these figures:

Objective 1: Grow the active community

Key Result 1: grow monthly active attendees of IRL events by 50% from April’s meetups (excluding kraftwerk)

Key Result 2: grow monthly active participants in the #berlin discord channel by 50% from April’s figures

Key Result 3: grow monthly highly engaged participants (as defined by 3+ participations per month or is an organizer/collaborator) by 50% from April’s figures

Objective 2: Effectively communicate the value of holding a CryptoBerliner

Key Result 1: Grow the floor price of CryptoBerliners to 1.1 ETH

Key Result 2: Increase participation in giveaways of CryptoBerliners by 30%

Key Result 3: Have 100 (non unique) attendees participate in token-gated events

Objective 3: Be on track towards financial sustainability as a community

Key Result 1: Make at least 5 ETH revenue

Key Result 2: Make at most 20 ETH in costs

First week (with the other signer)

  • Choose a physical space for the community to gather, it does not have to be a permanent space but rather one that we can always reserve for our community meetings (would be great if we are able to use the current location in Oranienstrasse or a place nearby) since the berlin community already knows this space
  • Set a budget
  • Discuss and select initiative ideas to reach the OKRs, including the community in the brainstorming process.

Preliminary OKR initiative ideas (how do we achieve these key results?)

Objective 1: Grow the active community

  • Reach out to other adjacent community leaders to build relationships and future collaborations and cross promotions (nft club berlin, etc)
  • Continue thursday evening weekly meetups - make it clear everyone is welcome, including people who know nothing about crypto. Make sure there is someone at the door to greet everyone who comes in and make them feel welcome. (This role could be taken by an existing engaged community member
  • Have NFT featured artist gallery days every sunday
  • Create an events schedule and start distributing invites across mediums (meetup, luma, instagram, twitter, eventbrite, facebook, …)
  • Create a “I need help with” thread/channel that allows CryptoBerliners to share how the community can help them (only CryptoCitizens can post requests, anyone can comment/respond)
  • Bring the CryptoBerliners to the physical world by creating physical versions of each person’s to wear as pins - this may be a priviledged to people who make their twitter avatar their CryptoBerliner for x days or something similar
  • Create ways for the community to get involved meaningfully and contribute, a “I want to contribute” threads can be created for this community members to reach out more easily,
  • Create an intentional community onboarding funnel

Objective 2: Effectively communicate the value of holding a CryptoBerliner

  • Notify community members of the giveaways in person, and in the Berlin channel
  • Plan token gated events
  • Creating opportunities for participants to build a sense of ownership
  • Create a CryptoBerliner token gated discord channel
  • Help set a clear purpose for the community— why are we here? how can we achieve our mission? How can we continue Bright Moment’s mission of unforgettable, unique experiences, even after the mint?

Objective 3: Be on track to a sustainable community

  • find a physical space that meets the needs of the community without putting a strain on the treasury - a part time space would be great, or a place that can be utilized during the day for another purpose as well, such as a co-working space.
  • partner with local NFT artists to give them a platform
  • experiment with organizing paid ticketed parties or events for non token holders

first month start executing on selected initiatives (see above)

100 day plan (see OKRs/initiatives above)

What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

  • DAOs aren’t really autonomous - and the best ones are current lead by a small team that are able to move quickly without having to wait for consensus from the entire DAO for many decisions. Democracy through elected leaders, delegates and community votes on important proposals is still important.
  • Most DAOs have too many members and would benefit from being smaller, and being more selective of members. It’s really hard to build a community from a group of largely anonymous people which are not very engaged, where there are too many unfamiliar faces for each community member to have strong in-group bonds. SubDAOs might be a good solution to this problem.

Miscellaneous

How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.
I heard about bright moments for the first time through my partner David. He has been in the web3 space since the start of the pandemic and I have him to thank for helping me onboard into this space. I’m very excited to be minting my CryptoCitizen today!

What other communities or projects are you involved with?
Product foundation community; Auxilia (connecting and growing Womans ideas for the future) as well as an Entrepreneurs network in Amsterdam that I have become less active in ever since moving to Berlin.

What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?

  • Exclusive communities (nft-gated) with a cost to entry create buy in by members to participate, be active and contribute. Some level of “members only” events or access beyond giveaways could be valuable
  • Great onboarding is important - from how people are welcomed at events to their first interaction on discord.
  • Give people more reasons to hold the NFT - some sort of long term plan post 10K citizens would be nice, especially as we get closer to 10K.

What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?

Some ideas:

  • a ticket granting them access to a secret in person retreat or a yearly retreat
  • People could form a group of 10 CryptoCitizens as a DAO/smart contract like partybid - make 9 friends from other CryptoCitizen cities, join your CryptoCitizens together in a DAO and participate in some sort of competition or project together, joining people from across the world. It would be great to try to create bonds across members from different CryptoCitizen cities in this way.
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• Ethereum address: 0xFFa9A4a738ad5deF46B68941Ba88966817c95E2d
• ENS name: agn3s.eth
• Name: Agnes
• Twitter: @agn3s_eth

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?
I am German, living in Berlin since 8 years.

Video Introduction

Experience

Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created. This does not have to involve crypto (although crypto projects are fine too).

I started my own e-commerce company three years ago. It is the first lifestyle label focused on the intersection of technology and fashion accessories. I started the company next to my full-time job as Teamlead Partners & Cooperations at one of the biggest beauty e-commerce companies in Berlin and quit my job six months later, fully concentrating on my startup. Within a year, I bootstrapped the company with a € 10k budget to a mid six-digit revenue, working with freelance designers, photographers, marketeers and a warehouse, which is a workshop for people with disabilities in the center of Friedrichshain, Berlin, storing, manufacturing and sending out the products from there.

I learned so much about e-commerce, marketing, building and growing teams and culture in web2, the time has come to make the next step into web3, so I am selling my company and following my passion.

Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

First week:

Align with BM core team + identify challenges

  • Sitting down with the core team to align on vision, strategy, roadmap, budget and revenue KPI’s, existing setups and contracts with Berlin venues, partners, negotiation status quo, what are the big challenges etc. (Top-down)

Align with community + identify needs

  • Meeting the CryptoBerlin community and crypto enthusiast at meetups to align on their needs, wishes and ideas on what is missing and what we can contribute (Bottom-up)

Align with galleries and artists + identify partners

  • Meeting gallery owners and art enthusiast to arrange partnerships and cooperations as well as meeting Berlin artists to empower the local creators

First month:

Roadmap, milestones & timeline

According to the above, set up

  • Strategy and operational roadmap + milestones and timeline, including marketing, branding, online + offline events & activations, budget & revenue plan, DAO decision timeline and requirements

  • Arrange venue for BM meetups & art exhibitions + education program

  • Onboard community members and grow a team of part-time contributors to assist with the activities

→ Roadmap execution

Ideas / community growth + physical events + treasury growth

Partner with galleries to reach their community and network

At our venue and partner galleries

  • Exhibitions
  • Artists presentations → Empowerment of local creators
  • NFT / metaverse workshops

Paid events with NFT displays + education

  • Wine tastings at the exhibition space
  • Small dinner parties with nice chefs/ restaurants at our venue
  • Cozy concerts at our venue

Crypto education program for beginners & advanced
→ To be inclusive and onboard NFT newbies, we need to help them crossing the barrier with

A whole educational workshop program

  • How does crypto work
  • What are NFT’s
  • What is the vision of BM & crypto
  • What are the different terms & buzzwords
  • What is a DAO
  • How can I contribute to the DAO
  • How do I set up my wallet
  • How do I buy ETH
  • Is this secure?
  • etc

Podcasts as guest speaker / Expand educational program

  • BM ambassadors (signers or community members) as guest speaker in German finance, crypto, art & general podcasts, e.g. “Female Finance Podcast”, “Baby got Business”, “OMR”,

Continue Thursday meetups with different speakers & local artist presentations

Partner with NFT Club Berlin and other crypto/ NFT communities in Berlin

Music festivals

  • Own NFT/ BM booth with activation & education on music festivals such as Lollapalooza Berlin + possibility to expand to festivals all over Germany

What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

In my opinion, the difficulty about DAO’s is the same as in basis democracies like Switzerland or with the Brexit decision. The mass doesn’t always care to dive deeper into a certain topic before decision making. I think, there needs to be more incentive for the individual DAO members, to do so, further, I believe that the DAO should vote on individuals, who fill in different temporary roles in the organization, driving the whole project forward.

Miscellaneous

How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.

I first saw BM on meetup.com, where I was looking for events to meet more like-minded people, since most of my friends didn’t care about my passion so much. So I was actively looking for a community. And I certainly found it.

The whole NFT Club Berlin, Bright Moments, NFT Artloft Berlin and crypto community welcomed me with open arms and I started to go at least three times per week to different meetups, being super happy about having finally found people IRL, who have dived into this lucid crypto rabbit hole as well.

The minting experience was one of a kind. I wouldn’t want it any other way. The whole setting, Kraftwerk as a location, amazing NFT art & DJ’s, the whole staff as well as the minting room and NFT reveal scenario was out of this world. I felt like a kid in a candy store!

What other communities or projects are you involved with?

I am working on establishing a multi-sig with a small group of friends to ape into future blue chip mints and projects.

What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?

Party Degenerates is an NFT project and members’ club, which gives you access to events & experiences in exotic destinations around the world. They link different traits of their NFT’S to IRL benefits, such as hotel discounts at party locations or free drinks with rare traits. There are, as well, city backgrounds, so you only get the discount, if the event is taking place in your city. I think this is an interesting idea to increase the demand of certain NFT’s, depending on the current location of BM future event.

What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete

I love Dr. Benton Banner’s idea, since it will push the demand immensely and increase the value of all CryptoCitizens: “A special token that grants a % of secondary royalties in perpetuity.”

To prevent the stagnation of the transactions at some point, holder’s of all 10 CryptoCitizens could form their own SubDAO for the token, which will invest in other blue chips.

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Ethereum address: 0x7ad6451A0094F74E461E1C26894A6387B08573ab
ENS name: coming soon
Name: Dennis Peqas
Twitter: @DennisPeqas

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

I was born and raised in Berlin, and still live here. I have no plan to move to any other city in the future because I love this city and the lifestyle here.

Video Introduction link: Bright Moments Berlin: Signer Application | Dennis Peqas - YouTube

Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created. This does not have to involve crypto (although crypto projects are fine too).

In November of 2021 I founded the NFT Club Berlin, which is now the largest local NFT/web3 community in Europe. We connect local NFT projects, artists, collectors, developers and entrepreneurs through our in person and online meetups. We focus on educating, bringing people together to share knowledge and building a vibrant community for everyone interested in web3 from beginners to professionals.

I founded the club after weeks of looking for NFT meetups in Berlin, and not finding any, so in November I organized the first NFT focused meetup in Berlin. We started with about 10 people and today we make regular meetups with 50+ people.

And here is some data about our Club…

Discord: 1,7k
Meetup: 1,9k
Twitter: 1,1k
Instagram: 2,5k

On Discord we have:
300+ artists
100+ 3D artists
100+ Photographers
50+ Musicians
300+ Collectors
100 Developers
25+ AI Developers
200+ Entrepreneurs
50+ Gamers

And we also have a large network of professionals such as tax consultants, lawyers and web3 businesses.

Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

First: I/we want to make the CryptoBerliners into one of the most important/valuable local NFT collections. How? By giving the CB in real life value at meetups (e.g.: free beer at bars, free entry for special events and exclusive events). The whole CryptoCitizen Collection will also benefit from that. The CryptoBerliners will be a part of any Bright Moments event and also from NFT Club Berlin.

Second: I/we want to make the upcoming Bright Moments gallery the main hot spot of Europe for new NFT art, music and web3 networking. NFT Club Berlin will support this mission by bringing community members and events to make it an active and thriving location.

Third: I want to involve the core team and community from the Club as much as possible, because we have a dedicated and skilled group of people working together for a common goal and bigger mission to build community, elevate each other and build the future.

First Week

Continue the BM meetups on a regular basis.

Topics to discuss with the Bright Moments team:

  • Contact details and connect with the other signers and BM team.
  • Contract details and financial compensation for signer and part-time team members.
  • Involve Rebekka, Francesca and Chris (Core Team of NFT Club)

Discuss delegating responsibilities and fulfilling to the following roles:

  • Community management
  • [Local] marketing responsibilities and social media
  • Location management
  • Event organizing (in-house & external)
  • Exhibition curation and organization
  • Business development
  • Tech lead

First Month (May)

  • Discuss in depth DAO strategies with the BM team. Focus on engaging the democratic DAO process & education.
  • Discuss marketing and social media strategies
  • Continue IRL meetups and collaborate with NFT Club Berlin events
  • Engage with Crypto Berliner holders to discuss interests/opinions regarding events and giving value to their community position
  • Host an exclusive meetup for Crypto Berliner holders
  • Consider various locations for physical spaces in Berlin to function as a main meeting hub, event space and gallery. Potentially giving DAO members votes to help decide general location.

Second Month (June)

  • Solidify the details and establish a physical space in collaboration with the DAO (voting, community voice). Host housewarming launch party.
  • Create IRL experience(s) - live minting, brunch, external event, etc - that give extra value (perks) to CB holders. Eg. Parties with free entry as a group, free mints on our hosted art drops.
  • IRL events that promote the local NFT scene and onboard/educate people. Eg. Art exhibitions, music events. Activities that also appeal to the people outside of our circles.

Third Month (July)

  • More involved IRL experiences, such as renting large boats or open air events
  • Potential trip to BM London
  • Develop deeper partnerships with other local and global brands and organizations.
  • Continue giving value to Crypto Berliner holders through various means: air drops, exclusive merch, etc.

What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

DAOs allow for organizational structures that never existed before, ones that are yet to be defined. We haven’t even scratched the surface of what’s possible in an on-chain governed world. The speed of decentralized and automated decision making can be greater than in traditional organizations with the right systems in place. The total vote participation can be optimized through delegates as seen through ENS’ process, or automated bounty rewards for tasks within the organization. It’s the politics of the new geeks, through frictionless, global and permissionless communication layers. DAOs are the next generation of democracy.

How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.

The first time I heard about Bright Moments was, I think, at the beginning of this year. I landed on their twitter and had a look on their website. It looked good, but a website can’t describe their IRL experience.

Yes, I minted my own CryptoBerliner and it was a revelation! This real life experience connects you to the NFT you minted. You develop a relationship with it and it generates value. Also as Bright Moments tweeted: you will forget NFTs you bought online but these real life mints you will never forget.

What other communities or projects are you involved with?

I had an NFT project, called the NFT Snake which showed the top 100 NFTs at its original Ethereum value. The biggest one has the highest last sale. When you click the “random snake” button (bottom right corner), random collections from Open Sea will be displayed as a Snakes. Try it our here: nftsnake dot com (had to write it that way, because I only can add two links here)

The NFT Snake gave me a lot of knowledge and I wanted to meet like-minded people last year, so I founded the NFT Club.

Currently I also help a German NFT News organization/format which will collaborate with the NFT Club Berlin in the future as well.

I will be a speaker at NFT NYC and NFT Berlin. My topic is the Berlin NFT scene and local communities. We will also have a panel at the Wise 2022 Festival.

At the Club we also get a lot of requests for cooperating events. We will also be part of an NFT/Web3 Music/Art/Conference at the end of the year.

What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?

90% of all NFT collections failed or will fail. NFTs are not just some pixels, it’s about story, art, music, community, lifestyle, and much more which is something you have to feel because words can’t describe it. Everyone can create a 10k NFT collection. Like the BerLinx collection (April fools’) https://twitter.com/NFTClubBerlin/status/1509804737293606919 But generating on-chain with on-chain music, IRL community and IRL minting as well as local galleries, that’s unique. Props to BM.

What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?

One time:
First, these gold members should get a big shout out on any socials (Twitter, Instagram and Discord). The gold members could get special merch for their holdings. Also a big airdrop would be a very kind way to honor the holders. An exclusive event for the gold members would also be an idea.

Lifetime:
Maybe also a yearly giveaway, when they hold their Citizens over time. Also these gold members should get a special role at the Bright Moments Discord and their own channel/roles. They also could get more voting rights at the DAO itself. Maybe the percentage of the giveaways could be increased for them. The golden members should also get free entry to all future events.

Involving the current golden members who own CyptoBerliner/NewYorker/Galactican/Venetian is also an important (and exciting) aspect of the decision making process to honor their commitment and involvement with BM.

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Ethereum address: 0x7C50aCcd5125d846Bc49A71D77E366De2eFbd222

ENS name: 0x7C50aCcd5125d846Bc49A71D77E366De2eFbd222

Name: Artem Buza

Twitter: @Ar_buzik_

Introduction Video: Bright Moments Berlin SubDAO Application | by Artem Buza

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

I am an exchange student from Amsterdam University of Applied Science, who has been living in Berlin for 8 months. These are my last few months of studies for my diploma, and I will be staying in Berlin for at least 4 months more. I hope to prolong my stay here, were I to obtain the internship of my dream with Bright Moments.

Experience

So far, I believe my biggest achievements were creating a non-profit Ukraine support organization, building and managing its complete supply chain. This is a voluntary project whereby I was in charge of searching for suppliers in Amsterdam and Berlin, raising funds and looking for transport. Also finding and working with volunteers who drove and distributed aid at the border and within the country during the war. Due to the word of mouth and networking, the project received huge support by large partners, which has allowed us to already accomplish 2 trips to the border with vans jammed to the brim.

The University of Amsterdam, knowing about my project and being one of the partners, has connected me with an interviewer who will meet with me on the 28th of April to write an article about the project in details.

Although leading social media communications is not the purpose of such a project, I have been trying to keep the donors updated throughout the following links:
Instagrams: @Ar_buzik, @Ukrainesupportorganization
Crowdfunding (GoFund.me): h ttps://gofund. me/955c17db
Twitter: @Ar_buzik_
LinkedIn: Artem Buza

Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

My main goal during the 100 days will be to increase awareness of this project as CryptoCitizens is not just another collection of NFTs, but a whole environment with a very interactive and beautiful community. The interactive nature of the CryptoCitizens, I believe will sway even the biggest sceptics of the NFT concept. I have already succeeded in inspiring more than 20 peers to share the Kraftwerk experience, even though most of them had no clue what an NFT is. What’s more, four of them are now the CryptoBerliners🥳 and this number will surely rise!

1st week

Apart from the tasks given to me by my supervisors, I will aim to firstly introduce myself to the community and engage in conversation about the project through events like meetups. This is in the aim of bringing more exposure to the project since it is still in it’s “birth stage” as well as raising networking and being of added value to everyone. Another goal of mine is to generate interest and a buzz for the future project by introducing it to many more newcomers whilst the main crew is still in Berlin.

1st month

Getting on with the above-mentioned tasks, I would like to organize meetups and new activities for those who stay in Berlin, even when the rest of the group move further. To not only just focus on the fundamentals of the project, but we could also host pub-runs and social events to get the community to network with each other and to attract attention to our beautiful community. I also would endeavor to host workshops to collaborate with other talents or companies. Manage Discord and maybe Telegram channels.

What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

Most people still have never heard what a DAO is, however, I believe that DAO is not only a prospect for modern organizations to build transparent and smart environments, but eventually can become integrated into the government structures.

How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.

I have been part of the crypto world for two years now and have always wanted to dive into the NFT world with an interesting project, but couldn’t decide where to start…
When the full-scale war was started in Ukraine, I was searching for the supplies for my country and by coincidence, some brilliant people from Bright Moments, hearing my story, gave me a hint on how can I solve my issue. Back then I just met people, but I didn’t know anything about the project. Some time later I met the Bright Moments developers again when they told me that they were somehow related to NFTs and hearing my interest they told me about the meetups on Thursdays. At that moment I had no understanding of the term “CryptoCitizens” and how huge and amazing this project is, thinking that the size of the community will be about 10-20 people.
Nevertheless, I came out of curiosity to the meet-up. Today, looking back, I can state that this was one of the best decisions in my life and I am proud to be the CryptoBerliner #36. This whole idea is fascinating and brings me indescribable emotions and that is why I brought more than twenty people to share this miracle with me. I believe in the success of “CryptoCitizens”.

What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?

I have participated in an IDO of an interesting project called A4. Their project gave loads of promises and a roadmap about how they are going to develop by the quarters. The steps of their roadmap were promoted clearly – which gave investors a belief in the beginning, and the steps were fulfilled on time – which reasonably led to a gradual increase in the initial price by 5 times. I think that CryptoCitizens need wider promotion and to make clear the idea, for the newbies, even if the roadmap is very simple. (By roadmap I mean the steps of the project development, but not the map of which city is next)

Although we have Discord, perhaps the Telegram chat for the community and Telegram channel with the announcements will be of added value, because Telegram is one of the largest crypto platforms and more people could get involved from other channels.

Bright Moments project gives a unique experience among the whole NFT world, running such an interactive policy. Also, a good thing is that the NFT holders (CryptoCitizens) have a solid reward system for holding the token such as Airdrops and voting power. This should be another USP to highlight, when developing marketing and create hype between the potential community members.

What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?

The minters of all ten citizens should receive a special status and treatment at all NFT meetups, Bright Moments locations and discord badges in the form of a special NFT, which gives them additional voting power and that status privilege. An NFT can be a special Citizen of the holder’s town of origination (let’s say Miami, Dusseldorf or Kyiv) and will bring additional voting power. What’s more, since we are one of the most physically interactive community of the NFT world, the owners of 10 city collections can receive a physical art piece of their NFT, signed by the Artist, thus they will have their NFT (unique) on Blockchain and unique/original art piece in their house. (By then, I expect the price and awareness of CryptoCitizens to rocket through the roof).
To conclude, I definitely agree that the owners of all ten collections should be eligible for benefits, but by the time all citizens are minted, there will be a thousand new ideas about the benefits they can receive. Who knows, maybe the holders will benefit in the potentially developed Metaverse…

Personal

  • Ethereum address: 0x4E8Ada817B9d0469191f2aB00722e189Cd0cf717
  • ENS name:
  • Name: Henry Duckworth
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/Henry_DeFi
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How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

I moved to Berlin from the UK 18 months ago, I have my ‘brexit’ residence permit for 10 years and I plan to stay for the long term.

** Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created. This does not have to involve crypto (although crypto projects are fine too).**

At university I was part a team that established a social co-operative enterprise that operated a bicycle workshop on campus. We had a paid membership system which gave access to our workshop and tools, and also helped teach about bicycle repairs. My role was head of events/training. In this role I organized weekly training sessions to teach basic bike repair skills, with the aim of increasing the number of students that felt confident commuting to campus by bike. I also helped organize a ride for 50 of the members, we rode from London to Birmingham and raised a lot of money for charity. This role taught me a lot about building and maintaining a community to provide value for members.

Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

1st week:

  1. Learn who the members of the Berlin chapter are. I’ve been to most of the BM events so I know a lot of the locals/regulars but I also want to understand who the wider community is made up of, including those from overseas. and what we can do to make them an active part of the Berlin sub-dao community.
  2. Connect with the other subdao signers, BM core team and local berlin NFT/web3 communities (e.g. NFT Club Berlin, NFT Creators, Crypto girls club) to discuss future plans.
  3. Draft a calendar of events that will help continue to grow awareness of crypto berliners in the city.

100 days:

  1. Make the Crypto Berliner community the go to place for people who want to learn about web3 in berlin.
  2. Grow an active community including people who don’t own the NFT, but helping those people onboard to web3 and give them the tools to get started; education, security, people to ask for advice.
  3. Host regular events, including specific onboarding events for newbies.

What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

Once web3 is adopted on a mass scale DAOs can be the organizing blocks of society.

How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.

I went to an event at the NFT Creators space in Wedding and met Loudsqueak and Liam as they were here on a scouting trip, and since then have been going to the weekly BM meet ups. I minted my Crypto Citizen last week, it was an amazing experience, I minted at the same time as some friends I’ve met through NFTs and also invited some friends who are interested in the web3 world but haven’t dived in yet so it was a great introduction for them.

What other communities or projects are you involved with?

My full time role is as the community manager for unstoppable.fi, and I’m also part of the NFT Club Berlin team (Twitter Manager) and a regular at the Berlin Art Loft meet up group.

  • What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?
  1. Maintaining the focus on IRL community, which is already a cornerstone of Bright Moments. I think in person meeting and educating/ learning together is invaluable and can’t be replicated online.
  2. Focus on what Bright moments is doing in the present and not get caught up in the past of the project; e.g. Crypto Punks emphasis on being the ‘first’ NFT collection helped them a lot but when BAYC provided better utility to it’s holders it’s value increased greatly ultimately leading to Yuga Labs buying out the IP for crypto punks from Larva Labs.

What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?

There should be some benefit to these ‘super holders’ who clearly believe a lot in the project and perhaps have been active across a lot of different locations. I think these should be voted for by the DAO but could include;

  • Early access/ guaranteed allocation of giveaway/partnerships available to Crypto citizen holders.
  • Early access to book events organized by Bright Moments
  • Gated discord channels

Hi BM team & fellow citizens, had sent this via mail on Tuesday, but forgot to make my reply public. Thanks for reminding me @irinaliakh!

Here is my application

Personal

  • Ethereum address:

0xe18304aB5541E598FE0ff78c740e01A6aE3d64BF

  • ENS name:

dropstar.eth (getting a personal ENS soon)

  • Name:

Rebecca Miller

How long have you lived in Berlin? Do you live here currently?

I’ve been living in Berlin for 12 years and I plan on staying here. As much as I love travelling, I love this city more :slight_smile:

Experience

  • Please describe an interesting project (outside of work or school) that you have built or created. This does not have to involve crypto (although crypto projects are fine too).

Besides starting my company DropStar I have been mentoring women for a while now, first at university and now as a founder. I’m a part of multiple initiatives where female founders or female professionals in general exchange ideas and share advice, which helped me a lot in my career and now I am more than excited to be able to give back. I am advising friends and family on getting into cryptocurrency or investing in general.

  • Describe your 100 day plan for the Bright Moments Berlin chapter. What will you do your first week? Your first month?

First week: To start I will interview the core Bright Moments team on their mission and vision, ask the cryptoberliners for their wishes for the next 6-12-18 months and also connect to the leaders of the other chapters, Venice and New York, on how and what they are working on. Then my co-lead and I would sit down and make a plan & budget on what we want to achieve in Berlin and how our local efforts connect to the global community. We will also divide responsibilities of who is in charge of what and who we need on our team to make this community a thriving hub for arts, culture and nft’s. We’ll also need to establish a physical hub (an office of some sort) and some processes with the local cryptoberliner community, how we can best involve all NFT holders in decision-making and activities.

First month: With our wish list we’ll start interviewing and hiring team members. To grow the community we will be building on top of the connections that the Brightmoments team established here, the network my co-lead and I have plus new communities, projects & initiatives to get connected to. To keep the momentum going we will set up a regular Meetup series that starts right where Phil & the team have left off. By the end of the first month we will (hopefully) have a growing base of involved community members, a team of part-time contributors, a physical community hub, great monthly IRL events and a plan to involve the local arts, culture & nightlife community with Bright Moments. To raise brand awareness and fund some of our activities we’ll pitch collaborations to partners/sponsors that fit with the Bright Moments brand and community.

  • What is something you believe about DAOs that most people don’t agree with?

That transparency of what funds are used for and giving everyone involved in an enterprise a stake in the outcome is better than centralised leadership. With all transactions being public, information about salaries, investments, the whole P&L of a company are accessible for everyone. I hear people criticising the lack of regulations in cryptocurrency, but none of the “rules” for the banking sector prevented the 2008 financial crisis, laws are not helping resolve economic inequalities or any number of issues where corporations use funds not for the good of their employees, community or society. DAO’s will change how we think about corporate governance.

Miscellaneous

  • How did you hear about Bright Moments? If you have minted a CryptoCitizen, please describe your experience.

My friend Katia introduced me to Bright Moments at the beginning of this year. I attended the first meetups and minted my CryptoBerliner #161 last week. Absolutely loved the experience, the location is gorgeous and I’ll never forget the reveal. What a way to be welcomed into a DAO! I had imagined the logistics behind IRL minting to be more complicated, but it was super easy, I got the QR code beforehand and everything was so smooth. The team escorting those who mint upstairs, like a VIP experience, is so cool, really made for a special evening.

  • What other communities or projects are you involved with?

I have my own startup, dropstar, we bring NFT artists and music creators together for unique digital collectibles and have our own smart contracts & platform. Other than that I am a member of the Water&Music community and #NotYouBroNFT collective.

  • What is one thing you have learned from other crypto projects that you believe Bright Moments could benefit from?

Crypto wallets are still not user friendly enough for most people. That’s why at dropstar we went with a custodial wallet provider, that lowers the barrier to entry for individuals who are worried about security or forgetting their password.

  • What should holders of all ten CryptoCitizen city collections be entitled to when the project is complete?

That’s a great question! For me the most important topic after the whole collection is minted, and what the cryptocitizens should be entitled to decide on together, is about the future and how this great collective lives on.

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