June 20th, 2022

Diamond DAO knowledge graph specialist Omar outlines a framework for applying network analysis algorithms to the Chainverse knowledge graph using Neo4J’s Graph Data Science (GDS) library.

DAO2DAO Network Analysis

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen growing interest in applying network analysis to uncover “clusters” of Web3 communities.

June 19th, 2022

Where to start?

When Mirror launched Writing NFTs on Optimism I was excited -- I wanted to support friends and ideological fellow travelers but didn’t know where to start!

As Christian and I through the articles, we saw an opportunity to help other attention-starved people interested in Web3 quickly find the writing most relevant to them.

So, we read, summarized, and categorized each article. We hope this "context layer" can help people navigate find inspiration and community within this selection of outstanding Web3 writing.

March 12th, 2022


In this three-part article, I present some new insights into the DAO governance space, taking a data-centric approach to analyzing key aspects of the DAO ecosystem, including membership and participation. In Part 1 I give a general introduction to DAOs and organizations and then share the questions that are guiding my current research in the DAO space. In part 2, I dive into trends and patterns that emerge from applying network analysis and data science on the digital traces collected from Snapshot and DAOHaus. Finally, in Part 3, I take the MetaCartel DAO as a case study of governance and look at some of the properties that drive participation. In each section, you will find a collectible NFT. The proceeds from each NFT will go directly towards supporting current and future Diamond Dao community research initiatives. A little spoiler, the DAO network is scale-free, so big hubs have the majority of members, while most DAOs only have a few members! Want to know more, read on!

Article Structure

  • Part 1: An introduction to Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, their connections to organizations, and open research questions
  • Part 2: A Quantitative Study of the DAO Ecosystem
  • Part 3: A DAO Governance Case Study: The MetaCartel DAO


Diamond DAO is building Chainverse to help people connect with communities aligned with their passions.

We are starting with creators building in frontier communities: builders creating DAOs in Decentralized Science (DeSci) and Regenerative Finance (ReFi); artists creating Music NFTs; writers on Mirror.

Diamond DAO’s mission is to build collective knowledge about communities and connect people to new frontiers.

The arc of economic history on planet earth is one of explosive growth after slow burn. In the last one hundred years a tipping point of economic growth and opportunity emerged with new technologies to communicate and organize. Within this upward curve are stories of the communities that emerged alongside through use of tools to organize, share ideas, and store value.

Economic growth (GDP) over the past two thousand years
Economic growth (GDP) over the past two thousand years

In this complex adaptive system of interactions and near infinite possibilities each of us individually is, in many ways, simply along for the ride and creating a story of our own. However, one way humans have managed to adapt, grow, and evolve is through organizing and cooperating. DAOs and Web3 provide a new paradigm for connecting with one another.