The Habitat team joined devcon Amsterdam and its special focus events. The goal was to talk with other projects, rollups, catching up on new developments, potential partnerships and funding opportunities.
In a nutshell: The team leaves Amsterdam highly motivated and optimistic about Habitat and the entire Ethereum space.
L2 Beat Event
L2 Beat is the leading analytics and research website about scaling Ethereum. Showcasing Layer 2 solutions, their technical approach and potential risk factors.
The event in Amsterdam involved all big scaling players with their leaders and founders.
The event was a great success. It proves that Ethereum’s focus is full-on rollups. New info has been shared, plans of higher decentralisation and security announced. The Layer-2 ecosystem is flourishing with innovation and potential. The team’s decision to launch on a rollup was the right one all along. We have touched base with Optimism and Arbitrum about technical and infrastructural questions. We are getting more optimistic to launch on Layer-2!
The DAOist Global Governance Gathering
Next to joining L2Beat, Habitat team members have been present at the governance outlet within the DevConnect Events taking place in Amsterdam - GGG: Global Governance Gathering, organized by The DAOist collective.
The first day was reserved for DAO members and contributors already being involved within the DAO Ecosystem of Ethereum. The program consisted of talks, presentations and workshops. The second day was open to all visitors, the program on this day was more about the classical sales pitches and presentations which give a broader overview of the progress within DAOs and protocols.
Attending these events mostly means discussing technical details and sharing innovation within the development, but the GGG event managed to include another critical point of working within DAOs and the broader ecosystem: The cultural building within DAOs and how to go one step further in comparison to classical Web2 start-ups when building teams and working in remote set-ups.
The aim is not to emulate the current state of working together, but to bring new perspectives which are supported by the Web3 technology and enable new ways of coordinating together.
Next to the opportunities and positive features, attendees also got reminded about what is still open to solve in the space and which challenges might occur on the way to sovereignty:
Other Challenges outlined:
On-Chain <> Off-Chain, Feasibility
What does it mean for the scope of applications?
Naive Web2 Founders <> Dogmatic Crypto OGs
How do beginners find their way in the space?
“DAO Tooling” <> Centralized Backends & Storage
Can DAOs actually work autonomously?
Online Economy <> Real-World Impact
Is the space actually solving problems?
The Habitat team met interesting founders and builders, each on their own way to realise a brighter future for the ecosystem and the people involved. Private Treasuries, DAO Service Agencies and Token-Launchpads have been key themes and talking points when the team was engaged in dialogues. We believe these projects and builders could help the Habitat project further down the road when enabling new partnerships and integrations.
To catch up and get your own insights, check the official Youtube for all the streams.