Exercise Your Right to Vote
Among the most exciting aspects of VitaDAO is that anyone holding $VITA can vote on proposals! Here are two notable proposals nearing phase 2 of voting on Discourse:
VDP-11: New 10% VITA Mint for Treasury & Strategic Contributors
This proposal was recently updated for clarification. In layman’s terms, the proposal suggests minting an additional 10% of tokens to be issued to contributors (voted on by the DAO) in exchange for treasury funds and expertise from the selected entities.
Due to the low volume of decentralized exchanges, strategic contributors have reached out to VitaDAO with the inability to purchase desired quantities of $VITA. This proposal would enable five new enthusiastic contributors, who have been voted on by VitaDAO, to apply to 5 whitelisted addresses for a 10% vested fresh VITA mint. Addresses would have a one, two, or five-year vesting period during which their locked tokens could earn APY and the ability to vote.
VDP-18: Jonathan An- Towards Reversing Periodontal Disease using Geroscience
Periodontal disease is a chronic oral disease with inflammation of the tissues supporting the teeth. The disease’s greatest underlying risk factor is age, highlighting the importance of studying periodontitis within the lens of geroscience studies.
This proposal involves $250,000.000 funding to support an 8-week mouse-model study that would use small molecule inhibitors of the PI3K/NFkB/mTOR pathway to treat periodontal disease. The study would be composed of 5 drug interventions and rapamycin as a positive control. Many age-related diseases follow a path of low-grade, chronic inflammation without infection. This process is referred to as “inflammaging.”
In evaluating the pathways that target “inflammaging,” this proposal suggests a potential gero-science based treatment of periodontitis and the potential for a positive impact on age-related cognitive decline. Discourse voting has not yet opened, but the full proposal is able to be viewed on the VitaDAO Governance Discourse forum
Help Build the Future on Longevity Research
Currently, anyone (even people without $VITA tokens!) can vote on phase 1 and phase 2 of proposals taking place on Discord and Discourse! By voting, you are helping the DAO make important decisions and playing a role in directing the future of the DAO.
That being said, if you do hold $VITA, we encourage you to vote in all three phases of voting! The transition to Snapshot will require no gas fees, no staking of tokens, and provide more DAO members with an actionable way to shape the future of the DAO.
VitaDAO In The Wild
All this discussion of IP-NFTs, exciting new research proposals, and the developing blockchain technology can be tough to follow. It’s a running joke that 1 month in crypto is like 1 year in traditional tech fields! Check out this deep dive
on how VitaDAO addresses current issues in scientific funding and dissemination of novel information.
How to Get Involved
The most streamlined way to get involved is to join the Discord and hop into an orientation “Ask Me Anything” call. You can find links to the Discourse, Discord, and Twitter here: https://linktr.ee/vitadao
January 5th at 9 PM CET
(Recurring Every Wednesday)- Swing by a VitaDAO onboarding session on Discord with Niklas Rindtorff and Alex Dobrin. Join the VitaDAO Discord Server
to learn more about the DAO, how to get involved, and have any lingering questions answered.
January 7th at 4 PM CET (Recurring Every Other Friday)- Once involved, hop onto a call for Working Group Stewards and all Working Group Members. Where? On the VitaDAO Discord Working Group Office — Voice channel.
January 9th at 5–7 PM CET
(Recurring Every Subsequent Sunday)- VitaDAO Game Night on @gather_town. Pop by to meet some fellow longevity enthusiasts. Click Here to Join Up on Game Night
January 27th at 3:30 PM CET- Join a panel discussion with VitaDAO contributor and AI guru Max Unfried discussing the intersection of Longevity and Crypto.
Here’s to living longer, living healthier, and perhaps a holiday season full of grapes