How to Join CuraDAO
One of the things that make the CuraDAO unique is that it’s managed by all members collectively, instead of a small group of board members. Each CuraDAO member has an amount of reputation, which is a reflection of their contribution towards CuraDAO’s causes and equals their voting power in the CuraDAO.
So, in order to be able to vote on CuraDAO proposals you will need to earn some reputation. This reputation can be earned by contributing to CuraDAO projects or by requesting some reputation.
If you want to earn your reputation by working on a CuraDAO project you can follow the How to submit a proposal guide. If you want to familiarize yourself with the CuraDAO first or solely want to participate in the curation of projects you can submit a reputation request proposal.
In order to submit a reputation request proposal you will need:
– A metamask account
– Some Ethereum to complete the transaction
Below we will explain how to acquire both and submit your reputation request proposal.
Metamask is a web extention that allows you to interact with Blockchains. It also function is your digital wallet, as you can store and exchange cryptocurrencies from you Metamask account. If you don’t have a Metamask account yet you can get one here.
PLEASE NOTE: When creating you Metamask account it is extremely important to write down the words provided to you by Metamask. These words are your ONLY proof of owning the account and should be handled with care. Want some help? We created a tutorial. Skip to 6:25 for the Metamask creation part or just enjoy the full video.
Because public blockchains don’t have a central owner all transactions are accompanied with a small fee to pay the computers that host the network in order to create security. For this reason before being able to submit a proposal to the CuraDAO you will need to have some Ethereum (ETH) stored in your Metamask account.
3 ways to get Ethereum
1. Purchase Ethereum using a Credit Card from any of the online exchanges
2. Request Ethereum from a friend or other CuraDAO member
3. Fill in the CuraDAO registration form to receive 0.01 Ethereum
Reputation request proposal
Head over to the CuraDAO DAPP and press on the blue new proposal button on the top right of the screen. You will now be asked to login to your Metamask account. After login in you will see a proposal window pop up.
A reputatation request should include the following title: “Your Name – CuraDAO Reputation Request” and mention in the description Why you want to join the CuraDAO and what you would like to contribute. Please see the image below for an example of what you can fill in.
Fill in the blank spots and press submit. Now a Metamask window will open, here you should press submit again.
After 10-15 seconds your transaction will be completed and your proposal will succesfully submit to the CuraDAO.
Now the CuraDAO members will have the opportunity to vote on your proposal and decide if you are a good addition to the CuraDAO.
If the majority of the CuraDAO members vote to have you as a part of the CuraDAO you will receive the reputation and will be able to vote on other proposals.
Further questions or in need of help? Please reach out to the CuraDAO facebook group.