You're over-thinking it, the purpose of a DAO is simply to perform a role in the best way possible. For Dash that role is digital cash and what drives it's strategy is mostly competition. DAOs often seem to be considered as something like decentralised corporations but there's a significant difference, corporations are profit driven while DAOs are non-profit. Maybe that sounds a little crazy but think about it for a mo, what happens if the aim is profit? Improvement and innovation are no longer top priority and if it's more profitable to, say, eliminate competition than compete head-on then that's the path it has to take, it results in building a better predator rather than building the best digital cash possible.
I have to disagree here..... Profit really has nothing to do with this, as you'll see both successful non-profits and for-profits, they all have clear missions and vision statements... Here is the problem that I have right now
as a MNO...
Hypothetical, but very possible.
2 proposals, equally good for Dash and funding for one..... Both are 800k USD each... Alt36 (retail based Point of Sale system) just passed. One of the 2 new proposals, has to do with some "Wallet UX integration and 3rd world unbanked outreach" and the other has to do with a "Service based Point of Sale system"..... How should I vote with out a vision? Should we concentrate our efforts on Point of Sale systems or diversify our position with the 3rd world unbanked? We can't have it all... We need to focus on something...
Just a couple statements (owned by some group
) that states what we are targeting... Is it: 3rd world unbanked, smart contracts, Point of Sale retail, 1st world unbanked (Cannabis industry), etc... Then I'll be able to vote accordingly, in a educated manor... I don't even care what it is we focus on, but as the saying goes... How do you eat and elephant? One bit at a time. Blockchain technology is an elephant.
Finally, a DAO is not anarchy and organizations need guidance.... The only thing new in a DAO, is the word Autonomous... We have had (DOs) forever. Successful ones have a mission and vision statement.