Education Partnership Between D_D and Mass Effect


I’m building a knowledge exchange protocol called Mass Effect that gives equal access to information and knowledge. It connects learners to subject matter experts. Most importantly, Mass Effect incentivizes a cyclical pattern of learning → teaching → learning allowing for the exponential growth of knowledge transference. Phase 1 of Mass Effect will build the community of educators and learners. I’ll be coordinating live knowledge sessions with subject matter experts and Web3 development is obviously a hot topic. I’m reaching out to the top Web3 and crypto organizations, including DeveloperDAO, who can nominate subject matter experts to lead these lectures and hands-on, interactive sessions. DeveloperDAO will be recognized as an early supporter of a high-impact project. Subject matter experts will be invited to the Mass Effect platform at a higher credential level with more financial perks once the platform is finished. There is no financial ask from this community. Only expertise and some time.

I’m not able to create a poll so I’ll use the comments to gauge interest and see if there are nominees to lead a session.

You can learn more about the initiative and roadmap below.

Link to Gitcoin Grants page


I’m frustrated with the one-way nature of online education. When an educator teaches a student something new, the transfer of knowledge stops at the student. This transaction of knowledge is fine for the educator and student involved, but when you shift your perspective to all of humanity, we are missing out on an important regenerative opportunity. Think of transferring knowledge as transferring heat, light, or other forms of energy. When energy moves from one body to another, it doesn’t just stop. It’s continuously moving through everything in its environment. Knowledge can and should be treated the same way. What happens when we incentivize the spread of knowledge wide to a larger, more diverse population? When more people hold the necessary knowledge, more problems get solved, and humanity thrives.

Mass Effect will make information accessible to those who may not have the financial means. Because of the internal economy, coordination, and incentive structures tokens enable, we can make sure knowledge is attainable regardless of your status or situation. Recognizing this new technology for what it could do, the need to build Mass Effect in this environment was obvious. I dove head first into crypto, joined BanklessDAO full-time, collaborated with many others, and started soaking up as much as I could. It’s 8 months later and I still have A LOT to learn, but I understand enough to get started.


My ask to DeveloperDAO, if you all believe in this mission, is for you to nominate people in this community who are subject matter experts in any field related to crypto. It could be trading, regulations, governance, tokenomics, anything. You can also self-nominate, but it’s important that the community recognizes you as competent on that subject. The knowledge that is shared MUST be accurate, factual, unopinionated, and unbiased.

Those who accept the nomination will be invited to lead paid workshops and seminars. The majority of these sessions will be on Twitter spaces. However, hands-on, interactive workshops will be done on Zoom, Google Meet, or a similar platform. The sessions are free to attend, but instructors will be paid at a rate that is TBD.

Impact To You and DeveloperDAO

If there is community support for Mass Effect and the mission it serves, DeveloperDAO will be recognized as an early supporter. You may be consulted during the planning and product development phases of Mass Effect. It’s also a good opportunity to promote the educational projects happening across the DAO. Most importantly, you will be helping to build a high-impact, regenerative, educational system that makes knowledge highly accessible. There is no financial commitment from the community as part of this ask. Just time and expertise.

Finally, those who accept the nomination and successfully complete a live workshop will be invited to join Mass Effect with “Specialist” level credentials, privileges, and financial incentives when the platform is built. Details of the Specialist role can be found in the docs below.

Mass Effect Docs

About Me

My name is Manuel Maccou. My background is in product management where I worked for 6 years, but my passion is creating opportunities for others. There is no better way to create opportunities than provide access to information. My first dive into the world of crypto was 8 months ago when I joined BanklessDAO. Mass Effect is the reason I entered this space. I recognized that the opportunities, social coordination, and economic structures that crypto enables were key to the success of Mass Effect. But I didn’t know how it worked. So I came to learn. That need to learn mixed with my passion for creating opportunities lead me to the education guild where I lead the creation of educational materials for 1 season. I’m currently a member of a small elected team at BanklessDAO called the GSE (Governance Solutions Engineers) tasked with identifying and proposing action for the biggest threats and opportunities in the DAO.

Discord: ManuelMaccou🏴#6974

Twitter: @ManuelMaccou


Thanks for sharing @ManuelMaccou :handshake: given the early stage this may be more suitable for the general category but will leave that to @isiah and @willblackburn

The idea sounds really interesting and the mission for cyclical learning patterns is really cool. I think it may cross over a lot with some of the efforts happening on the education platform in this channel in the discord. cc @pbillingsby.eth @ropats16 @meowy @7i7o and co

Are you hoping for this to be a “Developer DAO Project” or are you just looking for support form Developer DAO and it’s members to help make this a success?


Hey @kempsterrrr thanks for taking a look at the proposal. I’ll check out the channel you linked now.

My primary interest is support from Developer DAO by nominating some subject matter experts on crypto topics to lead some knowledge sessions. I’ll be coordinating these across multiple organizations that show support. However, I am also scouting for and building the core team. I’m open to learning more about what it would mean to be a “Developer DAO Project”

Hey I tried to go into the link you shared but your server is gated to NFT holders. Do you have guest permissions you can grant? My discord handle is ManuelMaccou🏴#6974

hey, sorry I’m slow following up here. we currently do not have a guest role. what we normally do with partnerships is create a specific channel and invite folks in there to coordinate. let me share your thoughts and see if there is anyone outside who’d like to drive this :slight_smile:

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Ok sounds good. Thank you!