The BanklessDAO Glossary

A list of interesting terms and DAO words. You don't have to do anything in order to complete this step, just feel free to check around and catch up with our lingo. You will not be made to feel like an outsider if you don't speak English or our lingo though, so don't worry about any kind of consequences. bDAO's education guild is actually comprised of a healthy share of Asians, Europeans, and Americans!

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Ask Me Anything ( usually referencing meeting or online events). It usually accompanies a launch of new projects where presentations or talks are given to explain how it works. AMA usually allow audience and community members to interact with the people running a project or product.


Bankless DAO is having an AMA tomorrow at 



Stand alone projects with fixed prices for a defined task.  

Each guild handles their own bounties and can be found on the guild's Bounty Board.

Bounty is paid when the objectives of that bounty are met.



Community Call

A weekly DAO wide call that give an update about what is happening in the DAO


A collection of NFT commonly representing members of the BanklessDAO that can be bought and minted on Opensea. BanklessDAO members are known to reach out to Perchy to commission their own unique Chippi. Various Chippi characters are often found scattered across the Bankless Location Map NFT. 

Trivial: the Chippi of contributing members to the New Joiners Session project have their Chippi featured on the POAP artwork which changes season to season.

 This is fin4thepeople

This is Angyts

  This is Asturias

 This is ThePsychGuy

 This is iSpeakNerd

Collab Land

This is a bot that tell you that you have received a tip ( also look under Tipping) from a member.

Collab Land will send you a message to say how much your tip is and who it is from.

The message you will receive will be :

Received Tip

Hey, Lipstick sent you 50 Banks


This simply means anyone you help or contributes to a project, group or guild. In the DAO you can contribute to multiple project and guilds.



Decentralized Autonomous Organisation

Sometimes called a decentralized autonomous corporation, is an organization represented by rules encoded as a computer program that is transparent, controlled by the organization members and not influenced by a central government.


Decentralized Finance

Decentralized finance offers financial instruments without relying on intermediaries such as brokerages, exchanges, or banks. Instead, it uses smart contracts on a blockchain


Do Your Own Research



Fear Of Missing Out

eg: He bought BTC yesterday because it was MOONing ( price going up fast) . He  FOMOed in!


Fear Uncertainty Doubt

eg: There is a lot of FUB out there so please DYOR (Do Your Own Research)

First Quest

Programs that help in assimilating NM ( New Members) into the respective guilds.

eg. Marketing Guild First Quest/ Education Guild First Quest



Good Morning


Gonna Make It


Good Night



Derived from Holder. It describes  people who hold on to the crypto they have  and do not sell it. 

Also known as Hold On for Dear Life

eg. He is a HODLer.



In Real Life

IRL doctor: In real life I am a doctor.



Learn to Earn

A method that is used as an incentive for people to attend a session that teaches you something. 

Eg. The polygon workshop conducted by Fin4thepeople was an L2E workshop. People who completed the workshop earn some MATIC tokens. 



Price going up fast.

eg. Check out this crypto! It is MOONing!


Minimum Variable Product

First version of a product/proposal  which is can be review by the appropriate group. 


Mission Value Vision

The MVV of BanklessDAO



Non-Fungible Token

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a non-interchangeable unit of data stored on a blockchain, a form of digital ledger, that can be sold and traded.

NFT can be pics, music, twitter post, gifs etc


Not Gonna Make It


New Members



Original Gangsters

Original Gangster (people who have been around the crypto scene since 2013/2014 BTC rush)

It can also be used to reference people who have been at the beginning of a project.


Objectives and Key Results

Office Hours

Time scheduled by Talent Coordinator  ( from the various Guilds) to meet up with new entrants to the DAO and answer any question to help assimilate them into the DAO.



Play to Earn

 Video games and virtual worlds that gamers play for crypto token rewards. Some games require an investment in tokens or NFTs, while others allow people to earn crypto by playing.


Profile Pic

A pic that represents you in social media icons.


Proof of Attendance Protocol are ERC-721 tokens that are used to give attendees a way to prove their record of life experiences. Think of this as the lanyard you take home from a conference, but recorded on the blockchain.

It is a treasury management software, a decentralised application (Dapp).

The site is here

A similar software is like gnosis safe.



It means you have been scammed or hacked. 



A Dynamic Map of Accountability for the Whole Organization. 

It is a graphic and dynamic representation of the guilds, projects and the people connected with them.


Snapshot is a voting tool based on the IPFS decentralized storage system, used by many crypto projects to poll their user bases.

If you have a governance proposal that required DAO wide participation, you put the poll on Snapshot and get the community to vote on it. 


Talent Coordinators

Talent Coordinators are role holder who run the Office Hours for the guild. Each guild has their guild specific Talent Coordinators. They help new comers which their question, find out what their interest are and guide them on how to contribute to the DAO.

Task Holder

Person assigned to complete a given task within a project.


When you tip, you are giving some of your Banks (Tips)  to another member of the DAO to show appreciation or acknowledgement for work done, suggestions given, anything in fact! 

Tipping is done in the 'Hype-and-recognition' channel under General.

!tip @(discord name)  (amount) Banks

For  ( write reason)

!tip @honey 100 Banks 

for taking the notes for today's meeting.



We're All Gonna Make It.


This is a group of people working on a guild or DAO specific project. This is where the work is done to ensure that the project is successfully worked through to completion. 


An opportunity to teach or learn from each other about different Web3 topics.