⚔️ State of the Raid 🔥 May

Updating you on the Latest Happenings at Raid Guild!

Welcome back travelers of the Metaverse 🌌

For those unaware, this publication aims to provide a glimpse into what Raid Guild — a decentralized collective of mercenaries, has been up to lately. En garde ⚔️

Raid Guild is steadily building the future of work; creating the infrastructure needed to coordinate, facilitate governance, and execute decision making at scale.

Underneath the surface, the Guild is working on several initiatives, here’s a quick update on all of the juicy alpha going around the guild today 👇

🧙‍♀️ Season 1 Update 🧙‍♀️

Launching on May 17th, 2021 - Season 1 cohort has brought +50 new apprentices to the Guild.

Beyond the diversity of applicants, what is most exciting to see within this new wave of apprentices is their shared excitement to shape the future of work and contribute alongside Raid Guild to the web3 ecosystem!

Season 1 apprentices have been quick to prove their value to the Guild, with various members self-selecting and coalescing around projects they’re interested in.

After just one week, the cohort has deployed a DAO, began work on a website for Season 1 apprentices, and started a GDPR playbook for Raid Guild to begin thinking about data privacy for the community.

Skill Shill & Props

In addition to the emerging projects, apprentices have not feigned from showing off their skills to the guild, check this map of apprentice and member skills below 👇

There are numerous apprentices producing tremendous work, and to dish props to only a few seems unfair. With that, we would like to acknowledge and give gratitude to all of the apprentices in the Guild, thank you!

To get a taste for what is going on in Season 1, check out “A Raid Guild Adventure” and the website that is undergoing continuous improvements here.

If you desire to participate in the next cohort, stay tuned for updates in the Raid Guild Discord.

💸  Smart Invoice 💸

If this is the first you are hearing of Smart Invoice, you’re in for a treat!

Raid Guild built Smart Invoice to facilitate payments between freelancers and their clients in a semi-trustless and permissionless manner.

Check out the launch post or if you want to test the waters 💦,, head over to Smart Invoice and connect your MetaMask to Rinkeby to create a test smart invoice!

🗣 Embracing and Extending Community 🗣

Gitcoin, the premier grants platform that leverages web3 technologies for democratic funding of public goods, launched a token on Tuesday, May 25th.

We thank you our fellow Gitcoin friends for continuing to set a good example for what it means to build for crypto and not just in crypto.

After roughly four years of building and funding public goods in the web3 space, Gitcoin decided it was time to launch their token.

Gitcoin’s goal by launching a token is to decentralize Gitcoin’s treasury management, grants approval process, and dispute resolution to the wider community of $GTC holders and to create “Federated DAOs” for funding the future of the open web!

To learn more about $GTC or to see if you’re eligible for any airdropped tokens, visit here.

Quick Overview of Guild Stats →

  • 93 Guild Members

  • 3 Guild Improvement Proposals (Formulating)

  • 12 Guild Improvement Raids (In Progress)

  • 27 Client Raids (In Progress)

For those strapped on time, here’s a look at our recent Raids

Internal Raids (RIPs) — — ䷢In-Progress ䷢

We have a plethora of internal raids that are currently in the works. We will list them here so you can briefly review what the Guild has been working on internally

  • RIP-Cohort-Framework

  • RIP-Shillshop

  • RIP-Product-Suite

  • RIP-Skill-Forrest

  • RIP-Iconography

  • RIP-Bard

  • RIP-Join-Us

  • RIP-Raid-Token

  • RIP-Style-Guide

  • RIP-Rage-Shipper

  • RIP-Moloch-Shirt

  • RIP-Dot-Org

  • RIP-Bot-Docs

Raid Guild is working on several RIPs across different areas of the Guild with value extending into the web3 ecosystem. We will provide you with more updates as they warrant your time.

External Raids (ERs) 

xDAI is going through a full rebrand with the help of our fellow Guild members. You can see the detailed scope of the rebrand by visiting the Raid Guild forum here

If you want to stay up to date on xDAI developments, check out their weekly updates here 👈

𐃉Call to Action: Join Us and Build The Future of Work 𐃉

At Raid Guild, our steadfast commitment to shipping products for the web3 ecosystem has manifested in HUGE demand for our services outpacing our supply, so we are calling out to all interested parties to join us on our journey toward overcoming the elusive but all powerful Moloch (God of Coordination Failure) 😭

Find your way into our #tavern, and start by telling us about yourself, share something from this newsletter that you’re excited to learn more about or want to work on, or tell us what really gets you going. We can’t wait to see what you will do with the Raid Army at your side ⚔

Reflecting on Growth & Vision for Continuing Growth

We’re ecstatic at the pace Raid Guild is growing, and we’re committed to ensuring the quality of our work is improved as we scale, our Cohort training seasons are a keen example of that.

Before Season0, much of our engagement from newcomers prevailed through word of mouth, which was great because passion and talent would float in randomly, ready to embark on slaying web3 demons and making new allies along the way.

This culture of travelers, pioneers, and foragers meeting and greeting to accomplish work in the Metaverse is one that the Guild prides itself on and that we must preserve as we scale.

If you have talent and more importantly passion to work in this emerging Web3 environment, we encourage you to join us. We are your allies, your mentors, and your equals on this journey 🤝🏻

Until then, we’re grateful to be working in such a vibrant ecosystem and are constantly amazed by the amount of awesome projects brought to our attention.

If you haven’t already, join the Discord and introduce yourself! We’re always keeping an eye out for hidden talent to spotlight.

Looking to earn some brownie points on your path to becoming a full Member and earning those 100 DAO shares? Share this newsletter on Twitter and drop a note in #shill  channel on Discord— your sacrifice will be duly noted 🌟

Until next time 🥂


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