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Today we are talking with Tony Herrera, Founder of PaisanoDAO and member of Neon DAO, ReadyPlayerDAO, and WAGMI United. Tony talks about his background as an immigrant activist and how working in that field led him to discover Bitcoin and, eventually, Ethereum. He also shares his early interest in DAOs as an ICO investor in Aragon. Anyone who knows Tony knows that he has long been onboarding new people to web3 and that ENS domains have long played a big part in it. He often gives ENS domains as a way to make crypto more fun and accessible. Furthermore, he shares other tools he uses for onboarding: Metamask and Ethereum. While these probably are not what most people would think of first, he sees the importance of helping people understand how these work to have a good foundation from which to continue learning. Tony founded PaisanoDAO to engage underrepresented communities, particularly women and people of color. He classified it as an impact DAO. PaisanoDAO often hosts workshops and other educational events, including two regular series on Twitter Spaces: NFTs in Español and Frecuensia Paisana. It was important to Tony that the DAO would not grow dependent on him, so he stepped away early. Now the DAO is in the hands of core contributors who continue to nurture the values and mission developed with Tony. He says We must build DAOs whose message and mission resonate with their community. There is a lot to unpack in this episode. So let's get started.
That's a wrap. I hope you enjoyed this conversation with Tony. If you'd like to connect with Tony, you can find him on Twitter @tonyherrera
And to learn more about PaisanoDAO, go to paisanodao.xyz and on Twitter at @ paisanodao
As a final note, this episode is the final recording from our LIVE events hosted on Twitter Spaces. Future episodes will include videos and be released on YouTube and other social channels. I hope you will continue to listen and enjoy these thoughtful discussions.
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