Here we collect resources to help you learn more about the Bisq DAO, what it is, and how it works.

The Bisq DAO is currently live on our testnet, and is projected to go live on mainnet in March 2019.

General Info

Introduction to the Bisq DAO (doc)

Plain language introduction to the Bisq DAO.

Bisq DAO in Brief (videos)

Quick, short video series on the Bisq DAO. Get up to speed with a handful of 3-4 minute videos.

Bisq DAO Basics (videos)

A more thorough treatment of the DAO covering everything from the basics of bitcoin transactions and colored coins to the economic and technical roots of the BSQ token and how it powers the Bisq DAO.

Try It

User Guide: Making a Compensation Request in the DAO (doc)

The Bisq DAO isn’t live yet, but it’s available for you to test right now! This easy-to-follow guide will walk you through the process of making a compensation request, but you can use the same process to make any proposal you’d like (e.g., adjust fees, trading limits, or any other parameter).

More Details

Phase Zero: A Plan for Bootstrapping the Bisq DAO

An overview of the philosophy behind Bisq, the Bisq DAO, why both were created, and how it planned to decentralize its own governance from the very beginning.

Bisq DAO Technical Specification

Technical details of (1) what BSQ tokens actually are, how they’re created, and how they’re destroyed and (2) the various functions of the Bisq DAO and how BSQ enables them. The document includes several example transactions so you can explicitly see the processes.

Dev Session on the Bisq DAO

A thorough look at the technical implementation of the Bisq DAO. It’s a fairly advanced treatment of the DAO that assumes you are already familiar with its basic ideas and workings.

For Contributors

How to Make a Compensation Request (doc)

Contributed to the Bisq Network? Great (and thank you!). Here is how to request compensation for your work.

Past Contributors: Get Added to the Genesis Distribution

If you contributed to Bisq at some point in the past, you will need to specify a new mainnet BSQ address to become part of the genesis BSQ distribution. See details at the bottom of the linked page.

Still Curious?

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