March 15, 2022       /       Unchained Daily       /       Laura Shin

Join My Private Discord By Purchasing an NFT!

I recently launched a private Discord group for my Bulletin subscribers, which gives members access to exclusive content from guests, the ability to interact directly with me, and pitch guests/topics for Unchained!

However, a lot of readers wanted to join the Discord without having to sign up for a Facebook account (#web2), which led me to the grand idea of launching a collection of NFTs that will grant holders access to the private Discord!

Today is the soft launch of the Unchained Private Discord NFT collection, and I am releasing 10 of the 100 planned NFTs today via Unchained Daily!

Here’s how to buy the NFT and join the private Discord:

  1. Buy an NFT! Here’s the link. Each NFT is available on OpenSea for .02 ETH (~$50) on Polygon and will give you access to the Discord, as well as the premium content, for one year.

  2. Join the public Discord! Here’s the link. As a general member, you will have access to just the welcome page, along with a general chat. To access the private channels, you need to…

  3. Authenticate your NFT via CollabLand. Here’s a link on how to do this.

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues with your NFTs, please reach out to [email protected].

Daily Bits ✍️✍️✍️

  • El Salvador is considering launching its $1 billion Bitcoin bond between March 15 (today) and March 20.

  • Terra Founder Do Kwon has made a $1 million bet that LUNA will have a higher price in one year than it does now.

  • Digital asset investment products experienced a $110 million outflow for the week ending March 11.

  • Elon Musk tweeted about never selling his Bitcoin, Ethereum, or DOGE holdings – so, of course, DOGE pumped.

  • Bitcoin mixer CoinJoin is beginning to blacklist BTC tied to illegal activity.

  • Ukraine has partnered with FTX and Everstake to launch a new crypto donations website.

Today in Crypto Adoption…

  • Ukraine is planning an NFT launch that will reflect the events happening in Russia’s invasion.

  • Visa is hiring college students for a crypto development program.

The $$$ Corner…

  • DeFi and DAO infrastructure platform Gauntlet raised a $23.8 million funding round that valued the company at $1 billion.

  • Solana NFT marketplace Magic Eden raised $27 million in a Series A funding round.

What Do You Meme?

What’s Poppin’?

MiCA Passes Without PoW Ban


The European Union parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee voted in favor of a new draft of the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) legislative framework 31-4 yesterday morning. MiCA aims to create a legal framework for crypto-assets in the EU, implement consumer protections and safeguards from market manipulation and crime, and start reporting on crypto-assets effect on climate change.

“​​By adopting the MiCA report, the European Parliament has paved the way for an innovation-friendly crypto-regulation that can set standards worldwide,” said Stefan, the ECON Committee’s leader, in a press release. “The regulation being created is pioneering in terms of innovation, consumer protection, legal certainty and the establishment of reliable supervisory structures in the field of crypto-assets. Many countries around the world will now take a close look at MiCA.”

Notably, MiCA was passed by parliament without a provision that had been causing quite a bit of unrest in the crypto space recently. A proposed amendment to the legislative framework took aim at proof-of-work cryptocurrencies over environmental concerns. If passed, it could have potentially led to proof-of-work mining, which powers both Bitcoin and Ethereum (for now), being phased out of EU-based nations.

However, the EU’s parliament voted to strike the provision from MiCA yesterday morning in a narrow 30-23 vote.

For now, the MiCA draft will continue to be debated in a larger parliament vote and then trilogues, or before the European Commission and the Euro Council, according to The Block.

Recommended Reads

  1. @Route2FI on how to survive in crypto long-term:

  1. Alliance DAO’s Qiao Wang on common pitfalls for Web3 founders:

  1. Andrew Badr on an NFT scavenger hunt that led to a free Meebits NFT:

On The Pod…

What Is It Like to Only Work for DAOs? Chase Chapman Tells All

Jack of all metaverse-trades Chase Chapman discusses her experience working for DAOs, how DAO tooling and governance can improve, and drops a hot take about Discord. Chase brings a unique perspective to Unchained as a co-founder and advisor at Decentology, host of On the Other Side podcast, and active DAO contributor at Orca, Index Coop, and Rabbit Hole. Show topics:

  • how Chase got into crypto

  • new avenues for bringing more women into crypto

  • how DAOs change the nature of work

  • how Chase gets paid – and why her accountants might start ducking her calls

  • why Chase is passionate about DAOs having a core set of values

  • why Chase thinks terms like “permissionless” and “decentralized” should not be used to describe DAOs

  • what DAOs can learn from corporate structures

  • why Chase is coming around to the idea that DAOs might not need a single HR department

  • how DAOs are dealing with inactive whale token holders versus DAO contributors (who own smaller amounts of token)

  • what suggestions Chase has for some of the recent big DAO controversies involving Ethereum Name Service and SushiSwap

  • the role of anonymity in DAOs

  • which DAO tools Chase is impressed with and what SnapShot has in common with Wikipedia

  • why Discord is not that bad for DAO management

  • how Chase envisions DAOs and NFTs intersecting in the future
  • what DAO trends Chase is looking forward to in the coming months

Book Update

My book, The Cryptopians: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze, which is all about Ethereum and the 2017 ICO mania, is now available!

You can purchase it here: