Put on your party hats... Hats Protocol and the Hats App v2 are now live & ready to use! 🥳
Hats is the onchain roles protocol. Give revocable roles and authorities to your people and code, save time, and get things done.
What makes Hats the ultimate coordination tool? Ohhh baby, here we go...
Hats are roles, and roles are how people coordinate to get things done.
Why are so many DAOs, networks, and decentralized organizations so chaotic? There are no roles! No roles = no structure = no accountability. The tyranny of structurelessness wins again...
But it doesn't have to be like that!
When roles are clear:
work is no longer chaotic
people know who to turn to for critical info
people are empowered to make decisions and take action
people can be held accountable!
Here’s the good news: Hats is easy to use and it composes with all the DAO tools you already know and love.
With Hats you can give contributors all kinds of different revocable (!) onchain & offchain permissions, including:
1. Safe multisig signing authority
Delegate & revoke multisig signing authority based on specific eligibility criteria (such as election winners, wallet holdings, allow-lists, staking requirements, and almost any other logic you can dream up).
2. Snapshot proposal creation & voting
3. DELV council voting authority
4. Coordinape circle access
Ensure only the right people can vote and dynamically tie voting eligibility to other conditions.
7. Charmverse read/comment/write permissions
8. Wonderverse read/comment/write permissions
Give people all the right permissions without any manual onboarding or offboarding — just mint them a hat!
10. EOA wallet ownership (yes, hat-controlled wallets)
11. Many more web2 permissions via Lit Protocol
12-100. Literally anything that's token-gateable
Imagine... you can even hold a JokeRace election that automatically gives the winners special authorities like multisig signing, voting rights & more. Once the election term ends, or if the winners become losers, the hat & its associated authorities are *automatically* revoked.
Role-based governance is the future, and Hats bundles all the things roles need: responsibility, authority, and accountability.
How does Hats empower orgs to ensure the right ppl & addresses always have the right permissions?
Step 1. Create roles. 🧢 Name your hat, add a description and an image, and determine admin authority over this role.
Step 2. Connect power to roles. ⚡️ Using composable primitives and easy-to-understand token IDs, connect a hat to onchain permissions and offchain authorities via token gates.
Step 3. Customize logic for how the role will be issued, revoked & deactivated. 🤝 Determine how the role will be distributed, revoked, and deactivated.
Step 4. Mint hat tokens to any Ethereum or L2 addresses: EOAs, Safes, DAOs & smart contracts. 🤠 Distribute hat tokens to Ethereum or L2 addresses — including EOAs, Safes, DAOs, and smart contracts — and make sure the right people and code have the right permissions at any given time.
Orgs can be decentralized AND have the structures and accountabilities they need to get things done. Hats enables orgs to create CAPTURE-RESISTANT structures to get shit done (safely).
Hierarchy is no longer the enemy when the top of the hierarchy is the DAO itself.
Or you can use Hats directly via the app -- Hats is permissionless and open-source!
Use Hats at app.hatsprotocol.xyz
See the new website at www.hatsprotocol.xyz
Visit our docs and guides at docs.hatsprotocol.xyz
And get in touch if you need help getting started.
If you're inspired by Hats, please like & retweet this thread to help us get the word out. We love our hatvocates!
Hold on to your hats, lots more to come...
Major hat tip to all those who have helped Hats get where it is today, including @AaronSoskin @antavedissian @BryanPetes @Bmulligan56 @BlockChainJames @Clinamenic @Converge4Impact @DAOhaus @Dan2Hunt @davehrlichman @Eric_rsno @Fifthworldzach @Gershido @hey_zayi @IDEOVC @JacobHomanics @Jafetsc @JamesTamplin @JonathanHillis @Lrettig @Meta_Cartel @More_reese @Mybellalogica @Niran @Notscottmoore @Opolis @Parkerjayp @ProseEleven @RaidGuild @Rathermercurial @Richiebonilla @Scotrepreneur_ @Seedclubvc @Sinahab @spengrah @TeamSobol @Topocount @tysullberg @Viiiiiiiiiiiid @Web3brett @WE3co @Willpapper @Zeitgeist_xyz @0xBillW @0xD2_eth @0x7u4n @0xJoshuaSL @0xNN2 @0xRetro @0xSkyMine and… you?? get involved here