TaurosDAO Membership Cards (TAUROS) confer a number of benefits on members. Governance, staking, passive income, airdrops, and various allowlists are only a few of them. Depending on whether you are an investor, an artist, a collector, or all of the above, you may look forward to a number of privileges from TaurosDAO membership. For a detailed breakdown, see the table below and click on each of the three categories.
First and foremost, governance tokens grant holders the right to vote on important decisions and the direction the project may take in the future. In the case of TaurosDAO, TAUROS cards are also our governance tokens. It's simple: 1 TAUROS means 1 vote, regardless of card type.
A set amount of all future assets created by Labyrinthine Unreal and TaurosDAO are initially airdropped randomly to existing members according to the rate below:
All OG cards will receive an Estate airdrop. All cards receive all the other perks of membership, regardless of card type (such as, pass for all private or ticketed events and sales, governance, artist and collector benefits, etc.). A part of Merca City's game tokens will also be distributed to all TAUROS holders. The rest will be distributed to Estate owners based on tasks completed and/or time spent in the game. Those who own both a Card and an Estate will receive a weapon specific to their rank in Merca City. These are the only weapons of their kind and each has a special power appropriate to OGs, Archons, or Guardians.
TaurosDAO Members need not apply for allowlists; if you hold a TAUROS token you are always automatically listed and can be among the first to mint. However, being part of a thriving community brings many other opportunities beyond the community itself. Other projects constantly seek collaboration and partnership with TaurosDAO. We expect airdrops from other projects to be common. The first of these is a free Domain name by Unstoppable Domains. Domains can be claimed on the Unstoppable Domains dashboard one week after the mint.
Our Art Galleries are both curated and theme oriented, so it is not always a guarantee that your work will appear in them even if you may be a TaurosDAO member. However, we will launch various themed events from time to time, so eventually your theme/genre may come up. If you have an idea in this regard, and wish to collaborate with us first hand, you may contact us on Discord
Art contests will be another common event. Rewards may vary depending on theme and purpose, but usually they will be oriented towards both genre and art category—for example, our first contest was for a 3D Animal Familiar to be featured in the Labyrinthine Unreal game. Other themes may be architectural, avatars, wearables, accessories, and other game assets, or quite simply any art theme, similar to the art galleries.
Both Labyrinthine Unreal and TaurosDAO may directly purchase artworks from our members. However, this is not a guarantee and it should not be the reason for anyone to purchase a token and become a member. TaurosDAO exists as a service to its art community, and being a member does not entitle one to guaranteed sales.
Our curated NFT Marketplace will feature both 1/1 works and collections and it is designed from the ground up to bring many features that are sorely lacking in the space, from a tiered verification system to various promotional activities to afford proper visibility to participating artists, personal author pages, wip publishing options and much more. Applications for 1/1 artists will open soon, so keep an eye out for the announcement.*
Labyrinthine Unreal and TaurosDAO are a massive ecosystem, and therefore hold a huge potential for promotional activities, from art galleries and podcast shows featuring our members, events, and activities, to exhibitions within the Merca City sim, concerts, contests, museums, and even collaborations and custom works demand by gamers and other metaverse visitors.
Early users of our platform may look forward not only to great promotional services, but also to waved fees in our marketplace. Just mint and list, we'll pick up the bill.
Many of the works we purchase may be featured in the Labyrinthine Unreal game or in Merca City. A work of art may be laced with some unclockable content giving further clues to the solution of a puzzle or it may be sought out simply for the art' sake by collectors and gamers alike. NFT artists may also collaborate with us first hand in the custom creation of game assets, from 2D and 3D art objects (avatars, architectural constructions, game accessories, etc.) to animation and film, soundtracks and sound FX, etc.
Closed door digital events are a great way for interested collectors to meet directly with their favourite artists. Live auctions, art galleries, art workshops, and educational events are all in the works in Merca City. Labyrinthine Unreal and TaurosDAO are uniquely positioned to capture and hold the attention of anyone interested in the NFT and metaverse space. We are only getting started!
* It is important to understand that the Marketplace is curated and artists' benefits are not guaranteed by membership. For example, if a work is found to be plagiarized, it will not be accepted and/or removed from the marketplace regardless of whether the artist is a member, and the author's artistic privileges will be terminated. However, while artworks will always be subject to the highest standards, members will receive priority and personal care in the checks and verification process.
Live Auction events may be subject to certain standards before one is admitted (e.g., genuine and long standing involvement with the art community). Although these may be closed door events, they may be streamed live online on any of our podcasts from time to time.
Collectors will enjoy access not only to live auction houses but also to limited and private areas of our art galleries and workshops. These are generally great opportunities to meet the artist face to face (or avatar to avatar, as the case may be).
Acquiring 10 or more artworks from our upcoming platform will qualify you for a free Estate inside the Tauros District of Merca City, where you may showcase your collections. This is a limited time offer and the number of works required to claim a land parcel will increase with each Estate claimed. Tauros is the art district in Merca City, where most of the OG Estates are located.