Users (including myself) have often asked how much it costs to deploy a DAO or how much it costs to perform actions within a DAO (such as voting). While the USD price of these actions fluctuates with the Ethereum gas market, the ETH price does not.
Documenting the gas costs for Aragon DAO template and application operations would help users understand the initial upfront costs of deploying an Aragon DAO, as well as the ongoing costs of using it. Users could then compare this cost to traditional models, such as using an LLC, to understand if Aragon is the best choice for them (and it should be!).
We can take immediate action on this. There are lots of Aragon DAO templates and apps that people use, but don’t know the cost of until they are ready to sign a tx. We can change that by running tests provided by the
solidity-coverage package and estimating the gas costs. The scope of applications and templates to be checked will include, but not be limited to:
- All Aragon apps published to mainnet
- All Aragon DAO templates published to mainnet
I strongly encourage someone to adopt this proposal by suggesting a fair price for the scope of work. If we can achieve rough consensus on the price and scope of work, then the CFDAO should support this