Aragon OSx is a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) framework designed to support the organizations of the future. Launched in March 2023, it has already attracted a thriving developer community. SecureSECO, a research organization, has recently built its own custom DAO using Aragon OSx and shared why they chose this framework over others.
The SecureSECO team wanted a simple yet reliable solution for their DAO. They believed that a simpler protocol is easier to use and therefore more secure. The Aragon OSx DAO consists of three main components: the DAO contract, the Permission Manager, and Plugins.
The DAO contract forms the core functionality of the protocol. It represents the identity of the DAO, maintains the treasury, and allows for the execution of various actions. The Permission Manager is responsible for managing permissions and specifying which addresses have access to specific functions. Plugins provide additional functionality to tailor the DAO according to specific needs, including governance, asset management, and membership handling.
One of the advantages of Aragon OSx is the support for custom functionality through plugins. Similar to installing and uninstalling apps on a computer, plugins can be added or removed from the DAO to modify its logic. Different categories of plugins include governance, asset management, and membership.
According to DAOBox, a DAO expert specializing in custom DAOs on Aragon OSx, this framework provides a solid foundation for building customized DAOs. It offers a battle-tested and secure infrastructure, while the modular architecture allows for flexible governance and organizational structures. The ability to easily implement features such as reputation-based voting, token-based funding, and formal onboarding empowers developers to create robust decentralized organizations.
Several plugins have already been developed within the Aragon community, showcasing the potential for customization. Examples include DualTokenVoting for dual-token governance, Uniswap and NFT swapping plugins for investment DAOs, and Diamond Governance for flexible governance using ERC-2535 facets.
The SecureSECO team also valued the dedicated team behind Aragon OSx, ensuring ongoing maintenance and support. This reduces the need for additional developers to maintain the DAO. Additionally, Aragon OSx has undergone audits by Halborn and has been tested in the Code4rena contest, demonstrating its commitment to code quality and security.
The active community and proven track record of Aragon OSx further enhance its appeal. With over 600 DAOs built on the new Aragon App since its launch, and major DAOs like Lido, Decentraland, and API3 relying on the protocol, there is strong community support and a history of successful implementations.
Aragon OSx offers a smooth testing experience across multiple networks, including Ethereum and Polygon. The low cost of building and operating DAOs on Polygon has made it a popular choice within the Aragon community.
To get started with Aragon OSx, developers can refer to the documentation, join the developer community, and engage in the Discord community for support. Aragon OSx provides the tools and framework needed to unleash creativity and build innovative decentralized organizations.