Sandbox Embraces Decentralization with New Democratic DAO

The Sandbox Launches The Sandbox DAO with 25M SAND Treasury: A New Era of Decentralized Governance

The Sandbox Launches The Sandbox DAO with 25M SAND Treasury: A New Era of Decentralized Governance

By Edward Regue

The world of decentralized gaming is about to get a lot more democratic. The Sandbox, a leading decentralized gaming platform, has just announced the launch of The Sandbox DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization). With a hefty 25 million SAND treasury, this initiative marks a significant step towards increased transparency and community involvement in the platform’s governance and development.

Empowering the Community: The Sandbox DAO

The Sandbox DAO aims to empower SAND token holders and virtual LAND owners, giving them the ability to vote on platform projects and propose improvements through Sandbox Improvement Proposals (SIPs). This move is designed to decentralize decision-making processes, ensuring that the community plays a crucial role in shaping the future of The Sandbox.

A Phased Rollout for Sustainable Growth

The Sandbox DAO will be rolled out in three carefully planned phases:

  1. Phase One: Initial Voting and Proposals (Starting May 28)
    • In this initial phase, community members can vote on SIPs.
    • Although the community will have a say, The Sandbox staff will continue to manage some operations, ensuring a smooth transition.
  2. Phase Two: Exploration and Self-Reliance
    • This phase focuses on exploring the DAO’s capabilities and gradually shifting control from the parent company to the community.
    • The Sandbox DAO will work towards becoming self-reliant, setting the stage for fully decentralized governance.
  3. Phase Three: Full Community-Driven Governance
    • By this phase, The Sandbox DAO is expected to be fully operational, with the community driving all major decisions and governance processes.

Leadership and Accountability

To guide the DAO through its formative stages, The Sandbox has established a leadership team composed of a council and advisers. This team includes prominent figures such as Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox; Yat Siu, chairman of Animoca Brands; Shannon Snow, COO of World of Women; and Jean-Michel Pailhon, founder of Grail Capital.

The Council will review all SIPs, provide feedback, and meet bi-monthly to ensure proposals align with the DAO’s vision and legal framework. This structure is designed to maintain accountability and ensure that the community’s voice is effectively integrated into the platform’s governance.

The Vision Behind the DAO

In a discussion with Cointelegraph, The Sandbox team emphasized the importance of a well-executed launch and the need for a deliberate, measured approach. They stated, “First, we want to ensure a thoughtful and well-executed launch. This allows us to test and iterate on the DAO’s functionality, enabling us to learn from any challenges and make necessary adjustments. Second, we understand the importance of setting ourselves up for long-term success. We’re taking a deliberate and measured approach to ensure we’re prepared for sustainable growth.”

Getting Involved: Initial Proposals and Voting

To kickstart the DAO’s operations, community members that own five SAND or one LAND can vote on three initial SIPs. These proposals are considered foundational for the DAO’s operations, setting the stage for community-driven governance.


The launch of The Sandbox DAO represents a significant milestone in the evolution of decentralized gaming. By giving SAND and LAND owners a voice in the platform’s future, The Sandbox is fostering a more transparent, inclusive, and community-driven ecosystem. As the DAO progresses through its phased rollout, it will be fascinating to see how this experiment in decentralized governance unfolds and shapes the future of The Sandbox.

Stay tuned for more updates on The Sandbox DAO as it embarks on this exciting journey towards full community-driven governance.


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