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Why Colony?

First conceived by DAO OGs all the way back in 2014, Colony is the most powerful, practical, flexible, and easy-to-use DAO framework.


Colony has everything an organization needs to operate on-chain. Payments, teams, authority, governance, fundraising, revenue sharing, arbitration, the ability to interact with any other smart contract on Ethereum, and a whole lot more.


In a healthy organization, voting should be rare. That's why Colony operates a more agile system of 'lazy consensus'. It means organizations spend their time productively, not endlessly voting.


Colony Core provides powerful primitives for finances, org structure, and authority. Extensions are plug-ins that build on those, shaping organizations according to their needs.


Colony makes DAOs easy. Unlike the complicated, clunky competition, Colony's application seamlessly integrates powerful DAO functionality into a polished, logical, and easy to use experience.

Do I need a colony?

If you want to efficiently build a project with people from all over the world, you need a colony.

If you want to incentivize and pay contributors in a fair and transparent way, you need a colony.

If you want to maximize your project's scalability, you need a colony.

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Find out more about the why behind Colony in this blog post.