We are buying a $50m building

At the heart of New York City, in front of Central Park. Let's do this.


The MacLane Library is a free content initiative originally and a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) that wants to offer the college experience as a continued, free and exploratory adventure for people everywhere.

Originally we were working on a virtual library building that members could use for free. But we remembered that quote from Alan Kay, about folks who are serious about software needing to get involved in hardware, and we took it to heart.

We believe that learning never stops, and that the special creative feeling of a college experience is something that should be accessible and continued throughout life.

Imagine a place in New York City that could be the opposite of what exclusive organizations such as the Harvard Club have come to represent. Instead of access and opportunities for the few, we think of welcoming anyone with an Internet connection and basic literacy about the web3 value mechanisms.

Our physical place will offer all sorts of community-driven events and opportunities to create together. With 9 stories, it will serve as the meeting grounds for our members, as well as a physical repository for us to store and collect a catalog of works, and the gallery area to display community creations.


"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

- Mark Twain

a diffferent tribe

We are book lovers, perfect-sentence-seekers, dreamers of what lies ahead.

Come join us and let's create something that has never existed before.

A networked virtual library with no frontiers, where people are able to connect, learn and obtain rewards for their contributions.

A physical club building ready to welcome our members into the most vibrant and exciting place in the world: New York City.

Not owned by any company, but only by its members, who can direct it by making proposals and voting.



Because a decentralized autonomous organization can give us the freedom and flexibility needed to uplift entire populations.

Giving ownership and self-determination to people who would otherwise be put into a corporate ladder system.

We are about creating economic value and financial freedom to pursue your dreams.

More about how our DAO is structured here.