BrainDAO is the governing DAO of the IQ ecosystem. BrainDAO's mission is to build a more intelligent future through the IQ token. The DAO is collectively made up of all IQ token stakers and governs the token. On October 11, 2022, BrainDAO launched IQ.wiki, the world's largest cryptocurrency encyclopedia.    
BrainDAO was formed in December of 2021 with the mission of building a more intelligent future through the IQ token. The DAO manages the IQ token which powers the IQ.wiki platform. BrainDAO also acts as the treasury of the IQ token and is governed by IQ stakers. BrainDAO is led by Galaxy Brain Navin Vethanayagam and Chief Brain Officer Cesar Rodriguez. Blockchain Developer Justin Castillo works with Cesar to manage BrainDAO's team of designers, engineers, and project managers. 
On October 11, 2022, BrainDAO launched IQ.wiki, the world's largest cryptocurrency encyclopedia. IQ.wiki is the flagship decentralized application of the IQ ecosystem. For more information on IQ.wiki see the IQ.wiki page. 
On November 1, 2022, BrainDAO implemented the largest update to the IQ infrastructure and tokenomics since its launch in 2018. For more information see the IQ token page.
BrainDAO’s portfolio of Ethereum, IQ tokens, stablecoins, blue chip NFTs, and other digital assets back the value of the IQ token. By September 2022, the BrainDAO treasury amassed over $2 million in wrapped ethereum and over $5 million in total assets. The IQ token is backed by the BrainDAO treasury and the treasury is fully governed by IQ token stakers. The treasury accumulated ETH over time through Olympus Pro bonds. The BrainDAO treasury has also accumulated FRAX stablecoins through the Time-Weighted Average Market Maker (TWAMM) on Fraxswap. 
In May 2022, IQ stakers also voted to give Bored Ape #9665 the name BrainApe. The community voted to name the ape with their HiIQ from the following options: BrainApe, BrainiesApe, BrainyApe, and High IQ Ape. 
In August 2022, BrainApe became available for licensing on feature.io, a Web3 studio and licensing platform that has worked with Coinbase, Netflix, and more. BrainApe can earn licensing fees for BrainDAO by becoming the star of the film franchise, videogame, TV series, clothing brand, or advertising campaign.