Hey @Snatch4Gold thanks for making the proposal. I definitely think it’s an interesting idea. In terms of the DAO itself participating, this would be impossible (afaik) based on the current limitations of technology.
The DAO has the ability to send money to addresses and smart contracts on ICON. I don’t see a way the DAO could purchase a shop in the RFOX metaverse.
However, what we could do is have somebody else that the DAO trusts purchase and manage the shop, then get reimbursed from the DAO to his ICON address.
This idea is similar to the idea of the DAO to run a p-rep, but unfortunately the devil is in the details. Just as somebody would need to pay AWS fees, collect rewards, etc. for the P-Rep; somebody still needs to manage the store (income, content, feature development, etc.) somebody needs to actually coordinate with RFOX about how the storefront works, there are many finer details that become impossible for the DAO itself to do, there needs to be trusted people making this happen.
You mentioned advertising in the metaverse, that is something the DAO could do. We could have the RFOX team submit a DFP to request money for the marketing cost (i.e. the cost of putting the Balanced logo in their metaverse) then simply pay them. The RFOX team would be managing the advertising space, the Balanced DAO simply sends money.