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Aragon Monthly

The community curated digital newspaper about DAOs, governance and the Aragon ecosystem

Issue 06, July 11th 2018


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Recent News

Crypto Commons — from tragedy to wealth of the commons What is on-chain cryptocurrency governance? Is it plutocratic? Exploring Ethereum Storage Costs with the FOAM Developer Tools
Governance Governance Governance
Author Mike Maples, Jr. on Jun 28 Author Richard Red on Jun 20 Author Ilya Ostrovskiy on Jun 18
The tragedy of the commons describes how individuals, acting independently according to their self-interest, can accidentally destroy a shared resource. The article proposes how cryptocurrency can be used as a scalable governance model for shared resources. A rebuttal to On-Chain Blockchain Governance. A detailed response to a number of posts from prominent blockchain personalities about how on-chain governance based on coin-holder votes is inherently plutocratic and bad. A good craftsman never has to blame their tools. A showcase on how we used our stack to help drive the design and engineering process behind the FOAM TCR.
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Towards An International Court of Smart Contract Arbitration EasyTCR — a UI/UX framework for Token-curated registries POA Network: Preserving the human — blockchain connection
Governance Governance Governance
Author Alex Tabarrok on Jun 14 Author DApp DEV Consulting on Jun 13 Author POA Network on Jun 13
Lex Cryptographia, the legal system of smart contracts and code-is-law In this article, Alex proposes a court system analogous to the courts of arbitration that govern international commerce be created to govern smart contracts in virtual space. A UI/UX framework on top of the TCR smart contracts Announcing EasyTCR, in cooperation with ConsenSys we create an intuitive and easy to use solution for the curation markets ecosystem. An open Ethereum sidechain with Proof of Authority (PoA) consensus by independent validators. While computers and algorithms play a vital role in encrypting, writing, and storing blocks, people are still responsible for the code and integrity of the system.
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Recent Articles

Ethereum’s response to EIP0 Results: Governance & Community

Opinion pieces
Author Pet3rpan
It has been three years since the launch of Ethereum and it has taken the center stage of the global tech community. Decisions over the future of Ethereum now reverberate louder than ever and it was a matter of time before we all had to address how we govern ourselves...
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Governance Through Code

Opinion pieces
Author Thijs Maas / @ThijsMaasLaw
The biggest evolution in governance since the invention of the company. With the rise of the internet and advances in cryptography, online communities and new forms of governance are increasingly emerging. In fact, governance through code is the single largest innovation in the field of governance since the company. Yet, new advances made in this area barely get the attention they deserve.
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The importance of Governance

Opinion pieces
Author Diego Xirinachs / @dxiri
Why it matters and why you should care. Governance is an important topic that touches everyone's lives in some way or another. With our current system: a government is established, ground rules are set in the form of a constitution, and everyone in that same jurisdiction agrees to follow those ground rules. So, to build unstoppable organizations, you need to start by laying some ground rules that everyone participating agrees with...
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Recent Classifieds

Blockchain For Peace — Law & Governance Hackathon

We’re excited to announce the dopest hackathon of the year, Blockchain for Peace’s “Law & Governance” hack at Bushwick Generator on July 27–29th. It will be co-hosted by Peace Accelerators, Stanford University, and Bushwick Blockchain Alliance, taking place two blocks from ConsenSys headquarters in the heart of NYC’s blockchain community.
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Web Developer opening at Aragon

Aragon is an open source, decentralized project fighting for the freedom to organize. We believe that decentralized organizations can solve the world's worst problems.We're looking for a Web Developer to work with us creating and maintaining stunning websites and landing pages for all of Aragon. Our Web Developer must not only be a frontend wizard but also care about detail and have a taste for good design. Our ideal candidate is not only a respected engineer but also a decentralization advocate.
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