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Aragon Governance Proposal Vote #1, the Final Hours

Author John Light on Jan 23
Aragon Governance Proposal (AGP) Vote #1, the first vote held under the recently ratified Aragon Governance Proposal Process, began on January 24, 2019 at 00:00 UTC, leaving you a few hours to vote at the time of publishing.
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Blockchains Are Not Companies Blockchain Ownership
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Author Dean Eigenmann on Sept 03 Author Alpen Sheth on Nov 12
The flaws of shareholder voting and blockchain governance. This post mainly addresses blockchain governance. It was written mainly with blockchains in mind rather than blockchain based protocols. However, points made can be applied to both. Patents, open source and beyond. tl;dr: What’s behind any digital token, asset, or contract is a package of rights — how we assign and interpret these rights is at the heart of blockchain governance
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"On Governance..." Self-management Meets Decentralization The Challenger's Dilemma
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Author Rocco on Dec 05 Author Greaterthan on Dec 21 Author William George on Dec 21
On Governance: Coordination, Layers, and Structural Integrity. “Governance” has recently been echoed quite frequently, as more individuals realize how large a role process plays in upgrading ‘decentralized’ protocols. Vlad Zamfir, for example, has written plenty of primers over time on governance and what it means to stakeholders (encapsulating all users) in the control, hopefully, of a public good. Intersections create friction, and that's where innovation happens. One intersection that we've been taking a close look at this year is between the human and technological side of participatory governance. While technology may have some answers, we think that the importance and complexity of making the human and 'cultural' side work, is often underestimated. Decentralized Law Enforcement. A lot of thought has been put into how to incentivize the jurors to take the time to properly judge a given case, so that the coherent ruling is also likely to be the honest ruling. Indeed, the Kleros appeal system is built in such a way that jurors should remain incentivized to put in this time even as there is the possibility that appeals pull in more and more jurors.
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How Open is Too Open? Resources for Decentralised Organising Governance of Blockchain Ecosystems
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Author Lane Rettig on Dec 30 Author Richard D. Bartlett on Jan 10 Author MintBit on Jan 16
On transparency, governance, and the challenge of keeping Ethereum alive. A political storm is brewing in Ethereum over the question of transparency. How are decisions about the protocol made? Who is responsible for those decisions? What obligation do those decision makers have to be transparent about the processes that go into that decision making, and how much of that process needs to be transparent? Resources for decentralised organising. I recently asked on Twitter and on a mailing list for examples of decentralised organisations that have a public, transparent, well-documented handbook that explains how they work (e.g. decision making, roles, communications tools, etc). The response was overwhelming so I’ve digested it into this page. When is decentralised Governance feasible? When is it inevitable? Invisible rules govern our everyday lives. You don’t walk on the road because the consequences (being run over by a car) don’t outweigh the benefits (more room for pedestrians). ‘Bad’ behaviour is disincentivised (fines, horrible death), even as compliant ‘good’ behaviour might be moderately annoying (trailing people competing for slowest walking pace).
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