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- Aragon Court v1. Inspired by Kleros, this protocol will help to resolve disputes that are too subjective for smart contracts. Jurors are randomly selected (with higher probability the more tokens are staked) and then asked to vote on the ruling they expect to succeed. Initially this system will be used to enforce Proposal Agreements, wherein participants deposit collateral and agree to abide by subjective rules of the organization (e.g. how funds should be used). The WIP is open sourced.
- All official photos and videos from AraCon 2019 are now online.
- Autark Monthly Update. They are aiming to deploy That Planning Suite to Rinkeby by mid-April, seeking a Frontend Developer with Web3 and React expertise, and inviting participants to their Aragon developer survey and Aragon user research.
- DAOs Marching Forward. A look at DAOstack's near future, including the launch of the DAOstack client (UI previews inside), the Genesis DAO Beta, Polkadot's PolkaDAO, and Gnosis' dxDAO.
- Stake-Commit-Push-Reward - dit is the new git for Ethereum Developers, with built-in community governance, vetting, and contribution reward mechanisms. Rather than hoping a repository owner merges your pull requests, new code commits automatically initiate community votes. Votes are weighted by merit, represented by non-fungible "knowledge tokens" that are earned by successfully contributing code or matching consensus in merge votes.
- Funding Open Source In The Blockchain Era. Argues for inflation funding (in-depth argument here), decentrally-governed budgeting (a la MolochDAO), and CLR donation matching (a la Gitcoin Grants).
- At 1:01:00, get a glimpse of the DAO experiment going on inside ConsenSys, with a Slack tipbot, 3Box identities, and an interface for Gitcoin's "Kudos" non-fungible tokens.
- Could This Decentralized Autonomous Organization Help Ethereum Scale Faster? - Unchained Podcast. A chat with Ameen Soleimani about the DAO he founded to govern an Ethereum community grants fund. Show notes on Forbes here.
- Technical Whitepaper v1. Open source coin uses inflation funding, in tandem with the rank of a FOSS project's relative value to the larger network (measured by code dependencies), to reward the most valuable projects. FAQ here. This FOSS incentive layer can be paired with the team's radicle code collaboration layer (launched last week). The testnet is slated for Q3 2019.
- Decentralizing Organizations: The Evolution Of The Enterprise In The Age Of Networks: Systems Innovation's in-depth paper about how blockchain technologies are enabling new forms of truly networked organizations, referencing Colony and DAOstack. Covers a range of concepts such as peer feedback systems, coopetition, pull production, and distributed decision making.
- The Year of the DAO Comeback: DAOs allow us to program better coordination and accountability into public blockchains. By empowering stakeholders to participate in defining the governance rules that affect them, they strengthen the blockchain's social integrity. Various other thoughts inside, as well as references to MolochDAO, MakerDAO, Aragon, and Mattereum.
- dOrg's Ori Shimony discovered that DAO interest has reached new highs. More validation of the "2019 is the Year of the DAO" predictions?
- Workplace tracking is growing fast. Most workers don't seem very concerned: Gartner found that 50% of surveyed corporations used nontraditional monitoring methods, including monitoring telephone transcripts, gleaning genetic data, and using thermal/motion sensors to track desk occupancy, and they expect that statistic to grow to 80% by next year. However, workers are increasingly accepting of these privacy infringements, especially when they feel respected by employers.
- Every Move You Make, WeWork Will Be Watching You: In related news, WeWork have acquired a range of companies that will help them measure and optimize their workspaces, including thermal/motion sensors, Bluetooth check-ins, and a "spacial analytics" startup called Euclid, which will track the location of phones in offices.
- Discovering the dark side of self-organisation: 7 common challenges: Challenges include maintaining informal leadership, balancing information openness vs overload, and understanding how decision making influence should be distributed.
- 15-30 April - Ethereal Hackathon by Gitcoin and Microsoft (Global)