#21: Luis Cuende, Aragon: The Ethereum Commons, Crypto-Snake People, and New Kinds of Trust

In this episode of Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future (Youtube, Soundcloud, iTunes), I interview Luis Cuende, a co-founder of Aragon, a blockchain project that allows you to build decentralized organizations on Ethereum. We chat about projects in the Ethereum Commons, crypto-snake people, and new kinds of trust. Give it a listen if you’re into early-stage commonism, generational dynamics, or breaking down abstract concepts like trust! And, as always, let me know if you have any feedback!

My favorite quotes from Luis:

“Transparency is the first necessary step before governance.”
“Aragon is not a company, it is an open-source project.”
“The government still has power over our physical self, but no longer has power over our digital self.”

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About Me: My name is Rhys Lindmark and I’m a social entrepreneur. I’m Creating a Humanist Blockchain Future by: a) Empowering the Colorado Blockchain community (check out our ETHDenver hackathon!), b) Developing the Ethereum Commons as a Meta Community Manager and c) Hosting a systems podcast with experts. I’m an alumnus of Techstars Boulder 2015 (Edify). Please reach out if you’d like to connect or have feedback! I’m curious about what you’re working on. You can support me on Patreon, follow me on Twitter, or connect on LinkedIn.

Disclaimer: I own less than $100 of any given cryptocurrency, so my monetary incentive is not directly aligned with Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.