We may be standing at the precipice of a historic moment — a paradigm shift in the way people organize themselves. With the emergence of DAOs founders, developers, activists, artists, and more have come together to launch projects that take aim at a new goal: zero reliance on corporate entities and states.

We believe a first phase of intense theoretical research and DAO protocol development is drawing to a close with the release of the first concrete implementations. However, much remains to be done on the road to mass adoption: not only educating (and learning from) the public, but also…

DAOs, or Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, have stood at the edge of crypto-currency thinking, oscillating between two markedly contrasting representations of its practical implementation. First as the living embodiment of decentralized governance made possible by technology that makes achieving a consensus on the technical, monetary and fiscal policies of crypto-currencies possible (block size, inflation rate, transactions fees etc..). And conversely as a pipe dream of philosophers, economists and political scientist that rolls all in one a revolution in socio-political organization, the relations of production and the (self)-organization of labor within a generalized decentralized governance framework.

DAOs are organizations that are governed…

Collage artwork by Can Aksan

Blockchain technology is a powerful lever for the development of open-innovation

Blockchain is a transparent and secure information storage and transmission technology that operates without a central node or control organ. By extension, a Blockchain is a database that contains the history of all exchanges made between its users since its creation. This database is secure and distributed: it is shared by its various users, without intermediaries, which allows everyone to check the validity of the chain (see also the article: “The truth about Blockchain”).

Although first applications were limited to the Fintech sector, Blockchain is nowadays finding new uses…

Daniel Shavit

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