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This article was originally published on Giveth on April 5, 2019. You can find it here.

There are a lot of ways to measure the progress of the blockchain space, and by many metrics, the space is barreling forward at an incredible speed.

But we at Giveth have noticed something: during the early days of blockchain, the focus was on creating new economies. Then, at some point, the emphasis shifted to creating new money. With the end of the ICO boom, we saw an ebb in the number of new cryptocurrencies being launched, but the space’s attention never fully swung back to the task of building self-sustaining economies. If anything, we’ve settled on something in between the two — trying to build autonomous organizations — in place of our original ambition. …


This story was originally published on Giveth on September 17, 2019. You can find it here.

Now that we’ve shared our vision for the Commons Stack and our strategy for implementing it, we thought it was time to introduce the people who will bring these plans to fruition.

The Commons Stack core team is made up of token engineers and decentralized governance specialists who believe we can use software to help us establish quasi-circular economies that support important causes.

But we can’t — and won’t — do this complex and groundbreaking work alone. A select group of extremely qualified advisors has graciously agreed to support us through the multiple iterations of this development process. We expect that their guidance and their extensive collective wisdom will be indispensable as we work to design the very best commons management tools that we possibly can. …


This article was originally published on Giveth on August 9, 2019. You can find it here.

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All credits to Berlin Blockchain Week — click & register for all events!

Update: Most of our events now have links below 👇👇👇 to videos and notes we made — along with some special links & shout outs to our favorite talks of the week! 🎉🎉

Planning to attend Berlin Blockchain Week? So are we!

We’ll have a presence at most of the major events, and we’d love for you to join us there. We’ve already published some introductory articles on what the Commons Stack is all about, but there is so much more to tell. We are building a modular ‘tech stack for the commons’, that will enable communities to bootstrap themselves to achieve their goals in spite of insufficient donations, grants, and pro-bono contributions. …