Yes on AGP-19 for tools to decentralize power

Yalda Mousavinia
Jan 25 · 5 min read

The Autark team all shares a passion of building toward a future where progress can be accelerated by making it easier and more fair to coordinate on shared outcomes. We find it important to decentralize power structures as we know them today by developing tools that enable worker-autonomy. We envision an advanced world where global citizens are collaborating on the open source development of mega-projects, powered by Aragon.

The following is a showcase of our work that is funded via Aragon’s Nest program, for That Planning Suite. With your vote in support of our funding proposal, AGP-19, Aragon DAOs will become equipped with specialized tools that will allow collaboration to flourish. One aim of the Planning Suite we are currently developing is to create a toolkit of payout and budgeting tools so that organizations can design customized reward programs with the ability to easily account for task-based payouts to either groups or individuals.

We also believe that our proposed AGP-19 roadmap will further enable an effective way for Aragon community members to work more closely together as well!

Product Demonstration

An overview of each application in the demo is described below. Note that the images below are designs and not product screenshots. The (lo-fi) video shared above presents the current work to date.

Projects

With the Projects app, Github repos can be connected to Aragon which will then display the repo’s issues. Members of the organizations will be able to curate issues to prioritize a roadmap or collectively allocate bounties to multiple issues in a single action.

Note that our vision for AGP-19 involves continued development of the Projects app to make it easier for reputation-based organizations to reward contributors merit tokens.

Address Book

The Address Book allows an organization to maintain a list of Ethereum addresses that are mapped to human-readable names. This aim of having such an application is that we believe there will still be at least two years until ENS or other identity-oriented initiatives such as Ethereum Profiles gain traction. Yet it’s important for a DAO to manage a list of Ethereum addresses that are being sent regular payments such as in the case of external contractors to the organization, project teams being awarded grants, and so on.

To begin with, the Address Book has quite a simple utility within our Planning Suite: when creating Allocations, the addresses to send allocations to can be sourced from the Address Book.

In the future, there can be a diverse set of uses, such as: having the Address Book serve as a whitelist where only approved addresses can receive payments or having deeper integration throughout the Aragon application stack where Address Book entities are part of the autocomplete query anytime an “Address” field is displayed.

This Address Book is one of the reasons the Cross-Application User Experience initiative as defined in our AGP-19 is important to our organization.

Allocations

The Allocations app allows members of an organization to propose multi-party financial allocations. This provides the ability to distribute a budget across multiple initiatives, based on participation in the range vote.

The Allocations app is based around a concept of Accounts, where a DAO can segment budgets more easily for specific initiatives, each of which has an account.

After an account is created and funded, a distribution of funding (aka “Allocation”) from that account can be proposed, which can be forwarded to a Range Voting app.

Range Voting

The Range Voting App allows members to vote on the percentage of an Allocation that distinct tasks, projects, or people should receive.

A unique forwarding pattern allows for data to be added to EVM scripts within Aragon. Each use of the range voting application will be role-based, meaning that a specific set of addresses will be allowed to participate in the vote. It is possible that the voters are allocating their points to a single object or multiple objects in a single session.

Stakeholders will have a min & max amount of points to allocate per object. These values are defined on a case-by-case basis. Stakeholders will be required to either allocate all of their points, none of them, or some of them (across all options).

Vote Yes on AGP-19

All ANT holders as of January 24, 2019 at 00:00 UTC will be eligible to vote “yes” or “no” our proposal for funding, AGP-19. If you like what are building, we hope to have your vote!

To vote with a browser wallet, click the button above and find the AGP-19 ballot. For more details on the voting logistics, read Aragon’s blog post.

Yalda Mousavinia

Written by

Project lead @autarklabs. Co-founder @SpaceDecentral @spacecoopinc. Passionate about DAOs with humans at the forefront & opening up space for collaboration.