Horizon State to help build Aragon voting modules

In May 2017, Aragon became the 4th largest crowdfunding event in history, with ambitions to disintermediate the creation and maintenance of companies, leveraging distributed ledger technology. Aragon’s vision for a modular and extendable system to achieve this is now in full swing, and Horizon State will be helping realise that vision.

Horizon State is pleased to say that we are now helping Aragon build and maintain voting modules for AragonOS - creating, extending and supporting this important facet of decentralised governance within Aragon’s platform.

At Horizon State, we share strong philosophical alignment with Aragon’s vision for ecosystem modularity, and for third parties to work with us: Information Delivery, Incentivisation, Identity Integrations, Analytics, and more included. Building for AragonOS, Horizon State’s voting modules will be developed in collaboration with Aragon to deliver industry leading implementation, documentation and support.

A core suite of voting modules are now in development, with room for external integrations via APIs and SDKs. These current voting modules include, but are not limited to:

  1. General elections, where one person has one vote. This is an all-or-nothing vote where the person selects one party, or one candidate.
  2. Vote results can be locked till end of election or available during election.
  3. Binary vote — Yea/Nay — for example: A public referendum such as Brexit.
  4. Proxy vote: delegate your vote to a proxy. This is sometimes required in commercial organisations.
  5. Weighted vote: e.g. shareholders — where the weight of a voter depends on the stake they have in a company.
  6. Step down/preferential voting: e.g. select local councils member, where there are 3 candidates, and the voter puts 1st preference, 2nd preference, etc.
  7. Liquid democracy (delegative democracy).
  8. Conditional voting (or reverse vote) the voter casts a vote that will only eventuate if a condition becomes true. e.g. — a vote goes to candidate X only if the candidate (through the system) commits to support policy Y. This kind of vote can be described using smart contracts, and may possibly be queried by candidates to decide on policies (hence revers).

We look forward to sharing more with the community as progress unfolds.

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