How we plan to use Aragon organizations
For those who don’t know what Shasta is, I recommend reading this post: Introducing Shasta: The Future of Energy.
At Shasta, since the project was unveiled to the 🌎, we completely believed that governance is a key part for building the future of energy, incentivizing participation in governance and democratizing a market that is dominated by tyrants.
That’s why one of the long-term actions we are going to take, after reflecting and learning all the Aragon tooling to work in development — is to be fully compatible with Aragon organizations to implement rich governance mechanisms at Shasta entities.
Aragon is a project that aims to disintermediate the creation and maintenance of organizational structures by using the Ethereum blockchain. Aragon empowers people across the world to easily and securely manage their organizations by providing the tools and interfaces needed to interact with their family of smart contracts. Aragon makes it simple and easy for anyone to create a decentralized company with just an Ethereum wallet and a few clicks.
Like this, we want to benefit from the existing stack that Aragon has built for creating and managing decentralized organizations.
Joining shastaOS and aragonOS we can create DAOs where individuals can exchange energy throughout the world as easy as possible.
Shasta can become like a great AragonOS-based real world DApp.
We want users to be able to create Shasta organizations that let entities (users, smart contracts) interact with each other and create rich governance mechanisms by using the Aragon Access Control List.
When you register to the Shasta Registry Form and you haven’t created an organization, Shasta will create an Aragon entity, redirect to the Shasta Marketplace App.
If you have already created an organization, you can join to existing entity via ENS domain name. User x joins to x.aragonid.eth.
Last week, we spoke with Joe Urgo, co-founder of District0x. The district0x Network is a collective of decentralized marketplaces and communities powered by Ethereum, Aragon, and IPFS. We have joined up with the importance of governance processes in a marketplace, such as Shasta, that’s why they have decided to deploy an Aragon entity each time a district is created.
We really think it would be awesome to become part of the district0x Network when the district creation platform is available.
What comes to Shasta Alpha 0.2. Shasta to be powered by Aragon.
About the Author
Alex Sicart is the Founder of Shasta.
He is a Forbes 30 Under 30 and Imagine Silicon Valley scholar 2016. Prior to creating Shasta, he created FileNation, with it you can easily share your files around the world through a new P2P technology called IPFS (InterPlanetary File System).
Sicart had already dabbled in energy prior to this new project he’s now embarking on: he won an Audi scholarship to spend a summer in Silicon Valley with two colleagues, where they developed the Sharge app — an app which connected owners of electric car charging stations with electric vehicle-owners wanting to recharge their cars.