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Introducing 'Peer Production on the Crypto Commons'

This post is about why I wrote “Peer Production on the Crypto Commons”, a free book type resource (website, ebook, pdf). …

The First Year of Decred's Politeia

Politeia has been live for one year now, and I have been reflecting on how it has gone in relation to what I was expecting and hoping …

The DAO Missing Link: Reputation Protocols

It’s time to call it. 2019 is indeed the year of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO). The term DAO, once tainted by the …

The role of Decred voters in defending against majority attacks

This post introduces the concept of a majority (51%) attack and gives a short account of the role that Decred’s voters play in …

Working for the Decred DAO

Working for the Decred DAO In 2018 I became a Decred contractor, and as the year draws to a close I’m planning to spend a higher …

On the Launch of Decred's Politeia

The launch of Politeia marks a significant step in Decred’s development, expanding stakeholder governance beyond its core function of …

Decentralized Autonomous Funding of Blockchain Projects

This post considers the funding of blockchain projects through treasuries owned and operated by stakeholders. Specifically, it …

What is on-chain cryptocurrency governance? Is it plutocratic?

This post is a response to a number of posts from prominent blockchain personalities about how on-chain governance based on coin-holder …

Observations of the Dash Treasury DAO

This post considers DASH’s treasury model and history of proposal voting. Relevant data and R code are in this github repository. This …

A User Perspective and Introduction to Blockchain Governance

This article gives my perspective on the governance of blockchains and cryptocurrencies. I didn’t take much interest in the blockchain …

Governance of the Decred project subsidy through Politeia

Governance of the Decred project subsidy through Politeia I’ve recently taken an interest in cryptocurrency projects that are …