Purpose: Improve the efficiency of the network governance through the research
How should we govern networks (e.g. Ethereum)? Principles of decentralization, (crypto)law, self-organization etc
What tools produce best results? On-chain + soft practices, decision making, execution, dispute resolution, radical markets etc
How are current networks governed. Upsides and downsides of different gogvernance models. Update the Governance family tree: Ethereum, MakerDAO, Cardano, Grin, Bitcoin, Polkdadot, Cosmos, Decred, MolochDAO governance case studies. Development on existent governance case studies though deeper analytics and interviews with network stakeholders.
What are most relevant problems for networks
Decreasing the governance costs (0%)
Making better decisions
Funding public goods
Increasing the amount and quality of interactions
Improve org experience
How to make collaborative strategies
Research: Increase the probability and speed of consensus on protocol changes
Identifying the tensions
Collecting the signals on the proposals
Is it better? when?
What can be automated? What should be automated?
What is hardcoded, what is in templates?
How to make it better?
How to raise more awareness and adoption?
How to incentivize people to collaborate, rather then fork-off? How to overcome our competitive nature?
What would the onboarding process will look like? How to make it easy? (rather wrong and easy, than hard)
How to make this applicable for humans? – Grace works
How to optimize the process of proposing? – Grace works
How do we get the best, most inclusive solutions and honor everybody in the process? – Grace works
How do we stop thinking in "either/or" way?
Network Foundations (Ethereum Foundation, Internet Foundation, Decentralized Identity Foundation). Network is a type of organization focused on connecting members for collaboration and opportunities exchange.
Regular Open workshops/groups in the ecosystem and community
Create Partnerships work (monthly working group call or else for more efficient research) #Governance (advisors, experts) Crash test / Ideation
Collect / Monthly review grant programs, hackathons, incubators / accelerators
(+Help scholars, ask them to help us with wiki etc)
Aragon Nest & Flock – Aragon Nest was launched to support projects building fundamental tools and infrastructure, largely around Aragon and Ethereum.
Moloch – A community DAO focused on funding Ethereum development, in the name of Moloch the God of Coordination Failure
EF & EFC
Giveth gov labs
Vote for the researches
Find sponsors on specific researches
Donate even after the research is done
Week in ethereum
Giveth Gov Labs
Coordinator – Pedro Parrachia (@parrachia)
Purpose: coordinate to create consistency in the final report, avoid overlapping or underrepresentation of some topics or thoughts.
Kanban board (discontinued)
Review/Request edits of materials by authors
Managing the Scope of the report
Assignments (matching) of chapter/author