Further Reading

Researchers & Foundations


- Values, Mechanism Design, and Fairness Free Enterprise: Values in Action Conference Series, 2005-2006 MORAL MARKETS: THE CRITICAL ROLE OF VALUES IN THE ECONOMY, Paul J. Zak, ed., Princeton University Press, 2007 https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=933012 - Developing a Legal Specification Protocol: Technological Considerations and Requirements https://law.stanford.edu/publications/developing-a-legal-specification-protocol-technological-considerations-and-requirements/ - "Here is a link to a very good academic and technical chapter on mechanism design by a Harvard computer science prof, David Parkes. http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~parkes/pubs/ch2.pdf"

Newsletters, Blogs, Podcasts, Webinars


Articles by Topic

Crypto Commons

  • Blockchains, Smart Contracts and The Law by Reuben Bramanathan
  • A Legal Analysis of the DAO Exploit and Possible Investor Rights by Drew Hinkes
  • The Evolution of Code as Law: watching The DAO take its first steps by Pamela Morgan
  • Lawyers Be DAMNed: Andreas Antonopoulos Takes Aim at Arbitration With DAO Proposal by Andreas Antonopoulos
  • The Law of The DAO by Andrew Hinkes
  • Blockchain Company Wants to Reinvent Companies by Matt Levine
  • The DAO, the Curators: Evaluating and mitigating the legal risks by Alexis Roussel
  • Critique of Slock.it DAO Paper by Addison Cameron-Huff
  • Vermont is ‘Blockchain Enabling’ by Brian Cohen
  • Should a DAO have a legal entity? by Piers
  • EB125: Defining A Legal Framework For Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) by Florian Glatz
  • Ethereum: Fixing the legal problem of the DAO by Piers
  • How to Incorporate a DAO by Stephen Palley
  • How to Sue A DAO by Stephen Palley

Identity & Reputation


Luke Riley can write and academic intro to liquid democracy and how it fits into blockchain
Liquid democracy is system where everyone has the ability to vote themselves, to delegate their vote to someone else, and to remove the delegation of their vote at any time.

Quadratic Voting

Quadratic voting is a system of buying votes, where each additional vote costs twice as much as the one before it. In other words, money buys votes, but with strong diminishing returns.

Condorcet method

A Condorcet method (English: /kɒndɔːrˈseɪ/) is an election method that elects the candidate that would win a majority of the vote in all of the head-to-head elections against each of the other candidates, whenever there is such a candidate. A candidate with this property is called the Condorcet winner. Voting methods that always elect the Condorcet winner, when one exists, satisfy the Condorcet criterion.

Tokenomics / Monetary Policy

Futarchy / Prediction markets

In futarchy, society defines its values and then prediction markets are used to decide what actions will maximize those values. Said another way: “vote on values, bet on beliefs”. It was originally proposed in 2000 by Robin Hanson, an economics professor at George Mason University.


Radical Markets & Harberger Tax

Ecosystem / Wider Communities

  • FutureThinkers.org
  • RadicalXChange
  • enkel.co
  • Open organizations
  • Holacracy
  • Revision
  • WEF
  • Dezentrum
  • Amatus
  • Greenfield.one
  • Pocket Network
  • oscoin
  • Ouishare
  • betterplace lab
  • CADAF.io
  • Globatalent
  • BlockchainCommons
  • EdgeRyders – trying to bring people from other spheres who work on decentralization. We're a discourse forum with a bunch of research projects