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
  • Dgov Adoption
  • Research: Increase the probability and speed of consensus on protocol changes
    • Identifying the tensions
    • Creating proposals
    • Collecting the signals on the proposals
    • Presenting
  • 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?

Networks Foundations

Network Foundations (Ethereum Foundation, Internet Foundation, Decentralized Identity Foundation). Network is a type of organization focused on connecting members for collaboration and opportunities exchange.
  • Conduct researches on the topics
  • Research: Funding public goods
  • Partner with ISSDG

Decision making + Signaling



Collect market data

  • 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)

Receive funding

  • 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
  • Commons Stack

Align with the market

Coops / DAOs




Policies (WIP)

  • Public Domain
  • Peer review
  • Vote for the researches
  • Find sponsors on specific researches
Donate even after the research is done‌
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User journey



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
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