Aggregated DAOstack media and articles (Q2 2018)


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Hey all,

In an effort to reduce clutter in the “Project Updates” forum category, I’ll be posting aggregate recaps of valuable DAOstack-related media moving forward. For real time updates, please subscribe to the Telegram Announcements Channel. That being said, here is a curated collection of media from Q2 that was not already posted (If I missed anything here please let me know!):


Interviews

#237 Matan Field – DAOstack, An Operating System for Collective Intelligence – Epicenter – May 31

As a society, we have organized as tribes, hierarchies, and markets to accomplish the most impressive of achievements. Human cooperation and collective organization are present at nearly every significant milestone in the history of human civilization…

DAOstack ICO Interview: the toolkit for exponential organizations – The David Pakman Show – May 1

Interview with Matan Field on the David Pakman Show

Spotlight: DAOstack, PlayUp, CoinJanitor
– The Bad Crypto Podcast – April 26

If only the blockchain had a way to make decentralized collaboration of contracts as easy as a WordPress plugin. If only there was a way for fantasy sports enthusiasts to have their own token which would be fully liquid. If only there was a way to sweep those failed crypto tokens into coins which would have value…

8: Josh Zemel | “Wordpress” for DAOs – A Bit Cryptic Podcast – April 26

In this episode, we speak to Josh Zemel from DAOstack. DAOstack is looking to be the tech behind Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) - think of a company without a management team or directors where multiple stakeholders can collaborate, take decisions, allocate capital and bring projects to fruition…


Partnerships

DAOstack and Talao Join Forces to Accelerate the Emergence of a Worldwide Freelancing DAO
– Josh Zemel via DAOstack’s blog – May 23

DAOstack, creator of the DAOstack framework, and Talao, the first protocol and DAO for the freelancing economy, announced today that they have signed a partnership agreement to foster the emergence in the coming years of the largest worldwide DAO dedicated to freelancing talent. DAOstack will provide the technical foundation for the Talao DAO, enabling freelancers to efficiently cooperate and self-govern using TALAO tokens, the Reputation Protocol and the Talao platform…

How Sapien Network Uses DAOstack – Ami Tori via TechBullion – May 5

As current events have demonstrated, there is a massive flaw in the way user content and data are being managed, with particular emphasis on social media. In exchange for free usage, users have unknowingly given up control over who has access to their data—both public and private, and who profits off of it…

Datafund is partnering up with the future of organisations, DAOstack – Gašper Župan via Datafund’s blog
– May 5

The core of Datafund’s mission is to build an open-source and secure data exchange protocol available to everyone. When it comes to technology managing personal data such technology should not be owned or controlled by anyone…

DAOstack brings Decentralized Governance to Gnosis – Nadja Benes via Gnosis’ blog – April 30

At Gnosis and DAOstack, we believe that open source software projects should be able to easily self-organize at any scale while maintaining accountability and agility. Users should have the opportunity to take ownership of their products and be rewarded according to their value contributed…


Pollinator Articles

DAOstack – An Operating System for Collective Intelligence (The Humble Beginnings of a Post-Industrial Society) – Christos Hatjoullis – June 4

From Bitcoin’s invisible conception less than a decade ago, to an explosion of cryptocurrencies in 2017, there has been a lot of speculation about where Blockchain is heading. Ethereum showed the way with the ability to deploy smart contracts for any and all manner of automated contract fulfillment, but the ecosystem is in it’s infancy and lacks the ability to perform governance…

The Evolution of Cooperation: A DAO consulting and events ecosystem – Daniel Shavit – May 29

DAOs, or Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, have been at the edge of crypto-currency thinking, oscillating between two markedly contrasting representations of its practical implementation. First as the living embodiment of decentralized governance made possible by technology that achieving a consensus on the technical, monetary and fiscal policies of crypto-currencies possible…

Can DAOs Save Politics? – Eyal Eithcowich – May 12

This is a story of disintegration and demise of a progressive political movement I cared deeply about. The reason for its failure, and there is no other word to describe falling from incredible momentum in 2008 to where we ended in 2014, was infighting and conflicting interests of the movement’s leaders. We could have changed politics, and change the city we love, and we didn’t…

So, What is a DAO Anyhow? – Iain Barclay – April 26

I’ve recently started a research project based on the applications of a concept in the blockchain world known widely by its acronym of “DAO” — which stands for Decentralised Autonomous Organisation. But what does that actually mean?

Will the Crowd Listen – Ezra Weller – April 16

Poor language interpretation is holding our communities back. The built-in ambiguities of regular speech multiply into plagues of confusion in the huge, churning media world of today. We can turn back the tide by forging our different interpretations into a new tool for truth: the verifiability of language.


Product Analysis

DAOstack Explainer Series: How Arc.js serves front-end development – Ami Tori via CoinAnnouncer – May 3

There’s a reason why traditional software development teams are structured so that the role of a front-end designer is somewhat segregated from that of a back-end developer. User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) design require dedication on its own, so designers and developers can focus on understanding their target users, how they behave, and how to address their needs enough to keep them from looking for solutions elsewhere…

GitHub Review: DAOstack – CryptoLab – April 10

There’s a reason why traditional software development teams are structured so that the role of a front-end designer is somewhat segregated from that of a back-end developer. User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) design require dedication on its own, so designers and developers can focus on understanding their target users, how they behave, and how to address their needs enough to keep them from looking for solutions elsewhere…


Media

To Better Organize, Decentralize: Matan Field of DAOstack – David Weiss via Bitcoin Magazine – June 6

It’s time to move past the inefficiency of antiquated organizational structures, and blockchains are the key. So say the creators of DAOstack, a solution that’s designed to intuitively move people into systems of decentralized governance and away from the traditional top-down hierarchies that predominate the planet today…

We’ve All Heard about DAOs, but What Are They and Where Are They Going? – CryptoNinjas – May 24

If you’ve spent any time in the crypto sphere, you might have heard of DAOs – decentralized autonomous organizations. Many blockchain movers and shakers believe DAOs could be the next frontier of true blockchain innovation. But what are they, and what can be done with them?

DAOstack Token Sale Sells Out; Project Looks Toward Launch – Adrian Mathieu via Ethereum World News – May 23

The token sale for GEN, the native utility token of the DAOstack ecosystem, successfully concluded on May 8 with a rapid sell-out of its main sale. With funding in place and momentum in its court, DAOstack is poised to take the next steps toward its mission to catalyze the future of collaboration…

Code Is Law - But It’s Not the Only Law for Blockchains – Primavera de Fillipi via CoinDesk – May 23

A blockchain network is a complex system that involves a variety of actors that cannot be trusted. Its protocol is designed to ensure that every actor has an incentive to cooperate and that the costs of defection are higher than the potential gains…

Education is the Missing Factor Among the Blockchain Hype – Michelle Barriga via Yahoo News – May 4

The true promise of blockchain is being lost amidst speculation and vague exuberance. Blockchain solutions exploded into the mainstream in 2017 creating new opportunities for every industry across every geographical region…

DAOStack Wants to Underpin an Entire Ecosystem of Decentralised Organisations – Priyan Sampath via Blockchain Advisor Magazine – April 29

The true promise of blockchain is being lost amidst speculation and vague exuberance. Blockchain solutions exploded into the mainstream in 2017 creating new opportunities for every industry across every geographical region…

DAOs Usher in an Era of Blockchain-Based Business Ownership and Management – Finance Magnates – April 27

Futurists have been promoting the wisdom of the crowd vocally in the last decade as the Internet, blockchain technology, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence continue to trigger paradigm shifts…

Never Heard of a DAO? Here’s Why It’s Going to Become The Hottest New Type of Corporation – Darren Heitner via Inc – April 27

You may have not heard of the abbreviation DAO, but it is a term that should keep popping up with more frequency during the blockchain boom. It stands for decentralized autonomous organizations. As companies are betting on and adopting blockchain, many believing that blockchain is the future, DAO could start playing an even bigger role…

How to Spot a Scam Vs. the Real Deal – TechRecaps via Hackernoon – April 24

ICOs are no longer a niche corner of the fundraising world. In their analysis of ICO versus venture capital fundraising for 2017 and the first few months of 2018, Crunchbase found that ICOs generated three and half times more funding for crypto-related startups than traditional venture capital…

Soon, Blockchain Will Let Armies of Free Agents Run Companies – Jeremy Epstein via CNBC – April 24

The days of full-time employment and long-term job stability are coming to an end. Nasdaq estimates that 43 percent of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2020, part of a growing gig economy of project-based jobs. This raises a lot of concerns about the future of work, especially when there is also the threat of A.I. and robots replacing workers…

After Facebook’s Data ‘Blow-Up’ Are DAOs Leveraging Blockchain’s Future? – Roger Aitken via Forbes – April 19

Technologies such as Blockchain and the distributed ledger are enabling further decentralization and distribution of organizations. Both the workforce and consumers are now keen to move away from the centralized and hierarchical structures towards transparent and inclusive approaches, which give people more choice and control on how to get things done…

The DAO-Over: How DAOstack Is Doing DAOs Right
– Joe Kildune via CryptoSlate – April 18

One of the biggest disruptions that blockchain technology delivers is the automation of processes and the potential automation of entire organizations. Decentralized autonomous organizations, or DAOs, are the companies of the future — with no central point of failure, no downtime, and no need for offices or regular employees…


Blogs

What Would Aristotle Do With Blockchain Technology? – Omar Hijazi – June 1

This is a story of disintegration and demise of a progressive political movement I cared deeply about. The reason for its failure, and there is no other word to describe falling from incredible momentum in 2008 to where we ended in 2014, was infighting and conflicting interests of the movement’s leaders. We could have changed politics, and change the city we love, and we didn’t…

Will decentralised governance be the utopia of blockchain applications? – Elena Prokopets via e27 – April 13

David A. Johnston, an early blockchain investor and entrepreneur, famously said: “Everything that can be decentralised will be decentralised.” Johnston is actively advocating that in the nearest future all the economic activity and knowledge exchanges between humans will occur without any an overview from some central “authority” or the government. And he is not alone in this thoughts…

Should Couchsurfing be a DAO? – Chelsea Rustrum via Hackernoon – April 3

A couple of years ago, I published an article entitled “The Sharing Economy: A Social Movement Dying to Become an Economic One.” At the time, I was disenchanted by the direction in which the sharing economy was heading…


Project Reviews

DAOstack Project Review: The Future of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations? – digitalassetsdb – May 29

This is a story of disintegration and demise of a progressive political movement I cared deeply about. The reason for its failure, and there is no other word to describe falling from incredible momentum in 2008 to where we ended in 2014, was infighting and conflicting interests of the movement’s leaders. We could have changed politics, and change the city we love, and we didn’t…