Abstract Most of the applications and uses of digital assets are improved and expanded with well-functioning and well-governed DAOs. The article evaluates the technical and internal governance solutions promulgated by DAO projects. Particular emphasis is placed on the duality of feedback effects between internal DAO governance and external DAO legal designs. Keywords: Decentralized Autonomous Organization, Governance, […]Read more "DECENTRALIZED AUTONOMOUS ORGANIZATIONS – INTERNAL GOVERNANCE AND EXTERNAL LEGAL DESIGN"
Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy (2019) Abstract The emergence and proliferation of stable cryptocurrencies necessitate the establishment of first order design principles for stable cryptocurrencies. After highlighting the benefits of stable cryptocurrencies for monetary policy making, overall market stability, and their impact on the emergence of decentralized commerce, the authors introduce First Order […]Read more "Stable Cryptocurrencies – First Order Principles"
Are stable cryptocurrencies needed? How can one design an algorithmic policy for minting tokens and manage decentralized monetary policy? My most recent paper on “First Order Design Principles for Stable Cryptocurrencies” answers these and many other questions on stable cryptocurrencies. Abstract The emergence and proliferation of stable cryptocurrencies necessitate the establishment of first order design […]Read more "First Order Design Principles for Stable Cryptocurrencies"
Stable cryptocurrencies offer the public the prospect of access to the crypto ecosystem built on the stability and endurance of the existing financial system. Stable cryptocurrencies offer investors the prospect of a safe haven when markets are volatile. They also address the costly fiat-to-crypto-conversion (and vice versa) for those investors who wish to avoid conversion […]Read more "Stable Cryptocurrencies"
The World Economic Forum 2019 took place from January 20 to 26th in Davos Switzerland. Despite much of the negative press after the weeklong meetings of world – and tech -leaders in Davos, Switzerland, I find 3 key positive takeaways are worth noting. Humanity is experiencing unprecedented exponential disruptive innovation I have been teaching the […]Read more "Takeaways – World Economic Forum 2019"
Smart contracts allow anonymous parties to engage in decentralized commerce by providing automated contracting that self-executes and self-regulates according to mathematical strictures. Smart contracts are evolving quickly. Their evolution enables most business logic to be included in smart contracts over time. Example A simple example involving smart property may help illustrate the uses of smart […]Read more "Why Reputation Systems are Needed for the Evolution of Decentralized Commerce"
I. Introduction Contemporary society is expeditiously embracing decentralized solutions for human interaction. Increasingly complex frameworks, theories and models are needed to understand the issues facing contemporary societies.Crypto-economics as a discipline is an attempt to create models that allow the analysis of interrelationship in increasingly complex frameworks of human interaction in distributed systems. Most commonly accepted […]Read more "CRYPTO ECONOMICS"