Wednesday, August 1 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Panel: Decentralized Governance - Keynote(s) and Case Studies

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The discourse around decentralization has often conflated distribution of technical infrastructure, with distribution of control, not only of resources but of power. Decentralization is increasingly seen as a goal in and of itself, rather than a means to a goal.  We will explore distribution of resources as secondary to the issue of distribution of power vis­-a-­vis governance mechanisms in practice as well as theory. Day 1 will kick off with a series of talks and case studies to orient participants in the real-world governance issues in the decentralized ecosystem, from the developers’ perspective to legal challenges and emerging community structures and norms.

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David Dias

Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer, Protocol Labs, IPFS, libp2p & IPLD
David is a Peer-to-Peer Software Engineer at Protocol Labs. He is one of the creators of the InterPlanetary File System, which enables the creation of completely distributed applications. He has also contributed to nodesecurity.io and built several modules that enable developers... Read More →
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María Gómez

Strategy, Aragon.one
María Gómez is a former Colombian/Spanish corporate lawyer. She worked several years in the M&A and corporate finance practice. Currently she works for Aragon.one, the first team, and in the future one of the several teams, working for the Aragon project. A local to Bogotá-Colombia... Read More →
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Greg McMullen

Lawyer, COALA
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Dire... Read More →
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Matt Zumwalt

In recent years Matt has contributed to stewardship of open source projects like IPFS, libp2p and Filecoin, all of which are focused on building a more secure, more equitable, decentralized web. Some of his recent publications include Instructions for Saving Endangered Data, his... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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