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Thursday, August 2 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Roundtable: Design Criteria for Blockchain Governance - Endogenous and Exogenous Mechanisms

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Building upon workshops in Day 1 of the DWeb Summit, this workshop will kick off Day 2 with an exploration of core design criteria and principles for decentralized governance, using blockchain governance as a case study. We will engage in a thorough discussion of endogenous and exogenous mechanisms for the governance of each layer of the technology stack - from the internet, blockchain, and application layers  - and how these mechanisms can best interplay or hybridize to achieve decentralized governance goals. Can a technological artifact alone protect itself from centralization at the social /institutional layer by incorporating a particular design feature that makes it impossible, or at least harder to implement institutional centralization? Or do we need structures and/or institutions to protect a technology against institutional centralization (e.g. just like governmental intervention is required to protect the “free market” against oligarchic tendencies)? 

Speakers
avatar for Anja Blaj

Anja Blaj

Legal Advisor, Datafund
Anja is a lawyer based in Ljubljana, Slovenia and is a community manager for Blockchain Think Tank Slovenia. She has worked with Lemur Legal and is currently consulting Datafund and Blockestate project. Just recently she has founded Ljubljana Legal Hackers Chapter and became a member... Read More →
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Quinn DuPont​

Research Associate​, University of Washington​
Quinn DuPont studies human and social dimensions of computer security, crypto, and code. He is currently a Research Associate in the School of Information at University of Washington. He has a PhD in Information Science (Toronto), and is an ALA-accredited librarian (Western). He is... 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 →



Thursday August 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
[D] Peabody Room 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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