Today I released a 7-page white paper How DAOs Can Use Votermedia – summary below:
A decentralized voter information system called votermedia, originally designed for corporate shareowners, has been developed and tested for several years in a large university student union – see Experiments in Voter Funded Media. Evolution of these ideas has generated several innovations, including:
- A continuous-time voting system for allocating flows of funding among teams who compete to serve the interests of a voting community – see pages 7-9 of Global Software Users’ Co-op.
- A design for liquid democracy – see Proxy Voting Brand Competition, proxydemocracy.org and page 2 of my 2010-09-29 comment letter to the SEC.
Any new DAO could adapt these ideas to create a competitive market for providing its token holders multiple benefits:
- voter information, analysis, insight, voting advice;
- software infrastructure, bug checking;
- contractors monitoring and critiquing each other;
- investment allocation, accounting, auditing;
- DAO governance oversight, critique, amendments.
Implementing these governance innovations in DAOs can stimulate similar reforms in conventional organizations, including corporations, co-ops and governments.
See white paper: How DAOs Can Use Votermedia