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Governance & Coordination

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Governance & Coordination

How can we empower people to coordinate, manage common resources and make positive-sum decisions together? DAOs, decentralized governance, etc.

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2022 statistics on MakerDAO voter delegation preview
Devcon 6
Lightning Talk
10:56

2022 statistics on MakerDAO voter delegation

In the summer 2021, MakerDAO implemented voting delegation. How does it work and how did it affect their governance?

Emilie Raffo, Tadeo

A More Regenerative, Interactive Commons preview
Devcon 6
Workshop
17:11

A More Regenerative, Interactive Commons

"The concept of the commons is not that of a resource; a commons comes from a different way of being in the world where it is not production which counts, but bodily use... established by custom." At KERNEL, we've spent 2 years establishing customs which embody regenerative ways of living, both internally and in web3 projects. We'd welcome sharing KERNEL customs in an interactive workshop, where we get to know each other & our commons through 4 words: trust, value, freedom, and giving.

Vivek Singh, Sachin, Paul Gadi

Buidl the Buidlers: How You Can Create the Next Generation of Web3 Contributors through Education, Peer Review, and Professional Development preview
Devcon 6
Workshop
56:07

Buidl the Buidlers: How You Can Create the Next Generation of Web3 Contributors through Education, Peer Review, and Professional Development

We all know there are not enough qualified people in the world to fill all the roles Web3 is asking for. We’ve got to *create* those people! Join our workshop to learn ways for developing good contributors. We’ll start with an open office session where you can ask us your most burning questions. Then we’ll move into workstations where you can get 1on1 guidance on specific aspects of Web3 talent building. This means web2 to web3 conversion AND sharpening contributors who are already web3 native.

Lenka Hudakova (Lenkla), Loie Taylor, Melanie Davis, Safder Raza

Composability and Gamification preview
Devcon 6
Lightning Talk
09:46

Composability and Gamification

Web3 tech provides features that have been practically unexplored by game designers. Games use DeFi mechanics, or self-custody and P2P marketplace mechanics, but few have used composability to create new game experiences for incentivization. This presentation by PhD in gaming Andy Boyan will explore how composable Web3 standards enable a revolution in gaming far beyond ownership and collection, featuring Infinity Keys, an achievements game built on composable assets across Web3.

Andy Boyan

DAO Governance Design Jam preview
Devcon 6
Workshop
37:01

DAO Governance Design Jam

Premiered during devconnect in Amsterdam earlier this year, the DAO Governance Design Jam is a workshop focussed on common DAO governance issues. Leveraging design-thinking methodologies, we will guide participants through the innovation process—alternating between divergent and convergent thinking. At the start of the workshop we will pick a workshop goal based on what resonates most with the group, upon which we will facilitate the creative process and open-source the resulting innovations.

0xdeniz, Tiago Varandas

DAOs and Biomimicry preview
Devcon 6
Talk
27:50

DAOs and Biomimicry

The talk would essentially be a distilled version of this piece I wrote around biomimicry and DAOs/coordination/governance https://pop.mirror.xyz/NbNlmtjw3hTzVHiCU9dBjcgFDxpD91UY8DOtl5Ht_x0 My general view I would like to impart with the audience is that what we collectively work towards should be rooted in balance, non extremist behaviour and mindfulness - with concrete examples of the work I have already done in practice across Gitcoin DAO, ENS and soon Element.

simona pop

Exploiting Inattention & Optimism in DAOs preview
Devcon 6
Talk
22:09

Exploiting Inattention & Optimism in DAOs

Many DAOs have adopted Oracle based tools to make gassless votes executable. I demonstrated an exploit of one such oracle that was possible because the other users on the oracle app were undercapitalized or not paying attention. This type of attack highlights the weaknesses and risks of many assumptions people have about the attention span of DAO members, and execution conditions. I will show common misconfigurations of tools that are the most risky, and show people how they can fix them.

Isaac Patka

Fixing the Internet with Layer 2 Governance preview
Devcon 6
Talk
27:33

Fixing the Internet with Layer 2 Governance

Web3 opens the door to a new cyberspace—one not only occupied, but governed, by its citizens. [The Optimism Collective](http://optimism.io/vision) is our attempt to correct meatspace's market failures with an L2. But this talk isn't on scaling. It's about... ...the past: why Ethereum is not an opportunity, but a responsibility. ...the present: what we're doing to take this seriously & how it impacts our governance designs. ...the future: the path towards summoning Ether's Phoenix.

Ben Jones

Funding Ethereum with the Protocol Guild preview
Devcon 6
Talk
23:16

Funding Ethereum with the Protocol Guild

This talk will include an overview of Ethereum Public Goods, existing funding mechanisms and their limitations, our design responses to shape the Protocol Guild, and an update on the 2022 Pilot.

Trent Van Epps

Mental Health and Avoiding Burnout in Your Crypto Gig preview
Devcon 6
Talk
25:31

Mental Health and Avoiding Burnout in Your Crypto Gig

Ethereum culture is 24/7 and always on. This brings with it a lot of challenges for DAOs and crypto orgs who need to balance growth and fast paced crypto culture with mental health. Without the proper knowledge and steps in place burnout can run rampant in a team. This talk discusses some of the things to watch out for, how teammates can be accountable for each other, and how to strive for a work/life balance.

Hudson Jameson

Open Problems in DAO Science Workshop preview
Devcon 6
Workshop
17:46

Open Problems in DAO Science Workshop

This workshop will bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss and collaborate on open problems pertaining to DAO Science. This session will be run by the DAO Research Hub, organized by the DAO Research Collective, Metagov, and SCRF.

Eugene Leventhal, Joshua Tan, Ellie Rennie

Open Sourcing and Coordinating DAO Research for the Public Good preview
Devcon 6
Lightning Talk
08:11

Open Sourcing and Coordinating DAO Research for the Public Good

DAOs are cutting-edge organizational structures and there is limited precedent to help DAO stakeholders understand how to operate. DAOs are now starting to research legal, governance, treasury management, tax, and other issues, but much of the foundational learnings of DAO stakeholders are siloed within their own communities. My talk would focus on how we as a community coordinate, procure, and open-source research foundational to DAO operations to more effectively scale the industry.

Connor Spelliscy

Parameter Optimization and Emergent Behavior in DeFi: Agent Based Simulations and Reinforcement Learning preview
Devcon 6
Workshop
0

Parameter Optimization and Emergent Behavior in DeFi: Agent Based Simulations and Reinforcement Learning

As in any complex system there may be emergent behaviors in DeFi protocols. In this workshop we will show the basics of how agent based simulations combined with reinforcement learning can be used to explore these and also for optimization of various protocol parameter values. This will be based on https://github.com/vegaprotocol/vega-market-sim and https://github.com/msabvid/cpm_agent_based_sim . Participants should have Python / Pytorch if they want to hack along.

David Siska, Marc, Tom McLean

Shielded Voting Using Threshold Encryption preview
Devcon 6
Lightning Talk
08:02

Shielded Voting Using Threshold Encryption

Shutter Governance is a tool for governance platforms to introduce shielded voting for their users. It uses threshold encryption and is designed to fix issues with misbehavior, voter apathy, and voting incentive. Simply put, with Shutter Governance, votes are encrypted during the voting period. The votes are decrypted and thereby only revealed after the poll closes. The talk will include a live demo of Shielded Voting as developed in partnership with Snapshot.

Luis Bezzenberger, Jannik Luhn

State of the ENS preview
Devcon 6
Talk
29:29

State of the ENS

An overview of ENS's innovations and progress in the last couple of years. Learn about how the ENS DAO is developing new approaches to decentralised governance, and how the development of ENS's offchain infrastructure makes trustless access to data held outside L1 easier for everyone - enabling both ENS's expansion to L2s and much broader applications.

Nick Johnson

Sustainable Ecosystem Scaling: How Do We Fund Community And Ecosystem Growth preview
Devcon 6
Panel
51:49

Sustainable Ecosystem Scaling: How Do We Fund Community And Ecosystem Growth

"Institutions are functional when they promote a delicate balance between what people can do for themselves and what tools at the service of anonymous institutions can do for them," Illich writes in Tools for Conviviality. Governance is one tool that helps with resource allocation towards what we want to see more of, at the protocol level and at the social level. Let's explore different ways of funding ecosystem and community growth including grants, on-chain funding, and new mechanisms.

Juan, Anna Kryukova, Alp Ergin, abbey

The Future of Social Coordination of DAO's preview
Devcon 6
Talk
26:04

The Future of Social Coordination of DAO's

We build tools to make it easy for projects to align the incentives of all stakeholders (community, VC's, team members, users etc etc). The direction of the talk will be to talk through the lessons we learnt, how other DAO's and teams can take the success stories to their own projects and give an overview of the aspects of what we did that worked. This talk will also go through the experience that have not worked and a critical view of why they did not.

Chandler De Kock

The History and Future of Decentralized Operations at MakerDAO preview
Devcon 6
Talk
23:13

The History and Future of Decentralized Operations at MakerDAO

MakerDAO is one of the foundational projects in Ethereum that originally created DeFi, and the creator of the DAI stablecoin. The project has a rich history of gradual decentralization and, today, is one of the largest and most advanced DAOs in the space. In this talk I will outline the evolution of decentralized operations and governance at MakerDAO. We will have a look at a few of the most recent scaling challenges, how they developed, and how MakerDAO is dealing with them.

Wouter Kampmann

Why Crypto Protocols Are Failing at Governance, and How to Fix It preview
Devcon 6
Talk
28:20

Why Crypto Protocols Are Failing at Governance, and How to Fix It

Governments have failed and evolved over thousands of years. But some web3 projects were built as though they’d get it right on the first try. That’s not realistic. And it’s not working. People don’t vote, the rules are complex, and protocols aren’t inclusive. No one solution fixes all our problems but what we can do is build more adaptable governance systems. With a flexible, upgradeable, and modular foundation, governance systems can increase innovation & participation and decrease turmoil.

Charles St. Louis

Working Towards a Plural Public via Common Knowledge and Designated Verifier Proofs preview
Devcon 6
Talk
26:13

Working Towards a Plural Public via Common Knowledge and Designated Verifier Proofs

Often cited virtues of blockchains are immutability, transparency, decentralization, openness, and trustlessness. Many also think of their most natural applications as financial. Yet a critical affordance of such systems is often missed: the way they are uniquely suited to facilitate cooperation. Here I show how via CK and DVPs.

Shrey Jain