Legitimacy in the Metaverse: The Case of Decentraland

Stakeholders of blockchain protocols and blockchain communities may be interested in the legitimacy of how a protocol operates or how a community is governed as it is a key determinant of whether they continue to stay on a protocol or in a community–or exit instead. Decentraland is one such community as there is an opportunity for community members to ‘fork’ the platform and thereby exit an existing system they dislike, while potentially, they can also remain within the original project and raise their ‘voice’ on issues such as plutocratic behavior and spam proposals.

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Asia Pacific Perspectives

Mannan, M., “Asia Pacific Perspectives”, presented at “International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Consultation on Cooperative Law” for UN Secretary General Report on Cooperatives in Social Development 2021, organized by the International Co-operative Alliance and UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. 24 May 2021 (online).

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Social Credit System: China and the West

Reijers, W., European Parliament’s expert consultation on ”Social Credit System: China and the West”, organised by the AIDA Committee rapporteur Mr Axel Voss. 30 April 2021.

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