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Announcing ERC Grant for Regenerative ICOs

We are working on a new project called Regenerative ICOs that will enable organisations to run Initial Coin Offerings with capped investor profit models. This work is funded by the European Research Council’s €150,000 “Proof of Concept” grant, which is intended to help “bridge the gap between the results of pioneering research and the early phases of its commercialisation.”

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1st Meeting of ERC BlockchainGov Project

Over the weekend of December 4-5, BlockchainGov held its first in-person meeting in Paris at CERSA (with only a few needing to attend virtually). It’s no surprise but the time together was highly productive and generative, setting the tone and charting the course for our work in 2022.

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Introduction to Extitutional Theory

Extitutional theory is an emerging field of scholarship that provides a set of conceptual tools to describe and analyse the underlying social dynamics of a variety of social arrangements, such as communities, companies, organisations, or any other types of institutions.

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A meta-proposal for Twitter’s bluesky project

Members of the Berkman Klein community, representing academics, activists, lawyers and technologists, came together to discuss the bluesky project, Twitter’s proposed protocol for public conversation. The discussions culminated in this “meta-proposal” for the bluesky team and community, which presents suggestions on how to go about considering proposals and building out bluesky.

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Model Law for DAOs

The DAO Model Law provides legal certainty for DAOs and their participants, and unlike other regulatory frameworks, accommodates flexibility for their unique features and further innovation. It’s a must-read for anyone intending to deploy a DAO with legal personality, legal capacity and limited liability. For legislators the Model Law is a harmonized and transnational framework to legally recognize DAOs.

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Peer Governance in Online Communities

This Research Topic turns to the under-discussed and under-studied questions of governance within the communities that online platforms host: How do users develop governance rules and informal norms? What is the legitimacy of these rules, and how are they enforced? What is the extent to which users with moderator roles are held accountable for their decisions? What are the sanctions available to these communities?

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Glossary of Distributed Technologies

A special section of Internet Policy Review, the “Glossary of decentralised technosocial systems” is an interdisciplinary glossary on peer-to-peer, user-centric and privacy-enhancing decentralised technologies. In order to tackle the existing gap in shared semantics, this glossary converges the efforts of experts from various disciplines to build a shared vocabulary on the social, technical, economic, political aspects of decentralised, distributed or sovereign technologies.

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Blockchains: enjeux de sécurité, juridiques, économiques, et coûts énergétiques

Les articles proposés engageront un cadre théorique et présenteront une étude de terrain sur les chaînes de blocs ou leurs acteurs. Ils apporteront un point de vue critique sur les méthodes et/ou les cadres théoriques mobilisés pour étudier les enjeux des chaînes de blocs. Une attention particulière sera portée aux questions des libertés et de protection des données personnelles et de la vie privée.

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Cryptoart: The Paradox of Digital Scarcity

This call invites artists, researchers and academics to reflect on the implications of blockchain technology on artistic practices, looking at non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as a means to create a whole new system of artificial scarcity in the digital art realm.
Technoetic Arts welcomes original research articles for issue 19.3, ‘Cryptoart: The Paradox of Digital Scarcity’, which will explore the full spectrum of positions related to the creation, existence and impact of ‘crypto culture’

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