dao ness



Decentralized Autonomous Organization

“On the Blockchain, no one knows you’re a fridge” – Richard Brown

So far, all contracts we listed were owned and executed by other accounts probably held by humans. But there is no discrimination against robots or humans in the Ethereum ecosystem and contracts can create arbitrary actions like any other account would. Contracts can own tokens, participate in crowdsales, and even be voting members of other contracts.

In this section we are going to build a decentralized and democratic organization that exists solely on the blockchain, but that can do anything that a simple account would be able to. The organization has a central manager that decides who are the members and the voting rules, but as we’ll see, this can also be changed.

The way this particular democracy works is that it has an Owner which works like an administrator, CEO or a President. The Owner can add (or remove) voting members to the organization. Any member can make a proposal, which is in the form of an ethereum transaction to either send ether or execute some contract, and other members can vote in support or against the proposal. Once a predetermined amount of time and a certain number of members has voted, the proposal can be executed: the contract counts the votes and if there are enough votes it will execute the given transaction.

The Blockchain Congress

why have all this potential.. and keep it bound in an old system.. an inhumane system of measuring/voting/consensusing/verifying… us

it’s like.. cool.. perhaps we’ve found a way to change the world for good.. but let’s wrap it tight in B first.. because that’s what we do.. to ie: mitigate risk.. you know.



The DAO’, as it’s called, takes its name from the description for a new type of entity: a distributed autonomous organization. Intended to act as a vehicle for supporting Ethereum-related projects, The DAO has garnered over $50m worth of ethers (ETH) – the digital token of the Ethereum network – from investors.

But what does The DAO do exactly? Think of it as a hub that disperses ETH to other startups and projects. Backers of The DAO receive voting rights by means of a digital token, which can be used to help determine the future direction of the organization and which projects will actually get funded following a voting period.

voting.. funding.. ugh


adding page during this..


Signature of the letter from”The attacker” not verified – discussion on Reddit twitter.com/starkness/stat…

More on “The Attacker” of The DAO twitter.com/andrewhires/st…

@Joi It’s not a valid sig. FWIW, someone on #bitcoin-assets (old time Bitcoin investment IRC) claims he wrote it. btcbase.org/log/2016-06-18…


@Joi@AndrewHires Yes and that person is likely trolling as well. :)


@starkness@Joi Agree. Did you see this one yet? “The Attacker” will bribe miners not to fork? archive.is/nMYaJ What a mess.

what a distraction… as i’m also finishing Molly‘s drawing blood and reading of the syrian detainees (very bottom of page at this time).. and you know.. all of the stuff..

we have to disengage.. from measuring/verifying .. ness

we can do better

we can’t not



For those tracking on the “blockchain in education is gonna disrupt credentials” BS: bloomberg.com/view/articles/…

Financial systems are supposed to work for humans. If the code rips off the humans, something has gone wrong.

or perhaps.. financial systems are inhumane.. perhaps.. if we have to measure/verify us.. something has gone wrong..



Cryptocurrencies are a potentially crucial transition mechanism. But Bitcoin is a disaster of outrageous volatility. Here’s a solution – maybe? makerdao.com

why do we need to measure transactions..?

don’t we have the means to not..?

tech as it could be


stacco on dao to disco

Richard D. Bartlett (@RichDecibels) tweeted at 5:55 AM on Thu, Aug 01, 2019:
Cooperative DAO for the new economy. Sounds like you? @StirToAction @stephenreid321 https://t.co/h2ya7EAGUY

If you’re not familiar with DAOs, they are blockchain-based entities that can execute payments, levy penalties, and enforce terms and contracts without human interaction. Think of a virtual robot that can automate governance processes and execute investments and payments for an organization and you’re on the right track

dao ness

While there are many exciting aspects to this technology, DAO projects have mostly prioritised focus on speculative assets, tokenization and grandiose promises of disruption, while reproducing many of the power dynamics of the normative systems they aim to disrupt and decentralise. There is also a distinct lack of political and historical awareness of other movements which have prefigured the dynamics of decentralisation and who could benefit from the advantages offered by DAOs.

After analysing the situation, it’s clear that we need counter-cultural alternatives to leverage the positive aspects of DAOs for radically different economic and social ends. Our proposal is the DisCO framework


DisCO Coop (@discocoop) tweeted at 5:16 AM – 5 Dec 2019 :
CHAPTER 3: Last Night A Distributed Cooperative Organization Saved My Life
How have cooperatives and the commons provided important historical precedents for decentralised models? How does DisCO upgrade the seven cooperative principles for the 21st-century? https://t.co/FSGmaSc4UL (http://twitter.com/discocoop/status/1202562481287303168?s=17)

disco manifesto


dao ness, daostack, disco, and quiet in a room ness.. et al

DisCO Coop (@discocoop) tweeted at 5:53 AM – 12 Feb 2020 :
Could we create a DAO of Our Own through both economic and symbolic strategies of intervention, which support radical and creative re-imaginings of the world?
A DAO of One’s Own? Feminist strategies for P2P Organisations by @DeniseThwaites
https://t.co/8cdK4XbFFl (http://twitter.com/discocoop/status/1227576335666683904?s=17)

ie: cure ios city

consider whether their engagement can lay foundations for alternative social configurations, or further entrench existing social biases.. To say ‘everyone is welcome’ within a patriarchal system, does little to decentralize the intersection of privileges and prejudices that marginalise certain voices within that system..t

yeah.. need to let go more.. of any form of measuring/accounting

her famous words regarding the need for ‘a room of one’s own’ are pertinent not only because DAO interactions and architectures create their own kind of (online) space, but for Woolf’s articulation of economic and discursive realities that exclude many from participating in the DAO sphere..t


self-talk as data via idio-jargon et al in own time/space – oikos as econ our souls crave

oikos (the economy our souls crave).. ‘i should say: the show shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. – gaston bachelard, the poetics of space

economic precarity and the marginalisation of counter-hegemonic voices through history still excludes many from established systems of power..t

today we have the means to listen to every voice.. first thing everyday.. let’s try that.. ie: 2 convers as infra via tech as it could be.. (listening to every voice everyday)

rather than perpetuating these inequitable conditions, could DAOs be used to create ‘rooms’ or economic spaces, for diverse participation?..t

if we let go of any form of measuring/accounting.. and just listen for and facil with 8b daily curiosities

ie: cure ios city .. a nother way book.. et al

The Guerilla Translation/Media Collectives’ model for Distributed Cooperative Organizations (DisCo Coops) works towards the establishment of such feminist economic spaces..Their DisCos offer a system of value-tracking individual contributions in relation to “productive market value”, “pro-bono/commons-generating value” and “care work value.” Calculating and remunerating these contributions..t

disco ness.. not enough..

literacy and numeracy as colonialism/control/enclosure.. let go

perhaps let’s try/code money (any form of measuring/accounting) as the planned obsolescence

ie: ubi as temp placebo..

 Rachel O’Dwyer has articulated the limitations to technodetermnist celebrations of blockchain’s ‘revolutionary’ power, explaining that: “It doesn’t stand in for all the slow and messy bureaucracy and debate and human processes that go into building cooperation, and it never will.” This is no more evident than in the DAO sphere, where on-chain platforms are supplemented with off-chain communications through Twitter, Discord, Telegram and more. Just as the outdoor spaces of Ancient Roman fora allowed citizens to orate and debate matters in public, DAOs establish analogous spaces for their community members to engage in forms of soft governance. Although the rhetoric that unfolds through a DAO context may not follow the classical model, do the TL;DR retorts and normative processes of DAO fora limit diverse modes of expression? How does this impact participation across cultural, linguistic, class and gender differences?

anything that’s not listening to 8b voices first thing everyday.. is limiting/compromising/cancerous..


Could we create a DAO of Our Own through both economic and symbolic strategies of intervention, which support radical and creative re-imaginings of the world?

only if we let go of control.. ie: why we haven’t yet gotten to global equity: everyone getting a go everyday