Ethnographic Study of Proof of Humanity DAO Community Fork and Governance
Sofía Cossar, Jamilya Kamalova, Tara Merk (BlockchainGov)
Abstract: Sofía Cossar, Tara Merk, and Jamilya Kamalova from BlockchainGov present their findings from ethnographic research undertaken over the last six months in the Proof of Humanity DAO, one of the first large scale DAOs that (to their knowledge) currently in the process of forking both it's technical infrastructure and community. Their research aimed to uncover the on-chain and off-chain governance dynamics that led to the community's decision to fork. Given the project's aim to be the first truly "democratic" DAO, the researchers draw on major themes from liberal democratic thought to make sense of empirical findings.
game theoryhuman-computer interactionsocial and information networkslaw and economics
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