Distroid Issue 1

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Summary

  • Updates

  • Learn

  • Headlines

  • Tweets

  • Get Involved

  • Join Us

  • Support our Work


Updates

Our Introduction to Commons-based Peer Production (CBPP) Mini-course is now available on Speakerdeck!


Learn

  1. Peer Prediction Mechanism

  2. Decentralization: An Incomplete Ambition

  3. How to Build a Blockchain Lottery

  4. PolicyKit: Building Governance in Online Communities

  5. Blockchain as a confidence machine: The problem of trust & challenges of governance


Headlines

  1. Garbage Crypto Product Dies Immediately After Launch

  2. YAM: An Experiment in Fair Farming, Governance, and Elasticity

  3. VeChain Launches Market Ready, Blockchain-Enabled Food Traceability Platform

  4. California Agency Backs Green-Energy Pilot Using RSK’s Bitcoin Smart Contracts

  5. Tesla Published Patent 'Generating Ground Truth For Machine Learning From Time Series Elements

  6. Much of Russia’s Blockchain Voter Data Is Now for Sale on the Dark Web

  7. The US Post Office Files a Patent for a Blockchain-Based Voting System


Tweets


Get Involved

You can always get involved in the DCRC by volunteering in our core activities or administrative activities.

Additionally, you can help us with the following crowdsourcing activities:

  • Joining our annotation club on Hypothes.is and read with us

  • Taking our surveys, polls and quizzes

  • Sourcing datasets on our thematic areas and sending them to us

  • Sending us your feedback on our work

  • Participating our our open research projects

  • Submitting manuscripts on our open calls for papers

  • Setting up a meeting to discuss a topic with us

  • Participating in our challenges

  • Send us interesting articles, podcasts, and ideas you want us to discuss


Suggestions

Are there any types of research or educational content you want to see us work on?

If so, please send your ideas to ledgerback@gmail.com.


Join Our Ecosystem and Start Learning With Us


Support Our Work

To support our work, please consider making a donation to the DCRC on our Open Collective page.

LDCRC 2020-21 Roadmap: Research Report

Introduction

For our Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative (LDCRC) Roadmap for 2020 - 21, we have decided to discuss our specific end-goals in individual posts, centered on the development of certain projects and research objectives, throughout Summer 2020.

In this post, we will discuss our Platform Cooperativism Research Report and our goals for it.

About

We plan to release a research report on platform cooperativism .

The report’s theme revolves around platform cooperativism and data governance. The more specific details of the research report are to be determined (TBD). Through the report, we hope to gain a better understanding of how platform cooperatives can mutually and ethically govern, collect, share, and monetize data while empowering membership.

Our goals for the Platform Cooperativism report are to:

  • generate and spread ideas, knowledge and research about topics relevant to the network society;

  • study ethical uses of data by platform cooperatives;

  • investigate how platform cooperatives can share data with each other;

  • inform and educate stakeholders in the platform cooperativism movement about data governance

  • discuss alternative approaches to data governance in the platform economy;

  • encourage platform participants to rethink their data governance relationship with platform owners;

  • raise awareness of the work being conducted in the DCRC.

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LDCRC 2020-21 Roadmap: Documentation and Website Updates

Introduction

For our Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative (LDCRC) Roadmap for 2020 - 21, we have decided to discuss our specific end-goals in individual posts, centered on the development of certain projects and research objectives, throughout Summer 2020.

In this post, we will discuss our Documentation and Website Updates and our goals for it.

About

We plan to update our documentation for our organization model and our website.

The organizational documents are being updated to reflect our new-found understandings of the network society, and to further develop the DCRC as an education and research cooperative and transdiscplinary research community.

The organizational documents we plan on updating or creating are:

  • Operating Rules,

  • Strategic Document,

  • Organizational Model, and

  • Website.

We plan to update the Operating Rules to give working groups more power to conduct their own activities, greater clarity over the functioning of the DCRC, and to further develop methods for member participation in governance.

We plan to create a Strategic Document to describe the context of the DCRC, our strategic actions and goals, and how we plan to measure our progress on executing our strategies.

The Organizational Model will describe the transitory steps the DCRC can pursue to become an open and decentralized digital organization that is both a 1) transdisciplinary research community and 2) research and education center.

The Website is our official website, www.ledgerback.coop, and we plan to update the website to better reflect the DCRC as an educational and research cooperative and transdisciplinary research community.

Our goals for the Documentation and Website updates are to:

  • generate and spread ideas, knowledge and research about topics relevant to the network society;

  • provide a hub for knowledge dissemination and discussion about platform cooperativism and distributed governance and technology;

  • help visitors navigate and learn about the DCRC through the official website;

  • have the website represent the DCRC as a transdisciplinary reach community and research and education center;

  • make the DCRC a more appealing option for potential applicants (students, researchers, scientists, academicians, educators, etc.);

  • develop an organizational model for a networked-context that is democratic, transparent and accountable to its members while still advancing upon its objectives in improving the network society; and

  • raise awareness of the work being conducted in the DCRC.

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LDCRC 2020-21 Roadmap: The Cottage

Introduction

For our Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative (LDCRC) Roadmap for 2020 - 21, we have decided to discuss our specific end-goals in individual posts, centered on the development of certain projects and research objectives, throughout Summer 2020.

In this post, we will discuss the Cottage and our goals for it.

About

Member Services refers to the services or utility the Board at the LDCRC will provide to members as part of their membership.

For the next two years, we want to work on providing more services to members to make it easier for them to accomplish their own individual and DCRC-related goals and tasks.

The utility we seek to provide will be under a program we call the Cottage.

The Member Services the Cottage program may provide includes a library, academy, forums, and assistance.

Our goals for the Cottage program are to:

  • provide greater utility for members as they pursue their objectives;

  • make the DCRC a more appealing option for potential applicants (students, researchers, scientists, academicians, educators, etc.);

  • encourage members to fulfill their commitments;

  • aid in developing the DCRC as both an educational and research cooperative and a transdisciplinary research community;

  • resolve issues and pain points for members; and

  • raise awareness of the work being conducted in the DCRC.

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LDCRC 2020-21 Roadmap: Newsletters

Introduction

For our Ledgerback Digital Commons Research Cooperative (LDCRC) Roadmap for 2020 - 21, we have decided to discuss our specific end-goals in individual posts, centered on the development of certain projects and research objectives, throughout Summer 2020.

In this post, we will discuss our Newsletters and our goals for it.

About

Currently, our only newsletter is the Ledgerback Cooperative Newsletter on Substack, which covers organization and research updates.

We are considering making a new newsletter in the more traditional sense to keep our readers up-to-date on the happenings of the network society, while leaving this current Substack newsletter for internal organization updates.

Our goals for the Newsletters are to:

  • provide greater utility for members as they pursue their objectives;

  • educate the general public about the network society;

  • inform the DCRC’s research community about events occurring in the network society; and

  • raise awareness of the work being conducted in the DCRC.

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