[NetBehaviour] Links - Anyone members of coops?

Julian Brooks lists at julianbrooks.net
Mon Apr 29 11:39:52 CEST 2019

Hey Ruth,

Yeah I also found that article of interest too.
Insight from VC's, who'd a thunk it.

I've been digging into Coops for the last couple of years. For me stems 
from a visceral reaction to DAO's & 'Code as Law'. I just immediately 
thought it'd be better to consider them more human-centric - with DAO's 
being such a potential for collectivising power.

So started putting this kinda mental construct together 'Cooperative 
Autonomous Organisations', a sort of 'DAO, Coop, Mutual, Union' - type 
structure. This was to house the participants in the music licensing / 
smart contracts / IP-reinvention post-doc project that I have been 
attempting to raise research funding for (unsuccessfully so far).

I always thought the CoAO would be the trickiest part to put together, 
and was actually planning to work in this during years 3-5 in a 5yr 
project. After getting rejected for funding last October (working w. 
UoMcr proposing to AHRC) I started exploring and getting involved with 
the 'Aragon Project' community (cool people with some astonishing [& 
really-existing] crypto tech-tools).

A small Aragon group started seriously considering and engaging in what 
a Cooperative DAO could be in practice. To this end I put togehter a 
small funding proposal that was voted though by $ANT holders (the Aragon 
token) a couple of days ago (whoop whoop!). So there'll be two of us 
working a couple of days a week each, with additional funds for CoopDAO 
members to also propose paid work a day p.w. to formulate and put into 
practice what this org can actually be.

Quite excited:)



Totally agree Coops are definitely 'a thing' atm. For me, this is a very 
good thing. Also fascinating that (Ethereum mainly?) crypto is very much 
engaging in this too.

I don't know where this is all going, perhaps this is what I like most.


On 28/04/2019 15:21, Ruth Catlow via NetBehaviour wrote:
> Thanks Rob,
> Full of great nuggets as always
>     Past, Present, Future: From Co-ops to Cryptonetworks -
>     https://a16z.com/2019/03/02/cooperatives-cryptonetworks/
> Coops seem to be on the upsurge.
> I'd be interested to know whether people here are already members of 
> coops as workers or customers and if so why?
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