Article: What Are DAOs And Why You Should Pay Attention

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

What Are DAOs And Why You Should Pay Attention

Can you imagine a way of organizing with other people around the world, without knowing each other and establishing your own rules, and making your own decisions autonomously all encoded on a Blockchain? Well, DAOs are making this real.

Some of today’s internet users and the next generations are looking forward to starting social organizations, searching for an answer to: “How can we exchange values in a trusted environment? Blockchain enables automated trusted transactions and value exchanges, but even so, internet users around the world want to organize themselves in a “Safe and effective way to work with like-minded folks, around the globe”, according to Ethereum

Article: Why the Future Must Be Decentralised and Localised

Blockchain, Decentralized Internet

Why the Future Must Be Decentralised and Localised

Bitcoin also demonstrates how decentralisation and localism, though not quite the same, can complement one another well in an interconnected planet. Imagine a world where governance is largely occurring at a local level, but global trade remains desirable. You’d want a politically neutral, decentralised and permissionless money to conduct such transactions. Similarly, a free and decentralised internet allows the same sort of thing in the realm of communications. Regions that can’t grow coffee will still want coffee, and people in New York will still want to chat with people in Barcelona. Decentralised systems allow for the best of both worlds — localism combined with continued global interconnectedness.

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Article: Blockchain and bonds: EU’s investment arm looks to make market history

Blockchain, Governance

Blockchain and bonds: EU’s investment arm looks to make market history

The European Investment Bank plans to harness the power of blockchain to sell bonds, potentially boosting use of the digital-ledger technology as a tool for the region’s debt market.

The European Union’s investment arm hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Banco Santander SA and Societe Generale AG to explore a so-called digital bond in euros, which would be registered and settled using blockchain, according to information from a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because they’re not authorized to speak about it.

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