On-Chain Governance





On-Chain Governance 


The "On-Chain Governance" Pillar is an organization of thought of the Libranican Project.   The Libranican Project is designed by the Dark Street Organization to organize information sources in the cryptocurrency world around specific subjects so that information, opinions, media, and arguments can be found quickly in silos of information called Pillars.

This Pillar focuses on sources that explain what On-Chain Governance is:

Quick Facts:

Definition:
Definition of Blockchain from Investopedia.
On-chain governance is a system for managing and implementing changes to cryptocurrency blockchains. In this type of governance, rules for instituting changes are encoded into the blockchain protocol. Developers propose changes through code updates and each node votes on whether to accept or reject the proposed change. 


Why is this important?
On-Chain Governance has become a major topic of discussion in the cryptocurrency community after the hard forks of Bitcoin and Ethereum.  The idea of On-Chain Governance is to better balance decision making among stake holders and allowing for flexibility and changes without a disagreement creating a hard fork.
A variety of new Cryptocurrency was launched with the primary goal of having an On-Chain form of governance.



Essays / White Papers:

Notes on blockchain governance
by Vitalik Buterin
http://vitalik.ca/general/2017/12/17/voting.html


Blockchain governance/ governance 101 — talk from Ethereum Foundation at BeyondBlock Taipei 2017
by Vlad Zamfir
https://youtu.be/9RtSod8EXn4

Blockchain governance — design components, approaches, suggestions
by Fred Ehrsam
https://medium.com/@FEhrsam/blockchain-governance-programming-our-future-c3bfe30f2d74

Against on-chain governance 
by Vlad Zamfir
https://medium.com/@Vlad_Zamfir/against-on-chain-governance-a4ceacd040ca

Thoughts on governance and network effects
Luke Duncan
https://blog.aragon.one/thoughts-on-governance-and-network-effects-f40fda3e3f98

Tezos position paper — a self-amending crypto-ledger
by Arthur and Kathleen Breitman
https://www.tezos.com/static/papers/position_paper.pdf

Cosmos governance and constitution — includes principles used by other cryptonetworks as well
by Cosmos Network/ Interchain Foundation et al
https://github.com/cosmos/constitution/wiki/Governance-and-Constitution


Articles/ Websites:

On Chain Governance on Investopedia https://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/onchain-governance.asp

It's Too Soon for On-Chain Governance?
Michael J Casey
https://www.coindesk.com/soon-chain-governance/

Consesnsus Mechanism on Investopedia
https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/consensus-mechanism-cryptocurrency.asp

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