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Announcing Govern This
A newsletter exploring the world governance in DeFi, DAOs and blockchains
I’m excited to announce Govern This, a newsletter about all things governance. Over the last few months, DeFi has shifted from talking about governance to actually governing. Most notably, MakerDAO unveiled a new plan this month to decentralize, while Synthetix made a similar announcement in December, and just this week, Compound launched a governance portal for its new COMP token. Plus, Kyber, 0x, etc.
These are positive and necessary steps for DeFi. The new governance structures are intended to help coordinate across community stakeholders and make better decisions. These dynamics are influenced by the issues covered in Dose of DeFi, but I believe they deserve their own focused analysis.
Govern This aims to educate token holders and make them better voters. Emphasis will be placed on specific governance proposals and relaying community governance discussions on forums and weekly calls.
Governance is a coordination technology that has helped countries and companies build more than the sum of their parts. Blockchains are also a coordination technology, but for computers, not humans. Govern This will track the development of the melding of these two over the coming years.
Like governance, Govern This is a work in progress. I would appreciate any feedback on format, topics covered or any other suggestions to make the newsletter better. Just hit reply.