Ty Simpson: Crypto Tokens for Distributed Governance

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Ty Simpson
Ty Simpson

Swarm Targets Blockchain Governance in Platform Pivot

Distributed collaborative organizations empowering everyone

Swarm is pivoting toward decentralized governance, a decision that finds the project shifting away from its original focus on distributed crowdfunding. The move follows the release of a research paper commissioned jointly with DATA’s Constance Choi and Harvard Berkman Center research fellow Primavera de Fillippi that suggested distributed collaborative organizations (DCOs), which utilize cryptographic tokens to denote membership in a decentralized organization, are among the ‘crypto 2.0 models’ that are unlikely to attract negative attention from US regulators.