Community Initiative: Aragon Cooperative 🙌

looong post… nice idea
I’m just gonna signal my support by saying let’s DAOnce! the DAO :sweat_smile::wink:


I’ve been focusing on land acquisition and wondered.

It seems like a DAO could issue a coin backed by land
then sell those coins to fund the purchase of that land.

I mean, who wouldn’t buy a coin backed by, say 1 sq_ft?

That’s $43,560 per acre if sold at $1 per coin.

Please have a look and comment Aragon Coop DAO - A Minimun Viable Manifesto (MVM)

A voting system without voting (because as long as a voting system involves votes, it cannot be fair):

  1. Anyone who has a project proposal just starts working on it

  2. Anyone can view any project

  3. Anyone can “vote” for a proposal by joining it and contributing crypto/work/ideas/moral support

So it’s

  1. Github but with no PRs, just forks by anyone

  2. How the Apache Software Foundation works ( but with a blockchain

  3. A blockchain but people contribute from their individual wallets/Githubs/chat IDs into project wallets/Githubs/chats.


Sybil resistance is not needed ^^

  1. People who create Sybil accounts don’t have any reputation/credentials.

  2. They would have to use a different crypto wallet each time they fund a proposal or else be tracked.

  3. People should be allowed to create new accounts if they would rather start over with 0 reputation.

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Has this DAO being created? Is the Cooperative already running? Is Keybase a hard requirement, or can one join with a PGP keypair? Thank you.

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Hi Liri,

Yes, the Cooperative DAO exists on mainnet.
(you can see the results of our signalling voting from the last AGP round - click on ‘voting’ section)
It is perhaps not yet what we would consider to be up and properly running but it is certainly starting to take some sturdy baby steps.

Currently membership is via Keybase and Github, though we are aware this situation is perhaps not optimal - we also communicate as a group on Keybase - current membership is around 30’ish people.

After an initial flurry of excitement a couple of months ago, the coop has been a little quiet lately - we intend to change that over the next few months. Personally I think we have an important role to play - not only within the Aragon ecosystem but more widely as an active example to and across the ‘crypto-sphere’, that a human-centric approach to DAO governance is not an oxymoron.

We’re also interested in expanding cooperativism: this is very much a Cooperative DAO; and no one knows what they are as of yet - we get to find out (& perhaps fail but so what, even that would be useful in terms of knowledge, regarding contemporary approaches to governance).

But that’s what makes it interesting, we all have our own reasons and desires to take part and actively make this work.


Hi, @lkngtn I’m very much looking forward to joining the Coop. I tried following instructions from the original post the same day it has been posted Aragon Cooperative Membership Thread

But I couldn’t get the verification through Keybase working. I think it was a technical issue on my end that I wasn’t able to solve with my limited technical experience. I was looking for someone at Aracon in Berlin to help me set it up but missed the opportunity due to a busy conference.

Can you please advise me on how I can join now? Hope it’s still open and possible. Thanks a lot!

yep, keybase is not very straight forward for non technical people.

In my case, I installed it in an android or IOS device, and then using the web interface to sign messages should not be that hard.

Have you trying doing that already?

No, I didn’t. Let me try that then. Will get back to you.

I get this message when I access Keybase on the web:

“markoprljic, you’re not hosting your private key in Keybase’s encrypted key store, so you can’t use the in-browser signing script. You can still verify messages, of course.”

Now what? I think I messed up something a year ago or so when I reinstalled Keybase app on my mac, not sure.

And the thing is when I use command line I can’t get the output message as everyone else posting here on this thread, it’s missing the SIGNED part from the “-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----” i only get -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----

When using the command line you need to use the following flags keybase pgp sign -c -m "message"

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Yeah I did that but no luck :frowning: Had some help from Gustavo as well via DM, again no luck. I’m probably having some weird issue that I can’t figure out and I recall spending hours on this earlier and today again :frowning:

Sorry to hear of problems @markoprljic.
The onboarding process is one of the (several:) things we’re now focussing some attention on. I still think it’s going to be end of this month before we’ve got anything firm.

Maybe good at the moment to join us on keybase chat and get a feel for the community

Are you saying keybase isn’t working for you at all atm?

We could move this to the chat site, maybe easier to talk, more ‘live’ :slightly_smiling_face:

Thanks. Keybase IS working but I can’t get the signed pgp message generated.

anyhow! please join us on the keybase chat! look the group for aragoncoop

Hey Marko,

What yr keybase id (dm is fine:).

Will fwd invite

Thanks. Same username markoprljic :slightly_smiling_face:

Sent it Marko

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