Delegate Address: 0x74661e388b6C361F9fe14f45b421B0F6D9Cf97C6
“Prisma” is a cross-functional research team that services Prism DeGov Research Association (the “Association”), a non-profit association based in Switzerland, to support the advancement of decentralized governance solutions.
As a delegate, Prisma is seeking to represent ANT holders who are aligned in our vision, values, and strategic platform.
The direction we recommend for Aragon to pursue is to become the leading provider of on-chain governance technology to build and manage decentralized organizations. To do this, we vote to allocate capital toward an annual strategy and its supporting objectives to focus on reaching product (and protocol) market fit and growing a community of developers and non-technical builders who can experiment with and advance the future of on-chain governance. By signaling a clear direction for the Aragon project up-front, we hope to see less wasted time and resources.
Prisma provides delegation services as a Safe multisig as the delegate address (0xPrisma.eth), as opposed to receiving delegations as individuals. We will initiate a vote within the Aragon DAO on proposals that reflect the majority opinion of the Association (i.e. if “Yes” or “No” should pass). A 50% support threshold (e.g. 3/5) is set in order for the transaction to succeed.
Delegating to a single address held by multiple contractors has the following advantages:
- Decentralising decision making power amongst a group of professionals with different competencies, experiences, and backgrounds
- Distributing the workload of being a delegate across multiple individuals who are continuing their track record of adding value through other professional responsibilities, such as product creation and growth
- Reducing the risk of personal biases having an impact on large decisions, or of a delegate missing an important vote due to extraneous circumstances
- Dispersing a single token holder’s delegated ANT across multiple individuals, which would otherwise require token holders to split their holdings across multiple wallets
- Leading by example, by initiating one of the first multisignature delegates in the ecosystem as we experiment with governance at the speed of software
Vision and Values
All Prisma members are vision- and value-aligned.
Aragon’s vision “to provide the most flexible and secure tools for creating and managing decentralized organizations, allowing everyone to experiment with governance at the speed of software” is aligned with our purpose. We believe that experimentation is essential to accelerate the discovery of new forms of social organization that are better equipped to overcome the existential challenges humanity faces.
We acknowledge that we do not know what these organizations or governance forms will look like. It is precisely this uncertainty that makes experimentation-led discovery a critical implication of the Aragon Manifesto. For this reason, we are promoting neutral and modular technology that allows for an unopinionated stance toward specific governance designs. Our goal is not to lead the discovery of new forms of governance ourselves, but to play an impartial role as the builders of the infrastructure that enables experimentation.
We are endorsing the Strategy to Become a Governance Hyperstructure v1.0.0 and will thus vote to fund teams working toward the strategic initiatives identified in its Course of Action.
Prisma’s members are currently in leadership roles within the Aragon Association, with cross-functional and multidisciplinary backgrounds:
Joan Arús is the Executive Director of the Aragon Association (AA). He was previously Co-CEO of Aragon Labs, leading Vocdoni’s operations until its acquisition by AA. He has founded several companies with over €14 million in revenue since 2014 and scaled them to over 100 people. He has experience in business management, capital allocation, operations, and entrepreneurship.
Carlos Gonzalez Juarez is the Head of Product Development at Aragon Association. He is a senior developer with 7 years experience in various engineering roles in the web3 industry, including co-founding Guesser as the Chief Technology Officer, which was acquired by Gemini, and the first auditor of Nation3. He has experience in product development and leading engineering teams.
Evan Aronson is the Head of Strategic Operations at Aragon Association. He has 10 years of experience in the game industry, launching and supporting titles played by hundreds of millions of players worldwide. He has experience in product management, business intelligence, live operations, and quality assurance, as well as a background in game theory, voting systems, and social psychology.
Anthony Leutenegger is the Head of Business Development & Partnerships at Aragon Association and leads the Growth Guild. He was previously the Associate Director of Advancement at one of the most prestigious schools in the world working with clients in over 80 countries and has served as the representative on two boards, both of which he led the board member selection process. He has experience in BD, corporate partnerships, stakeholder relations, and marketing.
Jessica Smith is the Head of Communications & Policy at Aragon Association. She was previously a Public Policy Associate at Meta, a Legal Associate at an international law firm, and a Procedural Officer in the Parliament of Canada. She has experience in tech policy, public relations, and law.
Prisma’s members have been committed to setting Aragon Association on a constructive path to ship technology, while simultaneously preparing the transition of the Aragon Association treasury, brand, and core teams into a new delegate voting Aragon DAO, per the will of ANT Holders. Prisma seeks delegation with the same motivation: we believe in the legacy and promise of the broader Aragon project and the teams that will uphold it and make it a reality. Above all, we hope our member’s efforts speak to their commitment to the project, its future, and its impact on society.