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Coordination, Public Goods and Crypto (Part 2)

Nov 27, 2020 10:38 am

Coordination, Public Goods and Crypto (Part 2)

Having discussed what the underfunded public goods problem is and why it matters in part 1, we now turn our attention to solutions to this problem. We begin by describing existing solutions, why they fall short as well as how crypto can expand the design space and shorten the iteration cycle for new social technologies, yielding better solutions. In this piece, we focus on governance and quadratic funding as two examples of potentially interesting solutions currently being trialeld which could eventually be expanded to address societal problems.

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Coordination, Public Goods and Crypto (Part 1)

Nov 5, 2020 4:18 pm

Coordination, Public Goods and Crypto (Part 1)

While private property rights and markets have led to massive progress, underfunded public goods are a class of coordination problem which cannot be solved solely using markets. In this post, I explore what the underfunded public goods problem is and how it applies to blockchain.

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