fjordchain.camp 2019

the indie blockchain workshop - DAO edition

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What

In the fjordchain.camp we will create building blocks that are needed to make DAOs accessible and manageable for everyone.

Track 01:
Usability

What are the main friction points for using cryptocurrencies/DAOs, pick one and work on it.

Some of the questions we will work on are:

  • How can we improve the private key management?
  • What are reasonable relaxations of security for daily transactions?
  • How can we enable mitigations for human error in an immutable system?

Track 02:
Decentralized Trust

One of the main contributions a blockchain can make to society, is to have a universally agreed trust ledger.

Among the questions we want to tackle are the following:

  • What are the challenges?
  • How is it possible to model the multidimensionality of trust?
  • How to mitigate sybil attacks?

Track 03:
Antifragility

All systems that survive long time are antifragile. Evolution is the best example but also the Internet was built on this principle. Smart contracts are not.

We will try to find answers or start discussion to the following questions:

  • How can you describe the evolution of smart contracts in a DAO?
  • What are the interests of stakeholders for different scenarios?
  • Where in the whole stack should the evolution be handled?

WHY

DAOs are a concept that was transported into the realm of possibility by blockchain technology and smart contracts. However we are not yet at the point where they can be created, used and understood by most people.

At the fjordchain.camp we will work on concrete problems that arise when building or interacting with a DAO to help their transition from a wonderful idea into an actual reality.

WHEN & WHERE

August 15th - August 25th

Tromsø

HOW

The first two days will be an introduction in the philosophy of DAOs and the technologies we will use during the camp. During these days people will also select their track and discuss what concrete problems they are intereted in working on.

After that we will spend eight days working on concrete problems that we identified during the first two days and explore the scenic nature around Tromsø.

Costs

The participation fee is 990 €. This includes transportation and accommodation in Tromsø. It does not include the flights. You need to get to Tromsø on your own. We are working on securing travel stipends for scholarship recipients and will alert them if available.

We will have some scholarships available. If you want to apply for one, please check the box in the application form.

You can also support another participant. Please also check the respective box in the application for if you want to do that.

WHO

16 people who are interested in independent blockchain concepts with various backgrounds.

We will try to make sure we have an diverse and interesting mix of people with a heavy dose of curiosity and a lack of blinders.

But I'm not a techie, is this for me?

Yes! While every blockchain based solution will need technological input, many problems that arise are from the fields of human interactions design, philosophy, psychology and economics. That's why we will try to put together a group with a broad spectrum of viewpoints.

Mentors

Federica

Federica Recanatini

feychou | Mr Peen
@feychou
Thomas

Thomas Schranz

Lemmings | Blossom
@__tosh
Christoph

Christoph Witzany

CloudFleet | handcheque
@DoubleMalt