Democracy Earth aims to develop a web application that enables a secure voting solution, based on block-chain technology and the philosophy of liquid democracy.
Problems and Purpose
With Democracy Earth, the goal is to bring politics to the 21st century which means working in upgrading three aspects of Democracy: Identity, Legitimacy and Representation. Democracy.Earth is an application (web, mobile) that uses the potential of the blockchain to create new kind of institutions whose governance system will be incorruptible, auditable and decentralized. Citizens anywhere in the world will be able to create their democracy, propose bills, vote or delegate and debate on them.
Background History and Context
Organizing, Supporting, and Funding Entities
Participant Recruitment and Selection
Methods and Tools Used
What Went On: Process, Interaction, and Participation
Identity: What differentiates valid elections from surveys is strong identity validation. Project organizers are working with pioneering decentralized protocols for identification, so no single corporation (like Facebook) or government (think Estonia) owns an individual's credentials.
Institutions: Whether it's a club, a student center, a football team, a corporation, a workers union or even a big city: these are all institutions. For them to be open and democratic, governance rules and membership must be stated under incorruptible technology. Blockchain can facilitate this.
Budgets: Institutions execute projects: a collection of tasks that require funds and approval. After a user joins an organization that meets their interests, pitch projects defining tasks and pricing. Funds are securely stored using bitcoin and granted upon approval.
Delegations: In the age of connected societies, voting to have representatives for 4 years is outdated. The peer democracy enabled by Democracy.Earth lets participants elect among friends and people they trust. Legitimacy emerges bottom up rather than top down.
Influence, Outcomes, and Effects
Analysis and Lessons Learned
Current site: https://democracy.earth/