CiviCue is an online referendum platform equipped with voter authentication and blockchain record audit. CiviCue promotes civic engagement, civil discourse, and internet activism, while initiating a paradigm shift in ad revenue model by enabling users to monetize their own data.
Mission and Purpose
Civicue aims to build a democratic media through three missions:
- Build Digital Democracy by establishing public trust with blockchain technology and voter authentication
- Defend Data Ethics by enabling users to monetize their own data.
- Promote Critical Thinking by offering gamified learning experience
Origins and Development
In the information age, digitalization has enabled social networks to erode the advertising revenue of news media and compromise journalistic independence. The vision of CiviCue, therefore, is to build a democratic media with the operating principles of transparency, inclusivity, and one man one vote. The goal is to restore journalism as the fourth estate that functions as a form of monitory democracy.
Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding
CiviCue is a Taiwan-incorporated entity and will establish a DAO structure. The incorporated entity has traditional structure with board of directors, investors, founders, and employees. The DAO entity will be born with open-source DNA on both the engineering development and content management. This DAO structure will include system developers, content generators, and end users.
Specializations, Methods and Tools
Quadratic Voting (RadicalxChange/Radical Markets)
Community-Led Content Moderation
Stratified Random Sampling
Foundations of Humane Technology (Center for Humane Technology/The Social Dilemma)
MERN Tech Stack
Major Projects and Events
2018: Received Taiwan Patent on Blockchain Voting
2019: Won $600K TWD SBIR Competition Grant from Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs
2019: Won $800 TWD SITI Grant from Taipei City Government
2022: Launched MVP
2022: Shortlisted for first round of "Sch001 Competition" by g0v
2023: Shortlisted for stage 1 of "Public Welfare Innovations - Call for 100 Proposals" by Taiwan Ministry of Digital Affairs headed by Audrey Tang