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On July 4th, Luke Duncan introduced Hive Commons, a decentralized social activism platform emphasizing the use of emerging technologies for the public good.
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The goal of Hive Commons is to provide social activists a space to aggregate and allocate their collective resources. The system is being built on a blockchain governance structure based on Liquid Democracy, a model of democracy that brings together some of the components of Representative and Direct democracy in a manner that is flexible and which eliminates centrality.
The project hopes to overcome the Tragedy of the Commons, wherein a decentralized group of people will inevitably have bad actors that operate in their own self-interest to the detriment of the community.
Hive Commons plans on a wide distribution for their token, Honey (HNY), which will be used in all the platform’s voting activities.
The team is looking to build the Hive Commons community portal, 1Hive, on District0x, which provides third-parties a network on which to build decentralized autonomous organizations.
Since the community operates on pooling a variety of resources, the methodology it uses is critical. The initial focus will be on creating and implementing pooling mechanisms for software and capital. The former will use a new open source license called Hive Commons License (HCL) designed to allocate value and contribution in accordance to the community. The latter will work as a funding platform that will incentivize developer contributions to the commons.
Research, development, and discussion concerning the project can be found on its GitHub account.