Consensus & Governance

What is it?

“What, then, is the government? An intermediary body established between the subjects and the sovereign for their mutual communication, a body charged with the execution of the laws and the maintenance of freedom, both civil and political.”
― Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

Problems & Solutions

Guld Consensus

Proof of Witness

Protocol

  • Records stored in a DAG (start w/ git)
  • Records kept in organized "blocktree" taxonomy
  • Each record has official "witness"
  • That witness perspective is "truth"
  • Witnesses identified by PGP key

Proof of Observation

First Principles to PoW

"Cogito, Ergo, Sum"

- René Descartes

What is a Thought?

Media Language Rendered
Text French (source) Je ponce donc je suis.
Text Latin Cogito ergo sum.
Text English I think therefore I am.
Text Spanish Pienso entonces existo.
Video English







 

The Blocktree

"The blocktree is a symbolic representation of quantifiable reality from the perspective of one or more witness." - Ira Miller

IO

life

community

(self)

Witness

(change)

(x-person
relations)

media

Thought

(Static
Works)

tech

code

(Functional
works)

Record Observation

Rules

  • Living persons must share a public PGP key.
  • Each person must always sign with their official PGP key.
  • Each person is responsible for their own observations, kept in their own named branch.

"How do I know you're real?"

green

person

Witness

"I also think,
and can create a signed perspective."

"Yes, I observe you doing this."

Other People

IO

life

community

green person

Witness

change

life

self

community

self

Community

Rules

 

  • Community records events and signatures of their members.
  • Community maintains legal code associating it's members with decision weight in the communal "perspective."

green

purple

red

blue

Community

life

green

purple

red

blue

legal code

Social Contracts

green

red

blue

Queen

Democracy

Custom

100% Red
x% Red
y% Green
z% Blue
1 part green
equal parts
other members

Universal Consensus

"Observations not only disturb what is to be measured, they produce it."

- Pascual Jordan

“The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.”
- Carl Sagan

Consensus & Governance

By isysd

Consensus & Governance

Governance for blockchains and DAOs, with explanation of guld consensus algorithm. 1. Why Governance? (history of problems) 2. Proof of Work 3. Proof of Stake 4. Proof of Labor (guld consensus)

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