#236 Luis Cuende: Aragon – Decentralized Governance and the Fight for Freedom

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Aragon Founder Luis Cuende joined us to discuss their work on building tools for decentralized governance. We covered the origins of his deep drive, why this is a crucial fight for humanity and the tools that Aragon has built.

Topics discussed in this episode:
– How Luis became an advisor to the European Commissionas as a 16-year old
– Why freedom and technology became Luis’ prime obsession
– The origin story and vision of Aragon
– The risk surveillance and authoritarianism pose to humanity
– Why decentralized governance is the key to freedom
– How to think about inequality and blockchain governance
– Why on-chain governance makes more sense on application than protocol level
– AragonOS and its different applications
– The Aragon Network Token and potential role in a decentralized court system
– The road to decentralizing Aragon organizationally

Links mentioned in this episode:
– Aragon Network: https://aragon.one/network/
– The Aragon Manifesto: https://blog.aragon.one/the-aragon-manifesto-4a21212eac03
– Decentralized organizations can solve the world’s worst problems: https://blog.aragon.one/decentralized-organizations-can-solve-the-worlds-worst-problems-840db6255d12
– Aragon – The fight for freedom Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=AqjIWmiAidw
– Decentralizing Aragon’s development – Aragon: https://blog.aragon.one/decentralizing-aragons-development-5062fd6d135d
– Decentralizing Aragon’s development II: Minimum Viable Foundation: https://blog.aragon.one/decentralizing-aragons-development-ii-minimum-viable-foundation-8ec1f9a13ebc
– Decentralizing Aragon’s development III: Onboarding new teams: https://blog.aragon.one/decentralizing-aragons-development-iii-onboarding-new-teams-32786cb805a5

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