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Exploring Futarchy: Governance by Markets with MetaDAO's Founder

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22 days ago

A conversation with Proph3t, the creator founder of MetaDAO.

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Summary

In this conversation, James and Proph3t discuss futarchy and its application in governance. They explore the concept of futarchy, which is governance by markets, where decisions are made based on market predictions of the impact on a reference asset's price. Proph3t shares his journey of discovering futarchy and his motivation to implement it in MetaDAO. They discuss the vision for MetaDAO, which aims to create a decentralized organization that operates as an amalgamation of autonomous startups leveraging common assets. They also touch on the process of raising proposals and the accountability mechanisms in MetaDAO.

The conversation highlights the efficiency of market-based decision-making and the empirical evidence supporting its effectiveness. The conversation explores the concept of futarchy as a new form of governance and decision-making. Futarchy combines elements of democracy and market mechanisms to make decisions based on financial incentives. It introduces the idea of trading votes and using conditional markets to determine the outcome of proposals. The conversation also touches on the challenges of voting manipulation and the potential benefits of futarchy in combating this issue. The guests encourage listeners to participate in futarchy and contribute to this experiment in governance.

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