Aragon podcast interviews
With the rise of decentralized companies and organizations, the need for tools to manage people around the world also emerges. Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende and I continue our exploration of crypto governance this week. We discuss:
- Why do we need decentralized tools for management?
- Who is Aragon targeting?
- Why Aragon is interested in Polkadot
Hosted by Enigma's Head of Growth Tor Bair, our twelfth episode features Luis Cuende. Luis is the cofounder of Aragon, a platform that allows anyone to create and manage decentralized organizations. He’s an incredible thinker and builder, having published his first book at 18 and having been named to Forbes 30 under 30. Aragon also recently released a new version of their platform on the Ethereum mainnet, which Luis and Tor discuss.
On this episode we’ll also talk why Luis got into the blockchain space, the power of decentralized, autonomous organizations, where our current centralized systems are falling short, and the conflicts between regulation and decentralization - and how those have impacted both Luis and Aragon.
The Blockchain and Us | Luis Cuende – How Digital Jurisdictions Help Us Escape 1984 and Take Back Control
Luis Cuende speaks about the inspiration for his startup Aragon, raising over $100 million in his ICO, how he plans to create a digital jurisdiction that isn’t bound to the borders of a single country, how governments manipulate citizens, how he explains the need for digital worlds, which narratives inspire people to reclaim their freedom, societal challenges in the Western world, why jobs are a thing of the past, why he thinks governments should try universal basic income, how blockchains could restrict the power of governments, why he thinks borders create racism, how decentralization on blockchains could create value, the evils of social media, how decentralized systems can avoid the path of social media, why George Orwell’s 1984 is real and what helped this happen, why many people have lost hope, why few digital natives understand the vision of decentralization, and many other things.
Aragon is a platform for running and managing decentralized autonomous organizations. Luis Cuende is the founder of Aragon, and joins the show to explain what a DAO is and why people want to create them. We also talk about the engineering of Aragon and the structure of its ICO—which raised $25m via token sale.
Join us to hear more about their new grants program, Aragon Nest as well as how they continue to think about how they are in the process of transforming their DAO-producing organization into a DAO.
The Boost VC Podcast | Season 2, Ep. 14: Governance, Decentralized Organizations and Valuing Blockchain Technology with Aragon Co-Founder Luis Cuende
Listen in as Aragon co-founder Luis Cuende offers his profound insight on the growing popularity of cryptocurrency in Spain, fueled in part by the push for Catalonian independence.
Governing the Future | E08: Luis Cuende, Aragon - governance, blockchain cap tables, and nation states
What is a fully digital, programmable, and transparent organization? What happens when computers can start companies? What is the future of nation states and the race to be crypto friendly?