Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

http://www.coindesk.com/succeed-as-decentralized-autonomous-organization/

These protocols can be general-purpose (eg Ethereum, bitcoin), or special-purpose (eg La’Zooz for decentralized transportation or MaidSafe for decentralized storage). There are 3 additional functional components that should be included in the technology platform:

a) A user data layer, with an assumption that data is owned by the user, and only accessible in a specific aggregate or blind form by the DAO.

b) Smart programs which are the actual transaction engines.

c) Various API’s to interface with value-added services or partners that are ancillary to a DAO.

The funny part is that MaidSafe is very close on satisfying all three, albeit with some comments regarding c)

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