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#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 covered 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

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This episode was hosted by Brian Fabian Crain, and is availble on YouTube, SoundCloud, and our website.

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