Swarm is creating decentralized autonomous tools for communities, humanitarian organizations and cooperatives to function without needing to register an official old paradigm business or nonprofit or hire old paradigm workers like lawyers or representatives.
- Evaluation and distribution of value through numerous networks/organizations
- Intricate voting system with chaining and forking delegation of decisions
- Smart contracts that ensure funds are used as originally intended
- Cooperative Problem Resolution
- Community and Individual Identification and Trust Rating
- Crowdfunding with ownership/interest/ROI options
After two years of constant work and effort we are near release-ready systems that can fulfill this brilliant vision due to our partnership with the Ethereum platform.
“Yin Yang” by Quynhtessence
What is this DAO you speak of?
What is Ethereum? A distributed supercomputer that allows people to freely organize and create whatever organizational framework they want.
**What is a Swarm? **A group of animals that flow together when the time is right. Birds that learn to fly on wings like eagles. Humans that fully embrace their cosmic destiny. A collective of revolutionary entrepreneurs and software developers creating the infrastructure for a new world.
What is the Tribe of Awakening Sovereignty? A Global Network of Ecovillages, Micro Nations, and Sovereign Beings choosing to unify our people, words, and actions as we create and empower solutions for every problem we face as the human race.
What is the Dao? An organization that is always transforming itself. That emerges where you least expect it. That splits and forks into many branches. That remains in a constant state of revolution.
The steps we walked before we could fly
January — March 2014. Silicon Valley. Joel Dietz dedicates himself to education around Ethereum. Co-founds Ethereum Silicon Valley meetup, Decentralized Autonomous Society, and Ethercasts. Writes initial whitepaper on the implications of DAOs for governance. Ethereum co-founders and evangelists co-create a plan for a Holon in the bay area.
April — May. Stanford. Joel hosts cryptofounders speed-dating event. He pitches the idea of DAOs with “cryptoequity” as the possibly highest value application of smart contracts. Joel Dietz does audit of all existing “colored coin” platforms and decides that since Ethereum isn’t likely to launch soon they should go with Counterparty, a protocol that is attempting to build an Ethereum-like smart contract layer. Initial team splits into two versions. A corporate version (Koinify) and a purist DAO version (Swarm, Jef and Joel).
June — July. Antwerp. Jef and Joel kickoff Swarm crowdfunding from loft, then go on tour to raise funds for their network and begin holding events in Vienna, Berlin, and London. Total amount received is 1270 BTC worth as well as some other assets.
Printed versions of the Bitcoin Comic
Aug — Nov. Silicon Valley. Swarm completes Counterparty-based cryptoequity crowdfunding platform. Launch of Bitcoin Comic sale raises ~$25,000 in 30 days. Lawyers advise against anything other than kickstarter model. Joel Dietz visits Harvard and decides to focus on legal work. Jef Cavens decides that there are no near-term business opportunities around cryptoequity and steps down.
Jan — Feb 2015. Boston. Swarm co-organizes Harvard University seminar on Cryptoequity and the Law and establishes legal template for decentralized organizations. Engages SEC on cryptoequity possibilities, especially for collaborative organizations. However, legally approved model requires governance integration software. Swarm attempts to build Bitcoin blockchain governance system but this is not wildly successful and Bitcoin core members suggest that it should not be attempted on the Bitcoin blockchain at all.
Mar — Apr. Stanford. Swarm scales down development team as there do not seem to be any short-term economic opportunities that are not highly legally problematic. Swarm fully integrates collaborative governance model that is established at the legal workshop at Stanford University. Three delegates take over management from Joel Dietz, notably Andrew Cook, Thomas Olson, and Ruben Alexander.
April — June. Palo Alto. Swarm begins actively experimenting with Ethereum. This includes providing a combination of lodging, office space, and funding Ethereum development. Projects that Swarm is involved with include core, Weifund, Metamask and BTC Relay, as well as hosting Decentralized Autonomous Society meetups and developer days in their co-living space.
Fractal wings from our upcoming “wings of love” campaign
Towards fractal wings
July — Nov. San Francisco. Swarm begins the first of several large corporate partnerships to experiment with cryptoequity and DAOs as internal incentive structures. The first project is called Swarmbot and is partially inspired by a mashup of lightweight version of holacracy and cryptoequity. Joel Dietz also finishes the first draft of a book on Smart Contract design patterns with Ethercasts co-founder Joris Bontje.
Dec – Jan 2016. London / Palo Alto. Swarm further decentralizes itself and creates separate DAOs for community, corporate activities, and crowdfunding. To reflect the DAOist nature of the Swarm it rebrands as “Swarm Alliance.” Joel Dietz starts working on holonic organizational contracts in conjunction with BitNation and finalizes some other corporate relationships.
Feb 2016. Swarm begins working with the Tribe of Awakening Sovereignty to expand the Awakening Sovereignty Abundance Network. A collaboration of humanitarian organizations, cooperative businesses, sovereign individuals and communities that cross-promote and share value through Swarm’s Decentralized software.