Eris: Platform for distributed autonomous organizations on the blockchain

Originally posted on Legal Informatics Blog:
Eris — a platform for distributed autonomous organizations (DAOs) that use Ethereum blockchain technology — was launched this week by Project Douglas. According to the project Webite, Eris software is open source and licensed under a modified MIT License. The Project Douglas development team consists of Dennis McKinnon, Casey Kuhlman, and Preston Byrne. The Website for Eris is at: eris.projectdouglas.org The code for Eris is on GitHub: https://github.com/project-douglas/eris Here is a description of the platform, from the project’s Website: […] we are pleased to present Eris, a platform which allows developers and users to…

It was a terrible war

Though my poor blog has been badly neglected for the past ten days (good thing I don’t write for a living), fear not – substantial updates should be coming on Project Ðouglas early next week. In the meantime I am going to spend the day and the better part of my evening doing some non-billable work and reading an A4 binder full of EU Directives. Party on. In the meantime, feel free to feast your eyes on some goofy humour courtesy of Poorly Drawn Lines. 

The Ballad of Doug the DAO, Part II: Project Ðouglas

Some of you may have heard I am part of a three-man team working on a project to win the Bitcoin Foundation Replacement bounty (as stated in an interview with Stephan Tual given on Sunday night (will link here when it’s up) (EDIT: Here it is.)). Over the next two weeks you’ll be able to see updates on projectdouglas.org . In the meantime, though, before Stephan’s video is out we wanted to provide a bit of explanation as to what we’re doing and why. 1) What the Bounty is For those of you who don’t know what that is, shortly after Bitcoin2014 (where…