Part 2: Tokenizing ‘the vote’

Tokenization Process

Each voter must pass through the following steps to tokenize their vote:

How will the process of governance work after votes have been tokenenized?

All decisions (such as upcoming bills) occurring in ‘real world’ councils or parliaments will be put to referenda on the governance platform. On the moment of the ‘real-world in-person’ vote, the representative will check the governance dAPP to see how their constituency voted and then vote for this result. No coalitions, no politics. Pure representation.

Requirements to prevent abuse

  • Only voters registered on the platform prior to the election date will be able to confirm their vote.
  • Only voters who are successfully represented by a real world representative will receive voting rights on the app (as per the rules of representative democracy). We call this ‘proof of representation’.
  • Available votes will match the number of votes cast in the real world election, for example: If 3459 people voted for the DAOs representative AND they win the seat, then 3459 votes will be available for confirmation. This will work on a first come first served basis to prevent duplicate registrations.


Proof of Representation uses the security of the real world election process to ensure the integrity of the system. To create a duplicate account on the platform would require the hacker to create multiple aliases in their own ‘real world’ elections AND then vote in those elections. This is a criminal offence in all countries (usually punishable with a jail term).


“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Sun Tzu


There are more than 4000 constituencies at the national level in Europe alone. At the local level they number in the 10s of thousands. The big players are not fighting it out at these local elections. Many of these local elections are uncontested. If we can get voters to vote in these local elections then we will have our way into the system.

The Vision

We envision that as the platform grows & individuals political participation increases, the mindless valueless activity that people currently have on their devices will be converted into real world visible & transformative changes in their communities. We envision this platform converting all of that wasted un-utilised energy, that knowledge, that untapped potential, that desire for action into real world visible & transformative changes in their communities. All of that pent up anger, that frustration will stop being directed at each other on Twitter. It will have somewhere to go, instead being converted into action.

Next Steps

Now‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌all‌ ‌well‌ ‌and‌ ‌good‌ ‌talking‌ ‌about‌ ‌new‌ ‌ideas‌ ‌and‌ ‌imagining‌ ‌better‌ ‌ways‌ ‌of‌ ‌doing‌ ‌things,‌ ‌but‌ ‌how‌ ‌do‌ ‌we‌ ‌get‌ ‌from‌ ‌where‌ ‌we‌ ‌are‌ ‌today,‌ ‌to‌ ‌where‌ ‌we‌ ‌want‌ ‌to‌ ‌be?‌ ‌There‌ ‌are‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌options:

  • ‌We‌ ‌could‌ ‌lobby‌ ‌government‌ ‌or‌ ‌sign‌ ‌petitions.‌ ‌
  • We‌ ‌could‌ ‌protest.‌ ‌
  • We‌ ‌could‌ ‌wait /‌ ‌do‌ ‌nothing.‌ ‌

Naming the DAO — Proposal #1

PANACEA: Global Democratic Blockchain Network



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