Toward A More Cooperative Web3

9 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2022

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Avni Patel Thompson

Independent

Ethan Winn

Independent

George Oates

Flickr Foundation

Jad Esber

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society

Li Jin

Independent

Maxwell Kanter

Independent

Morshed Mannan

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS); The New School

Philémon Poux

CRED; CERSA/CNRS; Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC)

Sarah Hubbard

Harvard Belfer Center

Scott Moore

Decentralization Research Center

Stefen Deleveaux

Independent

Trebor R Scholz

The New School

QZ Hum

Independent

Date Written: December 14, 2022

Abstract

A group of researchers, builders and activists came together to discuss platform cooperativism and the intersection with the web3 movement. We touched on some of the key takeaways from the history of cooperatives that can be applied to developing new internet platforms and protocols, as well as the challenges platform cooperatives face scaling alternative models of ownership and control. Consequently, we investigated how developers and emerging internet companies might learn from the shared history of cooperatives and how, in practice, they can construct systems that respect cooperative ideals.

Keywords: web3, cooperativism, internet, platforms, platform cooperatives, crypto, cooperation, DAOs, blockchains

Suggested Citation

Patel Thompson, Avni and Winn, Ethan and Oates, George and Esber, Jad and Jin, Li and Kanter, Maxwell and Mannan, Morshed and Poux, Philémon and Poux, Philémon and Hubbard, Sarah and Moore, Scott and Deleveaux, Stefen and Scholz, Trebor R and Hum, QZ, Toward A More Cooperative Web3 (December 14, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4302681 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4302681

Avni Patel Thompson

Independent ( email )

Ethan Winn

Independent ( email )

George Oates

Flickr Foundation ( email )

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Jad Esber (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society ( email )

Harvard Law School
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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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Li Jin

Independent ( email )

Maxwell Kanter

Independent ( email )

Morshed Mannan

European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) ( email )

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The New School ( email )

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Philémon Poux

CRED

Paris
France

CERSA/CNRS ( email )

Paris
France

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) ( email )

28, rue des Saints-Peres
75343 Paris Cedex 07
France

Sarah Hubbard

Harvard Belfer Center ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Scott Moore

Decentralization Research Center ( email )

Stefen Deleveaux

Independent ( email )

Trebor R Scholz

The New School ( email )

66 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
United States

QZ Hum

Independent ( email )

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