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How Innovative Funding Models Could Usher in a New Era of Worker-Owned Platform Cooperatives – Resilience

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As the gig economy grows, more and more stories of worker exploitation are coming to the fore. And as reports of shady labor practices at Uber, Lyft, Taskrabbit, Postmates, and Amazon Mechanical Turk show, these issues run rampant across all sectors of the gig economy. In the home services industry, the platform Handy has made a name for itself, connecting people with pre-screened professional […]

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Colony: A platform for open organizations

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Here at NeighborSQUAD we’re thinking a lot about how we can scale and have a decentralized open organization. One of the efforts we are following is “Colony.” Open OrganizationsWe believe that the most successful organizations of the future will be open.Openness is not about open plan offices or ‘20% time’. It’s about how decisions get […]

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Namecoin could decentralize DNS and more

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Namecoin is an experimental open-source technology which improves decentralization, security, censorship resistance, privacy, and speed of certain components of the Internet infrastructure such as DNS and identities.(For the technically minded, Namecoin is a key/value pair registration and transfer system based on the Bitcoin technology.)Bitcoin frees money – Namecoin frees DNS, identities, and other technologies.What can […]