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OrgTech Review is produced by me, Jack Laing.

Previously, I worked on Marketing & Business Development at Colony. I received a BA in Economics & Management at the University of Oxford, where I managed the Oxford Blockchain Society and wrote the first iteration of my OrgTech thesis under the supervision of the Oxford Internet Institute.

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FAQ

What is OrgTech?

Organisational Technology (OrgTech) is an emerging blockchain sector that digitises the firm, unlocking exciting new capabilities for decentralised work, project management, governance, and financial management.

“Blockchain-based "smart" contracts will eventually reinvent the firm.”
Naval Ravikant, AngelList Founder & Uber Investor

The goal is ambitious: to become the digital substrate upon which organisations can operate entirely online.

This is an industry in the making, which has remained unnamed until now. Check out my introductory thesis, OrgTech and the Networked Firm, for a more in-depth overview.

Examples of OrgTech projects include: Aragon (One, DAC, Autark, Black), Blackbox, Bounties Network (ConsenSys), BridgeDAO, CoGov, Collective One, Colony, Common Interest, CONE (ConsenSys), Continuous Organizations (by Fairmint), Convergent, Cordite, Covee, CRE8, DAO Incubator, Daonuts, DAOstack, Decidim, Democracy Earth, district0x, ditCraft, dOrg, Edgeware (by Commonwealth Labs), eInc, Ellcrys, EthKan, Gitcoin (ConsenSys), Giveth, GovBlocks, Govurn, Greaterthan Cobudget, Jur, Kelsen (by 97), Kleros, Loomio, MeshHub (ConsenSys), Native, Oath Protocol, Open Collective, open source coin, Opolis, Otonomos, P2P Models, Pando Network, Prism Labs, Sobol (ConsenSys), SourceCred, Swae, Talao, Thetta, Tribute, Wetonomy, and xDAC.

Note: Email me if you know of an OrgTech project I’ve missed.

What is a DAO?

A Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) is one of the more extreme use cases powered by OrgTech.

It is an organisation that functions without any central point of control (decentralised), resistant to interference from any external party (autonomous), by operating based on the collective input of its stakeholders according to the rules encoded in its blockchain.

Examples of (aspiring) DAOs include: Audacity, Bitcoin, Dash, Decred, DigixDAO, Ethereum, Giveth DAC, Gnosis dxDAO, KyberDAO, LeapDAO, MakerDAO, MolochDAO, PolkaDAO, and Tezos.

Note: Email me if you know of a DAO that I’ve missed.


Ethics

I aim to present independent coverage of the OrgTech sector. However, I am currently an investor in Aragon, Colony, and DAOstack. I will make every effort to check any subconscious biases before publishing, but I may make mistakes. If you feel I have done so, please email me and I will correct this publicly.

The content here is for informational purposes only and should NOT be taken as legal, business, tax, or investment advice. It does NOT constitute an offer or solicitation to purchase any investment or a recommendation to buy or sell any security or cryptocurrency. In fact, the content is not directed to any investor or potential investor and may not be used to evaluate or make any investment.