Whole Crypto Catalog: Progressive Decentralization

It’s been roughly three years since the original playbook on Progressive Decentralization was published by Jesse. His piece lays out a three step process, whereby projects first find product-market fit, gradually start to encourage community participation, and eventually distribute ownership to a community of engaged users.

In the years since, we’ve seen numerous projects execute and iterate on this playbook. Yet, best practices around specific implementation details are still emergent and evolving, and the field has become rich with new ideas. 

As such, we’ve compiled this catalog to be a go-to resource for all things progressive decentralization – spanning core concepts and key building blocks, legal theory around decentralization, all things token design, and examples of progressive decentralization in practice. 

If you have suggestions for additional pieces, please let us know.

Introduction to Progressive Decentralization

Legal Theory Around Progressive Decentralization

All Things Tokens, Governance, and Progressive Decentralization

Progressive Decentralization in Practice


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