Aragon Black is the third full-team of the Aragon project taking part in its fight for freedom and full decentralization.
Aragon Black is the banner below which the Pando team has gathered to continue developing a decentralized VCS enabling coordination and the rise of new collaborative projects, to carry the Aragon manifesto’s values and finally to help in creating Aragon applications allowing human autonomy.
Aragon Black is a team whose core members come majoritarily from the PandoNetwork team [mostly known in the ecosystem for the development of the pando protocol]. The PandoNetwork team has been working closely with the Aragon ecosystem for almost a year now and has been the recipient of two Aragon Nest grants.
To strengthen its commitment to the Aragon movement, the PandoNetwork team has decided to apply to the Flock program as Aragon Black. This first Flock proposal covers six months of work. However, if the Aragon community lends us its trust, we intend to re-apply to this program for the long run.
Olivier has a Master degree in Computer Sciences from Centrale/Supélec. After graduatıng he worked on various open source projects before begınnıng a Ph.D ın philosophy. In 2015, he defended hıs Ph.D thesis in Communication Sciences on web-based decentralized organizations. He then worked as a Professor at University of Rennes 2 for three years discussing the economical, sociological and philosophical implications of distributed organizations and blockchain technologies. He has now resigned from academıa to work full time on the blockchain projects he leads.
With a background in institutional Investment Banking, Cem has worked on establishing and raising for EM ETFs. He won a Financial Innovation award in 2013 for designing a borderless credit system. After working on startup financing advisory, Cem co-founded Horatii Partners, a research/advisory agency focused on distributed governance. Horatii Partners is currently focused on synthesizing and promoting use cases for DAOs and crypto economic primitives through mechanism design, business development and partnerships. Cem is also building “DAOincubator”, an ecosystem catalyst which aims to aggregate research, funding, and consulting which targets the betterment and implementation of DAO based initiatives. Cem is a competitive sailor since age 9 and writes about art philosophy and critique for a Turkish lifestyle magazine.
Co-founder of Pando, Alexandre was a research engineer and Ph.d student at university Rennes 2 where he studied the contemporary forms of our digital co-presences. Alexandre was a professor of communication sciences between Rennes and Paris for 4 years before leaving its teaching and research activities to fully devote itself to the possibilities opened up by blockchain technologies. Beside his work on the Decentralized Licence, he initiates partnerships to create labs that will soon be experimenting on Pando protocol.
Daniel is a governance researcher focused on the topics of protocolar governance, taxonomic classification and experimentation of DAOs, as well as open-science with the Abstract Machine project for Pando (immutable, uncensorable and self-governed journals) . Daniel has a degree in economics from Bocconi University with a thesis on the perverse monetary, economic and political effects of natural resource booms. In a previous life he worked as a payments consultant advising entities such as Atos Worldline, Paypal, Mastercard, Unicredit and the Italian Banking Association on clearing and settlement and dispute systems.
Co-founder of Pando, Nolwenn has a first master degree in History & Criticism of arts and a second in Publishing & Creative Economy. She worked several years in cultural management, visual art galleries and various festivals as team coordinator and executive assistant. As a result, she is experienced in pro cultural worlds. Beside her coordination/organisation role, she has been a small format editor for the two passed years and writes fiction in her free time.
Deam has been a web developer for nearly 4 years, and is mostly self-taught through open source work. Previously he worked for a small Danish startup, Peergrade, as a Full-stack developer. He started out in the crypto space by contributing to Giveth and has been in the community for a year now. He has since contributed to projects such as, Giveth Dapp, Giveth Riot Bot, Giveth Wall of Fame, Tennagraph, That Planning Suite and Aragon UI.
Cory is a software engineer and aspiring mathematician with a background in neural networks, looking to bring the Semantic Web practices into smart contract development. Co-founder of dOrg. His research has been focused around using emerging language embedding processes for linked data. Hacking on EIP-1780 (Semantic Interface Registry)
Billy is an artist, developer and co-founder of Bin Studio, a multidisciplinary research, design and development studio based in Berlin, DE. In 2018 he received an ECF grant to continue work on Clovers.Network, a game that rewards the creation of scarce art. He’s the author of EIP-1633 (Re-Fungible Token) and active contributor to the Curation Market Community. He’s involved as a developer, researcher and community member of a number of projects including Cosmos.Network, Gnosis.io, Relevant.community, NewModels.io, Trust.support, MemeLords.com, ENSnifty.com and Doneth.org.
Co-founder of Pando Network, Thibault has been journalist for two years, book reviewer and qualified in modern literature and publishing. Thibault is also a writer in his free time. After a moment Ph.D student in Canada where he studied literature he came back to join the Pando team. He’s interested in discourses about the end of literature and particularly the possibilities of renewal of contemporary literary field.