Edgeware

A self-improving smart contract blockchain

Edgeware is an experimental blockchain for demonstrating the effectiveness of on-chain governance. Participants in the network vote, delegate, and fund each other to improve the network.

We are implementing a community token distribution that gives away >90% of initial tokens. For more updates, sign up here:


Built for network participants

Decentralized app developers

Deploy Ethereum apps in a lower-stakes environment with real users and incentives.

Stakers and validators

Receive tokens for validating the network. Participate in a full on-chain governance process.

Governance developers

Create experimental organizations with hot-swappable voting, delegation, and fund management systems.

Core network developers

Deploy scalability and security upgrades on an actively-governed staging network.

The lockdrop

Edgeware will be launched via a lockdrop, a modified airdrop where participants timelock ETH to receive EDG.

The lockdrop will take place in early 2019, and will distribute >90% of initial tokens to participants who timelock their ETH for 1 – 2 years. Participants will be able to use their own timelock contracts, and will get 100% of their ETH back afterwards.

This broad token distribution will bring a wider set of participants into the governance process.

The Edgeware stack

Effective on-chain governance requires new technologies to be built: cryptographic primitives, economic structures, and systems for social collaboration.

Edgeware will build these systems through a process of recursive self-improvement. On-chain governance will be used to choose and fund improvements, and launch them on the network.


DAO
Treasury
Dev Tools
Voting
Rust
EVM
Identity
Wasm
Parity Substrate

About Commonwealth Labs

Edgeware is a project by Commonwealth Labs, which builds governance systems for decentralized networks. Our founding team and advisors include:
Dillon Chen
VC at Turing Capital
Raymond Zhong
Product at Predata, AngelList
Drew Stone
Quant at MANA, Ethereum dev at Chronicled
Michael Karnjanaprakorn
Founder of Skillshare
Ryan Zurrer
Web3 Foundation; former Polychain venture partner