Active Aragon DAOs: DAOs created using the smart contract provided by the Aragon Network, that have enacted at least 1 decision in the past month.
Aragon Network: a network of ANT Holders and the organisations and technology created by them to pursue the goals and live the values defined in the Aragon Manifesto. Including but not limited to: The Aragon Network DAO, ANT Holders, their affiliates, employees, contributors, licensors and service providers, and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, parent companies, successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives.
Aragon Network Charter: The whole of this document (“this Charter”), which consists of the human-interpreted rules of the Aragon Network and is subdivided in the following human-readable documents:
Aragon Network DAO: a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (an open coordination protocol based on open blockchain technology) that aims to facilitate the governance of the Aragon Network’s tools, infrastructure and other common resources. The Aragon Network DAO is governed by ANT Holders according to the AGP Process and includes one or more Sub-DAOs also binded by this Charter.
Aragon Network Token(s) (or “ANT”): the native token of the Aragon Network - a transferable ERC-20 token with the contract address: 0xa117000000f279d81a1d3cc75430faa017fa5a2e. ANT is used for the governance of the Aragon Network DAO and other forms of participation in the Aragon Network.
ANT Holder(s): any entity that owns or controls an Ethereum account that controls a positive balance of Aragon Network Tokens (ANT).
Aragon Voice: A token-based voting client with universally verifiable results and deterministic execution.
Community Member: any ANT Holder participating in the communication platforms, including Aragon’s Discord server, Aragon’s Telegram group, Aragon Forum, Aragon Network DAO, online and offline gatherings, and/or other groups and platforms of the Aragon Network.
Financial Actions: any on-chain action that transfers, exchanges, or stakes tokens held by the AN DAO or Sub-DAOs.
Aragon Court: a smart contract-based dispute resolution system governed by ANT Holders.
Aragon Network: all smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain that are governed directly or indirectly by ANT Holders, and are also subject to this Agreement.
Aragon Network Community Platforms: the platforms used for regular communication by the ANT Holders and managed by either the Aragon Association or the Aragon Network DAO. They include but are not restricted to Aragon’s Discord Server, Aragon’s Forum, Aragon’s Github repository, and online and offline events organised under the Aragon brand.
Aragon Network organization: the Aragon organization addressed by the ENS name network.aragonid.eth, encompassing all apps installed on this organization.
ANJ (Aragon Network Juror): The original native token of Aragon Court, defined in the smart contract located at Ethereum address 0xcD62b1C403fa761BAadFC74C525ce2B51780b184. ANJ has now been replaced by ANT as the token used for Aragon Court.
DAO: decentralized autonomous organization - an open-source blockchain protocol governed by a set of rules, with fluid affiliation or membership through participation, and that automatically execute certain actions without the need for intermediaries.
ENS: The Ethereum Name Service, a smart contract-based naming system. ENS names are registered using the registry deployed at the Ethereum address 0x00000000000C2E074eC69A0dFb2997BA6C7d2e1e.
Escrow: a contractual arrangement in which a third party (the stakeholder or escrow agent) receives and disburses money or property for the primary transacting parties, with the disbursement dependent on conditions agreed to by the transacting parties.
Ethereum blockchain: The blockchain referred to as “Ethereum” by the owner of the Ethereum trademark, the Ethereum Foundation (Stiftung Ethereum).
Guardian(s): natural person (represented by a wallet address) that is eligible to be drafted to rule upon disputes in Aragon Court. If a guardian is summoned, it must vote to allow or block the action being disputed, and can be rewarded (earn tokens) or punished (lose tokens) depending if they voted with the majority (default interpretation) or against it. The protocol is designed so that Guardians do not know each other and do not have contact when they are summoned.
IPFS network: A peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol, whose project website is located at https://ipfs.io. The public network makes files accessible to any internet-connected device running a compatible implementation of the IPFS software.
Metagovernance (“Metagov”): refers to the process(es) to change the governance processes of the Aragon Network DAO.
Network contract: The computer-interpreted source code of a smart contract governed by ANT Holders.
Network parameters: The current parameters of smart contracts governed by ANT Holders, which can be modified without amending the source code of the smart contract itself.
Proposal: any suggested amendment to the Network contracts, Network parameters, the Agreements of the Aragon Network (i.e. Aragon Network Charter and composing agreements), and Agreements of any Sub-DAOs.
Smart contract: a software program deployed to a blockchain.
Off-Chain: refers to any action or data entry that is not recorded on a blockchain or other type of distributed ledger where the smart contract (or version of it) is deployed or connected to so as to have verifiable and tamper-proof records.
On-Chain: refers to any action or data entry that is recorded on a blockchain or other type of distributed ledger where the smart contract (or version of it) is deployed or connected to so as to have verifiable and tamper-proof records.
Optimistic Governance: The process of decisions being enacted with a time delay which allows time for a decision to be challenged. If a decision is not disputed then the change is enacted at the end of the time delay. This allows for much faster decision making and strategy decisions to be made.