Vít Jedlička, the president of the start-up state Liberland has joined the well-renown Bitnation project as a Board Advisor.
Located on two unclaimed islands in the Danube river between Serbia and Croatia, Liberland is a self-proclaimed state advancing ideas of libertarian society. Though nominally possessing a small territory of its own, it shares many common principles with Seasteads, Smart Cities, Intentional Communities and Decentralized Borderless Voluntary Nations (DBVNs) and other Internet-based decentralized governance projects advocating technological society devoid of traditional governmental institutions that would presumably be more adaptable to the challenges and opportunities of rapidly developing digital era.
“In a rapidly evolving field such as Governance 2.0, its important that different projects come together to share ideas, knowledge, experience and best practices. Bitnation has much to offer through their leading edge technology and long term vision for a world where nations compete for citizens, and citizens are provided with a wide and easily accessed choice of governance options,” – Jedlička said while discussing the problem of creating effective blockchain jurisdictions with Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof, Bitnation Founder and CEO and Frederico Ast, the founder of Ethereum-based Kleros decentralized justice decision-making protocol.
The same issues are being constantly discussed by quite a few opposition and separatist groups and parties around the world, including those in Venezuela, Romania and Catalonia. They are experimenting with Bitnation’s jurisdiction in attempts of forging their own governance models.
Meanwhile new DBVN initiatives emerge daily in every part of the world.
As David Drake, well known blockchain investor and yet another newly promoted Board Advisor within Bitnation, has put it: “Bitnation is building a blockchain-based platform that answers identity and citizenship concerns. In the future world with the Internet of Sovereignty, nationhood becomes voluntary, borderless, and decentralized under the Pangea jurisdiction. This sounds Utopian until we realize that refugees who are rendered without a citizenship can be covered by Governance 2.0 accessed through a mobile-based app. Bitnation’s Pangea with its PAT (Pangea Arbitration Token) runs on the Ethereum blockchain protocol and without surprise has come out as the unprecedented winner of UNESCO’s Netexplo Award 2017, an independent observatory that studies the impact of digital tech on society and business. As Bitnation’s Advisor, I am excited that their team has seriously pursued and steadily explored the use of decentralized smart contracts in this way. PAT pushes us into the digital world as it facilitates our autonomy as humans and maintains our privacy. For all that their technology can do for governance, this token should be up and front on our radar.”
Bitation Founder and CEO, Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof emphasized that:
“It’s exciting to see all these different movements coming together and helping each other out. What once seemed a utopian dream is rapidly becoming reality. Our reality, one that we’ve built ourselves, tailored to our individual preferences, as opposed to one imposed upon us by some a distant, bureaucratic ruling elite. The game has changed, and Bitnation is leading the way into the new society of opt-in peer-to-peer governance. Thanks to everyone who are part of this journey, whether within Bitnation, or in other symbiotic emergent governance projects.”