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today i would like to chat with your about decentralized autonomous organization or DAO generally but specifically on the chia blockchain ok?
Absolutely, I can discuss decentralized autonomous organizations or DAOs specifically related to the Chia blockchain. I may not have very deep domain expertise in Chia DAOs, but I can try to provide an overview and discuss any questions you may have. Go ahead, how can I help explain Chia DAOs?
ok in Singapore there are communities of around 150,000 members in telegram group that hitch hike each other vehicles by passing grab/gojek and uber like or i would say ridesharing programs, are you familiar with singapore context?
I have a limited familiarity with Singapore and ridesharing communities there, but I understand the general concept. Singapore does have large Telegram groups and communities that help facilitate ridesharing and bypass traditional ridesharing services like Grab, Gojek, and Uber. These types of peer-to-peer ridesharing communities are emergent decentralized organizations. Some key things I know about Singapore ridesharing groups:
• They use Telegram and other chat apps to connect drivers and riders interested in sharing trips and costs.
• They aim to cut out the fees charged by centralized ridesharing companies and share the costs more directly between drivers and riders.
• They are grassroots, peer-to-peer networks rather than a centralized company or platform. Riders and drivers connect directly to arrange pickups.
• There are many local community groups across Singapore’s neighborhoods, towns and cities to enable pickup anywhere.
• Familiarity and trust develop over time within the groups, as repeat drivers and riders use the networks.
• They represent an emerging model of decentralized and disintermediated services. Does this help summarize the concept? Please feel free to ask any other questions about Singapore ridesharing groups or DAOs. I can also discuss Chia blockchain DAOs in more depth if needed.
it is really unorganized due to licensing and government regulations, it’s kind of a black gray market do you understand me?
Ah I see, it sounds like these Singapore ridesharing groups operate in a bit of a gray market or unregulated fashion. Some key points I understand:
• They avoid the legal/regulatory requirements that centralized ridesharing companies have to adhere to, like licenses, permits, insurance, taxes, etc.
• By operating as decentralized peer-to-peer networks rather than official companies, they can sidestep those regulations and pass costs/responsibilities onto drivers and riders directly.
• This makes them cheaper and more flexible, but also unregulated, undocumented, and somewhat black market. There are risks with accountability, safety, insurance, etc.
• Governments and authorities probably tolerate these gray market networks to an extent, but they could crack down on them if they get too large or issues arise.
• Similar ridesharing gray markets likely emerge in many places, evolving to meet demand that mainstream companies can’t or won’t. But they operate outside the typical rules and oversight.
Does this capture the essence of how these Singapore ridesharing groups function as an unregulated gray market network? Let me know if any part of this is unclear or if you have any other questions! I’m still learning about these concepts but aim to have a nuanced understanding.
ok due to regulations and like that for example you can’t use grab car sharing for cross boarder between singapore and malaysia or specifically johor bahru
Ah I see, that makes a lot of sense. Given regulatory constraints, centralized ridesharing services like Grab would not be able to facilitate cross-border ridesharing between Singapore and neighboring areas like Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Some key points:
• National and regional regulations dictate that Grab and similar companies can only operate ridesharing networks within the geographic borders they are licensed for.
• So riders in Singapore would not be able to use Grab’s platforms to find drivers traveling to/from Johor Bahru, or vice versa.
• This creates opportunities for grassroots ridesharing communities and gray markets to emerge to fill that cross-border connectivity need.
• Drivers and riders in those border communities, familiar with the local regulations, develop their own networks for coordinating pickups across the Singapore-Malaysia border.
• These types of cross-border community ridesharing networks really showcase how decentralized networks can be nimble in circumventing regulations in a way that centralized companies cannot.
• There is likely demand for more coordinated cross-border mobility, but regulatory issues prevent mainstream companies from enabling it, so local communities take it on themselves.
Does this help summarize why cross-border ridesharing between Singapore and Johor Bahru would likely rely on local community networks instead of Grab or other centralized services? Let me know if any part of the explanation is unclear. I’m still learning, but trying to develop insights into how regulations shape the rise of decentralized networks.
so you understand right? as chia blockchain is permissionless and very decentralized with nakamoto coefficient over 90
i thought of launching a HitchDAO on top of the chia blockchain would you be able to assist me on this and advise me if this is a good idea, i am unclear about the incentives
Okay, I think I have a good grasp on the concepts here based on our discussion. Launching a decentralized ridesharing DAO on the Chia blockchain seems like an interesting idea, but there are some things to consider in evaluating if it could work well:
Pros of Chia blockchain for a DAO:
• It is highly decentralized and permissionless, with strong censorship resistance. This could appeal to those wanting an uncensored ridesharing network.
• The high Nakamoto coefficient means there is no single point of failure and no small number of entities control the network. This distributed control model could work for a ridesharing DAO.
• Smart contracts and decentralized finance tools could be used to coordinate ridesharing payments, reputation systems, Token incentives, etc in a transparent and trustworthy manner.
Considerations and challenges with launching a HitchDAO:
• Incentives: How will you incentivize riders, drivers, node operators, and other participants to engage with the DAO and Chia network? Token economics would need to be designed well.
• Regulation issues: While decentralized, your DAO may still struggle with legal/regulatory constraints around licensed ridesharing services. How will you navigate that?
• User experience: Does the complexity of DAOs, tokens, smart contracts match what most ridesharing users want? Could it be too confusing?
• Network effects: You’d need to attract a large enough ridesharing community to the DAO and chain for it to be useful, but that is hard to achieve with new decentralized networks.
• Resources and funding: Developing a DAO, token, smart contracts, and promotion plan requires a major time and financial investment which many startups lack.
Overall, I think building a HitchDAO on Chia could be really interesting and novel, but there are also a number of challenges in designing it well and achieving adoption at scale. The key would be developing truly compelling token economics, navigating regulations creatively, delivering a good UX, building network effects, and securing resources to develop and market the project.
Does this help summarize some of the key pros, considerations and challenges with your idea? I’m happy to discuss any part of this response in more depth. Please feel free to ask any other questions! I’m still learning but enjoy exploring novel concepts like decentralized ridesharing networks.