To advance the design of commons-based economies, we need an open-source ecosystem of token engineering tools and a robust token engineering methodology. That is why we supported BlockScience in open sourcing cadCAD
at the 2019 Token Engineering Global Gathering; because this software serves the critical function of testing the economic parameters of a Commons before it launches
. We have included this key piece of software as a core technical initialization tool of the Commons Stack iteration 0.
Of course, the most important feature of any Commons built using our toolkit will be the people who use it, the cultural initialization component of our systems. That's why we are implementing the Trusted Seed: a curated list of community members aligned with our mission of creating sustainable funding for public goods, specifically token engineering research, open source software and, eventually, all kinds of nonprofit causes. To become a member of the Trusted Seed, you can put skin in the game by contributing funds or labor to the Commons Stack, entitling you to CSTK tokens which denote your reputation in the Trusted Seed. Members of the Commons Stack Trusted Seed will be invited to participate in the Hatch phases of our various Field Test Commons
to guide these communities toward success and bring this new cooperative economic paradigm to maturity. Read more about the Trusted Seed here.