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Glider (the first release of Colony) has launched - The Colony Network is an open source Ethereum based protocol providing a general purpose framework to create, operate, and monetize Digital Companies.

Mainnet release in… negative two weeks™

glider is ready for the prime-time. Mainnet time. Tell your friends.

Actually, things have been live and running smoothly for about two weeks now -- now that we’ve confirmed everything is running as expected, it’s time to SHOW YOU WHAT WE GOT

Artist Credit: SergioDoe

The first release of Colony is glider, and it can be accessed at:

0x5346D0f80e2816FaD329F2c140c870ffc3c3E2Ef

Release notes: https://github.com/JoinColony/colonyNetwork/releases/tag/glider

Devs should read the docs before trying anything ambitious.

New chain, who dis?

Ahoy hoy! This is Colony. In a nutshell?

Organizations, for the Internet.

The Colony Network is an open source Ethereum based protocol providing a general purpose framework to create, operate, and monetize Digital Companies.

Digital Companies are to traditional organizations as digital currencies are to fiat currencies: Digital Currencies are internet-native cash, Digital Companies are internet-native organizations. The Colony Network provides a framework for the essential functions Digital Companies require, such as ownership, structure, authority, and human and financial resource management.

What we're talking about here would fly well with the blockchain-cognoscenti as crypto-organizational primitives: ReputationⓇ, Domains, Permissions, and Incentives are codified structures to coordinate working relationships between people (and/or robots), inside the natively permissionless, psyeudonymous world of smart contracts and blockchains.

These could be the kind of relationships meant to solve the world’s big, ugly multi-party coordination dilemmas (#molochproblems), or they could be relationships forged by the simple need to fairly divvy up DAI amongst a fellowship of friends on an extended adventure. Maybe those end up being two sides of the same token. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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