The Aragon Manifesto

A pledge to
fight for freedom

We believe that the fate of humanity will be decided at the frontier of technological innovation.

We will either see technology lead to a more free, open, and fair society or reinforce a global regime of centralized control, surveillance, and oppression. Our fear is that without a global, conscious, and concerted effort, the outlook is incredibly bleak.

The Internet has opened the doors for universal, cross-border, and non-violent collaborative effort to fight for our freedom.

However, the Internet has also opened the doors for global surveillance and manipulation.

We believe humankind should use technology as a liberating tool to unleash all the goodwill and creativity of our species, rather than as a tool to enslave and take advantage of one another.

Thus, Aragon is a fight for freedom. Aragon empowers freedom by creating liberating tools that leverage decentralized technologies.

We are committed to

Building organizational forms that defend self-sovereignty — where a user can always exercise choice, either by participating or exiting.

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Creating collaboration mechanisms in which violence is not only disincentivized, but impossible.

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Decentralizing power in order to dismantle unjustified power — which usually springs from centralization.

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The creation of long-term value versus short-term profit — which in turn, advances sustainability.

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A world in which every person can participate in these new organizational structures.

Decentralized technologies provide users unparalleled power to transact and interact with a level of security never seen before. Thanks to cryptography and economic incentives, users can now own truly sovereign assets, create fully sovereign entities, and build truly sovereign identities.

They solidify freedoms that cannot be taken away, not even by actors with sizeable resources. This tectonic shift requires a new method for organizing these sovereign individuals: decentralized organizations.

Decentralized organizations change our relationship with governance: from something that is imposed upon us by others, into something we choose to opt into. Where we are equally serving and served, rather than just serving.

Building tools to create and manage decentralized organizations will unleash a Cambrian explosion of new governance forms, and the competition among them will raise the bar globally.

It will finally allow us to experiment with governance at the speed of software.

Fight for freedom
A pledge to fight for freedom

For the first time in history, thanks to blockchain technology and smart contracts, we can now create fully decentralized organizations, which are truly autonomous and unstoppable.

Aragon Association Pledge

The Aragon Association pledges to support the Aragon Manifesto by:


Building free, libre, open source technology to allow the creation and management of decentralized organizations


Fostering the creation of a cryptonetwork for decentralized organizations to thrive (the Aragon Network)


Building a community that upholds the Manifesto's values


Experimenting with new governance models that uphold the Manifesto


Using the token sale proceeds to fund teams that uphold and defend these values, in order for them to carry and accomplish all the aforementioned tasks


Working alongside other entities that pledge to support decentralized technologies and build the underlying infrastructure needed for decentralized organizations to flourish


Use all of its assets, including proceeds from the token sale, intellectual property, and brand to maintain, spread and defend the values declared above

We consider this Manifesto an alpha, and look forward to the community's feedback to evolve it over time to a definitive version. Read the original manifesto here

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