Ξ T H S C A P Ξ
An open-source decentralised nation-building project on Ethereum
Gain Ethizenship of the world’s first voluntary polity on blockchain without territory, tax or fiat money.
The Metastasising State
Countries as dApps
Smart contracts, for the first time, can replace state coercion with a guarantee of execution of consensual arrangements.
When such arrangements coalesce into a playbook for a decentralised polity, a country as a dApp emerges, gaining sovereignty by the sheer weight of its users.
The ultimate result will be competing sovereign digital realms governed by the lex cryptographica, offering Government as a Service to voluntary users that download its app.
- Ambit: birth, naturalisation or residency
- Coercion: physical, backed by State monopoly on violence
- Enforcement: posteriori, based on identity
- Ambit: No physical anchor
- Coercion: smart contract "rule of code"
- Enforcement: anteriori, based on prevention and insurance
Reach escape veloctity from the Nation State
We want to build a sovereign decentralised polity based on blockchain-mediated consensus rather than terrestrial coercion.
Our goal is to ultimately achieve escape velocity from the Nation State by digitally demarcating a space of freedom where anybody who chooses to gain Ethizenship can author their own lives.
A whole new use case for Ethereum smart contracts
Ethscape is a different kind of project.At the tangent of code and law, it is an invitation to both developers and lawyers to co-author the software for a new country. It puts smart contracts at the service of governance, seeking to change society in new ways or test old ideas for the first time. By transposing established notions of borders, population and even defence to blockchain, we believe smart contracts can ultimately become the operating system for a new type of sovereign entity.
That is why we work on Ethereum as the only “sovereign-grade”, censorship-resistant public chain fit for our purpose.
The Atomic Secession smart contract
The Dynamic Dividend smart contract
The Kleroterion smart governance contract
A decentralised polity without territory, tax or fiat money
A Three-Article Constitution
§ Art. 1 - Atomic Secession Right
§ Art. 2 - General Public License
§ Art. 3 - No amendments
Ethscape's is a not-for-profit project by the Ethscape Foundation.Its shippable product is Ethizenship: access to tools that help govern a demarcated digital realm via which beneficiaries can receive legal rights in the real world. These rights result from Motions related to specific projects Ethizens help fund. In addition, Ethizens benefit from a share in Ethscape's overall GDP by way of a Dynamic Dividend.
The voluntary nature of the project and the free use of everything produced within Ethscape are protected via a three-article, unalterable constitution at the protocol level.
THE ESC TOKEN
Gain Ethizenship and receive a share in Ethscape's GDP
Towards escape velocity
Esc is the native token of Ethscape, set for creation 4Q2018/1Q2019.
All operations across the polity will require the spending or holding of Esc, including:
- proof of Ethizenship;
- tabling and funding Motions
- receiving a Dynamic Dividend
Esc will also be distributed to contributors across the Ethscape stack. Further details are to follow.
Reserve the next Ethizen slot here and receive FREE Esc tokens as one of the first settlers of Ethscape.