I’ve seen a number of proposals like this. Essentially a public bank run by some entity like the Post office. This article is about the UK, but I know I can find someone proposing pretty much the same for the US.
I don’t think most people understand how important crypto would be for the implementation of ideas like this. There are other public use cases for this stuff, CH mentions some in the Emurgo livestream. I hate to bring it up with respect to voting ID systems because of what a divisive issue it has become. The 50 cent ID cards could be hard to get if not decentralized, but shouldn’t be a barrier if it is both optional and inclusive (say pretty much anyone could issue them, or more to the point initialize an identity on one) it should help lower barriers to voting.
I love when Charles gets more into his thinking about governance, that part of the livestream was really good. Maybe this is a good post to also ask about Holacracy and whether anyone else is interested this sort of concept and in general “DAO governance” to coin a spur of the moment phrase for it?
I have only recently been reading up on their processes and trying out their software. My connection to Holacracy is that one of two founders of the OS project the I’ve also done much work on is working at HolacracyOne on their GlassFrog product. A lot of my interest in Cardano is related to my interest in governance in general and related ideas.
I think there is huge potential for all of it together and independently, and I will continue to try to understand and contribute to that end.