This is a great article on blockchain governance, thank you for writing it! In the conclusion you mention:
Going forward, we will be looking out for blockchain communities with open, fluid governance, and a proven tendency to translate speculative energy into a concrete developer opportunity. And perhaps most importantly, we will be looking for communities tied together by a compelling, inspiring story.
Introduction to Decred governance - Decred Documentation
Decred is an open, progressive and self-funding cryptocurrency with a system of community-based governance integrated into its blockchain.
Furthermore, this article is a great read on how Decred has improved the governance system of pure PoW networks:
Blockchain governance: how Decred iterates upon Bitcoin
Decred iterates upon Bitcoin by solving the coordination problems that plague pure PoW blockchains.
The story of Decred started with the developers of btcsuite, who realized that governance was one of the main organizational problems of Bitcoin. If you want to read more about Decred’s background, I recommend this post:
Decred: Where did it all Begin?
“The beginning is the most important part of the work” — Plato.
In case you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me via Twitter or Telegram, or join the Decred community on social media!