Edgeware is a fairly-launched, actively-governed smart contract platform. It integrates advanced features like proof-of-stake validation, WebAssembly smart contracts, and an interface for on-chain identity and governance. By distributing balances to other cryptocurrency holders who timelock their tokens, Edgeware secures an early community of stakeholders incentivized to participate in the network’s governance. Using a community-governed block reward and on-chain governance processes, stakeholders vote on upgrade proposals. This governance process is used to fund, manage, and deploy improvements to the network, creating a self-improving system that coordinates and supports its own development. Straightedge is a zero-day fork of the Edgeware blockchain built by Commonwealth Labs. We believe in the vision of Edgeware but believe that the initial distribution design of EDGE tokens contains edge cases that decrease the legitimacy of the entire project. We are planning to launch Straightedge on the 15th of September, concurrently with the launch of Edgeware, as a zero-day fork, with the same feature set, improved distribution designs, and more.