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- JULY 2018 -
Our newsletter is finally here!
 

Enjoy the project news and check out our new open positions!
 

BLOCKCHAIN

BLOCKCHAIN BEYOND MONEY: JOINING MIT BITCOIN EXPO

We were  in the MIT Bitcoin Expo (Boston), in the panel “Industry Applications - Beyond Money”

Our governance alchemist Antonio Tenorio shared a fascinating table with Jameson Lopp, Bettina Warburg and Guy Zyskind around the multiple uses of BlockChain beyond money, bringing the collaborative economy perspective of P2P Models.

The two days expo was awesome, full of beautiful minds and hearts, sharing their passion about the Blockchain technology and its broad applications.

Did you miss it? Watch the video!

GOVERNANCE

EXPLORING BLOCKCHAIN- FACILITATED GOVERNANCE WITH OSTROM

 

P2P Models in the activist academic conference RedEsCTS (Valencia, Spain)

We were at the conference on Science, politics, activism and citizenshiporganised by RedEsCTS which revolves around scholars and activists in Ibero-America. Our geek sociologist David Rozas presented an undergoing line of work on governance through blockchain. His presentation included a critique of the predominantly techno-determinist discourses in this context. Besides, he shared our research for incorporating self-governance principles into the blockchain which neither rely on the logics of private markets nor on the coercion of traditional centralised institutions, drawing on Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom’s principles.
 

ECONOMICS

REINVENTING THE COLLABORATIVE ECONOMY WITH BLOCKCHAIN
 

Samer Hassan shares his approach to the collaborative economy with blockchain-driven democratic organizations in the last issue of Open Access Government

The collaborative economy is not what we were promised. Inspired by Wikipedia, it emerged from the idea of a peer-to-peer networks of citizens, sharing and collaborating for the common good, in every field. However, today we can observe how digital monopolies concentrating data, resources and power are the new normal. Instead of decentralizing the power of traditional institutions, we can see how the platform economy is creating larger than ever monopolies: Uber is larger than any taxi company, Airbnb than any hotel chain, Google than the traditional providers of infrastructure and Facebook governs more than 2 billion users…

Read the full article
 

P2P MODELS

MEET THE TEAM


We share some words about some of us! We are building an awesome team, and we will be introducing  them in every newsletter

Samer Hassan is the Principal investigator of P2P Models. He is an activist and researcher, Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, and Associate Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Samer has a multidisciplinary background in Computer Science and Social Sciences, and was technical lead at P2Pvalue. A secret: he loves science-fiction so much, his PhD was built around Asimov’s concepts.
 
Elena is our amazing Product Designer. She is designing better processes and more understandable products for humans. She was part of the P2Pvalue project and has extensive experience being a designer for the Commons movement, like P2P Foundation, Commons Transition and other communities. 
She loves robots, cats and Lole&Manuel

 

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