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[Lecture Series FS22] Policies and Governance for Inclusive Crypto Protocols


Prof. Nathan Schneider (University of Colorado Boulder)


As blockchain protocols become increasingly mainstream economic infrastructure, it matters what kinds of policies are written into them. So far, most protocol design has focused on basic functionality, security, and stability. But this lecture explores how these protocols might someday incorporate higher aspirations, from ensuring decentralisation of power to protecting human rights.


Policy Proposals for Crypto Protocols to Make Them Less Dystopic and More Inclusive.


Tuesday, 14th June, 2022

18:00 – 20:00

Online via Zoom

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Prof. Nathan Schneider

Nathan Schneider is an assistant professor for Media Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and the founder of the Media Enterprise Design Lab. He works at the intersections of technology and social change, particularly in efforts to develop more democratic business models for the online economy. He is the author of three books, most recently Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy, and he co-edited Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, a New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet. His articles have appeared in publications such as Harper’s, The Nation, The Guardian, Vice and The Catholic Worker.


Time Speaker Event Title Presentations
18:00 -18:15Welcome & Intro Swiss Blockchain Hackathon
18:15 -19:00Prof. Nathan SchneiderPolicies and Governance for Inclusive Crypto Protocols
19:00 -19:30Q&A
19:30 -20:00e-Apéro


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