I’ve just launched a new course: The Promise of Decentralisation: DePsy, DeFi, DAOs and Dandelion, limited to 30 places.
It’s a four-week deep dive into decentralised systems, with a particular focus on decentralised finance (DeFi), decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) and decentralised psychedelia (DePsy).
The course is filled with practical exercises to help embed the ideas. It will take place 5pm-7pm UK time via Zoom on:
Thursday 6th May 2021
Thursday 13th May 2021
Tuesday 18th May 2021 (note: Tuesday not Thursday this week)
Thursday 27th May 2021
Sessions will be recorded and shared (so you can catch up if you're late/miss one).
Session 1: Introduction to Decentralisation
What is decentralisation?
Decentralised v distributed systems
History of decentralisation
Decentralisation in nature
Decentralised food, energy and connectivity
Session 2: DeFi
What is money?
What is cryptocurrency?
What is DeFi (decentralised finance)?
Automated Market Makers: Uniswap, Sushiswap, Pancakeswap, THORChain & Curve
Oracles: Chainlink, UMA, Band Protocol and API3
TeFi and synthetics: Terra, Mirror, Anchor and Synthetix
Money markets: Maker, Aave and Compound
Parallels to platform co-operativism
Beyond DeFi: ReFi (regenerative finance)?
Session 3: DAOs
DAOs (decentralised autonomous organisations)
DISCOs (distributed co-operative organisations)
Parallels with steward ownership
Relationship to Teal, holocracy and sociocracy
BBLLCs (blockchain-based limited liability companies)
Session 4: DePsy & Dandelion Gatherings
'DePsy': Decentralised Psychedelia
An antidote to psychedelic capitalism?
Dark Net marketplaces
Nowhere and the Borderland: European Burner Culture