Recent Posts by Carolyn Kerchof

Goodbye Qusai!
At the end of 2018, our Blockchain developer, Qusai Jouda, left us to pursue independent projects. He work has been indispensable to the project, and his laughter and general good humor will be missed. Carolyn interviewed him in his last week of work about how he got into Blockchain, the FuturICT 2.0 dream, and Bitcoin…
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Watch our new explainer video about Finance 4.0 – Distributed Sustainability
We are excited to present to you our first official explainer video, focusing on our research node Finance 4.0. The short animated video covers real-world examples of how the Finance 4.0 platform would encourage people to make choices that are better for themselves and their communities, as well as others who might be impacted. Whether…
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Climate City Olympics FAQ
Who is the Climate City Olympics for? Stakeholders of the Climate City Olympics include municipalities, academic institutions, local businesses, NGOs and citizens. We believe it is essential that decisions about urban development be made collectively, with representatives from diverse communities -- and we want this to be represented at the Climate City Olympics. How can…
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Why and how we are using blockchain for Finance 4.0
Blockchain technology: What is it all about? There is a wealth of reporting that tries to explain blockchain in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Some of the benefits of blockchain technology? It increases speed for certain transactions, it's resistant to censorship, it improves data accuracy, and it's transparent. Some of the trickier things involve scalability and regulation, and…
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Invitation: Climate City Olympics Initiative – Sept. 11, 2018
Every few months, the world adds a city the size of Singapore. And already today, cities account for three quarters of the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions. Cities will be the central actors in future climate change mitigation and adaptation. Given the digital revolution and the sustainability challenges, we now have to reinvent the way cities…
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The world’s largest academic blockchain hackathon just took place (and it was really fun)
Last week the next generation of minds in the world of blockchain & IoT technologies came together at ETH Zurich to attend the 2nd BIOTS. The week was jam-packed with hands-on coding classes, theoretical talks, a party, a hackathon, and, of course, lots of coffee (as well as tasty iced tea from Vivitz and organic…
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