Introduce yourself!

Hey everyone🖐 I’m Jack,

I co-founded a security company called Authio. I spend my time working with researchers, engineers, and various project teams to improve the security of the Ethereum smart contract ecosystem.

Generally, I’m passionate about: humanism, political science, economics, sociology, accessibility, design, marketing, information systems, and actively seeking to dis-confirm what I believe to be true via reading, discussion, and constructive debate.

Currently, I’m interested in (no particular order):

  • Ways educate individuals belonging to various Ethereum communities about their particular role in Ethereum’s governance and potential outcomes related to those roles inside and outside their community

  • The societal outcomes resulting from the intersection of national governments and decentralized “digital jurisdictions”, their effects on the behavior of actors who participate in one, the other, both, or neither, and especially in the event of contentious dispute, how should the two fairly coordinate to preserve or change their institutions to exist in harmony with each other while maintaining or improving global security, stability, and human rights

  • The role of application security in a decentralized blockchain ecosystem

  • Making Ethereum more accessible for developers

Excited for the future discussions! Cheers!


Hi :wave: and welcome! :slightly_smiling_face: I’d love to learn from you about my role in Ethereum’s governance and potential outcomes. You have a blog or other resources?

Jason - investor/podcast guy from Hong Kong. Thank you Lane for starting this destination to focus the discussion on social scalability.


Hi Lane. I’m Afri, from Berlin, and it’s long overdue I signed up here :slight_smile:


Why isn’t there some way to block people posting nonsense comments?

What sort of nonsense comments aren’t allowed? This is an open forum…

All discourse forums including this one allow the community to flag posts deemed inappropriate

Joshua Pritikin here. I’ve been a software engineer for years and recently earned a Ph.D. in quantitative psychology (a.k.a. applied statistics). I’m here because I’m keenly interested in designing the culture of the future.

I’ve become aware of many promising ideas that could benefit from greater testing or implementation. For example,

I’m limited to 2 links so I guess that’s enough to start :slight_smile:


Hello, my name is Peter. I am from Boston, MA. I am an accountant at one of the Big4 and I graduated college a couple of years ago. I help do the call notes for Ethereum2.0 Implementers Call. And I am looking to help contribute more to the ecosystem.

I got into blockchains for a different reason than some I believe.

I used to take the train into work each day. And, over time, I could see how sad many people were going to work. And then I would get to my office, and see how sad and empty a lot of people were there too. Over time, I wondered if the same would happen to me as well.

Day by day, I would stare out the window of the train going to and from work and think about the future. Are we on a path to be run by some corporate oligarchy? Are we doomed to have no privacy in the future? Will we become people that are so obsessed with productivity and money that we are doomed to a life of work and wage slavery? Even if no one wants to admit it and just chalk it up to, “that’s how the world works?”

On those train rides I would dream of a day where people could have the economic freedom to focus on more of the things they love, and in turn, start to love each other more. But it all seemed like a dream that would never happen. The problems are too systemic. And I fell into a deep depression.

Then I began to learn about blockchains. And have fallen deep in the rabbit hole for the last 13-14 months, learning as much as I can. Having no technical background, it has been quite the trip. And I have learned so much. And have so much more appreciation towards math, cryptography, economics, physics, complex systems, psychology.

I am passionate about Ethereum because I see it as humanity’s best chance to be set free. I know that sounds a bit far out and absurd. But I really believe that. And whether it happens or not, (or what being set free even means) this is the best opportunity I have seen. And, I believe, the best opportunity we have.

Happy to be a part of this community. And to help learn and contribute.

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Happy to have you with us Peter :blush:

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My name is Lea and I am based in Prague, Czech Republic. I left my well-paid corporate career 3 years ago, took some time to think (actually, A LOT of time :slight_smile: and, long story short, in the end of the day I ended up working in a decentralized software house, where I happened to found a new blockchain-related branch of the company.

I am not an educated developer, economist, sociologist, political expert, … but I am deeply passionate about any interdisciplinary discussion related to the topics of culture of future, identity and decentralization, which can help me shape my opinion and widen my understanding of the society.

Also, I am a passionate traveller, especially fallen in love with the Middle East.

My pleasure to meet you all!


Hi all, I’m happy to be here, after a public invitation of @lane at ethcc in Paris.
I’m Mircea and I’m working with a few guys to build SynergyCrowds using all resources we have.
I love the decentralization idea but I’m a “responsible decentralization” practitioner.
I’m also attracted by the interdisciplinarity of this forum… more challenging and closer to real life harshness.
Ethereum inspires me in many ways, springing in me creativity and courage. The most exciting thing is for me the incredible long-term mission of Ethereum. A long way, very hard mission, but incredibly fascinating!
God bless all Ethereans!


Hi everyone I’m Tsuyoshi Kaji. I’m from Tokyo, Japan.

First of all, thanks so much @lane for having us a wonderful place to have a conversation about social scalability and the future of society. I’m so much inspired by your speech and your vision at Devcon4, which brought me here.

I’m an Editor in Chief at Economies2.0, a blockchain research media in Japan, which is, thankfully, highly recognized in Japanese blockchain space. I’ve been recently digging into crypto law and governance of a blockchain.

So I’m pretty happy to talk with brilliant people like you guys about how crypto law and governance are.


Welcome Tsuyoshi Kaji!


Hello There!
Non-developer climate change political economist here. Seeing the future here - largest failure of the current nation states is climate change…

More about me here:



Hello everyone. Rafael here. Justo seen Lane EthCC talk and joining the tribe here.
I’m a creative technologist and in the past years been exploring coordination and communication mechanisms. Ended up developing and under the umbrella.
I believe there is still a huge gap in how tech could be designed to really empower people so hope to share more about that and everything that I learned along the way.
Will keep in contact!


Brent Allsop

Developing ways to build and track consensus at

If you can know, concisely and quantitatively, what everyone wants, you don’t need governance.


Hi all - I am a panarchist who believes exterminating attention robbery is the greatest challenge of our century. This forum looks cool

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Hey Brent! Nice to see a familiar face here. Welcome to the community :slight_smile:

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Never heard the term panarchist before, had to look that one up. Cool :slight_smile: Welcome!