Tokenized Governance: Blockchain and Collective Ownership

  
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Welcome to the Future Web Series. Hackers and activists are collaborating to build a more secure and equitable Internet, creating alternatives to the Internet's core protocols with an eye toward global access, data ownership, and popular oversight. This speaker series features some of their voices.

Join us on October 27 for an in-person talk at UC Berkeley: Tokenized Governance: Blockchain and Collective Ownership. This talk is open to the public.

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When you hear about blockchain, you probably think of two things: first, cryptocurrencies; and second, fanatics, who talk about how blockchain is going to change everything. While blockchains may distribute the physical components of core internet infrastructure, we would be naive to think that they will inevitably distribute the governance of that infrastructure.

I talked with someone who's not naive about that. We'll hear from Gresshaa Mehta, a UC Berkeley alum who works at ORCA protocol, a company trying to build blockchain (or web3)-based tools for collective ownership of tech companies.

Gresshaa is a Product Design Lead at Orca Protocol, a governance web3 startup. She is also currently pursuing a master's degree at the University of Washington Seattle in Human-Centered Design and Engineering. She is passionate about inclusion, accessibility, and diversity and contributes to organizations such as she_256, built by girls, out in tech, and more. In her free time, you can find her playing Uncharted on the PS4, eating California burritos, or playing with her neighbor's dogs.

The music in this episode is by Nick Schofield.

Join us on October 27 for an in-person talk at UC Berkeley: Tokenized Governance: Blockchain and Collective Ownership. This talk is open to the public.

Register here