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The regenerative finance movement in web3 offers hope to both the climate conscious and the crypto-curious. At the intersection of these two unlikely worlds lies an ecosystem of innovation answering "How do we redesign money and heal the earth?"
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Buckle up as we venture on a deep, introspective journey in Episode 5 with our guest Gilberto Morishaw, head of Impact, Equity, and Inclusion at Kolektivo. Gilberto Morishaw isn’t just another guest; he is a lifelong friend and an individual whose views on regeneration, diversity, equity, and inclusion are profound and enlightening. Gilberto is actively orchestrating change on the ground in his home country, Curaçao. With roots deeply embedded in the island and a current residence in the bustling city of Amsterdam, his unique viewpoint offers invaluable insights into the holistic approach to regeneration. In this episode you will: 🌱 Gain deep insights into the holistic approach of regeneration through the unique perspective of Gilberto. 🚀 Embark on a journey of self-reflection and exploration as both John and Gilberto delve into their personal motivations, biases, and shadows.  🌍 Learn about the end goals and the envisioned “end state” of the collective mission of regeneration that individuals and communities globally are pursuing. Time Stamps: [00:00:00] Teaser [00:01:13] Introduction [00:02:21] Meditation and alignment [00:06:25] Building regenerative communities [00:11:04] Tokenization and regenerative systems [00:14:24] Justice, equity, diversity, inclusion  [00:19:57] Diversity and innovation in economics  [00:22:39] Going fast, not going deep [00:26:10] Urgency and doom in climate crisis [00:29:59] Conservation and indigenous stewardship  [00:34:43] Dancing with the devil in capitalism  [00:38:53] Web3 and public verifiable impact [00:42:24] Redefining wealth [00:45:18] Transitioning economic systems for equity [00:48:15] Overcoming comfort for future growth  [00:52:07] Holding yourself in love  [00:56:25] Lack of end state [00:59:03] Mainstreaming blockchain technology [01:03:20] Inclusion and regeneration [01:06:19] The world is changing Hashtags: #regenerativefinance #regenerativefuture #permaculture #environment #assetmarket #refi #web3 #climatechange#blockchain#blockchainforgood #refipodcast #regeneration --- Send in a voice message:
We're thrilled to bring you a deep dive with the extraordinary Tim Moreton. With a PhD in computer science from Cambridge University and an impressive tenure as the principal engineering manager at Apple he was drawn to cLabs by the intricate technical challenges and the compelling mobile-first approach of Celo's mission. Together with John Ellison from ReFi DAO he uncovers the nuances of Ultragreen money, Celo's vision for a sustainable financial future, and the technical feats required to make it a reality. In this episode you will: Discover Celo's unique approach to finance, anchored in its Ultragreen Money initiative, and how it intersects with impactful climate projects. Uncover the challenges and benefits of transitioning to an Ethereum layer two using the OP stack. Gain insights into the evolution of scalable, carbon-negative blockchains and their broader implications for the world of decentralized finance. Time Stamps: [00:00:00] Teaser [00:00:42] Introduction [00:02:32] Welcoming Tim Moreton [00:09:18] cLabs and the broader Celo ecosystem [00:19:01] The Success of Impact Market [00:24:50] Ultragreen Money [00:32:47] Celo’s ransition to an L2 on Ethereum [00:39:40] Ecosystem Growth Through Ethereum [00:45:00] Deploying a project on Celo [00:48:20] When is the L2 Coming? [00:50:30] Why Should People be Bullish on Celo? [00:52:10] How to get involved Hashtags: #regenerativefinance #regenerativefuture #permaculture #environment #assetmarket #refi #web3 #climatechange#blockchain#blockchainforgood #refipodcast #regeneration --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode, Matt Cyrankiewicz of Future Horizon sits down with John Ellison of ReFi DAO as they dive into an enlightening conversation about shaping a brighter, collective future. Matt and John passionately discuss Future Horizon's mission to unify community leaders and catalyze positive transformation. As we grapple with monumental challenges like climate change, it's evident that collaboration is the key. Journey with us as listeners are prompted to envisage their individual roles in the "symphony of regeneration." Discover how every act, regardless of its magnitude, can ignite significant change. In the second episode of Season 3 you will: Discover the power of collective action and how community leaders are spearheading transformative change for our planet. Explore the profound value of deep human connections, challenging the modern norms of isolation and individualism. Gain insights into building resilient communities rooted in love, care, and the essentials of genuine fulfillment beyond material gains. Time Stamps: [00:00:00] Teaser [00:01:06] Introduction [00:03:24] Breath awareness exericse [00:07:06] Double exponential growth of technology [00:10:01] Humanity's drive for consciousness [00:13:28] Meaning of being human [00:19:45] Lack of spirituality and imbalance [00:22:37] Redefining Success and Satisfaction [00:26:37] Tulum meets Star Wars [00:29:00] FutureQuest and bridging worlds [00:34:42] AI peaking as a wave [00:37:52] Becoming a solopreneur's copilot. [00:40:02] Offering cheaper services and experimentation [00:45:30] Regenerative innovation hub [00:48:22] Long-term threads of hope [00:52:52] How can we escape metacrisis? [00:56:18] Communities of care and regeneration [01:00:23] Bringing species back [01:04:37] Building an innovation hub [01:06:17] FutureWorks and building communities Hashtags: #regenerativefinance #regenerativefuture #permaculture #environment #assetmarket #refi #web3 #climatechange#blockchain#blockchainforgood #refipodcast #regeneration --- Send in a voice message:
Join John Ellison of ReFi DAO as he sits down with a true pioneer in the ReFi space, Sarah Baxendell of Regen Network. Sarah's journey is as diverse as it is inspiring, with roots in finance, supply chain management, and hands-on experiences in permaculture landscapes across eight enriching seasons. As the global environment faces daunting challenges, Regen Network is at the forefront, developing cutting-edge technology to bolster the environmental asset market with unwavering integrity. Together, they navigate the innovations of Regen Network, highlighting breakthroughs, challenges, and the pressing gender imbalance in blockchain.  Dive into this heartfelt conversation that not only spans technological feats but also emphasizes our collective role in Earth's regeneration. Immerse, reflect, and join our journey to make impactful changes together. In the second episode of Season 3 you will: Dive deep into Sarah Baxendell's multifaceted journey, from her hands-on involvement in permaculture to leading innovations in the refi space. Uncover Region Network's pivotal role in environmentally-driven asset market innovation. Delve into the conversation on gender disparity in blockchain and the push for inclusivity. Time Stamps: [00:00:00] Teaser [00:00:40] John’s Intro [00:02:05] Sarah's background and journey [00:08:47] Occupy Wall Street [00:13:31] Reclamation of 107 acres of land [00:17:37] Regen Network's mission [00:19:04] Creating global climate action [00:23:38] Creating new income sources [00:25:54] Keystone species and biodiversity [00:31:00] Unique Regen Registry and scientific methodologies [00:34:09] Interchain carbon paradigm [00:36:15] Regenerative finance and blockchain [00:40:06] Trust and growth in the ecosystem [00:44:26] Data provenance and higher quality assets [00:47:41] Permissionless credit class functionality [00:50:38] App developer ecosystem emerging [00:54:09] DAOfication of the core network [00:57:05] Ecology and community of creators [01:00:14] Women in the blockchain world [01:04:37] Lack of women representation [01:08:33] Women feeling unseen and unappreciated [01:12:29] Feminine and masculine energy [01:17:18] Blockchain as the cultural wave [01:20:09] Forming community through chaos [01:23:11] What it means to be human Hashtags: #regenerativefinance #regenerativefuture #permaculture #environment #assetmarket #refi #web3 #climatechange #blockchain #blockchainforgood #refipodcast #regeneration --- Send in a voice message:
In this thought-provoking episode, John and Monty explore the challenges and opportunities of creating a sustainable world. With a focus on impact and verifiable proof, they discuss the potential for a commercially viable business that tells the story of change. From rebuilding our lives to redefining what family means, they uncover the power of facing our shadows and taking action. Discover the narrative that propels us forward and find hope in the incredible solutions and networks that can make a real difference.  Molded by familial values and academic pursuits in Bristol, Monty immersed himself in integrated management, innovation, and startup strategies. An early tech enthusiast, he recognized the lack of environmental focus in the Web 3 ecosystem. Today, he's a strong voice in the ReFi movement, working to harness the transformative power of AI and web 3 to foster a greener future through ReFi DAO and ReFi London. In the premiere episode of Season 3 you will: Uncover the capabilities of AI and Web3 in decentralizing our globe Understand the dream of a Regenerative Earth Witness how communities are forging regenerative societies Timestamps: [00:00:00] Welcome to ReFi Podcast Season 3!  [00:01:35] Community-owned network of storytellers [00:03:08] Who is John Ellison? [00:04:28] ReFi Podcast Recap  [00:06:07] Intro to Source Studios [00:06:55] Season 3 Overview [00:08:28] John’s Personal Awakening  [00:09:28] Motivations and Impact  [00:14:32] Rewilding and conservation efforts  [00:17:17] Global environmental tipping points [00:21:59] Propelling towards making a difference  [00:25:23] What does it mean to be human?  [00:27:10] Redesigning models of growth  [00:29:29] Web 3 and AI governance  [00:33:31] Regenerative Renaissance and a New Story  [00:36:08] Regenerative economics and society [00:40:30] ReFi DAO and its potential  [00:43:18] A new bottom-up grassroots society  [00:45:15] Local communities and regeneration  [00:48:39] Creating space for regeneration #regenerativefinance #regenerativefuture #impactstorytelling #refi #web3 #climatechange#blockchain#blockchainforgood #refipodcast #innerregeneration #regeneration --- Send in a voice message:
🌍 Unveiling a New Chapter of Regeneration and Web3 🌍 Get ready for the third season of ReFi Podcast as we dive into the next chapter of regeneration, Web3 technology, and positive impact. Our mission remains steadfast: to reshape the world by harnessing the power of decentralized networks, innovation, and collaboration. 🎙️ In Season 3, we explore groundbreaking ideas, connect with visionary leaders, and share insights that shape the future. From discussions on the potential of network states to unraveling the complexities of global coordination, each episode invites you to be part of the conversation driving change. 🌐 Join us as we bridge the gap between online communities and real-world impact, weaving together diverse voices, experiences, and perspectives. This season, we're taking a closer look at the fusion of technology and sustainability, with our eyes firmly set on building a regenerative future. 🚀 Whether you're a Web3 enthusiast, an advocate for positive change, or simply curious about the intersection of technology and impact, Season 3 has something for everyone. Our guests share their insights, experiences, and visions, inspiring listeners to explore new horizons and take action. 🔔 Don't miss out on this exciting season! Subscribe to ReFi DAO's YouTube channel, hit the notification bell, and be the first to catch each episode as we journey together towards a more regenerative and interconnected world. 🎉 Join us on this adventure of innovation, collaboration, and positive change. It's time to rewrite the narrative and shape the future we want to see. Stay tuned for Season 3 of ReFi DAO! 👉 Subscribe now 🌐 Learn more about ReFi DAO and join our community: 🙏🏼 Supported by Celo Foundation ( and Climate Collective ( Let's regenerate the world, one episode at a time! 🌿 #ReFiDAO #Web3 #Regeneration #PositiveChange #Decentralization #Innovation #Collaboration --- Send in a voice message:
In this podcast episode, John Ellison is joined by Monty Merlin, collaborator at Refi Dao and good friend from the UK, to discuss the concept of a network state and its potential impact on regenerating the Earth. They explore the idea of decentralizing online communities into physical local communities to acquire land, take action, and gain diplomatic recognition. They address the tensions and conflicts that arise when bringing powerful coordination technologies into the real world. Monty goes on to share his background growing up in a passionate, environmentally-conscious family and his interest in technology as a tool to enable change. The conversation delves into the refi movement, its intersection with environmentalism, its shortcomings and the potential it holds to coordinate large scale shifts in society. 00:40 The network state. 09:32 Green consumer movement. 10:32 Living in a broken system. 15:01 Structural barriers and institutional limitations. 16:30 The suffocating canvas of legal possibility. 22:02 Network states and ideology. 26:54 Crypto-colonialism and experiments 28:33 Living in smart contracts. 33:04 Regenerative governance and collective intelligence. 37:12 Coordinations in network states. 40:42 Coordination vs. network state. 43:56 Regenerative way of living. 46:44 Regenerative economic framework. 51:01 Cross-network collaboration potential. 52:39 Global coordination and collaboration. 55:39 Storytelling in Web3. 58:10 Regenerative global organization. Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: Send in a voice message: --- Send in a voice message:
In this special episode, John chats with Rafael from Digital Gaia, who are focused on utilizing AI technology for the regenerative economy, specifically in agriculture. They are building large-scale land and soil models to help people understand the possible interventions for soil regeneration and creating healthier ecosystems. The discussion covers the issues with the black box AI model, the risks presented by AI, and how it can be reframed as an opportunity to accelerate the transition to a regenerative economy. Digital Gaia is currently fundraising on Gitcoin and is open to collaboration. The team consists of experienced professionals, including Rafael, who worked at Google for six years, and Ned Harvey, the former head of the Rocky Mountain Institute. They are dedicated to rethinking land management, data usage, and incentive structures for a regenerative planet. Donate on Gitcoin now! Rafael Kaufmann Nedal   “Building the brain of the regenerative economy” 00:00 Intro 03:56 what is digital gaia? 05:28 where are we now with AI as a civilization? 10:40 How Digital Gaia is building AI co-Pilots Differtnly? 17:37 Digital Gaia Concept Paper Walkthrough 21:50 Theory of Change, Digital Twins, 29:54 Core lenses of building approach 32:05 Raf’s way of thinking 36:49 Where's Digital Gaia at now and what's next? 41:26 Digital Gaia Explained 52:56 Long term vision 58:00 CTA Mentioned Ned Harvey Digital Gaia Daniel Schmachtenburger meta crisis Cerulean Ventures Thinking Fast and Slow: Daniel Kahneman Gaia hypothesis Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:  Thanks to our frens at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: This episode was sponsored by Digital Gaia --- Send in a voice message:
Join jE in this special bonus episode as he sits down with Rene, the CEO and founder of Celo. They discuss the current state of ReFi following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and its impact on the industry. Delve into Celo's origin story and explore the key interventions needed to ensure a bright future for ReFi. With a focus on unlocking scalable growth and solving real-world problems, this intimate conversation offers a unique perspective on the power of ReFi to make a global impact. Don't miss this chance to learn from one of the leading figures in the space. Rene Reinsberg“To all my friends working on bringing web3 to the masses focusing on real-world impact. 2023 is gonna be our year!” 0:00 - Intro2:32 - Global network state teaser3:53 - Welcome outline topics5:54 - How would you describe the state ReFi today?11:16 - Core ideas of celo’s origin story21:05 - Key markers/ milestones of the current state of celo’s ecosystem27:30 - What are the key impediments? what are the interventions we can introduce to see mass adoptions?29:40 - How to bring this capital into refi and what are the impediments (breaking down each section of capital)43:28 - What is celo’s strategic direction is in 202353:45 - Cello CTA Website - https://celo.orgDiscord - Camp - https://www.celocamp.comChainlink Ecosystem -’s Guide to Fundraising in the Celo Ecosystem. TeamSepandar (Sep) Kamvar - Olszewski - Paolo Kalaw - MentionsAlex Marcus - Berners-Lee - Eisenstein - https://charleseisenstein.orgLuuk Weber - Bariach - - https://aave.comMakerDAO - - https://uniswap.orgKolektivo - https://www.kolektivo.networkReFi DAO - https://www.refidao.comReFi Lisboa - - https://www.poolside.coImpact Market - https://www.impactmarket.comPolka Starter - https://polkastarter.comFlori Ventures - https://www.floriventures.comMento - https://www.mento.orgClimate Collective - https://climatecollective.orgMeta Mask - https://metamask.ioCosmos - Founders - Finance - https://silta.financeGlobal Impact Investing Network https://thegiin.orgEthicHub - Stanley - https://www.morganstanley.comInformationDynamic NFT - Swan Event - & Off-Ramp - Tunnel Vision - roll-ups - app - ReFi DAO Local Node Prize! - --- Send in a voice message:
Join jE & Simar for an exciting episode of the ReFi Podcast as they welcome Hayley and Ryan from Thallo, the carbon platform revolutionizing the way we tackle carbon emissions. In this episode, they’ll be exploring their recent launch of a two-way bridge with bio carbon registry, a key innovation in the space that will unlock demand for quality carbon credits while providing the necessary liquidity and transparency of a decentralized finance market. Thallo is leading the way in providing funding for project developers and land stewards to address one of the most pressing issues of our time. Don’t miss out on this story and make sure to share with those who would be interested, and leave your thoughts in the comments…   Hayley Moller “If I’ve learned one thing, it’s to never let the fact that you can’t fix the WHOLE problem stop you from taking whatever small step you can.” Ryan Gledhill “Ultimately, we started Thallo to make a difference.” 00:00 Intro 03:00 Hayley’s Story 06:24 Ryan’s Story 09:44 What is Thallo? 15:47 Corporate Adoption 21:30 Where’s Thallo at now? 24:37 Projects & Developers 29:17 Explainer 34:25 Traffic Volume so far 37:57 Where’s the Market Headed? 41:16 Ecological Succession 47:32 CTA   Thallo: Website - Twitter - Reports - Two way bridge - Core members: Adam Dry - Joe Hargreaves - Nicolas Alexander - Also Mentioned: Sepandar Kamvar - Orgs: Verra - Toucan - KlimaDAO - Flowcarbon - BlackRock - usbank Bank of New York Mellon - Vantage Capital Markets - r3 - https://r3.comMaker DAO - Bio Carbon - Al Gore - Project Drawdown - United Nations - Information CarbonCredits- Footsie - Digital Measurement, Reporting and Verification (DMRV) - Application Programming Interface (API) - Blockchain - Web 3 - ESG or CSR journeys - Global North and Global South - Articles Verra ban on Tokenisation of retired credits - Regen Investor Roundtable - Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: Thanks to our frens at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: --- Send in a voice message:
Join jE for a bonus episode of the ReFi Podcast as he welcomes Ben Sheppard, the serial entrepreneur behind Silta finance. In this episode, Ben will share his insights on how his company is bridging the gap between traditional finance and decentralized finance to support sustainable energy infrastructure projects. As a due diligence protocol, Silta finance is offering unique processes to instill confidence in the lending side of the market, helping them to finance projects in emerging markets all over the world. If you are interested in real-world assets on chain and the future of infrastructure finance, this is a must-listen episode! Don't forget to subscribe, share and leave your thoughts. Ben Sheppard, Co-Founder, Silta Finance “Building a better world for my son to grow up in”   Keep up to date with Silta: 00:00 Intro 03:00 What is Silta? 05:08 What is the size of the market? (It's big) 06:00 Epiphany Moment 13:41 Silta's Alternative to Due Diligence 16:37 First DD Solar Micro Grid Philippines 17:53 Silta Score 20:16 Debt Instrument People are Buying? 24:08 What people are investing into...   28:15 Satisfying TradFi & DeFi Lenders 29:44 Explainer 33:43 Pre-existing alternative to SILTA? 36:15 Silta Token 39:20 Are the tokens at risk? 43:45 Building in Resilience 48:34 Are we still in Crypto Winter? 51:56 CTA   People: James Cook Stanley Boots Samy karim @cryp7omaxi Maex Ament @maex242 Philip Stehlik @pstehlik Orgs: Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce StepStone Group Goldfinch | The Decentralised Global Credit Protocol Aave Open Source Liquidity protocol Centrifuge | The first protocol to bring Real-World Assets to DeFi TrueFi Capital Markets | DeFi’s Leading Credit Protocol Credix | Credit investing made global Maple MakerDAO | An Unbiased Global Financial System Definitions: Stable coins KYC and AML Dynamic NFT Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: Thanks to our frens at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: --- Send in a voice message:
jE and Simar gratefully reflect on 2022, and what a year it has been!In both meeting and working in collaboration with brilliant and ambitious individuals that they have met along the way, uniting with a single purpose, to build a better future for all of nature and humankind, using the emerging tools at the intersection of climate & Web3. Helena from Spirals and Brian from LOA LABS jump on to have a catch up too! Helena Merk CEO at Spirals "Spirals makes it easy for any money to work towards climate impact. Rather than holding ETH, you can now hold Green ETH, and rather than holding CELO, you can hold Green CELO." Brian Truax, CSPO at LOA LABS "Here you are today, staring down the barrel of 2023. And while the best time to demand the best for and of yourself was years ago, the second best time is right now." Mentioned: Celo Connect David Dao from Gain Forest Labs Gain Forest Labs Amira from Solana Solana Ryan from Kleiner Perkins Dr. Watson from Toucan Toucan Klima DAO Kevin from Gitcoin Scott from Gitcoin Gitcoin Grants NFT Pivot Sev from Eco Labs Eco Labs Gregory from Regen Network Regen Network Luuk from Kolektivo Kolektivo BICOWG Michael from Loa Labs Black Artist Foundation Real Simple Labs Climate Collective Checkout: ReFi Gratitude NFT Good Reads: jE What is ReFi Article Ministry for the Future Sacred Economics 00:00 Intro 01:20 Gratefulness 04:24 Belonging 13:17 Past, present & future of ReFi 17:10 Simar, founder to investor 22:30 Relationships of LPs/GPs 23:07 Venture capital perspective 27:37 Brian 30:10 2022 Highlight 31:47 Trials and tribulations 35:28 Togetherness 36:34 Self help practises 39:33 Role in Refi 43:00 Refi Gratitude collection 50:40 Brian's CTA 51:12 Helena 51:43 2022 Highlights 54:50 Personal impact 57:40 Spirals update 58:30 FTX collapse 01:02:30 ETH Denver 01:03:21 Thanks to frens! Special thanks to all the listeners, Simar, Johnx25bd, Climate collective, Thomas, Lewis and Henry at Feed ignite, Pheadrus, Pranav and Cate. See you at ETH Denver! Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: Thanks to our frens at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: --- Send in a voice message:
jE is joined by William from Helios, who are building DeFi infrastructure to allow investors to support direct renewable energy projects on top of existing commercial and industrial businesses. They have projects live across India, The Middle East and South America already, promoting decarbonization and electrification, whilst bringing real world assets on chain with a stable yield... Important Note: Tariq Fancy is the former Chief Investment Officer for Sustainable Investing at BlackRock, and has no affiliation with BlackStone. We would like to clarify that any reference made by William in the episode to BlackStone was unintentional, and we apologise for any potential confusion caused. Topics covered include: 🎙 William's journey 🎙 Solar in emerging markets 🎙 The Helios user/investor expereience 🎙 How Helios works 🎙 The Helios roadmap 🎙 And a whole lot more, see below... William, founder of Helios: “People feel hopeless in the fight against climate change. Helios provides the power to make a real difference” Mentioned: Akiya DAO David Rodriguez Draft Ventures Tariq Fancy Gitcoin eth barcelona eth denver Block split 00:00 Intro 02:17 Akiya DAO  05:07 William’s founder journey 11:20 Helios in a nut-shell 18:00 Where Helios fits in solar sector 20:40 Solar in Emerging Markets 22:56 The Helios user experience  26:55 Investor Experience 29:00 The scale of opportunity 33:25 Where’s Helios at now? 35:55 What’s next? 38:26 Helios Collaborators 42:19 Helios Legal Structures 45:30 CTA Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:   Thanks to our frens at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: --- Send in a voice message:
jE and Simar are joined by Sep, Co-Founder of Celo, for a beautiful journey of a conversation brimming with stories and metaphors that connect nature, humans, technology and money... Topics covered include: 🎙 Sep's background 🎙 Mycelial Networks and their symmetry with Web3 🎙 Story/Technology 🎙 Blockchain Mental Models 🎙 The Vision for Money 🎙 And a whole lot more, see below...   Sep Co-Founder of Celo: "The blockchain reminds us that money is just a technology, but money has always been a technology, which can change..." Mentioned/References We Feel Fine Jonathan Harris Wild flower Montessori Schools Project The hidden life of trees Arthur Koestler Holons Charles Eisenstein Sacred Economics - Charles Eisentstein Demurrage, Silvio Gessel The Miracle of Wörgel,as%20Stamp%20Scrip%2C%20or%20Freigeld. Rob Kalin Etsy founder Etsy founder The Story of Curitiba, Brazil,of%201%2C200%20trees%E2%80%94each%20day! 00:00 Intro 04:16 We feel fine Project  06:35  Wild flower Montessori Schools Project 08:47 Celo Connect Talk, Mycelial Networks 11:55 Story is inextricably related to technology 17:00 Blockchain Mental Models 22:14 Vision for Money 28:55 Ecological Succession 32:21 The Story of Curitiba, Brazil Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:   Thanks to our frens at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: --- Send in a voice message:
jE is joined by Jahed Momand, co-founder of Cerulean Ventures, for a deep-dive into his experiences, learnings, and insights that sit at the intersection of Climate & Web3. Topics covered include: 🎙 Jahed's background and journey into the space 🎙 Forming the fund of Regen Network 🎙 Raising Money at Cerulean Ventures 🎙 Core Mental Models for founders in the Bear Market 🎙 The massive opportunities presenting themselves as a result of new climate legislations in the EU and US, 🎙 And a whole lot more, see below... Follow Jahed, Co-Founder, Cerulean Ventures: "I co-founded Cerulean Ventures with my partner Matthew Stotts. Cerulean Ventures backs crypto / web3 companies building the infrastructure and tools necessary to scale climate impact in this decade. We take a deeply hands-on approach informed by our own experience and background as founders, helping our portfolio with everything from the technical (mechanism design, product management, data engineering) to marketing and operational (community engagement, governance, tokenomics design, recruiting). I also actively contribute to DAOs, as a steward to both PrimeDAO and GnosisGuild." Individuals Mentioned: Dan Ariely John Light Gregory Landua Ethan Buchman BJ Fogg Brianna Welsh David Rodriguez Cathie Wood Mentioned: Magalix Prime DAO Regen Network Regen Foundation Verra Gold Standard American Carbon Registry Bio Carbon Registry Thallo GreenTrade Cosmos Cosmoverse Helium Twilio Osmosis Polygon Open Forest Protocol Bankless Cloud Native Computing Foundation Parachains Mercy Corps Ventures Reneum Jasmine Energy Helios DAO Sustainable Bitcoin Protocol COP World Climate Summit Draft Ventures 00:00 Intro 01:53 Jahed's Journey 09:27 Shared Ownership 11:06 Regen Network Thesis 17:14 Impact Outcomes 19:57 Impact Claims 21:14 Cosmos Deep Dive 23:57 Cosmos App-Chain Thesis 27:05 Cosmos Use Case 33:40 State of ReFi in the Bear Market 41:14 User Research to Test Hypotheses 45:17 Unlocking the Next Cycle 49:51 Insetting 52:07 Renewable Energy Opportunity 54:58 Greening Bitcoin 58:58 Concluding Thoughts Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: Thanks to our frens at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: --- Send in a voice message:
jE hosts ReFi Podcast's first ever live chat on Twitter Spaces, joined by ReFi pioneers Brianna, Dalton and Karl. With a live audience of 244 listeners from across the ReFi Nation, they take a deep dive into the new world of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). The chat covers: The history and importance of RECs Their role in Web3 Capital flow & Liquidity And much more, see below... Follow Brianna, Co-Founder, CEO at Renuem: "Focused on #TheRegeneration. Tokenizing renewable energy to fund the energy transition!" Follow Dalton, Co-Founder, CPO at Jasmine Energy: "The time to move away from our reliance on fossil fuels for energy is now." Follow Karl, Head of Commuity Growth at Arkreen: "If we build it, the planet will regenerate." - Arkreen Twitter Spaces Guests: Mentioned: 00:00 intro 01:51 Brianna from Reneum 02:25 Dalton from Jasmine 04:12 RECs - Brianna 06:00 History of RECs 07:42 Karl from Arkreen 08:38 Why RECs are important now 10:24 Web3 role in REC market 15:14 Capital flows/Demand 18:46 Bottom layer and monitoring renewable energy 20:20 Liquidity added to markets 20:38 Liquification process 21:54  Voluntary market 22:55 Arkeen's approach to RECs 24:50 Incentivizing prosumers 25:12 Electrifying the economy 27:00 REC Value 29:50 Recs on-chain 33:35 Volume of on-chain supply 35:08 Spaces Q1 from @solarpunkmaxi 41:55 Spaces Q2 from Beltran, @lyricalpolymath 49:48 Spaces Q3 from @solarpunkmaxi 54:16 Spaces CTA from Beltran 58:20 CTA -------------------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: Thanks to our frens at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: #refi #web3 #climateaction #climate #nft #renewables #renewableenergy #blockchain #carbonmarket #onchain #investing --- Send in a voice message:
Johnx25bd is joined by Leanne Bats, founder of Tres Cool Labs and Co-Author of the new ERC-Cool Standard which is looking to embed climate action through carbon removal technologies into the cultural fabric of Web3. The chat covers: Leanne's background in marketing, psychology and sports... Her calling into climate and web3... The power of storytelling to galvanize climate action And much more... Meet the ERC-Cool. An improved implementation on the Ethereum standard smart contract ERC721A, that weaves real world, perpetual carbon removal into any NFT use case that adopts it." Find out more at Follow Leanne: "After a cocktail of mother instinct, too little sleep and one too many climate documentaries, I have been building...  And I won't stop until climate action is the definition of cool." Mentioned in the show: SBS Columbia Toucan How the World Really Works - Vaclav Smil Sacred Economics - Charles Eisenstein 00:00 Intro 01:13 Leanne's Journey 05:00 Sport & Web3 Connection 06:00 Why Climate? 08:00 Why Web3? 15:00 A digital world that fixes the physical world 20:24 Embedding Climate Action at the Base Layer 22:00 ERC-Cool Explainer 25:00 Green Hushing 30:46 How's ERC-Cool going? 32:28 How does it work? 36:10 The First Users 38:28 Storytelling 44:55 Mass Adoption 51:24 Mint of Intent 53:00 CTA -------------------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:          Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: --- Send in a voice message:
John Ellison is joined by Rez, co-founder of Solid World DAO and co-host of This Week in ReFi Podcast. They take a look at the last year in the world of ReFi, the Cambrian explosion of innovation at the intersection of climate and Web3. Where we are now, and where we are headed as we continue our collective ReFi journey together... Mentioned in The Show People Stenver Jerkku. Companies eAgronom Solid World Toucan Verra FTX CTA Links Screenshares 00:00 Intro 01:32 State of The ReFi Nation 03:04 Rez's Journey 08:45 JE's journey 12:45 Klima DAO launch 16:40 JE's time at Toucan 17:55 KlimaDAO Launch 19:20 NCT Launch 22:50 Verra pausing Tokenization 26:50 Verra Consultations & Gold Standard 33:40 Where are we now? 34:00 State of tokenized carbon 36:22 How we dealt with COVID-19 36:43 US Money Supply  38:26 Macro Finance, IMF GFSR 40:40 Tech Stocks  41:04 Tech Company Layoffs  43:03 Changing Narrative of Crypto 47:45 Atmospheric CO2  48:20 Global Co-ordination  55:40 The next chapter of ReFi 57:34 Future Quest 1M grant pool Connect with Rez, check out Solid World Dao & This week in ReFi Rez on Twitter Solid World This Week in ReFi --- Send in a voice message:
Simar is joined by Ashley from Resource Finance, who are taking the ancient behavior of bartering and mutual credit, and creating a set of tools to enable this to happen at a community and local level at scale. The conversation unpacks: - What Resource is - Mutual Credit - Ashley's story - What regenerative economic systems look like now and in the future - A whole lot more.... References Peter Buffett Charles Eisenstein: Sacred economics The Ascent of Humanity David Casey Resource Finance                        00:00 intro 01:32 What is resource? 03:45 Ashley’s journey 08:54 Initial insights on the broken economy 13:02 Origins of the protocol 19:25 What is Mutual Credit? 24:09 Credit/Debit 27:31 Communities on the Ground 31:12 Theory to Practice, discoveries 35:40 Key Educating Factors 37:50 Future Potential 42:13 What do you Value? 43:40 CTA --------------------------------------------     Connect with Ashley and check out Resource Finance --------------------------------------------     Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: --- Send in a voice message:
As COP27 unfolds in Sharm El-Sheikh. John and Simar are joined by Ryan Panchadsaram, Co-Author of Speed & Scale, advisor at Kleiner Perkins, and formerly Former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer. Drawing on Ryan's experience and knowledge they unpack : - Ryan's backstory - Speed & Scale as a blueprint and plan to mobilize collective action towards tackling the climate crisis - Where and how technology can help service this mission - A resounding CTA for both individuals, companies, and governments to strive towards the Climate goals being discussed at COP27 - A whole lot more... See below... #cop27 #2030 #climateaction #unitednations Individuals Mentioned: John Doerr Todd Park Bill Gates Al Gore   Christiana Figueres Companies/ Organizations/Gov Departments Mentioned: KleinerPerkins Speed & Scale Department of Health and Human Services United States Digital Service Rock Health Unilever Chevron Shell NASA, Methane leaks FlowCarbon Climate Draft Breakthrough Energy Ventures Lower carbon School of Sustainability Stanford   UN mentions: The Paris agreement COP27 COP26 UN integrity Measures OKRs Timestamps 00:00 Intro 03:10 Ryan's Story 07:00 What are you most curious of? 09:16 Why Speed & Scale Exists 13:37 Solutions & Accelerants 16:25 What are you seeing since the plan is out? 19:30 Code reds Methane, Coal, Beef, Nature.. 23:29 COP27 26:40 Coordination at a global level 29:30 Sustainability School of Stanford 32:44 Carbon Removal 35:36 View on Carbon Markets 41:00 Natural Market Trends 46:10 Growth/De-Growth 48:16 Re-designing Money & Deploying Capital 56:29 CTA --------------------------------------------     Connect with Ryan and check out Speed & Scale   --------------------------------------------     Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:      Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: --- Send in a voice message:
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