Devcon VI

Ethereum for the Next Billion: Who Are Your Next Billion?
10-13, 13:00–14:00 (America/Bogota), Talk 1

Ethereum needs to overcome many gaps in representation across cultures, languages, ages, and more. This panel explores the question: "Who are the people that you consider to be the 'next billion' Ethereum users, and how will Ethereum make an impact on their lives?”

Panelists include Geoffrey See, Mary Davies, and Mihajlo Atanackovic with Chuy Cepeda as moderator.

Fellows are leaders committed to projects that help Ethereum become a tool of and for the next billion. Some projects might be part of a lifelong quest of the Fellow; others are brand new ideas that are just getting started. Fellows and their projects focus on public goods that enable the flourishing of communities or individuals under-represented in the Ethereum ecosystem today.

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Mihajlo is leading the digital transformation journey of one of the world's biggest non-formal educational youth movements - the World Organization of the Scout Movement, with 57+ million members from around the globe.

To get the Scout Movement ready for W3, he is embarking on an ambitious project involving digitalising badges, exploring DAOs for different levels of the Movement and more.

Mary P. Davies is the founder of the Perpetuity Foundation. She is a legal technologist and researcher based in the Cayman Islands. Her research focus is perpetuity, in the context of what makes projects and ecosystems last. Mary’s Ethereum Fellowship research project, the Digital Asset Perpetuity Project, is focused on harmonizing Ethereum with the law, specifically the requirements of property law, and will answer the question “What happens to your Eth when you die?”

Chuy, PhD, Monterrey, uses blockchain technology to digitize government services and give citizens their digital identity.

Geoffrey is an Ethereum Foundation Fellow and the Co-Founder of Poko, a Y Combinator backed startup. He has extensive experience working on the public policy and regulatory side of the blockchain, as well as founding an entrepreneurial education initiative for policymakers and entrepreneurs. For his fellowship, Geoffrey will be exploring the interface between the web3 sector and policymakers, specifically how policymakers can better understand and experiment with decentralized technology.