Blockchain

Learn how to build a decentralized Marketplace

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Watch this interview with Matthew Liu Co-Founder of Origin Protocol. Origin is a protocol for creating peer-to-peer marketplaces using the Ethereum blockchain and IPFS. The Inter Planetary File System, IPFS, enables the decentralized web where information is content addressable rather than using IP addresses. Learn more about peer to peer marketplaces and plans for partners […]

Blockchain

Everything for Everyone by Nathan Schneider

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We are recommending Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy as the first book on our reading list. Nathan Schneider, along with Trebor Scholz coined the term Platform Cooperativism and started the Platform Coop conferences in 2015.   Here is the review from Google Books: The origins of the next radical […]

Coop

What is a coop?

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A coop or cooperative is an organization that is run democratically by the members. A cooperative can be composed of buyers or sellers or both. Cooperatives can assume various legal structures and be a non profit or a for profit. Watch this video for an introduction to the concept of platform coop and details about […]

Platform

What is a platform?

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Our learning community is building a platform coop. Watch this video to get a basic introduction to the concept and benefit of creating a platform. However this video does not cover the inclusion of a cooperative or democratic governance.