EthDen 2022 Brief Summaries of Lauren's 4 Panels

Of those countless great panels at EthDenver 2022, Lauren participated in a fantastic four and offered her great insights, input and perspective repping for Giveth. You’ll find an initial Q&A below for each. Check out the links for the full videos!

1. DAODenver - Rock the Vote to Better Governance

Chris Powers (dxDAO), moderator: From systems perspective, how would you imagine good governance could be instituted, for example designing the initial structure for voting? In terms of thinking about initial design structures for the stew that is the creation of life?

  • Collaborative DAO design. Emergent governance process. Not one size fits all. Educating the community. Spending the time in the community, collation process and collective vision.

2. Schelling Point - Public Goods Coalition: Regen Legos

Jessica Zartler (Blockscience), moderator: How is it to be at the center of creating public goods in web3?

  • Amazing! The panel spoke about “regen legos” as models that are solving the funding challenges for public goods. Giveth, for example, is solving such issues by transcending borders and bureaucracy.

3. Panvala - The Inclusive Power of Public Goods

Thinking about the future of public goods: Giveth’s long term vision is for projects to provide abundance for society while donors can not only see the fruit of their contributions but can profit from them as investments in the DAO. Donors can engage in the DAO with their GIV tokens and participate directly in its direction.

4. Public Goods Are Good - moderated by Griff

Lauren - Giveth and TEC

Alisha.eth - ENS (ENS DAO and its Public Goods Working Group “Public Goods are Good” weekly Twitter Space), Gitcoin funding public goods and defining public goods.

Eugene Leventhal - Head of Operations at Smart Contract Research Forum: grant-funded organization specifically focused on making research around web3 more accessible. Also involved in Governauts and MetaGov as well.

What are public goods to you?

  • Eugene: natural public goods and built public goods. Public goods are something that the more people have access to them, the more humanity can accelerate as a society. Why aren’t we making it easier for folks to contribute to public goods through web3?
  • Lauren: Foundational things we all depend on and need, and my use does not impede yours.
  • Alisha.eth: Important to have the economic definition so people can relate to it but not to get too wound up in it otherwise we limit ourselves and the future we’re building towards. To make it accessible I use a matrix with “market failure” and “value to community”. We need to broaden the definition and make it context based.

Unsung heroes?

  • Lauren: Rainbow Rolls!

  • Eugene: DeSci projects!

  • Alisha: folks tinkering on the edges of academia! Project creators of Gitcoin side rounds!

These well-spoken four continued the conversation to include other subjects such as the question: how are we deeply ingraining public goods mentality into the actual products that we build and into the culture that we’re trying to create? Other topics they explored were the importance of web3 in journalism, healthcare, tokenization and beyond. Check it out!