Welcome to the first edition of Epicenter Insights, an event series brought to you by the team behind Epicenter, the leading blockchain podcast.

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Once upon a time, the development of privacy-centric technology, decentralized technologies and many open source projects was driven primarily by ideological aims. The advent of blockchain, tokenization and ICOs enable the monetization of open source as well as decentralized networks. This has led to a massive influx of resources, but also led to complicated issues around incentives and ethics.

Some of the key questions facing us are:

How should decentralized networks be monetized? How should monetary benefits be distributed among users, developers, operators and investors?

Who will control decentralized protocols? Do democratic values have any role in this?

What is the fundamental objective? Is it decentralization? Censorship-resistance? Permissionless innovation?

Could regulation actually contribute to achieving fairer outcomes?

Is it a bad thing, if blockchain technology increases inequality? Is this inevitable or does it depend on how these protocols are designed?

What does a traditional venture capital model have to contribute?

Lack of capital has rarely been a constraint for crypto projects in the last two years. Are we moving to a world-after-capital? If so, what are the implications for investors and the industry as a whole?

Debate Panel

We’re looking forward to the discussion moderated by Brian Fabian Crain with our guests:

⭐️Liz Steninger (@liz315)

Liz is the CEO and Managing Director of Least Authority, a company and S4 (Simple Secure Storage Service) aimed at empowering individuals to protect their personal data from governments and corporate interests

⭐️Eleftherios Diakomichalis (@lftherios)

Ele is the co-founder of oscoin, which aims to build a community owned and operated network for code collaboration and incentivization.

⭐️Florian Glatz (@heckerhut)

Florian is a lawyer and researched specializing in blockchain

⭐️Ravi Kurani (@KuraniRavi)

Ravi is an investor at Earlybird Capital, focused on blockchain and crypto space

⭐️Brian Fabian Crain (@crainbf)

Brian is a co-founder and co-host of blockchain podcast Epicenter. He is also co-founder of Chorus One, a company building validators for Proof-of-Stake networks.

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