ideas 2022

CDCROP: Coding digital planet with big data concept, 3d rendering. (Getty Images)
What a Web3 Hackathon Teaches Us About Diversity in Crypto
CRADL’s Katherine Paseman helped organize a new type of crypto bootcamp, helping founders address social, environmental and justice issues around the world.
CDCROP: Coding digital planet with big data concept, 3d rendering. (Getty Images)

CDCROP: CEO Jenny Johnson (Franklin Templeton)
Blockchain Technology Could Be ‘Massive Disruptor’ for TradFi, Says Franklin Templeton CEO
Jenny Johnson, president and CEO of the capital markets giant, joined CoinDesk TV live from I.D.E.A.S. 2022 in New York City to discuss the firm’s outlook on blockchain technology and the launch of its crypto-focused separately managed accounts.
CDCROP: CEO Jenny Johnson (Franklin Templeton)

CDCROP: Aftermath Of War In Amhara Region's Historical Wollo Province  (J. Countess/Getty Images)
Refound Journalism: Selling NFTs to Help Photojournalists
Photojournalists in conflict or disaster zones could improve their finances and rights management by selling non-fungible tokens of their work.
CDCROP: Aftermath Of War In Amhara Region's Historical Wollo Province  (J. Countess/Getty Images)

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Parallel Markets Looks to Bridge Identity Verification Across Platforms
The global investor identity company wants to reduce the tension of onboarding and verification for traditional and crypto-native firms.
(Tony Peccatiello)

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Clixpesa Is Bringing Traditional Kenyan Investing Techniques to Web3
This Web3athon project aims to simplify payments in Africa and bring a regional community investment tool, called a Chama, to crypto.
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CDCROP: Henry Foreman, founder of IndigiDAO and program manager at New Mexico Community Capital. (Google/YouTube)
IndigiDAO: Bringing Blockchain to Indigenous Communities
IndigiDAO founder Henry Foreman believes blockchain technology can be used to help authenticate handcrafted work made by Indigenous artisans.
CDCROP: Henry Foreman, founder of IndigiDAO and program manager at New Mexico Community Capital. (Google/YouTube)

CDCROP: Headshot of Jon Ruth (Vivien Kohler)
A Hack to Make Solar Energy More Available
Spark founder Jon Ruth wants to build a marketplace for buying renewable energy certificates on the blockchain as a way to subsidize small producers of solar energy.
CDCROP: Headshot of Jon Ruth (Vivien Kohler)

CDCROP: Ethereum (CoinDesk)
Smart Contract Platforms: Past, Present and Future
A brief overview of smart contract platform use cases and the potential for investment.
CDCROP: Ethereum (CoinDesk)

(Alex McDougall)
Stablecorp Wants to Reduce Cross-Border Payment Friction
The Canadian company wants to give users and investors a bank-like experience without the need for a bank.
(Alex McDougall)

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I.D.E.A.S.: Investing in the Future of Digitization and Computing
When you break down the promise of blockchain technology as a new form of computing, oracles and shared storage are two strong use cases. This piece is part of CoinDesk’s IDEAS Week.
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