Bringing value to donations by tokenizing the impact from the efforts they help finance & balancing impact accounting

Many people who donate to charity believe it’s important to help people in need. They feel that people…


Leveraging Centrifuge’s Tinlake to Bring Decentralized Liquidity to Micro-lending

2020 was arguably the most turbulent year in modern history, with the COVID-19 pandemic claiming over 2.06M lives (at the time of this writing) and much of the world falling into a dystopian, socially distanced, and economically recessed reality. Despite many of the drawbacks of the pandemic, its socioeconomic effects…


How Maker DAO Could’ve Minimized the Harm of Black Thursday

Note: The following brief is simply a thought exercise to determine ways that the Maker Foundation could have avoided (or softened) the impact of “Black Thursday.”

March 12, 2020 is a date known as “Black Thursday” within the crypto-community. On…


Design Credit: Caroline Fife MD

Over the past several months amidst the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, a looming economic recession, and even potential depression have begun to impact those most in need. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), some 1.6 billion people employed in the informal economy — or nearly half the global…


Ending ConsenSys’s social sector journey and beginning anew

Over the past several months, the world has been gravely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the U.S. alone, nearly 22 million people have filed for unemployment in four weeks between mid-March and early April, increasing the unemployment rate past 4.4% after a record of 113 months of employment growth…


How digital cash aid can support millions during a pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen, many countries are developing economic stimulus packages to avoid a further dive into what seems will be a global recession until a clear vaccine is developed. …


How the strongest use cases for DeFi and dApps are in the social sector

As the prevalence of blockchain technology continues to increase, we are beginning to see commercial, public, and social sector markets alike transition from a state of education to one of project implementation. …


The benefits of investing in strategic value over a deal value mindset

Artistic Credit: Mark Wagner

Sustainable economic value creation is vital for a business to survive. To create value, the company must understand what economic advantages it has and accordingly make and implement decisions that ensure a level of profitability that exceeds the cost of the resources used. …


ConsenSys’s experiments balancing the bottom line with sustainable, social impact

Impact at ConsenSys

It’s been almost 3 years since ConsenSys began our journey in social impact, and along that journey we have realized our strengths, weaknesses, and future strategies to both empower marginalized communities while maintaining a firm-wide focus on the bottom-line as a startup.

In fact, the very definition of the term…

Robert Greenfield IV

CEO of Emerging Impact, Former Head of ConsenSys Social Impact, @Goldman Alum, @Cisco Alum, @TFA Alum, Activist, Intense Autodidact

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