“Anti-rival tokens for sustainable digital economy” – ATARCA Seminar week

ATARCA Seminar Week has now concluded! Thank you to all who joined. Recordings of each sesion can be found below.

Join us March 6th to 10th for ATARCA Seminar Week, five days full of interesting keynotes, workshops and talks relevant for academics, policymakers, developers and those curious about the data economy. Each day provides the opportunity to learn about our three pilot cases and, more broadly, about how anti-rivalry promotes an efficient economy of digital goods. Throughout the week, participants will learn how digital economies can be governed with anti-rival digital tokens.

The week opens with keynotes from Primavera De Filippi, Director of Research at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), Michael Zargam, CEO and founder of BlockScience, and Matthew Schutte, Co-Founder of Collaborative Advantage.

Time: 6-10 March 2023 (see detailed program below)

Location: Hybrid

Registration: here

A link to the online stream will be sent to your email after registration. The event is free and open to everyone.


Monday 6.3.2023 at 15.00-17.00 (EET), online

Opening seminar – recording

  • Presentation of the ATARCA project by Dr. S.M. Amadae, Co-PI of the ATARCA project
  • Keynotes
    • Michael Zargam, CEO and founder of BlockScience
    • Matthew Schutte, Co-Founder of Collaborative Advantage
    • Primavera De Filippi, Director of Research at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
  • Q&A session with the audience

Tuesday 7.3.2023 at 15.00-17.00 (EET), online

ATARCA pilot case results – recording

  • What is anti-rivalry in practice?
  • Showcasing the pilot case results of three ATARCA case experiments
    • Food Futures Wellbeing and Suffering Index
    • Barcelona Green Shops – Local Currency Use Case
    • Streamr Acknowledgement Token
  • Q&A session with the audience

Wednesday 8.3.2023 at 13.00-16.00 (EET), Dipoli, Aalto University, streamed online

Academic seminar – Towards an anti-rival digital economy – recording

  • Paper presentations
    • “Abolishing artificial scarcity? Anti-rivalry in business model design.” – Ville Eloranta, PI of ATARCA
    • “Sustainable Consumption: Measure, Record, Validate using sNFT tokens” – S.M. Amadae, Co-PI of ATARCA
    • “Anti-rival accounting – towards a simple theory” – Tommi Elo, ATARCA researcher
    • Sustainability transitions through ecosystem innovation” – Joel Wolff, ATARCA researcher
  • Q&A and panel discussion

Thursday 9.3. at 15.00-16.30 (EET), online

Policy roadmap for regenerative digital economy – 4th ATARCA Policy Observatory – recording

  • The fourth and final session of the ATARCA Policy Observatory focuses on showcasing pathways towards a more sustainable and equitable digital economy in Europe. During this concluding session of the series, we will review the major findings of the ATARCA policy work and engage in a discussion with guest panelists. The objective is to provide insights into how EU policies and regulation (such as the Data Act) could promote a digital economy that prioritises both societal and planetary well-being. We will present our recommendations and a roadmap for how EU policies should evolve to support these goals.

Friday 10.3. at 15.00-17.00 (EET), online

Hands-on Developer Sessions

  • Blockchain and web3 community experts Jarno Marttila and Martin Moravek from Streamr provide hands-on sessions on the technologies used in the ATARCA project. Come and learn with us!
  • Session 1: Building online communities in web3 and beyond (with shareable NFTs) – recording
  • Session 2: Secret sauce of token design – ecosystem design toolkit – recording

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