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ReFi Podcast

By John Ellison & Simar Mangat

The regenerative finance movement in web3 offers hope to both the climate conscious and the crypto-curious. At the intersection of these two unlikely worlds lies an ecosystem of innovation answering "How do we redesign money and heal the earth?"
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ERC-Cool with Leanne from Trés Cool Labs
ERC-Cool with Leanne from Trés Cool Labs
Johnx25bd is joined by Leanne Bats, founder of Trés Cool Labs and Co-Author of the new ERC-Cool Standard which is looking to embed climate action through carbon removal technologies into the cultural fabric of Web3. The chat covers: Leanne's background in marketing, psychology and sports... Her calling into climate and web3... The power of storytelling to galvanize climate action And much more... Meet the ERC-Cool. An improved implementation on the Ethereum standard smart contract ERC721A, that weaves real world, perpetual carbon removal into any NFT use case that adopts it." Find out more at https://trescool.xyz Follow Leanne: "After a cocktail of mother instinct, too little sleep and one too many climate documentaries, I have been building...  And I won't stop until climate action is the definition of cool." https://twitter.com/leannebats Mentioned in the show: SBS Columbia https://sbs.tech/ Toucan https://toucan.earth/ How the World Really Works - Vaclav Smil https://www.amazon.com/How-World-Really-Works-Science/dp/0593297067 Sacred Economics - Charles Eisenstein https://www.amazon.com/Sacred-Economics-Money-Society-Transition/dp/1583943978 00:00 Intro 01:13 Leanne's Journey 05:00 Sport & Web3 Connection 06:00 Why Climate? 08:00 Why Web3? 15:00 A digital world that fixes the physical world 20:24 Embedding Climate Action at the Base Layer 22:00 ERC-Cool Explainer 25:00 Green Hushing 30:46 How's ERC-Cool going? 32:28 How does it work? 36:10 The First Users 38:28 Storytelling 44:55 Mass Adoption 51:24 Mint of Intent 53:00 CTA -------------------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:            https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat https://twitter.com/johnx25bd        Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
55:56
December 06, 2022
State of The ReFi Nation with Rez from Solid World DAO
State of The ReFi Nation with Rez from Solid World DAO
John Ellison is joined by Rez, co-founder of Solid World DAO and co-host of This Week in ReFi Podcast. They take a look at the last year in the world of ReFi, the Cambrian explosion of innovation at the intersection of climate and Web3. Where we are now, and where we are headed as we continue our collective ReFi journey together... Mentioned in The Show People Stenver Jerkku. https://twitter.com/stenverjerkku Companies eAgronom https://eagronom.com/en/ghg-platform/ Solid World https://www.solid.world/ Toucan https://toucan.earth/ Verra https://verra.org/programs/verified-carbon-standard/ FTX https://cases.ra.kroll.com/FTX/ CTA Links https://refijobs.com https://future.quest/submit Screenshares https://www.klimadao.finance/ https://carbon.klimadao.finance/carbonmarket https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map https://tradingeconomics.com/united-states/money-supply-m0 https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/GFSR/Issues/2022/10/11/global-financial-stability-report-october-2022 https://nasdaq.com/market-activity/index/comp https://nasdaq.com/market-activity/index/comp https://co2.earth https://www.climatepolicyinitiative.org/publication/global-landscape-of-climate-finance-2021/ 00:00 Intro 01:32 State of The ReFi Nation 03:04 Rez's Journey 08:45 JE's journey 12:45 Klima DAO launch 16:40 JE's time at Toucan 17:55 KlimaDAO Launch 19:20 NCT Launch 22:50 Verra pausing Tokenization 26:50 Verra Consultations & Gold Standard 33:40 Where are we now? 34:00 State of tokenized carbon 36:22 How we dealt with COVID-19 36:43 US Money Supply  38:26 Macro Finance, IMF GFSR 40:40 Tech Stocks  41:04 Tech Company Layoffs  43:03 Changing Narrative of Crypto 47:45 Atmospheric CO2  48:20 Global Co-ordination  55:40 The next chapter of ReFi 57:34 Future Quest 1M grant pool Connect with Rez, check out Solid World Dao & This week in ReFi Rez on Twitter  https://twitter.com/0xRez Solid World      https://www.solid.world This Week in ReFi https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInReFi
01:01:03
November 28, 2022
Circular Economies with Ashley from Resource Finance
Circular Economies with Ashley from Resource Finance
Simar is joined by Ashley from Resource Finance, who are taking the ancient behavior of bartering and mutual credit, and creating a set of tools to enable this to happen at a community and local level at scale. The conversation unpacks: - What Resource is - Mutual Credit - Ashley's story - What regenerative economic systems look like now and in the future - A whole lot more.... References Peter Buffett https://www.peterbuffett.com Charles Eisenstein: Sacred economics https://sacred-economics.com The Ascent of Humanity https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/482505.The_Ascent_of_Humanity David Casey https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidacasey Resource Finance https://resource.finance                                 https://twitter.com/resource_fi 00:00 intro 01:32 What is resource? 03:45 Ashley’s journey 08:54 Initial insights on the broken economy 13:02 Origins of the protocol 19:25 What is Mutual Credit? 24:09 Credit/Debit 27:31 Communities on the Ground 31:12 Theory to Practice, discoveries 35:40 Key Educating Factors 37:50 Future Potential 42:13 What do you Value? 43:40 CTA --------------------------------------------     Connect with Ashley and check out Resource Finance https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleybtaylor11 https://resource.finance --------------------------------------------     Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:          https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat https://twitter.com/johnx25bd Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
45:24
November 22, 2022
Speed & Scale with Ryan from Kleiner Perkins
Speed & Scale with Ryan from Kleiner Perkins
As COP27 unfolds in Sharm El-Sheikh. John and Simar are joined by Ryan Panchadsaram, Co-Author of Speed & Scale, advisor at Kleiner Perkins, and formerly Former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer. Drawing on Ryan's experience and knowledge they unpack : - Ryan's backstory - Speed & Scale as a blueprint and plan to mobilize collective action towards tackling the climate crisis - Where and how technology can help service this mission - A resounding CTA for both individuals, companies, and governments to strive towards the Climate goals being discussed at COP27 - A whole lot more... See below... #cop27 #2030 #climateaction #unitednations Individuals Mentioned: John Doerr https://twitter.com/johndoerr Todd Park https://www.linkedin.com/in/todd-park-3232573/ Bill Gates https://twitter.com/billgates Al Gore https://algore.com/   Christiana Figueres https://unfccc.int/about-us/the-executive-secretary/former-executive-secretary-ms-christiana-figueres Companies/ Organizations/Gov Departments Mentioned: KleinerPerkins  https://www.kleinerperkins.com/ Speed & Scale https://speedandscale.com/tracker/ Department of Health and Human Services https://www.hhs.gov/ United States Digital Service https://www.usds.gov/ Rock Health https://rockhealth.com/ Unilever https://www.unilever.com/planet-and-society/climate-action/ Chevron https://www.chevron.com/ Shell https://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/the-energy-future/our-climate-target.html#iframe=L3dlYmFwcHMvY2xpbWF0ZV9hbWJpdGlvbi8 NASA, Methane leaks https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/methane-super-emitters-mapped-by-nasa-s-new-earth-space-mission FlowCarbon https://www.flowcarbon.com/ Climate Draft https://www.climatedraft.org/ Breakthrough Energy Ventures https://breakthroughenergy.org/ Lower carbon https://lowercarboncapital.com/ School of Sustainability Stanford https://sustainability.stanford.edu/   UN mentions: The Paris agreement https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement COP27 https://unfccc.int/cop27 COP26 https://ukcop26.org/ UN integrity Measures https://www.unglobalcompact.org/about/integrity-measures OKRs https://www.whatmatters.com/ Timestamps 00:00 Intro 03:10 Ryan's Story 07:00 What are you most curious of? 09:16 Why Speed & Scale Exists 13:37 Solutions & Accelerants 16:25 What are you seeing since the plan is out? 19:30 Code reds Methane, Coal, Beef, Nature.. 23:29 COP27 26:40 Coordination at a global level 29:30 Sustainability School of Stanford 32:44 Carbon Removal 35:36 View on Carbon Markets 41:00 Natural Market Trends 46:10 Growth/De-Growth 48:16 Re-designing Money & Deploying Capital 56:29 CTA --------------------------------------------     Connect with Ryan and check out Speed & Scale https://twitter.com/rypan https://speedandscale.com   --------------------------------------------     Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:          https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat https://twitter.com/johnx25bd      Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
01:00:03
November 15, 2022
Ocean Metagenomics with Courtney and Gordon from New Atlantis DAO
Ocean Metagenomics with Courtney and Gordon from New Atlantis DAO
John Ellison and Johnx25bd are joined by Courtney and Gordon for an insightful, exciting and deepening conversation about New Atlantis DAO. The two successful entrepreneurs have founded New Atlantis DAO with the goal of enabling the protection and regeneration of the Ocean. Through pioneering metagenomic data sampling the aim is to create a biodiversity market that will fund the regenerative projects that are sorely needed to secure the World's largest biome and carbon sink. It's an amazing project that is inspiring Scientists to get involved and giving hope to a sector that has been neglected and under funded thus far... Mentioned in the Show: SmartyPants https://www.smartypantsvitamins.com/ Unilever https://www.unilever.com/ Only One https://only.one/ UN https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/oceans/ https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/30x30-land-and-ocean-by-2030-explainer/ Kolektivo https://www.kolektivo.network/ 00:00 Intro 03:05 The Problem with the Oceans 04:52 How did you stumble on this? 10:45 Political Landscape/Classes of Protection 13:50 What is the New Atlantis Solution? 19:10 Investor demand 28:00 The call to Contribute 31:46 User Journey/Actors 34:40 Sampling process metagenome explainer 39:46 How do you regenerate the Ocean? 46:10 Scientists reaction to New Atlantis Arrival 49:47 Urgency and Incentive 52:46 Looking Ahead/Get Involved --------------------------------------------   Connect with Courtney & Gordon and get involved with New Atlantis https://discord.com/invite/newatlantis https://mobile.twitter.com/newatlantisdao https://newatlantis.io/   --------------------------------------------   Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:        https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat https://twitter.com/johnx25bd       Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
57:14
November 08, 2022
Energy Transition with Brianna from Reneum
Energy Transition with Brianna from Reneum
John and Simar are joined by Brianna for a hugely insightful and inspiring conversation about her work at Reneum, which will soon launch a green marketplace that will use the power of #web3 and #blockchain to fund #renewable energy. She shares the background story, future prospects and also the bigger picture of Renewable Energy Certificates and what's needed from all of us for the successful transition to green energy, and so much more... Mentioned in the show: Reneum https://reneum.com 92 Rio Summit https://www.un.org/en/conferences/environment/rio1992 Nori https://nori.com/ Hormesis Therapy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormesis Jasmine energy. https://www.jasmine.energy/ Helios https://helios.eco/ 00:00 Intro 03:36 Brianna's Journey 06:40 Transition from Business to ReFi Founder 09:48 Energy Transition and Climate Change 12:46 Claiming Renewable Energy Credit Process 16:50 Monitoring Tools 18:08 Future & Forward 21:05 Explained 23:53 Credit Lifecycle 28:15 Primary vs Secondary Market 31:00 Where's Reneum at and future roadmap 31:58 Incoming Beta Market place  41:05 Inner journey and staying well 44:10 Giving People their Agency Back 46:30 Projection to 2030 50:20 Fitting into the Big Picture 54:15 CTA for renewable Energy --------------------------------------------   Connect with Brianna and check out Reneum https://reneum.com https://www.linkedin.com/company/reneum/?originalSubdomain=sg https://www.linkedin.com/in/briannawelsh https://twitter.com/briannaleewelsh   --------------------------------------------   Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:      https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat      Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
59:54
November 01, 2022
Scaling Carbon Markets with Dana and Phil from Flowcarbon
Scaling Carbon Markets with Dana and Phil from Flowcarbon
John and Simar are joined by Dana & Phil from Flowcarbon and have a great chat about how their backgrounds led to the inception of Flowcarbon, the amazing work they've been doing to help project developers on the ground. The public consultation they've been leaning into and devoting so much time to with all the different voluntary carbon market participants. The background work that's gone into the new centrifuge pools for carbon forward projects, and what they expect to happen in the next six months for tokenizing assets and entering a new era of a liquid supply of carbon credits flowing both on and off-chain. #web3 #blockchain #refi #carbonmarket #investing Mentioned in the show https://www.flowcarbon.com/ Charles Eisenstein https://sacred-economics.com/ 00:00 Intro 02:32 Flowcarbon overview 05:30 Phil's background 07:47 Dana's background 11:53 Price discovery in carbon market 15:39 Two Way Bridge 22:08 Project Finance. Centrifuge 25:48 The Supply & Demand 29:16 The Projects on the Ground 30:40 Behind the Scenes 34:25 Whats Needed Before Mass Adoption 39:36 Future Forecast 44:05 CTA --------------------------------------------   Connect with Dana & Phil: Dana: https://twitter.com/danagibber https://www.linkedin.com/in/danasterngibber Phil: https://twitter.com/philfog https://www.linkedin.com/in/philfog/   --------------------------------------------   Join the conversation on Twitter, follow:    https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat    Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
46:19
October 25, 2022
Nature, Culture & The Sacred, with Nina Simons
Nature, Culture & The Sacred, with Nina Simons
John and Simar are joined by co-founder of Bioneers, and author of Culture, Nature & The Sacred, Nina Simons. Nina details her discoveries made in life that put her on her journey to strive for a better, healthier world for nature and ourselves. The discussion is like a winding river that steps into the heart of regeneration, and so many lessons can be learned and cultivated to enrich our behaviors, relationships and collective goals on our ReFi journey... Mentioned in the Show Caroline Casey https://bioneers.org/woof-woof-wanna-play-an-interview-with-visionary-astrologer-caroline-casey Seeds of Change https://seedsofchange.com/ Movie: The Burning Times https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0225233/ Carl Jung https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung James Hansen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hansen Biomimicry Janine Benyus https://biomimicry.org/janine-benyus/ Zaina Salbi https://twitter.com/ZainabSalbi?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Beloved Economies https://www.belovedeconomies.org/ 00:00 Intro 05:27 Nina's Journey 10:03 Creating Bioneers 13:00 Archetypal Feminine Masculine 15:56 Unlocking the Feminine 21:40 How do we connect different movements? 27:45 How to Bring in More Nurturing/Caring 31:00 Cultivating Fields of Pluralism 38:50 Maintaining the Regenerative Spirit 43:00 Bringing new thinking to Climate Emergency -------------------------------------------- Follow Nina, and check out Bioneers and her new book:   Nina https://www.ninasimons.com Bioneers  https://bioneers.org -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
50:26
October 18, 2022
 Investing in Climate and Impact Fintech with David Rodriguez from Draft Ventures
Investing in Climate and Impact Fintech with David Rodriguez from Draft Ventures
This week, John and Simar are joined by David Rodriguez from Draft Ventures, a leading seed stage venture capital fund that has invested in over 75 companies, eight of which have become unicorns. David is an active investor in ReFi, climate software, and impact fintech. He reveals his inspirations, aspirations, investment theses, perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in ReFi, and the launch of his new venture fund. #web3 #climateimpact #fintech Mentioned in the show: https://draftvc.com https://www.technoserve.org https://treeswift.com https://droneseed.com https://toucan.earth https://capitalinstitute.org/regenerative-capitalism https://goldfinch.finance/ https://silta.finance References: Larry Fink https://www.businessinsider.com/blackrock-larry-fink-unicorns-sustainable-companies-green-energy-capitalism-2022-1?r=US&IR=T Charles Eisenstein https://charleseisenstein.org/books/climate-a-new-story/ UN sustainability goals https://sdgs.un.org/goals   00:00 Intro 02:36 About David/Draft 04:34 Journey into impact and climate 08:50 MRV 12:47 Case for investing in ReFi 16:20 Listening to climate calling 19:30 David's definition of ReFi 25:05 Financial Inclusion 36:30 Investment theses 40:52 Core Practices 42:06 ReFi CTA 46:35 Approaching investment in ReFi space 51:51 Connect with David -------------------------------------------- Follow David, and check out Draft Ventures: Website: https://draftvc.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidjrodriguez -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
53:17
October 11, 2022
Human Empowerment with Marco from Impact Market
Human Empowerment with Marco from Impact Market
John and Simar welcome Marco from Impact Market, "The human empowerment protocol" which provides accessible financial services and tools to empower underprivileged people worldwide, and is based on the values of Unconditional Basic Income. 00:00 Intro 03:51 What is Impact Market? 06:43 Unconditional Basic Income Philosophy.. 10:00 Financial Inclusion Problem 16:06 Empowerment stories 18:37 The Story of Money 22:02 Deploying on Celo 26:45 John unpacks Impact 27:28 What happens if available money runs out? 32:40 Future Prospects of Impact Market 35:30 CTA -------------------------------------------- Follow Marco, and check out Impact Market: Website: https://www.impactmarket.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcopsbarbosa -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
39:36
October 04, 2022
Kolektivo Framework with Luuk and Pat
Kolektivo Framework with Luuk and Pat
John and Simar welcome Luuk and Pat from Kolektivo, who are two great pioneers of the Regen space. They dig down on the Kolektivo Framework and describe some of the great outcomes within Curaçao, which has been the location for on the ground research to develop new models and technologies for regenerative economies.. Luuk also whets the appetite for the upcoming Kolektivo Festival 🎉 https://www.kolektivofestival.com 00:00 Intro 05:07 What is Kolektivo? 06:16 Pat's draw to Kolektivo 07:44 Origins of working in Curaçao 14:52 What does Regen mean to you? 17:50 The Kolektivo Network-Deep Dive 22:09 Flipping the economic crisis to drive local development 27:24 GeoNFTs 30:51 Positive outcome stories 37:17 Local grants concept 40:01 Natural Capital Assets 47:35 Ensuring integrity 52:46 Refi CTA 56:10 Get involved with Kolektivo (Festival) -------------------------------------------- Follow Luuk and Pat, and check out Kolektivo: Website: https://www.kolektivo.network On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kolektivo Luuk on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LuukDAO Pat on Twitter: https://twitter.com/papa_raw -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
01:01:14
September 27, 2022
Automating Climate Impact with Kieran and Andrew from Return Protocol
Automating Climate Impact with Kieran and Andrew from Return Protocol
John Ellison is joined by Kieran and Andrew from Return to have a chat ahead of the drop of the beta version of their new application, which makes it super easy for anybody to take #climateaction on-chain in just a few clicks, with all of the usual complexities taken away.. #refi #web3 #climateimpact 00:00 Intro 03:06 What is Return? 05:25 How does it work? 08:30 How are you different? 10:52 Celebrating climate action on return and blockchain 14:14 Where did this idea come from?.. 16:33 Obstacles in your way? 20:13 AWS and online identity 22:14 Privacy 23:48 Business model? 25:45 Growth? 27:46 Calculating on-chain emissions 35:42 Where's ReFi headed? 40:20 CTA 41:22 Future investment opportunities 42:20 Advice for builders 45:38 Knowledge resources Follow Kieran and Andrew, and check out Return: Website: https://www.return.green  On Twitter: https://twitter.com/returnprotocol  Kieran on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kierwhite Kieran on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kieran-luke-white Andrew on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-porter-a10953b4 -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist  https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com 
49:27
September 20, 2022
Climate Impact Staking with Helena and Doug from Spirals Protocol
Climate Impact Staking with Helena and Doug from Spirals Protocol
In this episode of ReFi Podcast, John and Simar are joined by Helena and Doug, and they really dig down on everything Spirals Protocol, which uses yield generated from staking on Celo and directs the flow towards climate positive projects.. 00:00 Intro 04:13 What is Spirals protocol? 05:46 How Doug met Helena, A ReFi story.. 12:07 What’s been learned around the launch? 15:51 High value climate impact projects 21:34 Spirals user experience 25:31 Governance 26:00 Passive/Active staking 26:45 Yield sources? 29:21 Rollout phases 32:37 Natural asset backed treasury 33:48 Explosion of DMRV 36:20 Funding and shared visions 38:30 Biggest dream o what this could become? 40:18 This is opt-in 42:39 Founder's life/ ReFi Bubble 46:53 CTA Follow Helena and Doug, and check out Spirals Protocol: Website: https://www.spirals.so  On Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpiralsProtocol Helena on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelenaMerk Doug on Twitter: https://twitter.com/douglasqian -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist  https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto  https://twitter.com/simarsmangat  Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com 
47:45
September 13, 2022
What is ReFi?
What is ReFi?
In this episode John and Simar take a chance to pause and unpack, what is ReFi? Taking a look at the origin of the movement, the core concepts, ideas, and technology that make it possible, but above all provide a resounding invitation to all who want to do their part in this #climate symphony to make a difference.. 00:00 Intro 03:12 So what is ReFi? 05:11 What is money? 11:49 The notion of interest 14:00 What’s next for how we think about the internet? 15:32 Sandbox of experimentation 20:27 Reflow of value, offsetting 24:05 DAOs 29:58 Hurdle of adoption for these new tools 32:30 MRV 34:34 What is a blockchain? 35:05 What is a smart contract? 39:38 Game theory of fossil fuel emissions 41:30 Individual empowerment through blockchain technology 43:33 The Carbon Market within ReFi 47:39 Measuring other planetary health factors beyond carbon 51:15 The story of self 58:30 The potential future we hope for.. -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist  https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
01:03:47
September 06, 2022
Angry Teenagers with Ben an Eline from Ecomint
Angry Teenagers with Ben an Eline from Ecomint
John Ellison sits with Ben and Eline from Ecomint, and they discuss the stories and details behind Angry Teenagers; An NFT collection which is funding a reforestation project on depleted land in Ghana as well as investing in badly needed infrastructure for the local communities who are deeply involved with the on-ground work there. This is a great chat about a really exciting #refi project that leverages the energy and urgency of the youth of the world and aims to draw a direct line between investors and real world impact using #nfts, community building and the power of #web3 00:00 Intro 02:25 What is angry teenagers? 03:40 Eline's background 04:54 Unpacking The NFT collection 10:33 Making this work fun and engaging, artwork and branding.. 12:33 Governance - Opt-out voting 14:29 Active action, not passive 15:29 The Ghana Project 19:06 Positive externalities for local communities 23:45 The Ecology of Money 26:00 Managing frontline communication and dealing with misconception 29:00 Game changer for the charity and donation world 30:25 Organization architecture 33:15 Verifiers, buyers, who are they? 38:36 Carbon offset messaging doesn't work 42:40 The unit economics 47:00 Just regeneration, not preservation? 48:17 Who else is working on this? 51:40 CTA Follow Ben and Eline and check out Angry Teenagers: Website: https://www.angryteenagers.xyz/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/angryteensNFT Ben on Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/benwhately Eline on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elinehq  -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com 
54:09
August 30, 2022
Impact Hyperstructures with Kevin from Gitcoin
Impact Hyperstructures with Kevin from Gitcoin
On episode 4 of ReFi Podcast Season Two, John chats with Kevin Owocki, founder of Gitcoin and thought leader working to incentivize public goods. We explore Kevin’s story, dive into what it means to take the “Green Pill”, and learn all about Kevin’s vision for how web3 can solve some of the most pressing challenges of our time. Recorded live at SBS in Paris.. 00:00 Intro 01:56 Quadratic Funding History 04:30 Why we launched GTC 08:10 Gitcoin Passports 10:47 The idea of ‘Lunar Punk’ 13:28 Green Pill 16:33 What kind of world are our kids going to grow up in? 18:22 Galaxy brain ideas into memes. 22:00 Local people are best to solve problems 23:55 Quadratic funding in Colorado during pandemic 25:28 Why blockchain is well positioned to solve global communication failure 29:00 Spinning the flywheel of sybil resistance 30:00 Web3 has to provide mainstream utility 34:04 ‘Carbon credits’ for poverty reduction, biodiversity restoration 36:44 Solar punk & web3 ready to bear fruit 39:20 Why Kevin stood down from leadership at Gitcoin 44:00 What can we do to help? 47:14 Advice for a young entrepreneur? 50:38 Ideas are fun but stressful 52:38 How do you manage a business of this size? 54:30 Hyperstructures -------------------------------------------- Follow Kevin and check out Gitcoin: Website: https://gitcoin.co/ Gitcoin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gitcoin Kevin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/owocki -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com 
59:24
August 23, 2022
Carbon & Innovation with Benoit from Verra
Carbon & Innovation with Benoit from Verra
On episode 3 of ReFi Podcast Season Two, your hosts John and Simar chat with Benoît Clément, Director of Financial Innovation at Verra. We explore Benoît’s personal story, what it means to tackle the climate crisis while working at Verra, and get his perspective on the future of on-chain carbon markets.   Some of the topics we jump into: 0:00 Introduction 3:07 Benoit’s Story 4:32 Re-Forestry 6:03 Web3 & AI Background 7:30 Working at Verra 9:40 Addressing Climate Change 12:04 Voluntary Carbon Market 13:35 Standards, Methodology & Integrity 16:48 Defining Integrity 18:21 Social Impact 19:20 Transparency & Pricing 21:12 History of On-Chain Carbon 22:17 KlimaDAO's Theory of Change 23:10 Awakening Dormant Credits 24:00 Zombie Credits 24:55 Verra's Public Consultation 25:38 Retail Investors & Hype 27:00 Efficiency of Impact 31:20 Verra Tokenization 33:44 Fraud 34:04 Environmental integrity  35:33 Anonymity of Entities 39:19 Regulatory Landscape 41:02 Tokenization of Carbon Credits 50:18 ‘Private vs Public’ Blockchains  52:20 Innovating Verra's Model 55:45 Engaging in Public Consultations 57:38 Stakeholder Considerations 59:59 Digital Measurement, Reporting & Verification -------------------------------------------- Follow Benoit and check out Verra: https://benoitclement.com  https://www.linkedin.com/in/benoit-e-clement  https://verra.org  -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist  https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com 
55:01
August 16, 2022
Preserving the Amazon with Luis from Moss
Preserving the Amazon with Luis from Moss
On episode 2 of ReFi Podcast Season Two, we chat with Luis Adaime, founder and CEO of MOSS. We explore Luis’ journey, why protecting the Amazon is a global priority, and how the solutions to achieving his ambitious vision are remarkably simple. Some of the topics we jump into: 0:00 Introduction 01:50 Luis' origin story 06:25 How do we break the cycle 10:50 The most scarce asset 12:30 Existing carbon projects 13:24 The challenge 15:20 Where are we today? 17:48 Digitizing and automating 20:26 The solution is there 22:30 The cost of the Amazon 24:40 Don't buy Bitcoin, buy the Amazon 26:00 The numbers 30:00 Protecting the Amazon 43:39 What's driving the demand? 53:23 Save with carbon credits 54:40 Saving humankind -------------------------------------------- Follow Luis and check out MOSS: https://twitter.com/luis_adaime  https://twitter.com/moss_earth  -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist  https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/simarsmangat Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com 
58:23
August 09, 2022
Welcome to Season Two
Welcome to Season Two
We kick-off season two by welcoming Simar, founding partner of Magic Ventures as a new host on the show! He shares his story and ReFi journey so far. We discuss the challenges and exciting solutions we have encountered whilst carving out this new collaborative community... Some of the topics we jump into: 00:00 Introduction 03:52 Simar's story 11:05 Boundaries of the past 13:30 A platform for all 14:47 Ecosystem mindset 18:37 Tribalism in ReFi 26:00 Web3, a piece of the puzzle 30:00 Culture of collaboration 34:20 Magic Ventures 39:10 Climate needs capital 47:20 Net zero 49:33 Changes is non-linear 51:25 Welcome to ReFi 52:14 Season two -------------------------------------------- Connect with Simar and check out Magic Ventures: https://twitter.com/simarsmangat   https://magic.vc https://twitter.com/magicventures11  -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist  https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto Thanks to our friends at Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com 
56:41
August 02, 2022
Episode 11: Investing in ReFi with Kristin
Episode 11: Investing in ReFi with Kristin
On episode 11 of ReFi Podcast we chat with Kristin McDonald, from Eniac Ventures. We touch on the dynamics of moving the carbon market on-chain, the emerging trends in that space, and we take a look beyond carbon, and the future of valuing, and tokenizing biodiversity.. Some of the topics we jump into: 00:00 Intro 02:35 "My original a-ha moment with crypto..." 04:40 Is Web2 following the trend of financialilzation of natural resources? Or just Web3? 06:00 Rewarding work in Web2 is really hard.. 07:28 What was the focus on your studies on the path to where you are now? 08:49 "efficient capital allocation is a really , really powerful tool..How do we incentivize behavior that is beneficial for everyone?.." 12:14 What's the stumbling block for mass adoption of climate tech in Web3? "Cultural clash..need to bridge communities of traditional climate space and Web3 space.." 17:00 Climate community response to all the recent new protocols and innovations? 19:00 "Cambrian explosion of new projects has validated opinion of this is a waste of energy..increased fragmentation.." 20:41 What do you see as the first leverage point for mass adoption? "seeing traditional companies buying on-chain carbon.." 25:08 Thoughts on the emerging on-chain carbon market?  30:57 You're understanding of science around net zero?  "There's a difference between decabonizing and net zero.." 36:02 2030 2040 targets, how do they affect your work as a VC? 37:27 What's exciting you about deploying capital?  39:27 Do you see the market pushing beyond carbon? 40:43 "Climate change is so urgent, we have this myopic focus on reducing emissions..simple narrative.."  41:15 Cambrian explosion within ReFi movement  44:20 "The level of collaboration within ReFi is just wild and unprecedented.."  44:45 How do you approach valuing protocols, web3 ventures?  47:07 factors for founders to consider when trying to raise a seed round of investment?  49:26 Is venture capitalism becoming more collaborative outside of Web3?  51:12 What do you see happening beyond carbon?  54:09 "glimmers of hope of new innovation to tackle MRV problems..Drones..LIDAR.."   56:50 Prioritizing/maximizing carbon pulldown or biodiversity 01:02:30 Any specific companies you've come across taking a look at the climate challenges?  01:05:15 How can people connect with you?  Follow Kristin and check out Eniac Ventures: https://twitter.com/KristinEIise https://twitter.com/eniacvc -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/johnx25bd
01:06:36
April 05, 2022
Episode 10: Bloom Network with Magenta Ceiba
Episode 10: Bloom Network with Magenta Ceiba
On episode 10 of ReFi Podcast we chat with Magenta Ceiba, from Bloom Network. A unique organization that enables and empowers local grass root communities that perform regenerative acts. Using the power of Web3 to share knowledge and resources to both heal the Earth and human relationships... Some of the topics we jump into: 00:00 Intro 06:05 Who are you and what's Bloom Network? 06:58 "bloom network initially formed.." 11:00 When did you become involved? 18:31 Breaking down capital flow of Bloom Network and how it all works 20:04 Uganda project example integrating permaculture into local education there 23:57 Is it crucial to respect the needs of local people in Bloom's projects? "Leadership should be from local chapters.." 25:18 "Many of the local chapters develop services that are relevant to the global community.." 25:45 Are the chapters already running before they are onboarded to Bloom network? What is the value offer for them connecting to Bloom network? 27:16 "There's scaling momentum you get from a global brand recognition.." 28:05 "Shared understanding of community to collaborate to care for the planet.." 29:05 "The ability for the public to find them doesn't exist.." 30:39 How do you approach grassroots organising? 32:25 "Colonial history has destabilized our autonomous relationships with nature and each other.. grass roots aims to empower local people to push back.." 43:58 When did you realize Web3 would be critical in your mission? after hitting walls in fundraising etc and realizing we need each other 48:46 "Bloom network is a peer to peer action network for regenerative cultures" 48:58 What does this regenerative culture look like and why the need for peer to peer? 49:02 "Indigenous cultures are naturally peer to peer..." 50:55 The crucial role of Web3 and peer to peer in regenerative economies 51:56 "Through Web3 we can create our own subsidization and value systems..community driven..not centralized corporate extraction.." 52:38 Rio Bloom example 54:57 Urban/rural relationships 55:37 How do communities feedback learning into the Bloom network? 01:01:55 What's one thing someone on the ground can do to help the Bloom Network? Follow Magenta and check out Bloom Network: https://twitter.com/magentaceiba magenta@bloomnetwork.org newlocalbloom@gmail.com -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/johnx25bd Thanks to Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com  
01:05:48
March 29, 2022
Episode 9: Regen Network with Gregory Landua
Episode 9: Regen Network with Gregory Landua
On episode 9 of ReFi Podcast we chat with Gregory Landua, CEO and Cofounder of Regen Network. He's been influential in building the core foundational aspects of the Regenerative finance movement, and is credited by many for coining the term ReFi... Some of the topics we jump into: 00:00 Intro 02:29 What was the origin of Regen network? Galapagos goat ecology 08:00 When did you become aware of Crypto? "First started discussing bitcoin back in 2009.." 11:31 wrote regenerative enterprise 15:39 "At this point i'm all in..lets see what it looks like to build this.." 16:26 "I started asking how would the social process be connected to an ecological process of regeneration..and Regen was born out of that question.. " 19:29 "I've long hoped we could build infrastructure so it serves to regenerate cultural connect with the world.." 23:57 Backbone of Regen explained 30:36 Multiple methodologies in a credit class 31:39 Who plays the role of the verifiers?  32:52 "We wanted it to be possible for communities to self verify.." 33:42 Do eco credits have to meet vera and gold standard crediting standards? 38:18 "The foundation for ecological health stewarded by indigenous people..make sure they are at choice of participation.." 39:48 Sovereign choice of Web3 participation 43:24 Who are the key partners to help direct climate financing in the right direction? 46:40 "A big part on what we focus on.. creating credit classes" 48:00 "Easier to measure impacts on flooding/erosion than carbon soil cycle.." 49:46 Is there a minimum limit on size of land to take part in the carbon plus grassland methodology? 53:00 What are the incentives within regen for say, farmers to take up regenerative practices? "In the initial carbon grassland pilot 85% of payment went to farmer.." 58:48 "In our early days we referred to regenerative incentives as reverse mining.." 01:00:00 "Reinvention of value..regenerative finance revolution..ecological health = wealth.. " 01:02:28 The demand side of the equation 01:05:13 "Carbon offsets should be understood to be the first baby step towards a more radical reinvention of finance and money that starts to re-embed humans in the larger planetary carbon cycle in a culturally and socially conscious way." 01:06:28 Who are the actors in Regen and what are the incentives? 01:10:19 "Ecological assets are the most important assets of the 21st century, if we get this wrong we're toast..when the stakes are that high people change.." 01:12:17 What's one thing people can do to get involved in Regen network? Follow Gregory and check out Regen Network: https://twitter.com/gregory_landua https://twitter.com/regen_network https://www.regen.network -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/johnx25bd Thanks to Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com  
01:16:38
March 22, 2022
Episode 8: MakerDAO with Rune Christensen
Episode 8: MakerDAO with Rune Christensen
On episode 8 of ReFi Podcast we chat with Rune Christensen, cofounder of MakerDAO. Rune's history with Crypto goes way back to the early days of Bitcoin. We chat through his approved proposal for clean money on the Maker forum and how DAI can be used to support the climate and much more besides... Some of the topics we jump into: 00:00 Intro          01:44 What do you do to regenerate yourself? 04:40 Where did the vision for clean money come from?                      Sovereignty of crypto was awesome.. 07:20 Rollercoaster experiences through crashes 08:00 Volatility in market lead to need for money equivalent stablecoin 12:30 Can financial censorship be an appropriate tool to use? 18:25 When did you become aware that addressing climate change was the right course for DeFi? 23:22 Climate danger more about psychology than physics 25:20 Greenwashing 27:33 Any core weaknesses within DeFi for making a difference? 31:46 Unpacking how real world assets, natural capital connects with the DAI stablecoin 38:00 MakerDAO explained 40:40 What should you do with the power of DeFi 41:45 West going crazy for stablecoins 43:26 Value into dollars, going to unsustainable business.. 45:30 The more you put into fiat, the more you're funding unsustainability 49:00 Reaction of community using Maker for climate impact? 51:15 Clean money proposal being accepted 53:14 It's called clean money not green or sustainable etc to avoid greenwashing.. 57:00 The goal is telling people what if you could make a real difference with your money instead of paper straws B.S 59:00 Reprogramming the financial system.. 59:56 The core mechanics of the governance process and what's being learned 01:02:20 The opportunity of clean money.. 01:07:40 Voter committee concept 01:10:10 The problem with Maker 01:11:25 For a DAO to work.. 01:15:50 What's one thing people can do today to help the clean money vision? Follow Rune and check out MakerDAO: https://twitter.com/runekek https://twitter.com/MakerDAO https://makerdao.com -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow: https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/johnx25bd Thanks to Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
01:18:35
March 15, 2022
Episode 7: Flori Ventures with Tomer Bariach
Episode 7: Flori Ventures with Tomer Bariach
On episode 7 of ReFi Podcast, we are joined by Tomer Bariach, general partner of Flori Ventures. Tomer is a pioneer of token economics and opens our minds to how crypto can be used to enable a universal basic income. He also offers some challenging questions on the area of token incentives we are creating ourselves on our journey to scaling the carbon market on chain... Some of the topics we jump into: 00:00 Intro 01:14  Tomer's education and path to Flori 07:40 How does Celo resonate with you? 09:50 What thesis' are you working on at Flori? 13:00 Why is decentralization so important? "I trust a well designed incentive structure economies more than people" 16:30 the role incentives play in influencing behaviors   20:09 what do you see happening in this while ReFi movement? only way we understand value is to consume/destroy 22:40 natural capital currencies, backing with the health of the forest 24:47 3 pillars of ReFi 29:12 Unpacking UBI 31:45 "you are a human being, you are giving our economy value.." 35:25 How do we get UBI into the mainstream? 39:26 Which projects are making the biggest impact on the ground an in communities? 43:14 how do we mitigate against double accounting in carbon markets? 1. decentralized verification - wikipedia/encyclopedia 2. Fungibility 3. carbons into the ground per block for bitcoin style curve, gold rush for sequestering carbon 49:33 Who else is trying to crack measurement and verification reporting? 51:21 Do you like sharing your ideas? "its in my interest to share my ideas" 53:15 What do you think of on the ecology of money?  58:28 What primitive crypto economic mechanisms are you excited about? 01:01:18 What interests you in under collateralized loans? "getting money to people on the ground who have no other reasonable access.." "community credit score.." 01:09:00 top  under collateralized models  01:11:00 summary of chat and closing thoughts on the ReFi movement Connect with Tomer and check out Flori Ventures: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomer-bariach-496a2b48 https://www.floriventures.com -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/johnx25bd Thanks to Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
01:15:01
March 11, 2022
Episode 6: On Growth, with Rebecca Mqamelo
Episode 6: On Growth, with Rebecca Mqamelo
On episode 6 of ReFi Podcast we chat with @rebecca_mqamelo from Zerion. She shares her deep knowledge and research findings on community backed currencies, diversity, inclusion, and the gift: the economy of reciprocation. Some of the topics we jump into: 00:00 Intro 02:37 About Rebecca 05:09 Rebecca - "I really care about understanding where one comes from, this is tied to my identity.." 06:09 Rebecca - "i'm really passionate about my continent and what it means to be global and African.." 09:13 What are the choices we are making now for future generations? 10:25 Rebecca - "What does a world look like where evverything is tokenized?.. 11:39 Rebecca - "Our sense of value is influenced by this noise...empathize value through carbon credits etc.." 15:19 The background, value and importance of Zerion 17:12 Rebecca -"Zerion was the first DeFi aggregator to integrate Uniswap... Now it's a portal to all decentralized finance.." 18:39 Rebecca - "Whether you are a first time investor or a degen of five years it gives you clarity across different wallets.." 19:29 Rebecca - "We went from tokens, to NFTs, now we're indexing wallets.." 20:55 What have you learned from your experiences working in different communities and projects? 24:18 Rebecca - "In all the research I've done...The biggest thing is whatever token you are building there need to be an on the ground element.." 26:03 What happens when there isn't an on the ground component? 33:32 Local currencies being reflective of their culture 34:33 Rebecca - "In the past our identity was defined by our physical surroundings.. now those physical barriers are gone..now tokens are being tied to identity.." 37:58 How do we think about money as a language? 43.25 Diversity and representation within the crypto community 44:56 Rebecca - "People underestimate how the narrative is still malleable...but we focus too much on the financial side its alienated people..branding problem.." 46:24 Rebecca - "If you want people to use a currency make sure the builders are representing the people you are going after.." 49:03 What roles do investors play in all this? 51:02 Rebecca - "If everybody did have a wallet, what would the needs be?..."(Changing available opportunities, onboarding etc) 54:03 What role do indigenous land stewards play in healing the Earth and creating communities of care? 55:10 - Rebecca - "There is a reality that climate change is happening..and there are people who have taken up the challenge of protecting whats there.." 57:36 How do we collectively make sense of what matters? 01:01:13 Rebecca - "A $10 bill doesn't tell you how it got to you..Crypto gives us the ability to do that.." 01:05:14 Gift relationships and the realization of inter-dependance 01:05:58 Rebecca - "Gifting is at the core of all human relationships..." 01:11:07 What can people do to help you or Web3 movement/ReFi? Follow Rebecca and check out Zerion: https://www.rebeccamqamelo.com https://twitter.com/rebecca_mqamelo https://zerion.io -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/johnx25bd Thanks to Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com  
01:15:19
March 08, 2022
Episode 5: Celo and cLabs with Markus Franke
Episode 5: Celo and cLabs with Markus Franke
On the 5th episode of ReFi Podcast, we sit with Markus Franke. We hear about cLabs and the vision for Celo—a mobile-first blockchain.  We discuss natural capital backed currencies, universal basic income, and so much more. Some of the topics we jump into: 00:00 Intro 01:10 What is Celo and cLabs? 01:51 Celo is a layer 1 blockchain... 05:09 What piece of this puzzle are you involved in? 07:51 Markus "How can we build nature backed currencies on Celo?..." 09:27 Building a simple inclusive mobile system 11:31 Markus "the user experience is very important.." 16:33 What's being built on Celo right now that's redesigning financial systems? 18:11 Markus "kickstarter are decentralising and using Celo.." 21:26 Why is DeFi liquidity good for inclusion? 23:50 Markus "if theres strong liquidity in DeFi then people everywhere can get a loan on Celo" 25:45 How are you making liquidity sustainable on Celo? 27:26 Markus "from the start Defi had a mission to make defi accessible to any mobile user...." 28:59 Markus "this can be used to finance universal income.." 30:19 Markus "this opens up so many possibilities, having something like kickstarter on the blockchain... economic value is created in a sustainable way" 30:51 Empowering people to participate in the financial systems while mitigating risks 35:59 Markus "when we built the protocol we built a simulation...to learn...to see stability..." 37:45 Provo project 39:19 Markus "provo allows banks to try the technology..." 40:09 Can you see your stable coin portfolio sit along side with central bank digital currencies? 40:35 Markus the amazing thing about this technology is it finally allows for competition between currency..innovation..haven't seen innovation for 200 years..." 42:59 The current state of money 45.29 where does money actually come from? 50:09 natural backed currencies in the regenerative system 53:44 Markus "backing money with trees...what we want to see more of..." 54:35 Setting the right financial incentives in nature 58:49 Bringing the natural capital assets on chain 01:04:12 johnx25bd drops some alpha on Astra protocol 01:12:40 Markus "It was interesting to see with NFTs...nature and trees can be NFTs..." 01:13:18 The opportunity in the ReFi movement to redesign money to regenerate the environment 01:16:56 Why should people build on Celo?   Follow Markus and check out cLabs and Celo: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-f-82242028/ https://clabs.co/ https://celo.org/   -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto  https://twitter.com/johnx25bd Thanks to Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production:  https://feedignite.com
01:20:39
March 03, 2022
Episode 4: On Community with Vivek & Andy from Kernel
Episode 4: On Community with Vivek & Andy from Kernel
On episode 4 of ReFi podcast, John and I are joined by Vivek and Andy from Kernel. They take us on a deep dive into the philosophies and ideas that are instilled into the foundations of Kernel, an online community that helps people get up to speed with Web3, with the importance of human relationships at it's core.   0:00 - Intro 03:00 - Vivek, where did you two first encounter each other? 07:00 - Andy how was it meeting Vivek for the first time? 12:17 - From friends to Kernel 12:50 - Vivek's backstory and college experience 17:41 - starting Kernel 24:49 - Why is Web3 enabling this new expression of the self? 36:00 - Andy's take on the individual and the collective 43:47 - The 3 pillars of ReFi 53:41 - The limits of fixed metrics 01:00:00 -What mitigation can we build against emergent threats as we build new types of money? 01:09:17 - How can web3 respond to systemic issues to create communities of care?  01:17:00 - Building-in the ability to build policy into the protocol 01:21:50 - You cannot break the law on Ethereum 01:29:00 - How have you built this thriving Kernel community? 01:35:06 - What is the purpose of finance? 01:40:00 - What can ReFi do to help Kernel? -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/johnx25bd   Thanks to Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com
01:41:45
March 01, 2022
Episode 3: Scaling Forestry with Open Forest Protocol
Episode 3: Scaling Forestry with Open Forest Protocol
On the third episode of ReFi Podcast, we sit with Michael Kelly & Fred Fournier from Open Forest Protocol. Discussing the new and emerging technologies they are pioneering to overcome the hurdles of MRV (Measurement, reporting and verification) of forestry projects. Some of the topics we jump into: - How did OFP start? 01:07 - It's a collaborative space 06:30 - Overview of OFP 07:16 - Are there third party registries that act in this system? 12:00 - What's been your experience engaging with smaller and medium scale projects? 15:13 - The economic model: What are the economic incentives for people to use your protocol?  19:30 - Validators policing against the chance of any anomalous activity 24:00 - How do you see the potential land to be forested and economic opportunity? 27:23 - The capacity to tokenize natural capital 30:48 - The trade-off between data storage and resource constrained blockchain environments 33:10 - The scope for new partners to learn the system from MRV to Blockchain and beyond 41:10 -  How does your annual validating check-in help with the capital flow? 43:19 - Does OFP produce carbon credit tokens that we can buy? 50:35 - Is there a risk of double accounting? 55:30 - The 2 pronged "Collateral Area" system of validation 58:30 - Addressing the oracle problem, bringing true information on to the blockchain 01:07:40 - What can the ReFi community do to help the cause? 01:11:57 - The experience of building the OFP community 01:16:12 - Reaching out to indigenous people and inviting them to participate in the system 01:20:27 -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist  https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto  https://twitter.com/johnx25bd Thanks to Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production:  https://feedignite.com
01:28:04
February 24, 2022
Episode 2: On Inclusion with Sumedha Deshmukh
Episode 2: On Inclusion with Sumedha Deshmukh
On the second episode of the ReFi Podcast we sit with Sumedha Deshmukh to discuss inclusion within the web3/crypto community.    Some of the topics we jump into:   - What are the problems? 4:10 - What are the opportunities to redesign the system using DeFi? 8:36 - The risks involved 13:15 - Why crypto is so exclusive 16:48 - “Progressive inclusion” 23:07 - Will financial incentives help with inclusion? 29:50 - Protecting natural resources 37:05 - The “story of the self” 44:10 - What’s measured, matters 49:14 - “How do we measure the world” 57:14 - The speciation of money 1:03:43 - Financial identities 1:13:49 - What’s the purpose of a bank? 1:17:16 - Deprecating currency 1:21:00   -------------------------------------------- Join the conversation on Twitter, follow https://twitter.com/ReFiDAOist https://twitter.com/climateXcrypto https://twitter.com/johnx25bd   Thanks to Feed Ignite for the podcast and micro-content production: https://feedignite.com 
01:26:20
February 17, 2022
Episode 1: Welcome to The ReFi Podcast
Episode 1: Welcome to The ReFi Podcast
Welcome to the first episode of the ReFi Podcast! In it we give a quick background about ourselves and jump straight into: - The empirical basis for climate change - What is web3? - What is ReFi?   After listening to this initial episode you should debunk the myth that crypto is bad for the planet and recognize that there are incredibly powerful tools in web3 that can be used to scale meaningful climate action.  
01:33:00
February 12, 2022
Trailer: ReFi Podcast Season One
Trailer: ReFi Podcast Season One
Introducing the ReFi Podcast - A series of conversations with luminaries working at the forefront of the regenerative finance movement - reinventing money to address the climate crisis at scale. John E, John X, and friends make sense of the people, technology, and ideas that will propel humanity forward. John Ellison is a a social entrepreneur and behavior designer exploring how to best fight the climate crisis. johnx25bd is helping build a brighter future for humanity, focused on emerging technologies including consensus networks, smart contracts, and spatial and location data.
02:22
February 03, 2022