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RCAST 116 – Guest Ward Stirrat – Community Credyts, Transkarbon – [Climate & Coordination] Dec 4 2020

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Today’s guest was Ward Stirrat, a Canadian decentralist and entrepreneur. We discussed the fires and power shutoffs in California, soil as a carbon sequestration solution, and Ward also spoke about his work in blockchain and cooperatives.

Ward Stirrat links:

https://ca.linkedin.com/in/wardstirrat

https://medium.com/@ward.stirrat

https://www.credyts.net/

https://www.transkarbon.com/

0:00:00 – INTRO

0:02:42 – Nora – Bond Fire – near Orange County, California https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsn… https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn….

0:07:21 – Greg – no powerlines in English countryside

0:08:19 – Ward – Transkarbon

0:23:30 – Ward Stirrat – Formal introduction –

0:24:42 – Ward’s LinkedIn bio

0:26:14 – Ward’s history in blockchain

0:33:54 – Core idea of Credyts

0:37:10 – Greg – Brief explanation of RChain’s Last Finalized State – horizontal and vertical scaling – hardware in throughput out

0:39:38 – Ward – inverting the power dynamic

0:44:41 – Greg – big shifts / small shifts – RChain goal – making tools that empower people, doesn’t necessarily mean that people will use them.

0:47:43 – Looking at other things that have been successful. Douglas Rushkoff – “Find the Others” All about small groups of people with common interests getting together to make stuff happen.