Wassim on “Let’s Talk ETC” Podcast (Autumn 2018)

Recently re-uploaded to our YouTube Channel is a conversation Wassim had with Prof. Christian Seberino of Let’s Talk ETC podcast, following his appearance at the 2018 Ethereum Classic Summit. Among the topics covered were Wassim’s background, Forkonomy as an analytical lens to understand possible futures of blockchain-archtected networks and the Reaching Everyone initative to widen access to cryptocurrencies with particular emphasis on the economically and politically disadvantaged.

20/12/18 “The Secret Lives of Cryptocurrencies” talk at Genesis Block Hong Kong



Wassim will be delivering a new talk entitled “The Secret Lives of Cryptocurrencies” at Genesis Block Hong Kong on Thursday 20th December. Do register your attendance if you’re coming at the link below.


22/10/18 How To DAO #2 Panel @ Web3 Summit, Berlin

Wassim is joining Horatii Partners‘ “How to DAO #2” event at Web3 Summit in Berlin next week. Talking “DAOs and Dont’s” at Web3Summit in Hackerspace Node 10, Monday 22nd October 4-5pm.

Forkonomy and Reaching Everyone head to the Ethereum Classic Summit in Seoul Sep 2018


Wassim speaks at the Ethereum Classic Summit in Seoul, Korea on September 12-13.

In addition to a presentation on implications of Forkonomy for ETC, Wassim will also participate in a panel discussion on the topic of censorship resistance and immutability as informed by Reaching Everyone.

More information can be found on the ETC Summit website. Though tickets are no longer available, the event will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Slides – http://etcsummit.pllel.com

Talk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_7f16_29Mc&t=1s

Censorship-Resistance & Immutability Panel with Anthony Lusardi, Alison Alexis, Kong Gao, Virgil Griffith



Project Update: Reaching Everyone

Next actions: More script & tool PoCs, UX/UI and HW research.

Reaching Everyone Article Series (co-authors Matt B & Wassim Alsindi)

Part 1: The Need for Sound Money Outside the Wealthiest Territories. Read at In The Mesh / Hacker Noon

Part 2: Resilience, Censorship-resistance and the Bitcoin Blockchain. Read at In The Mesh / Hacker Noon

Part 3: soon!

Part 4: soon

Slides from Chainhack, Lisbon:


28/3/18 “Crypto-Asset Portfolios” Seminar

Next event: Wednesday 28th March 6-8pm, Crypto-Asset Portfolios Seminar


Wassim and the D-Soc collective will be hosting a seminar exploring the construction of crypto-asset portfolios. Though the principles of risk and return are consistent with legacy finance, as an immature asset class cryptographic tokens do not yet possess an ecosystem of financial products designed for exposure to a weighted basket of assets for retail and institutional investors. A handful of informal indices exist but without consensus on network valuation metrics the decision on which tokens to include and in what weighting is not straightforward. We apply existing and novel approaches to portfolio construction and discuss the latest results from our intramural virtual portfolio contest.

29/01/18 “Crypto-Economics” Seminar

UPDATE AUG 2018. Video is now online and embedded below.


The next Decentralised Society event is upcoming in Glasgow. Pllel’s Wassim Alsindi will be presenting and participating in a Q&A session.

Monday 29th January 6pm, Crypto-Economics Seminar

A seminar on the emerging field of Crypto-Economics. In their short history, it has become evident that the financial dynamics of natively digital tokens such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are rather different to existing asset classes.

Since crypto-assets exhibit attributes of commodities, protocols, currencies and payment systems, some alternative theories by which these networks can be appraised of value will be discussed. Other novel concepts and key differences between security and token macroeconomics will be examined such as issuance mechanisms, supply schedules, governance, cyclicality and multiple units of account.

Places are limited so please arrive in good time and kindly give your ticket up if unable to attend. Places are allocated on first-come-first-served basis and latecomers may not be admitted.