Blockchain Radicals 8 Week Course

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Interested in learning about the radical political potential of blockchains and cryptocurrency?  Join us for an 8-week course focused on the book "Blockchain Radicals: How Capitalism Ruined Crypto and How to Fix It" by Joshua Davila aka The Blockchain Socialist

Led by the author, this course will help those who are interested in learning more about crypto to get up to speed while cutting through the bullshit and as well help those already in the space to understand their work from a political lens. Expect deep group discussions with high caliber people, and insights into the book's main concepts. Explore the impact of capitalism on crypto, discuss solutions,build community and discover how blockchain can be a tool for collective autonomy and positive change. 

For each session we will be covering one or two chapters in the book to dive deep in to the concepts and topics mentioned throughout and beforehand will give additional readings and guiding questions to prepare for the session.

Session Details:

  • Kick-off Date & Time: Monday, February 19, from 7-8 pm CET
  • Frequency: Weekly for 8 weeks (Dates: Feb 19, 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 15)
  • Time: 7 pm CET on Mondays
  • Cost: $50 with a $10 rebate in BREAD a post-capitalist crypto token from Breadchain Cooperative at the end of the course

Course Outline

Session 1: Introduction and Chapter 1 (Feb 19th)
Session 2: Chapters 2 and 3 (Feb 26th)
Session 3: Chapter 4 and 5 (March 4th)
Session 4: Chapter 6 and 7 (March 11th)
Session 5: Chapter 8 and 9 (March 18th)
Session 6: Chapter 10 (March 25th)
Session 7: Chapter 11 and 12 (April 1st)
Session 8: Conclusion (March 8th)

Blurb on Blockchain Radicals

Over the last decade, blockchains and crypto have opened up a new terrain for political action. It is not surprising, however, that the crypto space has also become overrun by unscrupulous marketing, theft and scams. The problem is real, but it isn’t a new one. Capitalism has ruined crypto, but that shouldn’t be the end of it.

Blockchain Radicals shows us how this has happened, and how to fix crypto in a way that is understandable for those who have never owned a cryptocurrency as well as those who are building their own decentralised applications. Covering everything from how Bitcoin saved WikiLeaks to decentralised finance, worker cooperatives, the environmental impact of Bitcoin and NFTs, and the crypto commons, it shows how these new tools can be used to challenge capitalism and build a better world for all of us.

While crypto is often thought of as being synonymous with unbridled capitalism, Blockchain Radicals shows instead how the technology can and has been used for more radical purposes, beyond individual profit and towards collective autonomy.

“An important complement to the existing narratives about the technology.” - Vitalik Buterin

"This is a fascinating, provocative, and illuminating view on blockchains that makes a strong case for taking them seriously as a possible tool of liberation.” - Nick Srnicek

"This book is the entrance into crypto for political radicals.” - Amir Taaki

Buy the book here: https://linktr.ee/blockchainradicals

Audiobook: https://tantor.com/blockchain-radicals-joshua-dvila.html 

Ebook: https://repeaterbooks.com/product/blockchain-radicals-how-capitalism-ruined-crypto-and-how-to-fix-it/ 

Telegram: https://t.me/blockchainradicals 

Discord: https://cryptoleftists.xyz/ 

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