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Finding Purpose in Web 3, Rene of Celo

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Finding purpose in Web 3 with Rene Reinsberg

April 2020

Posted by

Jamie Burke

CEO and Founder

Over his career he has cultivated a powerful ecosystem of corporate partners, investors and government agencies to help the Outlier’s portfolio scale effectively earning their trust from a frank and honest approach to the space....read more

Jamie discusses the importance of purpose to mobilise communities in Web 3 with Rene Reinsberg, social entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Celo. 

Posted by Jamie Burke - April 2020

April 2020

Posted by

Jamie Burke

CEO and Founder

Over his career he has cultivated a powerful ecosystem of corporate partners, investors and government agencies to help the Outlier’s portfolio scale effectively earning their trust from a frank and honest approach to the space....read more

Rene shares Celo’s intense social mission to finally deliver on the decade long promise for crypto-currencies to achieve genuine financial inclusion when compared to Libra and how he convinced some of Silicon Valley’s largest VCs like A16z that it was good business. He talks about how this mission gave them the discipline to focus on delivering what was truly important to make a more efficient financial system that gets money to parts of the economy that need it most, and deliver on a mobile first platform solution based upon secure and stable digital currencies. We also discuss the power of programmable money to finally make innovations like local currencies and digital cooperatives mainstream.

Key themes:

  • The importance of usability and user experience
  • Different organizational models
  • The impact of Covid-19 on the adoption of new technology and society
  • The importance of the community around a project