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Shaping the Future of Finance
Blockchainsure's mission is to ensure next-generation monetary systems benefit all of humanity.
The system is failing. Rising inequality. Democratic backsliding. Disastrous flooding, fires, and violent crime. Billions of people aren't just disillusioned – they're sure things will get worse.
Protecting lives and livelihoods in the face of so many critical threats requires astronomical sums of money – trillions of dollars annually by some estimates. Existing institutions alone can't deliver at this scale. We need radical, game-changing innovation.
We need a financial moonshot.
In this context, complementary monetary systems are a promising mechanism to unlock deep pools of latent value that can meet humanity's enormous financial needs.
Across history, impoverished communities have adopted alternative currencies – also known as complementary currencies – to stimulate economic growth. While extraordinarily effective at local levels, concerns around counterfeiting and user trust have traditionally limited their reach.
Today, blockchains have ushered in a new era of financial innovation, allowing us, for the first time, to deploy complementary currencies at scale. Their distributed ledger architecture solves the scalability limitations of traditional complementary currencies through a transparent consensus protocol, making digital transactions tamper-proof and "trustless." In addition, smart contracts, which enable automatic execution of transactions on blockchains, can provide a new level of flexibility and programmability to currencies.
This level of innovation means complementary currencies can now be used as a powerful financial mechanism to shape our collective destiny.
Blockchainsure will attempt to build technologies for provably sustainable and fairer monetary systems.
We believe careful research and the strategic deployment of monetary technologies can resolve systemic inequalities affecting billions of people. But new frontiers require new thinking.
Blockchainsure is a new type of startup: an interdisciplinary exploration organization, combining high-impact research with precise technological deployments to re-organize monetary systems in ways that are disproportionately beneficial to the world.