Çagla Salmensuu's visit to COALA LEX workshop. It was the first time my flight was ever cancelled. Florence had been under heavy fog the day I was flying and the second stretch of my journey from Frankfurt was cancelled sometime around midnight after we’ve boarded the plane. The majority of passengers were Italians and they [...]
On the 28th of November Arvosakomo coop organized a local currency workshop that gathered around 15 people in the idyllic Sysmä Theater House. The workshop was an event adjunct to Sysmä's plan to launch a local coin in 2018. It was hosted together with the municipality of Sysmä. The local currency experiment will start with [...]
“Blockchain Experiment Starting: Can local currency become new strength of Helsinki?
Teaser of the event from week ago! Here is clip of the talks held in the seminar morning. https://youtu.be/8xAdWxe0xVQ They are both in Finnish and in English and therefore we (soon) will provide a transcript of the Finnish clips in the comments below. You can also find the whole seminar: https://youtu.be/n0NwG4EU2pI or jump directly to [...]
Last week we visited Finnish tax administration headquarters, for the first time. We had been planning such a meeting for a couple of months, but nothing concrete had happened until one day I noticed that one of their analysts, Ville, had peeked at me in LinkedIn, leading to us inviting ourselves there. I was overwhelmed. [...]
Democracy is in crisis, or at least so we are told. Here in Finland, we had the so-called Parliament of the Future yesterday at Porvoo, with speeches from Jeremy Heimans, Pia Mancini, and others. Even the government of Finland held its first public cabinet meeting ever there. Now, according to Wikipedia, democracy is a system of [...]
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