Employee ownership comes in many guises, from broadly sharing equity in start-ups and tech firms, to worker coops, to ESOPs (employee stock ownership plans), the most common and powerful form of broad-based ownership. This panel will look at how these plans work technically, how to create them, and what impact they have on companies, communities […]
Libra, Celo, Stellar, Ripple. Join us for a deep dive conversation with these global payment platforms and digital currency creators to explore how these emerging technologies can actually address the needs of those excluded by the formal financial system versus providing just another way to buy a Whopper (Burger King started accepting Bitcoin, but only in Germany). How are they fostering an ecosystem for tech innovators? How can their tech be used? We want to use your live questions and comments to drive a conversation that gets us a step closer to creating a roadmap to an inclusive financial system for the world’s most vulnerable populations.
- Mercy Corps Ventures – early-stage impact investor
- Celo – an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone
- Libra – a global payment system and financial infrastructure
- Ripple – a global payment platform that uses blockchain technology and digital assets to enable financial institutions to send money across borders
Stellar – an open source, decentralized protocol for digital currency to fiat money transfers which allows cross-border transactions between any pair of currencies