Transdisciplinary research in the cryptocurrency space

So, this is an idea that I just had. Thought I would post it here to get
some feedback and hopefully find people with similar interests…

The idea is about creating an organisation that organises transdisciplinary
research in the cryptocurrency space and how it can intergrate with established societal structures… So many pieces and tools are forming. It is time to start looking at how to connect all the parts to make a beautiful contribution to the global society as is goes through a transition to sustainability! I would personally love to work with that!

Best


Rural
Institute for Transdisciplinary Research on Possibilities and Policy
Requirements for new Financial Infrastructure based on Cryptographic
Techniques (RITRPPRFICT) [ritter & perfect]

The institute
organises research on the complex problem of developing new financial
solutions that enable sustainable development in both rural and urban
environments while at the same time creating stability and resilience on
domestic and international financial markets. These solutions are also
governance friendly in the sense that they negotiate respectfully with
the legal authorities in local, national and international policy
environments.The guiding values of the institute are autonomy, clarity,
mercifulness and pragmatism. The work of the center is inspired by other
organisations in the movement of transdisciplinary research and adheres
to the charter of transdisciplinarity from 1994.

Five domains of inquiry are defined in the following way:

  1. Geography, institutions and other stake holders
    The
    system here is the earth, the local communities, nation states, and the
    national and transnational organisations that regulate financial
    markets. The following institutions are initially identified as pivotal:
    BIS, the national central banks, private banks, the legislative state
    structure with the tax authorities and other govering bodies.

  2. Current technical opportunities
    With
    a situation of computers in a lot villages and homes - there is the
    possibility to construct software through which private persons can take
    some responsibility for supporting financial infrastructure and their
    own processing of financial transaction and storage of monetary value.
    Enabling technologies are protocols such as MaidSafe, Ripple, and
    Bitcoin. With these technologies banks and private citizens can
    collaborate in a system that promotes financial security and stability.

  3. Software applications for a bank at home
    The
    application will perform the three basic funtions of money: to store,
    measure and enable purchusing things both online and in stores. It
    contributes to financial stability through an automated portfolio
    balancing strategy that is geared towards sustaining the stability on
    currencies in the system as a whole. The application recieves data from
    the outside world regarding value of products in different currencies as
    well as changes in value of currencies in relation to eachother.

  4. The transnational arena for financial transactions including currency speculation
    From
    the perspective of the local, a global perspective is developed. Here
    the questions concern international institutions such as the BIS and the
    IMF and their relationships with nation states and local communities.
    The impact of large speculative financial flows are considered and
    issues of national debt and forreign aid are analyzed.

  5. A fifth
    prism for analysis is the uban-rural perspective. Possibilities of
    synergies between the pulsating cultural and manufacturing life of the
    city and the beautiful and food producing environments of the
    countryside are explored.


So, why do I want to do this?

What I have been doing to get nice things done is to join movements, taking part in organizing meetings and conferences.

So here is an intruction of me as I enter into the cryptocurrency space. I started learning about bitcoin and related topics in 2013 during a period when I was busy renovating a house. I used resting time to listen to all sorts of podcasts and reading white papers. In 2008 I entered into a very serious and deep relationship with my now ex wife. Prior to that I had been active in the social forum movement and the global justice movement doing some programming work and applying my knowledge from academia in improving the world. I was part of organising a local social forum in the university town where I was resident and I was a student of engineering, development and environment studies and sociology. This combination proved very good for me in getting a perspective on the very difficult situation we face together on this planet. I spent most of my active time learning about the world and it´s problems. After a while all the problems seemed overwhelming and I choose to spend some years off learning about the world affairs, instead focusing on building a family and some stable platform for my self. I worked with renovating a house and some taking care of mainly autistic people also educating my self about special needs education and the science of consciousness and participatory approaches to social science or so called natural sociology. One of the basic problems I had identified during studying environment and development issues where the inherent unfairness and instability of the monetary and financial systems. So learning about bitcoin and later other technologies based on cryptography made me very relieved and happy. Now there was finally all the technological components in place to make the world enter a trajectory of sustainable development. So having the experience of getting lovely work done in collaboration in the social forum movement, I decided that the movement for me in which all of my skills can come into play is the transdisciplinary movement. In this emerging space people who share values and ways of working can come together to somehow solve at least the most pressing systemic problems facing us today… On a final note - and I am not kidding - I would just like to add that a sense of humour has been one of the things that has helped me to really enjoy these turbulent times. That is why I propose as a method for problem solving as well as the more linear and problem oriented strategies of disciplinary science to include also the more chaordic and strange ways of transdisciplinarity.

Here is a beautiful text on transdisciplinarity: http://ciret-transdisciplinarity.org/moral_project.php