We need consensus to tackle the looming problems of climate change and economic inequality. Digital tokens and blockchain technology could help us do just that. In this episode, we speak with Andrea Baronchelli, an Associate Professor of Mathematics at City, University of London. We ask him about his research on the token economy and how decentralized digital platforms will shape our future.

With the development of peer-to-peer networks like blockchain and Holochain, we are witnessing the birth of a new generation of the internet. There are myriad applications of this technology to revolutionize our data management, supply chains, social interactions, and economic systems. But, as with any technology, we have to be intentional in its design and application to avoid unwanted biases and outcomes. Shermin Voshmgir, founder of Token Kitchen and author of Token Economy, is committed to making this technology accessible to users without tech backgrounds, so we can all participate in deciding how it’s used.