Ethereum is a dwelling entity, distributed throughout time and area, accessible via our screens and communication gadgets. What offers it life are the myriad human relationships which have change into intertwined with the roots, branches, and leaves of the Ethereum state tree. This single tree encodes immense worth, digital property, and dapp utility — not an insignificant slice of human exercise.
However the people who at the moment give Ethereum life don’t signify all people — many gaps throughout cultures, nationalities, and sophistication have to be bridged. The use instances and novel options which have to date been developed and marketed and touted by web3 builders don’t but signify the true potential of Ethereum to allow human flourishing — we’ve got not but scratched the floor of risk area.
We consider that the visionaries are on the market. We consider that those that perceive and work towards coordination failure can see glimpses of hope. They’ve levers with which they intend to maneuver the world, and Ethereum could possibly be their fulcrum. For Ethereum to achieve the subsequent billion people it should change into helpful not only for the techno-optimists, however for everybody on this messy, difficult, human planet.
We consider that it is potential to make use of Ethereum to enhance the lives of billions of individuals. However we want extra than simply expertise — we want new methods of fascinated with how people work together with one another and with their surroundings. We’d like new tales to inform, new visions for a greater future, and new methods of expressing our values in code.
The Subsequent Billion Fellowship on the Ethereum Basis is a seek for tales: Tales that encourage us to give attention to the necessary issues, to search out steadiness and equity in the way in which we go about fixing our issues, and to push deeper into the mysteries of human cooperation.
We’re in search of changemakers, visionaries, and pragmatists. We’re in search of tales that signify one of the best of ourselves, to higher think about a world through which we take the instruments at hand, roll up our sleeves, and start the lengthy and troublesome work of pulling the world out of a coordination dying spiral.
It is okay to begin with experiments, pilots, and analysis. Tales of invalidated hypotheses, underestimated challenges, and misaligned incentives are terribly priceless within the quest for brand new programs of change. We’re nonetheless in the beginning of a really lengthy journey into unknown territory — map-making is a troublesome and worthwhile endeavor.
Fellows could possibly be working as people, or as a part of a much bigger group. Some fellows may be constructing immediately, designing and testing new technologies that work to solve age-old problems. Others may need a special interest in a particular human context, researching and sharing their findings with different builders within the Ethereum neighborhood to assist them design higher options. There aren’t any strict necessities for a Subsequent Billion Fellowship undertaking save one: earnesty.
Subsequent Billion Fellows needs to be on a private quest. The Fellowship is neither the start nor the tip of their journey, however it could present some help that permits a fellow to get nearer to formidable goals. Regardless of the undertaking, whomever the man, the search have to be rooted within the curiosity of public good.
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Subsequent Billion Fellowship cohort 3 will start in late June 2023. In case you are working to make a distinction on the planet utilizing Ethereum, please visit our website and submit your utility by April 28, 2023. We’ll overview all submissions and choose candidates who’ve concepts that may have a big effect on humanity via Ethereum-enabled options or protocols that align with public good goals.
The Fellowship Program supplies mentorship from related consultants, entry to sources from the Ethereum Basis & Ethereum neighborhood, monetary help, and alternatives for networking and media publicity.
Workforce Subsequent Billion on the Ethereum Basis works to search out the enablers and blockers of Ethereum’s subsequent billion customers. We scout the sides of public good risk area in search of new use instances, contexts, and communities that point out how Ethereum may change into a instrument of and for the subsequent billion.