Building on the success of the last two years, the Crypto Commons Association calls on commoners of all trades to flock to the Austrian Alps, one hour south of Vienna, to spend one week at the Commons Hub and debate the role of the Commons in Blockchain and beyond.
Despite this long bear market, the crypto space is evolving at the usual outstanding speed and demands us to take a breath and make sense of what’s going on: what are the lessons we can learn from the last year of experimentations in funding public goods through Gitcoin, Giveth, Future Quest, Breadchain, DaoDrops, Metacrisis? What about the burgeoning ReFi ecosystem and all those projects quietly buidling behind the scene? What about Data Unions, DeSci, UBI, post-blockchain, economic media, liberating structures and the social challenge of promoting plurality and diversity in the space?
Most importantly of all, are we doing our best to empower commoners and communities on the ground?
Join us and a curated group of professionals and projects that are spearheading the discussion on Commons on the blokchain, bring your unique perspective and experience, become part of our growing Commoners movement!
The gathering will be structured as follows
THEME AND ACTIVITIES
Arrivals and Contextualization
Coordi-Nations! Is it all about Coordi-Nation(s)? Balaji Srinivasan’s “Network State” proposal earlier this year saw widespread rejection based on its roots in the far-right Dark Enlightenment movement, but also its uncritical liaison with the nation state. Commons-oriented crypto philosophers instead champion ‘Coordi-Nations’ as “voluntary interwoven networks of communities, with aligned values and a shared identity[…, that] mutualise resources to redistribute them within the network and to engage in collective action, through participatory governance and interdepenedency between nodes”. Is this framework fit to catalyse the rise of the global commons? How can we embed it effectively in our narratives and strategies?
Collaborative Finance #CoFi After years of growth below the surface, the CoFi movement has finally come to the fore! The CCA’s CoFi Gathering in May 2023 has revealed and connected a rich ecosystem of projects and professionals committed to change the paradigm and practices of money through the powers of distributed credit issuance and clearing protocols. What are the challenges and priorities we need to focus on in the coming months to realize zero, the future of money?
Public Goods Funding The use of cryptoeconomic mechanisms to fund public goods and the Commons has gained significant momentum, with projects like Gitcoin, Giveth, Future Quest, Breadchain, DAO Drops, Metacrisis, Optimism, EnDAOment, and others leading the way. By analyzing these experiments, we seek to uncover valuable insights and leverage them to compound future progress.
On-Chain Governance Blockchain infrastructures have opened a new frontier of and design space for network politics. The ‘End of Politics’ has given way to the reality of complicated governance structures that increasingly reproduce the institutions they were designed to overcome, albeit in different form. Nevertheless, these systems come with distinctly new political economies that shape novel power structures. Their analysis and evaluation is thus of utmost importance for their conscious (re)design.
Regenerative Finance #ReFi The recent bear market’s impact on the evolution of the ReFi movement gives us the opportunity to assess the true value of innovations beyond climate financial hype. How do we ensure the regenerative protocols we are building and populating are both democratic and economically sound, serving the interests of the Commons Stewards while also rewarding impact investors?
Wrap up and Departures
Like the first two editions, CCG23 will take place at the Commons Hub, in Reichenau an der Rax, Austria.
If you intend to stay at the Hub during the event, make sure to reserve your spot early, as there’s a limited amount of space!
For more info about the Commons Hub and how to reach it, read at the bottom of this page!
To participate in Crypto Commons Gathering 2023 please fill in the reservation form, through the link below or in the pop-up on this page. Keep reading for info about fees and accommodation costs.
After you have filled in the form, you will be redirected to our Open Collective page to pay the attendance fee.
***vegetarian/vegan options and drinks included.
There are also many B&Bs and AirBnBs in the vicinity, if you choose that option you will have to book your own, so make sure to check beforehand. In the following section you will find a few starting links for ones our guests have already used in the past.
You can get to the Hub whenever you want before the event starts, and leave whenever you want after the event ends. Keep in mind food and accommodation prices still apply.
Use the toggle below to see how to reach the Commons Hub and read about external accommodation options.
How to reach the Commons Hub
The Commons Hub is located in Richard von Schoeller-Straße 9, 2651, Reichenau an der Rax, Austria.
You can use this Google Maps link to search for the fastest route from your starting point.
To plan your trip by train, we suggest using Trainline.
The nearest train station to the Hub is Payerbach-Reichenau Bahnof (”station” in German).
Keep in mind that Payerbach-Reichenau is a smaller station, and it might be more convenient, or faster, to search for trains heading to Vienna or Wiener Neustadt, and then getting a different train to reach Reichenau an der Rax.
If you are arriving in Vienna by plane, you can simply take the train route suggested by Maps. Try to avoid the CAT (City Airport Train), unless necessary — it’s a more expensive option that saves you only 10 minutes compared to the standard train.
Once you are at Payerbach-Reichenau train station, getting to the Hub is pretty simple:
- By Bus: you can buy a bus ticket from the station at this link. The Bus line is 341, and it should take fifteen minutes at most.
- By Taxi: if you are planning to arrive later than the last bus, or don’t want to take it, you can call a taxi. The price should be around €15. You can simply ask to be taken “to the church in Hirschwang”, since it’s very close to the Hub and a good reference point.
- Flackl-Wirt Taxi: +43 26665 2291
- Funk-Taxi Fritz Scharfegger: +43 2665 2200
- Walking: of course, nothing is stopping you from having a healthy walk up to the Hub! It’s only around 5km, an hour of walking more or less, and most of the route goes through nature.
If you think you are going to be too late for any service, make sure to contact us so we’ll be able to organize a car to come and get you!
Nearby external accommodation
You might want to book an external accommodation to which you can withdraw when our collective energy overwhelms you a bit, or if there are no more places to sleep in the Hub itself:
Offers affordable rooms and is about 10 minutes by foot.
About 4km from the Hub, so you'll need someone with a car, but the place might still be worth it - Princess Sisi used to stay there!
Within 5 minutes by foot, a little pricy but quite fancy.
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- Twitter: @CCommonsHub
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