Expert Selection: Decentralized Governance

Amin Rafiee - Decentralized Governance
Amin Rafiee - Decentralized Governance

Amin Rafiee

Amin has been working closely with the developers of some of the most hyped-about coins on the crypto market since 2013. He’s an active user of bitcoin communities and a respected member that is constantly involved with the dedicated developers and leaders of this exciting industry. With a keen eye for the latest advancements and a diverse background, including Industrial Design, Engineering, R&D, Marketing, International Business, Philosophy and Psychology, providing a strong foundation to understand and communicate with a large number of members across different fields. A regular speaker at Bitcoin conferences throughout Europe, Rafiee has been helping share the truth, freedom, and choice that Bitcoin and its partner platforms have to offer. The most recent example of this was through BITNATION’s refugee aid. Rafiee is an advocate of P2P and decentralization in an otherwise centralized world.

“This video involving one our founders, Erik Vollstädt, was covered by the German’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW). I believe this video really puts the concept of BITNATION and decentralized governance into an easily understandable notion. It also covers some basic information of the historical involvement of governments and progression of virtual states.”

“BITNATION was initiated by Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof in 2014. Since then it has really inspired thousands of minds around the world. This video shows her story, the concept and the global perspective from both a political and social perspective. A world that is unfairly determined by the geographical location of your birth.”

“This was a talk I did at the European Commission on the social benefits provided through BITNATON and other blockchain based platforms. It explains how Blockchain can help refugees throughout Europe and also globally, taking into consideration the possibilities of global citizen identifications, bitcoin based debit cards and other means that can really help stateless individuals.”

“When we consider the concept of closed source vs. open source, we tend to forget the amazing benefits that are provided by an open source environment / software. Case in point would be Linux vs. Windows. Linux running on the same kernel can be used — and is used — in defense systems, global banking systems, satellites, home appliances to your Android phones and very secure super computers. Whereas Windows is used in the desktop market and only due to the trend instead of providing anything better or more superior. This concept should be considered when we take into account any attempt of creating a centralized system. An open system is a system that has stood the test of nature. I believe Andreas Antonopoulos really puts this into a understandable manner in this talk.”

“This is my latest presentation. I believe this puts into contrast the errors of the regulated sectors in the world. How financial institutions and service providers as large as LinkedIn, Yahoo and many others have fallen victim to global hacks and in turn loosing valuable and highly private information that should have been encrypted in the first place. Furthermore, it provides a basic introduction to decentralized organisations, governance and innovations that have allowed people to earn from their content, support and moreover be able to share information without the need for a middle gateway such as an ISP (Internet Service Provider) or existing governments. People helping people and managing themselves and in turn empowering both individuality and collectivism.”