As the board members of Istanbul Blockchain Women Association, our CEO Leyla Arsan ve Çağla Gül Şenkardeş attended the ART & TECH for GOOD SUMMIT 2022, which was held at Goodspaces between 14 and 15 May 2022. The Sustchain Panel is organized and Leyla Arsan and Çağla Gül Şenkardeş talked about the effects of blockchain technology on sustainability. This summit brought the curious ones of the changing world together and gave a space to influence each other.
Leyla Arsan started her speech by describing the impact of decentralization. She mentioned the accessibility, participation, cooperation, and collective decision mechanisms that stand at the very center of decentralization and explained the H2020 funded R&D project GLASS as an example of democratization efforts over the blockchain. Talking about citizen sovereignty in GLASS’s digital wallet application, Arsan pointed out that citizens can transfer any legal document they want within the EU under their own control.
Explaining the word Sustchain, which gives the panel its name, Leyla Arsan emphasized the power arising from the unity of sustainability and blockchain. She explained TAGES’s partner project Plastic Twist which is blockchain-based and mentioned that by developing new incentive mechanisms to eliminate plastic pollution, Plastic Twist creates a crypto asset value by creating a token economy while reusing existing plastic.
At the end of her speech, Leyla Arsan underlined that all technological and innovative enhancements should have an impact on society, nature and people, and said that it is important to follow decentralization on the path to freedom and democracy.
You can click and watch the Sustchain Panel here.