ETHBerlin³ is organized by the Department of Decentralization, a collective of people from various crypto- and blockchain communities in and around Berlin. The group first assembled in 2018 to organize ETHBerlin and has been active since.
Our aim is to be an agnostic vehicle to drive adoption, educate newcomers, and raise awareness on the challenges and benefits of decentralization and open source software.
Our projects to date:
- ETHBerlin (2018): Hackathon, conference and the first event ran almost entirely using decentralized applications: ethberlin.com/about
- GörliCon (2019): The Ethereum testnet and infrastructure conference where the Goerli Testnet was launched live on stage: goerli.net
- Goerli Testnet (2019): Born at ETHBerlin and launched at GörliCon, the Goerli Testnet is now one of the most important public-facing Ethereum testnets after the Merge.
- Blockstars Education Program (2019): A partnership with B9lab to onboard new hackers to web3.
- There is no such thing as Blockchain Art (2019): a study to explore the art world and the intersection with our systems.
- ETHBerlin ZWEI (2019): hackathon, conference and cultural festival, second edition: ethberlinzwei.com/about.html
- Ecosystem Job-Openings (2019): connecting talents with web3-companies during the bear market.
- TwoPointFive (2020) - The Talk Show: TwoPointFive was a white-label virtual conference. No shill, no sponsors, from the community for the community and truly in it for the tech: twopointfive.online
- StrikeDAO (2022): The Ethereum domain of Bundeskunsthalle was squatted by artist Hito Steyerl and the DoD. The StrikeDAO voted on three models of future governance of this squatted domain, quadratically: strikedao.com
Currently, the Department is primarily run from Berlin. We are around a dozen members and currently take collective decisions using rough consensus.