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Real-World Assets: A Deep-Dive at Funding the Commons

Hosted by Centrifuge
Past Event
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Centrifuge, the first protocol to bring real-world assets onchain, joins forces with Protocol Labs to curate a track within Funding the Commons Paris 2023 focused on Real-World Assets (RWAs).

Deep-dive with us into the role RWAs play in bridging blockchain mechanisms, ecosystem design and incentive structures with the realities of treasury management, climate tech and more.

Use CENTRIFUGE for a 35% discount on the Funding the Commons registration page:


2:00 -2:40 pm, Is Capitalism Really the Problem?

Main Stage

Reimagining how we can use crypto systems to make finance, and capitalism, work more effectively and equitably. This session will examine the roots of the modern financial system, where it went wrong, and what is being done to fix it.

  • Lucas Vogelsang, Co-Founder, Centrifuge

  • Jesse Pollak, Creator of Base and Head of Protocols, Coinbase

  • Cassidy Daly, Product Strategy, Centrifuge - Moderator

2:45 - 3:15 pm, Real-World Assets: Realizing the Actual Crypto Vision

Workshop Stage

What are real-world assets and how are they working to create the original vision of crypto by finding the balance between crypto systems, traditional finance, and the real world. Introduction to Centrifuge as the first RWA protocol and discussion on what they’ve learned and where they’re going.

  • Lucas Vogelsang, Co-Founder, Centrifuge

  • Philip Stehlik, Co-Founder, Crane Earth - Moderator

3:15 - 3:45 pm, The Role of DeFi and Blockchain in Regenerative Financing Efforts

Workshop Stage

Flowcarbon and Toucan Protocol real-world asset use case deep dive into how decentralizing the carbon credit market opens the market up to a new set of participants who would’ve never had access to it in the traditional system.

  • Phil Fogel, Co-Founder, Flowcarbon

  • Raphäel Haupt, Co-Founder, Toucan

  • Bhaji Illuminati, CMO, Centrifuge - Moderator

3:45 - 4:00 pm, BREAK

4:00 - 4:45 pm, How DAOs Can Create Real Impact with Real-World Assets

Workshop Stage

The number 1 reason crypto startups fail is because they run out of money before they become self-sustaining. Strong treasury management is critical to a DeFi org's success, and that’s why many are looking to RWAs to generate predictable, sustainable returns. Looking beyond yields, the panel will also explore how RWAs create stronger bridges with the real world to make finance more equitable.

  • Asad Khan, Head of DeFi, Centrifuge

  • Katie Evans, Chief Business Development and Communications Officer, Swarm

  • Griff Green, Co-founder Giveth, Commons Stack

  • Primavera De Filippi, Researcher, CERSA

  • Bhaji Illuminati, CMO, Centrifuge - Moderator

4:45 - 5:30 pm, Worldbuilding for Impact

Workshop Stage

How funding allocation, and the creation of novel asset classes and the communities that form around them, bridges between web3 and "the real world" for creating climate and social impact.

  • Jahed Momand, Co-Founder, Cerulean Ventures

  • Scott Moore, Co-Founder, Gitcoin

  • Jori Armbruster, Co-Founder, EthicHub

  • Beth McCarthy, Ecosystem & Culture, Centrifuge - Moderator