what we believe in

We are strong believers in systems that organize themselves. Markets for example. Or the internet (as it was meant to be). Systems that find ways to constantly optimize themselves and which are remarkably robust. Like an ecosystem. What all these systems have in common is that they are decentralized. 

If we honestly look at some of the most complex problems in the world we see that they are unsolvable through a centralized orchestrated effort. No matter how hard we try, climate change will not be mitigated through a top down global-led organization. Neither will supply chain optimization or data sharing.

Decentralization is key.

Decentralization can be achieved through systems innovation and the use of so called “trustless” technologies that guarantee the integrity of data and code.

what we do

Systems innovation takes a different approach than product or process innovation. We need to understand the complex interactions between the elements of the system first. Then we can use leverage points to start innovating the system. We innovate through technology, more precisely technology that allows for complexity.

The core of these technologies is that they guarantee the integrity of data and code.

We help our clients with systems innovation through strategy and technology consulting and by leveraging our expertise in decentralized technology.

the origin of our name

Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis were prominent American lawyers during the late 19th century. Together they wrote “The Right to Privacy”, which appeared in an 1890 issue of Harvard Law Review. The article was a reaction against perceived invasions of social privacy and today is considered one of the most influential essays in the history of American law.

Now in the 21st century, their focus on privacy — and the tension between the breakdown of social privacy and the preservation of individual privacy — is as relevant as ever. The digital information age has brought familiar issues back into the spotlight, now focused on data privacy and information use, rather than solely individuals’ privacy.

Decentralized technologies help to rebalance information asymmetries, restore data privacy and trust, and make possible new approaches to data access and sharing. In other words, they simultaneously re-establish data privacy, while enabling broad, frictionless, need-to-know data access when and where appropriate — with the permission of data owners.