what we believe in

We are strong believers in building systems that organise themselves. Bitcoin for example, Wikipedia or free markets. Systems that find ways to constantly optimise themselves and which are remarkably robust. Like an ecosystem. What all these systems have in common is that they are decentralised.

Decentralisation is key.

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 organisation. Neither will supply chain optimisation or data sharing. Solving these solutions requires a systems thinking approach paired with decentralised technologies. This new paradigm achieves a level of robustness and coordination where centralised and linear approaches have failed in the past. Direct interaction or going through the lengthy process of bi-lateral or multilateral contracts is no longer necessary. Trust is no longer a limiting factor, decentralised technologies operate on a “trustless” basis

what we do

We quickly get to the core of our client’s challenge through systems mapping and design. We do that through focused innovation workshops and design sprints. Resulting in an ambitious and inspiring dot-on-the-horizon and translating this back to a roadmap that combines immediate action with a long-term strategy.

Self-organizing systems do not always arise autonomously and top-down interventions in complex systems often backfire, worsening rather than improving the problem. Systems innovation takes a different, more comprehensive approach than product or process innovation. We need to understand the complex interactions between the elements of the system first. 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 clients navigate complex challenges by providing expert strategy and technology consulting and by leveraging our expertise in decentralised technology. We specialise in the application of trustless technologies for systemic change and innovative solutions.

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.