In a recent article published by Alexis Gauba, the co-founder at she256, she explains why the industry needs to take an active approach towards Blockchain inclusion. She256 is a nonprofit that works trying to reduce entry barriers to the blockchain space.
According to her, 2018 saw an incredible number of projects that were very interesting and aimed at unlocking new ideas that did not exist in the past, and perhaps they were not even possible to be implemented.
Nevertheless, Gauba says that those involved in the crypto and blockchain space should consider the wider implications of the technologies and projects that we are building. That means that it is important to know who is going to be benefited with a specific development and how their life is going to improve.
According to her, space is driven by an ethos to enable individuals to take actions that they were not able to take before. However, this is just the beginning. But if people want to improve the future of the world, developers will have to build these technologies representing a diverse global population.
The first thing that it is important to address is the fact that most of the people do not understand blockchain technology and how it works. This is why the industry needs to bring more people to build and understand how this technology works. That includes lawyers, designers, economists, policymakers and more.
About it, she commented:
“The cool thing about this space, though, is that because it’s still in its infancy, we have the opportunity to set a precedent right now, to build in diversity and inclusion as a priority and value from the very beginning. And there are people doing amazing work while also actively prioritizing these values.”
One of the most important things that she mentions is to build bridges that would reduce the difficulty for global participants to enter the space. Is not easy to start participating and welcome members without these bridges. Clear communication and helpful abstractions are just some of the possible ways to help individuals understanding more about the blockchain industry.
This is why it is a key thing to share workplaces, collaborate with different communities and inspire more people to do the same.