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Erik Vollstädt

Bitnation Lead Ambassador and Community Director. Born 1993, aspiring entrepreneur and champion of voluntary societies & private property ethics. Proponent of counter-economics and competing market currencies, such as cryptocurrencies. Represented Bitnation as Lead Ambassador since 2015 at the Riga Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Meetup, the iBGEk basic income stage discussion in Klagenfurt (Austria), the Cointelegraph Blockchain Conference in Helsinki, the Zündfunk Netzkongress in Munich, at itnig for the Barcelona Bitcoin Community during the Mobile World Congress 2017 and at the Bitnation DevCon 2017 in Amsterdam. Author of the Bitnation blog. Media appearances include Shift (Deutsche Welle), Der Fehlende Part (RT Germany) and Zündfunk (BR2). Coordinates Bitnation's ambassador network globally and organizes meetups all over Europe. Graduated in Business Innovation & Technology Management (M.Sc.) in Girona (Catalunya, Spain). Wants to live an international lifestyle.

B-Umbrella: Peer-to-Peer Security as a 3rd Party DApp on Pangea


As the development of our Pangea platform for peer-to-peer governance DApps is moving forward, the time has come for tangible solutions and potential implementations to take form and move from the design stage towards software engineering. One of such governance DApps to integrate with Pangea is B-Umbrella. Erik Vollstädt interviewed founder Konstantin Rovinskiy about their background, market adoption and outlook for the future.

Catalunya 2.0: Virtual Voluntary Nations instead of Bloody Ballot Boxes

By Erik Vollstädt


The recent referendum in the region of Catalunya (Spain) has received international attention, but did not lead to more freedoms for the participating Catalans who tried to claim their independence from the Spanish government. On the contrary, the indepentistas have endured a violent bloodshed caused by the Spanish national police in order to defend their ballot boxes. There might be another option for them to achieve self-sovereignty: Enter Pangea.

Rule of law 2.0 – Towards a definition


By Johan Nygren


With the automation of law[1, 2, 3], what we really need for the next 5 to 10 years, is to describe what “rule of law 2.0” would look like. Lawyers understand law and the subtlety of legal mechanisms in ways that most people do not, and so could translate to them what “rule of law 2.0” could look like.

Bitnation, or maybe it was Tim O´Reilly first [4], defined governance 2.0 as “voluntary, borderless, decentralized”, and “rule of law 2.0” would how I see it be voluntary, borderless and decentralized as well. Universal access to private law, if private law is competitive with civil law and performs better, would be exactly that.

Embassy Review #03


Our third review of Bitnation’s embassies brings us to Brussels, Kiev and Istanbul.

Embassies are places where you can both live and work, whereas consulates allow you to work or organize a meetup in their facilities. Naturally, you should always contact the owners of each space before visiting them.