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June 29th, 2022

DeSci.Berlin was a two-day conference hosted by Molecule aimed at advancing and proliferating the intersection between web3 technology and science – with a particular focus on biotech.

On the second day of the conference, Alex and Sarah were invited to speak about Opportunities and Risks for DeSci. This was followed by a workshop hosted by the pair focused on values and principles for DeSci.

You can watch the talk here.

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June 24th, 2022

Calling all those interested in web3 and international development!

We at phas3 present to you ID3 – an ideation hackathon focused on international development.

The purpose of this ideathon is to foster a community focused on sharing and exploring ideas around Web3 and international development.

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June 15th, 2022

We are pleased to welcome Somachi and Zachary into Phas3 and LYNX. Somachi will be working as the Communications Lead for Phas3 and Zachary will be working as the Interim Product Lead for LYNX (a Phas3 project).

Somachi

Hello, I’m Somachi Ngoka, a third-year student at UCL studying Information Management for Business. My degree is a combination of IT, Management and Business; therefore, I feel this gives me the range to explore different career fields. I recently joined the Phas3 team as the Communications Lead and I am helping with community building as well as social media outreach.

Having worked in different backgrounds, I believe I have gained multiple transferrable skills which I feel would be useful to this role. These include communication skills, team-building skills and analytical skills. Additionally, I have relevant experience working with social media for an advisory company, therefore the job description for this role was familiar to me.

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May 30th, 2022

We recently hosted an event at UCL’s startup incubator – The Hatchery – to discuss “What is Web3?” with UCL students and leaders across the London startup community.

We covered the technology basics before giving an overview of how web3 is disrupting diverse industries, what’s emerging, and how people can get involved.

The event culminated with a panel discussion featuring Rachel Black (Cofounder Good Ghosting) and & Jonathan Clark (Cofounder Float Capital & Wildcards) about their web3 journey and advice for entrepreneurs in the space.

Check out a highlight and the full recording below:

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May 3rd, 2022

phas3 took part in the recent ETHAmsterdam hackathon.

Our co-founders, Alexandra and Sarah, recruited three talented teammates through the ETH Global discord – Oliver Klingefjord @klingfjord, Ashwin Konale @konaleashwin, and Javier Bullrich @javierbullrich.

The team submitted a healthy habits “dApp” entry, which won three prizes – Best Overall Project Built with Tatum.io, and two honourable mentions by WalletConnect and Optimism Network.

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April 4th, 2022

LYNX recently ran a two-week hackathon in collaboration with Algovera.

Check out our kick-off video here:

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March 27th, 2022

For the first time ever the Crypto Gathering, hosted by Real Vision, had a 3rd day of talks called “THE COMMUNITY DECIDES…”. This was one full day dedicated to sessions voted on by the Real Vision Pro Crypto community with one of the chosed topics being Decentralised Science also known as “DeSci”.

The session had hundreds of people tune in from all over the world during which Sarah and Alexandra explained what DeSci is; What pain points of traditional science could DeSci solve; What are some of the most exciting things happening in the space?; What are the roadblocks to DeSci?; What are we building with LYNX; and What can investors look at if they want to invest in DeSci?

The session was well received by the host, Santiago Velez, and the Real Vision community. Please see some of the feedback below.

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February 22nd, 2022

Our founders, Sarah and Alex, were invited onto the Rabbithole podcast to talk about DeSci (Decentralised Science) and LYNX.

Sarah and Alex talk about how they found their way into web3 from backgrounds in traditional science and software engineering. They discuss some of the problems traditional science is facing and how DeSci can solve them. Then they cover the issue of censorship, and how blockchain can be used to expand participation in science.

Sarah and Alex also dive into LYNX — what it’s all about, the problems it solves, and how it uses blockchain and decentralised ledger technologies. They talk about the dangers involved in centralised entities getting hold of our personal data from wearables, and some specific use cases for LYNX.

Finally, they talk about collaboration in the DeSci community and how it compares to more traditional industries. Sarah and Alex share their long-term vision for LYNX and DeSci in general.

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February 16th, 2022

In February 2022, we published a Decentralised Science (DeSci) guide in the online magazine, Future by a16z.

This introductory guide covers how DeSci came to be, what its defining features are, what the major debates and open questions are within the movement, and where the greatest opportunities and challenges lie.

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February 16th, 2022

In December 2021, we published an article on Decentralised Science (DeSci) in the journal, Nature. This article aimed to inform the wider scientific community of the DeSci movement happening in Web3.

As it is behind a paywall, it has since been uploaded to IPFS. You can read this article here: “Call to join the decentralised science movement”.