• SimplexDNA team

A Proof-of-Life Protocol?

Just at the beginning of September, SimplexDNA hosted the “Proof of Life” protocol workshop on biodiversity tokenization at the ETH Zürich. Above the roofs of the city and with the lake (full of eDNA!) in the background, we debated topics ranging from cryptoeconomics to the changing regulatory landscape for financial institutions. Both, virtually and personally in Zürich, we were joined by a wide range of experts from academia, the private sector and the web3 space with expertise in crypto, finance, law, entrepreneurship, biodiversity, ESG, to name just a few.


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Among many distinguished guests who followed our invitation, we were lucky to receive valuable inputs from


Claudio Tessone, Professor for Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies @ UZH

Rene Reinsberg, Co-Founder and President of the Celo Foundation

Gregory Landua, Co-Founder and CEO of Regen Network


Navigating the road ahead considering zero-knowledge location proof, the Nagoya protocol, indigenous land stewardship, natural capital, and ESG metrics are going to be an exciting challenge for our ongoing work. Without sharing too much yet, we have worked out a crypto-economic model and are embedding our vision to build the world's first open biodiversity monitoring platform!


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Needless to say, despite the focused discussions there was also time for convivial moments which we cherished by all. Thanks a million to Celo and the Climate Collective for funding this work. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to everyone who joined us for this event and continues to be part of this journey. In a few weeks we are excited to publish the results of our research and the discussions during this workshop. Stay tuned...


Call to Action: In no uncertain terms do we have time to waste. The SimplexDNA team and all who want to join us, are invited to build a nature positive future. If you care about life on Earth, give us a follow and learn how to be part of the solution.