Amber Initiative

Decentralized Cooperative Organizations

We believe the next iteration of the Internet will be decentralized value networks. This new Internet of Value is transforming how we relate and coordinate ourselves from the bottom-up. A new "nervous system" is being re-architected to address centralized systemic risks over individual and collective freedom.

BLOCKCHAIN is a distributed ledger for public utilities. It is a tool for peer-to-peer coordination. The first was Bitcoin. Bitcoin solved the double-spend problem and created a public utility of value transfer over the Internet with no central authority. Open source developers took the underlying technology one step further to create Ethereum, a generalized computing platform to execute "smart contracts" on a peer-to-peer network. Instead of just value, processes can now be executed without a central authority. This vision of disintermediation and creating value at the periphery, where it is generated, has captured the imagination of innovators.

We hope to help support ongoing evolution and innovation towards those building the infrastructure and foundations for a free, open and humane world.  The best solutions will be bold and systemic.  We will co-create a new DNA for a distributed digital economy. Our mission is to evolve a symbiotic social contract for humanity and the planet. 

“I am enthusiastic over humanity’s extraordinary and sometimes very timely ingenuity. If you are in a shipwreck and all the boats are gone, a piano top buoyant enough to keep you afloat that comes along makes a fortuitous life preserver. But this is not to say that the best way to design a life preserver is in the form of a piano top. I think that we are clinging to a great many piano tops in accepting yesterday’s fortuitous contrivings as constituting the only means for solving a given problem.”
 R. Buckminster Fuller