CCI partnered with leading ethnographic research institute The Crypto Research and Design Lab to help leaders around the world better understand crypto’s value.
New reports and insights will outline crypto’s role in increasing access for historically excluded communities, empowering creators to have more control on their work.
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Accelerating Crypto in Action
We are in a critical window for governments and the public to understand crypto’s real value. To unlock the promise of crypto for society, our stakeholders need evidence-based content to better understand why and when crypto is useful for people and communities.
To help, Crypto Council for Innovation and Crypto Research and Design Lab (CRADL) have partnered to produce new research and analysis on crypto and Web3 uses that are tangibly impacting people and communities’ lives. With CCI as the premier global alliance advancing crypto innovation and CRADL as the leading ethnographic research institute helping organizations and policymakers understand why people are turning to crypto, the partnership signals an industry-wide commitment to elevating the social impact of crypto
“We need evidence-based research documenting that crypto is used for far more than speculation, despite how it’s been portrayed in the headlines. Our partnership with CRADL uses ethnography to shine light on how crypto is helping people and communities.”
Sheila Warren, Chief Executive Officer, Crypto Council for Innovation, and co-founder of CRADL
“Partnering with CCI is a reflection of how committed the industry is to demonstrating the practical needs for crypto and rising above the noise that has overshadowed the legitimate use cases flourishing around the world. CRADL and CCI have been approaching the same goal of increasing equity from different angles: CRADL has focused on research, while CCI has focused on policy. This partnership means that we’ll truly get to transform the research into evidence-based policy action.
Tricia Wang, co-founder and Executive Director of CRADL
Expanding evidence-based documentation of Web3’s promise
The partnership is launching with an open call for submissions to expand CCI’s collection of Stories of Crypto in Action. CRADL is supporting CCI in its effort to source reputable case studies to be shared with its global audience of industry leaders, regulators, legislators, and the general public. The collection will build upon case studies collected by CCI as well as ones that CRADL produced in its recent report, Income and Wealth Creation in Web3.
Former CRADL team member Renée Barton is also joining CCI as its first Manager of Impact Research. In this role, she will conduct new research that continues CRADL’s research methods, which include ethnographic research, economic development analysis, and sprint-based fieldwork. New CCI research will focus on historically excluded communities, populations underserved by existing financial tools and services, and communities in rural areas. CCI will also continue CRADL’s research in Black communities by initiating a Black builders in Web3 report, which builds upon CRADL’s Black Experiences in Web3 report.
What is CRADL?
Crypto Research and Design Lab, CRADL produces evidence-based research and design to support the crypto industry in achieving equitable impact. Its mission is to clear a path for an equitable Web3 where people and communities are at its center. CRADL’s research has been cited in Senate testimonies and the press.
CRADL’s reports were previously funded by the World Economic Forum’s Crypto Impact and Sustainability Accelerator’ (CISA) which included organizations such as Ethereum Foundation, Celo, Algorand, Stellar, CoinDesk, a16z, Ripple, Grayscale, Goldman Sachs, Chainanalysis, Ernst & Young.
CRADL co-founder, Tricia Wang, teamed up with Sheila Warren in 2001 while she was Global Head of the C4IR at the World Economic Forum. Together, they identified a need in the blockchain industry for evidence-based research, which led to their co-founding of CRADL. A third founding member, Lauren Serota, joined in 2022 as the Director of Design..
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Both CCI and CRADL are committed to working in trusted partnership with government and business stakeholders, as well as the communities that stand to benefit from unlocking the promise of Web3. Please get in touch with us at [email protected] and sign up for our mailing list for research updates.