Arthur Brock builds targeted currencies which shape the social dynamics of our emerging post-industrial economy. To that end, he has created more than a hundred designs for multi-currency systems, and his software company has built and deployed dozens of those systems. He is currently launching Holochain, an alternative to blockchain for running fully P2P distributed applications.
Initially, he applied his degree in Artificial Intelligence at GM, Chrysler & Hughes, but he soon shifted to bringing intelligence to social architectures. He started student-run schools and award-winning, employee-run businesses and discovered that the self-managing feedback loops needed to operate these types of organizations were built on particular patterns of incentives and measurement. He began to unlock the social DNA by which groups operate and uncover the critical role of currencies as carriers of that social DNA.
His designs include currency systems for: collaborative scientific research, sustainable fishery management, corporate compensation plans, employee stock options, community-based economic development, business barter and exchange, triple-bottom-line trade credits, open source software development, customer loyalty programs, water rights, recirculating gift certificates, community service, employee performance management, arts & culture development, efficient resource sharing & management, and community & environmental impact assessment.