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Blockchain & Circular Economies: TED Circles (Free)

Updated: Jul 23, 2021

This insights report is a recap of the TED Circles: Blockchain and Circular Economies workshop held on Sat April 24, 2021 10-11:30 am ET. transform this hosted TED Circles are a free, online, safe and inclusive place to connect with innovators from all over the globe. This workshop included representation from at least 7 different countries: Canada, USA, Spain, India, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Israel. Our special guest in attendance was the Blockchain expert Nitin Gaur.

Workshop Goals

TED Circles' Apr 2021 theme was "Appreciating Earth". Circular economy can build a sustainable future by combining technology and intelligent design to maximize economies of scale and reduce waste. Blockchain has the potential to build this future. Let's meet and discuss:

  1. How can the circular economy create value for businesses?

  2. Can blockchains provide an incentive?

  3. What will it take for us to enable blockchain towards a circular economy?


  • Workshop Host: Gunjan Syal – Chief Strategy Advisor, GoEmerald

  • Contributor: Miri Vinitski – Innovation and Market Analyst (intern), GoEmerald

For inspiration, here are a TED Talk and a HBR article that represent the topic: