“The Future of Democracy” by Santiago Siri


With the goal of improving the political system, a new kind of political party called The Net Party tried to hack it in Buenos Aires back in 2012. With the lessons of discovering how corrupt the system is, in 2015 a new strategy was designed with the support of Y Combinator. Democracy.Earth, a non-profit made to re-think democracy, was created to disrupt voting using the blockchain and other emergent new technologies.

Founder and president of Democracy Earth, a Y Combinator backed non-profit doing the largest global effort to deliver an open source solution to online voting. Founding peer of Partido de la Red (The Net Party), a political party that aims to improve representation with candidates committed to citizens requests online. An advocate for Bitcoin since 2011 helping startups, e-commerce sites and nonprofits to adopt it and a partner of Bitex.la, the largest Bitcoin exchange in Latin America. In 2007 founded Popego, a pioneering big data research lab acquired by Brazilian boo-box in 2011. Co-founded the Argentine Game Developers Association in 2001. Elected as Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum. Contributes in radio and television evangelizing about the virtues of technology. His first book ‘Hacktivismo’ was published in 2015 by Random House.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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