SEEDS Roadmap to Globally Regenerative Economies

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This wiki page is based on the Roadmap to Globally Regenerative Economies Google Doc, updated September 23, 2021.

2017-2020: Landmarks 0-2 (Womb and Birth)[edit]

Concluded.

2021-Today: Landmark 3 (Crawl)[edit]

Primary Focus[edit]

  • Audience: Innovators
  • R&D (Pilots, Governance)
  • Diverse Experimentation
  • Rapid Protocol Evolution
  • Economic Viability
  • Generative Partnerships

Story for the Seeds currency[edit]

  1. “Finance the Change” - align your value with your values
  2. “Buy Seeds for a store of value” and help finance this ecosystem to continue building and experimenting.
  3. “What can I do with Seeds?” - Invest in other DHO’s on the Seeds Swap. Plant Seeds to unlock various benefits and use it to trade amongst friends, family and local businesses.
  4. Seeds as a currency is an audacious experiment and a risky investment with a long journey ahead of us. As such, high risks are compensated with a potentially high increase in the value of the Seeds currency as we progress towards Go-Live.
  5. Not yet a currency to pay for work. Unless people don't need to sell those Seeds. In the early stages we need to balance buying and selling of Seeds to support the price of Seeds. If more people are selling Seeds then buying we risk dropping the price of Seeds and starting a downward spiral. For this reason we only compensate contributions (that are needed to pay bills) with money earned through the SEEDS sale (from Seeds that were already bought!) Note: this only applies to public funds. Everyone is free to use his/her OWN Seeds to pay for whatever they want.
  6. Not yet a day-to-day currency as businesses require predictability, stability and a high degree of trust in the currencies they run their businesses with. Stability and protocol security hasn’t been established in SEEDS at this stage and could cause more harm than good if we promote Seeds as a stable medium of exchange or unit of account (when it’s not). It’s not advised to price items in Seeds yet (as you’d have to continue updating your prices as Seeds price is most volatile during this stage).
    Better to help organisations:
    1. propose an Alliance Share (so that they can grow value with us);
    2. run a campaign to invite their community;
    3. integrate the payment tools; and
    4. get prepared for go-live when it’s advantageous to start using Seeds as a medium of exchange (better than free) and unit of account (pricing their services/products in Seeds).

Let the medium-of-exchange transition happen organically in later stages.

Intended optimal financial behaviours for both the ecosystem and individuals[edit]

  1. Acquire (earning and buying) Seeds and to hold and Plant them - Plant Seeds before the 30% bonus cut off date (not yet voted on) as an optimal move for long-term commitment.

Hold onto the Seeds you’ve earned/purchased so that they can maximally appreciate in value (to redistribute the most value possible) before looking to spend them, or convert them to other currencies (after Go-Live).

  1. There remains a preference to use a currency that’s losing value (e.g. central bank notes) to meet your needs, over a currency that’s potentially gaining in value (Seeds).
  2. Ideally people buy and hold Seeds (to have a stake in the success of SEEDS) then go on to participate in the movement in a myriad of other ways, such as participating in governance, running campaigns, helping evolve the protocols, building networks, meeting friends, activating regions, creating art and much, much more to help grow the value of the Seeds they own. This is how people best contribute to SEEDS at this stage.

Movement building focus[edit]

  1. Building and structuring the SEEDS Commons/Global DHO’s - so that we have organisations to support more contributions to the health of SEEDS beyond what Hypha has been providing
  2. Supporting the Seeds Sale to provide funding for the Commons/Global DHO’s (each DHO with their own focus) to pay members to meet their needs with money obtained through the Seeds Sale (not through selling their own Seeds and potentially having more selling of Seeds than buying of Seeds)
  3. Networking with other ecosystems and forming and funding alliances (alliance requests) aiming for high-impact and generative partnerships (lowest hanging fruit and most aligned/largest communities first)
  4. Running campaigns. Taking an active role to work with our allies to invite their communities

Proposal financing & funding focus[edit]

Which proposals are we able to fund? Those intended to provide:

  1. a relatively small number of Seeds to a wide number people, through Invite Campaigns to welcome more regenerators to come create with us. Rewarding regenerative impacts that specifically do not require participants trade Seeds for central bank currencies to be effective;
  2. alliance shares for allied organisations within SEEDS (to give them some deferred Seeds to have as a stake in SEEDS’ success and/or some value to back their project tokens with).

Earning compensation to contribute[edit]

To set healthy and clear expectations. Before Go-Live the only funds available to pay people (in money they can use to pay for rent, bills, etc) for contributing would be funding that comes through the SEEDS Sale and these funds are managed through each of the Global DHO's/Organisations that receive this funding (not through earning Seeds from a campaign and selling those Seeds!).

Primary funding sources for transitioning wealth[edit]

Focus specifically on individuals buying Seeds at this stage. As these early stages come with the greatest risk and also greatest upside. If SEEDS succeeds this will result in a massive redistribution and generation of wealth to early supporters taking risks to provide financial, mental and soul support in these early stages. This provides the greatest upside directly to the people (as opposed to giving the greatest upside to institutions, banks, investment funds, corporates, etc).

For those who can’t afford to financially support SEEDS, they can participate in campaigns, referrals, gratitude, and work directly with any SEEDS Commons organisations to earn value and grow with us (there’s a place for everyone’s energy).


Magnitude expectations: $100’s of thousands in value.

SEEDS protocols and development[edit]

In the early stages a lot of changes will occur to the economic, governance, and organisational systems as we build our foundations and discover effective protocols. Expect a chaotic and rapidly evolving environment.

Signals that we’re on the pathway to the next evolution[edit]

  1. Commons/Global DHO’s operational
  2. Regenerators (total accounts): 15,000+
  3. Tooling for regions ready (Hypha’s focus)
  4. Connections and trust between the humans has been built in a robust way
  5. A minimum viable governance structure is formed andincluding the respective circles (wisdom council, SEEDS Commons, regenerative financial FLOW council, etc…) have been established
  6. Measurement tools have been established that also include indications for good governance and regenerative financial and resource flows - Dashboard fully functional
  7. Basic needs of community will be met with a high probability in the next phase


Landmark 4 - Go-Live (Walk)[edit]

Primary Focus[edit]

  • Audience: Early Adopters
  • Regional Growth
  • Partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Foundational Tools
  • Joyful Onboarding

Story for the Seeds currency[edit]

  1. Very similar to Landmark 3
  2. “Own the Change” - a way to put your value where your values are.
  3. High risk has diminished moderately, though still quite risky. Risk is still compensated with a potentially significant increase in the value of the Seeds currency as we progress towards Go-Live.
  • Likely answer to “what can I buy with Seeds?” “Not much right now, the focus is on creating the foundations for a regenerative economy, not necessarily on using Seeds as a medium of exchange. This shift happens after Go-Live. The best move with your Seeds now is to just hold on to them and support SEEDS in other ways.

Intended optimal financial behaviours[edit]

Same as Landmark 3

Movement building focus[edit]

  1. Same as Landmark 3
  2. Same as Landmark 3
  3. Same as Landmark 3
  4. Running local pilots (and providing liquidity in fiat from the Seeds Sale for these pilots) to start experimenting with best practices for creating circular economies (starting with Active Regions) as we prepare for go-live and Seeds as a medium-of-exchange currency. The focus with these pilots is to learn, rapidly iterate and create blue-prints for how regions can set up circular economies.

Minimum Viable Public DHO’s are now formed for each of the main organs (Storytelling, Product Building, Movement Building, Researching, Sense-Making and reacting to ecosystem needs, etc).

Proposal financing & funding focus[edit]

Which proposals are we able to fund? Those intended to provide:

  1. Same as Landmark 3
  2. Same as Landmark 3
  3. Funding for “Active Regions” (for regions that successfully reach 144 Citizens) to fund their Regional DHO (for each regions Citizens to decide on their own which proposals they prioritise and fund)
    1. Step 1: Propose an Invite Campaign. A regional leader runs an invite campaign to invite their regional community.
    2. Step 2: Propose a Regional Funding Campaign. Once they’ve invited and onboarded at least 144 Citizens then they become an “Active Region” and are eligible for funding to govern on a regional level (however that region decides to best use those Seeds regionally).

Earning compensation to contribute[edit]

Same as Landmark 3. However, at this stage the funding through the SEEDS sale may be much more substantial to compensate (in a currency they can pay bills with) more contributors.

Primary funding sources for transitioning wealth[edit]

As SEEDS matures we begin to approach VC’s (venture capital) to make deals directly with the Citizens to buy Seeds from the Alliances (allies.seeds) account to access the quantity of Seeds they want at a fixed price (then the VC’s Seeds are in escrow) this will start to bring in larger organisations to get a stake in SEEDS and provide resources to amplify the mission. Alternatively VC’s can just participate in the SEEDS Sale as anyone else.
Focus on where the most value for SEEDS’ financial growth and liquidity may come from:

  1. Individual regenerators buying small amounts of Seeds
  2. Venture capital funds buying large amounts of Seeds

SEEDS protocols and development[edit]

Same as Landmark 3

Signals that we’re on the pathway to the next evolution[edit]

  1. Regenerators (total accounts): > 1,000,000
  2. SEEDS contracts passing robust economic and security audits and tests
  3. Fully operational decentralized governance over every aspect of SEEDS
  4. Organisational/Businesses accepting Seeds: > 5,000
  5. Regions active: > 20
  6. Monthly Organisation and Member growth rate: > 10%
  7. Seeds USD Price across active exchanges: > $0.80 - $1.30
  8. Daily volume (liquidity) for Seeds across all exchanges: > $10,000,000


After Go-Live (Run)[edit]

Primary Focus[edit]

  • Audience: Early Adopters & Majority
  • Economic Transition
  • Seeds Circulation

Story for the Seeds currency[edit]

Solidifying Trust Phase

  1. “Be the Change” - a functional alternative currency.
  2. Buy Seeds as a store of value AND a medium of exchange as Seeds become a “better-than-free currency” and a more stable and reliable medium of exchange. At this point there are a myriad of organisations willing to accept Seeds (otherwise Go Live wouldn’t occur) so members can start buying directly with Seeds to meet some of their needs.
  3. The risks of Seeds becoming a viable alternative have diminished greatly (though will always remain risky).
  4. Risk for success is no longer primarily compensated with an increase in the value of Seeds. Instead contributions are compensated directly through the Harvest and Gratitude. Though Seeds may still increase in value against central bank currencies, much of this “increase in value” is actually due to the decrease in value of central bank currencies and any rapid influxes in adoption.
  5. Businesses may want to start pricing services and products in Seeds to avoid the inflation of Central Bank currencies (and “menu cost” of having to update prices to compensate for inflation).
  6. Use Seeds as a medium of exchange to avoid processing and payment fees and to increase your share of the Harvest.

The largest movement of Seeds is no longer coming from the SEEDS accounts (Campaigns, Alliances, Referrals) as these have mostly been used up. Instead the largest movement of Seeds begins to shift to organisations and individuals trading amongst each-other.

Intended optimal financial behaviours[edit]

  1. Contribute to SEEDS to increase your Individual, Business and Regional Contribution Scores
  2. Circulate Seeds (buy, sell, trade) and Plant any Seeds you’re not immediately needing to use (savings account)
  3. Preference to use Seeds a currency directly linked to regenerative and carbon drawdown projects and that rewards you for using it; over currencies that are scientifically been proven to negatively impact the climate (through constant growth dictated by compound interest rates and the literal financing and subsidising of our crises) to meet your needs.
  4. Begin to more comfortably, and slowly, transition a larger share of your value into Seeds as the greatest risks have subsided.

Movement building focus[edit]

Major shift! After Go-Live, Movement Building shifts towards Seeds being a medium of exchange/unit of account and to increases the circulation and flow of Seeds:

  1. Onboarding businesses and organisations to start using Seeds as a medium of exchange to increase their revenue and grow their client base
  2. Onboarding businesses and organisations to start using Seeds for a unit of account to increase their revenue (avoid inflation) and reduce “menu costs” (routinely needing to update prices)
  3. Networking with other ecosystems, marketplaces and more forming and funding alliances
  4. Merging with other ecosystems (using the SEEDS Bank (active after Go-Live) to acquire smaller ecosystems and merge them into SEEDS)
  5. Running campaigns (if campaign funding remains) for distributing a relatively small number of Seeds to a broad number of people as invites for rewarding regenerative behaviours
  6. Running local pilots and getting organisations onboarded and people using Seeds as a medium of exchange to grow their local economy. Funding regions to further support creating circular economies
  7. Supporting the Seeds Sale (not circulation) to fund Public DHO’s (each DHO with their own focus)
  8. Demonstrating to funds, institutions and corporates that it’s more advantageous to buy Seeds and provide the ecosystem with liquidity then it is to directly donate to a cause (e.g. demonstrate the impact in SEEDS is more effective then the impact of traditional charities (which are notorious for having egregious overhead) and the institution gains an asset (Seeds) over direct charity.

Proposal financing & funding focus[edit]

After go-live and as the Campaign and Alliance pools of Seeds come to an end. Then all global funding proposals come to an end. On a global level Citizens are voting on:

  1. Referendums (policy and protocol changes) to evolve/upgrade SEEDS
  2. Who will be the Constitutional Guardians (similar in function to a “Supreme Court”)
  3. The global budget (which Commons/Global Organisations are to receive a share of the public funds)

That’s it. No global funding proposals, all funding proposals will go through the relevant (topic or regional) DHO’s.

Funding proposals shift to regional proposals and Citizens are voting on proposals intended to provide:

  1. The greatest regenerative impact (what’s going to increase their Regional Contribution score the most? A greater CS score wins that region a larger Harvest to work with (and thus increase their regenerative impact, creating a positive and regenerative feedback loop)).
  2. Regional liquidity. Regions may start funding proposals that do require trading Seeds for central bank currencies in order to succeed. However, each region is motivated to provide their own regional liquidity in order to keep value in their region (and not leak value to other regions by selling the Seeds outside their region). Part of a region’s contribution score is how many Seeds are circulating. So, selling Seeds to other regions decreases that region's ability to circulate Seeds and increases the other regions ability (thus decreasing the CS of the region that sold Seeds and increasing the CS of the region that bought them). However, selling outside regions is, of course, permitted and helps reduce global inequality by giving liquidity to impoverished regions and assisting the transition of wealth from the wealthiest to the poorest regions.

Earning compensation to contribute[edit]

At this stage Seeds are liquid enough that directly earning Seeds (through the Harvest, Gratitude, or any other way) would be able to be sold for other currencies or spent directly to meet your needs.

Primary funding sources for transitioning wealth[edit]

Foundations, institutions and VC’s can make deals directly with the Citizens to buy Seeds from the SEEDS Bank. Focus on where the most value for SEEDS’ financial growth and liquidity may come from:

  1. Venture capital funds buying large amounts of Seeds
  2. Crypto traders moving into Seeds as a “counter-cyclical” token in cryptocurrency (e.g. a token that has the beneficial qualities of a stable currency, that may still be appreciating against USD in crypto down-turns. Potentially making it more ideal than the current USD Stable Currencies for this function. Additionally, the SEEDS Bank starts selling CDP’s for traders to get risk-minimised exposure to Seeds, further bringing in more liquidity to the SEEDS ecosystem.
  3. Individual regenerators buying small amounts of Seeds
  4. Foundations and other organisations invested in systems change funding entire sectors of Seeds growth (e.g. a foundation with a mission to end homelessness in a particular region could provide liquidity for regional proposals specifically aimed at tackling that issue in that region - or it could simply buy Seeds and support the whole ecosystem).
  5. Institutional capital with ESG mandates providing liquidity (targeted and otherwise) for the SEEDS ecosystem by buying Seeds

Thrivability indexes and tracking systemic regeneration[edit]

The keys for continued evolution of SEEDS are now focused on tuning our economic system to be more regenerative and to provide the conditions for a thrivable civilization. We focus on:

  1. Regional regeneration and fine-tuning the Regions Contribution Scores promoting (and rewarding) more regenerative behaviours
  2. Tracking value flows from regenerative businesses and fine-tuning Individual and Business Contribution Scores as we learn what forms of contributions are most regenerative and effective

Signals that we’re ready for the next evolution[edit]

  1. Regenerators (total accounts): > 5,000,000
  2. Organisational/Businesses accepting Seeds: > 25,000
  3. Regions active: > 100
  4. Monthly Organisation and Member growth rate: > 10%
  5. Seeds USD Price: > $1.00 - $1.50
  6. Daily volume (liquidity) for Seeds across all exchanges: > $50,000,000


Age: Regenerative Villages & Bioregions (Jump)[edit]

  • Audience: Early Majority
  • Circular Economies
  • Bioregional Regeneration
  • Regenerative Villages
  • Regenerative Business

Story for the Seeds currency[edit]

Maintaining Trust Phase

  • “Grow the Change” - Seeds has demonstrated systemic regeneration and has begun to prove itself as a viable regenerative economy. Now, it is time to amplify the impact!
  • Seeds is a better-than-free currency and a more stable medium of exchange with a rapidly growing adoption curve as more organisations get more comfortable in adopting Seeds for stable and better-than-free payments!
  • The revenue (Harvest) that organisations can earn from adopting SEEDS and Regenerative Business practices is substantial and starting to become a significant source of revenue for small businesses (further propelling adoption).
  • Likely answer to “what can I buy with Seeds?” “Most of your basic needs, depending on how active your region is”. Focus shifts for activists to onboard their regions and create circular economies.


Age: Regenerative Economy & Global Civilization (Fly)[edit]

  • Audience: Early Majority & Late Majority
  • Federation
  • Fractal Evolution
  • Planetary Regeneration

Story for the Seeds currency[edit]

  • “Unite the Change” - SEEDS is quickly demonstrating to the world that transition can happen, it can be rewarding and we’re doing it! Likely by this time there’s a number of global shifts taking place to get folks to set into new monetary systems (central bank digital currencies). By this time we’re mature enough to confidently state that we’re a viable alternative to these centralised systems and offer people a new route.
  • Seeds is a better-than-free currency and a more stable medium of exchange.
  • The risks of Seeds becoming a viable alternative have diminished greatly (though will always remain risky, as does anything). Risk for success is no longer primarily compensated with an increase in the value of Seeds. Instead contributions are compensated through the Harvest. Though Seeds may still increase in value against central bank currencies, much of this “increase in value” is due to the decrease in value of central bank currencies.
  • Price your services and products in Seeds to avoid the inflation of Central Bank currencies. Buy things with Seeds to avoid processing and payment fees and to increase your share of the Harvest.
  • The largest movement of Seeds is no longer coming from the SEEDS accounts (Campaigns, Alliances, Referrals) as these have mostly been used up. Instead the largest movement of Seeds shifts to organisations and individuals trading amongst each-other.