What is value?

Shared stories create value

Bitcoin has value because people believe it has value (and the diverse community holds all manner of diverse and contradictory reasons as to why this is the case).
The US Dollar has value because people believe it has value (even more contradictions in beliefs here).
In short, our shared beliefs create "value" as it's our shared stories that decide what's valuable and what isn't (even if those beliefs are contradictory).
When conducting systems change we're creating on the level of narrative and story where things are true here if enough of us decide they are. Especially when they come to human agreements like financial, governance, and organizational systems.
Some off the most valuable work we're doing is getting clear on our shared agreements, narrative, and story and the "foundations" section is our ongoing effort to do just that.

The value we're co-creating

The most valuable assets we're creating is "stories of shared agreement".
As we continue to craft our constitution, design our economic protocols, build systems, structures, templates, guides, tools and more... We're continually creating more complete agreements amongst ourselves for the new systems that we're regularly bringing more of our social and economic lives into.
As time passes folks may not even remember the moment we "fully transitioned" into regenerative economies and started meeting all of our needs within our new social structures (economies, villages, DHOs/DAOs, regional communities, etc).
Our story becomes more real as we continue to fill out the details of our story.
As we build new economic, organizational, cultural tools we make our story more real.
As we share and create templates for how to coordinate our new organization's, we make our story more real.
As we share these possibilities with others and create systems for helping others learn about the tools of this renaissance, we make our story more real.
As we explore what it means to be a "Regenerative Culture" and discover new rituals, celebrations, ceremonies, songs, memes, ideas, art... and share these, we make our story more real.
The most valuable thing we're creating is a new story for those seeking one.

Governed by the Citizens

If you're reading this, here is another active invitation to welcome you to actively participate in this learning journey.
The most important thing to always remember in SEEDS is that it's governed by all of us.
If we don't like something. If we thing something could be more generative, healing, prosperous, and otherwise better for people and our planet: then we are encouraged to take action to evolve it. To make our systems more generative.
Our economic protocols need to be flexible and easy to adjust and tweak. Because, as a species, we don't yet know what's the most generative way to coordinate. This is exactly why the SEEDS Economic system has been designed as an ecosystem of 'primitives' and 'settings' that provide a programmable economic system. This provides the Citizens a foundation for us to build new economic realties with. So, that through direct governance the Citizens can adjust any economic protocol within their economy and tweak this system to best meet ours and our planet's needs.

The market price of Seeds

The "market" is a decentralised tool for quantifying and measuring shared value. However, in highly experimental, speculative, and volatile markets like cryptocurrency - we find the market isn't the best tool for accurately tracking success.
We prefaced this section with "what is success" as there are a multitude of ways to track the value we're creating beyond the market price of the Seeds token.
However, creating a sustainable financial system that folks are able to opt-into requires a steady bridge. So, we explore how Seeds plays that role in more detail here. ​
This serves as a reminder for us to avoid the trap of "incremental improvements" or "chasing hype" that may lead us towards improving the efficiency of the degenerative economic systems we have today. This would be a tragedy if we missed our opportunity for a systemic paradigm shift.
This may happen if we focus too much on the degenerative cycles "bears" and "bulls" and to let them influence or direct the financial decisions we make as a community.