What The Block


What The Block brings together the best of Design and Blockchain, through workshops to help demystify Blockchain, using games and speculative design methods to help people create meaningful, well considered concepts and employ the technology in imaginative and value-oriented ways. The core of the workshop is a specially designed game which allows people to learn by doing. Participants explore Blockchain through hands-on learning over 4 rounds, covering all the major concepts of Blockchain from blocks and mining, and tokens to smart contracts. The game was created through a systems design process, attempting to unlock the core concepts which make Blockchain technology so powerful: Value, Trust and Transparency, and bringing these concepts to people in an accessible and fun format. It has proven to be extremely successful, helping participants shift from struggling to grasp what Blockchain technology is, to creating conceptual applications in a few hours.