Dr. Manski is a scholar of technology, political economy, commons economics and globalization at George Mason University. She studies uses of technology for democratization as well as technology as a site of social struggle. In 2017, Dr. Manski founded the International Society of Blockchain Scholars. For the past 25 years she has been involved with projects empowering workers as an activist, labor organizer, journalist, researcher and Business/Global Affairs professor. Her research is situated at the intersection of global business, new technologies, and social enterprise concerning commons-based peer production, self-sovereign identity, generative value accounting, supply chain transparency, and strategic approaches for a 21st century technological commonwealth. Sarah is a widely cited academic author, speaker at technology conferences globally, advisor at VERSES.io and the Civana Foundation, affiliate researcher with the P2P Foundation and the George Mason University Center for Social Science Research (CSSR), and Expert Reviewer for the National Science Foundation’s SBIR program.
The US government must adopt a new set of regulatory policies that embrace the future and encourage innovation. I see members of Congress focusing more and more on these issues and consulting with blockchain experts on the best policies to encourage economic growth and financial inclusion in an increasingly digital world.5 November 2021