“It is in collectivities that we find reservoirs of hope and optimism.”

― Angela Y. Davis

Samer Hassan. P2P Models principal investigator.

Samer Hassan

P2P Models Principal Investigator

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, USA


Samer Hassan is an activist and researcher, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society (Harvard University) and Associate Professor at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Focused on decentralized collaboration, he was awarded a 1.5M€ ERC grant for the P2P Models project, to build blockchain-based, democratic and economically sustainable organizations for the collaborative economy. Coming from a multidisciplinary background in Computer Science and Social Sciences, he has 50+ publications in those fields (H-index=19). In the EU-funded P2Pvalue project, he coordinated building decentralized free/open source web-tools for collaborative communities and social movements, such as SwellRT. He’s an accredited grassroots facilitator and has experience in multiple communities and grassroots initiatives.

Samer Hassan other publications on P2P Models

Blockchain-based application at a governmental level: disruption or illusion? The case of Estonia20220412163238
Participation in wiki communities: reconsidering their statistical characterization20220103112103
Decentralizing science: Towards an interoperable open peer review ecosystem using blockchain20211120121958
A comparative analysis of the platforms for decentralized autonomous organizations in the Ethereum blockchain20211001115555
The platform belongs to those who work on it! Co-designing worker-centric task distribution models20210915115844
Glossary of decentralised technosocial systems: DAO20210420121037
Effect of the Gas Price Surges on User Activity in the DAOs of the Ethereum Blockchain20210301132137
A Scalable Voting System: Validation of Holographic Consensus in DAOstack20210105132937
P2P Models explained by Samer Hassan, project Principal Investigator20201221200150
Scanning the European ecosystem of distributed ledger technologies for social and public good20201008181401
Peer-to-Peer Systems Design Trade-offs: a Framework exploring the balance between Blockchain and IPFS20200929182930
Evaluating the Software Frameworks for Developing Decentralized Autonomous Organizations20200929165342
Participation Inequality in Wikis: A Temporal Analysis Using WikiChron20200808161026
An overview of decentralized autonomous organizations on the blockchain20200805130909
Towards a decentralized process for scientific publication and peer review using blockchain and IPFS20190505135147
Webtool for the Analysis and Visualization of the Evolution of Wiki Online Communities20181129170700
Talk is Silver, Code is Gold? Beyond ‘Object-Centric’ Notions of Contribution in Peer Production20181107162834
When Ostrom Meets Blockchain: Exploring the Potentials of Blockchain for Commons Governance20180709162826
Open Peer-to-Peer Systems over Blockchain and IPFS: an Agent Oriented Framework20180615143305