Unlocking the world’s biggest marketplace

i.e. CityCoins open up access to one of the biggest untapped marketplaces for open-source development: building for governments.


Leveraging the potential value of being an early adopter or builder in a space, explain the potential (and, if relevant, historical) value of almost anyone being able to build for governments.


Intro: Modern governments empower access to one of the world’s biggest marketplaces: building for governments.

Problem + Historical context: How governments traditionally “build” improvements is slow and increasingly ineffective

  • Cons of this approach, e.g. slow, inefficient, costly, *nepotism, outdated or opaque qualifying + selection process, etc.
  • Technology, and its applications, consistently lag behind the private sector, leading to missed opportunities and overlooked vulnerabilities.

Solution: Building an open-source ecosystem for government services

  • How the previous approach often fails when it comes to digital services or emerging technologies (i.e. governments move slow; technology does not)
  • How cities can build new services for free
    • re: CityCoins create a permissionless, open-source ecosystem for a city’s digital infrastructure
    • i.e. improving the health, wealth, or happiness of a city’s residents by...
    • e.g. building applications that replace or upgrade city services (faster, cheaper, more effective)
    • e.g. building applications that offer new city services, ("net promoter score" for your city, health-tracking app for anonymized health stats, geotagging potholes (reputation score, bounties, etc.)

Modern cities as marketplaces

  • Audience is established (via existing residents and worldwide supporters, e.g. Miami’s KYC wallets are a build-in audience)
  • Demand is ongoing (via current residents, future citizens, and government planning)
  • Model is innovative, but proven
    • CC proving points (e.g. $$$ raised by CC cities, apps being built, people involved (both government + investors)
    • Cities and citizens will continue to exist (link to: the future is urban)
    • Where/how/why open-source development has succeeded in the past
      • May not have enough context to support this piece

CONCLUSION: Governments can do more for their citizens by doing less themselves


This outline is based off of a few sentences from a feedback session. As such, we should walkthrough this outline to confirm its approach while addressing any outstanding content.