About Us

Mission statement

Hi there!

I am Niko Laamanen, the acting CEO and founder of Konsensus Network. I often need to explain to newcomers how is it exactly our organization operates as it is quite different from a typical spider organization with a large overhead and a central point of failure.

Konsensus Network is a starfish organization, but what does it mean? Roughly, you could call it a light entrepreneurial enterprise where each participant contributes work and reaps rewards according to their specialization. For example, as the CEO, my job is to contract new titles to be translated and distributed, organize and schedule new releases, build and fund the infrastructure for printing and delivering the work for the rest of the organization. I also do the typesetting and graphic design for our titles.

Then we have the authors that provide the backbone to our operation. Their original work gets dissected by our translation teams into suitable pieces. Then the teams incorporate the work they choose into their schedule according to their preference, from raw translation to proofreading to editing, after which the translated work lands on my table for publication.

And of course, we have a support network comprising of customer service, administration, and compliance specialists. Everyone is working on "sweat equity" for a common, individually important goal of vital information distribution.

We have around 50 volunteers working on our projects at the moment and we are expanding our library of localized titles on a monthly basis. The growth since we started in 2019 with only one title has been staggering and we now publish more than ten titles across over five languages and we have at least double that in the works. We have been increasing our reach by an order of magnitude every year which makes me humble and proud at the same time.

The key to making such a large-scale knowledge distribution operation viable is that no one gets paid for their work upfront but as we decentralize the work and responsibilities, we also decentralize the rewards. Low time preference is paramount and for bitcoiners, it comes naturally. When I talk about volunteers I don't mean they don't get paid, just that the payoff might or might not happen according to the profits we might make on any given title. The whole thesis I first started this company on, was that as the fiat valuation of bitcoin ticks up, so does the demand for bitcoin literature.

Yours truly:

Niko Laamanen, CEO, Konsensus Network

P.S. Your privacy is very important to us and we only keep your information as long as we need to fulfill your order and then we delete it. Read our privacy policy for more information.

If you want to be a part of our starfish organization, you can email us at info@konsensus.network to see if you can help us in translation or proofreading some books. If you are not into that, you can always open a Lightning channel to our node to help us get better connected and to provide inbound liquidity.

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