Education Partnership Between Mass Effect and Polygon


I’m building a knowledge exchange protocol called Mass Effect that gives equal access to information and knowledge. It connects learners to subject matter experts. Most importantly, Mass Effect incentivizes a cyclical pattern of learning → teaching → learning allowing for the exponential growth of knowledge transference. Phase 1 of Mass Effect will build the community of educators and learners. I’ll be coordinating live knowledge sessions with subject matter experts. I’m reaching out to the top Web3 and crypto organizations, including Polygon, who can nominate subject matter experts to lead these lectures and hands-on, interactive sessions. Polygon will be recognized as an early supporter of a high-impact project. Subject matter experts will be invited to the Mass Effect platform at a higher credential level with more financial perks once the platform is finished. There is no financial ask from this community. Only expertise and some time.

I can’t create a poll here so I’ll use the comments to gauge support and if there are any nominees to lead knowledge sessions.

You can learn more about the initiative and roadmap below.

Link to Gitcoin Grants page


I’m frustrated with the one-way nature of online education. When an educator teaches a student something new, the transfer of knowledge stops at the student. This transaction of knowledge is fine for the educator and student involved, but when you shift your perspective to all of humanity, we are missing out on an important regenerative opportunity. Think of transferring knowledge as transferring heat, light, or other forms of energy. When energy moves from one body to another, it doesn’t just stop. It’s continuously moving through everything in its environment. Knowledge can and should be treated the same way. What happens when we incentivize the spread of knowledge wide to a larger, more diverse population? When more people hold the necessary knowledge, more problems get solved, and humanity thrives.

Mass Effect will make information accessible to those who may not have the financial means. Because of the internal economy, coordination, and incentive structures tokens enable, we can make sure knowledge is attainable regardless of your status or situation. Recognizing this new technology for what it could do, the need to build Mass Effect in this environment was obvious. I dove head first into crypto, joined BanklessDAO full-time, collaborated with many others, and started soaking up as much as I could. It’s 8 months later and I still have A LOT to learn, but I understand enough to get started.


My ask to Polygon, if you all believe in this mission, is for you to nominate people in this community who are subject matter experts in any field related to crypto. It could be trading, regulations, governance, tokenomics, anything. You can also self nominate, but it’s important that the community recognizes you as competent on that subject. The knowledge that is shared MUST be accurate, factual, unopinionated, and unbiased.

Those who accept the nomination will be invited to lead paid workshops and seminars. The majority of these sessions will be on Twitter spaces. However, hands-on, interactive workshops will be done on Zoom, Google Meet, or a similar platform. The sessions are free to attend, but instructors will be paid at a rate that is TBD.

Impact To You and Polygon

If there is community support for Mass Effect and the mission it serves, Polygon will be recognized as an early supporter. You may be consulted during the planning and product development phases of Mass Effect. Most importantly, you will be helping to build a high impact, regenerative, educational system that makes knowledge highly accessible. There is no financial commitment from the community as part of this ask. Just time and expertise.

Finally, those who accept the nomination and successfully complete a live workshop will be invited to join Mass Effect with “Specialist” level credentials, privileges and financial incentives when the platform is built. Details of the Specialist role can be found in the docs below.

Mass Effect Docs

About Me

My name is Manuel Maccou. My background is in product management where I worked for 6 years, but my passion is creating opportunities for others. There is no better way to create opportunities than provide access to information. My first dive into the world of crypto was 8 months ago when I joined BanklessDAO. Mass Effect is the reason I entered this space. I recognized that the opportunities, social coordination, and economic structures that crypto enables were key to the success of Mass Effect. But I didn’t know how it worked. So I came to learn. That need to learn mixed with my passion for creating opportunities lead me to the education guild where I lead the creation of educational materials for 1 season. I’m currently a member of a small elected team at BanklessDAO called the GSE (Governance Solutions Engineers) tasked with identifying and proposing action for the biggest threats and opportunities in the DAO.

Discord: ManuelMaccou🏴#6974



Hey @ManuelMaccou ,


Our Co-founder Mr.Sandeep nailwal’s goal is to Onboard the next 1 billion users into web3. And, to achieve that imparting knowledge & widespread education is a prerequisite. Your mission very well aligns with ours.

We have tonnes of subject matter expertise in all areas of crypto space in Polygon as well in its ecosystem. Infact, i would say :- One among the best in the industry. You have all our support in whatever capacity we can.

Let us know the means to approach these subject matter experts & get them onboarded to “Mass Effect”.


@Derbygold.eth that is so good to hear! Thank you for such enthusiastic support. I created a nomination form but the best way will be to tag someone you see as a subject matter expert in the comments here. That will give them the opportunity to learn more about the project themselves. And of course, you can put yourself forward as well.

Another good approach would be for me to join one of your community calls to introduce this to the DAO community and answer questions live. Would that be possible?


Hey @ManuelMaccou ,

Apologies for delayed response. This forum was undergoing maintenance hence thought of replying once it’s up.

That’s a good idea to discuss live on a community call. See you there on discord.