Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Who is Max Marty?

Max Marty is an entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, who co-founded the seed accelerator project Blueseed with Dario Mutabdzija and Dan Dascalescu. He was previously Director of Business Strategy at The Seasteading Institute.
Marty was born in Florida of Cuban political refugees. He graduated from Muhlenberg College with a B.S. in Global Political Economy and Philosophy. Later, he obtained an MBA from the University of Miami.

Blueseed is a startup community project that Marty co-founded in July 2011 with Seasteading Institute colleague Dario Mutabdzija and seasteading ambassador Dan Dascalescu.The project is preparing to launch a ship near Silicon Valley to serve as a startup community and entrepreneurial incubator without United States work visa requirements. The platform is set to offer living and office space, high-speed Internet connectivity, and regular ferry service to the mainland. The existence of the project is due to the lack of U.S. visas for entrepreneurs. Instead, customers will use the much easier to obtain B-1/B-2 visas to travel to the mainland, while work will be done exclusively on the ship.

On July 31, 2013, Marty announced he was stepping back from day-to-day operations at Blueseed and taking on the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Marty's first television appearances were in December 2011, on the After the Bell show with Liz Claman and David Asman and on the Stossel Show with John Stossel. On April 13, 2012, Marty presented Blueseed at TEDx Monterey. He was later interviewed by Richard Quest for CNN International, Melissa Francis for Fox Business and Jeff Glor for CBS This Morning. In November 2011, he spoke on Big Picture Science with Seth Shostak.

Marty said he would like to live in a society close to minarchism and if he weren't working in Blueseed, he would pursue radical but practical innovation in education, telecommunications, augmented reality, and clothing.

What about Blueseed?

Blueseed is a Silicon Valley-based startup company and a seasteading venture to create a startup community located on a vessel stationed in international waters near the coast of Silicon Valley in the United States. The intended location (outside the territorial seas of the United States, 12 nautical miles from the coast of California, in the so-called "contiguous zone") would enable non-U.S. startup entrepreneurs to work on their ventures without the need for a US work visa (H1B), while living in proximity to Silicon Valley and using relatively easier to obtain business and tourism visas (B1/B2) to travel to the mainland. After the conclusion of their incubation on the vessel, successful startups may relocate to Silicon Valley and employ a local workforce. The project received wide media coverage and the promise of funding from venture capitalist Peter Thiel, who also supports the Seasteading Institute, who ultimately did not invest in the seed round. Blueseed later obtained US$300,000 in seed funding, Bitcoin investments, and $9M from an undisclosed investor, and planned to lease a ship for its platform. Launch was planned for summer 2014, provided that $18M more was raised.

Blueseed is now on hold due to insufficient funding and the founders are working on different projects.


Blueseed was co-founded in July 2011 by Max Marty and Dario Mutabdzija, who had worked together at The Seasteading Institute as Directors of Business Strategy and Legal Strategy, respectively. Blueseed's CIO/CTO (later COO), Dan Dascalescu, who joined the company shortly after its incorporation, is also an ambassador for the Seasteading Institute.

In October 2012, Blueseed made public a page listing its partnerships with a number of other companies and organizations, including startup accelerators, incubators, and venture capitalists in the US and abroad, as well as companies that would help provide services and resources that could help Blueseed operate its seasteading platform.[20] Notable partners include Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman (legal representation), Fenwick & West (legal representation), Startup Weekend, Nanyang Technological University, Golden Gate Ventures, Open Network Labs, Start-Up Chile, MassChallenge (global pipeline partners), Singularity University, the Seasteading Institute (Blueseed being the first commercial seasteading venture), and Shopify (e-commerce platform).


A map of Blueseed's planned sea platform (and two buoys for positioning) in relation to the California coast. Also shown on the map are Half Moon Bay (the closest port) and the Silicon Valley area ranging from San Francisco in the north to San Jose in the south. The thick white line is the boundary of the official territorial waters of the United States. The cusp is due to the presence of the Farallon Islands, over which the US exercises territorial control, located in the north-west part of the map.

Who is Patri Friedman

Patri Friedman (born July 29, 1976) is an American libertarian activist and theorist of political economy. He founded the nonprofit Seasteading Institute, which explores the creation of sovereign ocean colonies.
Friedman grew up in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Upper Merion Area High School, class of 1994, where he went by the name Patri Forwalter-Friedman. He was named after Patri J. Pugliese, a close friend of his parents. He graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 1998, and went on to Stanford University to obtain his master's degree in computer science. He also holds an MBA from New York Institute of Technology – Ellis College. He worked as a software engineer at Google. As a poker player, he cashed in the World Series of Poker four times.

Patri is the grandson of Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman and economist Rose Friedman and son of economist and physicist David D. Friedman. He is divorced and has two children. As of December 2015, he is engaged.

The Seasteading Institute

Friedman was executive director of the Seasteading Institute, founded on April 15, 2008, with a half-million-dollar donation by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. The Institute's mission is "to establish permanent, autonomous ocean communities to enable experimentation and innovation with diverse social, political, and legal systems". This was initially a part-time project — one day a week while working as a Google engineer the rest of the time — but Friedman left Google on July 29, 2008 to spend more time on seasteading. He and partner Wayne Gramlich hoped to float the first prototype seastead in the San Francisco Bay by 2010. At the October 2010 Seasteading social, it was announced that current plans were to launch a seastead by 2014.

Since attending the Burning Man festival in 2000, Friedman imagined creating a water festival called Ephemerisle as a Seasteading experiment and Temporary Autonomous Zone. Through the Seasteading Institute, Friedman was able to start the Ephemerisle festival in 2009, aided by TSI's James Hogan as event organizer and Chicken John Rinaldi as chief builder. The first Ephemerisle is chronicled in a documentary by Jason Sussberg. Since 2010, the event has been annual and community-run.

Future Cities Development

On 31 July 2011, Friedman stepped down from the position as Executive Director of Seasteading Institute, but remained chairman of the board.[18] Later, he co-founded the Future Cities Development Corporation, a project to establish a self-governing charter city within the borders of Honduras.

In 2012 it was announced the initiative would be halted due to the changing political climate of Honduras.


The Seasteading Institute

Can you imagine living in a floating city, in a country where laws are appointed by the owners of the city, which are their own citizens and investors?
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The Seasteading Institute empowers people to build floating startup societies with innovative governance models. Supported entirely by donations from individuals who share our vision, we’ve accomplished a lot.
In 2017, Seasteading Institute secured an agreement and cultivated a special relationship with French Polynesia to co-create a seazone with “a special government framework” for floating islands in the protected waters of a Tahitian lagoon.

Simultaneously, they announced Blue Frontiers, a startup company that will administer the seazone and build floating islands designed to adapt organically to sea level change, by 2020.
Seasteading will begin around 2020 instead of 2050, because we transformed seasteading from a fringe idea to an earnest topic of conversation in leading publications around the globe.
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At least two people independently began using the term: Neumeyer Ken in his book Sailing the Farm (1981) and Wayne Gramlich in his article "Seasteading - Homesteading on the High Seas" (1998).

The majority of proposed seasteads are modified cruise ships, retrofitted marine platforms and tailor-made floating islands, while some of the proposed management systems are related to city-state.2 Up to now, a high-level status has not been created. sea that has been recognized as a sovereign nation, although the Principality of Sealand is a disputed micronation constituted on an abandoned marine platform near Suffolk, England. The closest thing to a seastead that has been built so far are large ships of high seas that are sometimes called "floating cities" and small floating islands.


Outside of the Exclusive Economic Zone of 200 nautical miles (370 km), which countries can claim in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, on the high seas is not subject to the laws of sovereign nation whatsoever it is not the flag under which a ship sails (see international waters). Some examples of organizations that use this possibility are Women on Waves, which allows abortions to women in countries where abortions are subject to strict laws, and pirate radio stations navigating the North Sea during the 1960s (such as Radio Caroline). Like these organizations, a seastead may be able to take advantage of the more flexible laws and regulations that exist outside the sovereignty of nations, and to have a great deal of self-government.


The Seasteading Institute, founded by Wayne Gramlich and Patri Friedman on April 15, 2008, is an organization formed to facilitate the establishment of floating autonomous communities on maritime platforms operating in international waters. Gramlich's 1998 article "SeaSteading - Homesteading on the high seas ", describes the concept of affordable steading, and attracted Friedman's attention with his small-scale project proposal.6 The two began to work together and recorded their first online collaborative" book "in 2001 , which explores aspects of seasteading, from waste disposal to flags of convenience.

Organization of Emerging African States (OEAS)

The Organization of Emerging African States (OEAS) is an IGO dedicated to providing strategic services to the emerging nations of Africa and their citizens.
OEAS member states are united by one shared principle — they all seek self determination and believe self determination to be inevitable.
The colonial era borders of Africa must be shattered as an artifical construct of the 20th century. Just as the USSR dissolved, so too will the status quo in Africa which is propped up by economic and geopolitical interest inimical to the aspiration of Africans.
Africa is a paradox which illustrates and highlights neo-colonialism. Her earth is rich, yet the products that come from above and below the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa's impoverishment.
The Africa of today clings tenaciously to the 1885 Boundaries of the Congress of Berlin. Only when this colonial paradigm is broken will Africa be truly free to form itself into its actual constituent states and assume its status as a world power.

The OEAS is a NGO dedicated true freedom in Africa. Our principles are encompassed in the The Washington Declaration of 2010. This amazing document provides a road map for a free and propserous Africa united in freedom.

The OEAS is a registered non profit corporation based in Washington DC with a General Assembly of States planned for Juba, South Sudan.
Prospective Member States and Organizations seeking Consultative Status may contact us at our contact email address.



All Emerging African nations and governments who support the Declaration of Washington are welcome as members.

The following entities and exile governments have been designated emerging African states by the OEAS:

- Republic of Cabinda

- Southern Cameroons

- Biafra

- Mthwakazi

- The Dagara People

- The Lunda People

- Indian Ocean Islands (UMMOA)**

- Vhavenda

- Principado Ilhéu da Pontinha

- Rif Republic: represented by Rif Independence Movement**

- Canary Islands: represented by Vecinos Unidos Canarios**

- Kabylia: represented by Provisional Government of Kabylia**

- Azawad: represented by the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad**

- Matabeleland: represented by the Matabeleland Liberation Organization**

- Batwa

- Maasai

- Ogaden National Liberation Front

- Ogoni

- Oromo Liberation Front

- Dabalorivhuwa Patriotic Front

- Zanzibar

- Equatorial Guinea in Exile

- Chagos Islands

- Darfur

- Republic of Bakassi

- Bas Congo

- Bioko Island

- Barotseland

- National Movement for Eastern Sudan

- Beja Congress

- Jubaland

- Mouvement des forces démocratiques de Casamance

- Oodua Liberation Movement

- Caprivi

- Niger Delta

- Somaliland

- Puntland

- Liberation Front of the Grand-Kasaï

- The Mossi People

- Rodrigues Island

- The Sandwi People

- Bakongo

- Buganda Kingdom

- Azawad

The following organizations are Consultative Members of the OEAS:

Chamber of Computer Logistics People Worldwide (CCLP Worldwide)


Green Alternatives and Peace Movement Uganda


Taiwan Civil Government

Email: respect.taiwan@gmail.com

United Micronations Multi-Oceanic Archipelago (UMMOA)

The UMMOA is a Consultative Agency to the OEAS Secretariat on the matter of the Oceanic Biome.

Saint René Descartes University

Saint René Descartes University has been invited to offer its educational programs to OEAS member nations and peoples including, but not limited to its Fellowship Program, which offers recognition for exceptional achievements.

Cesidian Root

The Cesidian Root is an independent root (or Internet) that was started by the Governor of the UMMOA on 30 September 2005, and for the benefit of Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Worlders who wish to utilise this resource for reasons of independence and/or national security.