I’m exploring business models for cooperatives (also referred to as co-ops) to use Filecoin as part of their technology solution. There are cooperatives in every type of industry: financial, agriculture, utilities, health, etc.
- More than 12% of humanity is part of the 3 million cooperatives in the world.
- The largest 300 cooperatives and mutuals report a total turnover of 2,034 billion USD.
- Cooperatives employ 280 million people across the globe, in other words, 10% of the world’s employed population.
Feel free to share any cooperative experiences or suggestions for further research. I’m conducting secondary research to uncover their problems and needs that have potential to use Filecoin. That work will be followed-up with primary research with cooperative business contacts.