Inclusive Banking


I already have mentioned in a previous post that I believe that I would never have been connected to Threefold Foundation if I haven’t had read the book of Bernard Lietaer (2000). Bernard Lietaer did some scenario thinking about the potential of the digital age, sustainable prosperity and complementary money systems. Digital Privacy as a condition was already described in his first books.

I connected myself to the project of New Business Models of Weconomy because I wanted to try to connect myself to collaborative initiatives for a responsible digital infrastructure and applications for it (2013/2014). The project was led by Jan Jonker and brought me a lot of new learnings and network.

At this moment Jan Jonker is driving a project on inclusive banking:

What if ….

What if …
Teto Foundation could introduce Freeflow tokens in their initiative (read more) ?

What if …
The co-working space Bolwerk in De Zuidrand will co-organize a Threefold Coop (read more) and additionally will introduce additional digital tokens to:
– take care of the heritage of the Fortress ?
– take care of the park around the Fortress ?
– take care of the community tasks (hosting, logistics of events) ?
– take care of the childeren of the co-workers ?
– share professional books ?
– get services of other co-workers ?
– get services of the co-working space ?
– …

The work of Jan Jonker keeps us dreaming and acting.
Sustainable prosperity in De Zuidrand is our goal. Organizing well being is what we want together with Teto Foundation.

Coventional money is supposed to be doing everything. By adding in complementary currencies, you actually get different types of things and different outcomes from different complementary currencies

Bernard Lietaer

A Fortress as a base for a Threefold Chapter


A chapter for Threefold Foundation is getting home in Fort V, beautiful heritage located in my region ‘De Zuidrand’. ‘De Zuidrand’ is a name of an association of 7 towns in the south of Antwerp, it promotes our region for tourism. It is a nice place for traveling, working and living. 

At this moment we are investigating the opportunity to start-up a Threefold farming coop. This means that everyone will get the opportunity to become a farmer. Farmers co-own a part of the Threefold grid and get profit from it.

Why are Threefold farming coops needed ?

  • Threefold coops bring green, neutral and democratic storage and compute capacity available;
  • Threefold coops distribute income and organisational power.

Example of Threefold coops in the world is Mazraa.

Threefold Coops are getting possible thanks to the technical innovations Threefold Foundation offers. Threefold tokens will be the mean of value exchange between users, farmers, Threefold coops and Threefold Foundation.

Stay tuned.

A Call For Decentralisation


I hoped I could resonate with te message of the book ‘Gigantism’ of the latest book of Geert Noels, because I do love the word G I G A N T I S M. Check ! I do recommend to read the book.

Geert Noels describes why organisations and markets are getting dysfunctional in the existing playing field. He does suggestions on the level of arbiters, rules and players.

Paul Bessems, founder of Weconomics Foundations did already a call to challenge “never” in the quote below.

The study of economic organization commonly proceeds as though market and administrative modes of organization were disjunct. Market organi­zation is the province of economists. Inter­nal organization is the concern of organization theory specialist. And never the twain shall meet.

Oliver Williamson

rebuilding systems has been succesful in other fields by recognizing the smallest part of it. And since we are leaving the industrial order to enter the digital, the smallest parts that we have to recognize are ‘data’, ‘people’ and ‘things’.

An appropriate digital infrastructure has to emerge to exchange data and value. And it is almost there. Threefold Foundations is doing well. Examples are getting ready to get copied around the world. I am happy that the invitation for the Ibiza events (May/ Octobre) are picked up. It’s just our turn to take action.

Gigantism is not irreversable.

The difference between the almost right wordt and the right word is really a large matter. It is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

Mark Twain

Dear Mark Zuckerberg


Thanks for writing your post. I have read it.
Let’s join forces for better prosperity.

But I do believe we have a far more easier task than you have.
We make the next big thing happen by connecting projects and smaller businesses to a shared digital infrastructure. Our good design and perseverance will be our success (and your bad design is why you’re business is at the beginning of the end (that’s what I guess)).

#threefold
#weconomics

Good Design is Good Business

Thomas Watson JR.

The leaders of VIPE / TITO Foundation are beta users on FreeFlowPages.


The leadership of VIPE / TITO Foundation are beta users on FreeflowPages. FreeflowPages runs on Threefold Grid and will become an alternative for Facebook. We started an on-line group to facilitate the exploration of new organising tools, like complementary money systems.

Itsyou.online is used to log in Freeflow Pages. Itsyou.online is connected to your own 3Bot. 3Bot manages your own data and workloads on Threefold grid. 3Bot could make a connection to a digital wallet. The innovation space of complementary money is out there.

What if a job is posted in the group and someone commit him/herself to get the job done ? What if that person will get Freeflow tokens in exchange for the time he/she spend ? Will these exchanges support the purpose and mission of VIPE/ TITO ?

We’re going to reflect on these questions. Drop a line to lieve.vereycken@co-inpetto.org if you want to join us in the VIPE/TITO group on FreeflowPages. You’re welcome to explore and learn with us.

You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something build a newe model that makes the old model obselete.

Fuller Buckminster

Happy learning


I have the honour to open up a conversation about Threefold during a guest lecture of the Certified Blockchain Professional Program of Weconomics.
I am grateful for this opportunity.

Threefold’s technology stack, governance structure and network will get introduced to an audience that is open to shape the future in a collaborative, reflective and responsible way.

The picture below and these questions (click) are guiding my preparation.

I don’t want them to believe me, I just want them to think.


Marshall McLuhan


The Curse of Bigness (and the blessing of Threefold Foundations)


To get rid off the curse of bigness we’ve to work first towards a decentralised internet. That is said what is said in this article and that is why I love doing what I do.

I love to contribute to the development of a decentralised internet because it is doable and exiting on the one hand. On the other hand I would to like to take the high road to our next level of prosperity (and avoid the worst (*))

Threefold is mentioned in the article as one of the iniatives working on a decentralised internet. In this picture Threefold explains why they do what they do.

Privacy is condition for freedom. Freedom is a condition for (potential good) market design for a digital economy and society. No single person needs to be excluded: costs are lowering, every person will get its own wallet en get seperate digital services to manage own data.

Maximum freedom to the parts, maximum coherence to the whole.

Brian Goodwin

(*) Do you want to know how a low road could look like ? Travel back in time with Tim Wu’s book – The Curse of Bigness. Tim Wu is also author of The Master Switch, a classic about Net Neutrality.

I Am A Proud Threefold Ambassador


Threefold Foundation asked me why I wanted to be an ambassador for the foundation and here is my answer.

“Thanks to ThreeFold Foundation robust technology comes available in good organisational design. A design that takes in account that humankind strives for prosperity for all.

In 1999, I started my own business in the market of recruitment, the time internet got introduced in the business world. Wicked problems for matching talent to job opportunities were faced. I realised we could do far better by giving back control over personal data to the individual and start redefining business processes and businesses. Therefore I shared, learned and connected myself. I connected myself to initiatives for knowledge sharing, networking and innovation. Because I do believe it is the responsibility and the opportunity of our generation to get the appropriate digital infrastructure available to move to our next level of prosperity.”

Learn more about ThreeFold Foundation. A lot of inspiring work can be done.