The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society are Shifting (part 3)


Threefold Grid shares their template to get the core infrastructure of compute and storage capacity available in society.  Learn, ask questions and get prepared to turn.

How will Threefold Grid get organised ?

Threefold Farmers organize themselves in Threefold Coops. A Threefold Coop will engage Threefold farmers. Each farmer brings money in to buy certified hardware (= hardware with operating system Zero-Os and connect to Zero-Robots and Zero-Chain). The hardware gets connected to electricity and the internet bij the Threefold Coop.

The Threefold Coops produce compute and storage capacity and software developers can start to buy compute and storage capacity with Threefold Tokens. Threefold Foundation, Threefold Coops and Farmers will get a portion of the total income.

Threefold tokens will be minted when new capacity is added to the grid by farmers, threefold tokens have an underluying value of compute and storage capacity.

With the mechanism that is described above the digital infrastructure of the future will be owned by many, income will get distributed and the purpose of Threefold Foundation get achieved – decentralized and neutral internet for all.

As income, say and ownership of core infrastructures in society gets reshuffled, society will get reshuffeld as well. Set your sails ready.

P.S.: Contact me if you do have any questions about the funding mechanisms in the Threefold Ecosystem and get prepared.

Let your dreams set sail

Pause to Digest (the Libra association is announced)


I should start writing about the role of tokens in funding mechanisms for the core infrastructure for our next level of prosperity. But I first need time to to digest the news of the week: the announcement of the Libra association. It is making useful waves for further adoption of technology, blockchain governance models, financial inclusion and financial stability.

Governments and banks governing the FIAT money are reacting and they should do. Threefold Foundation, Threefold Token, Threefold Tech and the whole related eco-system of Freeflow Nation is getting introduced too.

The core fundamentals of Threefold -, FIAT -, and Libra money system infrastructure are different. Different outcomes will prevail. Reflection is needed. Money systems matter and it is getting a matter of choice.

Article about Libra:  Facebook announces Libra Cryptocurrency: all you need to know.

The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society (part 2)


As written in a previous post, the first metro systems used the template of the first railroad companies to structure their business operations. It is copied over and over again. A social contract within society came alive. But does it still serve ?

No, it doesn’t.

The social contract is falling apart on the one hand. And on the other hand we are facing new kind of problems and opportunities. We have the opportunity to co-design a shared and decentralized digital infrastructure and start to reconnect everyone and everything. New money systems are enabling.

A new template for business modelling can be used:
1. communicate an idea within a community of potential co-designers and users;
2. the community will start to work on it and the value creation model will get defined;
3. rules to start up and operate will get programmed for and with the community in the shared digital infrastructure;
4. the money systems are choosen;
5. coordinated action within a community will will create value, actions get registered and exchange of value will happen.

A far more complex paradigm is emerging than the paradigm of the First and Second Industrial Revolutions. In the article below Otto Scharmer describes the shift we are experiencing. It is matter of conscious choice and co-design.

We are witnessing the development of the core digital infrastructure that underpins the emerging story. The core digital infrastructure by itself will get funded in new ways, more about it in a next post.

As Systems Collapse, People Rise: Seven Faces of an Emerging Global Movement - Otto Scharmer

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

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

Tft (Threefold Token) is a hopeful tool


In a previous post I mentioned that I wouldn’t have been connected to initiatives like Threefold Foundation if I haven’t read the book of Bernard Lietaer during the days the internet got introduced in the business world. Listen to a talk of Bernard Lietaer here.

Time will tell if Tft (Threefold Token) will get its place in the sweet spot of money systems, the sweet spot between diversity – and sustainable money systems (window of viability – scenario (A) of picture below).

The technology of Threefold Foundation is open source, the creation of more complementary currencies thanks to the technology of Threefold Foundation is an option (scenario (C)). I am hopeful and therefore proud ambassador and farmer. It seems that we are acting to avoid a colapse (scenario (B)).

Figure: Sustainability of Complex Flow Networks as function of the Trade Offs between Efficiency and Resilience

It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it. ― Oscar Wilde

The Threefold grid is becoming available thanks to farmers. At this moment some tokens of farmers within the eco-system are for sale. You want some in your wallet ? You want to become a Threefold tokenholder ? Check out the Threefold website or contact me for some support.

Money design matters (and it is getting a matter of choice)


I probably would not have written this post if I hadn’t read – The Future of Money – during the years the internet got introduced in business. It was 2001. Bernard Lietaer described the innovation space for money design for the digital era.

Since I have read the book, I couldn’t get my eyes of the space. Blockchain gives it new dimensions: a lot of experiment is going on and money design is getting discussed broadly.

“The last beings to comprehend the nature of water, are fish. So are humans about money.”  – Bernard Lietaer.

I do believe we can’t afford to neglect the innovation space and the co-design opportunity that is ahead of us. Money design is getting a matter of choice (and bad design could become a matter of fact). And with the quote of Bernard Lietaer in mind, I will share some articles on money design that I’ve read last weeks.

You could be part of the Threefold movement. Threefold Token is an organisational tool to tackle an organisational challenge. Threefold Token is supporting the development of a green, neutral and affordable internet. Value propositions of the Threefold eco-systems are shared.

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