Keep your goals for yourself


Derek Sivers explains why keeping your goals for yourself is an effective mindset. And perhaps he is right. First act, then talk is the mantra within Threefold Network. Read what is said about Threefold in this article: the internet requires too many gatekeepers. Making it self-driving might be closer than we think.

Start to align your goals with the opportunities of a decentralized digital infrastructure. Value propositions to connect to Threefold Network will follow soon.

Goals become actions, actions become results.

Brian TRacy

Code Is Law


Code impacts our life and society; it is professor Lawrence Lessig who introduced the saying “Code is law”. Our democratic society has to integrate new organizational thinking and responsibilities. The following questions for each code design are relevant:

1. How is code introduced? Who is involved?
2. How is code implemented?
3. How are the coded rules controlled?

Within Threefold Network each code design is associated with ‘a smart contract for IT’. ‘The smart contract for IT’ defines responsibilities for people involved and makes people accountable. How does it work?

  • Step 1: IT experts creates code which and offers it to the TFF grid to get approved before it is deployed for users.
  • Step 2:  a dedicated person prepare the code for step 3
  • Step 3: the code is offered to a smart contract on the blockchain
  • Step 4: a dedicated person / team reviews the code and create consensus before it is deployed.
  • Step 5: the code is deployed on the Threefold grid after consensus of step 4 and gets available for users.

The times they are a’ changin …
‘The smart contract for IT’ opens up the innovation space to redefine participation, responsibility and accountability for the digital age.

It is necessary from the very nature of things that power should be a check to power.

Baron de Montesquieu

Weconomics Congress 26-11-2019 – Theater Perron 3 – Rosmalen (NL)


Co:Inpetto is partner of Weconomics Foundations. A goal of Weconomics is to share knowledge and co-design for our next level of prosperity. A next congress can be announced for the 26th of Novembre at Theater Perron 3 in Rosmalen (The Netherlands) – more information (dutch only for the moment). See you there ?

Work Less. Achieve More.

More than 30% of all the work has to do with control. Bookkeepers check numbers, managers control processes, teachers and caretakers go crazy with all mandatory reports and we all receive more and more emails and information to which we have to respond. Automation has made checking easier, but it didn’t reduce complexity. All we do is creating a digital bureaucracy. Every time new compliance obligations nullify productivity and therefore prosperity growth and cause great annoyance in many jobs. The good news is that there is a solution. Because with modern organization technology it is possible to organize much office work, substantially more efficiently with much less waste. A 30-hour workweek is not an utopia, but becomes reality. This allows us to solve problems in care, education and safety. Responsible administrators, politicians, managers and professionals must be aware of this.

Paul Bessems, Founder of Weconomics Foundations

Token Economics and Community Building


A way to distribute Threefold tokens is investigated and prepared. With Threefold tokens, you buy compute and storage capacity. And since 3bot lives on the Threefold grid, Threefold tokens will be useful for every single person. If and only if … more and more organizations will adopt 3bot to interact with their members in their eco-system.

Learning and designing for the value proposition for token distribution is going on: an IEO (initial exchange offer) as a format is in consideration (more about IEO), an ICO (initial coin offer) was previously avoided.

Getting the value proposition for tokens distribution right is the clover model of New Business Models is in action (see picture below). Join the Freeflowpages group if you want to follow-up the work in progress here, every Tuesday at 6.30 PM, there is a zoom call.

There is no FOMO (= fear of missing out) needed. Every single person will get the opportunity to invest by buying threefold tokens. The final value proposition will get announced broadly later this year. For evaluating the value proposition, you need to understand the problem that Threefold is solving and how the Threefold network is evolving. We will be keen to answer your questions.

The Zero Marginal Cost Society and More


Good to be reminded to some inspirational thinking before Threefold technology is getting launched (Q4 2019). The thinking serves the missions of Threefold, Freeflow Nation and Weconomics. The Zero Marginal Cost Society is a book of Jeremy Rifkin.

We can look forward to a new book of Bernard Lieater – click here for more information.  In his book – The Future of Money (2001) – he explained the opportunity to complement our current money system and warned us for data privacy loss. Features as 3Bot in a shared digital infrastucture as Threefold Grid will serve to make personal data personal again and for organizing our next level of prosperity.

We Are All Economists Now


‘We are all economists now’ is the title of the last chapter of the book of Kate Raworth – ‘Dougnut Economics’ – ‘Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist’. The seven ways to rethink economy are pictured below and explained in the book.

Thinking as a 21st-century-economist makes sense, it is hopeful and it don’t need to get locked in the current money system. Threefold is here to support us.

The infrastructure of Threefold isn’t locked in the mono-culture of today’s money by itself. And technology is opening up to get FIAT money, Threefold Token and other money systems complemented. More resilience is coming our way. The path for 21st-century-economists get grounded.

The technology stack within the Threefold eco-system and its governance model is getting ready to underpin the Weconomics Digital Infrastructure design. Co:Inpetto will support to connect design by design. The public use of Threefold Grid is planned for Q4 2019.


Rethinking Economics Antwerp will kick off the 14th of August.
Emagine Life Center invites you. More information here.

The Core Infrastructure in Society –> The Way for All


Follow the roots of the succes of the London Metro System and you will meet the roots of the advertising business. Investments in the core infrastructure were made by private companies. The fact that the services won’t get sold, was the risk that is taken. Return on risk capital got some help of the invisible hand of advertising.

In a previous post the template for rolling out TFF grid is shared. Software developers will pay Threefold Tokens to use the grid. The first projects running on the grid are getting build with the help of Threefold Tech. Threefold Coops will emerge to meet demand for compute and storage capicity.

Threefold Tech helps organisations to creating value bij building services and products thanks to 3bot and blockchain as a service technology. Projects will use Threefold Grid.

The value of the core infrastructure of Threefold grid will not depend on seducing consumers. It is about teaming up with co-designers. Designers will lead. Designers who see their entrepreneurial opportunity to create better prosperity.

The innovation space is evolving, we love to share value propositions to support designers. Do you want to learn ? Weconomics Foundations offers Certified Program Digital Leadership & Blockchain. Do you want to make a wise investment ? Threefold Tech offers a good opportunity. Contact me if you want more information (+32 472 29 15 34 – lieve.vereycken@co-inpetto.org)

Consume Less. Create More.

The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society (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

The Funding Mechanisms of Core Infrastructures in Society (part 1)


The Metropolitan Railway (Met) got in 1854 the permission to build the first line of the Underground what later became the London Metro System (full hitory of The London Underground is here).

What template did the MET use to set up the company ?
1. What is the income stream for the service ?
2. What are the costs to start-up the income stream ?
3. What are the profits we can make ?
4. Define the issue of shares and sell the promise of profits in return to get cash to start up the service.
5. Start-up and run the service, produce jobs and profits.

The first rail roads used the shareholder model, the model was copied by the MET and almost all the infrastructures that followed got funded with it. Shareholders, workers, trade unions and governments got their stories of aligned interests. Society got fueled and power got defined on three axes, namely:
1. Income
2. Say
3. Ownership

But can we hold on on that story ? Let’s consider the investement of Google in Belgium. Does the traditional story of aligned interests between funding, jobs, income, say and ownership really fit ?
We believe we can create a better by reconsidering the funding mechanism for the core infrastructure of the new age.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles.

Charlie Chaplin

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