Rocking The Wall


30 years ago, the Berlin Wall fell.
Tinneke Beeckman, David Criekemans, and Robert Heirbaut were invited at
‘Vredescentrum in Antwerp’ to reflect on it. I shared with the presenters the belief that democratic freedom is a gift, and it is not for granted.

Tinneke Beeckman showed some ways to think about freedom. She mentioned the (potential) loss of digital privacy as one of the many threats for freedom (especially when you use the lens of ‘republican liberty’, a concept that she will explain further in her next book). Other threats are e.g. the rise of authorian leaders and change in our prosperity model.

Another reflection of the presenters; it is by civic and positive action that humanity moves forward. Who does believe we are lost ? Just join: in 2030, we will say that we have used our democratic power and passion for building up sustainable businesses and education. Okay ? A responsible internet will facilitate.

P.S.-1: Threefold is a project of Freeflow Nation, read the manifesto of Freeflow Nation here. Co:Inpetto supports it by becoming a chapter of it.
P.S.- 2: Enjoy Bruce Springsteen 16 months before the Berlin Wall fell – Rock and roll helped to topple the wall – Rocking the Wall.

The future is now. Roll up your sleeves and let your passion flow.
The country we carry in our hearts is waiting.

Bruce springsteen

Service Platform for the The Circular Economy


My data principles, new ways to support transactions, and tokens would support the circular economy. That’s a claim we made during an event on Blockchain Organizing. It was two years ago, we organized it as partners of Weconomics

It needed to be shouted out because only by cooperation we could move forward. Threefold came on the radar, and an intense learning journey started. 

Of course, other collaborative kept on moving as well. I did some updating by reading e.g., the white paper of a CoP powered by ‘Nederland Circulair’. Good ideas and learnings are shared. Download the text, the circular service platform whitepaper – here.

Some technical blockchain challenges are mentioned in the text, like privacy and easy token exchange. Threefold has a solution to overcome these challenges and it is getting available. Hurray! Let’s move the circular economy forward.

Dive deeper into the comparison between centralized IT, blockchain, and autonomous IT.

In the white paper of circular service platform, the hardware of the platform by itself is not taken into account for the circular design principles. Why not? I do believe that the business- and token model of the Threefold Grid will fit perfectly for the circular design principles.

If we could build an economy that would use things rather than use them up, we could build a future.

Ellen McArthur

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

Co-Design with new perspectives


The digital infrastructure with MyData – and blockchain principles bring along new design opportunities, opportunities within step 4, 5 and 6 of the extended Danish Design Ladder. Weconomics supports the learning process and organizations can be part of the journey.

Organisations can bring in challenges for the program – ‘Digital leadership and blockchain’. Find more information about the program here and offer your challenge here (Dutch only). Call me with your questions at 00 32 (0) 472 29 15 34.

Designing is about specifics. Unlike science or even art, which both deal meanly in abstraction, design brings the focus of our attention to the concrete.

Fred Collopy

Sign the MyData declaration and be part of the movement


MyData’s mission has cross-overs with the goals of Weconomics, Freeflow Nations and Threefold Foundations. The entrepreneurial movements for better prosperity thanks to data and collaboration is growing. Sign the MyData declaration (click on the logo above), join the my data hub Brussels and become a member of MyData (click on the logo above).

Ideas shape the course of history

John Maynard Keynes

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.

Stable Coins and The Core Infrastructures in Society


A ticket for the tube in London is paid with Sterling Pound. Several institutions are at work to keep Sterling Pound stable. We are used to a Sterling Pound with very low volatility. It makes the Sterling Pound and all other FIAT currencies workable. We can use FIAT currencies to exchange good and services.

Space for compute and storage capacity on the threefold grid is paid in Threefold tokens. Threefold tokens are backed by compute and storage capacity: every time a farmer connects/disconnects hardware on/to the grid, threefold tokens are created/destroyed.

Threefold token is a stable coin that will be used to exchange value. Threefold tokens are – by design – created in another way than FIAT currencies and will enforce the total ecology of money systems.

Threefold token is a stable coin thanks to the way it launches the services that will get paid with it. Financial risks for innovation and expansion are reduced. Proven technology gets introduced in a business model underpinned by the threefold token.

The introduction of Threefold grid won’t need a big bang operation. Every community that is in need for compute and storage capacity is able to use or organize a Threefold Coop. Building up a Tube with such organizing model won’t be possible – scaleability was about vertical integration of businesses and mechanistic top down coordination.

The Tube is a typical infrastructure of the industrial age. Fiat money is used to get acces to it. Complementary money systems will be used to get access to the core infrastructure for the digital age.

We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.

Marshall McLuhan

Building The Core Infrastructures for Society Creates Jobs. Again and again ?


 
 

The Underground changed the culture of London. The shared digital infrastructure will change it again. The Underground and The Threefold grid combined a trinity of technological solutions to solve a societal problem. They open up new opportunities and culture changes.
What is the work to do for us ?

A technology trinity got the The Underground available. Running a passenger railway in deeper tunnels under the city only became possible once three problems were solved. Engineers needed:
– a way of getting passengers up and down at deep stations
– a reliable tunneling method
– a clean alternative to steam power for the trains
Solving these problems in the 1880s gave London its first deep-level tube. The Tube changed London forever.

A technology trinity will get a shared digital infrastructure available.
A neutral, green, democratic digital infrastructure owned by the people become possible because of Zero-Os (an operating system), Zero-Chain (organizing transactions and trust) and Zero-Robot (execution and maintenance). Click and read more about the Threefold technology trinity here for the Threefold grid.

"ALL OUR OWN WORK…. The world's most advanced underground railway, the Victoria Line, is now open, and London Transport would like to thank the men who built it: miners, like Black Jack's Gang above; engineers, architects and surveyors; planners, draughts-men, electrians, bricklayers, labourers. Their £70 million effort is now on and he price of admission is as little as five-pence. London's pride"

Digging the tubes delivered jobs and life get organized further.
But getting the core infrastructure available for our next level of prosperity will bring a new story. Income will be generated for farmers who wille organise themselves in TFF coops while Zero Robots are working. So it is time to get serieus about the mission of Weconomics Foundations – Work Less, Achieve More –.

It is impossible to work in information technology without also engaging in social engineering.

Jaron Lanier

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.